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Cloud Computing Synchronicity: Timing Is Everything Today, more enterprises are looking at cloud-based solutions. What is still missing is the ability to "sync up" transactions coming from various outbound originations to a single destination. What is necessary is Cloud Transaction Synchronicity ©. There are many articles and white papers discussing cloud computing and shared services. We have seen numerous articles on new services that are being touted like SaaS (Software as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). Cloud Transaction Synchronicity © is the ability to have every transaction synched up off of one Master Clock (not multiple clocks). Just like the timing of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) itself is based on one Master clock (the Atomic clock), the applications needing timing should also be provided with timing. This timing capab... (more)

Internet of Things, Internet of Reality By @JamesCarlini | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Establishing an Institute for Intelligent Infrastructure Infrastructure has provided the path to increase commerce and trade for over 5,000 years. It has created trade routes by overcoming natural obstacles ranging from spanning rivers and gorges, to providing access by land (roads and railroads), sea (docks and ports) and air (airports) to places which we want to do business with. Today, trade routes have become electronic. Broadband connectivity has created a new layer of infrastructure within the "Platform for Commerce." Many educational institutions lag behind offering solutio... (more)

Cloud Computing Connectors: Beware of Counterfeits

If you are a corporate executive contemplating adding some applications in a cloud computing network, be very aware of the vendors as well as your own internal system architects and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) when they start talking about cost-effective networks, cheaper components and saving you money. What many network pseudo-experts don't know is that you don't build cheap networks. There are no "Fire Sales" on quality, especially when it comes to network infrastructures. Like anything else, you get what you pay for when it comes to buying the pieces for your network ju... (more)

Cloud Computing and Precision Time Protocol (PTP)

If cloud computing is going to spread to more mission-critical type applications, it needs to get more accurate when it comes to transaction-based applications. Trying to keep everything in a structured framework is going to require a more rigorous network infrastructure that includes timing down to milliseconds, if not nanoseconds. One way to accomplish this is to use the IEEE 1588 protocol or "Precision Time Protocol" (PTP), which provides timing. In an earlier article entitled, "Cloud Transaction Synchronicity," I discussed the need for this type of capability if financial or... (more)

Cloud Computing: Network Janitors

If Cloud Computing is going to be part of the critical network infrastructure of an enterprise, senior executives better realize that no technology runs by itself. You need people that are very skilled in all aspects of planning, designing, implementing and managing these systems. There are dynamic people and there are also caretakers that can only do minimum maintenance on systems. The idea that you can run Cloud Computing applications with a bare minimum of skilled people is a nice sales pitch, but in reality organizations better make sure they have skills on staff or skills r... (more)