Posts Tagged ‘ SaaS ’

Offering Cloud Services: Why is it so Limited?

May 8, 2012
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CloudComputing

There are many SaaS and Security SaaS cloud services out there, but they all lack one thing: full visibility. Why do these cloud offerings limit the ability to perform compliance auditing, forensics, and basic auditing against an organizations data retention, protection, and other necessary policies? Why not just grant the "right to audit", or better…

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What is Considered Too Big for Virtualization?

April 25, 2012
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CloudComputing

A customer recently asked me, can we virtualize our Tier 1 App that receives 7Billion requests per day? My initial response was, on how many servers? Their answer was 15. This is quite a shocking set of numbers to consider. Add into this numbers such as 150K sessions per second, the need for a firewall,…

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Citrix Acquires Podio – Forget Desktops, Users – Build Your Own Apps

April 13, 2012
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podio

Citrix acquire Podio - Podio’s focus is to provide a platform for small/medium sized organisations to get up and running with standard business function applications offered from Podio’s own App Store. Does this mark the a Citrix foray to better accomodate mobility and consumerisation while stepping outside the microsoft windows desktop delivery environment.

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Virtualization Security is NOT Cloud Security!

January 31, 2012
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I and others look at Virtualization Security constructs with an eye towards Cloud Security, but they are not necessarily the same. Granted for some clouds, virtualization security can lead to cloud security but this really depends on how the cloud's architecture. Even so, what we know from Virtualization Security WILL apply to Cloud Security and…

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2011 Year in Review Desktop Virtualization – Part I

December 6, 2011
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The countdown clock for the end of life of windows XP (the most successful operating system of all time) is running; enterprise IT is having to adjust to multiple disruptive trends that will stress it as never before, mobility, security, smart phones, tablets, BYOD, the cloud, even Apple has found a foothold in the enterprise.…

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Going to the Cloud Safely

October 5, 2011
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Whether or not to put data into the cloud has been a debate since clouds were first formed. At a recent conference I was asked: with all the security issues you brought up, why should I go to the cloud, I do not know the administrators, nor can I gain cloud visibility, so why go…

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Monitoring from the Cloud

January 28, 2011
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Monitoring from the Cloud

I have started the year 2011 out by looking at some of the different monitoring solutions available for us to have an insight into the health and welfare of the systems that we support. In your typical monitoring solution you would install the monitoring server in your environment and let the system discover all the…

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Digging out after a Snowstorm: Similar to our virtual environments?

January 13, 2011
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Digging out after a Snowstorm: Similar to our virtual environments?

Sooner or later that perfect landscape of white is marred by new mounds of snow and clear-cut paths through it to the various locations on the property. When you look at these paths and the snow is high enough, they look like tunnels. The large tunnels (driveway) meet smaller and smaller ones. The perfect landscape…

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Risky Social Behaviors akin to Multi-Tenancy Risks

June 17, 2010
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Can we use some of this Risky Social Behaviors post to aid us in finding an adequate definition for secure multi-tenancy? Perhaps more to the point it can define how we look at multi-tenancy today. On a recent VMware Communities podcast we were told two things that seem contradictory to current security thinking. The first…

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