Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a new, still loosely defined term for viewing tech resources as deliverable software and data services -- not physical devices. A key component of cloud computing is virtualization, which allows services to run across multiple assets. Much discussion of cloud computing assumes that the "cloud" is, in fact, the Internet. Software-as-a-service products from vendors such as Google and Salesforce.com are often referred to as "cloud applications." However, enterprises can create clouds though virtualization in their own data centers.


Articles

SDN, Cloud Computing Acceptance Among Top Interop Trends

NEWS ANALYSIS: IT vendors are rushing to swear fealty to software-defined networking while enterprises are seriously considering moving data center resources to the cloud. More >

Coping With a Cloud Outage

Cloud computing presents enormous opportunities for the enterprise, but it's critical to proactively prepare for cloud outages as well as outright provider failures. More >

QuinStreet Enterprise Research Examines Data Center Modernization Efforts

Eighty-eight percent of enterprises report that they are investing in their data centers, which are seen as having the potential to add value to the business. How will they do it? More >

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Interviews

Global Cloud Integration: Now Available in a Region Near You?

More companies are demanding cloud-based services that are global, but also physically co-located with their regional offices.

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New Approaches to Application Management in the Cloud

Application management in the cloud hasn't been as easy as expected, but ExtraHop Network's Senior Vice President Erik Giesa offers tips to make it go more smoothly.

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Preparing for Tomorrow’s Network Today

Brocade's Jason Notel explains ways to bolster network functionality now to future-proof systems in order to avoid major upgrades when forward-thinking technologies become commercial products.

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Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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