Friday, November 30, 2012

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, November 30, 2012

While Amazon and Google compete in a cloud computing price war, neither company can beat the price proposed by academic computer researchers: free.

Computer scientists at North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon have demonstrated that it is possible to conduct large-scale cloud computing tasks anonymously at no cost by abusing cloud-based browsers, such as Amazon Silk, Cloud Browse, Opera Mini and Puffin.

Read how Researchers Steal Cloud Computing Power Via Browsers

Private cloud does not bring full benefits of cloud computing

Amazon Web Services, the biggest public cloud service provider, has hit out at private cloud providers, claiming private cloud users are not achieving all the benefits of cloud computing at its first user conference AWS re: Invent. Andy Jassy, senior vice-president at Amazon Web Services (AWS), told the AWS re: Invent conference that the full benefits of cloud computing are achievable only on a truly cloud-based service.

Businesspeople Take Charge of Cloud Computing, But Still Depend on IT: Survey

Cloud computing may represent the beginning of a shift of control of business technology away from information technology departments and into the hands of managers and professionals from other parts of the business. While a third of executives responding to a recent survey (32%) agree that the IT department is currently the main driver of cloud adoption, another 45% report that individual business units are ultimately responsible for cloud adoption strategies.

Hybrid Mobile-Cloud Computing: Driving the Future of Enterprise Mobility

Hybrid Mobile Cloud (HMC) computing represents a systems in which a local, native mobile application with a great user interface, is married with cloud computing to provide an intelligent and scalable solution that is better than either native mobile app alone or an HTML5-only cloud computing application. Our research defines the roles of mobile and cloud computing in the enterprise today and provides a vision for how HMC computing will develop into a new paradigm that will become dominant within the next few years.

Software defined what?

It's the latest buzzword in the crowded IT dictionary: "software defined network", or SDN for short.

But is it something Australian technology and business leaders need to worry about for 2013? Or can they comfortably ignore the industry hype and get back to their plans for mobile, social, cloud computing and big data? The answer is one that consultants and analysts love to give: "it depends".

It depends on whether you are a large telco, cloud computing provider, IT service provider or research institute operating a large or complex network: these are the likely candidates for early adoption of SDN.

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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