Category Archive: Cloud Computing

Sep
27

Cutting through the Hype with Cloud Computing Tutorials: Part 3 The Origins of Cloud Computing

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It Started with Big Iron Without virtualization cloud computing as we have come to know it today would be little more than the mainframe time-sharing systems of the 1960′s. While time-sharing as the name suggests (similar to the vacation time shares many of us purchased) rationed the processing power available from a single computer or more …

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Aug
25

Cutting through the Hype with Cloud Computing Tutorials: Part 2 the Five Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing

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In our previous cloud computing tutorials briefing Cutting through the Hype with Cloud Computing Tutorials: Part 1 Defining Cloud Computing presented a now commonly accepted definition of cloud computing developed recently by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST Defines cloud computing as “ a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access …

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Aug
16

Cutting through the Hype with Cloud Computing Tutorials: Part 1 Defining Cloud Computing

Gartner released the “Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing 2011” report in late July of this year. Analysis by  Louis Columbus revealed that  “Gartner states that nearly every vendor who briefs them has a cloud computing strategy yet few have shown how their strategies are cloud-centric.” One source of confusion – the lack of an official …

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