Posts Tagged ‘Cloud Computing’

Amazon Glacier: A New Cheap Cloud Storage Service

August 21, 2012

Amazon has expanded its cloud offerings once again — this time offering to store a companys data for the low price of 1 penny per gigabyte per month.

The new service is called Amazon Glacier and its intended for backup and archival data. The kind of data a company needs to keep but doesnt have to access very often. This is stuff like e-mails, videos and other records that a company must hang on to for years to comply with various laws and regulations.

Read more via Amazon Glacier: A New Cheap Cloud Storage Service – Business Insider.

Cloud Pricing: Amazon, Microsoft Keep Cutting

June 6, 2012

During the first week of March, two tech giants dropped their cloud computing prices within two days of each other. First, Amazon Web Services, the market pioneer in infrastructure-as-a-service, dropped prices on its core EC2 service and slashed the hourly rate for long-term contracts. Two days later, Microsoft dropped prices on its Windows Azure compute and storage services, including a 50% cut for entry- level servers. AWS and Microsoft are up against new competitors as well as each other, a promising sign for would-be cloud buyers hoping to see prices fall further.

Read more via Cloud Pricing: Amazon, Microsoft Keep Cutting – Cloud-computing – Infrastructure as a Service – Informationweek.

Where IT is going: Cloud, mobile, and data

April 24, 2012

Cloud computing seems to often get used as a catch-all term for the big trends happening in IT.

This has the unfortunate effect of adding additional ambiguities to a topic that’s already laden with definitional overload. (For example, on a topic like security or compliance, it makes a lot of difference whether you’re talking about public clouds like Amazon’s, a private cloud within an enterprise, a social network, or some mashup of two or more of the above.)

However, I’m starting to see a certain consensus emerge about how best to think about the broad sense of cloud, which is to say IT’s overall trajectory. It doesn’t have a catchy name; when it’s labeled at all, it’s usually “Next Generation IT” or something equally innocuous. It views IT’s future as being shaped by three primary forces. While there are plenty of other trends and technology threads in flight, most of them fit pretty comfortably within this framework.

Read more via Where IT is going: Cloud, mobile, and data | The Pervasive Data Center – CNET News.

Top 5 Technology Trends for 2012

December 13, 2011

Originally posted on TechTalk:

As we near the beginning of 2012, here are five technology trends that we are watching at Eide Bailly Technology Consulting.

1. Rapid Growth in Mobile Platforms and Applications
We have already seen an explosion in mobile platforms and applications and this trend will continue.  Businesses will continue to invest in mobile strategies to generate business process improvement and stay connected with customers. There will continue to be a requirement for IT organizations to deal with multiple mobile platforms and application strategies.  Anywhere, anytime connectivity is now a reality and leveraging this capability is a major priority.

2.Data Explosion
Providing capabilities, such as advanced analytics, to manage and analyze the explosive growth of data will be a major focus in 2012.  Organizations are discovering requirements to deal with structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources, platforms, formats, and geographies.  Progress will be made in turning massive amounts…

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