Understanding The Cloud Migration Process Migrating to the cloud can be driven by a number of business factors – reducing capital outlay, increasing the throughput and making the system more robust. Regardless of what reasons they are, the movement to the cloud must be well thought out process. Buzzwords will not save, if you follow the wrong processes. In this post I will cover the issues to think about, during the migration. 1. Deciding on the applications and data to be migrated You must first decide on what applications and data need to be kept in house and what need to be managed on
An International Cloud Progress Report For those (few) of you who do not know, the cloud’s reach has clearly extended far beyond America’s fair shores. Cloud computing continues to boom abroad in intriguing and dynamic ways. Here is an overview of the latest in cloud as it’s growing in three countries: China, Germany, and India. China Market Watch has just reported a potentially landmark event in the relationship between expansive cloud computing and the Internet systems of insular, protectionist China. Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) and China Telecom Corporation are uniting forces in order to offer Chinese citizens a unique array
Unmasking Cloud Computing People in the Information Technology industry know a lot about cloud computing. However, those not part of the industry, primarily the target market, do have a lot of questions regarding the technology. In fact, a lot of them are surely confused about what cloud really is. Cloud computing is not really a new concept. It is just a different approach to making available IT services which tap the ever increasing power of virtualization technologies and servers which can provide huge computing pools and segregate a single server into various virtual machines which be used on demand. A
Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1 Everyone knows that the age of cloud computing is here. The bigger question, on which even the greatest minds of technology revolution can’t agree, is what the impact will be and how best to apply this approach to computing resources and business optimization. Many enterprises looking for the benefits of public cloud-style scaling are deterred by increasingly complex compliance and regulatory requirements. Morphlabs has origins in open source disruption and has been working with cloud computing technology for the past five years. And, during our own evolution, we
Firehost’s European-Based Secure Cloud Hosting Services Go Live Ultra-secure, scalable, contract-free services now available at European data centers Cloud Expo Europe, London, UK – January 25, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today announced the expansion into Europe, with news that its secure hosting services are now available at data centers in London and Amsterdam. European organizations, as well as international firms operating in the region, can now benefit from FireHost’s award-winning, highly-flexible, secure cloud hosting services, with the added reassurance that their websites and applications are hosted in-region and under the jurisdiction of European data protection legislation.
New Software Gives Companies Greater Control of Unstructured Data Likewise application enables data management, governance and analytics BELLEVUE, Wash., December 1, 2011 – Likewise announced today new software to better access, secure, manage and audit unstructured data across multiple platforms – financial files, medical records, office documents, media and big data files, which account for nearly half of all stored information. Companies have been limited in their ability to control unstructured data across multiple platforms. Likewise Data Analytics and Governance, the new application available now as a public software beta, gives organizations greater visibility into their unstructured data for improved
CipherCloud Introduces Connectors for Amazon Web Services CipherCloud has introduced CipherCloud out-of-the-box connectors for Amazon Web Services (AWS) allowing organizations that use AWS to implement encryption, tokenization and masking to protect sensitive data on-the-fly, before it is sent to the cloud. All these tasks are done without impacting functionality, usability or performance, according to CipherCloud, a provider of award-winning encryption gateways for cloud platforms and applications. The company notes that CipherCloud’s data protection platform provides enhanced security features to those ISVs that are developing solutions on Amazon EC2. Through the expansion of support for AWS, the company is unifying data
SafeNet Launches Webinar Series to Prepare Software Providers for Cloud Service Delivery Webinars Feature Industry Experts and Thought Leaders Delivering Best Practices for Services in the Cloud BALTIMORE–October 19, 2011– SafeNet, Inc., a worldwide leader in data protection, today announced the comprehensive educational webinar series, “Let’s Do It in the Cloud,” featuring presentations from some of the most experienced names in the cloud and software industries. Guest executive presenters from Agilis Solutions, Dell Boomi, IDC, SafeNet, THINKstrategies, and Zuora will walk webinar attendees through tips, tricks, and best practices for conquering some of the most challenging obstacles associated with cloud service delivery—from service development and integration to best