Posts Tagged ‘ SaaS ’

TCO of the Cloud

August 15, 2013
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CloudComputing

What is the total cost of ownership, TCO, of the cloud? When we think of the cloud, we think of using applications in the cloud such as Salesforce, Box.net, and others. We may even consider using security as a service tool such as Zscaler and others. In some cases we also think of placing our…

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My Take on the Small Business Virtualization Market

August 7, 2013
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SMBVirtualization

My colleague, Edward, wrote a post on Small Business Virtualization and I wanted to write a followup on my take of the small business market. For me, when I think of small business, I am really thinking of the mom and pop business that you can find everywhere. In fact, according to the United States…

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Securing the Hybrid Cloud

July 10, 2013
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Securing the Hybrid Cloud

The secure hybrid cloud encompasses a complex environment with a complex set of security requirements spanning the data center (or data closet), end user computing devices, and various cloud services. The entry point to the entire hybrid cloud is some form of End User Computing device whether that is a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or…

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Vegas as a Service

June 17, 2013
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CloudComputing

Recently when I was in Las Vegas for HP Discover I realized that the Venetian/Palazo complex is really a cloud: Vegas as a Service. IT could learn alot from Las Vegas actually and I think that each hotel complex is a private cloud and that taken together the strip is one big cloud. Granted it…

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Public Cloud Reality: Support Responsibility

March 28, 2013
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CloudComputing

The Public Cloud Reality around support responsibility is not something often considered, instead we are looking at SLAs, legal documents, compliance documents, and many other items. Do we consider who is ultimately responsible when something goes wrong within the cloud? Is your Cloud provider a full partner or do they limit themselves to a small…

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King of the Cloud

March 22, 2013
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CloudComputing

What service of the cloud will be king of the cloud? Cloud computing has taken off in functionality and practicality over the last few years so that now we have three fully defined service models of cloud computing:

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News: Microsoft System Center Advisor now a FREE service

March 15, 2013
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Microsoft100x30

Microsoft has announced that it will offer System Center Advisor for free to its customers in supporting countries. System Center Advisor is a cloud service that enables IT Professionals to proactively avoid problems resulting from server configuration issues. It can help you resolve issues faster by providing access to current and historical configuration data for…

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SaaS Auditing: Knowing who did what

January 11, 2013
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CloudComputing

Rightscale has been running into a problem with the simplest of auditing requirements: how to know when someone has logged in. This problem spans nearly all their 100s of SaaS providers used to run their business. Where is the ability to do SaaS Auditing?

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Are We Missing a Category of Cloud Computing?

November 19, 2012
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CloudComputing

Putting an entire N-tier application system into a private or hybrid cloud appears to create something that does not fit into the existing definitions for IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. We need to determine if a new category of cloud computing is warranted. And then if it is, we need to find some appropriate and non-offensive…

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