Big Problems, Big Payoff: Setting Up Your Own Cloud Server Your boss just informed you that you need to start migrating all of your server applications to the cloud. How would you go about doing that? Is it even possible? Your mind starts to whirl with the issues you can already see cropping up over the following weeks and months. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Setting up a cloud server on your existing infrastructure is easier and less painful than you think. However, there are a number of potential problems you’ll want to plan for ahead of time, and your new cloud
Cloud Infographic: 2013 Cyber Security Intelligence Index Based on daily monitoring of security for more than 4,000 clients, IBM has determined that DDoS attacks are on the rise. The average large company must filter through 1,400 cyber attacks weekly according to the IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index. But many organizations do not have the on-site expertise or the right IT skills and tools required to combat them. Also, many do not have an incident response program in place or rely on existing programs that are out of date, not regularly tested or recently updated to address the growing exponential threats.
CloudBerry Lab Takes You To The Glacier The world of data management and storage continues to change and flex as it enters the realm of the cloud, with sophisticated technologies running in a never-ending horse-race against the increased demands of the end users. One constant remains: people need access to data, and they also need to store data, which is why they turn to cloud storage and backup specialists. CloudBerry Lab (cloudberrylab.com) is one such specialist. They work a great deal in the Windows Azure environment, providing low-cost and reliable backup for small and mid-sized businesses. Alexander Negrash, Marketing Manager
Firehost Reveals Increases in Cyberattacks in its Superfecta Report There are always wolves at the door, and they are relentless in both their creativity and determination when it comes to getting in. This is the message that can be gleaned from a report released Tuesday October 22, by FireHost, (www.firehost.com) a provider of managed, secure cloud IaaS. Their Superfecta report highlights upticks in Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection activity that specifically target applications carrying sensitive information about organizations and their customers. “The adoption of cloud computing, mobile applications and virtualized enterprise architectures have led to an expansion of applications that are
Passing Big Data Through A Drinking Straw Big Data has all the corporate heads up and about in excitement since it promises to uncover golden nuggets of information out from an ocean of mundane and redundant data. But here’s the problem sticking everybody in the side, Big Data is big, as in it can reach the levels of “we-can’t-come-up-with-enough-names” bytes big. And with current upload speeds nowhere near as fast as download speeds, all the fancy analytics software and techniques aren’t going to do us any good if we can’t get our data where we need them. It is called
Why NSA Revelations Will Be Good For Cloud Security Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures, including concerns about the NSA’s ability to break certain types of encryption, and the extent of surveillance on cloud service providers, put the entire cloud industry into an uproar. The bad news is that this has eroded companies’ trust that their data can be secure in the cloud. In fact, industry analysts are predicting that these disclosures will cost US cloud service providers between $22 and $35 billion in revenue by 2016. But there is light at the end of this tunnel, and what will emerge is a safer, more