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Anywhere, Anytime Data Protection in the Cloud

Until recently, who was responsible for data protection was rarely an issue—it was clearly the company’s sole responsibility. Now that companies are relying on outside parties and SaaS services for delivery of basic IT services and allowing staff to use their own equipment, the answer is unclear.

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Beth Cohen
Share Nothing Means Nothing Shared in the Cloud

Beth Cohen details the use of share nothing in the cloud. Share nothing means that all application components are carefully segregated so that each customer has its own self-contained environment, application, and access. If a component fails, it will ideally affect only one customer.

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Beth Cohen
Using the Cloud to Build SaaS Applications the Right Way

Many traditional applications companies have rushed to roll out SaaS versions of their products without fully thinking through how an application architected to work in a traditional corporate IT environment might need to change to fit far different SaaS implementation requirements.

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Beth Cohen
Ninety Percent of All Cloud Predictions Are Wrong

Beth Cohen compares the past predictions for cloud computing and the cloudy forecasts for 2013—covering Year of the Cloud, OpenStack, VCE Vblock, VMware Cloud, and Cloud Tools.

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Beth Cohen
How Test Teams Can Help with Service Level Agreements

Testing teams are not new to service level agreements (SLAs)—they have traditionally used various measurement techniques and metrics to objectively gauge a product’s quality and readiness to ship. Rajini Bharath explains how test teams can help an organization achieve a successful SLA roll out.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Public and Private Cloud Boundaries Are Colliding

Public and private cloud boundaries are rapidly colliding. On-premise private cloud hosting within a data center is shifting to a hybrid environment, where business functions are distributed across public SaaS applications, outsourced service partners, and multiple private collocation facilities.

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Chris Haddad
The Complex Web of Cloud Pricing

On the surface the OpEx payment model is appealing because it allows organizations to purchase the right amount of services to fit fluctuating needs over time. When you dig deeper, you will find a complex web of pricing and feature sets that makes it almost impossible to compare vendor offerings.

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Beth Cohen
Emerging Cloud Standards—A Technology Lay of the Land

Beyond the roughly divided cloud architecture's layers, consisting of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, there is room for the creation of viable standards within and between each of the cloud layers.

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Beth Cohen