Bare-metal clouds offer IT departments greater value and efficiency for performance, security, hybrid workloads, and more.
We’re all too painfully aware of cyber breaches — they’re inevitable. So it’s time to start implementing safety features — seat belts, crumple zones — into the cloud.
Surveys of both mainstream and leading-edge users from the second quarter of 2014 suggest that another wave of investment in cloud technology is planned for the next 12 to 24 months.
Although the cloud provides the opportunity to finally close the application-integration circle, it can’t fix a broken architecture; so going forward, we need a new set of guidelines to build applications suitable for today’s business.
As the modern enterprise becomes more data intensive, IT becomes not only a business resource but also a critical factor in business intelligence.
With new cash from Battery Ventures and Summit Partners, RiskIQ plans to push into the insurance, e-commerce, media and consumer-packaged goods markets.
Firms in the UK and Canada are reportedly updating their cloud contracts to demand that their data be kept out of the US. The report doesn’t contain enough details, however, to say if this is a trend or an isolated incident.
Vendors say they need to “bake” security into every layer of their cloud service to mitigate threats; a contrarian says: “why bother?”
Ping Identity just picked up $44 million in funding to ensure that more companies can let their employees log in to SaaS applications quickly and easily.
Intelligence agencies want to do more in the cloud, while not sacrificing the security of top-secret information. Small wonder it’s investing in HyTrust, which caters to VMware but could support more soon.
Outside an on-premise firewall, data in the cloud needs ample security protection. MIT researchers have drawn up a system to keep attackers from learning about data when it goes to and from memory.
Quantum cryptography is a kind of holy grail solution for securing sensitive networked resources. Researchers at Los Alamos National Lab have revealed that they’ve successfully been running what amounts to a mini quantum internet.
Many IT professionals find migrating corporate applications to the cloud a difficult, time-consuming and altogether painful task, according to results of a new survey from Cisco. While the majority of respondents expressed relative comfort with their cloud migrations, some took rather extreme negative positions.
Last week’s outages at Microsoft and Amazon Web Services reiterated a very important lesson in cloud computing: Even the best-laid plans won’t stand up to an act of god or faulty electrical infrastructure. That’s why the burgeoning field of cloud insurance looks even better than ever.
When the federal government finally does undertake the task of legislating cloud computing, it seems very likely that security measures and data privacy will dominate. The TechAmerica Foundation’s CLOUD2 commission announced Tuesday a data- and security-heavy set of recommendations that mirror proposed legislation targeting the cloud.
Yesterday, Google announced a new feature that alerts web surfers when their PCs might be infected with malware, but it’s hardly the only company using big data to fight cybercrime. We’ve covered a handful of them of over the past couple years.
With its new SplitSecure technology, Structure 2011 LaunchPad finalist BeyondCore is trying to prove that companies processing sensitive data don’t have to be afraid of cloud computing. The company has actually been around since 2003, but SplitSecure represents its first foray into the cloud.
TechAmerica’s Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2) officially kicked off its three-month mission today to advise the Obama administration on cloud computing best practices, and pushing cloud interoperability is high on the commission’s list of goals.
This past weekend, beta-phase PaaS offering PHP Fog was hacked and vandalized by a couple of teenagers, a situation that raises serious questions about cloud security. But the questions aren’t just about technology; the case also raises issues about who’s ultimately responsible for security breaches.
Amazon Web Services has been on a tear lately in terms of rolling out new features that go a long way toward patching the weak spots in its cloud armor, and it did so again today with the announcement of an actual virtual private cloud capability.
Intel’s fourth-quarter earnings make up for the dearth of news elsewhere. There are so many questions about Intel’s future that one has to wonder if this might be the last record-setting quarter. The other links point to worthwhile analysis on Hadoop, Cloudant and cloud security.
It’s a mixed bag today, ranging from the latest cloud statistics to Teradata’s growing revenues. In between, we have a questionable federal cloud-security roadmap, an interview with Hadoop creator Doug Cutting and, believe it or not, a rumor that VMware is working on Hyper-V support.
Around the world, organizations and individuals are coming together to tackle technological hurdles in cloud computing. Various consortia are working on cloud standards and best practices, but it’s people, not technology, that could potentially represent the biggest obstacle when it comes to selling cloud computing.
With EMC in talks to buy Isilon and news of Dell’s DCS business only getting better, the future is all about lots and lots of cheap boxes. And speaking of the future, will all the post-M&A integration leave “supervendors” hamstrung as IT passes them by?