Cloud

Cloud services -- whether SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS -- are the IT investment of choice in today's "do more with less" market. Get the latest thought leadership and expert guidance here.

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Cloud Manager’s Balancing Act

    Read the new Forrester Research Paper: The Cloud Manager’s Balancing Act: Balancing Security and Cost without Sacrificing Time-to-Value. In this helpful study, you’ll learn: IT managers’ top concerns around time-to-value and cost The shift in balance between security and risk How to achieve adequate security, appropriate time-to-value, and cost...

    Provided By Trend Micro Australia

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IBM Software See clearly in the cloud with threat-aware identity and access management

    Securely connect people, applications and devices to cloud environments While organizations build their cloud environment by choosing from multiple service delivery models – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) – the security needs for each of the delivery models is...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IBM Software: Safeguarding the cloud with IBM Dyamic Could Security

    Maintain visibility and control with proven security solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. IBM Security solutions provide layered protection and deep insight across public, private and hybrid cloud environments. They help organizations manage user identities, protect data and applications, and prevent sophisticated attacks with advanced analytics. Read More..

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Cloud vs. Hybrid: Why Cloud is Best for your Business

    Learn how cloud beats hybrid by reducing complexity, delivering better centralised security and drives innovation. Free your Enterprise from the cost of maintaining legacy hardware and software find out how cloud reduces your total cost of ownership.

    Provided By Box

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Infrastructure Matters: Cloud Security Overview

    This solution overview guide explores how secure the cloud really is, and how Fujitsu services are designed to ensure your information is protected at every level. Read More..

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Prepare for a new age of enterprise security

    This report discusses how today’s security attacks are well-funded and executed by organized teams with business-like precision. As technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data and social media become more pervasive, attacks multiply, assaults on enterprises become more sophisticated, and their impact is more extreme. Read More..

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Threshold Based Approach to Detect DDoS Attacks in Cloud

    Cloud computing environment is very much prone to intrusion attacks due to modern-days new attacks and hence security of cloud computing is very much required. People will move towards cloud services until and unless they are not having full reliance in its security. Although various measures are taken place from...

    Provided By International Journal of Innovative Research in Information Security (IJIRIS)

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Conquering Next-Generation Application Performance

    The performance of application workloads is more critical to business success now than at any prior time in the history of IT. In the new hybrid enterprise era - in which mobility proliferates - data is generated in torrents, applications are increasingly virtualized and cloud computing is ascendant. Ensuring the...

    Provided By Riverbed Technology

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Ultimate Manufacturing ERP Glossary: A Guide to the Most Common Manufacturing ERP Terms and Acronyms

    The ERP universe is ¬filled with buzzwords, made-up vendor terms and acronyms. BPM, CoC, MES, M2M, OEE, PPV, the list is extensive. Even worse, the frequently evolving terms often create more questions than answers. For example, what are the speci¬fic differences between ERP, MRP and MES? Or which service level...

    Provided By IQMS

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Securing Business Information in the Cloud

    Since the rise of the client-server model, IT has steadily moved from a centralized computing model to a highly decentralized one. This shift has dramatically accelerated in the last several years, fueled by mobility, cloud services and service-oriented platforms. This has created immense value for IT and end users, but...

    Provided By Box

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Protect Applications, Not Just Data – BC/DR for Virtualised Applications

    When organisations are considering a disaster recovery strategy, they look for a solution that not only protects and recovers data, but also provides application consistency. Learn how Zerto enables automated replication and recovery with application awareness to align with the business’ needs – application protection and availability. Download this resource...

    Provided By Zerto

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Mission-Critical Disaster Recovery in the Virtual World

    Enterprise App virtualisation is no longer an emerging technology. Enterprises of all sizes are deploying applications on virtualised IT infrastructures and clouds, and reaping the benefits of ease of management, simplicity, mobility, and cost-effectiveness. But there’s a speed bump on the virtualisation highway. Traditional replication and DR solutions were not...

    Provided By Zerto

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    A comparison of Hypervisor-based Replication vs. Current and Legacy BC/DR Technologies

    Zerto’s innovative, hypervisor-based replication is a new technology developed to provide a true enterprise-class, yet fully virtual-aware BC/DR solution to protect virtualised, mission-critical applications. This document outlines the fundamental differences between Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication and other current and legacy technologies.

    Provided By Zerto

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Intelligent Flexible Cloud

    Network applications and services today are nearly unrecognizable from a few decades ago. The diversity, scale, and dynamic evolution of apps, services, data, and devices have led to a corresponding evolution within service provider environments. Public, private, and hybrid clouds are ascendant. Software-based approaches to more agile network management and...

    Provided By ARM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG Report: Extending the Data Center to the Cloud

    This ESG whitepaper was commissioned by NetApp discusses that 41% of ESG research respondents reported that the cloud enabled them to realise IT cost reductions with 26% seeing improvements in productivity. Learn how you can achieve these benefits by reviewing common IT scenarios detailed in private and hybrid cloud, data...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Forrester Report: Cloud Management in a Hybrid Cloud World

    In this report, it explains how the Infrastructure and Operations role changes in a hybrid cloud world, how I&O professionals need to accelerate the cloud application delivery life cycle to exceed business expectations of cloud, and which cloud management capabilities I&O must master to take on the role of hybrid...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Cost Advantages of NetApp FlexPod Datacenter with VMware

    This whitepaper focuses on the NetApp FlexPod Datacenter offering. It compares NetApp’s capabilities to both VCE and EMC at a high level as well as demonstrating value via the Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses.

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Case Study: Wimbeldon (Cloud)

    For two weeks each year, Wimbledon scales from a small business to a global enterprise. After deploying IBM Cloud Orchestrator software, the organization supports a highly agile and scalable cloud environment, rapidly provisioning and deprovisioning virtual IBM System x servers as needed.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Revolutionizing the Future Workplace

    A variety of technological, demographic and cultural forces are converging at this unique moment in history and stand poised to revolutionize the workplace of the future. Customers are demanding the ability to access the marketplace from anywhere, anytime and on any device; newer employees now expect the flexibility to collaborate...

    Provided By Polycom, Inc.

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    IDC: Enterprise Storage:  The Foundation for Application and Enterprise Availability

    Learn how storage environments can help address high-availability needs and identify critical features necessary for businesses to meet the bar for six 9s availability. You’ll also see how two customers have leveraged NetApp storage solutions to meet their stringent requirements for uptime as they manage dynamic, high-growth businesses.

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    CIO Mag:  Hybrid Clouds: Deriving the Biggest Business Impact

    The steady growth of HYBRID CLOUDS signals the continued need by organizations for greater flexibility and agility while responding to changing business needs. Learn about best practices, business and IT considerations, and customer success stories for hybrid clouds.

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG:  The Evolving Public Cloud Landscape

    ESG research indicates that the corporate usage of public cloud computing in the form of cloud-based infrastructure services, business applications , and/or application development continues to grow. What are the profiles of the organizations at the forefront of the cloud adoption movement, how are these services being leveraged today, and...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG:  Extending the Data Center to the Cloud

    41% of ESG research respondents reported that the cloud enabled them to realize IT cost reductions with 26% seeing improvements in productivity. Learn how you can achieve these benefits by reviewing common IT scenarios detailed in private and hybrid cloud, data protection, BYOD and data movement use cases.

    Provided By NetApp

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Orange Business Services: A Telecom Business Reinvents Itself for the Cloud Era

    When your industry's revenue projections flatten, how can you break away and continue to grow? Learn how Orange Business Services leveraged NetApp storage to reinvent their company by becoming a cloud services provider and exceeded their revenue goals of zero to €500 million by 2015.

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    NetApp Best Hybrid Cloud Insights

    This collection of insights, market trends and best practice recommendations, suggest ideas that are relevant for any organization evaluating or managing a hybrid cloud environment. NetApp enables unrestricted yet secure movement of data across any public and private clouds, allowing you to move to hybrid cloud architectures.

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Growth of Cloud Computing in Emerging Asian Market

    Cloud computing is the real buzzword these days among corporate entities - both big and small. No, cloud computing does not have to do anything with taking the users computers or servers in the skies. The cloud here refers to the internet. And, cloud computing simply refers to storing and...

    Provided By Cloudswave

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Devart Combines Cloud Backup and Data Integration Service in New Skyvia 3.0

    "Devart, a recognized provider of database connectivity solutions and tools for developers, announced the release of Skyvia 3.0, a free online service for cloud data integration and, now, cloud backup. The new version is the next step in evolution of the young cloud data platform. In a short time Skyvia...

    Provided By Dropbox

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Securely Sharing Of Data with Others in Cloud Storage Using Public-Key Cryptosystem

    "Cloud storage could be a storage of information on-line in cloud that is accessible from multiple and connected resources. Cloud storage will offer smart accessibility and reliability, sturdy protection, disaster recovery, and lowest price. Cloud storage having vital practicality i.e. securely, with efficiency, flexibly sharing information with others. New public-key...

    Provided By Creative Commons

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Public Key Cryptosystem for Scalable Data Sharing in Cloud Storage

    "New computing paradigms keep rising. One notable example is that the cloud computing paradigm, a replacement economic computing model created attainable by the advances in networking technology, wherever a consumer will leverage a service provider's computing, storage or networking infrastructure. The requirements of information security at intervals a corporation have...

    Provided By Creative Commons

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    e Store for Cloud Services

    "Cloud computing allows to access software and services over the network. The network servers and connections are collectively known as ""The cloud"". The way the cloud computing is designed that allows the user to access the similar way as super computer being accessed. User can acquire resources as they need...

    Provided By Creative Commons

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Dynamic Multi-Keyword Ranked Searchable Security Algorithm Using CRSA and B-Tree

    "With the advantage of storage as a service many enterprises are moving their valuable data to the cloud, since it costs less, easily scalable and can be accessed from anywhere any time. The trust between cloud user and provider is paramount. The authors use security as a parameter to establish...

    Provided By Creative Commons

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Accelerate your IT Services: Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions

    This white paper provides an overview of Dell Red Hat Enterprise Cloud Solutions and the benefits of cloud computing, specifically private cloud deployments. Learn about the different configuration options available from Dell and Red Hat to address your organization's specific needs. Intel Inside®. Powerful Cloud (Services) Outside

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Why OpenStack for Private Cloud?

    Today's dynamic business requirements cannot be effectively served by traditional segmented and siloed IT infrastructures. This technical bulletin discusses how the OpenStack project was created to respond to new requirements for an open, massively scalable, cloud operating system capable of supporting today's dynamic "cloud-aware" applications. Intel Inside®. Powerful Cloud...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Safeguard Mobile, Cloud and Social Access with Solutions from IBM

    IBM Security provides integrated access management solutions to validate who is who when users connect from inside or outside the enterprise, and to enable proactive access policies on cloud, social and mobile channels, helping improve control and security in complex online environments.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Winning the War on Cybercrime: The Four Keys to Holistic Fraud Prevention

    Cybercriminals are stepping up their attacks on financial institutions by gaining control of customer devices with highly advanced man-in-the-browser (MitB) malware and spear phishing attacks. They then conduct real-time credential theft and take over accounts. The main reason for cybercriminals’ continued success is that highly evasive advanced financial malware allows...

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Feb 2015

    Threat Aware IAM for the Open Enterprise

    Companies are transforming their IT environment by moving to cloud, adopting mobile technologies and interacting with customers through social platforms. These open enterprises now have little control over how users are entering their networks to access corporate information. As such, Identity has become a key security parameter that businesses want...

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Feb 2015

    IBM Security zSecure: Safeguarding Compliance and Remaining Vigilant

    Many people don't realize the continued importance that mainframes play in their everyday lives including banking, travel, healthcare and insurance. Organizations are under increasing pressure to protect their IT operations from ever growing threats and to comply with more stringent regulations in their industry. Mainframe security solutions must provide comprehensive,...

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Feb 2015

    Safeguard Enterprise Compliance and Remain Vigilant Against Threats with IBM Security zSecure

    Many people don't realize the continued importance that mainframes play in their everyday lives including banking, travel, healthcare and insurance. Organizations are under increasing pressure to protect their IT operations from ever growing threats and to comply with more stringent regulations in their industry. Mainframe security solutions must provide comprehensive,...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    2013 IBM Chief Information Security Officer Assessment

    Building on the 2012 Finding a Strategic Voice IBM study, CAI interviewed 41 executives with information security responsibilities to identify behavior and practices that could strengthen the role and influence of security leaders.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities

    Integrated security intelligence solutions help organizations use labor-saving automation to proactively identify security weaknesses, prioritize remediation tasks and take quick corrective action to minimize potential risks across a dynamic infrastructure.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    The Benefits of Cloud Computing

    Although the benefits of cloud computing are clear, so is the need to develop proper security for cloud implementations. The following whitepaper provides an overview of key security issues related to cloud computing, concluding with the IBM Point of View on a secure cloud architecture and environment.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How Grid Computing Saves You Money

    Highly scalable systems built from many low-cost machines can offer many significant efficiencies. However, there are some fundamental changes in thinking required to make the most effective use of these systems. Otherwise, the cost savings may go unrealized. Recent years have seen dramatic changes in how servers are acquired and...

    Provided By Aranetic

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    What the Emergence of Cloud Computing Means for Your Learning Technology Deployment

    The technology-enabled business services industry is obsessed with buzz words. In reality, this is nothing new for organizations that provide or consume these services, as it is considered part of daily operations. If there involved in technology in the Learning and Development (L&D) space, terms like Web 2.0, Social Media,...

    Provided By General Physics

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model

    Businesses rely no less on electricity than on IT. Yet corporations don't need a "Chief Electricity Officer" and a staff of highly trained professionals to manage and integrate electricity into their businesses. Does the historical adoption of electricity offer a useful analogy for today's innovations in cloud computing? While the...

    Provided By Viewpoint

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Marketonomics of Cloud Computing

    According to Theodore levitt (2006), the change is imminent and irresistible. The world has seen many volatile times and there might be some more waiting in the queue for the business community. The top priority by businesses should be given towards perseverance of competitive advantage that is resistant to change....

    Provided By Social Science Research Network

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Resources For Finding Summer Internships

    So, you know you want an internship for the summer, but how do you find one? While summer may be only a couple months away- or have already started-you need to start consulting the right resources to find the best internships before others get hired for them. This paper gives...

    Provided By GreatSampleResume.com

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Capturing the Value of Cloud Computing - How Enterprises can Chart their Course to the Next Level

    Some of the biggest and most powerful IT players - Microsoft, Google, IBM, SAP, and Wipro technologies are jostling for positions in the emerging cloud-computing market. Countless start-ups, many telecommunications companies, and several other unexpected players - Amazon.com, in particular, have joined the party, too. Analysts estimate that in 2012,...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Cloud Computing. The Future Brought to You by Breathable Technology.

    Online retailer Amazon is considered to have pioneered cloud computing, coining the term Elastic Compute Cloud in July 2002 for a new Web service that the company positioned as a tool for other websites and client-side applications. Various software, service and infrastructure providers have now claimed the term for themselves,...

    Provided By T-Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Private Cloud Computing

    In the sixty-plus years since business computing began, there have been two major trends: first there was mainframe computing, followed by client-server. Now there is a new paradigm. Cloud computing is the third generation IT model and the next phase in the evolution of distributed computing and the data center....

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Cloud Computing With Control

    With virtualisation now firmly entrenched on the IT agenda, the focus is very much on how fast, and how far, the enterprise will take the technology, and conversely how fast and how far the technology might take the enterprise. The biggest hurdle for many is still whether it is feasible...

    Provided By InTechnology

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Computing Building a Framework for Successful Transition

    Cloud computing, with the revolutionary promise of computing as a utility, has the potential to transform how IT services are delivered and managed. Yet, despite its great promise, even the most seasoned professionals know little about cloud computing or how to define it. A recent study revealed that 41% of...

    Provided By GTSI

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Cloud Computing Distributed Internet Computing for IT and Scientific Research

    One vision of 21st century computing is that users will access Internet services over lightweight portable devices rather than through some descendant of the traditional desktop PC. Because users won't have (or be interested in) powerful machines, who will supply the computing power? The answer to this question lies with...

    Provided By University of Cyprus

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Effective Application Performance Management in a Cloud Computing Environment

    Effective Application Performance Management (APM) is critical to a company's bottom line, with benefits ranging from greater customer retention to enhanced end user productivity. Cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular because it provides opportunities for greater operational efficiency. The on-demand computing capabilities of a cloud can be more flexible and...

    Provided By OPNET Technologies

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Cloud Computing Opportunities for Micro Finance

    Cloud Computing Closes the Development Gap Despite tremendous global economic growth over the last few decades, prosperity has evaded huge swaths of the world. Hundreds of millions of people still live in abject poverty with limited prospects for social and economic development. It was in recognition of this imbalance that...

    Provided By Redcl0ud

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Why Private Cloud Should Be Your First Step on the Cloud Computing Journey - And How to Get There

    The IT infrastructure within most organizations is unnecessarily complex, the result of successive business decisions taken over many years. The effect is to limit performance, scalability and particularly the ability to adapt to meet changing business requirements. Cloud computing promises limitless capacity, almost total flexibility and increased efficiency - so...

    Provided By Fordway

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Cloud Computing and the Federal Government: Maximizing Trust

    Cloud computing services can support nearly every mission the federal government performs - from defending the nation's borders to protecting the environment. Offering an elastic, adaptive infrastructure, cloud computing enables federal agencies and their component organizations to share information and create services, improving how agencies support the federal mission and...

    Provided By SafeNet

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Grid Computing in the Cloud

    Grid computing, the use of multiple computational resources in a collaborative effort to perform a large or complex task, is employed across a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, financial services, media, microchip and aerospace design, animation, and oil and gas exploration. While extremely effective at solving problems where algorithms and...

    Provided By RightScale

  • White Papers // May 2010

    What is Cloud Computing and What Does It Mean for You and Your Business?

    One of the problems with the next big thing is that all the hype and hoopla can quickly drown out the basic facts, those key fundamentals that are the starting point for any serious consideration of the subject. The evangelists move it quickly into the stratosphere, triggering the cautionary naysayers...

    Provided By InTechnology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Introduction to Cloud Computing Business & Technology

    Cloud computing, managed services, Software as a Service (SaaS), software on demand, Software+Service, Platform as a Service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service have all been used to describe new ways to build, deliver, and purchase software. Are they just different names for the same thing, or are they similar names...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Security of Cloud Computing Users - A Study of Practitioners in the US & Europe

    Cloud computing is being heralded as an important trend in information technology throughout the world. Benefits for business and IT include reducing costs and increasing productivity. The downside is that many organizations are moving swiftly to the cloud without making sure that the information they put in the cloud is...

    Provided By Ponemon Institute

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Cloud Computing Risks and National Security Keeping Pace With Expanding Technology

    Depending upon where the actual data exists, privacy concerns change, as does the regulatory framework governing privacy. Simple things like generating keys depend on where the data is. While there might not be a need to encrypt data that flows between two different servers, encryption would be a necessity for...

    Provided By Homeland Security Policy Institute

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The Ethics and Security of Cloud Computing

    he shift from desktop- and server-based software to Software as a Service (SaaS) or "Cloud computing" is one of the most significant transitions in computing to occur in the last 20 years. While the benefits offered by cloud computing are numerous, several outstanding questions remain regarding the relative security of...

    Provided By International Legal Technology Association

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Cloud Computing: How Client Devices Affect the User Experience

    The consumerizaton of IT, along with the growth of cloud computng, is driving Intel IT to support a compute continuum that - in additon to mobile business PCs - will include a broad spectrum of client devices in a variety of form factors. Empoyees will increasngly be able to access...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Computing Clouds on the Horizon - Benefits and Risks from the User's Perspective

    The term 'cloud computing' has shot into prominence recently, driven, as most buzzphrases are, by marketing interests. The term encompasses multiple, pre-existing services, but an analysis of the phenomenon's key features shows that it includes some new developments. Those developments have potential user benefits. They also embody risks. Those risks...

    Provided By Xamax Consultancy

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Doing the Business in the Cloud

    There are a plethora of cloud-based services on offer: some mature (think of cloud-based backup storage) and others not; some designed from the ground up as enterprise solutions, others evolved from consumer services. If one migrates to cloud computing services, one needs to understand all of these factors to avoid...

    Provided By CSC

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Competitive Comparison Between Microsoft and VMware Cloud Computing Solutions

    As organizations evaluate how cloud computing can help them improve business agility, reduce management complexity and control costs, they are faced with numerous choices. However, simply moving towards a service-oriented cloud computing model will not automatically deliver benefits. To deliver maximum benefit and Return On Investment (ROI), cloud computing needs...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Cloud Computing: Elastic, Scalable, On-Demand IT Services for Everyone

    Cloud computing promises enormous opportunities for organizations to cut costs and speed time to market while eliminating the heavy investment in IT capital and operating expenses traditionally associated with running a business. The range of solutions available today including publically hosted clouds, private internal clouds or a hybrid environment, ensure...

    Provided By Cloud.com

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    A Guide to Cloud Computing

    There's been a thunderstorm of white noise surrounding cloud computing this year. Vendors, pundits, and analysts took centre stage at industry events and in the news; everyone seems to have an opinion and definition on cloud computing. And with all the chatter came mixed messages, conflicting advice and, well, cloudiness....

    Provided By GlassHouse Technologies

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Optimizing Cloud Computing to Support Application Delivery

    While a there is a lot of industry hype around Cloud, and while many IT organizations feel under pressure to move to Cloud computing in order to cut costs, industry data shows that transitions to Cloud are greatly enhanced when supported by superior levels of service management. IT reluctance to...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Document Collaboration and Security in the Cloud Computing Age

    The traditional tools for collaboration - email, FTP and removable storage are no longer effective as the complexity of content increases between people in various businesses ranging from graphic designers to translators, technical writers, lawyers, accountants and consultants. These days, a collaboration platform has stringent requirements such as - easy...

    Provided By NomaDesk

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    InterCloud: Utility-Oriented Federation of Cloud Computing Environments for Scaling of Application Services

    Cloud computing providers have setup several data centers at different geographical locations over the Internet in order to optimally serve needs of their customers around the world. However, existing systems do not support mechanisms and policies for dynamically coordinating load distribution among different Cloud-based data centers in order to determine...

    Provided By University of Melbourne

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Open Source & Cloud Computing: On-Demand, Innovative It on a Massive Scale

    While more and more start-ups are taking advantage of the cost-savings and agility that cloud computing provides, enterprises are now exploring how they could leverage an external cloud, build an internal cloud or even become a cloud provider. Because open source is fundamental to cloud computing, enterprises are also seeing...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Cloud Computing and the Communications Industry

    This viewpoint paper provides insight into current trends in the communications industry driven by the increasingly visible convergence of telecommunications, media, entertainment, and IT. It not only explains the unique challenges these trends pose to every player in the industry, but also helps identify new business opportunities to companies capable...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Ten Things to Ask Your SaaS Vendor Before Entering the Cloud

    Over the past decade, the semantics surrounding what one now call Cloud Computing have evolved. In the late 1990's the term application service provider (ASP) was common, and then On Demand was the accepted parlance. This was followed by Software as a Service (SaaS) and then, most recently, The Cloud....

    Provided By RightNow Technologies

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    A Categorisation of Cloud Computing Business Models

    This paper reviews current cloud computing business models and presents proposals on how organizations can achieve sustainability by adopting appropriate models. One classify cloud computing business models into eight types: Service Provider and Service Orientation; Support and Services Contracts; In-House Private Clouds; All-In-One Enterprise Cloud; One-Stop Resources and Services; Government...

    Provided By University of Southampton

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    A Walk in the Clouds

    Capital costs related to technology are now in focus more than ever. This paper explores cloud sourcing portions of IT infrastructure, as a strategic component in reducing both operating and capital expenses by up to 40% and 50% respectively. The advantages and disadvantages of this approach are evaluated along with...

    Provided By IHETS

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Journey to Private Cloud - Taking the first step

    The modern IT organization is changing. IT organizations need to increasingly deliver IT through a services orientated model. As such, leveraging consolidated and convergent infrastructure will lead to the desired cost efficiencies and deliver IT service to the required and agreed upon service levels. IT functions will increasingly be automated...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    An Introduction to Cloud Computing in the Federal Public Sector

    The Cloud Computing industry represents a large ecosystem of many models, vendors, and market niches each with their own approaches to exploiting the gains that cloud promises. In May 2010, a simple Web search of the term "Cloud Computing" returned over 14 million hits, creating an intractable task for any...

    Provided By Apptis

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Ensuring High Service Levels in Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is getting a lot of coverage in the media and a lot of space in the slide decks presented in analyst briefings. Seemingly, however, each pundit has his or her own way of both defining and evaluating the merits of cloud computing. On one end of the spectrum,...

    Provided By MTM Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Moving Into the Blue With Cloud Computing

    Doubtless, the heard plenty of hype about cloud computing. Indeed, respected market research firm IDC expects spending on cloud computing to almost triple by 2012, reaching an eye-opening $42 billion worldwide. Why are so many organizations willing to make this leap of faith with something as critical as their technology...

    Provided By Data Techniques