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Arjan de Jong

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So what do I mean by this? Well if we take a brief look at history we have seen good ideas and new technology provided by the industry that has taken a number of years to really take a hold in the market space.  I think the most recent example of this is the slow adoption of USB. USB was first introduced in the mid to late 1990s with the 1.0 release touting faster I/O over regular serial and able to chain multiple devices. At that time we saw a small number of devices, mainly early webcams and mice keyboard combos.  But really it did not take off until the iterations through versions 1.1 to 2.0 did it really take hold with a flurry of USB-ready hardware. This took nearly five years after its initial release. Is Cloud adoption in the current economic climate and uncertainty likely to suffer the same? I think that for now Cloud will exist in a more hybrid transition s... (more)

State of Cloud Computing (infographic)

Source: Netcraft Survey 2010 ... (more)

Better service at lower costs with cloud computing

When reading cloud computing surveys I constantly bump into the same arguments why companies hold back from investing in it; evidence of cost savings, assurances regarding reliability, security and potential loss of control. These arguments and concerns reflect earlier concerns when email, the Internet and instant messaging entered the workplace, for example. Confusion all over Although the [...] ... (more)

Flexibility Primary Benefit of Migrating to the Cloud

Whilst cloud providers have been primarily focussing on cost savings to persuade companies to migrate to the cloud, a recent study conducted by the Cloud Industry Forum in the UK shows that the agility given to businesses to deliver new services is the primary driver to adopt cloud computing. We can state that the cloud [...] ... (more)

Windows Azure Cloud Appliance Presented by Microsoft

During its yearly Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011, Microsoft introduced Windows Azure Cloud Appliance to its partners. The appliance can be used by Microsoft partners to roll-out new cloud services in data centers. The available server capacity will be maximally utilized for the usage of business applications. The new Microsoft service combines Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Azure and hardware fitted for Microsoft infrastructures. The service is primarily available for developers, end-users, service providers and resellers, who run applications in a private and/or sem... (more)