Feds Developing Cloud Security Program
Proposed FedRAMP effort would make it easier for federal agencies to overcome compliance hurdles and participate in the Obama administration's drive toward the cloud.
Using Cloud Computing for Business Continuity
Most enterprises are not buying public-cloud computing systems as their primary platform for business-critical applications... For now, perhaps they should not go in this direction. That is, not until business continuity, or disaster recovery, becomes the next killer app for cloud computing.
If You've Got Big Data, You May Want Big Memory
Jas Dhillon, CTO of Taser, explained to me last December how his company has gone from delivering stunning shocks to unruly police suspects to shocking the competition via cloud computing. In continuing to follow Taser's innovative approach, I found a story behind the story of how Taser was able to do this.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Finds Early Adopters
Red Hat launched Enterprise Virtualization Nov. 3 based on yet another hypervisor, KVM. Red Hat had arrived on the scene late, what with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft already partying like it was 1999 all over again. I wondered how long it would take for Red Hat to be able to demonstrate some uptake of KVM.
4 Thoughts From Cloud Connect 2010
Last week I attended Cloud Connect 2010, which covered a great number of topics around cloud computing. I walked away with lots to think about surrounding four major concepts: private clouds, specialized clouds, (lack of) standards, and the unresolved legal implications of cloud computing.
Dell Builds Out Virtualized Server Management
Dell has learned a lot over the last three and a half years, as it's quietly established its Data Center Solutions business, producing cloud-configured servers for Ask.com, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Now it's crafting management systems to manage those servers like a cloud, as well.
Virtual Lab Managers Pave Path To Cloud
I've tried to make this point before: The path to the cloud lies through the virtualization of your own data center infrastructure. The two things are intertwined. And just when I'm wondering how to get the point across again, along comes a "snapshot" from Voke Research to clinch the case.
Let Stormy Session On Cloud Standards Be Your Guide
A panel Wednesday at the Cloud Connect show in Santa Clara, Calif. to talk about where cloud standards are going did not go as planned. Whatever the script, it was as if the audience had come prepared to present its point of view, and the panel members were forced to listen.
Appistry Extends File Management In Private Cloud
Appistry is expanding its Cloud IQ platform, a basis for building a private cloud inside the enterprise, to include a file storage system. Cloud IQ Storage is aimed at extremely large storage loads-- up to a petabyte -- that would enable next generation, high scalable applications dealing with masses of data.
Management Tools Will Be Cloud Glue
The year has started out with significant M&A activity from vendors looking to deliver the necessary components for cloud computing. They all come to market with their own technologies and solutions, but there's one offering that's a must-have.
Taser Cloud Manager Leads Experiment In Police Evidence
There's an experiment underway to see whether video recordings of police actions can be captured as they occur -- by an officer wearing a camera as an ear piece. Local police forces can't afford the system that captures the contents of the camera and stores them. But that's where the cloud can help.
White House Backs Open311
The Open311 standard allows developers to link cities' online information and other services together and make them accessible to residents via Twitter, and Facebook.
CA's O'Malley: Cloud Taking On Mainframe-Like Role
CA aquired cloud startup 3Tera in a move that is not characteristic of the company. For one thing, it reportedly paid a lot of money for a 20-employee firm, somewhere around $90 million, and CA rarely pays a premium. To Chris O'Malley, executive VP, the purchase is emblematic of a new day at CA.
Time To Do The Math On Cloud Computing
At the upcoming Cloud Connect conference, we will evaluate a variety of scenarios that determine where and when the move to cloud computing makes financial sense.
Cloud Security Alliance To Tackle Cloud Standards
Members of the standards body include Novell, Microsoft, Dell, Rackspace, Qualys, HP, Intel, Cisco, McAfee, Salesforce.com, and Symantec.
GSA Shifts Cloud Computing Strategy
The General Services Administration is responding to the rapid changes in cloud computing by writing new procurement documents, adding security requirements, and changing Apps.gov.