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US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a speech in New York City that America is facing a cyber Pearl Harbor that could result in the death of civilians and paralyze the country, scaring everybody out of their wits. He’s thinking about hacks on critical infrastructure, energy g...
APIs are no longer a technical nice-to-have. Now APIs are a necessary business tool for startups to scale, much as Twitter and Facebook used theirs to reach more users. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Adam DuVander is Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb, will show...
For many IT professionals, cloud computing is confusing. And this article points out some of the ambiguities embedded in the NIST definition of cloud computing. Amid the many benefits of having the NIST SP 800-145 as a tool to facilitate the understanding, the classification and some...
What's "Cloud 2.0"? Who's behind "SHadoop"? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Are you turning your data into dollars? Which cloud model is right for your company? Register to attend 11th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley and get your questions answered November 5...
The journey to the cloud has created demanding new challenges for IT departments who are tasked to support global users accessing applications from a multitude of devices. As the pace of application development and deployment increases, organizations need ways to provide global scale a...
"#CloudExpo looks super interesting (almost sexy)," tweeted Xochi Adamé ‏(@xochiadame) recently, referring to the Cloud Expo due to be held Nov 5-8 in Silicon Valley. "Who's going?" Adamé continued. She is just one of dozens of IT professionals who are using Twitter right now to connec...
With business application traffic over the Web expected to double in less than five years, the need for a solution that can meet and exceed this demand grows increasingly urgent. In his General Session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Gary Ballabio, a Product Line Director for A...
Technology companies need to target the enterprise to get big benefits for themselves as well as this customer segment. While there are a number of obstacles, proper messaging will help overcome these hurdles.
There has been a push for Shared services adoption across organizations for a while since such services reduce duplication and can result in cost savings. However there have been challenges to proposing and implementing shared services. Cloud is enhancing the pace to shared services mi...
There is great excitement about the cloud; however, it is important to conduct a full assessment as part of the Cloud Transition. It is very important to decide which applications will be moving to the cloud based on factors such as alignment with business requirements, cost savings, l...
NJVC, an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, introduces Cloudcuity, a new framework for the company’s cloud service offerings to help customers transition their technology applications to a cloud environment while cutting spending, improvi...
With the government promising delivery of the long-awaited Digital Economy strategy by the year end, this prompts a review of what role the Cloud industry can play in this strategy. This then further encourages us to identify what particular segments of the Cloud Computing industry we ...
I worked extensively in the telecommunications area to lead large nationwide mobile application and portal rollouts that included mobile platforms, applications, services and integration mechanisms. With the proliferation of smart phone and tablets, mobile devices are accessing new an...
Change management is important for any Technology initiative and since many Cloud services focus on rapid deployments, this area is sometimes forgotten. The move to Cloud has not only technology implications but also business implications. Business processes and operations can be encap...
Scale-out networking using fast, fat and flat network topologies deliver the best ROI when building private or public cloud computing networks. A key ingredient of such high performance and highly efficient network designs is the Ethernet switch system that connects server, virtual mac...
“Because it simply works” is the most frequent answer to the question “Why would you recommend OpenNebula to a colleague?” that OpenNebula makes to its users in a short survey that tells them how they are doing. Other frequent answers are “Because it is easy to install, maintain and up...
Which have been the five most-read articles in Cloud Computing Journal so far in 2012? Here is the definitive list! (Read counts are as of September 3, 2012.)
Some consider cloud computing to be a cure-all for virtually any type of IT infrastructure. And while the cloud certainly delivers on many of its promises, it will never truly provide all that it's capable of unless it's optimized for integration with other applications and evolution f...
There is an increasing demand for rendering rich content quickly on mobile devices due to the massive growth of such devices. In the past there have been silo applications that supported mobile devices, but a lot of that is being transitioned to the Cloud. The big advantage is that Clo...
NIST defines cloud computing as a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management...
Some Cloud leaders have declared victory by leveraging the Cloud for infrastructure or software services and using the utility based, on demand capabilities. However, leaders can explore and realize higher levels of reuse and sharing by identifying specific processes that can be transi...
Ever since cloud computing burst onto the technology scene a few short years ago, Security has always been a top concern.  It was cited as the biggest hurdle in many surveys over the years and in 2010, I covered a lot of those in my CloudFucius blog series.   A recent In...
NJVC announces the release of NJVC SaaS Accelerate, a specialized infrastructure hosting and managed services offering designed to support the business needs of software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers.
Cloud facilitates a new generation of technology and related impacts that have never been seen before. With utility computing and on demand capabilities, many organizations want to jump on the bandwagon as soon as possible. As the Chief Executive, there are some tough decisions to be m...
VMware CEO Steve Herrod has championed this vision of the software-defined datacenter and how the next generation of foundational IT innovation is largely being implemented above the hardware.
All around the world, governments at national, state, and local levels are facing huge pressures to do more with less.  As cloud computing gains traction and momentum, many public sector organizations are exploring its usage to achieve large-scale efficiency savings while simultaneousl...
You don’t often hear the words ‘Government’ and ‘Innovation’ together, however while the USA`s Cloud First initiative certainly kick-started more Cloud adoption, really the important part of this development has been the emergence of the public sector as a...
Cyber attacks on government systems are increasing at an exponential rate. Over a three-year period, government agencies reported a 400-percent increase in attempted incursions into federal systems. While there is no current data on the number of attempts to compromise intelligence and...
“There are different areas in the cloud, different models in the cloud. I think a lot of that depends on the data. If the data is really sensitive then we want to have a private cloud. If the data is something that can be out there, then we have a public cloud,” observed Ajay Budhraja,...
Cybercrime has taken a dangerous turn heralding the emergence of a new generation of attacks focused on corporate and government espionage. These attacks are targeted and persistent leading to leakage of vital state secrets and critical corporate data. These threats have been labeled a...
Maybe I’ll start doing an ‘Infographic Friday’ to go along with Lori’s F5 Friday.  This one comes to us from  Rasmussen College’s School of Technology and Design Cyber Security Program and shows the online risks and offers some good tips on how to better protect your co...
The million dollar question has been "Can an organization move all its applications to a public cloud?". Instead of moving all applications to the public cloud, many organizations are choosing a hybrid approach where on-premise resources can be leveraged and can interact with external ...
10th International Cloud Expo, held on June 11–14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ...
This year's Cloud Expo New York appeared to be double the size of last year. Not only were there more solution providers on the expo floor, there appeared to me quite a few additional sessions to attend. I felt even the session quality was better than last year, with more knowledge spr...
In view of the the quick-moving push to modernize many national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) capabilities to be cloud based capabilities, the White House tasked the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) to produce a report aimed at a...
"It was my first time at a Cloud Expo show, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But man, what a blast it turned out to be. Great exhibits, great audience, great floor traffic, great conversations with IT leaders and folks in the channel." With those words, Tom Gaydos - Director, Marketing...
Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: IBM and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working together on the Vulcan supercomputer to analyze data for developing new technologies in applied energy, green energy, manufacturing, data manageme...
Coalfire Systems, Inc. announced that it has achieved accreditation as a FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization. The FedRAMP program supports the U.S. government’s objective to enable U.S. federal agencies to use managed service providers that enable cloud computing capabilitie...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who’s holed up in Ecuador’s tiny apartment-sized London embassy with little more than a weak hand and no chips, wants the United States to promise that it won’t ever attempt to prosecute him for publishing a huge trove of classified State Department...
While the benefits and value of the federal cloud computing policy can be debated, the world’s transition to cloud computing as an integral component of any IT infrastructure cannot be denied. The prudent government executive should, therefore, heed the lessons learned from the many pr...