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…

IT Disaster Recovery For SMEs

IT Disaster Recovery For SMEs

IT Disaster Recovery For SMEs According to credible estimates, an hour of outage may cost a medium sized company $70,000. Yes, that is accumulated losses when IT systems go offline. What’s interesting to note here is that in contrast to the popular belief that natural disasters constitute the primary reason for IT system failure, a recent study finds hardware failure to be the leading cause, by a big margin, of IT disasters and the losses,…

Data Encryption For Education

Data Encryption For Education

Data Encryption For Education Schools, colleges and universities are facing data security issues on a regular basis and the nature of their IT systems present unique challenges. Balancing diverse information with required security control is complicated when the IT infrastructure is decentralized and difficult to manage. Adding to these challenges is a diverse user population and the increased use of multiple devices and platforms. In this eBook, you’ll discover the basics of data encryption; how it…

Is A Private Cloud Really A Cloud?

Is a Private Cloud Really a Cloud? We essentially have two implementation models for cloud computing: the Public cloud, what people call the real cloud, and the Private cloud, which is an implementation of the same elements and infrastructure of a Public cloud on a private level. There are a lot of arguments to be made here but let’s take things at face value. The words private and public are already biased, and private clouds…