We often hear that security and privacy concerns are the main inhibitors to cloud adoption. But what are the true threats? Is the cloud really more dangerous than your on-site data center? I would say that virtualization and cloud computing aren’t inherently more dangerous, but they have unique infrastructure that must be addressed when creating…Read More
By saying that encryption is not enough for cloud security, I don’t mean that you also need other types of protection like server security, identity management, etc. I think most people deploying cloud computing plan to implement more than encryption for security. What I mean is that encryption alone is not enough in an encryption…Read More
There’s a lot of talk about cloud computing and cloud security this week as many people are attending VMworld in Las Vegas (follow Trend Micro at VMworld). But not all types of cloud security are best suited for all types of cloud computing. When people generically refer to “cloud computing” they usually mean the public…Read More
The application-layer DDoS threat actually amplifies the risk to data center operators. That’s because IPS devices and firewalls become more vulnerable to the increased state demands of this emerging attack vector – making the devices themselves more susceptible to the attacks. Moreover, there is a distinct gap in the ability of existing edge-based solutions to…Read More
What awesome news. OpSource just got acquired at a premium by Dimension Data, itself a part of NTT. I’ve been an OpSource fan since Treb Ryan founded it as an MSP about a decade ago. Treb’s previous company, SiteSmith, was a major competitor to Mark Andreesseen’s company LoudCloud, which morphed into Opsware before it got…Read More
For all its hype iCloud does not represent a fundamentally new problem. Employees are already bringing personal devices to work and wanting to use them in their jobs, and these unmanaged devices are mixing personal and corporate data on a system that is outside the control of the security and IT teams. There are already…Read More
For the last few months, we’ve been conducting a cloud, virtualization, and VDI security survey of 1200 IT professionals from larger companies in 6 countries around the world. Not only did I get to help shape the questions on the survey, I’ve also been on the team interpreting the results. We’ve learned more than a…Read More
This is pretty cool. I gave a talk last week at the Glue Conference in Denver about how ambient clouds ( http://cloud.trendmicro.com/good-clouds-evil-clouds-why-microsoft-has… )work and even used Skype as an example of a massive-scale ambient cloud.
This case raises some very important new questions around ambient clouds.
Today at Synergy, Citrix announced “Project Olympus,” effectively making open source clouds a more viable option for enterprises. In the past, it was cloud providers like Rackspace who tended to focus on open source cloud infrastructure, while enterprises tended to make more conservative choices where support contracts were available.
I recently had an interesting chat with the operator of our snack vending machine while making a coffee in the kitchen. She was restocking our machine and had her iPad sitting on the table. In their 2 person company they now have 2 iPads and a PC. They do their inventory control and tracking while onsite at customer premises via the iPad.