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Cloud computing is a kind of Internet-based computing that provides shared processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services), which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort. Cloud computing and storage solutions provide users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers. It relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economy of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network.

A common understanding of “cloud computing” is continuously evolving, and the terminology and concepts used to define it often needs clarifying. Press coverage can be vague or may not fully capture the extent of what cloud computing entails or represents, sometimes reporting how companies are making their solutions available in the “cloud” or how “cloud computing” is the way forward, but not examining the characteristics, models, and services involved in understanding what cloud computing is and what it can become.

Advocates claim that cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs, and focus on projects that differentiate their businesses instead of on infrastructure.[5] Proponents also claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand. Cloud providers typically use a “pay as you go” model. This will lead to unexpectedly high charges if administrators do not adapt to the cloud pricing model.

The present availability of high-capacity networks, low-cost computers and storage devices as well as the widespread adoption of hardware virtualization, service-oriented architecture, and autonomic and utility computing have led to a growth in cloud computing. Companies can scale up as computing needs increase and then scale down again as demands decrease.

Cloud computing has become a highly demanded service or utility due to the advantages of high computing power, cheap cost of services, high performance, scalability, accessibility as well as availability. Some cloud vendors are experiencing growth rates of 50% per year, but being still in a stage of infancy, it has pitfalls that need to be addressed to make cloud computing services more reliable and user friendly.

A permissions flaw in Microsoft’s Azure AD Connect software could allow a rogue admin to escalate account privileges and gain unauthorized universal access within a company’s internal network. 
Legal action is another distraction for the long-delayed project.
I ready David Linthicum’s post ”Data integration is the one thing the cloud makes worse” with great interest.

A huge reason that I decided my next job would be for a search company was because of this very problem. (That’s why I now work for LucidWo...
By Chris Purcell, Analyst Relations at Hewlett Packard Enterprise In today’s world of hybrid IT, companies are trying to harness the benefits of both private and public clouds.

Applications and data now live everywhere — in the core data center, in ...
Tryzens selected to develop integration solution for the Salesforcereg; Commerce Cloud platform, to enable innovative start up HubBox to service retailers such as Jack Wills to offer 2,000+ additional collection points as a delivery option for their c...
Client growth and industry recognition boosts Cornerstone’s European presence LONDON – 14 Dec. 2017 - Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, today announced that i...
London & Luxembourg, 14th December 2017.

The B2 Group, the provider of cloud-based payments software and consultancy solutions, announced today that Santander UK have chosen its Multi-Bank Integrator platform to further enhance their supply chain finan...
Google explains the details of how it secures information in the cloud and encrypts data in transit.
IBM has released two sets of freely available code and other development assets: IBM Code Patterns and Bot Asset Exchange.The features in IBM Code Patterns With IBM Code Patterns, IBM is providing more than 120 open source code patterns intended to ...
The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? LeBron James or Steph Curry? Muhammad Ali or Floyd Mayweather? And while we’re at it: best-of-breed or single-vendor/integrated-stack?Classic debates. Myself, I prefer the Beatles, Steph, and Ali.

As for best-of-br...
Telco plans to launch user-friendly cloud security serviceHamburg, Germany. 13 December 2017 - The growth of smartphone usage in the Asia-Pacific region is unstoppable. Between 2013 and 2015 alone, the number of users in Vietnam, Indonesia, India and t...
In two whitepapers, Google describes measures for protecting data traveling to its networks and within them.