Top Threats For Cloud Computing Cloud computing reached the point where computing functions as a utility. Here are the top cloud computing threats to help organizations better understand them and make the best choices for their businesses. Threat no 1: Security threats With cloud computing managing critical enterprise data, are enterprises and individuals possible victims of hacking and data loss? Although it is not a very common issue, this may occur. For this reason, adoption of cloud computing within industries such as healthcare and finance is not recommended by some. Some providers encrypt data at rest and have backups for
US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” Europe may trump the United States in such matters as academic prosperity in mathematics and sciences, as we know it celebrates its monarchs with far more compelling pomp and circumstance that we could possibly muster for our heads of state. But clout in cloud remains one discipline in which America continues to exert overwhelming dominance over the continent across the pond. This isn’t to say that nations like France, Germany, and even economically beleaguered Greece aren’t curious about cloud and the shot in the arm it could offer to their collective IT acumen.
Working On A Cloud Software Service Level Agreement As more and more consumers outsource their infrastructure to cloud providers, Service Level Agreements between consumers and providers is a key topic. According to IBM a Service Level Agreement, defines how the consumer will use the services and how the provider will deliver them”. It is essential for the consumer of cloud services to understand all the terms of the cloud’s provider and to consider the needs and objectives of his enterprise before signing an agreement. A Service Level Agreement should contain the following aspects: A list of the services the provider will
Forget the Time 100: Here’s the Coolest in Cloud Cloud computing always seems to progress at a rapid pace. Over just the past few years, the cloud as an industry model has matured from a promising yet passable curiosity enjoying fifteen minutes of fame into an indelible and mushrooming contributor to the contemporary technology community. But capitalizing on cloud demands serious legwork in terms of deciding with whom to invest your time and money. Such almost breakneck growth in cloud has made it a bit tricky to sort those who are truly shaping what cloud will become from their convenient
Nicira Virtualizes The Network For Offshore Cloud Specialist Calligo UK Channel Islands Cloud Provider Achieves a World First by Creating a Single Virtual Data Center Across Two Island Facilities Palo Alto, Calif., May 16, 2012 – Nicira, the network virtualization company, today announced that Calligo, a full-service cloud service provider based in the Channel Islands, has adopted Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) to support its customers in the offshore industries in the region. Calligo is using NVP to make two data centers – one in Jersey and one in Guernsey – operate as a single facility, with computing capabilities and
Cloud Computing May Open Up Firms To Hundreds Of Millions In Fines Under EU Laws One of the major attractions of cloud computing is its universal accessibility; in essence, it is computing without borders. However, the world is divided into distinct countries, and with that come different rules and regulations. Consequently, this can and does give rise to different problems (see: Computing Without Borders – What Works, What Doesn’t). While it is true that American companies rule the roost as far as provision and consumption of cloud computing services are concerned, it’s also an established fact that there exists a
How The Cloud Broker Can Help Your Business The dictionary defines a “broker” as “a person who functions as an intermediary between two or more parties in negotiating agreements, bargains, or the like.” Almost all of us, at some point in our lives, have utilized the services of a broker. From renting apartments to trading stocks, the role of the broker in facilitating transactions is common. Even nations are not unfamiliar with this term, with the United States having “brokered” peace between Egypt and Israel after the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Now, it seems, cloud computing is also experiencing
Why Simple Solutions are Better for the Cloud I came across this article from TechCrunch How To Scale A $1 Billion Startup: A Guide From Instagram Co-Founder Mike Krieger and it reminded me of one thing I have been evangelizing about cloud and IT overall is that simple solutions with less parts are better. Here is Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger saying “The cleanest solution with the fewest moving parts as possible,” this he states, is the goal. We look forward to seeing how that evolves with Instagram’s latest endeavour with FaceBook. So, how does this relate to cloud? Several ways! First, when