Amazon launches AWS Glacier cloud storage

September 27th, 2012 No comments

Managing long-term digital archive could be a challenge for almost every company. Many enterprises have regulatory requirements for retain data, and that too for decades. We all are aware that digital data is growing exponentially, and storing/managing this huge data is an operational challenge. One can use multiple data  centers to store all that data but there is huge capital and operational cost. Storage systems, tape libraries, robotic storage, vendor contracts, rent, aircon and power -all that adds challenges. Read more…

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Amazon launches high-performance SSD instances to boost cloud power for database apps

July 2nd, 2012 No comments

 This will allow customers to run demanding data-driven applications in the cloud without the need for costly up-front capital investments. The availability of solid state storage, which is faster and more expensive than more traditional spinning disks, and has become a battleground with more companies adding the option as the price for SSDs falls, even in the laptops, Read more…

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SMB | Summary of India Cloud Study Results | May 2012 | Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing

June 27th, 2012 No comments

Here is the brief of Cloud Study Results conducted by Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Division

Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Division conducted research among small and midsize businesses (SMBs), defined as companies with between 100 and 250 PCs in the U.S., India, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. The goal of the study was to gather data to better understand the cloud’s benefits relating to IT costs, Read more…

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The Nexus of Forces: Social, Mobile, Cloud and Information | Gartner June 2012

June 27th, 2012 No comments

The management of this complexity falls on the ecosystem of technology providers — from enterprise IT shops to cloud service providers to device manufacturers — and the ease with which pieces fit together and flex around unforeseen scenarios. The task of enterprise leaders is to hide complexity under a layer of simplicity.  Read more…

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Cloud Broker Solution | PaaS

April 27th, 2012 No comments

Recently we attended cloudsoft technical briefing on their various solutions. Some of the learning and whitepapers are attached here for all.  Policy based cloud brokering (also sometimes referred to as “orchestration”) refers to delivering an integrated solution across services provided by different cloud service providers. Read more…

Hosting In China

March 6th, 2012 No comments

In recent few months our infrastructure team has received many RFI ( Request for Information ) around hosting in China. We did some research and this article more or less conclude what we know about the state of the Internet in China.
At a very early stage we realized that hosting a website in China is not as placid as one can expect. While we contacted one cloud vendor, a leading China based hosting provider, Read more…

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Not all cloud SLAs are created equal

January 27th, 2012 No comments

Currently it is very difficult for the cloud consumer to tell the difference between a good and poor quality cloud provider. On-premises outages can go on for hours behind the corporate curtains but people will not hesitate to ask cloud SLAs and warranties. For public clouf, since any outage information is publicly available which makes it more vulnerable. If you read SLAs provided by AWS EC2orRackspace Cloud you will  find tha Read more…

Cloud Computing, What’s New? Cloud Service Brokerage

January 21st, 2012 No comments

As a part of infrastructure practice team we have been watching what’s happening in the world of cloud computing. A lot many people were implicated with the support and integration services offered by various cloud vendors, and by looking at cloud vendor’s vision around support, security and integration it always appears that they are not going to fill all the missing pieces of the picture that cloud consumers want to see in a service provider. Read more…

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