Amazon Web Services did it again. Its new service, OpsWorks, is an application management service with the ability to manage applications of any scale or complexity in the AWS cloud. This integrated system manages resource provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, software updates, and monitoring and access control. The service is another offering from the leader in…Read More
Dell World this week was huge. In addition to turning up the cloud strategy to full volume, Dell had Bill Clinton as a guest speaker. Very worthwhile conference, especially the Dell World Social Think Tank: IT Innovation, where I joined about 10 senior cloud thought leaders and another dozen execs from Dell for an invitation-only…Read More
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
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.
The Small Business Journey to the Cloud is Actually a Round Trip By Greg Boyle, Trend Micro Global Product Marketing Manager Many small businesses are still uncertain about cloud computing. They wonder if it can help with their profitability without being extremely risky. Let’s start by defining cloud computing in small business terms. There…Read More
Not long ago, we set out on a mission to perform a full scalability test on one of our products (Trend Micro Deep Security). After some quick, back-of-the-napkin calculations we discovered that we needed somewhere in the order of 35 Dell 710’s with virtualization to complete our test. Finding that many available servers is a…Read More
Applying the latest cloud provisioning and marketing analytics technologies, they’ve created an entirely new type of cloud service, Exploits as a Service, or EaaS.Read More
In our hectic cloud-based world, devops (the mixing of infrastructure operations with software development) has become the standard way we build and run high-scale sites from IaaS to SaaS. There are lessons to be learned from how we got here, especially because devops isn’t very security friendly.