Can The Security Models Of Google And IBM Combine To Improve Cloud Security?

Can The Security Models Of Google And IBM Combine To Improve Cloud Security?

People know Google as a consumer-savvy multinational while they see IBM as a product-oriented company. While the former is famous for its rollercoaster of search services and e-mail hosting platforms, the latter is the mind behind many applications and devices the IT community uses now. It is worthwhile to know that four years ago, the two Internet and electronic giants agreed to lock heads on what many deem to be the blooming trend of the tender century—cloud computing. The question is: will they manage to create a major package that will serve the security requirements of both the public and enterprises?

A fair answer could emerge by evaluating the separate cloud models of the two companies. Google is famous for its service-oriented cloud facilitation, with services including e-mail sharing, search engine, and everything in-between. It has also gone to the technological field through Android gadgets which are also using various cloud models. There are also programs like Google Maps that guide people to search places if caught up on the wrong side of geography.

IBM, on the other hand, has been steady on applications. In fact, some analysts consider the company to be more academia-focused than showy. However, no one can deny that its programs have contributed immensely in transforming the web to what it is today.

After this evaluation it is possible to find how the two companies can combine their separate models for a more secure cloud environment. They can improve cloud computing by using IBM’s apps to transform the Platform as a Service (PaaS) dispensation. At the same time, they can utilize the sharing model of the e-mail and social media to interact with many people, at once, when using their programs.

Security

The security of such a partnership would be the main issue of concern. They would have to find a way to encrypt data as it passes from the access to the core layers of security models. Luckily enough, apps (like those of IBM) sometimes offer safety automatically. They can serve as the starting point for safety. It is also true that the search engine company (Google) can synchronize its apps with those of IBM and create a more dynamic layer of open source interactions. This would have a double security dispensation—before one moves to retrieve data, the devices will have to request for passwords; others will automatically bring up firewalls against transgressors of private clouds.

It’s even possible that a Google-IBM partnership may improve cloud computing in analytics. Research in trends would reveal the dens of insecurity through frequent customer concerns.

By John Omwamba

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Comics

At CloudTweaks, we're plugged into the cloud, the internet of things and all that the web has to offer. From wearable technology, to mobile computing, cloud computing and big data, CloudTweaks is your source for updates and news on the most innovative technology.

Popular

Top Viral Impact

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud app and analytics company, Netskope released its quarterly Cloud Report. The new report reveals that enterprise employees are using an average of 397 different cloud apps (most of which are unsanctioned), when IT estimated they have 40-50 — that’s a tenfold underestimation. Below is an infographic provided courtesy of the group at Netskope which goes into further detail.…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

Featured Sponsors

The Internet of Everything Opens Up The World

The Internet of Everything Opens Up The World

Shaping The World With New Technologies As a connected collection of intelligent objects, the Internet of Everything promises to open up those areas of the world hardest hit by economic, political and agricultural blights. Relatively inexpensive devices, paired with revolutionary energy sources and unprecedented access to information offer great promise to farmers and workers in…

Sponsors

Can You Run Your Business Entirely From A Mobile Device?

Can You Run Your Business Entirely From A Mobile Device?

Can You Run Your Business Entirely From A Mobile Device? You know the feeling. It’s 8:00 a.m. Your bus is stuck in traffic, so you pull out your phone and start answering work emails. While you may rely on your mobile device’s apps for everything from an alarm clock to a fitness tracker to a…

Placement Opportunities - Find Out!

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

You can help continue to support our community by social sharing, sponsoring, partnering or contributing to this great educational resource.

Contact

CloudTweaks Media
Phone: 1 (212) 763-0021

Join Our Newsletter