Category Archives: Security

Going Virtual? Keep One Eye On The Hardware And The Other On Habits

Going Virtual? Keep One Eye On The Hardware And The Other On Habits

Going Virtual? Keep one eye on the hardware and the other on habits Central to the huge trade and education event called VMWorld is the notion that everything is going virtual in a big way. Terms such as virtualization and software defined networking are now becoming mainstream, or more more precisely, must now become mainstream, and…

Making Virtualization Tangible: The CDW Bus

Making Virtualization Tangible: The CDW Bus

Making Virtualization Tangible: The CDW Bus The VMWorld Convention, currently underway in San Francisco has brought 22,000 IT professionals face to face with the future. From the opening presentation, which included mini-keynotes from industry heavyweights to the dizzying selection of breakouts and events, through to an exhibit floor larger (seemingly) than many actual countries, this…

Event: VMworld ’13 To Kick Off Today!

Event: VMworld ’13 To Kick Off Today!

Event: VMworld ’13 To Kick Off Today! The 10th annual edition of the VMworld,  the annual showcase cutting edge virtualization technology including cloud computing is scheduled to kick off today amid much fanfare in San Francisco. VMware Inc, the organizer behind the event, is hoping for the grandest of assembly in terms of technological advances…

Inside The Shadows Of SHADOW IT

Inside The Shadows Of SHADOW IT

SHADOW IT  Recent NASA audit report brings an interesting perspective on IT & Cloud Governance. A recent report from the office of the inspector general of NASA regarding the adoption of cloud computing technologies across the organization provide an interesting look at the phases NASA is going in cloud computing adoption. NASA was a cloud…

Demand For Cloud Skills Increases

Demand For Cloud Skills Increases

Demand for Cloud Skills Increases Thinking about adding more cloud skills to your repertoire? Stop thinking. The time to do it is now. For IT professionals, cloud computing skills are becoming an essential resume item. Companies are actively – and increasingly – looking for employees with the knowledge and hands-on experience to build and maintain…

Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again

Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again

Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again On the afternoon of Monday August 19, two strange and unsettling events occurred. First, the perpetually-available ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com vanished, taking its Canadian cousin, Amazon.ca along with it. Shoppers were greeted with a 404 Not Found/Fail Whale page and were encouraged to come back later. The outage lasted somewhere between 20 and…

Unfolding The Camel: Problem-Solving In A Multi-Cloud Environment

Unfolding The Camel: Problem-Solving In A Multi-Cloud Environment

Unfolding the Camel: Problem-solving in a multi-cloud environment There is an expression that says “a camel is a horse designed by a committee,” which means, of course, that the more people who are involved in a decision-making process, the less the end product resembles its intended objectives. But camels aren’t always designed. Sometimes they simply…

ARM Proposes Innovative Cloud Security Solution

ARM Proposes Innovative Cloud Security Solution After Edward Snowden exposed the US government’s ingenious plan to monitor every major web platform in existence, including Facebook, Twitter and even Microsoft, trust in Cloud Storage security has come down to an all time low. However, with Google coming with a free encryption service for its clients, UK-based…

CloudCast – Weather Prediction On The Cloud

CloudCast – Weather Prediction on the Cloud When you can crunch your Big Data on the Cloud with Amazon EMR, for example, why not shift weather simulation on the Cloud as well? CloudCast does pretty much this with their local weather prediction. Cloud’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) architecture is best suited for leveraging third party services for…

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