Saturday, June 4, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, June 03, 2011

With more organizations hesitant to entrust their sensitive data to the cloud and a handful of high-profile breaches, providers are augmenting their protections capabilities. A spate of recent high-profile outages and intrusions into cloud networks demonstrates the real risk of using these services for critical operations. “If you put your critical data in public clouds and anything happens in the cloud - whether an attack from outside or system failure or any type of disaster - you no longer have control of that data,” says Joe Wulffenstein, department chair at US-based Northwood University.

Read More to know how security can be obtained in a cloud model.

Revenues from Cloud Services in India to Exceed $3 Billion By 2015

IDC, a technology research firm, has projected that cloud services in India will generate revenues in excess of $3 billion by 2015, out of which $534 million in revenues is expected within this year. The revenues will grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 56 per cent. In the same period the global revenues from cloud services will increase from $29 billion to over $70 billion by 2015 according to Hindustan Times, a leading India newspaper.

Cloud interoperability: Problems and best practices

As the hype over cloud computing evolves into a more substantive discussion, one thing has become clear - customers do not want to be locked into a single cloud provider. They would like the freedom to move among the clouds - ideally from public to private and back again. This would give customers the freedom to switch providers as their computing needs grow or shrink, and the ability to move applications and workloads around as their business requirements change. Read the entire article to find out the best practices the experts are suggesting today.

Cloud Computing: The Adoption of Cloud-Based Solutions

“Enterprises will adopt cloud-based solutions at a steady pace and not in a non-linear manner," noted Atul Saini, CEO & CTO of Fiorano Software, in an exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "Most large enterprises have already been using ‘cloud-based' solutions since all of their applications are typically hosted in their own data centers, which can be thought of as private clouds."

Cloud Security Apps Promise Up-to-Date Protection

In theory, cloud-based security apps have two distinct advantages over desktop security suites. The primary advantage is that cloud-based software eliminates the need to run frequent threat-signature updates. Daily patch updates get annoying fast, and many users wind up tuning out the nag notes popping up from their system tray until the security software becomes too outdated to protect the PC. And since desktop suites typically don't update more than once a day, they can't offer the same kind of up-to-the-minute set of threat signatures that cloud-based security can.

The second advantage-again, in theory-is that cloud security software places most of the work of scanning files onto remote servers, rather than using your PC's resources. The expectation here is that running a lean, lightweight desktop app that outsources most of the processing to the cloud should benefit your overall system performance.

We hope these short sum-ups on cloud computing are helping you to take a more knowledgeable approach towards moving to the cloud. Stay tuned for more sum-ups on in the forthcoming weeks.

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Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

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