As virtualization becomes more affordable and easier to manage, even the smallest IT shops are finding value in the virtual world. Small businesses process and store data.
Here is a list of questions you should consider asking when developing your cloud strategy
“We’ve seen an ultrafast optical response rate, using ‘few-layer graphene’ has exciting applications for the development of high speed optoelectronic components based on graphene. This fast response is in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum, where many applications in telecommunications, security and also medicine are currently developing and affecting our society.”
Dr. Enrico Da Como, Lead researcher
Apple Inc. (NSQ:AAPL) said it plans to build a new solar farm with NV Energy Inc (NYS:NVE) for power supply to its new data center in Reno, Nevada, a major step towards its goal of having its data centers run on renewable energy.
LinkedIn’s domain name was temporarily redirected to a third-party server Thursday. This resulted in a service outage and potentially put user accounts at risk of compromise.
LinkedIn provides a a useful service for professional interaction, yes, but it could be done so much better.
Many data centers struggle with achieving the perfect balance between reducing costs and increasing performance.
Tags: Information Banking
Do you believe in the notion of “the data center of everything?” More platforms, services and users are deploying their workloads to a data center infrastructure. Dependence around the data center and the resources that they provide is increasing.
The number of data centers in operation worldwide will increase from over 191,000 to 202,000 between 2011 and 2014. Total data center square footage increasing from 569 million to 737 million.
IT managers across the world are struggling to make their networks meet performance benchmarks, despite ongoing investments.
"The recent proliferation of cloud services, and the rush among telcos to provide them, leaves the DCIM market potentially on the verge of tremendous growth."
~Martin Courtney, research analyst with Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin
Analysts James Staten, John Rymer, Vivian Brown and Phil Murphy interviewed 28 developer organizations published in "Forrester Wave: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, Q2 2013." IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) options for developers were considered.
* A variety of providers were considered. PaaS platforms included Salesforce.com's Force.com, Microsoft's Azure and Google's App Engine, and runners-up IBM, Rackspace and Verizon Terremark.
Planning around cloud involves manpower planning, recruitment, employee management, provision of materials, job leveling, compensation administration, training, timekeeping, etc.
As you are creating a list of questions for information security, what questions should you ask? Here is a list from Net Security from Creating a cloud security policy.
Perhaps a differentiation is the level of the organisation such as small business vs corporate. These considerations mainly apply to corporate organisations.
Microsoft has received tax incentives to help it with a $677 million expansion of west Des Moines, Iowa data center.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new encryption technique.
Tags: cloud security
According to the results of Kaspersky Lab’s "The evolution of phishing attacks 2011-2013" survey: