Building the cloud enterprise: Surviving an industry shift

This was posted originally on Gigaom. SUMMARY:The enterprise software industry of today could learn a lot from the consumer desktop software industry of the 1990s. Back then, the advent of the web sent out a wave of disruption, knocking some desktop developers completely out of business and driving the rest of us […] The enterprise ...

Security fades as a hurdle to cloud adoption

This was posted originally on GigaOm. SUMMARY:Companies are less worried about security in cloud than they used to be but it remains an issue for nearly half the respondents of a new survey. Management complexity and fear of vendor lock-in are other big factors. Companies still cite security as a top concern when they consider ...

Software is important to networking, and Juniper is on it

SUMMARY:As more data centers become virtualized, networks aren’t keeping up with compute and storage, preventing easy scalability. Juniper wants to help solve the problem with software, while keeping its hardware relevant. As software-defined networking (SDN) startups such as Big Switch and Embrane make headway and headlines, Juniper and other big network gear vendors have been ...

How To Tackle Security Vulnerabilities In Hypervisor Based Cloud Servers

Virtualization brings numerous security issues apart from the enormous benefits and productivity. Most of the organizations are reluctant to migrate to the cloud just because of the massive security vulnerabilities of cloud computing. Hypervisor, which is used in any virtualization environment to elevate the virtual machine collaboration, can be easily breached if not secured optimally. ...

5 Effective Findings Cloud-Based Enterprise Collaboration Carries Out Business Value

This was posted originally on Cloudtweaks. 5 Effective Findings Cloud-Based Enterprise Collaboration Carries Out Business Value Cloud based enterprise collaboration is the future for carrying out business values. It may not be the future after all, since it is already happening now with the growing collaborative revolution centered on driving internet traffic to business websites ...

vSphere with Operations Management – Raising the Bar for Integrated Cloud Management

This was posted originally on VMWare. With the announcement of vSphere with Operation Management this week, it is truly exciting to not only see the advancements of management being tied so closely to the vSphere platform, but also bring our customers closer to the vision of the Software Defined Data Center.  As we see both the vSphere ...

Five Ways To Boost Your Cloud’s Security

This was posted originally on CloudTweaks. Five Ways to Boost Your Cloud’s Security There is no disputing the fact that Cloud computing is on the rise. Regardless of myths and rumors, Cloud computing is steadily becoming a more viable for various applications and uses. As such, the Cloud works by using the Internet for the storage ...

Cloud security market landscape, 2013–2017

This report is available at GigaOm Pro by Keren Elazari on Jun 10, 2013 Cyberthreats are now a critical issue affecting the national security of nation countries worldwide. This is thanks to a few factors: the rise of cloud computing and big data and the sometimes unclear virtual boundaries caused by increasingly mobile enterprises, among others. In ...

VMware to take on Splunk in managing log data big and small

photo: Jordan Novet SUMMARY:VMware sees an opportunity to help customers get a hold on unstructured data to understand what’s going on with their infrastructure. Its new Log Insight software will let companies do that. Riding on a successful public offering, Splunk is doing well for itself as it manages logs and other machine data for companies, ...

New from Netflix: Open-sourced gatekeeper to improve the delivery of web services

SUMMARY:Netflix calls Zuul a robust edge services gatekeeper that can help other companies deploy web services faster and more flexibly. Netflix is open sourcing yet another tool to augment the Amazon Web Services infrastructure it relies on to deliver streaming media to myriad devices. The latest is called Zuul, a nod to the gatekeeper in Ghostbusters and, like ...