Community Cloud for Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Big Data

A community cloud is a type of hybrid cloud that is tailored to a limited number of separate organisations with common technology concerns (or requirements). For the most part, the conversation around community clouds is centered around the government sector whereby different government departments, ministries or offices have shared national goals and common technology concerns around security, data governance and collaboration.

I’ve been thinking that another set of organisations where a community cloud may fulfill a much needed role is NGOs, charities and human rights organisations.

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Cloud Architecture (Part 3) – Service Delivery

This post is part two of a five part series of posts on what should be designed into any cloud architecture. In this post, I will be going into some detail on the service delivery layer of a cloud architecture which will include orchestration.

Part 1 can be found here and part 2 here. The entire series will be grouped under the Cloud Architecture category.

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Cloud Architecture (Part 2) – Resource Pool

This post is part two of a five part series of posts on what should be designed into any cloud architecture. In this post, I will be going into some detail on the resource pool layer of a cloud architecture.

Part 1 can be found here and the entire series will be grouped under the Cloud Architecture category.

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Cloud 101 – Private, Public, Hybrid and Community

Cloud computing is one of the top 5 priorities of almost every CIO out there today. While the benefits of the Cloud have been documented fairly extensively, I want to take it back to basics with this series of Cloud 101 posts. I will be looking at a definition for the different types of cloud and also write about some of specific challenges that can be addressed for clients in the Middle East.

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