Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Google’s new open-source PerfKit framework watches cloud app performance

  Microsoft Azure is first major cloud provider to adopt ISO 27018 privacy standard | Can the enterprise allow employees to use the public cloud?

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Google's new open-source PerfKit framework watches cloud application performance
Google's latest foray into the open-source realm is a framework it's calling PerfKit, which is designed to measure application performance in the cloud. Read More


3 Ways to Restore Salesforce Data
Data loss in Salesforce can be disastrous for your organization. Understand the three options for restoring lost data so you're ready when the worst happens. In this paper learn: -3 methods for restoring lost Salesforce data -Challenges and benefits of each method -Best practices for backup and restore Learn More

Microsoft Azure is first major cloud provider to adopt ISO 27018 privacy standard
Microsoft's top attorney Brad Smith announced 'a major milestone' for Microsoft Azure as it is 'the first major cloud provider to adopt the world's first international standard for cloud privacy.' Read More

Can the enterprise allow employees to use the public cloud?
The theme today isn't about enterprise clouds that are my normal topic, but instead, clouds where end users fly. Face it – your users are in their own clouds. Read More

FAA proposes opening skies to commercial drones
The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation proposed new regulations that remove many of the barriers to commercial use of drones for applications like photography and surveying, but they don't permit the kind of automated drone use that companies like Amazon.com are eyeing for package delivery. Read More

Cloud: Delivering Performance in Shared Environments
This whitepaper explores how service providers use VMTurbo to provide consistent performance across all workloads, as well as the three roles a responsible managed service provider (MSP) takes in order to accomplish that directive. Learn More

Google hands out free Drive space for running quick security checklist
Google today said it would give users of its Google Drive cloud storage service an additional 2GB if they ran a three-step security checkup. Read More

US lawmakers introduce two bills to protect email privacy
A long-standing effort to extend privacy protections to email and other data in the cloud got new life Thursday when U.S. lawmakers introduced not one, but two bills to reform the country's electronic privacy laws. Read More

Talented startup aims to deliver software defined cloud
One of the ways you can tell that software defined networking (SDN) has the power to change the vendor landscape is by the number of startups that have emerged. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Cloud Cruiser
Total Cost of Ownership for the Move to Cloud
This paper provides a step-by-step process for determining your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for your Hybrid IT environment. We provide a TCO Calculator, a critical tool for evaluating and comparing various sourcing alternatives and forecasting your IT costs in the cloud. Learn More

Vint Cerf worries about a 'digital dark age,' and your data could be at risk
In this era of the all-pervasive cloud, it's easy to assume that the data we store will somehow be preserved forever. The only thing to fret about from a posterity perspective, we might think, is the analog information from days gone by—all the stuff on papers, tapes and other pre-digital formats that haven't been explicitly converted. Read More

HP courts enterprise workloads with new Helion private clouds
How much cloud computing does your enterprise application need? Hewlett-Packard has some of the guesswork out of cloud procurement by adding seven new preconfigured options to its Helion set of cloud services. Read More

Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network
In the latest Internet of Things security blunder, personal weather station devices made by Netatmo were found sending users' Wi-Fi passwords back to the company over unencrypted connections. Read More

Do you know if "shadow IT" cloud services present a problem to your company?
  Does your organization have a shadow IT problem? Would you even know if you did? According to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), 72% of respondents to the 2014 Cloud Adoption Practices and Priorities survey know the scope of shadow IT in their computing environments. Read More



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