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Cloud Computing vs. Grid Computing

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

It's common for people to get confused between cloud computing and grid computing. And why wouldn't they? These concepts are similar to each other. Both of these concepts are derived from the vision of providing services through shared resources. In most cases, these shared resources are part of a large pool of users. Moreover, both concepts originate from network technology and enable multi-tasking. Through these technologies, users can have access to either multiple or single instances that perform unique tasks. On the one hand, grid computing means virtualising computer resources to save large amounts of data. On the other hand, cloud computing doesn't access those resources directly but renders them through services on the internet. Though seemingly similar, both these technologies can enhance…

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The Role of Cloud Computing in Today’s Business World

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Cloud computing is one of the most talked-about technologies of the 21st century. The technological innovation was somewhat limited when it appeared in the IT world. However, with the release of cloud solutions by companies like IBM, Microsoft and Amazon, the technology began to gain popularity. As time goes by, more and more companies are adapting the the cloud to help their businesses flourish. This adaptation was fueled by the increasing number of mobile devices and smartphones. These devices access the internet and continuously use cloud-based applications for functioning. Cloud computing is not just for everyday consumer use; its main use resides in the business sector. The most basic use of this technology is that organisations can run software programs without…

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An Introduction to Edge Computing – What is all the Buzz About?

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Edge computing has been the buzz of the town for a while now. While it's a continuation of the cloud concept at its very core, still many people wonder "What is edge computing?" In simple terms, edge computing is an interconnected mesh of small data centres that process and store data locally. These micro data centres then push all the data they receive to a central cloud repository or data centre. The application of this methodology is often found in IoT use cases. In an IoT analogy, an edge device acts like an IoT device that collects data and then forwards it to a central repository for processing. Unlike IoT devices, edge computing devices categorise this data locally and send only…

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Cloud Computing: How You Can Improve Cloud Efficiency to Boost Your Productivity

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Growth in cloud computing has been exponential in recent years. The industry has the potential to rise to greater heights and establish its presence in every major business sector of the world. That being said, cloud structures need consistent efforts to improve cloud efficiency. In other words, refining efficiency is an operational strategy in the cloud that benefits both clients and providers. Here are some considerations that organisations will find helpful: Optimising Storage Environment Comprehensive data control is necessary in the cloud. Cloud providers should establish unique data tiers and assign data to the right kind of storage. Cloud providers should also know when to send workloads to spinning disks instead of flash. Converged Infrastructure A converged infrastructure means that your data centre will have…

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Cloud Computing: Top Tips on How to Enhance Your Security in the Cloud

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Cloud computing is becoming popular like never before. Most major industries already rely on cloud services for express data communication, file sharing and data processing. Without cloud computing, most companies would not have a feasible alternative for data storage. As a result, most management systems like CRMs, sales and project management would fail to operate. However, cloud security still stands as a major risk in cloud computing. Hackers actively search for vulnerabilities they can exploit to breach systems. Though the number of breaches in recent times is alarming, most of these breaches have been caused by the negligence of end-users. For this reason, we have compiled a list of top tips on how to improve security on the cloud. Here's how…

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Top Cybersecurity Risks to Watch Out for in Cloud Computing

Wednesday 17th April 2019

The adoption of cloud computing technology has caused a revolution in the IT world. Forrester estimates that the global cloud market will grow over $190 billion by 2020. It has become easier for people to get ownership of IT applications because of the lower cost. Cloud technology boosts employee productivity and allows faster time to market. However, cloud environments experience the same threats as a conventional data centre environment. Like every other software, cloud systems are also vulnerable to some data security risks. This article discusses the top cybersecurity risks in cloud computing. API Threats It's common for cloud computing services to offer APIs for cloud provisioning. These APIs are also used for orchestrating, managing and monitoring cloud environments. The problem with this…

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Why You Should Choose Microsoft Azure to Build a Comprehensive Hybrid Cloud

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Hybrid Cloud technology is becoming popular among corporations with each passing day. Microsoft claims that more than 95% of Fortune 500 companies use their hybrid cloud model - Azure Stack. While the figure itself is extraordinary; there is evidence that Microsoft will see further growth in the future. Hybrid clouds are customisable and can have the best features of each cloud system. Smithfield Foods cut the costs its data centres up to 60% and accelerated their application delivery by a using hybrid cloud. To see how you can build a comprehensive hybrid cloud through Microsoft Azure, read along. Why Microsoft Azure? Microsoft Azure is one of the leading brands in hybrid cloud innovation and cloud technology. The company announced new hybrid…

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Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures: Top Risks to watch out for

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Hybrid clouds have an incredible fan base in the corporate sector. In 2016, TechPro research reported that hybrid clouds are either used or considered by 68% of the enterprises. The number has been growing steadily ever since. Though hybrid clouds have alluring features for enterprises; its complex architecture can soon become a nest of risks. Below are some of the top risks hybrid clouds can be responsible for. Unplanned Hybrid Cloud Deployment Unplanned hybrid cloud deployment can result in making a hash of different IT systems. This occurs when IT and business-oriented departments start acquiring cloud services on their own. Opting for hybrid clouds without planning is not only inefficient but can also cause extreme operational risk. Due to the lack of clarity…

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Top Cloud Computing Trends in 2019

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Cloud computing has become an integral part of how businesses leverage the internet to optimise processes. In fact, the use of cloud computing is a necessary ingredient for success for modern digital businesses. Corporate names like Instagram and Netflix have become mammoths on the global stage using cloud-based technologies. Cloud computing, like every other technology, has to evolve to fulfil its ever-rising demand. Cloud experts have to work under tremendous pressure to stay abreast with changing needs. As we make our ways through 2019, we will see the emergence of new trends and technologies that are adopted in the sphere of cloud computing. Below are the top cloud computing trends to watch out for in 2019. The Internet of Things (IoT) The concept…

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What is a Hybrid Cloud and how can it Help Your Business

Thursday 14th March 2019

Hybrid Cloud technology is increasingly becoming popular among corporations. The technology is termed as the cloud architecture of the future. You don't have to be an expert in cloud computing to understand it or to know how hybrid cloud can help your business. If you want to learn more about hybrid clouds, just read along. What is a Hybrid Cloud? A Hybrid cloud is a standardised technology that combines two or more cloud systems. These cloud systems (community, private or public) remain as separate entities but are co-exist and function under the technology of hybrid clouds. This infrastructure not only caters the best features of all the cloud systems but also takes care of the limitations these systems have. Typical cloud systems…

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