Mimecast Outage “Cloud Kettle Calling The Pot Black”

Mimecast Outage “Cloud Kettle Calling The Pot Black” UK based cloud continuity and security vendor Mimecast today suffered what is looking like from many customers tweets an outrage of over 5 hours effecting customers email flow. Customers appear to have 1st noticed the issue at 11am UK time when news appeared that customers inbound and outbound email had come to a halt. The real issue here is that Mimecast positions themselves as a business continuity provider, a…

Cloud Infographic: Hosting Your Clinical Applications

Cloud Infographic: Hosting Your Clinical Applications

Cloud Infographic: Hosting Your Clinical Applications Like any kind of outsourcing, hosting clinical and pharmacovigilance systems in the cloud with an experienced service provider allows pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies, in addition to clinical research organizations and academic institutions, to reduce costs and operate more efficiently. View this infographic to learn: How hosting helps you be efficient with your money How hosting helps you save your resources Which applications you can host in the cloud…

Cloud Startup In Focus – Anaplan

Cloud Startup In Focus – Anaplan

Cloud Startup In Focus – Anaplan Cloud Analytics is a hot space right now and there’s no second guessing about it. Driven by the demand for quick analytics for anyone and everyone, from C level executives down to a plant operator, startups are sprouting up and taking on the challenge to solve the equation of providing big data analytics for SMEs and enterprise companies alike. Anaplan is one such startup with solid technology and rapidly…

Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Is Here To Stay

Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Is Here To Stay

Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Is Here To Stay Three factors were individually tested to measure server performance – processor, memory and storage – and each were evaluated working jointly during workloads for an overall server performance grade. A bare-metal dedicated server was used as a benchmark control. Read More Edit: An infographic provided by Firehost with statistical sources from Cisco, Gartner and Forbes… -60%  business workload report in the cloud by 2016 can be found at  Cisco Global Cloud Index.…

First High Performance Cloud Benchmarks Unveiled

First High Performance Cloud Benchmarks Unveiled Study highlights need for transparency in the cloud Dallas – May 14, 2013 – Until now, there have been very little verifiable, objective cloud performance benchmarks. FireHost, the secure cloud hosting company, has again bridged an important gap for enterprises that require a cloud they can trust before they’ll even consider moving production workloads to the cloud.  To give IT stakeholders some genuine, meaningful and independently verified data about…

Google Dumps Custom Linux In Favor Of Debian For App Engine

Google Dumps Custom Linux In Favor Of Debian For App Engine

Google Dumps Custom Linux in Favor of Debian for App Engine Google has made the switch from its own custom version of Linux, which they called “Google Compute Engine Linux” to more standard and generic, Debian Linux for App Engine. The switch syncs with the announcement of Debian 7.0 codenamed “wheezy” which brings significant new improvements and bug fixes as pushed by the community. The switch was announced last week on the Google App Engine blog.…

Cloudera Not Cutting It With Big Data Security

Cloudera Not Cutting It With Big Data Security  Cloudera is, for the moment, a dominating presence in the open source Hadoop landscape; but does it have staying power? While Cloudera’s Big Data platform is the darling of the Hadoop space, they and their open source distribution competitors have so far failed to adequately address the elephant in the room: enterprise data security. Cloudera’s Chief Architect and creator of Hadoop, Doug Cutting, recently discussed the growing…

HR Security Risk Prevention…

HR Security Risk Prevention… With the rapid adoption of the Cloud by SMEs as well as large enterprises, it has become vital to review and update HR policies to mitigate information security threats that come with this paradigm shift. Cloud systems differ from traditional, in-house IT infrastructure in a way that businesses now have less control over their software while handing over most of the control to third party Cloud service providers. For example, it…

5 Cloud Computing Trends For 2013

5 Cloud Computing Trends For 2013 In 2012, cloud computing became a much bigger trend in the business and networking world. IDC have predicted a 130% increase in cloud computing by 2016, meaning an increase to $43 billion. Here are some of the five trends to look out for that are coming in 2013 which are going to help boost cloud computing in the long term; Subscription With more and more companies beginning to look into cloud computing, the…