Software Development Takes to the Cloud

By Dmitry Yakovlev

Dmitry Yakovlev, Senior Vice President at DataArt, continues the conversation about Cloud computing, as he outlines major platforms and concepts, discusses cloud environments and applications, and shares advice for security strategies in the cloud. “There are four major cloud computing platforms available on the market today which should be known and understood in order to select the best option for which to execute secure custom applications within this arena: Amazon EC2, Windows Azure, Google App Engine and Force.com. Each of these platforms is a more or less successful attempt to commercialize internally-crafted virtualization technology… Combined with dramatically reduced up-front investments in hardware required for high-performance systems, cloud technologies create a lot of market opportunities for small companies and ventures.”

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