Cloud

See the latest white papers on how cloud computing and cloud services have transformed the IT industry, from data center services to virtualization, software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a service and more.

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Defining the Enterprise Cloud

    Cloud services promise to unlock the value of IT, and start to deliver strategic business value. Cloud computing is one of the most talked-about technology trends, with many promised business benefits. While there is no doubt they can be of immense value to the enterprise, cloud services have attracted myths...

    Provided By Cable & Wireless

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Cloud Computing Is Memory Bound

    Cloud Computing is all about elasticity be it for CPU, memory, or storage. But some elements are easier to make elastic than others, and experience shows that memory is by far the most challenging of them. For this reason, Cloud Computing should be considered memory bound. One of the main...

    Provided By Intalio

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Is Your Load Balancer Cloud Ready?

    Cloud computing holds tremendous potential for transforming IT services delivery to significantly reduce cost of ownership and improve overall responsiveness and agility. However, related challenges, especially those pertaining to security, privacy, regulatory compliance, and interoperability are causing considerable variation in the extent to which different organizations are moving forward with...

    Provided By Citrix

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Economics of the AWS Cloud Vs. Owned IT Infrastructure

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers companies of all sizes an elastic, reliable, flexible, low-cost infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. Many companies have already launched applications in the cloud while others are currently evaluating the costs and benefits of moving some or their entire IT infrastructure to the cloud....

    Provided By Amazon

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Hardware Vs. Amazon EC2 Cloud Performance in the Cloud

    Cloud computing, or IaaS - infrastructure as a service has great potential for bringing the IT industry to the next technology level, making infrastructure and software services more attractive and impacting hardware architecture design and procurement. Cloud environments offer the possibility of significantly reducing issues of resource over-provisioning by introducing...

    Provided By Enteros

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Cloud Computing: Overview and Primer

    Cloud computing is the convergence and evolution of several concepts from virtualization, distributed application design, grid and enterprise IT management to enable a more flexible approach for deploying and scaling applications. The cloud promises real costs savings and agility to customers. Through cloud computing, a company can rapidly deploy applications...

    Provided By NARUS

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Hexagrid VxDatacenter Cloud Computing Infrastructure

    Hexagrid's VxDatacenter is a comprehensive suite of technology products and best practices that transforms commodity server infrastructure into a high-availability, high-performance, multi-tenant cloud infrastructure. By decoupling the data-storage and the virtual computing layers of the cloud, VxDatacenter provides a cohesive computing stack that provides the flexibility, scalability and performance that...

    Provided By Hexagrid Computing

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Cloud Quick Start: A Roadmap for Adopting Cloud Computing

    This paper describes how ISVs can build applications that take advantage of SaaS and Cloud technologies. The focus of this paper is on a flexible roadmap for migrating to cloud computing that delivers maximum benefit to the ISV at minimum cost and risk. The cloud quick-start program is joint enablement...

    Provided By WaveMaker

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Greenplum Database Enterprise Data Clouds on EMC CLARiiON CX4-960 Building Blocks

    Enterprise Data Clouds are a compelling new way to approach large-scale data warehousing and analytics. Greenpluin Database software, in concert with the EMC CLARiiON 0(4-960 storage system, delivers on the reliability, flexibility, and scalability promises of private cloud computing. bringing the power of self-service and unified data access to data...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cloud Computing in Government: The Case and Considerations

    The state of the government information technology (IT) infrastructure and capital investments are, if nothing else, immense. Government departments and agencies - civilian and defense - have a long history of infrastructure investment that has created a vast and expensive ecosystem to support business needs and missions. While private sector...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Converging Enterprise Communications, IT and the Cloud

    Vendor hype has devalued the promise of unified communications and threatens to cause confusion with the move to cloud computing. In the absence of clear and unambiguous explanations of the benefits of embarking on such projects, end users could be forgiven for thinking that these are technologies without a purpose....

    Provided By NEC Unified Solutions

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Taking Control of the Cloud for Your Enterprise

    The purpose of this paper is to provide an outline of the cloud computing landscape and give Enterprises a practical solution for improving the security and business continuity of their current and future cloud service deployments. This paper is intended for Enterprise security architects and executives who need to rapidly...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Cloud and e-Governance

    This white paper describes the role of Cloud computing standards and architectures in framing a good E-Governance strategy. Governments can realize the potential benefits of Information Technology when providing e-services, more quickly. E-Services deliver cost-effective services that drive the growth of the economy and government productivity. Cloud Computing provides a...

    Provided By Imaginea

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Sales Force - The Comprehensive CRM Solution Provider

    The advantages of sales force CRM includes its power to deliver elements that work together in harmony. It is delivered over the Internet and facilitates easy sharing and management of information. It offers the most flexible CRM solutions that cater to almost all business needs. On-demand application is made easier...

    Provided By crminfoline.com

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    IBM Point of View: Security and Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is a flexible, cost-effective and proven delivery platform for providing business or consumer IT services over the Internet. Cloud resources can be rapidly deployed and easily scaled, with all processes, applications and services provisioned "on demand," regardless of user location or device. As a result, cloud computing gives...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Performance Test of Virtual Linux Desktop Cloud Services on System z

    Cloud computing is an evolutionary deployment model for IT and business assets. For the user, cloud computing delivers flexible business models by providing consumable and affordable services that are invoked and accessed through self-service Web 2.0 portals. For the provider, cloud computing enables the delivery of IT and business assets...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    IBM Technology Adoption Program Cloud Sandbox Internal Pilot

    Cloud computing is a hot topic with technology companies, analysts, and customers. IBM has completed an internal pilot to implement cloud computing. This paper details the pilot experience, including the objectives, system details, user feedback, and lessons learned. The Technology Adoption Program (TAP) alpha of the Cloud Sandbox offering provides...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Cloud Computing: Save Time, Money, and Resources With a Private Test Cloud

    Like many companies, business probably has a test environment encompassing multiple, diverse information technology assets that require significant staff and budget to configure and manage. This complexity poses challenges to testing organization as they try to keep pace with the ever-shortening testing cycle. Cloud computing can help to organize and...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    MediaBeacon Cloud and Security

    Security of a system in the modern internet environment is a top concern and priority for any organization. The term 'Web 2.0" needs to also consider this harsh reality of the need for security for all application in an organization's infrastructure. With the advent of cloud computing, this need for...

    Provided By MediaBeacon, a BrighTech Company

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Five Things to Know About Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing has recently emerged as a hot trend, right alongside virtualization and service-oriented architecture (SOA). It's so new, in fact, that its precise definition is still as nebulous as its name suggests. Generally speaking, cloud computing offers he ability to deploy applications, systems, and IT resources as services that...

    Provided By Advanced Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Telecom Companies Profit as Cloud Providers

    Most telecom providers rely on a large computing infrastructure running a diverse set of applications to deliver, manage and bill services. Transforming this infrastructure into clouds can reduce internal computing resource needs and release the excess for use by paying customers. Doing so reduces internal costs and increases revenue streams...

    Provided By TeamQuest

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Increase IT Performance from the Enterprise to the Cloud with WAN Optimization - Taneja Group

    WAN optimization plays an important role in today's highly distributed datacenters and cloud computing architectures. Massive consolidation and data mobility, enabled by virtualization, have radically altered how we build servers, design applications, and deploy storage for the emerging "cloud" decade. This paper discusses how Riverbed solutions effectively eliminate IT performance...

    Provided By Riverbed

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    MSDN Webcast: Visual Studio 2010 Ecosystem Series: Copy and Paste Code for Client/Server (WinForms) to Web or Cloud (Level 200)

    The presenter of this webcast introduces Gizmox, a Visual Studio Industry Partner. The Web, cloud, and Software as a Service (SaaS) models are changing the computing world and developers have to adjust to serve this trend. One of the biggest challenges is moving software assets that were developed for desktop...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    What's Needed for Cloud Computing

    Just what is cloud computing anyway? Skeptics might say it is nothing but industry hyperbole, visionaries might say it is the future of IT. In reality, both statements are true-cloud computing has been embellished by the tech industry, but it does hold real potential for new types of on-demand dynamic...

    Provided By Riverbed

  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    MSDN Webcast: SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure (Level 300)

    Windows Azure is playing an increasingly more important role in the integration of cloud-based solutions and services into the design and deployment of solutions. What does this mean for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and how does one integrate SharePoint with Azure? The presenter of this webcast provides an introduction to Azure...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cloud Computing for e-Governance

    The worldwide revolution in Internet is changing the lives in terms of the way the authors work, learn and interact. These changes naturally should reflect the way government functions in terms of the organization of the government, its relationship with its citizens, institutions and businesses and cooperation with other governments....

    Provided By IIIT Hyderabad

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    MSDN Webcast: Security Talk: Using Windows Azure Storage Securely (Level 200)

    Microsoft built Windows Azure Storage with security being one of the primary objectives. The presenter of this webcast covers how to store and access data securely; explains how to share blobs with other users using container Access Control Lists (ACLs) and the SAS feature; and the presenter discusses some of...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Fiserv Evaluates Cloud Technologies as It Enhances Key Financial Services Offerings

    As a solution provider to more than 16,000 clients worldwide, Fiserv continually strives to enhance its solutions - a broad range of financial services technologies, including digital payment services. As part of that ongoing effort, Fiserv is investigating the latest cloud-based technologies to cost-effectively scale existing financial offerings and deploy...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Software Developers Offer Quick Processing of Compute-Heavy Tasks With Cloud Services

    InterGrid is an on-demand computing provider that offers cost-effective solutions to complex computing problems. While many customers need support for months at a time, InterGrid saw an opportunity in companies that need only occasional bursts of computing power - for instance, to use computer-aided drafting data to render high-quality, three-dimensional...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Mapping Service Increases Performance by 80 Percent With Global Data Center Network

    Microsoft Corporation operates a content delivery network for its Internet-based services. Bing Maps took advantage of the Windows Azure Content Delivery Network, to cache and deliver content at strategically placed, global nodes. By bringing content closer to customers, Bing Maps improved performance by 80 percent, attracted new customers, and gained...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cloud Consulting -Applying Leading IT Practices to Human Capital

    Cloud computing is changing the business IT landscape through its ability to provide scalable computing resources without the traditional technology overhead. Now, the same characteristics powering this charge - virtualization, integration, and value-added management - are poised to alter the face of business consulting. This cloud consulting white paper highlights...

    Provided By M Squared Consulting

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    IT Firm Delivers Carbon-Data Management in the Cloud, Lowers Barriers for Customers

    Technology firm HCL Technologies, offers an on-premises software application, manageCarbon that helps businesses aggregate, analyze, and manage carbon emissions data. The application, which connects to customers' enterprise systems to extract key emissions data, is growing in popularity due to the increasing regulatory demands placed on businesses to report carbon emissions....

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Software Development Firm Expands Market Reach With Cost-Efficient Cloud Services

    Software development company Quest Software develops IT management solutions and has helped more than 100,000 enterprise customers worldwide improve IT efficiency. Historically, the company has offered on-premises solutions that require hardware, software licenses, and maintenance resources - costs that most small and midsize businesses often cannot afford. Quest Software wanted...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Lifecycle Email Marketing: You Top Lifecycle Email Marketing Questions Answered

    Lifecycle marketing is changing the way companies interact with prospects and customers through the email channel. This white paper explores five common questions and some ideas on how to jumpstart the lifecycle marketing efforts. Best-of-breed marketers are shifting from product focused to customer focused email programs. Traditionally, email marketers spent...

    Provided By WhatCounts

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    EyeOS: Cloud Computing on the Mainframe

    Cloud computing is revolutionizing I/T processing by providing a fast, simple, and inexpensive means to provision computing resources for a variety of key applications. Within System z there are several cloud initiatives that should allow us to influence emerging markets and environments with mainframe cloud installations for future growth opportunity....

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Cloud Computing - Taking IT to Task

    Much of the discussion around modern IT still revolves around purely technical aspects of a given platform, leaving many business people in the dark as to what true value of a new technical architecture actually is. With businesses being run by process - not by technology - a new approach...

    Provided By Quocirca

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Into the Clouds: A Look Into What Cloud Computing Is and How It May Affect Data Network Cabling

    Cloud computing is clearly one of the hottest topics today in IT. There are compelling financial justifications for exploring cloud computing in nearly any size organization. From rapid deployment to try-before-buy to disaster recovery to demand scaling to mobile application delivery, there are many advantages of the cloud computing architecture....

    Provided By CommScope

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Why Women Still Don't Run The Company Or The Country!

    Although most of us have some degree of apprehension about taking center stage - no matter how extroverted we may be - for women this reluctance is often steeped in a history of expected behavior. Until recent times, we have been taught to stay quietly in the background: Don't be...

    Provided By American Management Association

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Bigger Picture Sustainability

    For a successful enterprise, the reconciliation of expansion plans with sustainable use of resources is a daunting challenge. Forward thinking companies are, however, integrating sustainability thinking into their business strategies, confronting questions of how to operate in, and positively contribute to, a world where resources are constrained and expectations in...

    Provided By Citigroup

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cloud Computing and the Economics of Enterprise IT

    Enterprise IT departments need to respond with agility to business needs and demand fluctuations, which existing data center architectures cannot achieve. Private cloud computing - highly scalable IT resources abstracted from an underlying infrastructure and provided as needed in a multi-tenant environment - has emerged as a prime vehicle for...

    Provided By Cisco Systems