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Frost and Sullivan Virtualization Business White Paper, Getting the Most from Your Virtualized Data Center with Converged Systems

Frost and Sullivan Virtualization Business White Paper, Getting the Most from Your Virtualized Data Center with Converged Systems

One thing is clear: the old way of running IT just won’t work in the new business environment. Truth is, preparing your IT department (and your company) to be agile, cost-efficient, metrics-driven, and flexible will require a change in how you operate. To support new business processes, you would do well to turn to a converged system, like HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization.

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Whitepapers: Analytic Databases For Big Data

Whitepapers: Analytic Databases For Big Data

Information Governance in a World of Big DataSAP-Big-Data

Organizations need to evolve the governance of their information assets and respond to the opportunities and challenges brought by the mega trends of Big Data, Cloud, the Internet of Things, Mobile and Social Networking. Information governance already exists in most large organizations and has different, often unconnected, focal points, for example Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Warehousing.

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Analytic Databases for Big DataBig-Data-Analytics

This TDWI Checklist Report presents requirements for analytic DBMSs with a focus on their use with big data.

Along the way, the report also defines the many techniques and tool types involved. The requirements checklist and definitions can assist users who are currently evaluating analytic databases and/or developing strategies for big data analytics.

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Big Security for Big Data

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In order to meet current security problems, a new paradigm shift needs to occur. Businesses need the ability to secure data, collect it, and aggregate into an intelligent format, so that real-time alerting and reporting can take place.

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Cloud Storage & Data Security

Cloud Storage & Data Security

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Cloud computing has emerged as an innovative approach to provide computing services. It offers numerous advantages such as fast deployment, lower costs, pay for use, rapid elasticity, scalability, ubiquitous network access, and greater resiliency. One of the primary uses of cloud computing is for data storage. Cloud storage is a model of networked online storage and can store data on multiple third-party servers. Cloud storage is an evolution of traditional hosted storage technology (FTP, WebDAV, NFS/CIFS) that involves more sophisticated APIs, namespaces, file or data location virtualization, and management tools. Wu et al. (2010) identified several benefits of using cloud storage such as ease of management, cost effectiveness, lower impact outages and upgrades, and simplified planning. So, cloud storage is convenient and offers more flexibility.

According to Borgmann et al. (2012), most cloud storage providers offer two types of services:

Basic cloud storage servicesthey are services mainly offer virtual online disk space that can be used as a normal hard drive for storing all types of data. Users cannot access these services directly. In fact, they are embedded into custom software using application programming interfaces (API). Examples of such basic cloud storage services are Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage.

Advanced cloud storage services: these services not only use basic cloud storage services for the actual storage of data but also they provide interfaces such as client or web applications which significantly simplify the use of the service for the customer. Many services may also provide an easy to use API to allow integration of the service’s capabilities into third-party software. An example of advanced cloud storage services is Dropbox.

The number of cloud storage providers has increased dramatically over the last couple of years so choosing the best one is a tough decision. In fact, trust, reliability, security, ease of use, cost and their support are the most important factors in choosing the best cloud storage provider. One of the crucial factors should be considered before choosing a cloud storage provider is the level of security offered by a cloud storage provider and the reputation that comes along with it. In other words, it is crucial for the cloud storage to be equipped with storage security solutions so that the whole cloud storage system is reliable and trustworthy. Unfortunately, majority of cloud storage systems do not provide security guarantees in their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Lack of security support can be a main obstacle for the adoption of cloud services.

Cloud storage should possess four desirable security properties: confidentiality, integrity, write-serializability, and read freshness (denoted by C, I, W, F). In fact, confidentiality is achieved by encryption, data integrity is protected using message digests, non-reputation is supported by signed message-digests, freshness is achieved by periodic audit, and write-serializability is guaranteed by chain hash.

Anonymized - Log - Intel

Many scholars believe that although database and document encryption can be efficient way to improve security, encryption often results in a serious server slowdown. Hence, many companies such as SK Telecom, a leading mobile telecommunication company in South Korea, have adopted another technique, anonymization, to increase the security of data in the public cloud. In fact, data anonymization is the process of changing data so that it can be processed in a useful way, while preventing that data from being linked to individual identities of people, objects, or organizations. So, data anonymization can be an effective way to protect sensitive data.

By Mojgan Afshari

Whitepaper Friday: Making The Cloud Successful In Europe

Whitepaper Friday: Making The Cloud Successful In Europe

Whitepaper Friday: Making The Cloud Successful In Europe

According to Gartner, Europe trails North America by a factor of 2.4 in public cloud adoption. The commonly held belief is that Europeans are more cautious about long-term service contracts, costly capital outlays and expensive software licensing fees than their North American counterparts. Of course, the recent security revelations around Heartbleed, the NSA, and Edward Snowden have not helped.

Amazon’s Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels used an interview this week to claim that giving cloud customers more power and control, freeing them from supplier lock-in, and “democratising the technology” would help ensure the cloud’s mainstream success in Europe.

Vogels says that Amazon’s European customers were among the first to adopt AWS cloud technologies when it launched in 2006, but without transposing the core European value of customers before companies widespread success will never be achieved.

There is good reason for Vogels to ensure that mainstream adoption of the cloud in Europe is successful – cloud computing is considered a key enabler of economic growth, productivity and job creation. The Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) recently published research which suggested that between 2010 and 2015 the cloud was worth £623 billion ($1.1 trillion) to the five largest European economies of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Market research firm IDC states that the European cloud market is now growing by twenty percent per year and should add another £820 billion ($1.3 trillion) to the continent’s GDP by 2020.

[The cloud should have] customers’ needs at the centre and should give users more control”, said Vogels. “This means they have the freedom to walk away at any time if they don’t get the service that they expect. They also have the freedom to use as much or as little of the cloud services they want. Everyone should have access to the same technology and it will not be a privilege of just the world’s largest companies”.

With such clear economic benefits, the European Commission has taken the lead in the discussion. It set up the European Cloud Partnership (ECP) to provide strategic options to turn cloud computing into an engine for sustainable economic growth and innovation. Some of its key recommendations so far include helping the emerging tech hotspots of London, Barcelona and Berlin continue to rival Silicon Valley by lowering the barrier of entry and cost of failure. And putting data protection, ownership, and control in the hands of cloud users with the belief that the customers own the data and they can choose when and how it is used.

Whitepaper One: Convincing Decision Makers to Move to the Cloudcloud-w

Some people in industry have serious concerns about migrating some or all of their current, on-premise solutions to the cloud. This paper seeks to allay their fears by investigating the myths of cloud computing, looking at convincing arguments to sway decision makers, and things to consider that will bolster an argument for cloud computing.

Whitepaper Two: The Secure Cloud: Best Practices for Cloud Adoption

Many businesses are reluctant to fully adopt the cloud because they are worried about security. The report aims to help organisations understand the best practices for managing who has access to their data, how they can control it, and how they can establish trust between users and themselves.

Whitepaper Three: Clouds on the Horizon – The Ultimate Migration Checklist

Download this checklist to learn the right questions to ask before migrating your business to the cloud.

By Daniel Price

Recommended Reading – OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

Recommended Reading – OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook–Free 27 Page Excerpt

OpenStack is an open Source cloud operating stack born from Rackspace and NASA which is now a global success, developed and supported by scores of people around the globe and backed by some of the leading players in the cloud space today.open-stack

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook will show you exactly how to install the components that are required to make up a private cloud environment. You will learn how to set up an environment that you manage, just as you would do with AWS or Rackspace. OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook gives you clear step-by-step instructions to installing and running your own private cloud successfully. It is full of practical and applicable recipes that enable you to use the latest capabilities of OpenStack and implement them. Packt Enterprise books can be summed up through the tagline “Professional Expertise Distilled”. They take in-the-trenches knowledge from experienced software professionals, and distil it into a single, easy to follow manuscript.

Host Your Web Site in the Cloud

Is your step-by-step guide to this revolutionary approach to hosting and managing your web applications.

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Cloud computing gives you the tools you need to prepare and cope with a traffic onslaught. You’ll have the confidence to withstand a traffic surge without melting your servers or sending you into bankruptcy. There are a number of different ways to use the cloud to host existing applications, build creative new ones, and improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of organizations large and small.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of cloud computing
  • Master the fundamentals of Amazon Web Services
  • Install and configure visual and command line tools
  • Store, retrieve, and distribute data quickly and easily
  • Build applications that scale
  • Manage the monitoring, load balancing, and scaling capabilities of cloud computing

As a developer, you need room & flexibility to be innovative. Why waste time worrying about the technical aspects of server capacity? AWS handles security, load balancing, and server resources virtually so you’re not restricted to one physical server.

An In-Depth Look At Where Industry Leaders Project Cloud Gaming Will Go In 2014

An In-Depth Look At Where Industry Leaders Project Cloud Gaming Will Go In 2014

An In-Depth Look At Where Industry Leaders Project Cloud Gaming Will Go In 2014

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2014 is poised to become the year that cloud gaming truly came into its own. Recent headlines, such as the acquisition of Gakai by Sony and the partnership of Onlive and Steam, all show that the biggest names in the tech community are realizing just how powerful and attractive cloud gaming can be.

Recently, we had the opportunity to pose some of the most important questions on anyone’s mind, in terms of cloud gaming, to some of the top industry professionals around. These professionals include Matt Carroll (commercial director at Disney Interactive), Trip Hawkins (founder of gaming-giant, Electronic Arts) and Lee Schuneman (Studio head of Lift London). These icons will be appearing at Cloud Gaming Europe 2014, which is set in London from May 19th to the 20th.

What New Business Models Could the Cloud Enable?

Business models will revolve primarily around the browser, claims Trip Hawkins, given that the hardware side of things will be much more fluid. This will change the primary focus, in terms of value, from the channel-control and scale side of things, to intellectual property. The cloud-gaming industry will level the playing field, allowing small developers the same level of exposure as their industry-giant counterparts.

What Does the Cloud Mean for Different Players In the Games Industry? How Can They Adapt?

The ability to adapt is going to be the primary qualification for future industry players, says Lee Schuneman, given just how much the cloud-gaming industry is going to shake things up. However, the relationship between customer and company is still going to be the constant in terms of value. Those who own this relationship, whether they be big developer or small, will be poised to set the tone of the future of the games industry.

What Needs to Happen to Make Cloud Gaming Attractive for Consumers?

Nothing, declares Matt Carroll, consumers are already right where they need to be in order for cloud gaming to flourish. Prime example is the way consumers shifted from primarily physically renting a movie from a real-world location or mail order to using services like Netflix. The only obstacle now is content, with the attractiveness factor projected to increase as new content is made available to stream.

The industry leaders have spoken! Want to hear everything these professionals have to say about this exciting time? Check out Cloud Gaming Europe 2014, and attend the full seminars presented by these top names in cloud gaming technology.

By Joe Pellicone

Whitepapers: Security Trends 2014

Whitepapers: Security Trends 2014

Whitepapers: Security Trends 2014

Security Trends 2014

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Find out which security trends that occurred in 2013 are continuing into 2014, along with a few new emerging trends.

Several security concerns examined in this paper have grown more significant over the last year. Now more than ever, the risks are greater and the stakes are higher. Security experts are working diligently to offer hope and protection, but we must stay alert, be cautious, and educate ourselves. Find out what you need to know about security trends in 2014.

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Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

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Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 positioned as a Leader in 2014 Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 and Critical System Protection are positioned highest in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for completeness of vision and the ability to execute. Read the report to learn about the Endpoint Protection landscape, growth drivers and challenges, and where vendors are positioned. Learn more in this new report!

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5 DNS Security Risks That Keep You Up At Night

DDoS, cache poisoning, footprinting, oh my!

Who knew that there were so many ways to threaten the security of your DNS? Find out all of the scary details about these attacks and what you can do to prevent them.

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Cloud Computing For Businesses: How Much Are You Really Using?

Cloud Computing For Businesses: How Much Are You Really Using?

Cloud Computing For Businesses

In the past, think about how companies used to do business. Manpower was one entity that simply needed to be fetched as per necessity from wherever it is available. Whichever industry you work on—automotive, technology, construction, media—you needed to gather critical expertise to work for an organization in your area. Organizations also needed to expand, set up operations in the third world to find personnel that could work for optimum wages in order to maximize profit. The advent of the Internet was one real relief for professionals as it first introduced the idea of work from anywhere. Today, the technology, especially that of distributed computing we now know as the cloud, has advanced so much that everything, from applications to professional talent, can be coordinated from the cloud.




Talent acquisition is extremely difficult as you well know. However, it is extremely important for business success. What if you need to acquire talent from locations where it is just not feasible for you to set up business operations? IT companies today have an immense advantage over traditional businesses. Technology companies are increasingly moving toward the cloud, over which all the applications, infrastructure, and platforms can be run with virtually infinite computing power and storage space.

Cloud has come with numerous advantages:

  • Cost-efficient: Cloud computing is probably the most cost-efficient means to distribute resources.
  • Maintainability: Rather than having your infrastructure distributed without coordination, have it distributed with coordination. It is highly maintainable and scalable.
  • Unlimited storage: Why does cloud provide you with unlimited storage? Because the scalability is high and it can be expanded at any time as per requirement. The cloud interfaces make it extremely seamless to interact with the cloud. This also makes the cloud highly secure and recoverable and strengthens data integrity.
  • Software integration: You heard about terms like SaaS (Software as a Service); in the cloud, it is illimitably possible to incorporate as many software applications as you need. Also, these software applications can run with maximum efficiency due to other natural benefits of the cloud. Not only software, but virtually anything can be integrated in the cloud—PaaS, IaaS, NaaS.
  • Quick deployment: Is possible for the cloud, making it highly available to people across the globe.
  • Security on the cloud: It can be as simple as a password to as complex and sophisticated as password+local encryption+biometrics. This shows how flexible cloud can really be in terms of security.

So, cloud computing can be really secure and scalable and cost-effective. Google’s own cloud infrastructure, which caters to the search giant’s major services, is pretty impressive. Over 425 million users; over 6 billion hours of YouTube videos; and billions and billions of searches, all returned in a matter of milliseconds, the Google cloud as you see is truly massive.

Are there any disadvantages? In fact, for the general public, cloud computing poses some confusions. For most of us, cloud computing may be a little expensive; also, the data security is something many people are worried about. Nothing anyway is more secure than the data in an unconnected computer. For most of us, cloud platforms provide much better security than the data on your personal computer.

Looking at the advantages mentioned above, you may be wondering how much of them you are really missing. Many of us may be wondering if we are taking the full advantage of what the cloud technology has to offer.

Not only Google, but all of the major technology companies out there are slowly moving to the cloud, experiencing the power of distributed computing. Take the storage services alone—Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, SugarSync, Apple iCloud, etc.; the growth is mind-numbing. These storage providers have basic applications installed on the cloud as well, for document opening, editing, presentations, etc. As the popularity of the platform rises, the number of apps available also increases. For businesses, the number of apps and capabilities are much greater.

Some Areas You Are Probably Missing Out On

Let us just look at the tip of the iceberg. Asana is a business collaboration tool that doesn’t need email. Desk.com is a technical support team that integrates with the cloud. You probably already know about Salesforce.com, Evernote, MailChimp, ZenDesk, Zoho, AWeber, PayPal, Slideshare, etc. These are only some of the apps that a popular cloud platform can integrate to. Think about the ways these apps can improve a company’s productivity.

Companies today are building apps that run from the cloud and provide significant, strategic operations. These apps can be well integrated with your company’s workforce so that people can work from anywhere and in any capacity. The way in which such cloud implementations improve technology development is unprecedented.

When it comes to cloud business service providers, you cannot discount Amazon Web Services (AWS). In the past few years, some of the companies that successfully implemented their infrastructure with the help of AWS include Lionsgate Entertainment, Forsquare, Adobe, SAP, Spotify, Nokia, General Electric, etc. These companies save billions of dollars of revenue by converging AWS cloud technology with their infrastructure. Now the erstwhile bookseller is a cloud-computing giant with AWS creating a huge chunk of Amazon’s revenue.

In cloud, the four major types of service that everyone knows about are Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (Saas), and Network as a Service (NaaS). In IaaS, you get to see virtual machines, networked storage servers, load balancers, etc. In PaaS, you are given a computing platform itself, with an OS, such as Linux, an operating environment, a web server, an application programming environment, etc. In SaaS, you are given the capability to run any application through the cloud infrastructure. Most of the cloud services you find online are in the SaaS form, wherein you are given access to the software and associated database for a subscription fee. In NaaS implementations, you can get virtual networks, extended, flexible virtual private networks, etc.

With such advanced, breathtaking capabilities, cloud computing is going forward. You should be able to find any software, service, platform, or infrastructure on the cloud with all the capabilities you ever need. You just have to look for it. Also, converging the necessary applications within a cloud platform specifically built for your organization can give you amazing benefits going forward. You can become a truly distributed company with employees logging in from around the globe and working on their own clock.

By Lenin VJ Nair,

Lenin works for MSys Technologies, a technology services company with a focus on storage, cloud, distributed computing, testing, and test automation. During spare time, he can also be seen blogging in Blue Bugle.

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Infographic Introduction – Benefits of Cloud Computing

Infographic Introduction – Benefits of Cloud Computing

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Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth

Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth

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How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design For all you non-techies… You’re probably wondering what big data is (I know I was….a few years back) so let’s get the definitions out of the way so we’re on the same page, okay? Big data is A LOT of data – really, it is. It is a…

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

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The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

The Future Of Cloud Storage And Sharing…

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5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

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Utilizing Digital Marketing Techniques Via The Cloud

Utilizing Digital Marketing Techniques Via The Cloud

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Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid: Which Cloud Is Right for Your Business?

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid: Which Cloud Is Right for Your Business?

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid The debate surrounding the deliverability of cloud computing is coming to a close. Businesses have begun to rapidly adopt the use of cloud services, courtesy the ROI this disruptive technology brings to the table. They have finally realized they cannot afford to ignore the cloud. A Forrester study found that…

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Cloud Compliance  Regulatory compliance is an issue that has not only weighed heavily on the minds of executives, security and audit teams, but also today, even end users. Public cloud adds more complexity when varying degrees of infrastructure (depending on the cloud model) and data fall out of the hands of the company and into…

Cloud-Based Services vs. On-Premises: It’s About More Than Just Dollars

Cloud-Based Services vs. On-Premises: It’s About More Than Just Dollars

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7 Common Cloud Security Missteps

7 Common Cloud Security Missteps

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5% Of Companies Have Embraced The Digital Innovation Fostered By Cloud Computing

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How Formal Verification Can Thwart Change-Induced Network Outages and Breaches

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The Future Of Cloud Storage And Sharing…

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Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

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How To Overcome Data Insecurity In The Cloud

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How The CFAA Ruling Affects Individuals And Password-Sharing

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