Friday, September 7, 2012

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, September 07, 2012

We are conditioned to expect everything faster, better and cheaper. In short, impatience has become the new 21st century virtue and influences all aspects of business, particularly when it comes to technology. When we switch on our computers, we expect the web page or the video we want to be served up immediately. The arrival of fibre optic network links delivered just that – access to the worldwide web at the speed of light. This opened the door to cloud computing and, with it, high expectations of accessing cloud platforms from any location in an instant.

Source: The Guardian

A cloud computer, supported by an expansive intelligent network, will enable organisations to cheat the speed of light

When does the cloud become a utility?

The benefits of removing the capital investment and the day to day management of hardware and software to leverage an on-demand, metered computing service, charged on a consumption basis, are now widely accepted. The rise in cloud computing is indicative of our need to make the most efficient use of resources and minimise costs by accessing computing resources and infrastructure when, and as, it is needed.

How Cloud Computing Is Contributing To Space Exploration

After positively impacting businesses on terra firma, cloud computing is now spreading its influence to space. Even as the world celebrates the successful landing of the Mars Rover Curiosity on the Red Planet, Amazon has chalked up a major win in the annals of cloud computing by helping the NASA reach out to the public. If you are one of the curious millions poring over the amazing images being beamed by Curiosity from Mars, cloud computing deserves your gratitude.

IEEE Cloud Computing Conference in Bangalore

The IEEE Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets (CCEM) Conference will be held in Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of October 2012. The event is said to be the first ever by IEEE and one that focuses on challenges and opportunities for emerging markets like India. The two-day conference will also serve as a thought leadership platform bringing together industry, government, and academic leaders in cloud computing from around the world.

Could cloud computing increase the number of women in IT?

Poke your head into most data centres today and youre bound to notice a distinct gender gap. While women still represent only a fraction of IT workers today, some experts believe that cloud computing will offer the wedge in the door that women need to equalise staffing numbers.

We hope these short sum-ups on Cloud Computing are helping you to take a knowledgeable approach towards moving to the cloud. Stay tuned for more sum-ups on in the forthcoming week.

Don’t forget to add your comments and suggestions. I will have more around the cloud a week later.

Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

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