The year's popular posts in Enterprise Cloud show that people are still trying to wrap their heads around practical matters, such as which cloud services are best suited for their needs, as well as considerations of where IT is headed as it adapts to some of the changes that the cloud brings.
Ian Hardenburgh compares the core features of Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps to see which one comes out on top and includes a downloadable chart for at-a-glance comparison.
Thoran Rodrigues does a thorough comparison of 11 IaaS cloud providers based on the same group of criteria. See how the major players fared in his scoring comparison.
Thoran Rodrigues looks at the ways that the cloud is likely to change the nature of the IT department and the roles that it serves.
Ian Hardenburgh sums up his research on the Google Apps and Office 365 suites. He has a preference, but it still comes down to individual needs and your number of users.
Thoran Rodrigues deconstructs the five biggest myths about cloud computing, driven by the cloud "hype" wave.
Thoran Rodrigues compares the major players and some of the newcomers in the increasingly competitive IaaS space, examining both their service offerings and how well they meet user cloud concerns.
Nick Hardiman describes several methods of backups of your Amazon EC2 machines. He also details the steps for restoring snapshot backups.
Ian Hardenburgh continues his in-depth comparison of Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 office suites. In this segment, he compares the email and messaging features of both.
Nick Hardiman shows you the steps to taking a snapshot of your Amazon Machine Image and launching a new VM from it to build in redundancy for your service.
Are the terms cloud app and web app interchangeable? Not really, although they are very similar. Tajudeen Abubakr explains the difference.
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