Cloud Computing Promise #2 – Fact or Fiction?

Last week we looked at our first promise – Is Cloud Computing Revolutionary.  Now let’s move on to number 2 – All Software Applications Delivered Over the Internet are Cloud Computing – Fact or Fiction? Software applications have been delivered over the Internet for many years. Vendor using this mode of delivery have, until recently, […]
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Cloud Service Models: What is IaaS?

Cloud computing has become a widely adopted model for IT infrastructure environments. It is defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as follows: “Cloud computing is 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 […]
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How Has The Past Year Of NSA Surveillance Revelations Changed The Cloud Market?

The whole point of Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course is to discuss the questions you must ask a potential cloud provider to see if you could move some of your operation into the public cloud. Moving to the cloud means losing some control and visibility. You lose physical control with IaaS, much more control […]
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Why Won’t Cloud Providers Give Us Something For Nothing?

That’s a silly question, isn’t it? Cloud providers are businesses, so they will only give away a limited amount of goods or services in the hope that it will entice us to purchase more. We don’t expect physical-world businesses to provide endless free stuff forever. But many people conclude that The Cloud is completely different […]
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Who Will Maintain Your “Shadow IT”?

Last week and the week before I told about how a vulnerable cloud server was deployed and exploited, only noticed when the cloud provider’s IDS spotted the problem. In Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course we discuss the prevalence of “Shadow IT”, or the unauthorized and unrecorded purchase of cloud services. Now a recent survey […]
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