Up in the Air in the World of Social Media


Up in the Air in the World of Social Media
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Today I am honored to share with you a guest post by Allison Rice, Marketing Director, Amsterdam Printing. Allison writes about what is going on in the online marketing industry. This industry made its first big step into the cloud through a wealth of SaaS offerings, and is now moving on towards more integrated solutions [...]

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Scaling very large Clouds with Swarm Computing

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Scaling very large Clouds with Swarm Computing
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In my previous post ‘Swarm Computing – Cloud 2.0?’ I have written about the basic principles of Swarm Computing. Now I want to dig a bit deeper into why I believe Swarm Computing is a natural evolution for Cloud Computing, and specifically which benefits it can bring to the Cloud. Cloud Computing, although the industry [...]

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Swarm Computing – Cloud 2.0?


Swarm Computing – Cloud 2.0?
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In the latest edition of CloudViews Unplugged Andi Mann and George Watt discuss, amongst other topics, research done by the University of California in Berkeley. The topic of this research is Swarm Computing, which appears to be somewhat related to research on robots. Swarm Computing goes way beyond simply interconnecting many devices through the Internet [...]

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Give me the blues–Innovation and Standards in Cloud Computing


Give me the blues–Innovation and Standards in Cloud Computing
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My colleague Jacob Lamm wrote this wonderful piece on our ‘Innovation Today’ blog. It is about the fundamental question whether industry standards will accelerate or slow down innovation in Cloud Computing. I, personally, am glad to hear that there’s yet another musician in IT and at CA! You can find the original post here. Standards [...]

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Service-based Capacity Management


Service-based Capacity Management
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Capacity Management is an important discipline; it contributes both to cost effectiveness and service quality. While service disruptions certainly can be caused by code defects, quite a lot of them actually have their roots in insufficient capacity on one of the underlying components. Solving this problem by adding more hardware is a costly approach, and [...]
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5 Tips For Choosing a Managed Hosting Provider [Part Five]

5 Tips For Choosing a Managed Hosting Provider [Part Five]
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Guest Post by Tarun Bhatti from Rackspace Hosting Part Five: Apps, control, and cost You’ve found a provider that offers enough uptime and support to meet your needs. But your work’s not done yet! Tip: Ask how many other customers are hosting your favorite application with the hosting provider I’m surprised how many people forget [...]
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The ‘new’ iPhone …

The ‘new’ iPhone …
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Ok, this has nothing to do whatsoever with Cloud Computing. But it is just so funny … customers comparing the iPhone 4S with the iPhone 4S! No, not a typo. And by the way, it does have to do with Cloud Computing after all: how do you brand your product and your company in such [...]
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5 Tips For Choosing a Managed Hosting Provider [Part Four]

5 Tips For Choosing a Managed Hosting Provider [Part Four]
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Guest post by Tarun Bhatti from Rackspace Hosting Part Four: Scalability and handling traffic spikes Planning to get lots of exposure for your product or company? You need to ensure that your site can handle the traffic during The Oprah Effect or when your company’s CEO is on CNN, your promotion is featured on Groupon, [...]
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5 Tips For Choosing a Managed Hosting Provider [Part Three]

5 Tips For Choosing a Managed Hosting Provider [Part Three]
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Guest post by Tarun Bhatti from Rackspace Hosting Part Three: The uptime guarantee All hosting providers will experience downtime at some point. That’s why you should never trust a 100% uptime guarantee! 99.9999% uptime requires million-dollar, continuous-availability servers. So 100% uptime is not something any hosting provider can deliver consistently. But you need to maximize [...]
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People Leadership

People Leadership
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I read a wonderful article today, ‘ Four Lessons From the Best Bosses I Ever Had’ written by Deborah Mills-Scofield. Deborah shares some of the remarkable experiences she’s had working for some of her first bosses. Reading her story, I am sure most of us will immediately envy her. The great things her bosses did [...]
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