Service Providers, Cloud Security and FUD

Security- Software as a (Single Tenant) Service?One of the biggest barriers to adopting a cloud-based approach to IT services has been security – or a perceived lack of security. The good news though is that some analysts believe we are getting past this. For cloud service providers though, it means adding value on top of their cloud services by being an expert in this space.

The case for cloud has been hindered by a number of high profile reports of hacking leading to what industry analysts have termed ‘FUD’: fear, uncertainty and doubt.

These perceptions have affected the business community too, with many organizations believing the cloud to be less secure than an on-premise alternative.
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What is Cloud Scalability & How to Deal with Failure

Cloud Network Scalability

What is Scalability?

Scalability concerns the ability of a cloud system to scale, and the cost and performance implications of doing so. As any cloud system is made up of a multitude of components, cloud scalability raises two questions:

1. Is there a maximum size of any part of the system?
2. If the size of a system is doubled, for example, does that mean the cost of running it (technical or otherwise) doubles, less than doubles, or more than doubles?

Scalability issues thus result in a maximum size and an optimum size (where the cost of providing service is lowest).
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What is Cloud Scalability & How to Deal with Failure

Cloud Network Scalability

What is Scalability?

Scalability concerns the ability of a cloud system to scale, and the cost and performance implications of doing so. As any cloud system is made up of a multitude of components, cloud scalability raises two questions:

1. Is there a maximum size of any part of the system?
2. If the size of a system is doubled, for example, does that mean the cost of running it (technical or otherwise) doubles, less than doubles, or more than doubles?

Scalability issues thus result in a maximum size and an optimum size (where the cost of providing service is lowest).
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It’s all about that (Hybrid) Cloud

Next Generation App

You might be asking yourself what’s new with cloud adoption in 2015. This year cloud adoption might actually hit an all time high.

Those cloud providers with a dog in the fight believe Microsoft ending its support for Windows Server 2003 this July will greatly bolster cloud adoption among SMBs. They are eager to portray cloud as the most affordable way for companies with limited resources to refresh their IT infrastructure.
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Majority of IT Infrastructure Buyers Haven’t Adopted Cloud

Flexiant Webinar

While debating the cloud opportunity might sound old, surprisingly enough, following a webinar with 451 Research and Brinkster, the majority of IT infrastructure buyers haven’t adopted it yet. Skepticism, natural resistance to change, staff self-preservations and other excuses are amongst the primary reasons for that. If you think about it, this is actually normal when a technology disrupts the status quo. The organizations that have fully embraced cloud already have significant advantages affecting their competitiveness and even their ability to stay in business.
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