Category Archives: Security

Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing

Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing Imagine the following scenario. You, weighing a mere 150 pounds and an armchair fighter, are suddenly challenged to a boxing match with a 250 pound professional boxer with ham- sized fists. Under normal circumstances, you wouldn’t consider even stepping into the ring. However, you have a trump…

WikiLeaks and the Cloud DDOS Strategy

I found the recent WikiLeaks saga to be fascinating. Never in history has the individual had so much power to collate and distribution sensitive information, with the ability to embarrass governments around the world and put them into damage control. But for a cloud computing vendor like myself, this story added an interesting twist. Within…

How to dynamically scale your Windows Azure application in under 10 minutes

Scale your Windows Azure application in under 10 minutes Part One – Introduction This article is written for IT professionals who are interested in optimizing their Windows Azure cloud applications by dynamically adjusting compute resources to accommodate for changes in demand – in realtime. The need for dynamic scaling is great: without it, your Azure…

2011 Cloud Computing Predictions

2011 Cloud Computing Predictions In 2010, we have seen a transformation of skeptics from their belief that cloud computing is suited mainly for small to mid-sized business, to a general acceptance that “the cloud” is everywhere. However, we have also seen a lot of inconsistency in how to differentiate cloud-based computing from on-premise computing. As…

Stats On Cloud Computing

Stats On Cloud Computing

Stats On Cloud Computing Cloud computing spending will account for 25% of annual IT expenditure growth by 2012 and nearly a third of the growth the following year. “The battle for Cloud dominance is heating up, with the release of Office 365, it will be very interesting to see where the next big play comes…

CloudTweaks Interview With GigaSpaces

Interview With Mr. Adi Paz Of GigaSpaces CloudTweaks had an opportunity this week to interview Mr. Adi Paz, EVP of Marketing & Business Development at GigaSpaces XAP.  Adi Paz is Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, responsible for developing and communicating GigaSpaces’ strategy, managing the company’s go-to- market activities and its strategic alliances.…

Your Lifeblood In The Cloud Vendors Hands

Your Lifeblood In The Cloud Vendors Hands Information is the lifeblood of organizations, private as well as governmental. What are the wave breakers in terms of trusting cloud vendors with your lifeblood? I have categorized three main areas: 1.     Perceptive Data: Independent of operational excellence, technology innovation or marketing wizardry, the main question is still…

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