Blog Posts Tagged with "Cloud Computing"

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Cloud Migration: The Pain and the Opportunity

June 05, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

"Migrating to the cloud is not an easy process but good preparation goes a long way toward making it easier. Many businesses do not have their internal systems in good shape in the first place so migrating them to the cloud in bad condition must be horrendous"...

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The Benefits of the Cloud for Performance Testing

May 24, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

By allowing test teams to instantly deploy existing performance test scripts to cloud-based load generators, the load is created on pre-configured systems provisioned in the cloud. This eliminates the effort and cost related to extending the on-premise test infrastructure...

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Cloud Patch Management: Consistency and Automation

May 23, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

If you've chosen wisely, you environments across your public and private clouds are consistent. The big question is - how do we keep our environments consistent in the face of security requirements to push patches? The answers rely very heavily on automation and policy...

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Big Opportunities in the Cloud

May 16, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Purists were adamant that the Private Cloud was flawed and that it could not deliver the benefits of the Public Cloud. On the other hand organizations were highly skeptical of the Public Cloud, listing its shortcomings in terms of security, reliability, compliance and control...

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The Absurdity of Cloud Computing and Hosted Services

May 12, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Many companies are turning to online services to help cut costs and restore some level of IT support to their organizations. But what truly makes you think that these online services are not going through the same internal cutbacks and employee changes to cut costs of their own?

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Is Cloud Security in the Clouds?

May 09, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

Cloud security threats can come from the lack of designed and implemented security by the provider. This may be intentional or not but the lack of oversight or negligence in this area can potentially cause disputes over the difference of control versus accountability...

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The Patchwork Cloud: Making the Security Case

May 05, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

When we think about cloud computing we can think of security as getting a bit of a gentle push, or shove in some cases. The way it is built and billed as services instead of individual components, and the increased emphasis on automation - security has a real chance of not being a roadblock...

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More on Banking 2.0 - Who Ya Gonna Trust?

May 01, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Banks sit on a far higher level of the trust spectrum than do companies like Google and Apple – at least in consumers minds. A study commissioned in 2010 that found that telecoms were seen as the second most trusted group, after banks, for securing personal information...

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Unmasking Agility: Cloud Reality or Myth of Marketing Hype?

April 30, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Agility is the ability of the IT department to provide services that adapt to the changing needs of your organization faster than before, with on-premise servers, systems and staff. Increasing your business' agility means that IT has done something to contribute to a business...

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The Patchwork Cloud - A Model Driven Approach

April 27, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

As we discussed at OWASP AppSec APAC in Sydney recently, there is still too much focus being given to the security of infrastructure, and we're spending a disproportionate amount of time on the security of networks, servers, etc. rather than actually looking at the applications...

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More on the IT Business Boiling Point

April 22, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

This tension between old and new is interesting to watch and has some interesting parallels within organizations. I’m talking about the tension that exists between IT and business units. The former who want to ensure security and control, the latter who simply want to get stuff done...

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Cloud Adoption Tension: IT vs Business

April 19, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

On the side of IT it’s all about security, control and transparency. On the side of the business, it’s years of frustration at slow and cumbersome IT procurement processes – they want to get stuff done. It’s fair to say that we’re still in the Wild West of cloud adoption...

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Shadow IT - Why Security is Scrambling to Reinvent Itself

April 16, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Shadow IT is the leading cause of many of the "reinventions" that IT organizations across the globe are going through. For many CIOs the ground is moving underneath their feet, and if they're not actively moving to counter it, there are some very serious consequences...

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Understanding DevOps vs NoOps

April 14, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

DevOps represents a fundamental shift in how applications are being delivered to the new 'web' via cloud, mobile and other channels. NoOps, as some understand it, effectively spells the end of the formal silos built around development, operations and quality testing teams...

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Cloud Security: Forecast Sunny with Possibility of Showers

April 04, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Even as companies are adapting to this new paradigm, there are growing concerns about the safety of their data in the cloud. Incidents at cloud service providers like Dropbox highlight dangers of storing information in the cloud...

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Cloud Services Strategy: Security First - Growth Second

March 30, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Cisco, Juniper, Oracle, and Microsoft might have security initiatives and even good sales of security products. But security takes a back seat to functionality too often. Why are there no secure switches? Secure apps for Windows? Or secure databases?

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