As far as risks are concerned, cloud computing services are no more challenging than the average applications in the private data center of an organization. In both cases, the level of protection is equal to the security measures taken based on the risk analysis.
by: Cherry Fung, Fortinet 07-Nov-2011
CIOs hold overall responsibility for meeting the performance requirements of their user groups. They also plan current and future capacity, agility and security of their IT. Given these important responsibilities, CIOs must ask these critical questions of their prospective cloud solution providers.
by: Ajoy Philip, NetApp 01-Nov-2011
Being ready for disasters means having sufficient server, SAN and networking capacity to activate a failover step. This requires a conscious capacity planning effort to deliver a productive, robust plan, which can be activated in private clouds in another company-owned data center.
by: Kenny Sng, Intel 25-Oct-2011
Cloud computing is widely recognized in academia and the industry as a disruptive technology. The continued evolution and adoption of Cloud computing have changed the way IT services are operated and delivered.
by: Paul Kessler, Asia Cloud Computing Association 17-Oct-2011
Independent research firms are bullish of cloud computing's future. With that in mind, for cloud services to really penetrate the enterprise market, robust and secure hosting environments need to be combined with resilient, high performing and secure next-generation networks.
by: Charles Kennaway, Cable&Wireless Worldwide 04-Oct-2011
With cloud computing becoming popular and on the right path to maturity, CIOs and IT managers must determine how cloud could help improve the availability of their IT environment and that continuity of their businesses are not interrupted.
by: Daniel Kwong, CITIC Telecom International CPC 04-Oct-2011
The potential of cloud computing helping small to medium enterprises stay competitive in the market is huge, but cost and other deployment factors are among the challenges they face. The Asia Cloud Computing Association is working with industry and government to find a solution.
by: John Galligan, Asia Cloud Computing Association 27-Sep-2011
Companies skeptics about public cloud are opting to deploy private and/or hybrid cloud solutions which provides them the benefits of a public cloud while keeping their infrastructure under their leading to dramatic cost and time savings.
by: Garima Thockchom, CIO US 18-Sep-2011
PaaS has been primed to poise a significant challenge to users due to its undoubted power and productivity of these platforms. What should IT leaders think about as they begin to evaluate their PaaS options?
by: Bernard Golden, CEO, HyperStratus 12-Sep-2011
Today, cloud computing only account for less than 2% of IT spending according to IDC and predicts to reach 20% by 2015. In the near future, cloud and Big Data will play key roles in dealing with the complexity of the Digital Universe.
by: Gabriel Leung, General Manager, EMC Hong Kong 06-Sep-2011