Study from Mimecast Finds that Security and Integration Concerns are not
Preventing Enterprises' Cloud Computing Adoption
London - February 4, 2010 - Mimecast®, a holistic email management company
offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control,
today announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which
examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565
respondents responsible for managing their organization's IT operations and
budget across the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2009.
Data from the recently completed online survey highlights the complex, often
contrasting, thought process of IT decision makers regarding cloud computing.
While security and integration issues are clearly users' biggest fears about
cloud computing, these concerns have not dissuaded companies from
implementing cloud-based... (more)
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) yesterday moved to overcome CIOs’ concerns
about security of data in the cloud, cited by organizations and industry
analysts as the top impediment to adopting cloud computing for business
Unisys unveiled an innovative cloud computing strategy and solutions
portfolio for organizations to move enterprise application workloads securely
to tailored cloud environments with greater confidence in maintaining the
integrity of critical information.
"I believe that cloud computing will revolutionize the way enterprises obtain
business and IT services and change the kind of payback they get from their
IT investments," said Rich Marcello, president, Unisys Systems and Technology
(pictured below), adding:
"Our clients tell us that they see great value in moving enterprise
applications and data to the cloud. However, they have lacked the
I was recording a podcast last week on the subject of cloud with an emphasis
on security and of course we talked in general about cloud and definitions.
During the discussion the subject of “private cloud” computing was raised
and one of the participants asked a very good question:
Some of the core benefits of cloud computing come from shared resources. In a
private cloud, where does the sharing of resources come from?
I had to stop and think about that one for a second, because it’s not
something I’ve really thought about before. But it was a valid point;
without sharing of resources the reduction in operating costs is not as
easily realized. But even in an enterprise data center there is a lot more
sharing that could be going on than perhaps people realize.
SHARING in the ENTERPRISE
There are plethora of ways in which sharing of resources can be accomplished
in th... (more)
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Thursday announced the release of the CSA
Cloud Control Matrix (CCM) Version 3.0, the most comprehensive update to the
industry's gold standard for assessing cloud centric information security
risks. The CCM Version 3.0 expands its control domains to address changes in
cloud security risks since the release of the CSA's seminal guidance domain,
"Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing version
3.0" while making strides towards closer harmonization of the two.
Having drawn from industry-accepted security standards, regulations, and
control frameworks such as ISO 27001/2, the European Union Agency for Network
and Information Security (ENISA) Information Assurance Framework, ISACA's
Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology, the American
Institute of CPAs Trust Service and Principals Payment Card... (more)
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa
Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here
are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with...
RANDY BIAS | @randybias
"Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.]
That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)
I’ve just come back from hosting room another packed Cloud Computing
Bootcamp, at the Cloud Computing Expo in Prague, Europe. We’ve done a
number of these bootcamps in the last 6 months and we’re starting to see a
common theme of questions bubble through. Namely, how fast is it, and what
support can I expect?
SOA & Cloud Bootcamp
June 22-23, New York City
We’re starting to see a number of real alternatives pop up on the cloud
infrastructure scene now. In the past year alone, we’ve seen the number of
providers nearly double, starting to give the ‘grandaddy’ of cloud
computing, Amazon, a run for its money.
So now we have real choice to build solutions that are no longer locked into
a particular provider - assuming of course we don’t immerse ourselves too
deeply in their feature list. But how can you compare providers?
The first comparison point is of course performan... (more)
Arista Networks, the so-called “cloud networking” start-up that began
life by challenging Cisco with an ultra-fast network switch that cost a tenth
the price of a Cisco switch, is closing in on the problem of redesigning the
network to support large data centers and cloud computing that it was started
by Andy Bechtolsheim to solve.
The company’s premise is that existing networks aren’t designed for
virtual and mobile workloads.
See, along with virtualization has come an explosion of virtual machines over
physical servers by a factor of 10x-20x creating in turn a proportional
sprawl of virtual switches to connect the VMs in the physical servers.
Arista contends that this combination of multi-core CPUs, VMs and virtual
switch infrastructure is making untenable demands on the underlying cloud
network fabric. The traditional 64:1 oversubscribed network topologies
Mysterious, comforting, scary, and attractive are all possible adjectives to
describe a cloud. Interestingly enough, this is true of all kinds of clouds,
from the meteorological to the computing. During the last few years, we have
a seen a proliferation of clouds forming from every corner of the Internet.
Nowadays, it is very rare to see any Internet technology presentation without
at least a few clouds.
So is cloud computing simply vaporware, or something tangible?
While the name might be “buzzy”, cloud computing is in fact a real
phenomenon and does create great technological and business value. In fact,
cloud computing is another step in the evolution of computing abstraction.
First, hardware got abstracted with operating systems, then the user
interface with the browser, and now, with cloud computing, the network is
abstracted. Simply put, cloud computing allow... (more)
In recent months, we’ve ‘tested the limits’ with QA notables like
James Whittaker, Rosie Sherry and Andrew Muns. This month, we’re jumping
over to the dev side of the aisle by sitting down with Jack Margo, SVP of
Internet Operations at Developer Shed .
Developer Shed is owned by Ziff-Davis and manages a bunch of tech sites —
many devoted to open source technologies and communities. They serve
millions of visitors per month, for every breed of developer. Topics range
from troubleshooting an Apache web server to programming a complicated Java
application to successfully marketing a website. Their tagline says it all:
“Tools for Geeks!”
Today, we talk about what developers really think about testers, Jack’s
take on Microsoft vs. open source, the reason he’s mad at Java, why net
books are a fad, and which programming language has the biggest upside.
Check back to... (more)
Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, held on
November 2 - 4, 2009, in Santa Clara, attracted more than 40 sponsors with
over 2,000 delegates, a record attendance. The three content-packed days
emphasized value with a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers
about the business and technical value of cloud computing.
Enjoy here our photo album of the show.
Now held three times a year -- in New York, Prague, and Santa Clara -- the
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT
event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively
scalable enterprise IT as a service. The event in Santa Clara, CA, was
co-located with our 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.
Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East to Attract More Than 5,000 Delegates from ... (more)
Cloud Expo New York
In response to massive demand, the world's largest Cloud event - the
International Cloud Expo series - is expanding its number of tracks and
sessions for its upcoming New York event: 5th International Cloud Expo.
The deadline for the very popular Call for Papers, which resulted in a
greater deluge of submissions than ever seen before, is being extended to the
other side of the holiday period - to January 15, 2010.
Additionally, SYS-CON Events announces the addition of additional tracks,
additional session slots, and a general all-round expansion of the program in
line with the expectations and needs of the 5,000 delegates who are expected
to register for the event.
Submit Your Speaking Proposal Today to the Largest Cloud Computing Event in
Topics to be covered at the 5th International Cloud Expo will include:
SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Stora... (more)