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Why Cloud is Spearheading Efficiency in Business Operations
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Every entrepreneur in any field seeks to grow his or her business to the mid-market level. However, to get there quickly, there is need to cut down on business expenses as much as possible. Thanks to the cloud, startups no longer have to worry about purchasing expensive server systems and IT equipment. Cloud technology offers improved scalability, higher business agility, reduced management costs, and just-in-time availability of IT infrastructure.

Startup owners should embrace cloud technology as the next logical step for increasing computing efficiency due to the following reasons.

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What are Containers and Why Manage Them in Cloud?
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The need to use applications effectively over different running environments has led to increased embracement of cloud containers. The concept of containerization involves isolation of processes in the sharing of the operating system. Containers are necessary for creating cloud-based distributed applications. Containerization binds applications, libraries, and dependencies for easy use and compatibility. They offer an abstraction mechanism of the application from their working environments. 

 

Deployment of Containers 

The implementation of containers can be either...

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The Cloud-Based Skills Gap: Keeping Pace with a Changing Environment
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Cloud-based computing is normally associated with increased in-house efficiency, superior levels of redundancy and more efficient approaches to IT-based tasks. Unfortunately, this appears to be more of a myth than a reality. Recent research has found that a lack of the appropriate skills is dramatically impacting the potential ROI associated with such systems. Not only can this have a debilitating effect upon day-to-day operations, but this so-called skills gap is also making it difficult for organisations to leverage the power of the cloud to their advantage. What have statistics shown?

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Why Hybrid Cloud is the Future of Computing
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The cloud is a rage, but the big advantages come with some significant drawbacks. The spotlight is now on hybrid cloud computing, essentially a mix of on-premises, private cloud, and public cloud deployment models, as an effective way to sustain the advantages while overcoming the drawbacks. 

 

The cloud made everything simple – the hybrid cloud is even simpler

Many enterprises have adopted the public and private cloud in a big way, to leverage the latest cutting-edge computing technology, such as advanced data analytic tools, machine learning platforms, and more. With the...

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Advancement In Serverless Computing
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Development of serverless computing in the cloud world has grown considerably over the years as a cloud-oriented functioning design that controls vital infrastructure resources. The technology is an efficient microservice architecture that enables programmers to execute functions in the applications, then pay for the expenses incurred by the systems.

Naturally, the technology uses hardware which is a contradiction basing of the name ‘’serverless’’. But the administration of the program is basically “invisible” since the app designers do not...

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Why move to the hybrid cloud?
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Many businesses have been attracted by the numerous advantages the cloud possesses. Businesses are now able to free up their architecture in virtual environments and also free up physical space that can be used for other purposes.

 

Options available for the cloud

There are third party public cloud service providers such as Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) among others that eliminate the complexity and costs of businesses setting up a data centre. However, using public cloud may expose data security and may also increase latency. On the other hand, while private cloud...

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Using G-cloud7 on the digital marketplace
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The Digital Marketplace goal is to make clearer, simplify and make it quicker for those operating in the public sector to purchase their needs. On the earlier G-Cloud 6 (G6) framework, suppliers had to apply and then submit their services through two distinct systems. The G-Cloud 7 (G7) process has now been simplified and the submissions by the supplier will now go through a single Digital Marketplace system.

Creating a G7 Account

When the G-Cloud 7 opens, returning suppliers can:

1. Log in directly to the current account on Digital Marketplace. An account can be created by first time.
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Driving business agility via the cloud
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It has been revealed in a recent paper by Harvard Business Review that cloud computing is becoming the norm. Increasing numbers of businesses are migrating to the cloud with the main goal being to increase business agility. The report, entitled “Business Agility in the Cloud”, states that the majority of those businesses surveyed feel cloud computing gives them a competitive edge through the provision of 24/7 remote access to their data and resources. Other leading benefits cited include simplification of processes, productivity and scalability. Innovation and cost reduction are...

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Alibaba is the 4th biggest cloud services company in the world
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Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a Chinese e-commerce company. The company started in 1999 with the website Alibaba.com. It connected Chinese manufacturers with overseas buyers. At the moment they provide business-to-consumer, consumer-to-consumer, and business-to-business sales services. Alibaba Group Holding Limited also provides electronic payment services, a search engine for shopping, and they provide data-centric cloud computing services. The company has a market value in excess of US$230 billion.

The Chinese are invading

Alibaba Group Holding Limited is expanding outside of China...

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The Problems You May Encounter With Virtualization
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Virtualisation has its share of pitfalls that you need to learn to avoid, or at least lessen your exposure/risk. There is a massive number of features and functionality to choose from, and making the right choice can be difficult. 

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Virtual machines are very easy to build and create when compared to all you need to do to commission a physical server, but VM on-demand has a price. Storage resources are easily consumed by your virtual machines that have become orphaned. Those are the ones that are not associated with a hypervisor, and/or the ones that are “zombie”...

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