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How Cloud Computing Works - HowStuffWorks

How Cloud Computing Works - HowStuffWorks
­Let's say you're an executive at a large corporation. Your particular responsibilities include making sure that all of your employees have the right hardware and software they need to do their jobs. Buying computers for everyone isn't enough -- you also have to purchase software or software licenses to give employees the tools they require. Whenever you have a new hire, you have to buy more software or make sure your current software license allows another user. It's so stressful that you find it difficult to go to sleep on your huge pile of money every night. Soon, there may be an alternative for executives like you. In a cloud computing system, there's a significant workload shift. There's a good chance you've already used some form of cloud computing. What makes up a cloud computing system?

What Is Cloud Computing? "What's the cloud?" "Where is the cloud?" "Are we in the cloud now?!" These are all questions you've probably heard (and not just from Amy Poehler in Best Buy's Super Bowl ad) or even asked yourself. The term "cloud computing" is everywhere, and PCMag is here to explain it. Sun Cloud Computing Resource Kit What is cloud computing, and why should you care? Cloud computing promises to speed application deployment, increase innovation, and lower costs, all while increasing business agility. It also can transform the way we design, build, and deliver applications. Download our free cloud computing guides and we'll take you inside cloud computing software and show you how virtualization and deployment work in a cloud hosting environment.

Cours complet : Cloud computing et Saas Internet est apparu dans les années 1960, mais il a fallu attendre les années 1990 pour qu'il ait un impact sur le monde de l'entreprise. Le World Wide Web est né en 1991 et, en 1993, le navigateur Mosaic a été lancé. Il permettait aux utilisateurs de consulter des pages web qui comprenaient des textes et des images. C'était le début des premiers sites web d'entreprise et, bien entendu, la plupart de ceux-ci appartenaient à des sociétés dans la technologie et les ordinateurs.

What is Data Center Infrastructure Management? Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) means many things to many people. It is a relatively young term that represents an emerging class of IT physical infrastructure solutions, one that has already generated enormous market acceptance. Gartner predicts that it will quickly become mainstream, growing from 1% penetration of data centers in 2010 to 60% in 2014 (DCIM: Going Beyond IT, Gartner Research, March 2010). Stackato Beta by ActiveState - The cloud platform for creating a private PaaS for enterprises using dynamic languages, based on Cloud Foundry - Stackato for creating a private PaaS The Platform for the Agile Enterprise Enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy, and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. Stackato allows agile enterprises to develop and deploy software solutions faster than ever before and manage them more effectively. Stackato provides development teams with built-in languages, frameworks and services on one single cloud application platform, while providing enterprise-level security and world-class support. Reduce the amount of time spent on IT configuration Get applications to market faster Use any language, framework, stack, or data service Fast and reliable environment for all your innovative ideas Tighter security, better compliance, and more control over secure, sensitive data

Cloud computing - Informatique en nuage Le cloud computing ou informatique en nuage est une infrastructure dans laquelle la puissance de calcul et le stockage sont gérés par des serveurs distants auxquels les usagers se connectent via une liaison Internet sécurisée. L'ordinateur de bureau ou portable, le téléphone mobile, la tablette tactile et autres objets connectés deviennent des points d'accès pour exécuter des applications ou consulter des données qui sont hébergées sur les serveurs. Le cloud se caractérise également par sa souplesse qui permet aux fournisseurs d'adapter automatiquement la capacité de stockage et la puissance de calcul aux besoins des utilisateurs. On distingue plusieurs types de services cloud : Cela vous intéressera aussi

Association for Data Center Management Professionals Whether you’re a data center or facilities management professional or provide a product or service to the data center industry, an AFCOM membership will provide you with invaluable connections, convenient access to real-world, practical and thought leading educational resources and discounts on training, certifications and industry events. 6 Key Benefits of Joining AFCOM: Exclusive education and certification discounts worth thousands of dollars! Through AFCOM’s educational partners including CNet Training, EPI, IDCP, ICOR, and TSI, AFCOM members receive discounts up to 20% off education and certification courses – discounts that more than pay for the cost of an annual membership!Attendee discounts on any of AFCOM’s NEW Symposium events! According to our most recent State of the Industry Survey, the demand for ongoing education and networking among data center and facilities managers is greater than ever before.

How Does Cloud Computing Work? [Technology Explained] Before we dig further into how does cloud computing work, first let’s understand what the term “cloud“ refers to. The concept of the cloud has been around for a long time in many different incarnations in the business world. It mostly means a grid of computers serving as a service-oriented architecture to deliver software and data. Most websites and server-based applications run on particular computers or servers. What differentiates the cloud from the way those are set up is that the cloud utilizes the resources from the computers as a collective virtual computer, where the applications can run independently from particular computer or server configurations. Tape Backup vs Hard Disk Backup: What Does the Future Hold? I was frequenting Spiceworks earlier today and came across a post asking if “tape was legacy”. I think what they were asking is whether backup to tape is the kind of legacy technology today that we see with VHS—there are still a few out there but the technology is on its way out. I realize that there are still advantages with tape when it comes to large volume backups and the ability to physically move the backup media to an offsite location. But even with these advantages it seems that backups to disk (and dare I say to the cloud?) have so many more advantages.

Program: Information Systems and Operations Management - University of Florida - Acalog ACMS™ The Department of Information Systems & Operations Management offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management (M.S.ISOM); the Ph.D. degree in Business Administration; and a concentration in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program. Minimum requirements for these degrees are available in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog. Master of Science: The M.S.ISOM program provides computing, analytical, and application skills to be used in a business setting. The primary areas of emphasis in the M.S.ISOM program are business intelligence and analystics, information systems/information technology, and supply chain management.

Choosing an Open Storage Operating System It is becoming increasingly common to forgo traditional, proprietary storage devices, both NAS and SAN, and instead using off the shelf hardware and installing a storage operating system on it for, what many call, “do it yourself” storage servers. This, of course, is a misnomer since no one calls a normal file server “do it yourself” just because you installed Windows yourself. Storage has a lot of myth and legend swirling around it and people often panic when the they think of installing Windows and calling it NAS rather than calling it a file server. So, if it makes you feel better, use terms like file server or storage server rather than NAS and SAN – problem solved. This is a part of the “open storage” movement – moving storage systems from proprietary to standard. Choosing the right operating system for a storage server is important and not always that easy.

IBM DS8870 Architecture and Implementation This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8870. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8870. The IBM DS8870 is the most advanced model in the IBM DS8000® series and is equipped with IBM POWER7+™ based controllers. Various configuration options are available that scale from dual 2-core systems up to dual 16-core systems with up to 1 TB of cache. The DS8870 also features enhanced 8 Gbps device adapters and host adapters.