Cloud Computing


Moving to the Cloud: Adoption, Impact, and What's Next

We examine the risks, challenges, and benefits of the cloud and where the technology is headed.

Q&A: Moving Between Cloud Technologies

Moving from private to public or hybrid clouds can be risky. These best practices can help you avoid common traps.

Q&A: Managing Cloud Downtime

The cloud offers enterprises several economic advantages, but downtime can seriously affect your bottom line. We examine how to prepare for -- and work around -- such service interruptions.

Hadoop, The Cloud, and Big Data

What you need to know about Hadoop benefits, scalability, and best practices.

Best Practices for Implementing a Private Cloud (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of our two-part series, we examine the value of policy-based optimization in private clouds.

Q&A: Securing Data in the Cloud

Data is flowing as never before to the cloud, increasing enterprise data risks. We examine the security issues and best practices for keeping your data safe in the cloud.

3 Ways to Ensure Good Performance for Cloud-Based Systems

These three tips can help you avoid surprises when you move to the cloud.



Best Practices for Implementing a Private Cloud (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of a two-part series, we examine the importance of usage accounting in private-cloud implementations.

Q&A: Developing Mobile Apps at Drexel University

How a team of five university students developed a cross-platform, mobile, real-time app for managing presentations with no mobile development training.

Healthy Fear of the Cloud is Good, But Absolute Terror is Shortsighted

The public cloud is still the Wild, Wild West, but shunning the cloud until things become a bit more stable and predictable may not be the smart play.

ClearPath: Unisys' Shining Star?

Strong demand for its ClearPath mainframe platform helped boost Unisys' profits in Q2.

Four Tips to Ensure Cloud Computing Succes

Leverage these four patterns of success to make your cloud computing project a winner.

How to Predict Your Private Cloud Readiness

Cloud readiness is more than market position and organization size. It is profoundly linked to your level of platform standardization.

PCI Compliance in the Cloud

If you store, process, or transmit card account data, youmust comply with the PCI data security standard. We explore the basics, including why DevOps teams needs to be compliant.

What Enterprises Should -- And Shouldn't -- Move to the Cloud

The cloud isn't right for every application. We explain the benefits of moving to the cloud, how to get "cloud ready," and what applications should remain within your data center.

Cloud Computing: Panacea or Power Monger?

Data centers growth has IT looking for alternatives. Is moving our processing and storage chores to the cloud a solution, or does it just shift the problem somewhere else?

Q&A: What CIOs Must Understand about Public and Private Clouds and PaaS

What should a CIO consider when moving to Paas? What criteria should the CIO use, and what misconceptions about the cloud must be overcome?

Q&A: Why Big Data Security in the Cloud is No Small Matter

Big data and cloud computing are two top-of-mind technologies. What benefits can IT enjoy by bringing them together?

3 Cloud-Related Tasks CIOs Should Complete Before the Next Board Meeting

The push to cloud computing is coming from the boardroom. We explore how CIOs can be prepared for their next grilling before the board of directors.

Q&A: How to Handle IT’s Cloud Backup Issues

Cloud storage is taking off, but when it comes to online backups, IT still has concerns.