Posts Tagged ‘ Virtustream ’

Protecting ITaaS Consoles

June 24, 2014
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ITasaService

There has been quite a bit written about Code Spaces and how unauthorized access to its ITaaS console granted enough permissions to delete everything out of Amazon, including backups. There are lessons here not only for tenants, but also for those vendors who create ITaaS consoles, such as VMware (vCHS, vCD, vCAC, vCenter, Orchestrator, etc.),…

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A Tale of Two Clouds

December 5, 2013
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CloudComputing

Recently I have had the pleasure of discussing security with a number of cloud providers. Specifically, we talked about what security they implement and how they inform their tenants of security-related issues. In other words, do they provide transparency? I have come to an early conclusion that there are two types of clouds out there:…

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IT as a Service: Not Just for a Cloud

March 7, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

I was going to write about how building a cloud is similar to moving, but the more I think about it, the more I think people are confusing an automated virtual environment with a cloud: IT as a Service is not just about cloud. Having automation does not imply your virtual environment is a cloud…

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Virtualized Business Critical Applications – In Your Private Cloud

February 4, 2013
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CloudComputing

Taking your cloud from a dev/test/pilot/training use case to a platform for business critical enterprise applications introduces significant new requirements that first generation cloud management platforms were not designed to meet. Elasticity and self-service are nice features, but these features alone fall far short of what is needed to provision and run enterprise applications in…

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Are We Missing a Category of Cloud Computing?

November 19, 2012
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CloudComputing

Putting an entire N-tier application system into a private or hybrid cloud appears to create something that does not fit into the existing definitions for IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. We need to determine if a new category of cloud computing is warranted. And then if it is, we need to find some appropriate and non-offensive…

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Public Cloud Computing – Economics and Throats to Choke

September 25, 2012
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CloudComputing

When it comes to public cloud computing services that old adage of "fast, cheap, or good - pick any two" certainly hold true. Amazon can offer you cheap, and since they own their stack, a rapid cycle time DevOps approach to support. But you are not going to get enterprise grade service level guarantees for…

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Here Comes the Heterogeneous Distributed Enterprise Cloud

August 2, 2012
By
ITasaService

Taking your cloud from a dev/test/pilot/training use case to an enterprise cloud introduces significant new requirements that first generation cloud management platforms were not designed to meet. Elasticity and self-service are nice features, but these features alone fall far short of what is needed to provision and run enterprise applications in clouds. With the acquisition…

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