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December 13, 2010 | Volume 5 Issue 23

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Chasing the Definition of Cloud Computing for the Channel
FEATURED ARTICLE: The State of Resilience 2010: IT Resilience and Recovery in Transition
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Linoma Simplifies IBM i Encryption with Crypto Complete 2.51
WHITE PAPER: Research Study: New 3rd Annual Report! The State of Resilience on IBM Power Systems
FORUM: TechTip: Understanding Your SQL Output Options
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Feature Article - System Administration
 
Chasing the Definition of Cloud Computing for the Channel

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is trying to help.

todd_thibodeauxWritten by Todd Thibodeaux

Cloud computing is a transformative delivery model that is changing the way technology vendors, distributors, resellers, and consumers think about, approach, and implement IT systems. What exactly "the cloud" is remains a matter of debate, as there are more than two dozen definitions for cloud computing. Further, how the cloud is applied to the conventional IT channel is relatively uncharted and may ultimately prove difficult to pin down.


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Feature Article - System Administration
 
The State of Resilience 2010: IT Resilience and Recovery in Transition

As businesses adopt virtualization and cloud infrastructures to improve performance, they're shifting from tape to more efficient, flexible backup technologies including physical, virtual, and cloud.

Written by Information Availability Institute and Sponsored by Vision Solutions

Editor's Note: This article introduces the white paper "Research Study: New 3rd Annual Report! The State of Resilience on IBM Power Systems" available for free download from the MC White Paper Center. 

 

Resilience has been described as the ability of a business to maintain a continuous flow of operations under virtually any condition. Yet, it's no news that unplanned interruptions in business attributable to human error and technological failure are widespread: Downtime and disruptions in primary business processes are estimated to cost companies millions of dollars a year in lost revenue.


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