Some lists of top public cloud computing risks are sweeping and philosophical. Most include some combination of the following items: network security, identity management, compliance, data integration, vendor lock-in, vendor viability, manageability, availability, shared resources and legal ambiguity.
by: Laura Smith, Features Writer, SearchCIO.com 04-Mar-2011
Until the cloud computing world agrees on common standards and APIs, IT shops should choose cloud providers that appropriately satisfy their needs.
by: Bill Claybrook, Contributor, SearchCloudComputing.com 16-Feb-2011
After experiencing the immense gains of Software-as-a-Service at Sun Life Financial Asia, CloudGarage.Asia founder and CEO Mark Ross decided that could computing was the future.
by: Emily Chia 20-Jan-2011
As a cloud service provider enabler, NetApp's cloud implementations are done through partners and integrators. In 2010, the cloud business contributed to about 10% of the company's revenue in the APAC.
by: Carol Ko 04-Jan-2011
In the past year, IBM's extensive 'cloud' footprint wasn't marked by a busy agenda of data center expansion, but by big wins in cloud computing contracts and concrete steps taken to forge security standards through partnerships with other key stakeholders in the IT industry.
by: Carol Ko 30-Dec-2010
Amazon Web Services announces it has achieved Level 1 compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard -- the highest level of PCI compliance. This will allow enterprise uses to process 300,000+ transactions credit card information in the cloud yearly.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 08-Dec-2010
The security architect at hosting provider Terremark discusses why his company built compliance right into its enterprise cloud services from the start.
by: Carl Brooks, Senior Technology Writer, SearchCloudComputing.com 08-Dec-2010
Damian Crotty, president & managing partner at VIFX, notes that regulating the cloud remains unanswered today and that governments in Asia will find cloud computing and the Internet as difficult to control.
The Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Stack toolkit will help the key stakeholders of the cloud assess private and public clouds against industry established best practices, standards and critical compliance requirements.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 18-Nov-2010
Enterprises are beginning to rely on cloud providers for hosting mission-critical applications, which raises the stakes for selecting the right cloud service. How do organizations navigate this multifarious landscape? Here are a few key factors for evaluating services.
by: Geva Perry, Contributor, SearchCloudComputing.com 16-Nov-2010