Cloud Networking Changes Everything The public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market is booming and expected to grow by 47 percent, from $6 billion in 2012 to $9 billion in 2013, according to Gartner’s Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 4Q Update. Additionally, the overall public cloud computing market, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), IaaS and other related services, will grow from $110 to $131 billion over the same period with a CAGR of 41.3 percent through 2016. While this projected growth is significant, cloud computing still represents less than three percent of the $3.7 trillion spent on IT per year.
5 Reasons Why Cloud Contracts Should Scare You Marketing Hype ≠ Cloud Contract. Accepting the terms and conditions on a cloud provider’s website can be dangerous, and often the user doesn’t have the option of negotiation. And face it, nobody reads those click thru agreements anyway (except lawyers). So, what do they say and why should they scare you? Here are my top 5 typical terms: We Don’t Do Security. “Confidential or sensitive data should not be transmitted over the Internet or stored on computers connected to the Internet,” warns a cloud contract. Perhaps this is sage advice, but how many computers aren’t connected to
Five Ways to Boost Your Cloud’s Security There is no disputing the fact that Cloud computing is on the rise. Regardless of myths and rumors, Cloud computing is steadily becoming a more viable for various applications and uses. As such, the Cloud works by using the Internet for the storage and transmission of voice, data, and video. In doing so, adoption typically allows for cost efficiency, increased productivity, greater mobility, better interconnectivity of users, improved accessibility and flexibility, and more. That being said, it is not surprising to see more and more users, as well as companies (throughout various industries)
Risks Involved in Adopting BYOD Imagine a workplace scenario where every employee has his/her own mobile device to access company data and applications. This way, people get their work done using their own devices in the office. Briefly, this is what Bring Your Own Device or BYOD is all about. All over the world, companies are opening up to this new trend and there are mixed reviews about its usefulness. While some say it makes employees more productive, others are more concerned about the risks involved. Irrespective of all this, BYOD has become quite popular in business circles as well
7 Essentials of Hybrid Cloud Backup Understanding the Cloud Options A hybrid cloud solution combines private (internal/on-premise) and public (external) cloud deployment models. With a typical private cloud solution, one would build, develop and manage their own cloud infrastructure. The most common deployments of private cloud solutions are in enterprise-level environments. Businesses that have the capital to fund a private cloud operation will usually purchase the necessary equipment, hire their own dedicated IT support teams, and build or lease their own data centers. This allows the company to have complete control over their cloud environment. The primary downside of a
Cloud Storage Security Controls Ask anyone who has fought in a war and they will tell you it’s an experience you can’t emulate. Many people have seen the eyes of their enemies as they fight. But what happens when your enemy is a thousand miles away, yet has all the information they need to know about you; location, strength, response time etc. The world is run on information. Little 1’s and 0’s sent to the right place can do a lot more damage sometimes than any gun. And it is becoming obvious that the information we keep on our computers
The Biggest Pitfall in Cloud Computing: Security Technology is not without its pitfalls even if it has so many benefits, especially if it is not used properly. Cloud computing is no exception; in fact a lot of people think that cloud computing has more pitfalls than the current solutions that they are already employing in their business. Some of these are actually real but can be prevented, while others are just rationalizations out of laziness to plan and execute or even simply an undeniable resistance to change. A lot of people are afraid of change, to step out of the comfort zone. True enough, stepping