Cloud Computing


Cloud Computing in the Real World: 10 Steps to an Enterprise Cloud Strategy that Works the First Time

What can you do to ensure that your cloud computing plan is ready to go and will get the job done? These 10 steps will help.

Trust in the Cloud is All About Transparency

Network-based application performance management may be just what service providers need to make the cloud ready for your mission-critical applications.

How to Evaluate a Cloud Provider’s Security Features

An introduction to the security requirements you should expect from a cloud service provider.

Optimizing and Accelerating the Cloud

Does moving to the cloud mean you give up control of your application's performance?

Are Private Clouds More than Just Vapor?

Cloud is a big, fluffy subject. We get a firm handle on the subject by looking at three specific cloud use cases.

Q&A: Cloud Integration in Health-Care Organizations

We examine the special challenges and best practices of integrating cloud technology in the health-care industry.

Cloud Computing in the Real World: 3 Best Practices for Capacity Management

How performance management issues change -- and remain the same -- in the new world of cloud computing.



Cloud Computing Success: 11 Ways to Prevent Analysis Paralysis (Part 4 of 4)

Our final set of recommendations for avoiding analysis paralysis in your cloud computing project.

Cloud Computing Success: 11 Ways to Prevent Analysis Paralysis (Part 3 of 4)

Why analysis is an absolute necessity for you to succeed at implementing your cloud computing solution.

Cloud Computing Success: 11 Ways to Prevent Analysis Paralysis (Part 2 of 4)

From becoming a more effective system analyst to understanding the cloud computing stack, we continue our series with advice to help you achieve your goals and avoid the paralysis of analysis in your cloud computing project.

Cloud Computing Success: 11 Ways to Prevent Analysis Paralysis (Part 1 of 4)

Why analysis is an absolute necessity for you to succeed at implementing your cloud computing solution.

5 Best Practices for Connecting Legacy Apps to the Cloud

How to avoid the most common and costly mistakes businesses make when integrating legacy systems with cloud apps.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency, Part 4 -- Rethinking Cloud Storage Management

In both the MSP and the SSP models for storage clouds, it is the management that delivers the value, not the infrastructure.

Understanding the Cloud: A Primer for Prospective Users

Key technologies enabling clouds, the three types of cloud environments, and options for getting to the cloud.

Q&A: Why Government Agencies Are Finally Moving to the Cloud

Cloud computing is a popular architecture, and U.S. agencies are finally getting on board.

Q&A: Overcoming Cloud Migration Fears

What’s holding back some enterprises from enjoying the benefits of cloud computing?

IT, Executives Don't See Eye to Eye on Virtualization, Cloud Computing

Business and IT executives aren't always on the same page when it comes to virtualization and cloud computing.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency, Part 3

The impact and importance of virtualized storage and the cloud.

Avoiding Buffet-Style Overindulgence in Your Internal Cloud

Although clouds may never provide a truly carefree lifestyle when it comes to resources, these steps can ensure that they don’t create an expensive operational nightmare.

Extreme Collaboration and the Cloud

Although cloud computing gets all the attention, extreme collaboration, an emerging business model, will ultimately deliver value well beyond current market expectations by enabling faster and better business transformation.