Tag: private cloud security

Forbes.com released an article on Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software Forecast Update, 2012 with tidbits of information about current and projected market growth by different verticals as it relates to IT spending. The takeaways include: Projected 81 percent increase in the global server market from 2011-2016 ($5.2-9.4B), fueled by public and private cloud computing, according to IDC’s Worldwide Enterprise Server Cloud Computing 2011–2015 Forecast. Projected 36 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), cloud management & security devices, and Platform-as-a-Service …

A recent cloud computing security study conducted by the Poneman Institute and sponsored by Dome9 reveals that 67 percent of IT professionals claim their organization is left vulnerable to hackers due to lax cloud port and firewall security. Fifty-two percent of respondents rated their organization’s overall cloud server security management as fair (27 percent) or poor (25 percent). In addition, 54 percent of respondents to the study said their IT staff had no knowledge about the potential risks of open …

When it comes to security and compliance, private cloud computing trumps the public cloud. According to a 2011 study by the Aberdeen Group, the private cloud saves a total of 12% combined annual cost savings over public clouds on a per-application basis. When it comes to computing costs, everything adds up fast – including personnel and training, process and technology, hardware, software, services and support. Companies that implemented private clouds also incurred 38 percent fewer costs related to security and compliance …

Jason Yaeger explains how data security changes for those hosted in the private or public cloud.

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