3 Keys To Keep Enterprise Clouds Secure Outsourcing has won out over ownership, and the rush to the cloud continues to gather pace. Where security is concerned there are two major trends that threaten to expose your company to unnecessary risk. There’s a lack of planning and due diligence when choosing cloud providers, and there’s a murky grey area when it comes to responsibility. They can both be mitigated by building security planning into your system from the start, instead of trying to retro-fit. There are standards that can be applied to inform your planning, and help you to assess
The Rise And Fall Of The Zmanda Empire There are two kinds of online businesses: those that grow to buy other businesses or those that grow in order to be offered as tasty morsels to the first class of businesses. And until somebody buys them out or they become as titanic as Microsoft you cannot know which is which. Zmanda was founded in 2006 and is one of the companies that are a part of the second category. It was a cloud backup software company and it was recently bought by Carbonite, although the terms of the deal are not
The Trend Of Open Source And Proprietary Software Business Model Open source software has been there for a long time. Its popularity is increasing each and every day and has reached such a level that it’s hard to find a domain which does not have an open source presence. Companies are reluctant to buy proprietary software due to the cost involved. In most cases, open source software seems to be a viable option. People often fail to realize that open source is not completely free. It has its own business model to generate revenue in order for the provider to
Cloud Infographic: The Open Source Cloud The Trend Of Open Source And Proprietary Software Business Model Open source software has been around for a long time. Its popularity is increasing each and every day and has reached such a level that it’s hard to find a domain which does not have an open source presence. Companies are reluctant to buy proprietary software due to the cost involved. In most cases, open source software seems to be a viable option. People often fail to realize that open source is not completely free. It has its own business model to generate revenue in
Cloud Infographic: Drivers Of Open Source Adoption Stability, Scalability and Reliability of Open-Source Software Open-source software is becoming popular on an enterprise level because of its stability, scalability and reliability. Companies love to use open-source technologies because they are highly customizable, secure, reliable and accountable. With proprietary software, we are highly dependent on the software company for its development and support. But for open-source, we can find huge support from developers across the world, and we can tweak it according to our needs. Just hire a team of developers, and there you go… Continue Reading Here is an infographic produced by Rackspace
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) – Today at VMworld 2010, Vmware (NYSE: VMW) and SingTel announced that SingTel and its Australian subsidiary, Optus, are the first telecommunications operators in Asia Pacific to be selected to join the VMware vCloud™ Datacenter Service program. SingTel’s VMware vCloud™ Datacenter Service is designed and certified to be secure, compliant and offer up to 99.999% availability. It is based on VMware infrastructure comprising VMware vSphere™, VMware vCloud™ Director and VMware vShield™. The relationship empowers SingTel and Optus to help customers accelerate their journey to cloud computing more seamlessly, and enjoy the cost and business-transformation
VMWorld 2010 Update By Malick If you are not connected with the cloud, your individual mind would be a dumb terminal. Welcome to the VMWorld 2010! VIRTUAL ROADS. ACTUAL CLOUDS: The statement ends as: Together we’ll travel from Virtual Roads to Actual Roads. Come engage. Leave enlightened. A true global event! 85 Countries represented in the audience. 17000 Attendees! And VMware announcing their Hybrid Cloud Computing Data Center! And claiming that already 4000 VMs (Virtual Machines) are created every hour! It is no secret that virtualization is the underlying driver of cloud computing. There is no cloud computing without virtualization!