Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index – Cloud Backup and Security Report Being fit for business is imperative for all countries participating in a highly competitive global economy. For organizations around the world this means being able to continue to operate in the event of IT failure or major disaster, whether man-made or natural. Regardless of their location, IT managers share a common challenge – keeping their business-critical digital assets safe and sound. Few businesses today can survive a major data loss without a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery (DR) strategy in place. At the same time, the amount of data
Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – I “One swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day.” – Aristotle (384BC – 322BC), Greek philosopher. Now, Aristotle’s sayings are as relevant today as they were 2400 years ago. In case you differ, consider what he had to say about the youth of his age: “The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they alone knew everything and what passes for wisdom with us
Red Hat Evolves Cloud Offering with Amazon Web Services Businesses can now quickly and easily purchase supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux via AWS’ on demand, pay as you go Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), thanks to an expansion of partnership between Red Hat and Amazon Web Services. This expansion of relationship will also allow customers to bring their own licenses to AWS. All customers in every AWS Region will be able to use this new offering in the coming weeks, note the companies. If you are an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux customer you can easily instantiate Red Hat
Xerox and Cisco to Form Cloud Computing Service Alliance Market leaders plan to join forces to bring new revenue opportunities to channel partners; simplify and connect infrastructure for the enterprise LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2011 – Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Cisco announced today that they intend to form an alliance to simplify IT management by delivering cloud-based services and technology solutions that combine network intelligence and print. The alliance plans to bring Xerox’s market-leading managed print and cloud IT outsourcing (ITO) services to customers over Cisco’s intelligent network infrastructure. Both companies will arm channel partners with solutions that help
Was The HP Leak A Publicity Stunt? “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” – Andy Warhol (1928-1987), legendary American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker. In 1968, Andy Warhol famously declared the universality, and temporary nature of fame that would, in his opinion, soon engulf the world. Now, it seems HP vice president and chief technologist of cloud services Scott McClellan seems to have achieved exactly that through his LinkedIn profile that “leaked” confidential details about the company’s cloud strategy. To jog your memory, around two months back HP declared its intention to get on the cloud computing
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Intel’s McAfee Introduces Cloud Security Platform McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, has unveiled the McAfee Cloud Security Platform. The new release can secure all content and data traffic moving between an organization and the cloud. It can thus help businesses to leverage cloud computing in a safe and efficient manner. “Once you move data or applications to the cloud, you essentially lose most – if not all – of your security visibility, which most organizations find unacceptable,” said Marc Olesen, senior vice president and general manager, Content and Cloud Security, McAfee. “By securing the data and traffic before
Cloud Computing and Streamline Data Protection One of the greatest challenges today is effectively backing up and protecting the vast amounts of data stored throughout an organization. With WAN optimization, you can accelerate network-based backup by 5x and can reduce bandwidth use by up to 95%. Download this paper and learn more about this strategy today. Wide area network (WAN)-based approaches to data backup are dramatically influenced by WAN bandwidth limitations and network latency. Without significant, costly WAN bandwidth upgrades this can make WAN-based backup impossible for large remote offices with significant data stores. Riverbed makes network-based backup feasible, in