Tag: Public Cloud

Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Spending to Exceed $72 Billion by 2016

According to a Gartner market analysis report on cloud services over 2012-2016, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) spending will exceed $72 billion, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42 percent. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers … Continue reading

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VMWare Upgrades Cloud Infrastructure By Unveiling vSphere 5.0

VMWare recently stepped out with a new advancement in their infrastructure – vSphere 5.0. VMware vSphere 5.0 provides major enhancements to the entire cloud and infrastructure stack. VMware vSphere 5.0 supports “virtual machines (VMs) that are up to four times … Continue reading

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The Cloud Computing Spectrum

I recently gave a talk on the key trends in cloud computing and to set the stage, I was asked to describe the spectrum of cloud computing options from private cloud computing to public cloud hosting. Here is a snapshot … Continue reading

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Six Cloud Computing Trends – Mid-2011 Update

As we round the bend half way through 2011 (the year of cloud computing), we’re seeing some interesting trends emerge in cloud computing.  Here are 6 key trends in cloud computing that I’ll be discussing at our Cloud Computing Seminar … Continue reading

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The Five Benefits of Managed Cloud Computing

In previous blogs I wrote about the benefits of private cloud computing and the benefits of public cloud computing based on the unique models of each. Sitting between secure, dedicated private cloud computing and open, low cost public cloud hosting … Continue reading

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Three Benefits of Public Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is moving into 3 separate distinct directions: Public Cloud Computing – like Amazon’s EC2 and Rackspace, designed to provide the lowest cost shared computing service with a utility delivery model where you can pay for services by the … Continue reading

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What is Managed Cloud Hosting?

There are a number of public cloud options available. Some like Amazon’s EC2 are basic cloud servers designed to provide the lowest cost computing services for non-critical applications like web or development servers. Others are designed to deliver the high availability and security that enterprises require in their private clouds. The later, we call “Managed Cloud Hosting”. Continue reading

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Amazon EC2 Confusing Price Model – How to Predict Computing Costs in the Public Cloud

How I found out I wanted “Predictably Priced Elastic Computing” We have a really important web application that gets a fairly unpredictable flow of traffic from multiple sources including users. I wanted to know what it would cost to host … Continue reading

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Public Cloud or Private Cloud?

“Cloud computing” is still used to mean a lot of things to a lot of people. When it comes to slicing up the cloud taxonomy a little further, there’s still quite a bit of confusion between the public cloud and private cloud computing. Continue reading

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Gartner on Public & Private Cloud Computing

According to Tom Bittman, vice president at Gartner, IT managers are more concerned with security and privacy than they are with the next three public cloud problems combined. In a separate poll on public cloud computing versus private cloud computing, … Continue reading

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