If you still believe that your systems management consoles should be running on servers in your data center, you’re definitely from the pre-cloud era. Even if you believe your systems management and security consoles should be running on infrastructure as a service instances you control, you’re also out of date. The evidence is in, and…Read More
When people talk about cloud security it can mean either 1) security for the cloud—security that protects your cloud initiatives, like protection for virtual machines or data stored in the cloud; or 2) security from the cloud such as Security as a Service that uses the cloud to deliver some aspect of protection, like hosted…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
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
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.
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.