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Cloud-native applications have become ubiquitous in IT environments. Learn what it takes to create cloud-native apps and which development tools are available.

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  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet.

  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.

  • hybrid cloud

    Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms.

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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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  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet.

  • internet of things (IoT)

    The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.

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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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  • internet of things (IoT)

    The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.

  • hybrid cloud

    Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms.

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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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  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.

  • Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI)

    Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) is the proposed Department of Defense (DoD) cloud infrastructure network.

  • big data

    Big data is an evolving term that describes a large volume of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data that has the potential to be mined for information and used in machine learning projects and other advanced analytics applications.

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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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  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.

  • cloud browser

    A cloud browser is a cloud-based combination of a web browser application with a virtualized container that implements the concept of remote browser isolation.

  • vertical cloud

    A vertical cloud is a set of cloud computing services optimized for use in a particular industry, or for a specific business model.

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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 computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.

  • hybrid cloud

    Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms.

  • cloud server

    A cloud server is a hosted, and typically virtual, compute server that is accessed by users over a network.

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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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  • Containers as a Service (CaaS)

    Containers as a service (CaaS) is a cloud service that allows software developers to upload, organize, run, scale, manage and stop containers by using a provider's API calls or a web portal interface.

  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.

  • hybrid cloud

    Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms.

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    Business continuity policy is the set of standards and guidelines an organization enforces to ensure resilience and proper risk ...

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    Primary storage is the collective methods and technologies used to capture and retain digital information that is in active use ...

  • RAM (Random Access Memory)

    RAM (Random Access Memory) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

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    Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access ...

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