Back To Basics: What Is Virtualization?

You’ve heard the term “virtualization.” You’ve heard that it can save you money, improve performance and let seemingly incompatible systems work together. But for many companies, the transition from theoretical benefits to in-house application isn’t always so simple. Part of the problem is confusion — what exactly is virtualization, and how does it work? Let’s […]

What is the Hybrid Cloud?

Hybrid Cloud - What is it?

The hybrid cloud computing model is increasingly becoming an attractive option in enterprise IT. What are the benefits and risks? Learn more about how hybrid cloud adoption can be an effective strategy for a wide variety of businesses that have a tighter focus on security or unique physical presence demands from expert James Sanders as part of a special collaborative series between TechRepublic and ZDNet.

How the Cloud is Changing Productivity

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How do Microsoft Office Online, Apple iWork for iCloud, and Google Drive compare? Are web apps the future? Learn more about how the cloud is shaping our productivity

The Inevitable Failure of Cloud?

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Shortcomings in the cloud affect the landscape of technology and business

Green Energy Shifts in Cloud Computing

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ZDnet published information earlier today about a recent survey of 136 CIOs and IT managers conducted by Tecala in which participants were asked about top IT priorities. Of those surveyed, nearly all of the respondents said that virtualization and cloud computing rank at the top of their list. Another major consideration that has been at […]

Information Warfare at Data Center World 2012

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Data centers are at the front line of information warfare

New Green Server Competitor Emerging?

There has been a decent amount of chatter on all the media channels over some of Facebook’s efforts to move forward with innovative technology. The other day I wrote about its new “green” European data center based in Sweden. In addition, at the recent Open Compute Project Summit, Facebook announced its intention to contribute to greater standardization […]

Switching to the cloud? Advantages and disadvantages

With tougher economic times, companies are reducing IT budgets but are still finding the need to replace legacy systems. Because of this, claims a Gartner report released earlier this year, many CIOs have turned to cloud computing as a way to save on IT costs. Cloud computing, for all of its recent publicity, is not new. […]

Cloud computing security

Tom’s Hardware featured an article last week which sought some general answers to the question of how to maximize security in the cloud. As more and more companies migrate their IT resources towards cloud-computing vendors such as Amazon Web Services, the issue of securing one’s data on somebody else’s machines has been rightly generating much […]

Platform Computing – innovator in cloud computing software

When Platform Computing began as a company in 1992, computers were used by large organizations much like they had been for several previous decades. If a complex computing job needed to be run, it would be run on one machine, often only during certain times in the day. There was no widespread use of clusters […]