Cloud Service Models: What is IaaS?
Cloud computing has become a widely adopted model for IT infrastructure environments. It is defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as follows: “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can […]
What Are Your Waiting For? The Cloud Era is HERE!
The revolutionary business aspects of cloud excite me every day, but the business diversity is even more exciting. This fact really struck me after teaching my last Learning Tree Cloud Computing Introduction class in New York City. I’ve been in the regular rotation here for four months now and have taught three classes during that […]
Why You Need to Pay Attention to Cloud Computing
The adoption of cloud computing is revolutionizing today’s business. This trend has also elevated the importance of IT and business alignment because cloud enables new business models that have until now were not economically viable. A recent study confirmed this trend by showing that the vast majority of organizations of all sizes use both Software-as-a-Service […]
What’s new in the World of Cloud Computing
Three things you need to know from the week of September 29 2014. Cisco to invest $1B into global cloud computing network Cisco Systems will invest $1 billion over two years to expand its cloud offerings. Refered to as “Intercloud” the effort will link hundreds of data centers and cloud providers around the world in […]
What’s new in the world of Big Data and Cloud
Three things you need to know from the week of September 7 – 13, 2014 Apache Cassandra – Cassandra continues to gather momentum as a preferred noSQL database, both in terms of commercial backing and performance. Apache Cassandra v2.1, was announced at September 11 at the Cassandra Summit. The most important change is a significant improvement in […]