Mar2018

The CLOUD Act and What It Means for You, or More Importantly, Me!

The CLOUD Act, or to give it full nomenclature, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, has been passed into law by POTUS 45. This little act has been touted as an update to the ECPA, or Electronic Communications …
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Mar2018

Is Traditional IaaS Cloud a Dead Man Walking?

Traditional IaaS cloud—whether AWS’s EC2, Azure’s offering, or even a private IaaS cloud running vCloud Director, vRA, or OpenStack, to name a few—is in trouble. Now, that sounds like quite a contentious statement to make, but I feel the writing …
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Mar2018

GDPR Is Almost Upon Us: The Apocalypse Is Nigh

On March 12, we posted GDPR Is Coming: Less Than 80 Days to Get Your House in Order. In it, we outlined the penalties for a transgression that are available to the controlling authorities. One of our analysts asked a …
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Mar2018

Perth Is Lovely to Visit, but It’s Not Cloudy: SD-WAN to the Rescue

On February 19, my colleague Edward Haletky wrote a piece on scale. In it, he highlights that scale is not just about 20,000 desktops and 3,000 virtual hosts. Rather, there are many other metrics that could and should be considered with …
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Mar2018

GDPR Is Coming: Less Than 80 Days to Get Your House in Order

May 25 is just around the corner. This is the day when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation [EU] 2016/679) becomes enforceable. That is correct: this regulation replaced the 1995 Data Protection Directive on April 27, 2016, but the transition …
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