Q&A: FedRAMP Director Discusses Cloud Security Innovation
Maria Roat, FedRAMP director, speaks with former Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan on the federal government's approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
Your Cloud Provider Is Not The Boss
Cloud providers deliver great infrastructure and applications, but they are not in charge of the entire customer experience. That job still belongs to IT.
Datalink Lets Feds Test Drive Cloud
New service offers federal agencies a way to evaluate different cloud systems that align with their own configurations before they commit to a provider.
Amazon Web Services Revenue: New Details
Amazon reports higher-than-expected revenues in third quarter. Service revenues from AWS represent 84% of the monies in Amazon's long-shrouded "other" balance sheet category, analysts said.
How To Stop Data Copy Sprawl
A shotgun approach to backups can lead to copy sprawl -- and weakened security should you ever need to identify the latest data to restore after a loss.
Cloud Lets You Test Business Ideas Faster
Cloud offers a low-risk, high-reward way to rapidly test new business ideas, much like successful fighter pilots can quickly adapt and outpace opponents, says BMC's David Roberts at Cloud Connect.
PaasLane Speeds Cloud App Migrations
Cloud Technology Partners launches system that simplifies migrating legacy applications into the generic cloud, says Amazon version is on the way.
OpenStack Havana Has Amazon-Like Aura
OpenStack is building up services fast, including some aspects of platform-as-a-service, in its new Havana release. That increases its appeal as the basis for private cloud in the enterprise.
Cloud Stack Wars: Tough Questions
HP, Verizon Terremark and VMware executives back different cloud stacks, leaving us with important private cloud questions. Let's explore some chinks in the armor.
Avoiding Cloud Lock-In
Moving data into a cloud service is easier than getting it out. Here's what agencies must consider before signing on the dotted line.