Last week was a great party for the entire Google developer family, including Google Cloud Platform. And within the Cloud Platform, Big Data processing services. Which is where my focus has been in the almost two years I’ve been at Google.
More and more businesses are considering adopting cloud computing, drawn by the huge savings and benefits the cloud can provide. However, a perceived lack of confidence in cloud-based technologies is seen as one of the biggest barriers to adoption.
This is why there are a number of key issues suppliers need to address for the cloud to become the commercial success we claim it to be, like: transparency, reliability, accountability and security of operations.
You don’t have to be an environment activist to support green cloud computing. When thinking about the cloud, we typically have images of a remote place in the sky where people store documents, photos and music, yet the reality is a little different. Data is stored on thousands of remote computer servers located in large-scale industrial facilities called data centers, and these data centers consume tremendous amounts of power, negatively impacting the environment.
If you’re a business owner, preparing for the unexpected is critical. If you run a small business, one of the important decisions you have to make is in regards to the backup and recovery of your company’s critical data.
Data as a Service (DaaS) – not to be confused with Desktop as a Service – has been called the “cousin” of software as a service. Like all members of the “as a Service” (aaS) family, DaaS is a cloud strategy used to facilitate the accessibility of business-critical data in a well-timed, protected and affordable manner.
The widespread adoption of cloud computing and mobile is changing our lives, the way we do business and how we handle our day-to-day chores. In many ways, mobility and cloud computing play a significant role from both a consumer and enterprise user standpoint.
The world is changing. Massive urbanization, inadequate transportation systems and increasingly limited energy resources are all affecting how we live today and in the future. The PC completely changed the way people work, and today, we are witnessing a new revolution with the convergence of the cloud and the billions of mobile devices in use today.
Now that we all have our “heads” in the cloud, it’s important to understand where we are headed with Hybrid Clouds. The evolution of cloud computing has taken the data center and all of the required supporting technologies to a new level, so it’s important to understand what the step will be.
When it comes to a high-level understanding of the cloud platform, there are 4 models generally known:
In terms of business models, the Internet of Things (IoT) shift is generating unprecedented opportunities that can be seized by companies to develop new services, enhance productivity and efficiency, improve real-time decision making, solve critical problems, and develop new and innovative user experiences.
When you were young, did you ever wonder what the future might look like? I did, and it sure looks more and more like we’re heading into what I imagined. Like I mentioned in a previous article, the Internet is no longer confined to just desktops, tablets or smartphones, it’s expanding into every part of consumers daily lives and into their homes.