Business versus Technical Cloud Brokers and Why it Matters Gartner predicts “By 2015, at least 20% of all cloud services will be consumed via internal or external cloud service brokerages, rather than directly, up from less than 5% today.” Thus, it is important to understand what a cloud broker is and what they do; however, before we can do that, we need to clear up some confusion between different definitions and implementations of cloud brokers. The term “cloud broker” was defined by NIST in Special Publication 500-292, the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture, as “An entity that manages the use,
Department of Homeland Security
Sometime back I had written an article on how US government officials had expressed reservations on adopting cloud computing (See: Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?). However, as per the testimonies from several Federal officials before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, it would seem that, in spite of cloud proponent former CIO Vivek Kundra’s departure (See: Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds?), cloud computing will continue to find favor in the official administration. There have been concerns about security on the cloud, especially in the light of
Department of Homeland Security Licenses TIBCO Software in Multimillion Dollar Deal Palo Alto, CA, October 26, 2011 - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced a multimillion dollar transaction by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for TIBCO software products. TIBCO technology will be used by DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate’s National Cyber Security Division to protect and defend the federal executive branch civilian networks – also referred to as the dot-gov domain. DHS efforts are focused on enhancing the cyber security posture of the nation by improving their capacity to prevent, identify, respond to and recover from cyber threats.