Five Tips for Cloud Security Cloud computing has created a new model that offers the possibility of elastic and flexible computing environments for software, infrastructure, and development platforms with reduced costs and quicker time to value than traditional in-house solutions. So with these benefits in mind, you might wonder why everyone isn’t riding the cloud wave. The main impediment to cloud growth continues to be that of security concerns covering a broad spectrum of issues, including: risk and audit posture of the cloud provider; proliferation of data within the cloud; lack of control. Perceived security challenges aside, it’s certainly possible
How Private Cloud is Changing Business The economic crisis of the last four years and the austerity measures that followed have forced businesses large and small to assess their budgets and spending in areas including IT. The recovery from the latest financial crisis has coincided with the growth in popularity of cloud computing – essentially outsourcing the maintenance of servers and applications and allowing companies to store and access company materials on the internet. Cloud technology is being hyped as a method of managing IT that offers endless benefits to businesses including reduced capital outlay and predictable monthly costs for
Citrix Changes the Game in Cloud Infrastructure with Cloud.com Acquisition Market Leading Cloud.com Platform Lets Customers Build Clouds the Way the World’s Most Successful Clouds Are Built SANTA CLARA, Calif. 7/12/2011 » Citrix Systems today announced it has completed the acquisition of Cloud.com, a market leading provider of software infrastructure platforms for cloud providers. The company’s innovative CloudStack™ product line helps providers of all types deploy and manage simple, cost-effective cloud services that are scalable, secure, and open by design. This acquisition further establishes Citrix as a leader in infrastructure for the rapidly growing cloud provider market. The terms of
How to Choose Your Cloud Provider Each day, the cloud computing marked is bringing new options of cloud providers and services. I named some of them here. If you have decided to pursue cloud computing for your company, you have to bear in mind that selecting the right cloud provider is crucial in this process. First, you must prioritize your information and choose where you will be the focus. Make sure your IT department is up for the task. Your information and its security will depend in a large measure on how you communicate with the cloud provider and what
Private or Shared Cloud and Everything in Between When deciding to implement cloud computing in order to manage your IT processes, you should start by deciding on the type of cloud you want to store your data on. Since there is no universal receipt for success when implementing cloud computing, you must carefully consider all the options. You can start by understanding the differences between private and public cloud and everything in between. You can work with a cloud provider to setup and help manage your cloud or manage your own cloud on your equipment. Public Cloud: ● Provides an
First cloud-based systems management and automation product for public and private cloud servers May 25, 2011 – Palo Alto, CA. ScaleXtreme, Inc., the first cloud-based systems management company, today announced the general availability of its early access product. Systems administrators and IT operations professionals who are interested in trying out a new way of managing their internal servers, new public cloud machines on Amazon EC2 or any other provider, can go to http://www.scalextreme.com, and create a free account to start using the product today. ScaleXtreme is a cloud-based systems management product, which for the first time allows systems administrators to
Working Together to Deliver the Cloud If you had any notion of not taking the cloud seriously for your business, your assumptions will certainly be challenged this year. This week alone has seen two significant developments that have boosted the visibility (if not the viability) of the cloud. First, there was Microsoft’s purchase of Internet telephony company Skype for $8.5 billion. There is a lot of speculation on whether this was a good business move for Microsoft, but regardless of how it turns out, it’s clear that Microsoft is betting big on the cloud as platform instead of Windows exclusively.
Here is a great resource for cloud developers. libcloud is a standard client library for many popular cloud providers, written in python and java Testimonials “libcloud represents a fundamental change in the way clouds are managed, breaking the barriers of proprietary, closed clouds. We at Linode believe this is of the utmost importance and fully support this effort.” – Christopher S. Aker, Linode, Founder “Libcloud will make life easier for our customers. We appreciate and support this standardization tool.” – Matt Tanase, Slicehost, Founder “I’m excited to see the development of projects, like libcloud, that help make the lives of