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Here is an overview on the numerous benefits to cloud computing.
HaaS, or Hadoop as a Service providers make the Hadoop data analytics platform much more user friendly for scientists and administrators. Available services run the gamut from simple access to Hadoop software for those who value independence, to full services for those who wish it. HaaS can store data in HDFS, manage elasticity, and support continual operations. The right application of HaaS can create great improvement in data science analysis and management.
Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) further the trend of utilizing virtualization to efficiently manage a corporate data center. Providing a healthy separation from the hardware infrastructure in order to better leverage performance and accessibility of your data network is a key element in software-defined data centers. Challenges such as adequate resource capacity and consideration for multi-tiered data management may make IT managers hesitate. However, better aligning with increasing service demands and easier provisioning of low-level components certainly make the SDDC a worthwhile consideration.
Three Key Elements for Successfully Migrating Data Into the Cloud covers important considerations to be made when transferring mission critical data into the cloud. Thought has to be given to the security of the solution being used for cloud based storage, how one can best automate the task for the sake of efficiency, limiting control of those who have access, and finally integrating the cloud solution into the existing business plan.
Working the IT department at large corporations can be tiresome. It’s not enough to keep tabs on all the hardware; you also have to make sure that the software is installed on all the systems. Whenever a new hire comes in, you have to spend more money to buy the software again, or check to make sure the license allows for yet another user.
Our featured article today explores some surprising enterprises that have shifted some processes to cloud based applications. There has been a lot of discussion over what should and should not be put into the cloud for security and compliance reasons. This article shows that some of the most strict enterprise verticals are migrating some sensitive applications to the cloud because it is just more efficient for their business.