Firehost Reveals Increases in Cyberattacks in its Superfecta Report There are always wolves at the door, and they are relentless in both their creativity and determination when it comes to getting in. This is the message that can be gleaned from a report released Tuesday October 22, by FireHost, (www.firehost.com) a provider of managed, secure cloud IaaS. Their Superfecta report highlights upticks in Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection activity that specifically target applications carrying sensitive information about organizations and their customers. “The adoption of cloud computing, mobile applications and virtualized enterprise architectures have led to an expansion of applications that are
Are you looking for a cloud provider, the most important things to remember Cloud computing has become the backbone for most of the IT infrastructure. In the past two years, CIOs of companies around the world have begun to perceive the cloud model as a platform for cost savings and energy efficiency. As a result, companies are increasingly looking to spend their IT infrastructure to the cloud. System integrators simultaneously facing a huge opportunity and a new challenge when it comes to providing these cloud-based services to business, and try to adapt the traditional SLA services the cloud model. The
GMO Launches Cloud Computing Solution In U.S. Market GMO Cloud America Inc has launched its cloud hosting solutions for the U.S. market. This full-service hosting and cloud computing solution provider is a subsidiary of GMO Cloud K.K., an established web hosting company in Japan. These solutions have been launched to address the growing demand created by businesses that are embracing the scalability and portability of cloud hosting and computing. The concept of cloud hosting is not new and this service is utilized by businesses worldwide for several years now. Recently Apple launched its service iCloud that can be yours for
UPDATE: June 2nd, Intuit Goes Down… Based on a recent visitor tip to CloudTweaks. FYI — Intuit is in the midst of another payroll server outage right now (June 2, 2011) and it has been going on since noon yesterday, June 1st. Hundreds of small business owners are outraged over the lack of service by Intuit and the fact that their planned Friday payroll will not be available as a result of Intuit’s lack of sufficient disaster planning. ——————————————————————————————————————— In the second and concluding part of this article, I look into some of the recent cloud computing failures that have
UK-based cloud service provider Outsourcery has selected Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) to extend its broad cloud product offerings for businesses. Acme Packet’s SBCs will support Outsourcery’s launch of Microsoft Lync 2010 and allow geographic distribution across multiple sites. Outsourcery, which is Microsoft’s worldwide ‘Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year‘ 2010, notes that it will use these SBCs to deliver SIP trunking services to Outsourcery’s hosted Microsoft unified communications (UC) customers. Acme Packet specializes in session delivery network solutions and enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks.
SINGAPORE – May 31, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that BrightHost, a leading supplier of high-capacity cloud infrastructure and web hosting solutions, is leveraging Platform Equinix to support the expansion of its managed private cloud solutions to Hong Kong. The deployment of its cloud offering within Equinix’s Hong Kong (HK1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center enables BrightHost to meet its blue-chip customers’ requirement for a presence in Asia. Michael Richardson, Manager at BrightHost said: “The nature of our solutions require a highly available and scalable environment, using best-of-breed performance
Cloud-Based Content Management System (CMS) Squarespace, WordPress Alternative Squarespace is another cloud-based content management system (CMS) tool that has been getting lots of interest recently. A good reason for the attention its receiving is that more and more people are discovering how great Squarespace’s unique and powerful hosting solution is in creating a blog site or corporate website that gives complete control to the developer. Once you get an account with Squarespace, you can start building and designing your site. There are already many tools available. You can even use the free-trial period of 14 days to assess if Squarespace