Practical Use of Microservices in Moving Workloads to the Cloud

By: David S. Linthicum , Cloud Technology Partners

To make applications ready for the cloud, developers must think about how to best redesign the applications to become containerized and service oriented. Read more in this IEEE Cloud Computing article.

Cloud Manufacturing: Security, Privacy, and Forensic Concerns

By: Christian Esposito and Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno; Ben Martini, University of South Australia; and Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio

Cloud computing benefits from widespread adoption in every sector of our society and economy, due in part to the promise of cost-effective and elastic provisioning of computing resources. Read more in this IEEE Cloud Computing article.

Threats to Networking Cloud and Edge Datacenters in the Internet of Things

By: Deepak Puthal, University of Technology Sydney; Surya Nepal, CSIRO Data 61; Rajiv Ranjan, Newcastle University; and Jinjun Chen, University of Technology Sydney

This IEEE Cloud Computing magazine article explores how data analytics activities raise a new set of technical challenges in ensuring security and privacy of data as it travels to and from edge datacenters to a cloud datacenters.

Managing Uncertainty in Autonomic Cloud Elasticity Controllers

By: Pooyan Jamshidi, Imperial College London; Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano; and Nabor C. Mendonca, University of Fortaleza

This IEEE Cloud Computing magazine article looks at how elasticity allows a cloud system to maintain an optimal user experience. However, elasticity rules must be specified through quantitative values, which require cloud management expertise.

The Biggest Security Issues With Banking Often Involve Human Error

By: Ian Chant

The Institute talks to security expert and IEEE Member Jungwoo Ryoo about how secure mobile banking is, and whether more of us should be switching from credit cards to digital payment systems.

Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing

By: San Murugesan and Irena Bojanova

This is an edited excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing, which provides IT professionals, educators, researchers, and students with a compendium of cloud computing knowledge. 

Understanding Complex Cloud Patterns

By: David S. Linthicum, Cloud Technology Partners

As the popularity of cloud computing increases, understanding these complex cloud architectures, how they work, and the value they're likely to bring becomes a fundamental challenge. This article is from IEEE Cloud Computing magazine.

Emerging Hybrid Cloud Patterns

By: David S. Linthicum, Cloud Technology Partners

This IEEE Cloud Computing magazine article looks at how the hybrid cloud model provides the best of the private and public worlds, combining the economies and efficiencies of public cloud computing with the security and control of private cloud computing. However, marrying public and private cloud services requires advanced thinking and some handy technology.

Cloud Enabled: The Shift in Connectivity

By: Josh Greenbaum

Industry analyst and IEEE Computer Society Rock Stars of Risk-Based Security speaker Josh Greenbaum discusses the unprecedented surge in new business solutions technology and how this is creating a similar surge in how technology impacts our lives.

Preview of Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing – Part 1

By: Irena Bojanove

A new book, Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing, edited by San Murugesan and Irena Bojanove, will be published jointly by Wiley and IEEE Computer Society in June 2016. In a series of posts the author will provide a brief preview of the book, followed by deeper focused discussions. The book covers a broad range of topics aimed at helping you gain an informed and comprehensive understanding of the promises and the potential of cloud computing.

Opportunities and challenges of cloud and Web technologies (MP3, 8.59 MB)

By: Sekou L. Remy, Clemson University 

An interview with Joy Johnson, VP for Mobile at AudioCommon, who shares her view of opportunities and challenges in cloud and Web technologies. 

How the USA Computing Olympiad makes use of cloud computing (MP3, 4.1 MB)

By: Sekou L. Remy, Clemson University 

Sekou Remy speaks with Brian Dean about the USA Computing Olympiad and its use of cloud computing. Click here for more information on the USACO. 

IT professionals share their views on the cloud (MP3, 14.1 MB)

By: Sekou L. Remy, Clemson University 

Three IT professionals from different industries share their perceptions of the cloud. Sekou L. Remy interviews Wade McPherson, Robby Goswami, and David Samuel.

Theory and practice of cloud economics (MP3, 14.2 MB)

By: Chris Miyachi, Chair of IEEE Cloud Computing 

The theory and the practice of cloud economics encompass numerous challenges, ranging from the practical to the theoretical.  
Cloudsters (IEEE Cloud Computing volunteers) discuss the IEEE Cloud Computing magazine articleby Joe Weinman: "The Nuances of Cloud Economics."

What does a robotocist want from the cloud? (MP3, 5.1 MB)

By: Sekou L. Remy, Clemson University 

An interview with Chad Jenkins of Brown University who shares one roboticist's view of opportunities and challenges with cloud and Web technologies. 

Have you ever considered the actual hardware used in cloud computing? (MP3, 11 MB)

By: Chris Miyachi, Chair of IEEE Cloud Computing

Hear our lastest podcast where Chris Miyachi, Chair of IEEE Cloud Computing discusses the hardware used in cloud computing with Vice President of New Business Development and co-founder of FuturePlus Systems, Barbara Aichinger.

Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Touch Apps for Android

By: Sally Wiener Grotta
      Daniel Grotta

"Social networking is turning our world inside out: Where once we switched on our computers, then ran software that loaded our words, images, movies, and other stuff, now the "stuff" is at the center of the universe and can be loaded anywhere there’s a computing device. Last November, Adobe launched Adobe Creative Cloud, a new initiative that includes a cloud-based file storage organizer (confusingly, also called Creative Cloud) and Adobe Touch Apps, a suite of six imaging apps for Android tablets."

A View Inside the Cloud

By: Ania Monaco

"Should your company be using cloud services? What’s been holding your executives back? And what can you expect in the future? To answer such questions, The Institute interviewed two IEEE senior members who are experts in the field: Alexander Pasik, IEEE chief information officer, and Thomas Coughlin, president of the data storage consulting group Coughlin Associates, of Atascadero, Calif., and vice president of operations and planning for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society."

How NASA Helped Open-Source Cloud Take Off

By: Jason Bloomberg

The government agency famous for Tang and memory foam is also the unlikely (and largely unknown) source of an equally important endeavor. Learn how NASA's long-standing culture of openness, combined with the Obama administration's official open government policies, helped give birth to the open-source cloud.

The 4 Primary Cloud Deployment Models

By: Neeraj Metha

"With most organizations focusing on leveraging the cloud in order to cut capital expenditure and control operating costs, there is aggressive growth in business for cloud adoption. However, the cloud can bring security risks and challenges for IT Management, which can be more expensive for the organization to deal with, even considering the cost saving achieved by moving to the cloud. Therefore, it is very important for businesses to understand their requirements before opting for various deployment models available on the cloud."

Top Cloud Services for Collaboration

By: Paul Lilly

"Emailing documents back and forth or using an FTP server to collaborate on projects is slow and cumbersome. Collaborating in the cloud is fast and easy. Once you've tried it, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it."

HP Offers Cloud, Virtualization Network Solutions for Enterprises

By: Jeffrey Burt

HP's new EVI software makes moving data and virtual machines between data centers easier and faster, while its MDC improves the security of data in multitenant clouds.

Desktop to Cloud to Mobile with Azure

By: Richard Hubert

In the age of ubiquitous internet, intelligent devices, and mobile displays that are good for more than just ruining your eyes, companies can no longer afford to sidestep the expanding mobile market. Here, we exhibit how to effectively evolve desktop applications to leverage both mobile and telemetry markets, and why cloud platforms such as Windows Azure are justifiably supplanting the PC as the platform of choice.

Toward an Open Cloud Standard

By: Andy Edmonds, Intel Labs Europe
      Thijs Metsch, Platform Computing
      Alexander Papaspyrou, Technische Universität Dortmund
      Alexis Richardson, VMware

Today's cloud ecosystem features several increasingly divergent management interfaces. Numerous bridging efforts attempt to ameliorate the resulting vendor lock-in for customers. However, as the number of providers continues to grow, the drawback of this approach becomes apparent: the need to maintain adapter implementations. The Open Cloud Computing Interface builds on the fundamentals of modern Web-based services to define a standardized interface for cloud environments while enabling service providers to differentiate their service offerings at the same time.

Cars as a Service? Mercedes-Benz latest to use cloud to flog vehicles

By: Brandon Butler

As a car manufacturer how do you express that your vehicles have the latest and greatest cutting-edge technology? Use the buzzwords. That's what Mercedes-Benz seems to be doing in its latest round of advertising for mbrace2, an in-car computer system. It comes with apps allowing drivers to check news, sports, weather and traffic, and update their social media status, while having the ability to download new apps as Mercedes custom builds them, all from "the cloud."

How Big Data and Cloud Computing Are Pushing Networks to the Brink

By: Arik Hesseldahl

"A lot is expected of corporate networks these days. Companies are trying to add new services and support new devices. There’s always more data that has to keep flowing, more stuff being connected to it. And the network is expected to perform, no matter what. Now there are about five billion devices connected to the Internet and billions of inpidual users, all expecting their networks to perform."

An Indian Perspective on Cloud Computing

By: Joshua J. Romero

A new conference shows that emerging markets have additional advantages and challenges when deploying new IT systems

Green Computing: A Dual Technology for Cloud Computing and HPC

By: Mehdi Sheikhalishahi

"With the explosive growth of Internet-enabled cloud computing and high-performance computing centers, IT's energy consumption and sustainability impact are expected to continue climbing well into the future. Efforts are underway in both industry and academia, however, to address it."

What Comes After the Cloud? How About the Fog?

By: Tekla Perry

The world has embraced the cloud. What's not to like? Startups can grow rapidly without investing in racks of computers, companies can back up data easily, consumers can travel light and still have access to their huge photo libraries and other personal files.

Big Data Streamlines Fabs

By: R. Colin Johnson

Unless you've been living off the grid, you already know that the world is drowning in a tsunami of Big Data, especially in manufacturing settings where realtime analytics can pinpoint semiconductor fabrication errors and processing inefficiencies that could spell the difference between success and failure.

The Future of Computing

By: Kathy Pretz

The use of high-performance computers has exploded, but people who work with these machines are encountering roadblocks. Maximizing storage capacity on inpidual chips and generating enough electricity to power these massive machines are just some of the challenges that manufacturers face. IEEE's newest working group, Rebooting Computing, has set its sights on improving all aspects of high-performance computing.

Security Concerns of Cloud Service Consumers

By: InfoCloud

Many people are wary of using cloud services because of concerns about service outages, data loss, privacy issues, hacker compromising their access accounts, and compliance with legislation. This article from InfoCloud includes three checklists to consider when selecting cloud service providers, using cloud services, and protecting your data in the cloud environment.

How Storage is Shaping The Cloud Data Center

By: Bill Kleyman

Several converging trends, such as IT consumerization, increased number of users, more devices and a lot more data, have pushed the storage environment to a new level. Now, these new technologies aren't only driving the cloud - they're pushing forward all of the technologies that support cloud computing.

Microsoft and IBM Researchers Develop a Lie Detector for the Cloud

By: Tom Simonite

Software called Pinocchio, created by researchers at IBM and Microsoft, serves as a kind of lie detector that can be used to check whether a cloud service did the work it was supposed to, or whether it may have been compromised and forced to do something else.

Hybrid Clouds Move to the Forefront

By: Neal Leavitt

Despite cloud computing's enormous popularity and high profile, many companies have been dissatisfied because they haven't found what they want in a single cloud architecture. Companies are increasingly turning to hybrid clouds, which offer the benefits of both public and private clouds in an integrated system.

Network emulation for the cloud

By: Nick Hardiman

What's going to happen to performance when your applications are moved from the beautifully smooth local LAN to the rough remote cloud? Are you planning on implementing VoIP, or some other kind of streaming data? You really need to know about jitter. What is jitter? And what else should you know?

Preparing the Path for More Efficient Data Centers

By: Kathy Pretz

No two ways about it: Today's data centers are badly strained. The Internet, mobile computing, cloud computing, virtual servers, and higher-performance computing applications, along with advances in processors, are all adding to a gigantic load. As the market for 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) Ethernet grows, data centers need high-throughput LAN connections that have higher density, cost less to operate, and are more energy-efficient.

Hardware Trick Could Keep Cloud Data Safe

By: Davey Alba

One thing is certain in this day and age: Somewhere out there, somebody wants your data. So how do you make sure all of it stays protected, especially now that ever more computing is done in the cloud? At MIT, researchers say they've designed a chip that solves this problem...

Who is Archiving in the Public Cloud? A Portrait of Cloud Archiving Programs

By: Dick Csaplar

The decreasing cost of Cloud-based storage has made long-term storage, or archiving of data files, financially affordable. Aberdeen research found that companies that use the Cloud for archiving already have a large percentage of their archives in the Cloud and can recover archived files more quickly than those using more traditional archiving technology. This blog focuses on the companies with Cloud archives, the performance of their archive programs, and the types of data they trust in the Public Cloud.

Making Clouds Work Together

By: Joe Weinman

Guest post by Joe Weinman: 'Intercloud' standards offer great promise, but there are challenges to overcome first

Get Ready For Internet Of Clouds

By: Joe Weinman

"CIOs are already addressing the opportunities and challenges of cloud computing. It is now time to consider the next phase of the cloud: the Intercloud. In the same way the Internet enabled interoperability between proprietary networks, the Intercloud will enable proprietary clouds to interoperate, and it will encourage third-party services such as cloud marketplaces."

Seven Cloud Computing Trends In 2014

By: Suhas Sreedhar

"Cloud computing took companies by storm this year, with nearly 60 percent of current small-to-medium businesses using cloud services and 72 percent of them virtualizing significant portions of their servers. 2014 promises even bigger growth as cloud technologies expand on every front from infrastructure and software-as-a-service to customized security and platform independence. Here are seven major cloud computing developments to watch for in the upcoming year."

From Galileo to Google: How Big Data Illuminates Human Culture

By: Maria Popova

"Through our scopes, we see ourselves. Every new lens is also a new mirror."

Entertainment in the Age of Big Data

By: Tawny Schlieski
      Brian David Johnson

This paper discusses the maturing age of big data where stories can become adaptive algorithms, creating a more engaging and interactive future for entertainment.

Mobile Clouds: The New Content Distribution Platform

By: Morten V. Pedersen, Member, IEEE
      Frank H.P. Fitzek, Senior Member, IEEE

In this paper, the future of digital media content distribution using mobile clouds is introduced and the impact of social networks on sharing content and other limited resources such as spectrum is highlighted.

Tech Giants Could Use the Cloud to Predict Their Future

By: Cade Metz

As a particle physicist at MIT, Mike Miller needed a better way of juggling the massive amounts of data generated by the Large Hadron Collider. So, together with fellow MIT physicists Alan Hoffman and Adam Kocoloski, he built a cloud service.

From Data to Actionable Knowledge: Big Data Challenges in the Web of Things

By: Payam Barnaghi, University of Surrey
      Amit Sheth, Wright State University
      Cory Henson, Wright State University

Extending the current Internet and providing connection, communication, and internetworking between devices and physical objects, or "things," is a growing trend that's often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Integrating real-world data into the Web, with its large repositories of data, and providing Web-based interactions between humans and IoT resources is what the Web of Things (WoT) stands for.

The Rise of the Clouds: Progress and Prospects

By: San Murugesan
      Irena Bojanova

"Several converging and complementary factors are driving the further ascension of the cloud (cloud computing). The increasing maturity of cloud technologies and offerings coupled with users' greater awareness of the cloud's potential benefits (as well as limitations) is accelerating the cloud's adoption."

Joe Weinman, Cloudonomics author: What's the real reason to do cloud, again?

By: Joe Weinman

Cloud computing is quickly impacting multiple aspects of our lives. In this blog, Joe Weinman, IEEE Intercloud Testbed Executive Committee chair and author of Cloudonomics explains the many benefits of cloud beyond just reducing cost and increasing business agility. He shares four major ways companies can use digital technologies to achieve strategic competitive advantage.

How software defined networking and cloud computing pave the way towards a digital society

By: Antonio Manzalini

"Ultra-broadband network proliferation, advances in information technology and the evolution of endpoint devices have created the conditions for re-inventing telecommunications networks and services architectures."

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