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Old Hosting Providers Moving To Become Cloud Providers With The Help Of OpenStack

Old Hosting Providers Moving to Become Cloud Providers with the Help of Openstack

Before cloud computing went mainstream, the internet was dominated by large web hosting providers. Anyone that wanted to make a website needed to sign up with a hosting provider for either a free basic account with limited capabilities or a subscribed one with customizable features. This was back when the internet was young, which is to say just a few years ago, but already a very long time in terms of technological development. In this regard, we can liken technology years to dog years, which count faster than actual years. But the domination of traditional hosting providers is drawing to a close, not that they are closing down or anything, they are just shedding their old infrastructure in favor of cloud infrastructure.

They can do this by using Openstack, a software designed to handle everything within an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provision, to control their resources for proper distribution. The open source initiative was launched by NASA and Rackspace Hosting back in July 2010 which now has multiple supporters and dedicated developers. Gone will be the days that websites go down due to extreme traffic because the server is not able to adapt to the nature of the web traffic, unable to produce more computing power when required. Openstack is a collaborative project between many industry giants like AMD, Intel, IBM, VMware, and HP to name but a few. The project itself is composed of many interrelated technologies and projects that control large concentrations of processing power, storage or other network resources within a data center which can all be managed through a web interface usable by both users and administrators. There are different levels of controls and functionality depending on the account type.

All deployment of Openstack will be made interoperable so that different hosting providers can be linked and a customer from one provider may use the cloud infrastructure of another provider when needed. The primary users of Openstack will probably be those large telecommunication companies who have their own datacenters already and may want to offer hosted services and cloud services using their brand names. This actually helps to spread cloud computing across the globe as a lot of businesses have contracts with these large TelCos and may trust them in terms of service. So if, cloud services are offered, their customers may be willing to subscribe or at least try it out.

By Abdul Salam

Cloud Infographic: The Facts Of Cloud ERP

Cloud Infographic: The Facts Of Cloud ERP

Cloud Infographic: The Facts Of Cloud ERP

Some physicians and doctors working in small medical clinics already use cloud-based tools without their employer’s approval, a situation that increases the risk for sensitive data to be disclosed. As a medical services provider, you can’t just throw the IT resources and patient information into the cloud without some considerable prior investigations and assurances that the new cloud environment is compliant. Although cloud computing technologies are on the rise in the healthcare industry, choosing the right solutions that increase the ROI, streamline processes and ensure patient privacy remains an issue as only a few solutions available in the market today meet all of these requirements.  Continue…

Here is an infographic provided by the group at Gazzang

ERP Cloud

Infographic Source: Gazzang

Taking The PBX Into The Cloud

Taking The PBX Into The Cloud

Taking the PBX into the Cloud

No matter how dramatic the reductions in OPEX, no matter how impressive the promised ROI, small and medium businesses cannot afford to rip and replace current infrastructure every time a technology breakthrough makes headlines. Take the case of the PBX—on-premise equipment and systems have become increasingly complex and unwieldy to support and upgrade.

Cloud-hosted PBX services, in contrast, offer an enticing list of cost-saving IP communications capabilities:

  • Enterprise-class unified communications features (audio-video conferencing, integrated voicemail and email, automatic call forwarding, and more)
  • Integration with other enterprise-class business applications (instant messaging, conference room scheduling, etc.)
  • Simplified administration (managed services model)
  • SIP trunking
  • Voice-over-IP long-distance services

What business doesn’t want to take advantage of cost savings and advanced features? Clearly, there is demand for these types of services and the cloud infrastructures exist, both private and public.The missing link is literally the link between the two worlds. To enable businesses to migrate to cloud-hosted PBX and other IP-based communications services the cloud service provider should include an edge solution that addresses several key requirements for the business customers.

Availability. The phones are mission critical, and any new communications feature will quickly become mission critical. While the cloud has built-in redundancies and automatic failovers, the connections to the cloud must also include redundancy and a failover plan to minimize or eliminate the impact of unforseen network based failures..

Quality. Dropped packets are tolerable in data streams; transporting real-time voice requires elevated quality of service. Converged voice and data traffic must be intelligently prioritized, giving real-time voice traffic preference over data traffic.

Security. With public-switched telephone networks, privacy is assumed. Sending your voice calls out to the cloud raises concerns about security, and maintaining control of sensitive company information that can be shared in voice communications, instant messaging, and other forms of unified communications. Security and policy management must be an integral part of the overall on-premise-to-cloud connection.

Reliability. A managed cloud-hosted communications solution must comply with service-level agreements (SLAs), which calls for a new class of tools and troubleshooting capabilities that can provide visibility to support engineers, and help isolate issues in the cloud, at the edge, or on the customer premises.

Interoperability. The PBX and IP worlds are both evolving and differences in vendor implementations of the VoIP signaling protocols often prevent interoperability An edge device that can manipulate the signaling protocol to ensure interoperability is critical to any successful deployment.

Affordability. For cloud services to attract high volumes of customers, the service—including the cost of the edge device—must be affordable to small and medium businesses as well as enterprises with larger technology budgets.

So is this merely a wish list? Is it describing the components of a future solution? If that were the case,  would be locked out of the cloud and stuck with aging, costly, PBX and telecommunications solutions.

Actually, the attributes above should be taken as a shopping list that can help those businesses find the right cloud service and edge device today. The list describes an enterprise session border controller solution, which provides businesses of all sizes the opportunity to drive down costs while giving employees the latest communications and collaborations capabilities.

The key is to find the service providers who support the best enterprise session border control devices, those that have been designed from the ground up for today’s networks and cloud infrastructures. Historically, SBCs emerged as devices deployed in the service provider core for linking IP networks. Today, the latest designs and technology innovations have resulted in an edge device that bridges on-premise and IP-based voice networks at the enterprise edge. The new generation of low-cost devices fit the budgets of small businesses with as few as 5 to 10 employees. The best designs also scale up to serve offices with as many as 5,000 employees and more.
Choosing your service provider and edge device should never call for compromises in any of the above areas. Communications and collaborations are too vital to your business. Today’s cloud services and the availability of affordable full-featured enterprise session border controllers mean that you don’t have to compromise.

Instead, without a major up-front investment, businesses can immediately leverage leading-edge collaborative solutions. Whether to augment existing features, or completely move to a new hosted solution, the cloud gives businesses exciting new choices.

Dave Martin Head Shot 2013By Dave Martin

Dave Martin is a recognized expert in the enterprise session border controllers, SIP trunking and hosted PBX markets.  He currently serves as Vice President of Marketing for Edgewater Networks, where he is responsible for strategic business planning, product marketing, partnerships and marketing programs to support the company’s ongoing growth. 


Cloud Infographic: Programming Languages To Build Your Cloud

Cloud Infographic: Programming Languages To Build Your Cloud

Cloud Infographic: Programming Languages To Build Your Cloud

What programming languages are the building blocks to help develop and facilitate these present and future cloud platforms? Where can we learn and develop these skills in order to help us build our own careers?

A couple of options would be to visit sites such as Stackoverflow which can provide you with a good source of information. Another option to consider are the numerous technology jobs sites to help you better determine what prerequisites are required for landing that job.  It’s an old tactic, but still applies today…

Attached is a truly novel infographic by VeraCode which provides a fantastic illustration of some of the most prominent, and used programming languages today, and in history.


Infographic Source VeraCode

How A Hotel Data Breach Can Affect You

How a Hotel Data Breach Can Affect You

The hospitality and travel industry are the largest industry in the world as billions of dollars are spent every year by companies and individuals as they take vacations and business trips. The hospitality industry has grown considerably since the addition of online reservation options, and so has identity theft. Hospitality venues host a large amount of information in their databases. From personal information of thousands of guests each year to employee information, a hotel database covers it all, making it a perfect target for criminals.

Hotels have become a hot target for criminals looking for a quick score or an identity to use. Names, addresses, email addresses, financial data and more can be found in a hotel database. Many even have reward options which cover a more extensive amount of personal information which is ripe for the picking if a hotel data base is breached. Most travelers have no idea how a hotel database breach can affect them. Below is more information on how a breach can affect you and what you can do to maintain your identity.


A data breach is when an outside source gains access to a company’s data base, in this case, a hotel chain. The breach will give the outside source access to all the information listed in the database. This means that credit card information is accessed which gives the criminal the ability to charge your credit card if they so choose. A data breach at a hotel has been known to happen and is usually done by a hacker intrusion. When this happens the hotel must take certain precautions to protect their customers as well as themselves.

Hotel Liability

In most states, the hotel is required to contact anyone who could potentially be impacted by the breach. This gives the customer the option to cut off their credit cards, notify their banks, etc. and potentially head off any access to their accounts. If the information allows a criminal to access a customer’s personal account then the hotel can be liable. Businesses are supposed to state their security procedures, so you are well aware of what you are getting into.

What You Can Do To Prevent Breach of Your Information

There are a few steps you can take to prevent a breach of your information. One is to use banks that monitor your purchase history. This way, if your information is gathered by a criminal, they will catch any suspicious activity. Since most people secure a reservation with a credit card, this is a smart action to take. You can also use the same card every time you check into a hotel. This will avoid more than one card or account being accessed if a breach takes place.

If you feel lucky, you can just show up at a hotel and pay cash. However, they will most likely ask for a credit card to put on file for any damages or charges that may incur during your stay. This can still put your information at risk, so find out the procedures and see if an option is available for you to feel more secure.

It is also crucial to be aware of online security measures. We all use the internet access available at our hotel. It is also necessary to make sure that this option is secure as well. It is best to use only a verified secure connection and still is safer to stay away from websites with your personal information or those that require passwords to enter.

A breach of data at a hotel can and will happen. It is best for you to understand what happens in this instance and how best to go about handling your accounts so that your identity cannot be stolen. Speak with your bank and credit card providers on a regular basis to ensure that you are covered if an instance like this was to occur.

By Michelle Patterson

Michelle is a Marketer and Writer for the new start up company GuestDoor 

Five Ways To Boost Your Cloud’s Security

Five Ways To Boost Your Cloud’s Security

Cloud Security

There is no disputing the fact that Cloud computing is on the rise. Regardless of myths and rumors, Cloud computing is steadily becoming a more viable for various applications and uses. As such, the Cloud works by using the Internet for the storage and transmission of voice, data, and video. In doing so, adoption typically allows for cost efficiency, increased productivity, greater mobility, better interconnectivity of users, improved accessibility and flexibility, and more. That being said, it is not surprising to see more and more users, as well as companies (throughout various industries) both adopt and implement the platform. For example, companies like Apple (iCloud), Google (Google Drive), Cisco (WebEx Collaboration), and Sony (Playstation 4) have or plan to utilize the cloud to further their offerings. Though the cloud can be a highly effective tool, there are some disadvantages that hold the platform from even wider adoption. Chief among these potential detriments is security.

As stated above, the cloud moves data across the Internet, networks, and various mobile and wireless devices. In doing so, users’ systems become more susceptible to data breaches and hacks. This can be due to a number of factors including insecure interfaces, data loss or leakage, as well as account/service hijacking. While security has gotten better, it is still a primary concern of those considering adoption; however, though these threats are real, and should not be taken lightly, they should not wholly deter users away from Cloud usage. Instead, they should inform users. Currently, there are a number of methods available to beef up users’ cloud security. Though some are more effective than others, each is sure to fortify users’ platforms.


Users should be familiar with the ins and outs of their system. If they are, they are better able and prepared to prevent, scan, identify, assess, and combat security threats. Inversely, if a user is unfamiliar with their system, it is less likely that they will be able to act on any impending threats. Monitoring the security of your cloud is different from that of operations/performance. While security monitoring is less advanced as its performance counterpart, it can still be an effective tool. Monitoring is ultimately the user’s responsibility; therefore, users should stay actively engaged with their systems. Additionally, there are a variety of monitoring options available, each with different tools and focuses. In selecting one for their system users should be sure their solution is inclusive—i.e. software assessment, configuration security monitoring, server account admin, authentications, etc.

Knowledge Base/Familiarity:

More tactic than tool, knowledge base and familiarity are not dissimilar from monitoring. As users must actively engage their systems to better understand its workings, it would serve one well to examine other models and categories too. There is more than one type of cloud; there is Public, Private, and Hybrid. That being said, users should research the functionality, limitations, benefits, and disadvantages of each before selecting one. In doing so, they will be able to select the best option for your intended use. Additionally, they will be better able to monitor as they will know the general workings of the platform.


Regardless of how well users monitor their systems, if one does not implore encryptions with their data, they are doomed to have a security breach. Encryption refers to the process of reappropriating information/data stored, processed, and transferred through networks, the Internet and mobile and wireless devices in order to keep it from prying eyes. In doing so, it typically converts clear text data into cyphertext—which cannot be accessed via unauthorized persons. Aside from this, there are a variety of encryption methods available.

For example, Tokenization, which replaces sensitive field data (i.e. credit/debit card number, social security number, etc.) with an alternate data called a token. This method is preemptive and is effective when users take a data centric protection approach—meaning information is secured before moving it into the cloud. For example, an admin encrypts all backup data before moving it into the storage cloud.


While it is useful to learn from mistakes, it is not always the best route. This is especially true with the Cloud platform. Users will likely store, transfer, and receive a ton of personal information in using the cloud. That said, even the slightest breach of security can be disastrous. Security failures can be caused from ignorance, inexperience, and/or ineptitude, While Knowledgebase and Familiarity work to reduce ignorance, and Monitoring remedies inexperience, how can users counteract ineptitude? The answer is checklists. It is extremely common for easy tasks to get compounded into something else. As users then work to overcome new issues, they may forget to monitor pre-existing ones. Checklists can help users effectively secure their system. By making a log of all the necessary steps, redundancies, procedures, etc. users are more apt to maintain quality security.


As mentioned above, security vulnerabilities, as well as other mistakes, are often a result of human blunders—i.e. inexperience, ignorance, etc. That being said, users may want to seek out automation as it automatically improves security. Cloud ecosystems are very complex; therefore, manual configuration can be outrageously time consuming, harrowing, and expensive. With that in mind, there are a number of automated provisioning tools that are not only more cost and time efficient, but effectively prevent variances that lead to security vulnerabilities and breaches. Automations can work two-fold as they can help admins to better control security settings—meaning users’ systems would be more effectively monitored.

Honorable Mention:

Structure—i.e. the layout and configuration of a cloud can affect how accessible the platform is.

While there is a variety of security practices available to users, the above are straightforward, quick, and effective solutions. Again, some may be more effective than others; however, each definitely has a role to play in the overall security of users’ cloud platforms.

By Michael Ventimiglia

Managing Editor at – complete guide to VoIP service comparisons and provider reviews.

Cloud Technology: Taking Your Company To A Brighter Future

Cloud Technology: Taking Your Company To A Brighter Future

Cloud Technology: Taking Your Company to a Brighter Future

Cloud computing is a technology that we have heard about many times but not realized that we have been using it in our daily routine. The reason for this is that we do not what cloud technology exactly is. Cloud technology includes the usage of a cloud which is a place where all devices are connected so that access can be gained from anywhere. This reduces the need to run around organizing personal and official data. With the use of cloud computing you can access any of your personal data, official information, games and even movies from any location which does not require you to carry out your data everywhere in pen drives or external hard disks. This makes it highly convenient to access your information anywhere, without the fear of accidentally losing it or it falling into the wrong hands.

You may be wondering how such useful technologies can be available for you, but you have already been using a form of cloud technology every time you open your e-mail account. The moment you open up a new e-mail account, you create a certain amount of storage amount in a “cloud” somewhere, which enables you to store all your e-mail information which can provide you access to it no matter where you log in from. Not only e-mails, but even small text or data files can be stored in your account so you can have access to them from anywhere. This has unquestionably made things much easier for you.

Why is Cloud Technology getting Popular with Businesses?

Nowadays, businesses are taking cloud technology to another level as it enables them countless possibilities with which easier handling of official data can be carried out. Cloud technology based models are enabling companies to transform themselves into more effective organizations which can use well developed technological models for improving their productivity and ease of usage. This model also enables small companies to compete with giants as they provide a highly organized structure to the company.

The reasons for its increasing popularity are mentioned below:

  • Value for money
  • Requires less resources for management and upgrading
  • Security features
  • Helps in managing deployment times
  • Removal of hidden services fees and other costs
  • Enhanced data accessibility
  • Easy management and usage

In addition to these features, cloud technology also provides numerous CRM, ERP, eCommerce, phone line monitoring and other useful services with the help of various cloud computing models.

What is the Purpose of Cloud Technology?

Being a service hosted over the internet, the main function of this technology is to keep a track of facts, figures and other applications. The main reason why this technology is gaining popularity with its users is the flexibility it offers consumers and businesses to access any of their information from anyplace via the internet. This enables an organized computing system which integrates data storage, data transmission and processing services providing ease of use for the users.

This technology allows a significant shift in the workload. Since local computers do not require taking the load of data storage along with running applications, it leads to an increase in the efficiency of the office. Latest software options will be taking care of your storage options which will reduce the requirements on the user’s side for hardware and software. It will reduce the requirements one has to access all their official information.

How will Cloud Technology benefit your Business?

Cloud technology is revolutionizing the way businesses are being run worldwide. It is proving beneficial for companies all around the world and is useful for business in the following ways:

Cost Saving Potential: Cloud technology is a good way to reduce computer hardware costs in a company. It is a utility in which you only pay for what you want to use and it reduces the need to purchase IT assets and making large investments.

Flexibility: With the option to access official information from anyplace, this technology allows significant flexibility to a company to spread its horizons.

Security Options: Since the security of official information is necessary for the company, cloud technology offers complete safety of the information stored in it. The simple features of cloud technology help in easier management of data which enables the business to be secure and properly organized.

Cloud technology is the way to go for an increase in the productivity of your business. Look into options today to provide the best growth options for your company.

By Artem Kuprin

Artem is an Internet Marketing representative at Across Communications. Artem’s expertise is in VoIP, foreign affairs and Internet promotion, and he works diligently to help companies set up their telecommunication systems. His writing focuses on phone services including real-time alerts via phone, call center software and more.

Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer

Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer

Crime Mapping

One of the most interesting and useful tools that the Cloud has developed is mapping. When the Global Positioning System was developed it was envisioned simply as a tool to assist Military leaders to keep track of assets on the battlefield. Mapping has grown so far beyond this relatively simple use that it would be nearly as hard to do without as cell phones.

Of course there is much more to mapping than peeking at your smart phone to locate the nearest latte’ stand or even watching the cops on TV tracking the bad guys on their tablets. Mapping combined with Big Data is useful in everyday and long term risk management, at the personal and corporate levels.

Risk Management, whether as a formal, corporate process or an daily personal evaluation of the safest route to the grocery store, depends on getting all the useful information you can find and process. Knowledge of the potential for criminal activity in an area is useful information, whether we are allocating law enforcement resources or looking for the best place to park our car on a late night.

We are all familiar with the pre-Cloud concept of crime mapping from watching old detective movies. The detectives are sitting in the station, cigarettes dangling from their mouths, staring at a map tacked to the wall which shows all of the bad guy’s hits. If he stares long enough, the detective will figure out where the crook is going to strike next, and then the cops can be there to nab him.

Using crime mapping as a risk management tool is a similar process, except that we can use the resources of the cloud to do the hours of staring at the map for us. The data that goes into a crime mapping application combines a mapping app with crime data from law enforcement. The law enforcement data is usually part of the public record and available to anyone. Google Maps is the most popular mapping application, although app developers are free to use the application whose interface they are most familiar and comfortable with.

Crime Mapping Apps

Whenever I hear or see a police scanner I think of my old Granddad.

Back in the mid-70’s Granddad got a police scanner which ran all day and night in his bedroom. My grandparents lived on a hill over looking a medium sized city in Oregon. Not a big enough town that there would be constant chatter on the scanner, but enough that when something really exciting happened, Granddad could take his binoculars to the back porch and watch what was going on.

The Crime Mapping Applications available for the general public on mobile devices do not all provide the immediacy that Granddad’s scanner had. The data that the app uses may take minutes or hours to update for the general public. Some of the developers who are building crime mapping are tailoring their services to meet the needs of police departments and other first responders.


The Omega Group, developers of Mobile app have also developed FireView, an analysis tool for fire departments to facilitate tracking fire and EMS responses. CrimeView and CrimeView NEARme are leading desktop and mobile analytical tools for law enforcement professionals. The Mobile app allows users to view maps of crime activity near their current location, as well as investigating crime history near homes, businesses and schools. Incidents can be filtered by the time of occurrence and date. The map will show the type of crime with a distinctive icon, and the app allows filtering by the type of crime as well.

RAIDS Online


BAIR Analytics has worked with law enforcement agencies around the world for more than 20 years. BAIR stands for Behavioral Analysis & Intelligence Resources, and the company takes a scientific approach to providing public safety, national security and defense industry tools. RAIDS Online is a desktop and mobile tool designed to help law enforcement agencies disseminate crime information quickly to the public they serve. The service combines crime mapping with dashboard analytic tools to enhance public safety. Users are able to filter by date, location, and 27 crime types. Data is displayed with eight layers of limited offense information to protect victim privacy.

Balancing Privacy and Usefulness

One truism of any mapping application is that as more users participate in the service, the better and more accurate the service becomes. Both the Omega Group and BAIR Analytics enjoy the participation of numerous law enforcement agencies in North America and worldwide. Information about an incident may have to go through several administrative layers before the general public gets to see it on their smart phone or tablet. However, if a user discovers that there was a burglary two blocks away from his home within the last few days, he is more likely to pay better attention to the mysterious teenager wandering the neighborhood when he should be in school.

By Peter Knight

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