Cloud Security: Keeping Those Keys Safe

Cloud security: Keeping those keys safe Jack Murgia, from Cloud Controllers, sent me an interesting query last week: “How does LabSlice ensure that the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Access Keys remain secure within the application?” This is a great question, as the AWS Access Keys are the keys to the house for any business using the

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The Cloud And The Accelerating vs Deflating Time To SaaS Revenue

Accelerating vs. deflating time to SaaS revenue Over the past 8 months, we have seen an increase in the number of ISVs contacting us to help them plan a roadmap to SaaS. After reviewing these conversations, a trend has started to emerge. 1. On-Premise ISVs see the need to begin the journey, typically due to

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How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market?

How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market? “A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.” – Henry Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist and pioneer of assembly line production. Henry Ford, industrialist extraordinaire, knew the value of his Model T in the American market. That is

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A History of Cloud Computing

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during WWII. History, especially if it deals with victories and defeats, is inherently flawed. No one knew this better than Winston Churchill, who was assured of his place in the historical tomes by his victory in WWII. As he put it, “History

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How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part 3

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part III Authentication (Contd.,) For signing in to the cloud account AWS goes with mail id and password as the usual credentials. Rackspace goes with user id and password. AWS introduced Multi Factor Authentication long time back. Multi Factor Authentication involves an authentication device.

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Paris, France To Serve End Users Of Amazon CloudFront And Amazon Route 53.

Amazon adds new edge location in Paris, France to serve end users of Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53. Cloud Front and Route 53 now have a total of 5 edge locations in Europe, and 18 total edge locations worldwide. Each new edge location helps lower latency and improves performance for your end users in that

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IaaS and PaaS to disappear by 2012

IaaS and PaaS to disappear by 2012 Cloud computing comes with its own unique acronyms, which can at times make it a confusing space to work in. The two key acronyms people know are: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): The provider gives you on-demand access to compute infrastructure, with console access (RDP or SSH) to

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How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part 1

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: How to secure your cloud hosting? Part 1 So having completed the migration of your application or site to the cloud, say to AWS or RS, be prepared to get surprised by the initial hacker attack attempts on your site! Recently, we had the experience of handling two projects, one

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3 Quick Ways To Reduce Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges

Reducing Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges The Biggest difference between standard web hosting and cloud-based hosting can be seen when you get the monthly bill. A standard web host, like GoDaddy, will charge you a flat monthly fee and give you access to a single, fixed server. Whereas a cloud-based host, like Amazon EC2 will

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Amazon CloudWatch Added To AWS Management Console

Amazon Web Services News Amazon CloudWatch is now added and made available within the AWS Management Console. The AWS Management Console Provides a simple point-and-click web interface for managing your AWS resources. Amazon CloudWatch Basic Monitoring automatically collects operational and performance metrics for your Amazon EC2 instances at five-minute frequency, free of charge. Starting today,

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk – Amazon News

Amazon releases the new AWS ‘Elastic Beanstalk’ Information from Amazon Website “Elastic Beanstalk leverages AWS services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto-Scaling to deliver the same highly reliable, scalable, and cost-effective infrastructure that hundreds of thousands of businesses depend on today. However, you don’t need familiarity

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Google Wins Court Ruling Against Microsoft In Cloud Computing Contract

Google Wins Court Ruling Against Microsoft In Cloud Computing Contract Microsoft and Google have never been the best of friends, and this mutual dislike has extended to their ventures in the cloud computing space as well. Both these technology behemoths fully realize the immense potential of cloud computing and have been intensely competitive in trying to

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Opportunities in Cloudsourcing

Opportunities in Cloudsourcing By Cloudtweaks Over the last few years, there has been a shift towards cloud-based hosting of applications and infrastructure. It is a well-established process for a business to pass part, or even all, of its computing requirements to a cloud based supplier so that they can take advantage of the benefits. However,

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