Cloud Computing: Software as a Service (SaaS)

Pros and Cons of Software as a Service


I have been receiving recently, a lot of proposal about ERP system and some of them is bundled with software in a cloud or in other words Software as a Service (SaaS). Today, I would like to share my insight about this model of cloud computing (SaaS) based on the proposal I’ve gathered and how I think will  benefits our company (Going Straight Salon, Inc.).

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Hitachi Data Systems encouraged RP Companies to implement Cloud Strategies and Virtualization Solutions

Unleash Your Data Center Now to Unbound Your Business, Says Hitachi Data Systems


A few weeks ago, I have received a news release from our friend in Hitachi Data System. The news released encouraged RP business owners to unleashed the vast potential of their data center by considering virtualization and cloud strategies. Like what I have discuss before, cloud computing became top of the buzz nowadays, because of its benefits and savings. It provide cost-effective solutions for SME without the high cost of IT infrastructure investment. One of the options is online engineering degrees for those who are interested in becoming software engineers.

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Why Cloud is Ideal for Small-to-Medium Enterprises?

3 Key Reasons Why Cloud Technology is Ideal for SME

From my previous post, I was able to define and provide you a brief over view about Cloud Computing. In this post, I will try to discuss what I see as benefits of cloud computing and give you scenario where we can apply cloud to businesses. Like what I have said before clould technology can be IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) or SaaS (Software as a Service). An example of a IaaS would a be is a Cloud-based PABX System like 1 800 Number Ring Central Phone System . Where as, instead of investing on high cost business phone systems or PABX System … you outsource the service and used the facilities according to your need. Below is what I see the key benefits of Cloud Computing:

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ArcusIT IaaS Cloud – Test Drive (Part 1)

ArcusIT IaaS Cloud Test Drive Result

Last month ago, I’ve announced that I’ll be reviewing a demo account from ArcusIT’s Cloud IaaS. I apologized for the delays, but I’ve been very busy with my full-time job as an IT Manager and now also as an Officer-In-Charge in Accounting Department covering the vacant Accounting Manager position. Anyways… going back to the result, I started the test last May 2, 2011 when ArcusIT issued me a demo account of their IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) Cloud. They provided me the following specification as demo account:

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ArcusIT defines Cloud Computing Services

ArcusIT Press Launch

Last April 14, 2011, I was invited by ArcusIT to their “Arcus:IT Presss Launch” at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City. Arcus IT is a Philippine-based cloud infrastructure provider that delivers cloud-computing solutions designed to meet the uniquire requirements of Philippine businesses. They provide cloud computing services such as Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS), storage, and Software as a Services (SaaS) solutions that enables business owner to focus on their core operations of their businesses.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Philippine Launch

RHEL 6 at Shangrila Hotel – Makati

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Last March 2, 2011, I was invited to join the Philippine Launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in Makati Sharila Hotel – Quezon Ballroom.  The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or also called as RHEL 6,   will delivers advances in application performance, scalability and security. With RHEL 6, you can deploy physical, virtual, and cloud computing within your data center, reducing complexity, increasing efficiency, and minimizing administration overhead  while leveraging technical skills and operational know-how. According to Mr. Patrick Lim – General Manager of RED HAT ASIA PACIFIC, RHEL 6 is an ideal platform to translate current and future technology innovations into the best value and scale for IT solutions.

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