Archive for the ‘Cloud Hosting’ Category

Kami Haynes
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Jan 16, 2017
Hybrid cloud adoption is up from 58% to 71% year-over-year, according to the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report. There’s ample evidence that hybrid cloud will be the platform of choice for enterprises in the near future because of the wide array of benefits offered, including: Scalability Reduce cost by utilizing public cloud usage for processes that require less security Flexibility of business operation Security mitigation by storing sensitive data away from the public cloud Resource optimization Agility In short, a hybrid cloud comprises… Read More
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Jan 12, 2017
There are many discussions in recent events regarding the threat of vulnerable IoT devices. Part of the scare here is the ability of nefarious actors to unleash these devices in controlled botnets in strategic Denial of Service attacks. This is a very tangible threat that has manifested in a number of recent attacks including a massive DNS outage leveraged against DYN several weeks ago. The truth of the matter is that the threat from IoT and industrial devices is not really new, it just seems… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jan 9, 2017
Each new year heralds a round of prognostications, with various industry analysts and writers scratching their heads about what happened last year and what may happen this year. We’ve rounded up a list of predictions for you to consider – time will tell who had the best view into the crystal ball when it comes to cloud technology. Topping the list with his one big prediction for 2017 is Joe McKendrick, Forbes contributor: “…the Internet of Things (IoT) is the major force that will drive… Read More
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Jan 4, 2017
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been around for years, but lately the threat potential has risen for a variety of reasons. One of the primary factors is the propagation of minimally secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices. DDoS attacks were initially simple to execute and protect against, but the attacks have become more complex and more challenging than ever. The most sophisticated attacks employ botnets which are vast swarms of zombified systems directed at a specific target. Currently, DDoS attacks can be purchased… Read More
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Sep 12, 2016
Not long ago VMware revolutionized computing forever. Its virtualization software allowed companies to stack greater workloads than ever before onto enterprise servers. Moreover, it had widespread appeal thanks to an agnostic approach to working across numerous operating systems and hardware platforms. Fast forward to today’s world of enterprise computing. VMware has transferred ownership a few times, but its unique worth remains solidly intact - with powerful ways of extracting value and flexibility out of a given set of compute resources. Network virtualization, highly configurable system… Read More
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Aug 23, 2016
For those that have as little as a casual awareness of the private cloud, its benefits stand out immediately. Flexible, powerful, easy-to-use, global, and cheap, cloud services have had a transformative and measurable impact on businesses for a number of years. We can thank marketing efforts as well as visible elements of consumer technology all around us for that general awareness. The limits of public cloud There is more to the story, however, because there are times when a business needs more than what the… Read More