Cloud Providers Should Welcome End Users’ Scrutiny on Security Practices

Cloud Providers Should Welcome End Users’ Scrutiny on Security Practices

Cloud Providers Scrutiny On Security Practices Few cloud users receive an open invitation from their cloud service provider to come audit them. But with new data privacy laws cropping up around the globe that place the end-user of cloud services directly on the hook for any abuse or mishandling of sensitive data, cloud providers need…

The Effects Of Cloud On Data Center Design & Consolidation

The Effects Of Cloud On Data Center Design & Consolidation

Data Center Design & Consolidation In the CloudTweaks article “5 Ways the Cloud is Redefining Modern-Day Data Centers”, I discussed how cloud computing is driving a major shift in IT business operations and provisioning, as well as within the data center – where it lives. This piece will focus on how the cloud is driving…

MIT’s Eyeriss Chip – Deep Learning Possibilities For Mobile

MIT’s Eyeriss Chip – Deep Learning Possibilities For Mobile

Deep Learning Possibilities For Mobile MIT recently presented their new 168-core chip Eyeriss that has deep learning capabilities for mobile. The excitement at the International Solid State Circuit Conference surrounded the possibilities for this new chip in mobile applications as well as the Internet of Things. Eyeriss offers the possibility of holding features like facial,…

Education Benefits From Cloud Communications

Education Benefits From Cloud Communications

Education Benefits The aging communications infrastructures of various colleges and universities across the globe are producing significant challenges for their leaders. As these administrators search for cost-effective but scalable solutions, the necessity of improving and integrating the communications technology has emerged as a primary concern, but a concern with a tailor-made solution: Cloud communications. Be…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Heightened Security

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Heightened Security

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IBM Launches Cloud Data And Analytics Marketplace For Developers

IBM Launches Cloud Data And Analytics Marketplace For Developers

IBM Launches Cloud Data and Analytics Marketplace Makes sweeping portfolio open for data scientists and app developers with more than 25 cloud data services and 150 publicly available datasets ARMONK, New York – February 4, 2016: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a broad expansion of its Cloud Data Services portfolio with more than 25 services…

Large Scale IoT Investments Already Starting To Take Shape

Large Scale IoT Investments Already Starting To Take Shape

IoT Investments Taking Flight The Internet of Things (IoT) took a major step closer to becoming the dominant reality of our times today with the news that software giant Cisco would be acquiring a startup called Jasper Technologies Inc for a jaw-dropping US$1.4-billion in cash and equities. It’s the latest high-profile acquisition in a power…

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Cloud Computing – The Game Changer

Cloud Computing – The Game Changer

Global Cloud Index In October, Cisco released its Global Cloud Index (GCI) report for 2014-2019, projecting a near 3-fold growth of global data center traffic, with predictions that this traffic will reach 8.6 zettabytes (cloud data center traffic) and 10.4 zettabytes (total data center traffic) per year in 2019 and 80% of it will come…

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud Cloud computing is more than just another storage tier. Imagine if you’re able to scale up 10x just to handle seasonal volumes or rely on a true disaster-recovery solution without upfront capital. Although the pay-as-you-go pricing model of cloud computing makes it a noticeable expense, it’s the only solution for many…

Low Cost Cloud Computing Gives Rise To Startups

Low Cost Cloud Computing Gives Rise To Startups

Balancing The Playing Field For Startups According to a Goldman Sachs report, cloud infrastructure and platform spending could reach $43 billion by 2018, which is up $16 billion from last year, representing a growth of around 30% from 2013 said the analyst. This phenomenal growth is laying the foundation for a new breed of startup…

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services Cloud Banking Insights Series focuses on big data in the financial services industry and whether it is a security threat or actually a massive opportunity. How does big data fit into an overall cloud strategy? Most FI’s have a positive mind-set towards cloud IT consumption as it not only enables…

Cloud Computing Price War Rages On

Cloud Computing Price War Rages On

Cloud Computing Price War There’s little question that the business world is a competitive place, but probably no area in business truly defines cutthroat quite like cloud computing. At the moment, we are witnessing a heated price war pitting some of the top cloud providers against each other, all in a big way to attract…

Containerization: The Bold Face Of The Cloud In 2016

Containerization: The Bold Face Of The Cloud In 2016

Containerization And The Cloud “Right now, the biggest technology shift in the cloud is a rapid evolution from simple virtual machine (VM) hosting toward containerization’’ says the CTO of Microsoft Azure, Mark Russinovitch, a man who deals with the evolving cloud infrastructure every day. In his words, containerization is “an incredibly efficient, portable, and lightweight…

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring One of the hottest topics in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the Internet of Things (IOT). According to the report of International Telecommunication Union (2012), “the Internet of things can be perceived as a vision with technological and societal implications. It is considered as a…

What Forecasts Of Data Breaches Should Spell To Cloud Security Practitioners

What Forecasts Of Data Breaches Should Spell To Cloud Security Practitioners

Cloud Security Practitioners And Auditors Today we have seen relatively few data breaches in the cloud despite its growing use for mission-critical workloads. However, as cloud increasingly becomes the backend for our mobile devices, for the Internet of Things (IoT) and for other daily life functions, we can safely predict that hackers will set their…

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus Shadow IT, a phenomenon defined as building internal IT systems without the official organizational approval has been a growing concern for CIOs over the last few years. In 2015, it climbed to the top of the list of the emerging IT threats, with as much as 83% CIOs reporting…

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

The Hot Seat Five cloud questions every CIO needs to know how to answer The cloud is a powerful thing, but here in the CloudTweaks community, we already know that. The challenge we have is validating the value it brings to today’s enterprise. Below, let’s review five questions we need to be ready to address…

Are You SURE You Are Ready For The Cloud?: Financial

Are You SURE You Are Ready For The Cloud?: Financial

Are You Cloud Ready: Financial In my previous article, I discussed several different points about moving to the cloud. A lot of companies do it for many reasons, but the majority of them in my experience normally come down to two major reasons: 1) Financial 2) Security of business. The security tab isn’t the same…

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