Every Cloud Needs a Silver Lining

Gilad Parann-Nissany

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As the infrastructure cloud market (IaaS and PaaS) continues to grow rapidly, we are seeing quite a few customers who are delivering an application – whether it is a mission-critical or SaaS application – and basing their solution on VMware. Some of these are deploying VMware in their private data center, while others are leveraging the cloud model and “renting” capacity from a public VMware-based cloud provider. In a way, both of these scenarios are public: in many of the cases the “private cloud” scenario serves users who belong to different organizations, so from the user point of view the scenario is “public”. As a result, these customers have many of the same security concerns (see here for a deeper discussion of that point). When considering deployment of a cloud encryption solution in these environments, we have seen several options. Physical solutions Phys... (more)

Private vs. Public Cloud Security: Which Should You Choose?

Once you have made the decision that cloud computing is the way for your business to move forward, you are faced with the dilemma of where to keep your data for convenience, efficiency and most of all, security. When comparing private versus public cloud, it is clear that both have their advantages and disadvantages, in terms of control, ownership, cost and convenience. Yet the bottom line is that you can be very successful – and secure – with both. Private Cloud Security With a private cloud, you control the physical servers and the access to them. This means that you can creat... (more)

Cloudy with a Chance of Pharma Security

Cloud computing changes the way companies consume IT resources. It shifts the burden of purchasing and maintaining IT infrastructure to specialized IT providers and allows the users to pay only for the resources they need, when they need them. In this new paradigm, cloud security is a top concern.  Companies want to reap the benefits of cloud computing, but are often hesitant because of concerns about security and compliance. In the 21CFR11 regulation, the FDA focused on requirements for ensuring electronic record integrity, accuracy, and availability for agency review throughout... (more)

Cloud Security Stats & Facts Affecting IT Directors By @GiladPN [#Cloud]

Cloud computing is your future operational platform, (virtual) data center, and application platform - all rolled into one concept from multiple vendors. The following are 25 recent statistics about the current and future state of the cloud that will help you understand the breadth of the cloud and the benefits it can bring to your organization and your career. Facts Seventy-five percent of IT decision makers, cloud vendors, and business users used the cloud in some way in 2013, compared to 67% the previous year, according to the Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Forty-four perce... (more)

Cloud Computing Sells Itself: the View from Netflix

The CloudScaling blog scores something of a coup with its interview of Netflix’ Cloud Architect, Adrian Cockcroft. As everyone should know, NetFlix moved its core business application to Amazon Web Services, including “encoding movies for streaming, log analysis, production web site and API, most everything that scales with customers and streaming usage”. This Porticor blog has always avoided the debate about public vs. private clouds. Our attitude is simple: we don’t sell cloud, Cloud Computing sells itself. Netflix’ story is a case in point. The numbers quoted mean that a lot o... (more)