Friday, April 1, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, April 01, 2011

 U634VC3CTWSNThe beginning of the FY 2011-2012 has shown various colors of the Cloud. Following the previous week’s big discussion around standardization, today WOLF brings to you the regulations in the cloud and how cloud can be encrypted for users to trust it.

The Cloud is not one thing. Though there are numerous clouds and users, looking at it from 30,000 feet shows – massively complex systems driven by a positive feedback process. Cloud is the next new Internet thing — is too important to be regulated and too important to be left alone. Being economically efficient and convenient cloud is a major source of economic growth. Gartner’s predictions about cloud are coming true but there are certain small areas users are still concerned about. Though there are multiple organizations making an attempt to regulate the concerns, it is still very risky and in an over-connected environment we tend to reach our destination faster even before we leave. More

Here are some of the top picks of the week:

The Many Colors of Cloud Encryption

The most effective approach protects information as close as possible to the source while minimizing any re-architecting or recoding that might delay cloud application deployment. Data can be encrypted in a few different ways in private clouds and IaaS including the following:

  • Volume-based technologies – Data is scrambled at the mounted storage volume layer. 
  • Application-focused technologies – Mostly used by PaaS environments where the encryption is built into the application 
  • File-based technologies – Encrypting data at the point of access, enforcing encryption and enabling access control and key management policies at the server, process and usage layers. 
The IT force that can't be stopped

Cloud Computing has become an IT force that cannot be stopped, even if there is a major change in the government. The cloud is here to stay and will be supported by the government, more or less.


School-as-a-Service is an emerging vision for education. Today you can open your browser and you will have multiple learning options, multiple providers, and multiple devices and customized engaging learning anywhere anytime.

Cloud Computing: Advice for App Control Freaks

Control freak who were used to having control over the applications they used now suffer a challenge with cloud based services they use. Even though Private Clouds provide some sort of control, Public cloud is leveraging best-of-breed reliability, scalability, and operations infrastructure that you could not afford to replicate. Thus there has to be a tradeoff for that full self-sufficiency and control and the cost of running your own cloud.

There has been major development in the Cloud and it is ever evolving. Stay tuned for more sum-ups on Cloud Computing in the forthcoming weeks.

Appreciate if you can add more to this list and help our readers to keep in touch with the Cloud...

Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

NOTE: The views expressed above are purely personal and for informational purposes only. WOLF FRAMEWORKS INDIA PVT. LTD. MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. U634VC3CTWSN

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