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Cloud Computing: Trendy or TransformationalCloud Computing: Trendy or Transformational

In the world of information technology, it seems that every few years a new concept comes along that emerges as being the next great leap in technology. One of the current concepts that fits that description in the IT world is called cloud computing. However, before a company decides that it will embrace cloud computing, it needs to make sure that it understands all the implications of this new offering. As with most technologies, there are many benefits that can be gained, but along with understanding the benefits, the business risks must also be evaluated. When making this evaluation, it is important to keep in mind not only the short term needs, but the long term objectives and goals of the organization. In recent years, the Obama administration has pushed for all federal agencies to investigate cloud computing to see if it will benefit each agency. “The Federal CIO Council …

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria The Adventure BeginsWorld of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria The Adventure Begins

World of Warcraft is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game which has come up with its fourth expansion for gamers. In this updated version of the game, MMO has raised the level limit from 85 to 90. This means all new, all thrilling, adrenaline pumping and new challenges for game lovers. In addition to this, there are a few character classes introduced in this latest version of the game like Monk, Pandaren. World of Warcraft is considered as a standard for judging the MMOs.
The game basically rests on the post events of Deathwing and Cataclysm. It offers the gamers a new continent to discover, new races, and timed dungeon challenges as well. The pet battles are also a new entry in this all new Mists of Pandaria game.
System Requirements
The system requirements to play this game include: Windows XP, Vista, 7 (both 32 and 64-bit) and Mac OS …

Public Vs Private CloudsPublic Vs Private Clouds

As an alternative to the three tiered classification of cloud based services – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) – cloud computing can also be classified based upon how the underlying networks are implemented and accessed by the client. The following article provides and overview of the two principle models Public and Private Clouds.
These models do not describe strict architectures and so a variety of configurations can be employed to achieve each model of cloud computing. Furthermore, each model can be used to offer each tier of cloud service as mentioned above.
Public Cloud
When most people think of cloud computing they think of a typical public cloud model where the services on offer are available to public customers through a public network, usually the internet. The accessibility of this model allows for cloud services to be supplied to …

RF Online Game ReviewRF Online Game Review

RF Online is one of the most awesome and exciting MMORPGs that I have ever played. RF or Rising Force Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by South Korea for Windows-based PCs, which is a combination of classic science fiction and fantasy. The story of the game revolves around the distant world of Novus. It centers on the gripping three-way conflict among three races namely the Bellato Federation, Accrecia and Cora in a beautifully rendered 3D environment.
About The Characters
The Bellato race are dwarf-sized but has the ability to wield magic, swords, staves, guns, bows and technologically advanced weapons like the MAU or Massive Armor Unit. What I loved about the Bellato is their ability to ride the MAU. A MAU is a huge robot that can only be piloted by a Bellato. There are two kinds of MAUs available in the game. One is …

Online Bingo 101: The BasicsOnline Bingo 101: The Basics

Bingo is a fairly simple game, which is one of the many reasons why it is so popular. It may not be as fast paced as other gambling games such as blackjack, but it still offers the possibility of winning a jackpot.
Bingo mechanics are as followers: players have to get a sheet containing six (6) cards with a total of 90 numbers. Each of these cards has 27 spaces grouped in a format of 9 columns by 3 rows, with numbers that appear just once.
Your number has to match with the number that the host is calling out, until you end up having a pattern which reads BINGO. The pattern is announced in every start of the game which is why you need to keep track of every detail of the game from the beginning up to the end to grasp the idea of what pattern you are …

Alternative Cloud ModelsAlternative Cloud Models

In the previous installment of this article, the two fundamental models of cloud computing, private and public clouds, were described. The following installment introduces two further variations on these models which can be used to add flexibility to an organisation’s IT infrastructure, the hybrid and the community cloud models.
Community Cloud
A community cloud model describes a scenario in which a number of organisations with similar IT demands club together to use the same cloud infrastructure. They are particularly appropriate where the organisations perform similar functions and therefore require the same configurations, especially in relation to security and compliance. In essence it is a half-way house between the private and public cloud models.
The model is similar to that of a private cloud in that it is a ring fenced platform which ensures greater levels of security than the public cloud offers and it can also be hosted internally by …

Cloud Deployment ModelsCloud Deployment Models

Cloud computing services compose of cloud computing models that offer services directed to specific group of people involved. These can be classified into four major categories:

Private
Public
Community
Hybrid

Let us now understand about each one of these services one by one.
Private: A private cloud computing service is designed to serve individual organizations. This service may be managed internally by the cloud computing service provider or by some other party existing outside and hosted externally. Private cloud is also known as corporate cloud as it comprise an architecture rendering services to a specific number of people behind a firewall. With advances in technology that is prevalent in distributed computing and virtualization it is possible for the service providers to cater to the individual needs of the clients within the corporate world.
Public:
A public cloud computing is all about a service that offers standard cloud computing to the …

Why Are More Enterprise Organizations Virtualizing Mission-Critical Applications? Part TwoWhy Are More Enterprise Organizations Virtualizing Mission-Critical Applications? Part Two

In part one of this series we examined a few of the changes in cloud computing that led to more enterprise organizations virtualizing their tier one applications. The article focused on cloud service providers (CSPs) offering enterprise-grade security hardware and software. It also touched on the new-found ease of hybrid cloud hosting management of virtual machines (VMs) with VMware vCloud Connector, and changing perceptions of risk avoidance with data consolidation in the public cloud. In this paper we will explore two obstacles that remain for some larger corporations and multinationals looking for solutions in public or hybrid cloud hosting. We will also explore what businesses should expect from today’s cloud hosting environment, and a few of the more prominent advantages of cloud computing today.
Unfortunately for some enterprise organizations there are potential obstacles for a move to public and hybrid cloud hosting. Some corporations may be heavily leveraged in infrastructure …

Online Dating Profiles – How To Create ValueOnline Dating Profiles – How To Create Value

There is much to be said in regards to the requirements that must be met to produce a quality online dating profile. Now I know this may come as a surprise to some men who are reading this right about now, because it seems as though men in general often overlook not one, not two, not three, but several vital aspects that must be addressed to get the desired effects in the online dating game.
We must understand that there is an art to producing a quality online profile, and you must have the mentality of painting a work of art, and I’m not talking about an abstract work of art! I’m talking about painting a picture with your words that is so vivid that it leaves a woman dying to know more about the person who created the work of art that she just read…
If you haven’t peeped …

Choosing a Cloud: Public, Private and HybridChoosing a Cloud: Public, Private and Hybrid

The use of the cloud has been heralded as the future of computing and technology, but many claim that it is not the future as it is already here. More and more businesses and individuals are choosing to use the cloud for their hosting and computing needs. Utilising the cloud can bring benefits in terms of security, reliability and scalability and in terms of hosting can provide your website with extremely high levels of up-time. For those thinking about making the move into the cloud there are different types of cloud that they will need to consider. These are public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds. If you are thinking about moving your business into the cloud you will need to decide which type of cloud will be most suitable. These different types of cloud hosting will provide different services; these include IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS (Software as …