What Prompted Sony’s Move from Amazon to Rackspace? From HP’s announcement to invade its territory (See: HP Seeks to Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service) to the loss of a big client, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is facing multiple challenges to its hegemony. While HP’s move may still be some weeks away, the decision by Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), which manages popular games such as Grand Theft Auto IV and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, decision to move some of its cloud workload from AWS to Rackspace OpenStack will have immediate repercussions to revenue, and
Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security Cloud security or cloud computing security evolved from information security and includes a wide set of controls, technologies, and policies used to protect the associated infrastructure, applications, and data of cloud computing. It is not related to the cloud-based security software services or commonly referred to as security-as-a-service. Security issues related to cloud computing can either be security issues experienced by end users or security issues experienced by cloud suppliers. In general, cloud providers must make sure that what they’re offering is secure and their customers’ applications and data are also protected. The client,
An International Cloud Progress Report For those (few) of you who do not know, the cloud’s reach has clearly extended far beyond America’s fair shores. Cloud computing continues to boom abroad in intriguing and dynamic ways. Here is an overview of the latest in cloud as it’s growing in three countries: China, Germany, and India. China Market Watch has just reported a potentially landmark event in the relationship between expansive cloud computing and the Internet systems of insular, protectionist China. Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) and China Telecom Corporation are uniting forces in order to offer Chinese citizens a unique array
Making The Leap From Public To Hybrid Cloud Computing While the Private vs Public Cloud debate continues to plod along, a major Public Cloud user struck an equally massive blow for Hybrid Cloud when Zynga decided to make the move from AWS to their own zCloud private servers. In a move which flipped 80% of their Public Cloud usage to specialized Private Cloud servers which Zynga have dubbed zCloud, the move illustrates one potential path for small startups and SMBs to follow in their pursuit of massive exponential growth on a Cloud Computing based platform. Just a few years ago,
CloudPassage’s Public Cloud Security Plug-in Even the most staunchest of public cloud proponents will tell you that security remains a major concern, especially since you have no say in how the public cloud provider you’ve latched onto is managing its security. Sure, you can make suggestions, but the likelihood of these suggestions being considered much less put into action are very slim if not impossible. CloudPassage‘s new Halo NetSec may be the answer to this problem. Rand Wacker, vice president of product management for CloudPassage had this to say, “Given the fluctuating nature of on-demand computing, we’re finding cloud adopters
Cloudability Closes $1.1 Million Investment Round Led by Trinity Ventures and Walden VC, Seed Financing Will Enable Cloudability to Meet a Growing Demand for the Management of Cloud Costs and Services PORTLAND, OR – December 22, 2011 – Cloudability, the easy way to manage and monitor all of your cloud costs in one place, today announced that it has closed a Seed investment round of $1.1 million, led by Trinity Ventures and Walden VC. The round also includes $255K in funding from a local consortium of Portland –based angel investors, or over half of the angel money in the round.
2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It Part 1 I can’t decide if this is the most exciting time to be in IT or, frankly, if it sucks. While our budgets have yet to move upward, the number of initiatives, new strategies and technologies we need to evaluate and implement are growing at exponential rates. And for those of you with CIO’s pushing a cloud strategy, it’s even harder; as you are now being told to use the cloud to solve all of your company’s woes, and you likely have employee’s signing up for SaaS
Amazon Announces: Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and send notifications from the cloud. It provides developers with a highly scalable, flexible, and cost-effective capability to publish messages from an application and immediately deliver them to subscribers or other applications. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Notifications can now be sent as text messages to cell phones, smart phones or any other device that supports SMS. Amazon CloudWatch users who monitor their applications running on AWS services can receive