In preparation for InformationWeek's "How-To Guide To Cloud Computing," I set up my own account with Amazon Web Services. The process took about three minutes. I now know enough to be dangerous.
In preparation for InformationWeek's "How-To Guide To Cloud Computing," I set up my own account with Amazon Web Services. The process took about three minutes. I now know enough to be dangerous.If you've ever bought a book or gadget on Amazon, you're a few clicks away from opening your own AWS account. Amazon takes your existing account information, asks you to confirm your credit card choice and click on the license agreement, and you're good to go.
Of course, launching your first Amazon Machine Image is a long way from having an enterprise cloud computing strategy, and our how-to guide is intended to help you bridge that gap.
In the video below, I talk about some of the issues IT folks need to keep in mind as they delve into cloud computing for the first time. The video includes a segment with InformationWeek editor in chief Rob Preston on Google CEO Eric Schmidt's proposal to fix the economy, a subject Rob wrote about in a recent column.
2014 Next-Gen WAN SurveyWhile 68% say demand for WAN bandwidth will increase, just 15% are in the process of bringing new services or more capacity online now. For 26%, cost is the problem. Enter vendors from Aryaka to Cisco to Pertino, all looking to use cloud to transform how IT delivers wide-area connectivity.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.