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Cloud Application

Cloud Application: Cloud application or cloud app is the phrase used to describe a software application that is never installed on a local computer. Instead, it is accessed via the Internet. (Source: Webopedia)

Unifying Data Encryption


Section: Research
With the growing emphasis on the need to protect sensitive data, encryption has become a focus of interest for organisations worldwide. Yet data encryption has long had its challenges in deployment. If you are responsible for the protection of sensitive information in a Linux environment and often find yourself wondering which way to turn when it comes to simple transparent and unified data encryption, this paper will interest you.
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Do IT professionals still have their heads in the clouds?


Section: Articles
According to a Cloud.com survey of IT professionals, yes, they do. At this point in the evolution of the increasingly pervasive dotcloud boom, the discussion has changed from whether to move to the cloud, to how to implement the cloud. Among those CTOs surveyed, scalability, elasticity, and the need to accommodate fluct ...   read more

Cloud Computing: What is its Potential Value for Your Company?


Section: Research
Cloud computing’s value proposition centres on solving a dilemma almost every CIO faces: Lack of budget to truly improve a business’s competitive position in the market. The technology’s widely acclaimed benefits for small and mid-size businesses include low start-up costs, low cost for sporadic use, ease of management, scalability, device and location independence & rapid innovation. This paper will guide you through the Google Apps success stories which have h ...   read more

Contracting Cloud Services - A Guide to Best Practice


Section: Research
Many similes and metaphors have been used to describe Cloud Services ranging from ‘elastic supply’ to ‘a form of outsourcing’. The challenge in entering any supply contract though is to define and embody in plain words a common understanding, set of expectations and requirements between (normally) two parties committing to a supplier-customer relationship. As with all new markets, there are entrants who are credible, well intentioned, capable an ...   read more

Understanding Enterprise Cloud Management


Section: Research
New applications, driven largely by the economics of cloud computing raise three critical questions for those who own operations for these applications: Who is managing your cloud applications? How wisely are you managing your cloud applications? What freedom do you have in managing your cloud applications? In this paper, learn about: What to look for from Enterpri ...   read more

The Case for Virtual Data Centres


Section: Articles
In an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) scenario,  the  cloud-based  service being provided will include virtual server space, network connections, bandwidth, IP addresses and load balancers. Physically the pool of hardware resource is pulled  from  a  multitude  of  servers  and  networks  usually distributed across numerous data centres, all of which the cloud provider is responsible for maintaining. Th ...   read more

What's Holding Businesses Back From the Cloud?


Section: Articles
The typical internal IT infrastructure is mired in complexity; costly and cumbersome to manage; and the opposite of dynamic and agile. Any on-premise server that is not fully utilised represents a costly waste of resources. Extrapolate that across the entire company, and the inefficiencies are likely to assume staggering proportions. It is in this context that an organisation’s interest in cloud-based systems and services will typically originate. An overwhelm ...   read more

Adobe Creative Cloud ‘Broken’


Section: News
Adobe has suspended the file-syncing part of their new Creative Cloud products, in order to make updates following complaints from users who have been unable to connect intermittently over the course of the past week. According to The Register , Adobe report that the problem has been going on since la ...   read more

App developers 'increasingly reliant on cloud scalability'


Section: News
Application developers are increasingly relying on the cost and scalability benefits of cloud computing - particularly as the infrastructure solution becomes a mainstream technology. As a result, according to Datapipe, cloud computing is a vital part of enterprise IT strategic planning and software developers are slowly adopting this mindset.Ed Laczynski, Datapipe's vice president f ...   read more

BlackBerry Plans to Enter IoT Market


Section: News
It would seem that BlackBerry are finally giving up on attempting to boost smartphone sales and have announced Project Ion, which it’s thought will deliver services and infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT). The move was announced at the O’Reilly Solid conference  which ends today and which "discusses ...   read more

Businesses are seeking cloud computing advice


Section: News
Businesses are talking to the experts before adopting cloud computing solutions and are finding out which apps, services and tools they should migrate first. According to Bill McCarthy, senior vice president of Cloud Services for Insight North America, businesses want help when it comes to transferring to the cloud."In fact, more and more of our client conversations are around which workloads do they read more

Cisco adds Flash to Servers


Section: News
Cisco has come out on top for performance in cloud computing as shown by the VMware® VMmark™ 2.1 benchmark result, which was published on July 10th 2012. The benchmarking works by testing "real-world workloads to determine a virtualization score.” Beyond this, other factors are taken into consideration such as VMware vMotion, Storage vMotion and virtual machine provisioning time to come up with a final score, which represents the total overall score. "Because Cisco ...   read more

Citrix Synergy Unveil Project Avalon Details


Section: News
The latest Citrix Synergy event kicked off in Barcelona today, with Citrix unveiling the next phase of Project Avalon, which aims to deliver Windows apps and desktops via the cloud to any enabled device. The project was first announced at the Citrix Synergy San Francisco event in May 2012, which was attended by 6000 IT professionals over the course of three days. The US event featured le ...   read more

Cloud and Mobility Top Game Changers in IT


Section: News
A recent survey from CommScope has found that the increase in the take up of mobile devices and cloud services are the top "game changers” in IT at the moment, with many IT managers struggling to keep pace with demand. According to the read more

Cloud computing offers "more for less"


Section: News
IBM has claimed that the reason so many businesses are adopting cloud computing solutions is because the technology allows them to do more for less. The firm has shown that 75 per cent of organisations are expecting to adopt cloud computing infrastructure during the next two years.   read more

Cloud computing 'removes the hassle of software maintenance'


Section: News
Businesses still using traditional models of software procurement may find that their applications are getting a little "long in the tooth". According to EuroCloud, an organisation dedicated to promoting software-as-a-service (SaaS) on the continent, businesses that stick with tried-and-tested software distribution models could soon find themselves at a disadvantage. Placeholder0The organisation's vice-chairman Phil Wainewright said that old software becomes incre ...   read more

Cloud Still a Small Part of IT Spending, Reports Gartner


Section: News
According to new research from Gartner, whilst the use of cloud is growing faster than the rest of the enterprise technology market, it still only represents a small part overall enterprise spending. The results are the findings of a recent survey carried out by the research house, which found that just 38% of firms use cloud services at the moment. However, 80% of those asked said that they intend to use the cloud within the next 12 months. The survey asked 651 organi ...   read more

Cloud will Account for 8% of Tech Spend


Section: News
A new report has found that cloud technology will experience a surge in popularity between now and 2020, growing from the current spend of around $20bn to almost $150bn. This, according to the report, means that cloud will account for 8% of all technology spend. "Cloud computing is at the intersection of two very powerful trends that have been playing out for some time: greater use of ...   read more

Companies Should Dump Unnecessary Apps


Section: News
The average global company has around 20% of "redundant applications”, according to a new study carried out by Capgemini and HP. The research found that millions of out-dated apps are still being used within US and European companies that don't provide full business value. This highlights the need for companies to better streamline their IT applications, especially before migration to the cloud, in order to avoid spending valuable resources and finances on the maintenance of unn ...   read more

Datacenter Technologies Academy Conference


Section: News
The annual Datacenter Technologies Academy conference is to be held in London tomorrow and will bring together leading market suppliers in order to deliver a series of talks on the latest IT solutions. Now in its fifth year in the UK capital, the conference will run educational sessions including some from SNIA Europe as well as customer case studies from some of the leading organisations in the industry. Various topics will be covered on "key technologies” including virtualizat ...   read more

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