New research finds that while cloud computing services are being widely adopted, more than 50 percent of IT professionals surveyed say their organization isn’t aware of all the cloud services employees are using — and few were evaluated for security before use. The rapid-fire adoption of cloud computing might offer real advantages for small and mid-size businesses, but it also carries significant risks. Too often, organizations simply aren’t keeping up with the cloud services their employees are using, according to recent research by the Ponemon Institute, an independent think tank focused on privacy and data security, and CA, Inc., an
Of the three primary Linux vendors (Canonical, Novell, and Red Hat), Canonical and Red Hat have made the biggest splashes in the cloud computing market. Canonical’s focus appears to be simple partnerships and bundling software, rather than the comprehensive enterprise products offered by Red Hat. At its 2010 Summit, Red Hat provided a complete and separate track of cloud sessions that introduced its family of cloud products and services, along with its cloud strategy. While Red Hat provides an abundance of information about its cloud offerings, it’s not always clear how they fit together. The overarching strategy behind Red Hat’s
Cloud Computing – What is that and why should I care? A nice illustrative image that we’ve come across. Via: What is Cloud Computing?
FREMONT, CA–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) – 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that 3PAR Chief Financial Officer Adriel Lares and 3PAR Senior Director of Business Strategy Geoff Hough are scheduled to present at the Morgan Keegan Technology Conference at the New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, New York at 2:25 pm EDT on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. The presentation will be made accessible from 3PAR’s investor relations Website at http://ir.3par.com by the day after the conference and for at least thirty days following. About 3PAR 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR) is the leading global
We are excited to inform you about a new feature we’ve recently added to Amazon CloudFront, AWS’s easy to use content delivery network. You now have the ability to assign a default root object to your HTTP or HTTPS distribution. This default object will be served when Amazon CloudFront receives a request for the root of your distribution i.e., your distributions domain name by itself. To utilize this new functionality, you will need to enable it for your existing distribution. For instance, you might assign index.html to be the file that CloudFront would serve whenever it receives a request
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has completed a public consultation on a draft UK code of practice for providers of cloud-based services published in April. The code of practice is aimed at setting up a clear, professional and trustworthy approach to the delivery of cloud services. More than 200 organisations have reviewed the draft code, which the CIF plans to use as a framework to standardise and certify cloud service providers. The code has been part of the CIF’s mission since its inception in 2009 for promoting trust, security and transparency within the cloud computing services industry. Feedback from the
The talk of cloud computing is dominating the news pages, especially as more companies are jumping on board. One key focus for a number of customer-centric companies is the implementation of CRM cloud computing solutions. This growing demand will drive new spending on server hardware, boosting the industry. According to a Server Watch report, research firm shows the continued uptake of CRM cloud computing in the enterprise as the key driver for server hardware spending. In fact, server revenue for public cloud computing is predicted to grow from $582 million to $718 million in 2014. Organizations are continuing to seek
SAN FRANCISCO – Software manufacturing leading corporation Microsoft has revealed it has reached a deal to resolve a patent duel with Salesforce.com – a cloud computing firm. Each had brought a lawsuit in the US court accusing the other to have violated its patented technology. Under the terms and conditions of the agreement, both companies will have the rights to use each others technology. It was also decided that Salesforce.com will pay compensation to Microsoft, though the amount to be paid was not revealed. “We are pleased to reach this agreement with Salesforce.com to put an end to the litigation