Fears of cloud insecurity “should not drive infrastructure decisions”
Alert Logic’s latest cloud security report has summarised that cloud security providers (CSPs) are “inherently no less secure than enterprise data centres”, and that cloud security threats continue to follow a consistent pattern.
In its State of Cloud Security Report, subtitled “Targeted Attacks and Opportunistic Hacks”, the network security provider observed over 45,000 security incidents and found that some things don’t change; Web application attacks are the biggest...
Breaking down management barriers to adopting hybrid cloud technologies
By Geoff Smith, Sr. Solutions Architect
It is inarguable that change is sweeping the IT industry. Over the last five years a number of new technologies that provide huge technological advantages (and create management headaches) have been developed. We have attempted to leverage these advances to the benefit of our organizations, while at the same time struggling with how to incorporate them into our established IT management methodologies. Do we need to throw out our mature management protocols in...
Microsoft’s cloud strategy and roadmap evident at Convergence 2013
Where are the highest paying cloud computing jobs?
Using analytics to better understand the cloud computing job market is fascinating.
One of the most advanced companies in this area is Wanted Analytics, who aggregates job postings from over 500 job boards and maintains a database of over 600 million unique job...
5 reasons VPNs suck in the cloud
How "policy as a service" is critical for cloud deployments
The financial ROI of cloud security and compliance is judged by decision makers in end-user organisations by the same measures as is done for Cloud computing in general, i.e. by how much it cuts up-front capital expenditure and in-house manual maintenance cost. However, manually translating security policy into technical implementation is difficult, expensive, and error-prone (esp. for the application layer). In order to reduce security related manual maintenance cost at the end-user organisation, security tools need to become more automated. With the emergence of cloud PaaS, it is therefore logical to move all or parts of the model-driven...
Can your business stay secure in the cloud?
Cloud security is not a paradox!
“Is cloud computing secure?” A question that has been asked since the dawn of “the cloud” and the answer has been debated many times over. Cloud security has been a long, never-ending discussion and more often than not evidence shows businesses rarely regret taking the plunge into a cloud infrastructure.
Despite the misconception that the cloud is entirely unprotected, there has still been a phenomenal growth in the cloud market in recent years....
Choosing the right content delivery network
By Sharon Florentine
Sharon Florentine is a freelance writer who covers everything from data center technology to holistic veterinary care and occasionally blogs for Rackspace Hosting.
Welcome to Generation Now. Today’s users want information in an instant. Make them wait more than a second or two for your webpage to load and they’ll surf over to the first competitor who feeds their demand for instant gratification.
Using a Content Delivery Network or Content Distribution...
4 non-obvious costs of cloud downtime
Remember when Twitter went out for 40 minutes last July? Twitter was so contrite that it posted the following statement:
“The cause of today’s outage came from within our data...