5 Cloud Predictions for 2012 – Private Clouds, PaaS, & Hypervisor Uptick
Microsoft addresses privacy concerns on both sides of the Atlantic
Microsoft has made its Office 365 cloud-based service more attractive to US and European customers concerned with legal issues around data sovereignty.
The company has added support for the European Commission’s “Model Clauses”, which regulate how personal data is stored even when the physical location of the data storage lays beyond the borders of the European Economic Area.
Model clauses, introduced in 2010, assure customers that appropriate steps have been taken to help safeguard personal...
Aftershock: An online movie giant rides a “cloud” tremor
On April 21, 2011 a digital earthquake hit the United States and reverberated around the world. Online businesses rattled and hummed as they coped with a massive vibration that shook their faith in the biggest IT revolution since the Internet: Cloud Computing.
Some businesses shared the same cloud skyscrapers and all went down at once. And, there were some big names in this skyscraper including Netflix, Quora and FourSquare -- the very poster-childs for the cloud revolution.
The result is something IT...
Cloud Security: Let’s Keep the Data Between Us
In 2011 Dave Kennedy, a renowned IT Security "Ninja" reported that there were 480 security breaches of digital assets. The worst hit, as usual, appears to be the Healthcare sector with a total of 160 breaches.
The Ins and Outs of Opting
There has been another rash of security/privacy issues by major internet companies. Actually it’s more of an ongoing issue than it is a recent outbreak. And much of the ongoing trouble is related to a poor understanding of “opt in” vs “opt out” methodologies, and some pretty poor business choices in that area.
Inadequate IT security creates 'perfect storm for hackers'
Fears around new technologies like cloud computing, smartphones and virtualisation are central to the security concerns of many IT departments, while pressure to improve business productivity and a lack of collaboration with different business divisions is leaving enterprise IT open to increased security risks, according to a new report.
The annual ‘State of Endpoint’ study, carried out by the Poneman Institute for endpoint management and security specialist Lumension, found that the...
Amazon Web Services Cloud Security
Cloud security ranks very high on the list of concerns for potential Cloud users. AWS went to great lengths to address these concerns and is attacking security issues on multiple levels: • physical security • providing secure data and services • certifications
Cloud security is shared between cloud service provider and customer. Both parties are thus responsible for managing and securing IT environment. AWS provides highly secure and controlled platform with many security features customers can use. AWS manages and...
Protecting Hardware from Lightning Strikes and Power Outages
Cloud computing named in top 10 strategic technologies
Analysts have found that cloud computing will make significant impact on industries during the next three years. At the Gartner Symposium last week, delegates heard that enterprises will deliver a broader range of cloud services over the next two years. Users will notice an increase in enterprise-level cloud services. Providers, including Oracle, IBM and SAP, have major initiatives to expand services and Microsoft will continue to build on its offering. Hybrid cloud computing will also be a major focus next year, along with new certification programs, including fedRAMP and CAMM, which will be ready for trial, enabling more...