The Gist Of Virtualization

The Gist Of Virtualization

What Is Virtualization? Virtualization, a foundational element of cloud computing, makes computing environments autonomous from their physical infrastructure. It makes it possible to run many operating systems and applications on one server at the same time and helps businesses increase efficiency, flexibility, and utilization while reducing IT costs. Cloud computing delivers the shared software, computing resources, or data made available through virtualization. How It Works Virtual machine monitor (VMM) or virtual manager separates the computing…

China Drafts New Law To Safeguard Its Cyberspace Sovereignty

China Drafts New Law To Safeguard Its Cyberspace Sovereignty

China Drafts New Law State media in China today revealed that its parliament has published a draft law that will “safeguard national cyberspace sovereignty,” as well as “security and development.” It is widely agreed that once accepted, the new law will consolidate government control over digital data and consequently have significant consequences for international and multinational companies doing business in China, as well as Internet service providers operating within the country. According to an article…

The Evolution of Data Transfer

The Evolution of Data Transfer

Data Transfer Whether due to a lack of time, need or simply because email started at such an advanced stage, digital data-transfer systems have not progressed as far as physical delivery system. Centuries ago, Greek soldiers carried messages across great distances by foot. Today, delivery systems handle daily mail with a network of transportation modes, even looking forward to services like drone delivery. The same sense of progress is absent from digital systems. This is…

Data Violations – Record Year For Data Breaches

Data Violations – Record Year For Data Breaches

Record Year For Data Breaches The news is full of data security breaches. This week, Sputnik International reported that Hacking Team had a 400 GB database stolen and published, and last month Ars Technica discussed in detail the information breach at the U.S. Government’s Office of Personnel Management. MSPmentor‘s current IT security news includes the hacking of databases at Harvard, a data breach discovered at Orlando Health, and 85,000 compromised debit and credit cards during…

A Marketplace of Networks: Simplifying Enterprise Cloud Connectivity

A Marketplace of Networks: Simplifying Enterprise Cloud Connectivity

Simplifying Enterprise Cloud Connectivity and Consumption Cost. Agility. Innovation. For the modern-day enterprise, the advantages of migrating business applications to the Cloud are many. From substantial cost savings realized through economies of scale and pay-per-use models, to faster innovation and time to market, to the agility and flexibility of auto-scaling systems to accommodate growing application loads, it is no surprise that more than 60 percent of enterprises will forego the traditional client-server architecture found on-premises…

Pentagon, FBI And NSA Train US And British Officials For Cyber War

Pentagon, FBI And NSA Train US And British Officials For Cyber War

Officials Train For Cyber War Banking and energy officials joined members of the Pentagon, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security for a three-week cyber war game in Suffolk, Virginia last month. The exercise was designed to train US and British officials and military personnel, as well as several key-companies, for inevitable large-scale cyber attacks on multiple continents, and ensure “operational readiness.” According to the US Department of Defense (DoD), the training exercise was…

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Enabling Business Strategies The cloud is not really the final destination: It’s mid-2015, and it’s clear that the cloud paradigm is here to stay. Its services are growing exponentially and, at this time, it’s a fluid model with no steady state on the horizon. As such, adopting cloud computing has been surprisingly slow and seen more IT leaders, as well as business leaders, try to get their footing on what can otherwise be described as a…

Bimodal IT Is Not The Death of Traditional IT

Bimodal IT Is Not The Death of Traditional IT

Not The Death of Traditional IT If you are a CIO, no doubt you are getting pressure from your line of business managers to provide a more agile IT environment so they can take advantage of faster, easier to use cloud applications. If you’re not providing those services, they are probably using them anyway and storing sensitive data in public clouds. On average we’re finding that enterprises are using 675 cloud services, which is 15…

CDN Performance Report – Month of June – 2015

CDN Performance Report – Month of June – 2015

CDN Performance Report Each month CloudTweaks will be providing a series of benchmark testing performance reports conducted by our contributing partners. The first in our series will be on (CDN) Content Delivery Networks which is a growing industry whose customers are primarily web based companies looking for that extra layer of site protection and speed. This monthly Performance Data Report is provided by Cedexis.  HTTP Latency In North America we note an increase in Latency…

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15 Cloud Data Performance Monitoring Companies

15 Cloud Data Performance Monitoring Companies

Cloud Data Performance Monitoring Companies (Updated: Originally Published Feb 9th, 2015) We have decided to put together a small list of some of our favorite cloud performance monitoring services. In this day and age it is extremely important to stay on top of critical issues as they arise. These services will accompany you in monitoring your data and safeguarding critical applications and websites in real-time. This list is in no particular order of preference. When…

Mobile Connected Technologies – The Future Of The Healthcare Industry

Mobile Connected Technologies – The Future Of The Healthcare Industry

Mobile Connected Technologies Clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities are embracing new mobile technologies in order to be more efficient in their daily tasks. With faster communication and better collaboration, clinicians can spend much less time handling medical devices and more time administering care to their patients. Industry experts are stating that mobile connected technologies are providing much more than just gains in productivity for the healthcare industry. “Care teams are using mobile technologies to…

Explosive Growth Of Data-Driven Marketing

Explosive Growth Of Data-Driven Marketing

Data-Driven Marketing There is an absolute endless amount of data that is being accumulated, dissected, analyzed with the important bits extracted and used for a number of purposes. With the amount of data in the world has already reached into multiple zettabytes annually. A Zettabyte is one million petabytes or one thousand exabytes. With data creation doubling every three years (according to Cisco, among others), we will reach an unthinkable yottabyte by the year 2040.…

The Big Data Movement Gets Bigger

The Big Data Movement Gets Bigger

The Big Data Movement In recent years, Big Data and Cloud relations have been growing steadily. And while there have been many questions raised around how best to use the information being gathered, there is no question that there is a real future between the two. The growing importance of Big Data Scientists and the need for cloud connected APIs will be paramount when looking for efficient ways to securely extract the data from the…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through “sensory lenses”. We digitize the results and make them available via networks. Finally, we put all the networked information into…

Why Small Businesses Need A Business Intelligence Dashboard

Why Small Businesses Need A Business Intelligence Dashboard

The Business Intelligence Dashboard As a small business owner you would certainly know the importance of collecting and analyzing data pertaining to your business and transactions. Business Intelligence dashboards allow not only experts but you also to access information generated by analysis of data through a convenient display. Anyone in the company can have access to business performance metrics which assist them to channelize their behavior and efforts to achieve better results. Before we proceed…

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 for cloud remain healthy, and there is optimism in the air. A recent roundup of projections in Forbes paints the…

Business Analytics Vs Data Science

Business Analytics Vs Data Science

Big Data Continues To Grow Big Data continues to be a much discussed topic of interest and for good reason.  According to a recent report from International Data Corporation (IDC), “worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase of more than 50% over the five-year forecast period. The new Spending Guide expands on IDC’s previous forecasts by offering…

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 catchy and rather new term that refers to a large volume of both data, structured and unstructured, that is impossible…

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring One of the hottest topics in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the Internet of Things (IOT). According to the report of International Telecommunication Union (2012), “the Internet of things can be perceived as a vision with technological and societal implications. It is considered as a global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on existing and evolving…