The Cloud Software Battle

With the cloud market picking up steam and expected to be the largest growth area in IT for years to come, there is a massive battle for position as the cloud software leader. With the public cloud vendors entrenched in their decisions, the service provider and more specifically private cloud deployments are truly the battle field with well armed competitors duking it out.

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Topics: cloud computing

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

This poem was written by an Appcore employee. We wanted to share this with our readers and wish you all a Happy Holiday Season. 

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Topics: resources

Recognizing Revenue in the Cloud

As an accountant with no prior experience in the cloud industry, I understand the pains and questions that arise when recognizing revenue. Cloud computing and the various cloud services is highly debatable in the accounting world. 

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6 Common Complexities of Building a Public Cloud - What Service Providers Need to Know

Hundreds of service providers are looking to implement a multi-tenant public cloud environment every year and the most common question for all of them is; do I try and build this myself or find a vendor to partner with?

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Comparing the value of Cloud vs Traditional Data Backup

Performing cost analysis on cloud versus traditional recovery can seem like an overwhelming task, but it’s really not that hard. The first step is to calculate what the overhead for your traditional data centers and backups cost you today. Your accounting department likely can give you all of this. Using depreciated values is not a bad idea for looking at annual costs. Be sure to include things like: battery and UPS, fire suppression, generators, server equipment and racks, routers, hubs, switches, cabling from server to server, the cost to install, configure, and maintain the servers. Costs of upgrades and not least, the current costs you’re paying for backups, tapes and RAID. Then, there are the utility usage costs for network access, power, heating and cooling.

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