Blog Posts Tagged with "Cloud Computing"
September 08, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los
Whether deploying IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS, provisioning is the key to having a safe, secure, and stable environment. With the fragility and complexity of today's cloud deployments, you can't afford a single error which could unwind everything. I seem to recall this happening to a Cloud vendor recently...
September 06, 2011 Added by:Tony Campbell
A number of chapters had a very long and complete reference section, while a few chapters had no reference section at all, yet it was obvious that they required a reference section. And poor screenshots and lack of references seems like laziness on behalf of the author and publisher...
September 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"...governments around the world are wasting billions of dollars on unnecessary information technology. This problem has worsened in recent years because of what I call the 'I.T. cartel.' This powerful group of private contractors encourages reliance on inefficient software and hardware..."
August 31, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson
FedPlatform.org has been formed as a collaborative initiative to help federal organizations safely learn about and evaluate PaaS technologies. The initiative supports the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy and the Federal CIO’s 25-Point Federal IT Reform Plan...
August 26, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia
Data Center Transformation: CIOs are feeling the stress of virtualization. The goal is to have more than 100 VMs on each server by 2012. That’s putting stress on the netwok and storage infrastructures which look outdated. The CIO needs to consider the impact of this stress...
August 23, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes
I’ll not delve into the issues around failover – clearly the lightning strike was a catastrophic event that overcame the protection that both providers have against upstream events. But imagine an uber-catastrophic event that knocked out the entire Dublin Amazon data center...
August 16, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes
The Catch 22 situation – IT cannot free up sufficient dollars to move legacy applications to the Cloud. And because they therefore have to focus a significant proportion of their budget on keeping the lights on, the opportunities for investment in these activities are eroded...
August 13, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los
As applications start to cross network boundaries between the traditional corporate network and cloud-based providers and service vendors, there is an imminent collision between the application development practices of yore, and the differing requirements around architecting for the cloud...
August 08, 2011 Added by:Jason Remillard
The lines between ‘Internet’ and ‘Enterprise’ are blurry, but I am still amazed at the rapid speed of which this is occurring and the velocity of not just change, but the impact of this change on solutions and integrations for standard equations of IT such as Security...
August 06, 2011 Added by:Anton Chuvakin
When a SIEM vendor tries to sell you services, it is NOT vendor greed – but simply common sense. And if you say “no”, it is not “saving money” – but being stupid. SIEM success out-of-the-box, while real in some cases, is a pale shadow of what a well-thought through deployment looks like...
August 03, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes
It’s a direct allusion to Government's and corporate’s concerns around location of data – taking advantage of a short term point of difference makes sense for a small provider like that has only a limited window of opportunity to grow before larger and better funded competitors come to market...
August 02, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia
Without central control of purchases, there is no homogeneous IT solution provider across the organization. This leads to inconsistent service, lack of collective purchasing discounts available at higher user volumes, and lack of standard IT policies, making for an IT management nightmare...
July 27, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes
There really is no excuse for not having a good DR strategy in place – having come through a serious earthquake myself, and having to relocate businesses several times – I’ve seen the pain caused by a reliance on physical hardware that isn’t replicated elsewhere...
July 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines
In what could best be described as a proclamation reminiscent of Eisenhower's admonition of the powerful "military industrial complex", outgoing Federal CIO Vivek Kundra issued statements warning of security risks compounded by "an IT cartel" of vendors perpetuating big contract boondoggles...
July 15, 2011 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski
The cloud is very ripe for web services. But before you choose one, be careful to do a serious consideration on your pros and cons. If you can match your application/site to a cloud service, you can bring it to a new level of efficient operation...
July 13, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes
I know the concerns around international mail orders, but I live in New Zealand, not Nigeria. Skinomi is shutting off commerce with 95% of the global population, and doing so in a way that provides no differentiation between an economy with low levels of credit card fraud and one rife with dodginess...
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