On the verge: 100% Cloud-fueled ventures The majority of ventures view cloud technology as nothing more than a significant leap towards expenditure cutbacks and superior flexibility. While this remains unequivocally true, cloud technology offers a whole lot more in store for businesses – startups in particular. Almost certainly, the most promising facet of cloud computing is its potential to nurture an altogether novel genre of business – made on the cloud, meant for the cloud. A number of budding ventures exist today that are 100% cloud based. Among such ventures is Coupa, founded and lead by Rob Bernshteyn. Coupa has
Cloud security is on the top of every CIO’s mind. Apparently some people even consider that cloud risks outweigh cloud benefits. Unfortunately, an overzealous approach to cloud security can lead to arguments that detract from the real issues, with little to no analysis of the specific problems at hand. Below is a list of cloud security issues that I believe affect large organizations: Separation of duties Your existing company probably has separate application, networking and platform teams. The cloud may force a consolidation of these user groups. For example, in many companies the EC2 administrators are application programmers, have access to Security
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!