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LISA 2010: OS Security In The Cloud

November 21, 2010 Added by:Jamie Adams

Unused services should and must still be disabled, discretionary access controls tightened, and regular software updates applied. The same holds true when it comes to operating system images deployed in the cloud...

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OS33 and the Abstraction of IT

November 19, 2010 Added by:Ben Kepes

One of the fundamental effects that cloud computing is having is the abstraction of technology provision away from in-house IT and onto third parties. The sheer breadth of services that are being moved to third party cloud providers make this a real step change for the marketplace...

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The Big Shift to Cloud-Based Security

November 14, 2010 Added by:Sasha Nunke

Keeping IT systems secure and running within regulatory compliance mandates, especially for mid-sized and even small businesses, seems next to impossible. There are many reasons for this – but fortunately, several recent technological trends show that it doesn’t have to be this way...

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NIST Moves Forward on Cloud Computing

November 13, 2010 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held their second Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop. Of particular note was the cloud computing simulation model project known as Koala that focuses on the behavior of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud systems. Other highlights included...

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Duffner Interviews Kemp and Jackson on GovCloud

November 07, 2010 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

There is a lot of misunderstanding around cloud computing. Many people think it is just the next technology du jour. They see it as a marketing push; first there was mobile, followed by SOA, and now it's cloud computing. They believe that it's nothing new, important, or different...

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On The Frontlines: Cloud Computing in Government

October 30, 2010 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

Showcasing the positive progress of Federal Government Agencies and their strategic partners in meeting the goals of their Mission Programs. This issue, Cloud Computing in Government, features the Trends and Best Practices on Cloud Computing in Government...

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Enterprise Data Storage Reaches for the Cloud

October 28, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

Mike Prieto, Vice President and General Manager, Storage Works Division, HP Asia Pacific and Japan in conversation with Geetaj Channana about the ways to curtail information explosion...

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SuccessFactors Acquires YouCalc, Launches Inbuilt Analytics

October 26, 2010 Added by:Ben Kepes

The increased use of cloud applications has only highlighted the problems associated with traditional business intelligence solutions that tend to be based on data warehousing. The traditional approach slows the time-to-analysis and reduces some of the potential gains...

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Virtualization: Making Seductive Promises a Reality

October 22, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

VMware is certainly not giving up its position in the hypervisor market but that’s not something the company banks on. Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware speaks about how the company will rule the world in data center automation and management space...

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NIST to Hold 2nd Cloud Computing Forum

October 19, 2010 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will hold their second Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop. During this event, NIST will report on the status of federal efforts around cloud computing standards for data portability, cloud interoperability, and security...

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Verecloud Hoping to Save the Telcos

October 16, 2010 Added by:Ben Kepes

Cloud services are a completely logical move for telcos – after all voice services are arguably a perfect example of the very utility products that cloud is fashioned after. Telcos already have customer billing relationships, tagging more services on top of that should be easy. But...

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A Cloud Computing Customer Bill of Rights

October 13, 2010 Added by:David Navetta

This document should be viewed less as a universal mandate, and more as a tool for cloud customers and providers to engage in spirited debate about the issues addressed in this Bill of Rights. This is a work in a progress and we invite you to submit your ideas on additional “rights” that we should include as well as any comments and criticisms on the current listing...

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Infrastructure is Incredibly Underutilised

October 13, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

Mark Beaumont Director, Global Product Development - IT Solutions Verizon Business talks to Vinita Gupta about Verizon’s cloud computing offerings and the research that has gone into developing them...

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Vulnerability Management in the Cloud

October 07, 2010 Added by:Lawrence Pingree

Cloud providers will more than likely need to provide application programming interfaces which will allow the scan engines/management consoles to read-in current asset or deployment information from the cloud and then dynamically update the IP address information before scans commence...

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Industry Standards and Trusting the Cloud

October 06, 2010 Added by:Ben Kepes

It’s time for the industry to sit up and take notice. While we may consider there to be few commonalities between SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, from a consumer perspective it’s all cloud. We need a body to come together to act in the best interests of both the industry, and its customers...

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Data Centers Slow to Adopt Cloud Computing

October 01, 2010 Added by:Ben Kepes

What we’re seeing here is the higher maturity and marketplace acceptance of SaaS as opposed to infrastructure cloud computing – data center decision makers are notoriously conservative and much less likely to dabble with a cloud offering that hey deem to be unproven...

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