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  • How to deploy and manage a hybrid cloud approach

    A hybrid cloud can be a practical approach to entering the world of cloud computing. There's a lot to consider, though, and the shift is far from simple. This handbook looks specifically at why an organization might choose to go with a hybrid model; ... 

  • Pay-per-use in the cloud: Cutting cloud infrastructure costs with IaaS

    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) —or the ability to rent servers and storage by the hour in a pay-as-you-go way—is not only real but also saving companies millions of dollars and fundamentally changing the way IT organizations operate and support t... 

  • hybrid cloud

    A hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment in which an organization provides and manages some resources in-house and has others provided externally. 

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon.com. Web services are sometimes called cloud services or remote computing services. The first AWS offerings were launched in 2006 to provide online ser... 

  • Amazon CloudSearch

    Amazon CloudSearch is a scalable, developer-friendly, cloud-based search service that forms part of Amazon Web Services (AWS). According to Amazon, developers can set CloudSearch up and deploy it fully in less than an hour. 

  • European Cloud Computing Strategy (ECCS)

    The European Cloud Computing Strategy (ECCS) is an initiative established by the European Commission to promote the adoption of cloud computing services. 

  • shadow IT (shadow information technology)

    Shadow IT is hardware or software that is not supported by an organization's IT department.  The term often carries a negative connotation because it implies the IT department has not approved the technology or doesn’t even know that employees are us... 

  • G-cloud (government cloud)

    G-Cloud, or Government Cloud Computing, is a U.K. government program aiming for government-wide adoption of cloud computing. 

  • green cloud

    Green cloud is a label that describes the potential environmental benefits that information technology services delivered over the Internet can offer society.  

  • cloud cartography

    Cloud cartography is a scheme for pinpointing the physical locations of Web servers hosted on a third-party cloud computing service. The goal of cloud cartography is to map the service provider's infrastructure in order to identify where a particular... 

  • on-demand computing

    On-demand (OD) computing is an increasingly popular enterprise model in which computing resources are made available to the user as needed. 

  • grid computing

    Grid computing (or the use of a computational gridis applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time - usually to a scientific or technical problem that requires a great number of computer processing cycles ... 

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About Public cloud computing services

Using a cloud computing service can mean greater server and compute capacity when you need it and without the costs and management headaches of owning all the hardware. Public cloud computing services, in particular, offer easy and inexpensive set-up, a pay-per-usage model and the scalability needed to meet specific needs. Get news and the latest research on the advantages of using a public cloud computing architecture, on-demand storage and managed infrastructures. This topic covers Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), IBM Blue Cloud, Sun Cloud, Google App Engine, Rackspace, GoGrid, NewServers, Verizon cloud computing, AT&T cloud computing services, Savvis, Terremark, Windows Azure Services Platform, on-demand computing, Amazon Web Services, grid computing, Joyent, HP Flexible Computing Services, Bungee Connect, Etelos, Coghead, Salesforce.com Force.com and LongJump.