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. Continue reading
Jolicloud is currently at closed alpha testing stage and only offer download on an invitation basis.
It was very much expected.
What are the advantages of cloud computing for the Federal Government?
Cloud computing offers a cost-effective service oriented approach for sharing computing resources, whereby common infrastructure, applications, information, and solutions can be utilized across the Government. The overall objective is to create a more agile Federal enterprise, where services can be provisioned and reused on demand to meet business needs.
IT managers are sure that there is a lot of cost saving and reduced efforts if they move to cloud, but IT business decision makers are still skeptic. So there is a trend that organization are moving to private cloud before they decide to move on to the public cloud. I have already talked about clouds at Enter the clouds and Why i like clouds?, Private clouds can do resource provisioning and de-provisioning very fast and you have the control over your virtual environment. Continue reading
We know that Windows 7 is still to come full-on, but cloud service providers are offering Windows 7 testing. So if you are a software developer company and plan to test your code on Windows 7, you can test it in the cloud. If your organization wants to run some compatibility tests before upgrading to Windows 7, test it in the cloud. Continue reading
This is my third article on clouds, after Why i like clouds so much? and Is India ready for the clouds?. We know that we can’t resist this technology, so for the corporates it is good to have some plan. Instead of fully migrating to cloud, which requires a lot of change in the mindsets of management and IT guys, one could chose the hybrid way, one can start migrating some applications to the clouds, which could be: Continue reading
Want to switch from Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes to Goolge Apps, Google is open for you.
Google-hosted email, calendar applications provides 50 times more storage per user than the industry average storage per employee. It also reduces clutter with effective spam filtering and automatic message threading. Access it from any computer or mobile device, you also get Outlook and Blackberry interoperability. Continue reading