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Interview

Discussing Cloud with Appirio

Most cloud vendors promise to cut cost. But cloud-based solutions provider Appirio has gone a step ahead and guarantees to save at least $ 1 million a year when its customers migrate to cloud.

The offer comes with two caveats: Customers should be already spending over $ 5 million on IT infrastructure. They should switchover to public not private cloud.

Arun Mysore interviewed Ryan Nichols, Appiro’s vice president of cloudsourcing and cloud strategy, to find out more about the million dollar deal.

Video

Is cloud computing green? Yes and no

Simon Wardley, cloud strategist for Canonical, has an interesting take on how green Cloud computing is. It leads to better utilisation of computing resources, and eliminates wastage. But cloud also accelerates building of appliances and triggers an explosion of consumption of energy-intensive computing resources, Sounds simplistic? The piping of electricity to homes, led to a similar explosion of consumption. So, is cloud computing green? Yes in the short run and No in the long run, says Mr Wardley.