The end of April 2011 witnessed an interesting event. Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service was struck by a large scale outage that lasted for 4 long days. While Amazon scampered around to deal with the worst outage in cloud’s history, the world watched on with fascinated horror. Nobody had ever thought that a cloud computing giant like Amazon would encounter an outage. But it did and it took down almost 70 sites with it including bigwigs like FourSquare, Reddit, Quora, parts of New York Times, and more.
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Until recently the world of IT was going gaga over public cloud computing. The IT guys were blindsided by the possibilities the public clouds offered. But in 2010, when some of the IT directors blew the whistle on security concerns of public clouds, the focus shifted to private clouds. And now we have something called ‘cloudburst’ staring right at us.
But what is a cloudburst? Cloudburst is a strategy wherein the enterprises when they run out of capacity on their internal cloud resources pass on the additional workload to the external resources. This ‘bursting’ of additional workload from internal to external resources is called cloudburst.
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Have you ever wondered why the words such as Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 or for that reason, anything 2.0 are ever used?
If so, you are asking for a retrospective on how trends in the applications development, particularly oriented towards the web technology go, this simply happens on the basis of two criterions:
1. Technology Paradigm Changes
2. Improved business concepts, particularly aimed at evolving technology adoption mechanism
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Cloud Computing has been the star of 2010, garnering maximum spotlight and discussion. And why wouldn’t it be? After all, it has lived up to its hype till now. And now the thought leadership seems to have focused its attention on the next generation business intelligence (BI) applications and solutions harnessing the cloud platform.
Today, there is an increasing trend of companies showing interest in renting information rather than creating and owning it. Thus, we have service oriented architectures like Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) driving BI strategies.
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Oh God! You are up on the clouds and watching down on us?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the clouds? Probably a divine feeling! Guess the applications that will live in cloud servers may in some absurd future feel like Gods.
It is often frustrating to have something around as a buzz without you knowing for sure what it is and how it will impact your business needs. Cloud is one such thing. Today, cloud is being widely regarded as the next best method to optimally render internet systems. If you look up different websites that discuss cloud, you will find that cloud systems are described in more ways than one.
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