The State of Data Security: Defending Against New Risks and Staying Compliant Today’s IT and business managers must take a hard look at the risks and costs of potential data loss. Creating a proactive data security plan arms you with the knowledge you need to manage the risk and helps you to stay compliant with data protection rules and regulations. We all know that data breaches are constantly in the news—in fact security breaches compromised more than 500 million U.S. records since 2005. Plus, lost data due to human error or negligence is just as much of a threat. Fortunately,
Dimension Data Acquires OpSource To Accelerate Global Cloud Strategy Johannesburg, South Africa and Santa Clara, CA – June 30, 2011 – Dimension Data announced today that it has acquired OpSource, an enterprise cloud company, in a deal that will see Dimension Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Holdings, accelerate its cloud computing services offerings. At the same time, Dimension Data, a US $4.7 billion ICT services and solutions provider has created a centralised Cloud Solutions Business Unit which will report directly into Dimension Data’s CEO, Brett Dawson. OpSource will become part of the Dimension Data Cloud Solutions Business Unit.
Amazon and 3DS Team on Delivering Cloud-Based Applications Dassault Systemes (3DS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have teamed to enable companies of all sizes to get started quickly with 3DS Version 6 solutions on AWS. Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, delivers elastic cloud infrastructure. Dassault Systemes (3DS) specializes in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Both partners are collaborating to address the burgeoning demand by organizations to leverage cloud technologies to more efficiently deploy, maintain, and access 3D, Product Lifecycle Management and solutions. Dassault Systemes offers a platform that can be used for various purposes: run lifelike
What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security What can prompt three experienced professionals in the IT industry – former CTO and SVP of engineering at Phoenix Technologies Gaurav Banga, former CTO of the Data Center & Cloud Division of Citrix Simon Crosby, and former VP of advanced products in the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix Ian Pratt – to abandon established careers and get together to form a new company? More importantly, what can prompt three experienced venture capitalist funds – Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners – to invest $9.2 million in the aforementioned company? The
Driving Business Productivity through DevOps + Cloud Computing Software development and operations/systems administrators have been operating in a mutually opposing, yet beneficial, relationship. If software development teams are Ying, then system admins would be considered the Yang. X’s to O’s. In traditional IT departments, the development team aims to deliver new, innovative features to end-users quickly. IT Ops team place more emphasis on run time, service, software and reliability, thereby requiring a slow and deliberate process. In a perfect world, the goals of developers and IT Ops should be aligned to power both agility and reliability. Unfortunately, it’s not always
Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps - Part 1 I’m enjoying work at the moment. Google and Microsoft are at each others throats again along with their well-wishers, supporters and haters. I’m none of these so I’m happy to monitor the arguments and in some cases the ridiculous, ill-informed rants of those who hate anything released by a certain company. The release of Office 365 has fueled the debate and the debate brings out all the flaws which is one of the things I’m most interested in. With the P1 plan Microsoft seems to have gone for a straight fight
NEC Helps Customers Build Enterprise Hybrid Clouds NEC is enabling organizations to directly implement communication-as-a service delivery models as part of their private or hybrid clouds. The company has announced the immediate availability of UNIVERGE Sphericall as a VMware software-based virtual appliance to this end. Because UNIVERGE Sphericall is adapted to a VMware software-based virtual appliance, it is an ideal choice for a wide range of communication services, says NEC, a specialist in the integration of IT and network technologies. The company notes that businesses using a virtualized voice and data infrastructure can provide a cost effective, flexible, and agile
SPCC software moves to the Cloud SAN FRANCISCO, California — June 27, 2011 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in Web-based water, energy, and environmental software, announced today that it has expanded ePortal, its flagship product, to manage compliance, data and information for the EPA Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule. This introduces the industry’s first enterprise level SPCC software deployed in the Cloud. The SPCC rule is part of the EPA’s Oil Pollution Prevention regulations, which also includes the Facility Response Plan (FRP) rule. On July 17, 2002, the EPA amended the SPCC regulations (67 FR 47042),