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
In my last blog post, I discussed some of the benefits of agentless security for virtual and private cloud servers. Today at VMworld, Harish Agastya, Director of Data Center Security at Trend Micro, conducted a presentation on Agentless Security for VMware Environments (listed on the Trend Micro VMworld page). Trend Micro released agentless antivirus in…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
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.
Surveys indicate that security is the number 1 challenge about the cloud. Using encrypted, self-defending hosts mitigates many security-in-the-cloud issues. Dave Asprey, VP-Cloud Security for Trend Micro, presented to the SD Forum these 16 valuable points of advice regarding data privacy in the cloud. PLEASE CLICK ON THE “READ MORE” BUTTON TO ADVANCE DIRECTLY TO THE PRESENTATION….Read More
Is Virtualization stupid? It forces guest VMs sharing a host to do the same things over and over, without sharing. It takes up countless hours of otherwise useful – and expensive – server time.
I’m constantly annoyed by how broad the term “cloud” can be, and I try to use IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS instead, but even these categories are blurring at the edges. The bottom line is that if it’s hooked up to the internet, it can be controlled from a central location, and it scales up and down on demand, it’s in the cloud.
It’s exciting to see that the GSA is leading the way to modernize the federal government’s IT by moving to “the cloud.” However, in the rush to save money, the GSA may be repeating some mistakes that company IT departments have already made. Until cloud vendors step up to guarantee that their security is on par with enterprise security, they will be a poor choice for our government agencies. We don’t need another WikiLeaks.