Tag: private cloud

Cyber criminals are being drawn to the healthcare industry like moths to a flame and providers are more vulnerable as the sharing of electronic health records proliferates. To help diminish both those trends, the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) recently compiled its “10 Steps to Maintaining Data Privacy in a Changing Mobile World.” With a goal of explaining “how healthcare organizations can best protect themselves from the rapidly growing threat of security breaches and medical identity theft,” the paper …

Results from the 2013 IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing report found that the percent of total IT environment to be moved to the private cloud grew from 28 to 36 percent, with a lower TCO (total cost of ownership) being the top internal selling point for those surveyed (23 percent). The report included surveyed readers of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld, and Network World. Other top arguments for using the private cloud include the ability to enable business continuity (20 percent); …

According to the 2013 Bit9 Server Security Survey Report, 55 percent of IT and security professionals’ top server security concerns include targeted attacks and data breaches on their servers. Another 26 percent report they have been hit by advanced malware, up from 2011 when only 17 percent reported the same. When it comes to which kind of servers pose the highest risk, 52 percent said web servers, with file servers and email servers trailing behind at 12 and 11 percent, …

Have you purchased a song or app from Apple lately? It was fairly quick and simple to do. Wasn’t it? That simplicity is exactly how Yan Ness, Online Tech Co-CEO, explains the ease of purchasing Online Tech’s new encrypted cloud. “This is an easy to buy cloud server environment,” says Ness.  “It’s kinda like buying a .99 song from Apple.  You buy it (encrypted cloud) and you get all the encryption and all the performance from an enterprise-wide EMC based …

The following is an excerpt from our Disaster Recovery white paper that explains different disaster recovery and offsite backup technical solutions, from traditional to virtualization (cloud-based disaster recovery), as well as considerations in seeking a disaster recovery as a service solution (DRaaS) provider. A case study of the switch from physical servers and traditional disaster recovery to a private cloud environment details the differences in cost, uptime, performance and more. This white paper is ideal for executives and IT decision-makers …

In the second part of our Investing in Data Center Efficiencies series, we will focus on two of the three levels of investments data centers can incorporate to become more energy efficient. Infrastructure Changes The second level of investment is changing a data center’s infrastructure. Data centers can monitor, maintain, and replace equipment and virtualize their infrastructure to a private cloud. This level requires more of a financial investment, but could pay for itself with energy cost savings. Hot/Cold Aisle …

The Cloud Computing Spectrum

Posted on June 22, 2011 by

I recently gave a talk on the key trends in cloud computing and to set the stage, I was asked to describe the spectrum of cloud computing options from private cloud computing to public cloud hosting. Here is a snapshot of one slide I used to describe this spectrum of cloud computing.  On one end of the spectrum you have private cloud computing – dedicated to a single company, designed around high availability (in most cases), secure and very capable …

As we round the bend half way through 2011 (the year of cloud computing), we’re seeing some interesting trends emerge in cloud computing.  Here are 6 key trends in cloud computing that I’ll be discussing at our Cloud Computing Seminar next week. More Confusion (Not Less) About What Cloud Computing Represents – We expected the definition of cloud computing to shake itself out by the end of this year.  If anything, all of the hype around the cloud is fraying …

Hosted Private Cloud Precautions

Posted on February 17, 2011 by

Deploying a Hosted Private Cloud is a popular way for companies to immediately see the benefits of Private Cloud computing while avoiding significant upfront costs of deploying the hardware and software resources in-house.

What is Managed Cloud Hosting?

Posted on February 11, 2011 by

There are a number of public cloud options available. Some like Amazon’s EC2 are basic cloud servers designed to provide the lowest cost computing services for non-critical applications like web or development servers. Others are designed to deliver the high availability and security that enterprises require in their private clouds. The later, we call “Managed Cloud Hosting”.

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