Executive Viewpoint 2015 Prediction: Porticor – 2015 will be the Year of
Several current trends in cloud computing leading into 2015 actually exhibit
a tension between themselves. One trend, a well-known fact that will continue
in the New Year to a greater extent, is that enterprises are rapidly moving
to the cloud because of its operational efficiencies. This now includes
enterprise projects that have sensitive data. Unlike the early days of “The
Cloud,” enterprises are now stepping up with some of their crown jewels.
Industries that will accelerate adoption in the New Year are Healthcare,
Insurance, Utilities, Finance, and to some extent Banking.
A seemingly opposing trend taking shape as we move into 2015 is the increased
worry around security scandals, which is a global phenomenon. The seemingly
endless series of headlines – the Snowden scan... (more)
Cloud security and cloud compliance are one of the hottest topics in cloud
computing. During the course of 2012 we’ve seen many companies,
specifically software vendors providing healthcare solutions, migrating or
implementing their software in the cloud. While cloud computing brings many
advantages to such ISVs’ (pay per use, scalability, and automation to name
a few), specific regulations, such as HIPAA in the healthcare space, forces
such players to pay attention to specific cloud issues around regulatory
Cloud Encryption – not as simple as it seems
The HIPAA regu... (more)
Recently, in our post on Database security in the cloud, we reviewed the
threats against database installations in the cloud and best practices for
protecting your data. A number of customers have asked us follow-on
Which database brands are open and tested with these techniques? What are the
most significant gotchas? What performance, scalability and fail-safe
characteristics can they expect when securing their database in the cloud?
We have found that all the major relational database brands (MySQL, Oracle,
Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2, among others) can work wel... (more)
The lack of ability to achieve compliance in a cloud environment is one of
the main factors slowing or stopping enterprises from migrating to the cloud.
But cloud advantages, specifically the significant flexibility, push more and
more organizations to open up to the cloud and demand cloud security
assurances from their cloud and service providers.
Cloud disaster recovery is 2013’s cloud poster child
One prime example for what seems to be a hot cloud trend in 2013 is cloud
disaster recovery. The overwhelming cost of implementing and maintaining a
live disaster recovery site, combi... (more)
Disruptive Innovations in Cloud Computing
The global village, mobile devices, online marketplaces, social networks, and
on-demand entertainment all have a part to play. People all over the world
are increasing the time they spend in the virtual world. They’re buying,
selling, sharing, studying, developing apps, hanging out in social networks,
and starting to use digital currencies that bypass traditional banking.
Alongside these community-driven ideas, we are also seeing enormous change in
business to business relationships. Cloud computing enables any size business
to obtain and... (more)