Category Archives: Security

What The HECK Is The Uppernet From Verizon?!

What the HECK is the Uppernet from Verizon?! Been watching television lately? If so, the odds are more or less strong that you’ve come across yet another of Verizon’s slickly produced commercials, touting the grandeur of a superhero action movie, boldly hailing the company’s latest venture, the “Uppernet,” in all capital letters. Impressive, Grandiose, Important:…

Move From Archival Tapes To Cloud Backup Solutions

Move From Archival Tapes To Cloud Backup Solutions

Cloud Backup Solutions Even though cloud backup solutions have matured a lot over the past ten years, many enterprises are still in the storage-tape era. Although discs and optical drives were supposed to kill them in the 1990s, tapes have hung on. While consumers have waved goodbye to their VHS and audio cassettes, many enterprises…

Why Tablets Would Tank Without The Cloud

Why Tablets Would Tank Without The Cloud If the late 1800s were notable for the telegram, and the 20th century is best known for the advent of the telephone, the early 2010s will go down in history as the epoch in which the tablet emerged as technological star. This is not to say that tablets…

The US Government’s Latest Move To Cloud Computing – FedRAMP

Move To Cloud Computing The US Government’s Latest Move In Cloud Computing Last week, the US federal government launched the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), which will help to build a single authentication standard for the government’s cloud services. During the past couple of years, the administration has built up a number of…

Things All Cloudy: Oracle Takes The Inevitable Plunge

Things All Cloudy: Oracle Takes The Inevitable Plunge The past week has witnessed Oracle making good on a pledge to adapt the (otherwise inevitable) shift towards cloud computing. The announcementcomes in an altogether different fashion, studded with overwhelming hardware and software resources, a fair mix of misdirection and a whole lot of competitor-bashing. Be reminded…

Private Cloud Considerations

Private Cloud Considerations The private cloud market is getting hot as plenty of advantages to enterprises in industries with higher-level security and compliance requirements are being offered. While the attractions are obvious, it must be noted that private cloud implementations can significantly differ from those of public clouds. If you are ready for the jump…

US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust”

US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” Europe may trump the United States in such matters as academic prosperity in mathematics and sciences, as we know it celebrates its monarchs with far more compelling pomp and circumstance that we could possibly muster for our heads of state. But clout in cloud remains one discipline in…

4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds

Virtual Private Clouds What is a private cloud? A virtual private cloud (referred to as simply private cloud from here on) is a happy marriage between traditional enterprise IT and cloud computing. Unlike public cloud implementations, the hosted services in a private cloud are behind a corporate firewall. The enterprise has more control over its…

Unified Storage For The Cloud Means Higher-Level Interfaces

Unified Storage For The Cloud Means Higher-Level Interfaces

Unified Storage for the Cloud Means Higher-Level Interfaces In common use, the term “unified storage” means providing block-level and file-level access to the same storage system with a single management and control interface. Traditionally, block-level access is via fiber channel or iSCSI, and file-level access is via NFS or CIFS protocol. Recently, storage vendors are also adding _object_-level storage where…