Blog Posts Tagged with "Data Center"


Rolling Out the Cloud In Australasia

August 03, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

It’s a direct allusion to Government's and corporate’s concerns around location of data – taking advantage of a short term point of difference makes sense for a small provider like that has only a limited window of opportunity to grow before larger and better funded competitors come to market...

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Cloud Computer Security Techniques and Tactics

July 27, 2011 Added by:Ben Rothke

Companies are spending billions of dollars migrating applications and data centers to the cloud. One is hard pressed to find many Fortune 500s who have not yet used cloud computing. But in the rush to move to the cloud, many companies have neglected to ensure cloud security is built in...

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The Cloud - Time for Some Serious Consideration

July 15, 2011 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

The cloud is very ripe for web services. But before you choose one, be careful to do a serious consideration on your pros and cons. If you can match your application/site to a cloud service, you can bring it to a new level of efficient operation...

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Evaluating the Cloud-Based Services Option Part II

July 06, 2011 Added by:Mike Meikle

Risk Management becomes a factor in determining if a Cloud solution is a viable choice. Businesses have to weigh the risk of moving a service or application to the Cloud against the potential for profit or savings. Risk management will have to educate the executives on the ramifications...

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Server Security in the Cloud

July 03, 2011 Added by:Simon Heron

When your data is “in the cloud” there is the clear and unmistakable risk that you could be sharing resources with not-so-ethical companies who may suddenly end up under investigation. Suddenly, you could lose your server and your website without notice, bringing business to a halt...

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Hey You, Get Off of the iCloud

June 28, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Recent cloud-based data breaches have solidified the notion of cloud-insecurity in the consumers' mind. My concern with the iCloud is that Apple, which has mastered the art of slick marketing, could make the American consumer a whole lot less skeptical, and a whole lot less secure...

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Evaluating the Cloud-Based Services Option

June 06, 2011 Added by:Mike Meikle

Keep a local copy of your data. If Google Apps one day decides to die because of “data corruption” you do not want to be stuck without access to important documents. The potential for an incident like this is moderately high since Google has already had a similar situation with Gmail...

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Establishing Vulnerability Management Programs

May 19, 2011 Added by:Drayton Graham

In the ever changing world of new vulnerabilities and associated threats, it is essential that an inventory is kept of the external systems, associated ports, services, and applications. If any one of these is unknown, or insecure, then the associated Risk Level changes...

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The Amazon Outage is OK? Well, Kind Of...

May 02, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

Cloud vendors are quick to point out how reliable their data centers are with redundant communication channels, power supply structures and the like. Any application running on the clouds needs to consider the same issues – it is unrealistic to rely completely on one single data center...

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Learning USB Lessons the Hard Way

April 20, 2011 Added by:Brent Huston

Our inspection revealed a job in the scheduler set to kick off on Saturdays at 5am and launch this particular malware component which appeared to be designed to grab the cookies from the browser and some credentials from the system and users then throw them out to the host in China...

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Advantages of Hosted Software and Data Security

April 14, 2011 Added by:Lindsay Walker

Every workplace has "super-users," people who can hack into systems and extract sensitive information. Having information stored offsite makes it challenging for anyone inside your organization to get their eyes on information they aren't permitted to see...

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Commodity Clouds for Enterprise: Inside the Economics

April 05, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

Unfortunately, in the light of what can only be called FUD on the part of more traditional vendors, it is natural that those building clouds in the most efficient (read cheapest) of ways, fight back against some of that spin...

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Transforming the Data Center

April 03, 2011 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

IT is challenged today to re-energize the data center to readily accommodate changing business requirements and demands for always-accessible information. The challenge lies in making information both available and secure...

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The True State of Next-Generation Data Centers

February 12, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

As the cloud computing trends continue to inundate the IT market, organizations must seek ways to ensure capacity required to run business critical applications. During the shift to the cloud, capacity must be available and current infrastructure needs to maintain a strong hold on efficiency...

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Realizing the Potential of Virtualization

January 06, 2011 Added by:Stefan Fouant

In order for the vision of virtualization to realize it's true potential, the physical mold we have become accustomed to will have to be broken. Resources will need to be pooled together and this just isn't effective or scalable within the confines of traditional server chassis as we know it today...

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Virtualization Can Mean Less is More

December 10, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

Modern networking and visualization technologies are an opportunity to implement the philosophy that 'less is better,' ensuring a closer-knit functioning of networks and data centers, says Greg Bunt, an Enterprise Architect at Juniper Networks, in an interview with Nipun Sahrawat...

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