Can The US Government Assuage Cloud Privacy Concerns?

Can The US Government Assuage Cloud Privacy Concerns? Even as the world tries to find a balance between individual privacy and the eternal vigilance of a nanny state, cloud computing is a casualty of the heightened security concerns in post-911 America. This is something that I had explored in earlier articles, from the ramifications of

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Cloud Computing: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Cloud Computing: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility The cloud delivery model gives vendors a great amount of power. It is easier to create, deploy, maintain and enhance a service than it has been at any other point in computing history. Just look at Facebook, which grew to 500 million members in a very short

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Ubuntu Cloud: The Reseller Opportunity

Ubuntu Cloud: The Reseller Opportunity As market conditions remain uncertain, your customers are looking for new, more cost-effective ways to do business. This is dramatically increasing demand for cloud computing solutions that promise big savings on in-house infrastructure and management. By supporting your customers’ journeys into the cloud, you can generate new service revenues and

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The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great !

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great ! It always good to start with Wikipedia’s definition as it helps to initiate a structured discussion, here is Wiki’s definition for Lock-In: “In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in or customer lock-in, makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable

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CopperEgg™ Secures $2 Million to Bring Real-Time Analytics to the Cloud

CopperEgg™ Secures $2 Million to Bring Real-Time Analytics to the Cloud RevealCloud High-Frequency Data Sampling Redefines Performance Monitoring Paradigm AUSTIN, Texas, July 12, 2010 – CopperEgg, Corp., the real-time analytics company, today announced $2 million in Series A funding and the launch of RevealCloud™, a SaaS-based performance monitoring solution that helps companies accelerate the delivery

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Cloud Start-Up Review: Viravis (Online Database Application Platform)

Viravis – Cloud Start-Up Review Overview: Viravis is an upcoming cloud based platform for developing database rich applications by anyone regardless of their programming skills and globally accessible via internet. Based in Turkey, a Microsoft Bizspark Startup founded in mid 2010, Viravis with its simple, centralized, web-based development platform makes it remarkably easy for end

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Are Cloud Computing Service Providers Shirking Responsibility On Security?

Are Cloud Computing Service Providers Shirking Responsibility On Security? Former American President Harry S. Truman famously had a sign on his desk at the Oval Office with the phrase, “The Buck Stops Here!” It signified that it was the President who had to make the hard decisions and bear responsibility for them; he could not

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Reactions to the Amazon Cloud Outage and the Company’s Explanation

Reactions to the Amazon Cloud Outage and the Company’s Explanation The last two weeks have been the most difficult for cloud computing in general and Amazon Web Services in particular. The outage that left several online businesses non-functioning just before Easter.  The cloud has led to many analysis and debates. When Amazon finally came out

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Is Cloud Lock-In A Bigger Issue Than Security?

Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and  health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns.

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Cloud Data Migration: What An ISV Needs To Know

Cloud Data Migration: What an ISV Needs to Know Data migration is not new to ISVs. Data conversion from legacy systems during new implementations is common and so is the data migration during major upgrades. ISVs adopt either manual methods or proprietary tools or resort to sophisticated ETL tools for this important step of a

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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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2011 Trends in Cloud Migration

2011 Trends in Cloud Migration By Sunil Gupta, SVP & Head of Service Lines, Symphony Services and CloudTweaks contributor Cloud Migration was one of the key trends of 2010 and it is very likely to accelerate during 2011 and beyond. Many cloud vendors and service providers have come up with interesting solutions to facilitate this task

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The 2010 cloud computing winner

The 2010 cloud computing winner Who was the 2010 cloud computing winner? It’s a subjective topic. And you’re really comparing apples to oranges. There are SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings, all serving different customer needs. Some vendors are established, while others are only just getting started. And of-course, people tend to declare a technology they

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Why your business really needs the cloud – Part 3

Why your business really needs the cloud – Part 3 Continued From Part 2 If you are running a basic, content-driven website then utilizing the cloud won’t give you much advantage. After all, your website just needs CPU power and a way to upload content and manage the application. And publishing to one of the

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