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batye
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batye,
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2/3/2015 | 11:19:31 AM
Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
@SaneIT interesting observation, as technology grows and matures our aproach/process changes... how I see it...
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1/20/2015 | 2:18:27 AM
Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
"There have also been reports lately about European countries not wanting their data stored in the US because of NSA activities.  If you are a US company working with one of those European  companies you're going to need a place in the EU to store data."

SaneIT, thanks for the clarification. You are right about moving datas across boundaries; there can be some legal issues because of different data governing rules & regulations.
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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1/14/2015 | 8:26:42 AM
Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
@Gigi3, an example of the legal aspects.  We had contracts with state entities that required we kept data inside their borders.  Since we didn't have a physical presence in that state I had to secure a co-location site to store records for that project.  State and local government entities can have some funny little rules that are usually designed to keep money local.  Now that public cloud providers have data centers in geographically disparate areas I can use one that has a datacenter in that specific state and use its location when we go through project audits.  There have also been reports lately about European countries not wanting their data stored in the US because of NSA activities.  If you are a US company working with one of those European  companies you're going to need a place in the EU to store data.
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1/14/2015 | 12:18:36 AM
Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
" In the end it really wasn't much different because the site was managing my hardware for me and doing the occasional software support if things went wrong as I was doing updates across oceans.  A public cloud provider does the same but it's understood up front that they will be taking care of the backend for you."

SaneIT, am not getting/clear about the legal aspects.
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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1/12/2015 | 8:16:59 AM
Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
Depending on where you are and the status of your company (privately held, publicly held, tax exempt, health care, etc) there can be rules about where that data can physically be held.  If the laws say that a specific type of data has to be held within a physical set of borders then public cloud space can be used to hold that data if you don't have your own space inside those boundaries.  In the past I had to do things like find co-location sites in foreign countries so that we could store data.  In the end it really wasn't much different because the site was managing my hardware for me and doing the occasional software support if things went wrong as I was doing updates across oceans.  A public cloud provider does the same but it's understood up front that they will be taking care of the backend for you.
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1/11/2015 | 10:59:08 PM
Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
"Hybrid solutions can help with compliance because you can chose which parts of your data you are storing offsite and where those offsite locations are.  If you're working with a government entity that requires data be kept within its borders but you are located outside of those borders you can split that part of your  cloud storage solution to a service that is acceptable to your customer.  Large companies have been good at splitting their systems up geographically  for disaster management or compliance but now smaller companies without the benefits of physical locations all over the map can do the same."

SaneIT, what I understood is those non critical datas can be moved to public environment; out of the boundaries and that's the only benefit. If it's a critical or non critical the data governing laws may be same for a particular country and it may be different for different countries.
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Gigi3,
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1/11/2015 | 10:55:11 PM
Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
" I probably could have worded that first sentence a bit better how about ""If a hybrid solution lets them get at least some of their resources out into the public cloud I'm all for the new push toward hybrid solutions. ""

SaneIT, now you are putting in right !!!
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1/8/2015 | 7:33:25 AM
Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
@Gigi3, I probably could have worded that first sentence a bit better how about ""If a hybrid solution lets them get at least some of their resources out into the public cloud I'm all for the new push toward hybrid solutions. "
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1/8/2015 | 7:31:55 AM
Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
Hybrid solutions can help with compliance because you can chose which parts of your data you are storing offsite and where those offsite locations are.  If you're working with a government entity that requires data be kept within its borders but you are located outside of those borders you can split that part of your  cloud storage solution to a service that is acceptable to your customer.  Large companies have been good at splitting their systems up geographically  for disaster management or compliance but now smaller companies without the benefits of physical locations all over the map can do the same. 
Gigi3
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1/8/2015 | 3:20:16 AM
Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
"If a hybrid solution lets them get at least some of their resources out into the cloud I'm all for the new push toward hybrid solutions.  This is the way I went from the start as well.  I put things that are easy to manage, easy to re-create and fit well into public clouds out into public space. "

SaneIT, hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private cloud resources. 
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