Cloud Computing Risks

A recent article was published with the headline ‘Cloud Computing Risks Outweigh Reward‘. The article, based on a small amount of data from a survey published by the ISACA, a leader in IT governance, control and assurance, claimed that around 45 percent of IT professionals surveyed said the risks involved in cloud computing outshone any […]
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Cloud Computing Security Concerns

On a recent teach of the Learning Tree Cloud Computing Technologies course, attendees cited security as their primary concern relating to cloud computing. The technical and commercial benefits that cloud computing brings an organisation were eagerly accepted, but security was continuously questioned and put forward as a potential barrier to cloud adoption. On discussing this […]
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SQL Azure

The final storage option we will discuss is SQL Azure. As the name suggests, SQL Azure is a fully functional relational database in the cloud. It is part of the Windows Azure Platform. By design, SQL Azure will seem very familiar to anyone who has used SQL Server. There are, however, some important differences between […]
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Google App Engine Account Not Displaying Applications

The course team recently encountered a problem working with the Google App Engine whilst developing the Cloud Computing Technologies course. We created an application in our Google App Engine account and then deployed it from Eclipse. The application deployed successfully and we could access it from a browser and use it. However, when we tried […]
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Windows Azure Storage, Part 2

Azure Table Storage In contrast to Blobs, Azure tables offer structured storage. These “tables”, however, are not to be confused with tables that might exist in the context of a relational database. In fact Azure tables are more like a typical “object database” where each table contains multiple objects, or “entities”. An entity in Azure […]
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