Category: Cloud Computing

Until a few years ago the conversations in the Cloud Industry was around complexity, security & risk (read more: Cloud Computing Blog). Since then we have come a long way and now Cloud is accepted as a powerful way of delivering a secure, scalable IT infrastructure. It has now become an accepted mainstream approach for organisations, whether it’s public, private, or hybrid. During our interaction with Cloud Consultants and CTO’s, they still feel Cloud is a destination. Cloud is not your goal or destination. It is a part of your mission-critical business, and there is no single endpoint. With services like Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services etc, there is a rise in misconception that Cloud is a commodity i.e. you can go and buy Cloud off-the-shelf. To a great extend this is true. But most companies, big and small, have more complex IT requirements than an off-the-shelf solution could ever handle. You’re not ‘any old business’ – so don’t accept ‘any old cloud’. Key Points to Consider Before you can Buy Cloud Solutions Scalable Cloud There are NOT a lot of Hosting provides who can offer a truly scalable cloud. 90% of the Hosting providers are still offering Dedicated Servers […]

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To remain agile and flexible in changing business environments, enterprises need to consider Cloud technologies. Cloud offers the desired scalability and operational agility for e-commerce platform providers to drive customer loyalty and increase transactions. However, business decisions are often impacted by multiple factors, such as costs, infrastructure, security, interoperability and compliance. TD Web Services engineered a Cloud based Highly Optimized WordPress framework for a leading provider of e-commerce services. The customer needs to scale up their environments during peak seasons. They need to operate a highly reliable and secure platform that makes it possible for their eCommerce business to conduct business even with high loads. Business Challenge A robust, secure and scalable solution to add quickly deployable and detailed on-demand WordPress services to the existing E-Commerce platform Improve Performance of their current website and reduce the load time by under 2s. Our Solution TD Web Services collaborated with the customer to develop a Cloud based framework using TDWS Cloud Servers and Automation with. A solution was a fully automated WordPress deployment Top Class Hosting Infrastructure SSD RAID 10 1 GBPS Port Speed Local / Network Storage (via Private Network) Terraform to create new server for client in TDWS Cloud Servers […]

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Nowadays, a lot of businesses are starting to rely on the cloud. But, as per a recent study, 63 percent of US companies which moved to the cloud said the process needed a lot of effort. Transitioning to the cloud has its own challenges, but with the help of the below mentioned tips, you should be able to make this process a whole lot safer and simpler: Hire a corporate risk board Even though there are tons of benefits of using cloud technology, there are no organizational changes which come without risk. The best way of controlling this risk is with the help of a corporate risk board This board needs to include IT and finance professionals who know the benefits and risks associated with moving to the cloud. They can accordingly suggest strategies to help reduce risks and can communicate plans to the leaders of the company for garnering support for changes. A hybrid approach Businesses do not have to take all-or-nothing approaches when it comes to cloud tech. In fact, not many businesses do this anyway. Research shows 82 percent companies rely on hybrid cloud strategies which use a combination of on-site storage and cloud services. Hybrid approaches […]

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You will not be able to have a conversation about IT in today’s world without cloud computing being mentioned at least once. But this term isn’t as simple as you may imagine. There are a lot of issues, solutions, architectures, and types for you to digest. We could all benefit from a brief explanation of the cloud so that non-experts will know just what it is. Multiple types It is very common to think of the cloud as a huge network of computers with tons of information. But, there are many different types of clouds each capable of handling different types of problems. Specific benefits and features of cloud types can affect decisions in deploying and developing cloud solutions. Sometimes a single cloud type won’t be enough, and multiple types will be required. The utility cloud It manages and provisions large networks of machines to provide computing resources on-demand which can scale horizontally on any hardware. Utility clouds are usually accessible through APIs. This lets almost anyone to provision resources for addressing IT needs. Some of the examples of utility clouds include EC2, VMWare vCloud Suite, Apache CloudStack, and Microsoft System Center. The storage cloud This contains a number of […]

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Even though there are some real concerns about HIPAA rules and data, the cloud still looks like it will have a major role to play when it comes to healthcare. But a lot of this is most likely to stay with private clouds or on-premises. Very little reliance will be put on the public cloud. Survey A HIMMS Analytics and Level 3 survey has found that this increasing adoption of cloud for a number of healthcare functions has been prevalent in the last couple of years. The survey shows 47 percent of the respondents planning to use the cloud in office which is 22 percent higher than a couple of years ago. Also, 47 percent were keen on using the cloud for disaster recovery and business continuity. The cloud certainly is poised to play a pivotal role as far as healthcare organizations are concerned. There are a lot of providers who are planning to or already using the cloud too. Organizations are now more willing to trust the cloud when it comes to their health information. They are testing platforms using back office applications and are planning on leveraging cloud solutions so they can manage analytics and storage. Happy Patients […]

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The cloud computing market has started to grow somewhat significantly in Europe. There are now billions of dollars being invested in the country from some of the largest tech companies in the world. Microsoft Looking to Conquer Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has spent around $3 billion (€2.82 billion) on its Azure data centers in Europe as of now. It is now targeting France where it will get together with AWS to build cloud facilities in the year 2017. Apple is supposed to be spending around $1 billion in Denmark on their new data facility. Facebook is planning a data processing center of their own too there. The main reason for all of this activity is evident when Satya Nadella went to Europe and announced a book called A Cloud for Global Good where there are tons of policy recommendations for the cloud with the main focus being on privacy. The first chapter of the book talks about the problems of intrusive surveillance, the right to privacy, and uncontrolled data collection. How can you preserve free expression and privacy while protecting the safety of the public? It is a very important question, especially in a place like Europe where privacy rules are […]

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Microsoft, the tech giant, has invested $3 billion (€2.76 billion) in Europe in cloud computing, and says it is going to start offering services out of data centers in France from next year. The company made this announcement in Dublin at a Tech Gathering with Satya Nadella delivering the news to everyone. Better Cloud Access Cloud computing isn’t just about single destinations. He said this while he was outlining the plans of the company to create a global hyper-scale cloud. He said that they now had more than thirty regions across various parts of the world which were working to ensure cloud access was available to everyone. Transforming Microsoft into the first mobile-first, cloud-entity in the world has been one of the key strategies of Nadella since he took over as CEO. This push to cloud computing has made it possible for Microsoft to double their computing capacity and has allowed them to deliver these services in Europe as well. European Data Centers Among the investments the company has made, there has been a marked growth in the data centers which they are operating in Europe including countries like Britain and Ireland. Nadella said that he didn’t see any impact […]

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Cloud computing, including all subscription based and pay-per-use models, are intensifying competition as far as the regular license-based software business is concerned in Thailand. This is raising a number of serious questions regarding the future of the local software companies in the country. Local Firms In order to survive, these local firms are going to have to adapt to the recurring revenue platforms during this age of subscriptions instead of doing what they normally do and sell licenses with the help of their perpetual licensing models. Companies even need to adopt emerging technologies such as the IoT (Internet of Things) and large-scale data analytics in order to develop innovative software solutions on-demand, says a couple of leading software experts. The software industry in the country needs to embrace service models which are software enabled in order to speed up innovation and enable scalable service delivery remotely at a lower cost. This is what Thanachart Numnonda; the executive director of the IMC Institute had to say. The IMC Institute is a Thai owned research and IT training firm. Software Enabled Services The software enabled service providers include Uber and Grab, the ride-sharing app makers, Airbnb the online marketplace, and Builk.com, a […]

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The cloud has been growing rapidly in Europe; unfortunately so has Islamic terrorism but that is another topic. Today, there are billions of dollars invested in it from the biggest technology companies in the world. Microsoft has spent three billion dollars on setting up data centers for the Azure cloud in Europe till date. They are now targeting France where it is going to join with Amazon Web Services to build cloud facilities in 2017. Apple is preparing to invest $1 billion in a data facility located in Denmark. This is also the place where Facebook is supposed to be looking at setting up a data processing facility. Satya Nadella’s Tour The reason for all this activity in this sector can be understood if you look at why Satya Nadella toured Europe. He used this opportunity to announce a book which was being published by Microsoft called A Cloud for Global Good. This book includes a number of recommendations with a major focus on privacy. The first chapter of the book looks at the dangers of intrusive surveillance, critical importance of privacy, and the collection of information. How can free expression and privacy be preserved while keeping public safety in […]

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In simple terms, you can define cloud computing as the storage and access of data and programs on the Internet as opposed to on your hard drive. But, it doesn’t end there. It also refers to a set of networks, hardware, services, storage, and interfaces which combine to deliver various aspects of computing in a service. So it isn’t just about sharing information, even the infrastructure could be shared online. One of the main aspects when it comes to the cloud is that there is no clear locality for hardware or data. Services might be sold to clients in one jurisdiction, and their data may be processed or stored in multiple other locations in different jurisdictions. The client might not even know where their data is being stored or processed. Threats of Cloud Computing Now that you have a brief idea of what cloud computing is, let’s take a look at some of the threats that it faces: Privacy and security The information which is housed on cloud servers mostly includes confidential information or intellectual property. Any risks of access to confidential and personal information will always pose an immediate threat. Application design When you consider the needs of various […]

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