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GPU cloud instances aid compute-intensive apps, but at a cost

Public cloud providers increasingly offer GPU-based cloud services for compute-heavy applications, but organizations need the right skill sets -- and budget -- to deploy them.

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  • TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications)

    The Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) is an open-source language used to describe the relationships and dependencies between services and applications that reside on a cloud computing platform.

  • Google Cloud Storage Nearline

    Google Cloud Storage Nearline is a public cloud storage service from Google intended for data archiving, backup and disaster recovery.

  • cloud infrastructure

    Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware and software -- such as servers, storage and virtualization software -- required to support cloud computing.

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Applications

Cloud applications allow companies to eliminate the need to install, run and maintain an application in house by outsourcing it to an application provider in the cloud. The most well known of these providers today is Salesforce.com which sells CRM software as a service. Read news and technical advice on application compatibility in the cloud and the pros and cons of using cloud-based applications. This topic covers enterprise applications, productivity applications, custom applications, collaboration, Gmail, SlideRocket.com and Google Apps.

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  • Microsoft Office Delve

    Microsoft Delve is a discovery and collaboration tool within Office 365 that uses machine learning to help users work more efficiently.

  • cloud database

    A cloud database is a collection of content, either structured or unstructured, that resides on a private, public or hybrid cloud computing infrastructure platform.

  • cloudlet

    A cloudlet is a small-scale data center or cluster of computers designed to quickly provide cloud computing services to mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, within close geographical proximity.

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Costs and management

Deployed correctly, cloud computing will save you money, but there are lots of caveats to getting it right. And with on-demand, pay-as-you-go cloud services, it's critical to write rock-solid service-level agreements to ensure service levels are being met. This topic covers the reliability of cloud services, how to write SLAs to ensure cost-effective use of cloud services and how to weigh cloud providers' service levels and cloud pricing. This topic also includes information on how to build and manage a private cloud infrastructure to reduce IT costs. This topic covers pay-as-you-go services, writing service-level agreements for the cloud, SLA management, ensuring service levels in the cloud, monitoring service-level performance and the economics of cloud computing.

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  • TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications)

    The Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) is an open-source language used to describe the relationships and dependencies between services and applications that reside on a cloud computing platform.

  • Google Cloud Storage Nearline

    Google Cloud Storage Nearline is a public cloud storage service from Google intended for data archiving, backup and disaster recovery.

  • cloud infrastructure

    Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware and software -- such as servers, storage and virtualization software -- required to support cloud computing.

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Development

Discover how cloud computing development platforms let you fire up and test the upper limits of an application in minutes and shut it down just as fast. This section covers all the latest information on developing apps in the cloud, test and development in the cloud, technical advice on writing code in the cloud, cloud APIs and platform as a service. This topic covers Microsoft Windows Azure, workflow for development in the cloud, AWS, EC2, Google App Engine, application performance testing in the cloud, Hadoop, open source cloud and Eucalyptus.

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  • TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications)

    The Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) is an open-source language used to describe the relationships and dependencies between services and applications that reside on a cloud computing platform.

  • fog computing (fog networking, fogging)

    Fog computing, also known as fog networking or fogging, brings the benefits of the cloud closer to where data is created: at the network's edge.

  • Hadoop

    Hadoop is a free, Java-based programming framework that supports the processing of large data sets in a distributed computing environment. It is part of the Apache project sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation.

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Security

Cloud security issues and the risks of cloud computing are not well understood today and are one of the biggest barriers to adoption of these services. This section helps CIOs and IT managers assess the security risks of cloud computing with the latest information on cloud security standards; how to manage data security in the cloud, data privacy in the cloud and the regulatory and compliance implications of moving to a cloud model. This topic also covers auditing cloud computing service providers and cloud computing risk management.

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  • Microsoft Azure Security Center

    Microsoft Azure Security Center is a set of tools and services for securing virtual machines that run on the Azure public cloud. With Azure Security Center, an IT team can establish security policies, set up alerts and receive recommendations for addressing potential Azure security threats.

  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

  • Docker Content Trust

    Docker Content Trust is a security feature for Docker containers that uses cryptographic keys to ensure container images are not comprised.

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Private cloud

Enterprises unwilling to trust their mission-critical applications or data in the public cloud look to private cloud computing as a way to introduce automation, self-service portals and further efficiencies to the company than virtualization alone can offer. This topic covers essentials enterprise IT need to build a private cloud architecture, including the latest news and tips on private cloud providers such as VMware, Citrix, HP, IBM, Dell and others.

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  • cloud infrastructure

    Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware and software -- such as servers, storage and virtualization software -- required to support cloud computing.

  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

  • CoreOS Linux

    CoreOS Linux is an open source operating system (OS) that provides the functionality required to deploy and manage applications within software containers.

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Public cloud

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, Rackspace, Google, Verizon/Terremark, Savvis, Windows Azure and others.

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  • Google Cloud Storage Nearline

    Google Cloud Storage Nearline is a public cloud storage service from Google intended for data archiving, backup and disaster recovery.

  • cloud infrastructure

    Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware and software -- such as servers, storage and virtualization software -- required to support cloud computing.

  • Google Cloud Storage Coldline

    Google Cloud Storage Coldline is a public cloud cold storage service from Google intended for archiving and disaster recovery.

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  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a Congressionally-established nonprofit that assesses audits of public ...

  • cyborg anthropologist

    A cyborg anthropologist is an individual who studies the interaction between humans and technology, observing how technology can ...

  • RegTech

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  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

    The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric block cipher used by the U.S. government to protect classified ...

  • identity theft

    Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personally identifiable ...

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  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

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  • CIFS (Common Internet File System)

    CIFS (Common Internet File System) is a protocol that gained popularity around the year 2000, as vendors worked to establish an ...

  • GlusterFS (Gluster File System)

    GlusterFS (Gluster File System) is an open source distributed file system that can scale out in building-block fashion to store ...

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management capability of an OS that allows a computer to compensate for physical memory shortages by ...

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  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • SSD caching

    SSD caching, also known as flash caching, is the temporary storage of data on NAND flash memory chips in a solid-state drive so ...

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  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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