Service Models

Apprenda Adds Java To Its Existing Platform

Apprenda, an online platform provider for software development applications in .Net framework announced an addition of Java support to its PaaS (Platform-as-a-service). Apprenda technology offers quick and infrastructure-free development of applications, easing the job of a developer like Heroku, Engine Yard and Cloud Factory. Earlier, Apprenda could only be used for applications developed in Microsoft .Net ...

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A Brief Look at the Dell Cloud

Dell is catering to the needs of its customers in innovative ways. It is offering cloud-enabled servers, more storage and networking opportunities in their data centers. There are a few things to note with Dell’s service: while using the Dell Cloud, a user has to employ Internet Explorer or Firefox while Chrome is not supportedThe customer service team at Dell is, however, very helpful. The Dell cloud ser ...

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The Rise of the Digital Library and the Death of the Dead Tree Editions

Technology is rapidly changing the world around us. One invention that has changed the way people read, perhaps more than any other since the invention of the printing press, is the e-reader. People are able to carry thousands of books in the palms of their hands. It’s revolutionized the book and publishing industry in much the same way that Apple revolutionized the world of music. In fact, many people blam ...

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The Problem with Being Locked in to a Proprietary Cloud Vendor

If you’re a business owner or executive, you want to choose website developers, hosting companies and cloud computing providers that will support your business for the long term. Of course, it’s conceivable that in some cases a relationship with a cloud vendor won’t work as you expect. Therefore, no matter what industry you’re in, it’s imperative to the long-term success of your business that you maintain f ...

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Cloud Computing And Virtualization

Experts believe that internal clouds, also known as virtual infrastructures, can benefit from the public clouds in more than one way. IT professionals like to think of the internal cloud as a virtualization infrastructure, and do not agree when vendors refer it as a ‘cloud’. However, “internal clouds” or virtual infrastructures can benefit from public cloud to increase their current operations. Public cloud ...

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Rackspace Ups its Game with More Open Cloud Features

For a little over a decade, Rackspace has been working with developers and other web professionals to make the web a better place through simplified data management systems and open standards. They have built a reputation around offering what some would call over-the-top customer service. Rackspace has actually labeled it “Fanatical Support.” In recent years, the open source infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaa ...

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Virtual Desktop from Rackspace

By Ryan Galloway Ryan Galloway is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City and occasionally blogs for Rackspace Hosting. One of the key offerings currently shaking up the cloud space is the Virtual Desktop. Rackspace announced its own mighty entry into the field in 2011 with Rackspace Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD). Using Citrix technology, Virtual Desktop brings together three core services from ...

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Google and Amazon Engage into Price wars

It seems that two giants of IT world, Amazon and Google, are out for each other's market share in the cloud storage business by engaging into price wars. It is evident that Google was the one who started the price war when it decided to decrease the price of its cloud storage by 20% initially and 10% later. Amazon responded by decreasing the price of its S3 services by 25% in one go. Cloud storage service i ...

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How to Use Amazon EC2

How to Use Amazon Ec2 In order to successfully comprehend what Amazon Ec2 entails, it’s imperative that readers familiarize themselves with its underlying architecture i.e. cloud computing. Cloud computing is the latest buzzword prevalent in the IT circles and is being hailed as the next evolutionary step for the present day module of computing. Put in layman’s term, cloud computing is the provision of reso ...

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The Success of Cloud Computing Directly Attributed to Service Provision

  Mostly people refer to the innumerable applications and database that cloud supports but that’s only the tip of the iceberg as they say! Fundamentally, cloud computing architecture is the renovation of an old concept called “Timesharing” for using IT resources. But for many organizations, the architecture itself needs to be focused more on services than relying on apps. With the advent of cloud computing, ...

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