Heroes of the Cloud – Part 9 A study of Cloud Computing should include not only the companies and entrepreneurs who have raised the Cloud from a concept to “the next big thing” in Information Technology. The study should also include those who have come to depend on the power of the Cloud. Earlier in our look at the pioneers of Cloud Computing… (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8) we partially defined “The Cloud” as a metaphor for the Internet. Another very workable definition would be that the Cloud is a tool for handling Big Data. Big Data is loosely defined as data sets that include
IT as a Service Emerges As The Most Tangible Trend In Cloud Computing The face of the way people always approached their technical computer hitches might change if this has not occurred already. The latest trends showcase changes sweeping across the sector that are overthrowing IT staff in favor of data centers and end-users. This is largely motivated by the fact that IT as a Service has gained a foothold in most hosting platforms. This is a shortcut that gives the consumers the ability to supervise and even determine the price they remit for receiving Information Systems updates. Unlike other
What Happens When Cloud Computing Embraces Evolving Antivirus Brands As Security Models? Three areas of cloud computing are the crisis points of security breaches. Were it not for Software as a Service (SaaS) programs, there would be no malware. Similarly, but for the openings in the server connections in a network or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), cases of mistrust between proxies would never be an issue. Lastly, were it not for the break in the wall of Platform as a Service (PaaS) as the development platform where hackers can find a field day, there wouldn’t be any security concerns
Business Continuity: Let Us Plan For A Cloud Failure Every cloud proponent has been saying that the cloud is the only safe place left for our businesses and various other IT systems, while “nay-sayers” blabber about the total opposite, they talk about privacy and security concerns, and even data integrity. But no matter which side you are on, nothing is full-proof and all will eventually fail in one way or another. Even with business continuity plans and implementations, geographically scattered backup systems, there will always be that one big problem in the future that will ensure that all of them go down simultaneously. But the
Where Hardware Meets the Cloud: Arraying High-end Server Platforms The web has brought out hardware machinery spot-on to cloud-based applications. Some of these servers are so scalable in magnitude, mindboggling in performance and high-end in gigabytes capacity, that they even sound a little alien. Suddenly they are here and those who only thought of them as data processors without a name can now identify with them, courtesy of cloud computing platforms. Intel, through its Tyan partners, is an example of companies that have enabled this to happen through its cutting-edge processing units. These can be discussed under the following headings.
Can Telematics Be A Path To Securing The Cloud? There are various terminologies that describe the use of Wi-fi, signals and data sensors to help send a message securely and fast. Telematics is one of these and it deploys its reach in three patterns: from one device to another, from a device to a person or from the source to the cloud. The latter form of interaction is important because it implies that it is possible to trace a vehicle, for which telematics is best known for, within a cloud computing environment. One does not have to install expensive equipment
Cloud Security Survey Reveals Lack of Business Policies Governing Rogue Cloud Usage Even as Data Protection Remains Highest Concern with the Cloud Forty Percent of Companies Deny Cloud Usage Despite Employee and Departmental Use of Web-Based Applications and Mobile Devices Outside of IT Control Seattle, Wash. – November 6, 2012 – New research tracking trends and issues in cloud security revealed a growing gap between actual business cloud practices and related IT policies. The survey found that while nearly 20 percent of businesses have no clear security policies or standards around employee or departmental use of “cloud,” the majority do allow