VOL 7 NO 72009
Trend:Cloud Computing — Transforming the IT Ecosystem
By Rahul Bakhshi and Deepak John
Cloud computing has a wide array of things to offer. Each stakeholder in the cloudcomputing space has enough reasons to smile for the goodies it brings along. The authorsopine that since it is here to stay enterprises should explore the possibilities and seek theright fitment with what cloud has to offer.
Discussion:Adopting Cloud Computing: Enterprise Private Clouds
By Shyam Kumar Doddavula and Amit Wasudeo Gawande
An agile pay-per-use business model can prove to be cost effective for small and largefirms alike and can turn a new leaf in the way business and IT usage is defined, opine theauthors.
Insight:Cloud Interoperability and Standardization
By AV Parameswaran and Asheesh Chaddha
The authors contend that while moving the existing applications to cloud or integratingdata and application to the cloud platform, an eye on standardization will lend a congenialand effortless move to the new platform.
Model:SLA Aware ‘on-boarding’ of Applications on the Cloud
By Sumit Kumar Bose PhD, Nidhi Tiwari, Anjaneyulu Pasala PhD and Srinivas Padmanabhuni PhD
While adopting cloud computing, SLA aware on-boarding of application onto cloudplatforms enables a streamlined exercise, transparent deadlines and better transition, statethe authors.
Platform:Can We Plug Wireless Sensor Network to Cloud?
By Adi Mallikarjuna Reddy V, Siva Prasad Katru and Kumar Padmanabh PhD
Virtual communities, real time data share and analysis can add a different dimension to theexisting IT scenario. The authors suggest a holistic approach towards cloud through Web2.0 technologies to usher in a new age of business.
Third Angle:Cloud – Five Minute into the First Quarter
Amitabh Srivastava Senior VP, Windows Azure, Microsoft in an interview with JitendraPal Thethi, provides clarity on defining cloud computing and discusses the key traits andfuture prospects of exploring this new promising IT platform.
Viewpoint:Cloud Computing Identity Management
By Anu Gopalakrishnan
Beyond all the silver lining that cloud holds, the author draws our attention to identitymanagement, a growing concern in the dynamic world of virtual space. A seamless and risk-free identity management is the basis for the evolving scenario of virtual workspace, opinesthe author.
Opinion:Service Exchange @ Cloud
By Bhavin Raichura and Ashutosh Agarwal
Business on cloud can mean low investment and high returns. Services exchange on cloudcan prove to be a win-win situation for all stakeholders, at either end of service offering andconsuming.
Perspective:Revenue and Customer Growth for ISVs using Cloud Offerings
By Ajit Mhaiskar and Bhavin Raichura
Virtualization is already in vogue and ISVs have to adapt themselves to suit the changingmodel to be able to attract and retain customers. The authors bring up some pertinentissues related to ISVs’ revenue growth and the evolving cloud space.
Research:Power in the Clouds?
By Sudeep Mallick PhD and Ganesan Pandurangan
High performance computing (HPC) is required for faster processing time in complex andparallel processing applications scenario. The authors focus on how the architecture of cloud computing platform can be exploited fruitfully for HPC application execution.
Spotlight:Infrastructure Management and Monitoring in the Cloud
By Kaustubh Janmejay Vaidya
Cloud seems to be the most alluring IT innovation to every organization today. This paperoffers well-laid roadmaps to help in planning and organizing cloud adoption.
The Last Word:
Cloud Computing — A Disruptive Technology
By Srinivas Padmanabhuni PhD