• Open IT Forum: What’s holding you back from adopting the cloud?

    A recent TechTarget survey revealed the reasons why enterprises don't want to buy cloud services. What's holding you back from adopting the cloud?'

    Michael Tidmarsh31,795 pointsBadges:
  • New Cloud Service Providers

    Hello. Do you have, or know where I can find names and services of new/startup cloud services providers? Thank you. Tim Haag

    Marmaduke175 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: Are cloud SLAs a thing of the past?

    I read this article that questioned if cloud SLAs are dead, and I was curious what the IT community had to say about it. It seems that SLAs are the only way to ensure that the enterprise can get what it needs out of cloud providers, and get what it needs in the case of downtime. So what do you...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Cloud Computing and its security

    Hi, I am sorry that I am a little new to this forum, and can sound like a noob. I wanted to know what are the primary security threats that the cloud is now facing and what methods have been applied to either solve or avoid them. I was hoping to get an answer which is practically being used rather...

    Cloudnoob10 pointsBadges:
  • Choosing a cloud platform for a small business

    I am a Small Business Owner.  The business is  IT Project Management software/hardware integration, Managed Service Provider and reseller of end user computer products.   It is also a viritual organization.  I would like to be able to integrate software that is useable by some or all of my...

    Pmcng5 pointsBadges:
  • Amazon EC2 environment for my data/cloud security

    According to the Amazon EC2 environment details, there's a lot flexibility to create my instance with specific configurations, boot as many as I want, stop and secure data in the boot partition, etc. But what if I wanted to develop something for a month, subscribed to EC2, developed in pay per use...

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Suggestions for cloud governance tools for an SMB’s hybrid cloud?

    Looking for suggestions for a hybrid cloud governance, including performance metrics and ballpark cost.

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Cloud Computing Certification

    Hi, There are multiple serivce providers for cloud computing however I have spoken to big names and they dont provide any certification which can help giving the indepth knowledge on the major standard topic of cloud computing like: Best techniques, Power Consumption calculation, Real world case...

    Whoiswho5 pointsBadges:
  • Use of Microsoft Office in cloud

    Is it possible to use an excell file and upload in the cloud and a collegue to update that file in a different location. Also how big can the file be.And how much would licence cost to use microsoft office 2007 in the cloud?  

    Rafik25 pointsBadges:
  • How to test if I have a cloud server

    I bought a cloud hosting server but the control panel looks similar to ordinary Linux hosting. How can I figure out whether or not it's a cloud server?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Mitigating cloud server risks during DDoS attacks

    During recent DDoS attacks, the hackers are able to bring down all customers hosted on the targeted customer's service. Suggestions for mitigating that risk?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Need advice/recommendations for online storage (cloud server?)

    We are looking to replace our shared storage drive (10 workstations) with an online storage service. We access and update files regularly and would like to be able to access remotely as well as in office. Any advice on where to start would be greatly appreciated.

    ITKE350,830 pointsBadges:
  • Why would you choose cloud hosting environment over managed server hosting?

    Interested in arguments for either side and pros/cons on cloud hosting versus managed server hosting.

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Is anyone backing up to the cloud?

    Is anyone using the cloud to backup the IBM i? Recently an IT auditor suggested that this is the wave of the future.

    WoodEngineer6,725 pointsBadges:
  • Future of distributed/grid computing

    I want to know people view about distributed/grid computing after cloud computing has attained a high hype??

    CloudC30 pointsBadges:
  • Benefits/disadvantages of hosting SQL server on site versus MySQL in cloud?

    What are the benefits or disadvantages of hosting a SQL server on site or using a MYSQL server in the cloud? The MYSQL box is much cheaper is there anything I will not be able to do with my web app using MYSQL?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Framework for cloud computing purchase decisions?

    Does anyone have a good framework for deciding on deciding vendors and requirements for a cloud computing deployment? I'm looking for help on how to methodically go about planning scope, defining requirements, writing RFPs, and then actually picking someone, and if anyone's seen a good guide I'd...

    ITKE350,830 pointsBadges:
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA) for cloud computing services

    Can anybody enlighten me about what kinds of things are in a real SLA for a cloud? I'm primarily interested in performance and availability. My reason for asking: A research group I'm becoming affiliated with has a neat technique for optimally scheduling tasks to provide realistic guarantees on...

    ITKE350,830 pointsBadges:

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