Symantec Report Keeps Cloud Users Security-Savvy Users of cloud services can easily fall foul of complacency. With all personal data held on cloud servers, there is a strong temptation to worry less about threats to our device. But for as long as we use devices for authentication and access to our cloud accounts, a threat to a device means a threat to our cloud-stored data. This is why each time Symantec releases a new intelligence report, the wiser cloud users take notice. This white paper presents an essential overview of web-born dangers aimed at everyone from IT security personnel
Cloud Computing – What’s In It For IT Managers? Cloud computing represents the next generation in server productivity. Most datacenters are now migrating towards the use of cloud server clusters in order to provide a higher level of service to their customers. Cloud computing has been in development for many years but grew in popularity by leaps and bounds lately. It is seen as the logical answer to the increasing demand for a more efficient way of handling server requests. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Understanding Cloud Computing Look at cloud computing as the next generation of web development. Cloud computing is
Cloud Player – Amazon’s Sound Play in the Cloud Cloud is beginning to be perceived as a central component in business oriented environments keeping in view the corporate demands and needs of today’s enterprise. The virtualization and remote deployment of resource provided by Cloud is worth adapting at both the individual and enterprise levels There are some benchmark cloud infrastructures and services that are perceived as the benchmarks in the cloud computing domains because of their higher usability and robust solutions to the masses based on cloud computing. Among these benchmarks, Amazon’s EC2 cloud is one of the most colossal
Problems Of Virtualized Environments In Cloud Computing Virtualization is probably the most beneficial and transcendent factor of the Cloud where enterprise level resource allocation and consumption can be performed within reduced time and cost. However, virtualization has some operational risks which may lead to detrimental consequences for the huge data centers and information infrastructures if not addressed properly. Virtual environments have always faced the vulnerabilities of system and application based threats because of the multi level centralized architecture with common and single point of failures. Virtual Machine (VM) hosting architecture is beyond doubt one of the most pragmatic hallmarks of
Some Ideas on Optimizing Performance of a Cloud Deployment Cloud is fast becoming one of the primary factors ushering a paradigm shift in technology and the way business is done. With Cloud penetration increasing and big enterprises making the move to the Cloud, there’s a growing discussion around optimizing performance of the infrastructure that powers a Cloud. New ways are being pioneered on optimizing performance of a Cloud infrastructure. With the befitting benefits like flexibility, program development interfaces (APIs), self-service provisioning and automated de-provisioning, the Cloud does bring some undesired realities like latency, query lags, security vulnerabilities and aggregated failures.
How To Tackle Security Vulnerabilities In Hypervisor Based Cloud Servers Virtualization brings numerous security issues apart from the enormous benefits and productivity. Most of the organizations are reluctant to migrate to the cloud just because of the massive security vulnerabilities of cloud computing. Hypervisor, which is used in any virtualization environment to elevate the virtual machine collaboration, can be easily breached if not secured optimally. Hypervisor based cloud servers are always exposed to the Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and the “single point of failure” weakness of the hypervisor based cloud servers can easy be exploited to take down the whole
Some Reasons Behind Cloud Security Vulnerabilities We have debated back and forth that the Cloud is just as safe as the traditional enterprise option, and even more so. Combined with all the advantages, it is a better option for today’s business world. But the security fears are always just around the corner and pops up again every time there is a discussion about Cloud migration. These fears are not unfounded however; they are very real but quite containable unless they were not considered during migration to the Cloud. Organizations looking into Cloud security like HP have found very simple and
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)