CLOUD COMPUTING — 2nd Quarter 2017

Do the Math: Multi-Layered Attacks = Need for More Sophisticated IT Security

Cyber criminals are after your corporate data, and they're going to great lengths to get it. With the help of sophisticated botnets, the Internet of Things, and multi-layered attack strategies, the threat to sensitive customer data and intellectual property has grown stronger. Developing an effective security strategy starts with an understanding of how these attacks work and the motives behind them... Read More >>>

Feature Articles

Cloud Infrastructure

Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Is It Right for Your Organization?
Until recently, technology solutions consisted of separate servers, storage and networks configured and physically managed on premises, based on a custom design for every organization. Then came converged technology, which combined servers and storage according to a reference architecture to deliver a pre-built, pre-packaged solution. - 07/11/2017


News Briefs
Audit, consulting, tax and advisory services firm Deloitte has purchased cloud consulting firm Day1 Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The company says it's also adding 3,000 U.S.-based engineers to its ranks as part of its cloud effort expansion. Most of those new positions will be based in new cloud studios to be opened in Orlando, New York and Washington, D.C., over the next year. Synergy Research Group says the cloud business was worth $148 billion last year and is growing 25 percent annually. - 07/11/2017

Cloud Storage

Are You Dense? Why Data Center Storage Needs to Be
Storage capacity demands for all types of organizations continue to increase dramatically every year - many are now reporting a doubling of data in less than a year. No one in the industry is taking any bets on that number remaining constant. - 07/11/2017

Cloud Security

Cloud Access Security Brokers: Why Businesses Need Them, Software Giants Are Acquiring Them
Cybersecurity is a large and growing problem for today's businesses. The pressure is on to find solutions that help protect organizations' applications, data, and other assets. Because more applications are moving to the cloud, we've seen a rise of interest in a relatively new product category known as the cloud access service broker. - 07/11/2017

Cloud Recognition

TMC Announces Data Center Excellence Award Winners
The data center has become the heart of communications and computing. That's why TMC runs the InfoTech Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award program. - 07/11/2017

Cloud Infrastructure

Why Having the Right IT Infrastructure Should Be a Top Business Priority
Regardless of their industry or company size, IT departments are in the middle of a metamorphosis. IT leadership and their teams are no longer on the hook for simply keeping the lights on and the error messages at bay. Increasingly, they're tasked with identifying opportunities for technology to create efficiency and innovation. - 07/11/2017

Cloud Communications

Operating IT at the Speed of Innovation
The year 2017 is in full swing, and the question of whether or not businesses should move their on-prem IT workloads to the cloud has long been answered. (It's an unequivocal yes). - 07/11/2017

Cloud Analytics

Romonet Lowers Data Center Costs Via Analysis, Prediction
London-based Romonet is a private company that helps businesses lower their data center costs through information analysis and prediction. Cloud Computing magazine recently interviewed CEO Danny Reeves to learn more. - 07/11/2017


View from the Cloud

Reports of the Cloud's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
The cloud is dead. OK, maybe not dead. But definitely going out of style. That, in effect, has been the subject of a spate of recent articles, at least a couple of which cite Peter Levine of Andreessen Horowitz as a key source. - 07/11/2017

Publisher’s Outlook

Microsoft's Digital Geneva Convention Idea Shows How Vulnerable We Are
Microsoft recently penned a piece about the need for a Digital Geneva Convention that eliminates targeting of tech companies, assists the private sector in dealing with attacks, and calls for restraint of cyber-weapon development, all of which shows how pathetically weak our security has become. - 07/11/2017

Cloud Communications

The Fog of IoT
In fog networking or fog computing, the data, compute, storage, and applications are moved closer to the edge. The current cloud computing infrastructure is too centralized and slow to handle the volume, velocity, and variety of IoT data. - 07/11/2017

Cloud & Virtualization

Clouds Are Not Foolproof When Humans Are Involved
Recently, a major public cloud provider experienced a large outage that took many Internet properties offline for several hours. There are two key points technology professionals can take away from this event to learn from and prevent outages from impacting their business in the future. - 07/11/2017


Data Striim-ing for Real-time Actionable Business Intelligence
The volumes of data being created today are staggering - every device with a sensor, a radio, a signal, a connection of some sort is perpetually creating data, much of which can be used to deliver experiences, products, and services to users or customers. - 07/11/2017


View From the Cloud
By Paula Bernier

Publisher's Outlook
By Rich Tehrani

Silver Linings
By Erik Linask