All right, we are a few days out of EMC World, and it is time to take a look back at what we learned over the course of the week. EMC has been taking an interesting strategy with its partners- as the dominant player in storage, EMC is clamping down on the industry by bringing together companies like VMware, Pivotal, and RSA; however, instead of expanding the company to include them, EMC allows them to continue operating reasonably independently in order to have the best products for their segment of the industry. It is a fascinating strategy, and those of us in the data center industry will get to reap the benefits.
The Show was full of amazing keynote speakers. For those of you who weren't there, you can find the speeches at EMC TV. If you want to see the main theme of each keynote speaker in adorable cartoon format, I recommend checking out the EMC world blueprints gallery.
Now, I thought I would take a minute and touch on the major announcements and themes for this years epic EMC World, boiled down into 5 main points.
1. Getting it Right with ViPR
ViPR signifies a major evolution in the entire virtualization industry- it can take and unify hardware from any array manufacturer under the ViPR banner, automatically deploying storage resources. This way your valuable software can be running on anything, anywhere. Some other companies have tried similar products, but EMC built ViPR from the ground up to be used by the coming storage industry generation. I’m excited to see where journey to Software Defined Storage (SDS) takes us.
2. Big Data, Fast Analytics
It was the central theme of the keynote speech with Pivotal’s Paul Maritz- What do we do with big data? The number of devices generating data in the world is growing exponentially, already beating out the amount of information coming from people. If every device generates terabytes of data, how do we decipher the meaning behind it all? Pivotal’s goal is to build programs that actually analyze the data as it is generated- fast data, they call it. It won’t be a surprise to see the need for this sort of data analysis explode over the next couple of years
3. Where Does Security Go Next?
The digital security world is changing. Perimeter protection is great, but as time passes, it is become less effective as malevolent forces find ways around perimiter roadblocks as fast as organizations put up new ones up. It’s similar to the vaccine problem- we always need to stay one step ahead of the game to keep ourselves safe from harm. Art Coviello with RSA wants to change the game by taking security in a new direction: real time analysis of behavior patterns to recognize the bad guys.
4. Software Defined Everything
Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) were the star of the show, for EMC and VMware, respectively. EMC’s primary update on software defined storage was the ViPR announcement, but the whole show was indicative of their new company strategy EMC will be putting their considerable company resources behind the SDS idea. VMware has been pushing the software defined data center for years now, and adding ViPR into their tried and true mix of automation, security, and converged infrastructure will put them on a strong path to their goal.
5. Obligatory Vblock Update
Can’t let EMC world pass us by without an update on our favorite Converged infrastructure product- the Vblock. If you have forgotten, the Vblock is a “data center in a box”, which ships with all of the storage/server blades/switches/etc. in one large cabinet. It’s built with the best enterprise class technology from EMC, Cisco, and VMware, which means that it is no surprise that VCE’s awesome infrastructure offering now owns 57 percent of the market. Look for that number to get bigger and bigger as more organizations realize the benefits of installing or running the cloud on Vblock technology.
So, we have talked a bit about the main announcements from EMC World, but I do want to take a minute to say- it was an incredible show. From the amazing A/V effects, to the informative presentations, to the personal DJs located in the exhibition halls, the show was bombastic on nearly every level. To all of those who were not able to make it- it is never too soon to start lobbying your boss for a ticket for EMC World 2014.
Day 2 of EMC World has come to an end, and today's focus was how EMC's federation of partners will be building a path forward to the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and Software Defined Storage (SDS). Parters ranged from Pivotal, EMC's newest independent spin off, to VMware, longtime ally and partner in the VCE corporation.
Big data, big data, big data. That is the name of the game for Pivotal. Paul Mauritz got up on stage and started talking about the internet of things- how, in a few years, people won't be the bulk of what generates information online. There will be tens of billions of devices, from airplanes to cellphones to glasses to houses, that generate terabytes of data about their needs and activities on a daily basis, and properly analyzing this is one of the biggest issues as we move into the future.
Pivotal plans to address the main needs in this space:
1. Store and reason over large amounts of data
2. Rapid app deployment
3. The ability to ingest a wide stream of information
4. Upgrading legacy apps to reflect these changes.
Pivotal has built what they describe as an operating system (that sits on the "hardware" of the cloud) that allows a high level of automation and analysis of the data flow. While describing this process, a great quote came up: " The enemy of reliability is the human". The goal here is to build an OS that automatically processes all of this data in a reliable and consistent way, and then present that information consumably. It was an impressive presentation, and I look forward to hearing more from them.
Isolon focused on what they like to call the "transformation squeeze"- Upkeep of traditional infrastructure while trying to make the move to new applications. As such, they announced the new version of Isilon OneFS, which will autimate storage efficiency, as well as integrate the Common Event Enabler to allow API access by third party tools. The goal here is to enhance ROI while keeping regulatory compliance in mind.
VMware is still making big steps forward in it's attempt to software define anything that moves. The main focus here was the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) which has been their goal for some time. VMware always seems like it knows where the industry needs to go next, and gently pushes the change resistant types in that direction. Right now, over 80% of servers are still in the physical realm, but that is going to change quickly- just look at how companies have been using the Vblock.
This year, they are featureing NSX, a combination of Vmware development and Nicera to build a new networking layer. They previously established that the network was one of the big problems in moving toward software defined data centers, so that is the primary issue they are tackling today.
The big theme of this conference is becoming clearer and clearer though. With ViPR coming forward as the main announcement of day 1, and looking at the direction all of these independent parters are moving, it is pretty clear to see that EMC has a gargantuan task on it's hands. Everything needs to be tied together in a way that allows it to function as a cohesive whole- the software defined data center will drive storage and cloud progress for years to come. It is the next step, and I look forward to seeing how they build on this idea on Day 3.
EMC world got it's start on Monday, 5/6, and if you werent able to make it to the conference, be sure to check in to the live stream.
It looks like they decided to come at the show this year with a nice sense of fun- the theme for this year is Superheroes, with several of the most powerful industry executives walking onstage and pulling open their shirts to reveal the EMC superhero outfit underneath. Jeremy Burton, Executive Vice President for Prodcut Operations and Marketing, even went a bit nascar with his presentation and pulled out a Tshirt gun (which proved less reliable than the amazing AV system, failing to fire the third shirt). All in all, the fun is palpable, and it is shaping up to be another great year.
After some more impressive AV theatrics, COO David Goulden got into the big topics of the show. In discussing the problems in storage backup, he mentioned that the goal can't be a on size fits all-solutions have to be tailored to be the "best in breed" solution. In order to advance the goal of software defined storage and software defined data centers David Goulden announced the new ViPR platform.
Essentially, ViPR is a front end GUI that allows you to manage existing infratstructure in a new way, and manage data itself even on current and mismatched hardware. ViPR was designed from the ground up to be able to understand existing storage capabilities and bring it all together under one pane of glass, which allows for much more intuitive service and powerful automation services. Basically, ViPR will be a one stop dashboard for infrastructure under it's build arrays and storage pools.
David Goulden and Jeremy burton even put together a pretty amazing little zoomable representation of how they will be attacking software defined storage in the future- you can find it over at http://zoom.it/M9kkAO.
There was lots of discussion about how we are going to address big data- when discussing it, EMC mentioned that one person had purchased 41 petabytes of data recently (for those of you who don't feel like dusting off your calculators, that is 1,048,576 gigabytes of space). How to manage the spectacular amount of data that every person and every device generates will likely be the main focus of Pivotal's presentation on May 7th.
All in all, It was a great way to kick off the show- we have some fancy new toys, and an upgraded outlook on what the future holds for EMC and it's partners in the industry as we all move forward. Look for our round up for Day 2 of EMCworld at the end of the day!
There was some big news for Omaha yesterday- CenturyLink is bringing gigabit internet speeds to the city.
Sometimes I feel like we in Omaha are the only ones not surprised.
The last time I was in California, a good friend of mine (who had never been to Omaha, or the Midwest in general) began to ask questions about the city where I live and work. The first question asked was something to the effect of “So, do they have, like, current technology there?”
Yes we do- we are now one of the only cities in the US with this high speed connection available. The time where people write off the center of the country as a place where not much happens in the tech world is dying. One of the first places to gain access to this type of service was Kansas- when Kansas City was chosen to pilot a new, incredible gigabit network, there was some incredulousness from the coasts. “What possible reason,” they asked, “would the Midwest get such advanced technology, and not us?”
There are a lot of reasons- the same reasons that Facebook is building a billion dollar data center in Des Moines, or why Sioux Falls was voted the best small place for business by Forbes. I already touched on it in a post called “5 reasons to host your datacenter in the Midwest”, but let’s reiterate the some of the main high notes.
Out in the Midwest, everything is more cost effective to run especially in the tech industry. Power is cheaper, the cost of living is inexpensive which makes labor more cost effective, and the environment provides 3 seasons of free cooling for the data center industry. This drives business here.
Once business is driven to places like Omaha, the educational systems and the workforce follow suit- the Midwest is loaded up with great, experienced people ready to do good work in the IT industry.
And then the infrastructure- we don’t have much in terms of natural disasters, and our infrastructure was thoughtfully planned which allows us to scale up quickly, and the whole region is ripe for expansion.
All of these factors combine to push us to where we are now- one of the first cities in America to have access to extremely high speed internet from our partners at CenturyLink. And I'm not surprised that CenturyLink is the one pullin this feat off. After all, CenturyLink has been aggressively building out its network in the region, offering fast internet and high bandwidth across Nebraska and Kansas. We at Cosentry have even partnered with CenturyLink to expand this network in the region, allowing access to fast and efficient E-line and OWS services. And now, here we are: Omaha has access to one of the fastest consumer internet connections in the world, and we are going to use it.
So next time you see a CenturyLink person around, installing some excellent internet, or hooking up your phone, give them a cheery wave for once again showing to the rest of the country that the big things are happening here.
Hello from New Orleans! Cosentry is participating in the big ETA Expo this year (over 3000 execs here, from the look of things) and it is going to be a great conference. ETA stands for the Electronics Transaction Association, an organization dedicated to tracking, advocating for, and guiding the payment industry as it moves into the digital age. Cosentry is a member of the ETA, as we do a lot of work with the Payment Card Industry in maintaining PCI-DSS compliance, and we are one of the only organizations in America to provide PCI compliance not only in our infrastructure in a virtual environment (i.e. the cloud).
In any case, we will be down having some fun in New Orleans this week at the ETA Annual Meeting and Expo 2013. But before we get rolling down there, let’s talk PCI compliance in the cloud.
As you may know, there were new PCI-DSS guidelines for cloud computing recently Essentially, depending on what type of service model you pursue (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), there are established responsibilities for the Cloud Service provider (CSP) and the PCI compliant client.
I won’t get bogged down with too much jargon here (you can find the details in the report), but one thing the guidelines provide is a chart with very helpful criteria for a sample PCI compliant environment. I figured that using these cloud service requirements would be an excellent jumping off point for a discussion of what it means to be PCI compliant. Without further ado, the 12 sample guidelines:
- Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data.
- Do not use vendor supplies defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.
- Protect Stored Cardholder data
- Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
- Use and regularly update anti-virus software or programs
- Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
- Restrict access to cardholder data by business need to know
- Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access.
- Restrict physical access to cardholder data
- Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
- Regularly test security systems and processes
- Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personal
- Also include all PCI DSS Requirements for Shared Hosting Providers.
There are a few different possibilities at play with these requirements. Mostly, it amounts to how you want to split the level of commitment between your organization and the Cloud Service Provider of your choice. If you already have the processes in place to maintain PCI compliance, then you can take advantage of a providers infrastructure, while your own compliance and IT department takes care of the rest.
Comparatively, you could also allow certain providers who offer such services to take control of almost all of your IT compliance needs, from the ground up- audits, testing, reports- everything. You would just have to be very careful to choose a provider that has proven it ability to comply with strict regulations up to the level you want, for the price you want.
If implemented correctly, the right Cloud Service Provider could allow a business to save money while redirecting the talents of a substantial portion of their IT and compliance manpower toward more profitable ventures, so long as there is an understanding that the client seeking PCI compliance still has responsibilities, and the CSP is a trustworthy organization.
If you want to learn more about PCI-DSS cloud compliance, head over here for the full report. For more information about the ETA conference, be sure to head over to the expo site.
As we settled in for this years Infotec, the whole thing seemed bigger. The banquet hall was set up spectacularly, with bright lights reflecting off the abstract set behind stage, not to mention the beautiful Tesla Model S grinning at you as you walked up the stairs to the show. As we made our way to our booth in the corner, shared with our partner, Centurylink, and the equally stunning Tesla Roadster, it was pretty obvious that the conference held a ton of promise. And, I can say without hesitation, that it delivered.
Tuesday started off with a bang, as event attendees poured through breakout rooms and saturated booths in waves, hunting down information that was interesting, helpful, entertaining, or all of the above. Justin Kolenbrander, who was the keynote speaker at our Security and Compliance Summit last December, gave a fantastic presentation on digital security to a room so packed that people were standing along the back wall just to listen.
At our booth, we met a ton of interesting people as the conference wore on. We launched our new Ion CloudX Virtual Private Data Center platform at the show. At a time when people are growing weary of the "cloud", it was great to be able to show people, in person, what makes our Virtual Private Data Centers so unique.
Most notably we wanted to show how Ion is all segmented and thick provisioned on a Vblock, which gives it an near unprecedented level of security while keeping it completely segregated from other workloads. We were also able demonstrate its orchestration layer, which we were able to pop onto an LED TV to show just how easy it was to navigate and manipulate servers within a VPDC. I even had someone thank me for being so straightforward about the pricing levels! Infotec is a unique opportunity to talk shop with a lot of great people in the industry, which was both informative, and a ton of fun.
People also dropped by to take a look at our drone, which we raffled off at the end of the conference. We were able to fly our own above the crowd a few times during the event, and we had some gawkers drop by- whether they wanted to see the drone in action, or just wanted to see us crash into the Tesla Roadster (we didn't, I might add), I couldn't tell, but it was exciting all the same.
The afternoon came and went, and we all switched out our dashing bowling shirts for a coat and tie to prepare for the celebratory banquet. We were a sponsor for the event, and we were proud to have our name attached. The food was tasty (can't have a midwesten celebration without steak, of course), and the AIM Institute had a bit of a surprise for us- they announced at the event that they were revolutionizing their company with a new name and direction: AIM- for those who seek brilliance. It was a great presentation, and congratulations to them on the update!
After that, Marco Tempest gave a wonderful show about the way that technology and magic interact to push innovation forward, and fooled a few audience members in the process.
Day 2 kept the energy high- it was great to see so many students arrive, with questions about the technology available at the conference, and curious about how they might fit into the tech industry when the time comes.
Lunchtime brought with it the 2nd Quiz Bowl, which had our own Kevin Dohrmann participating (Go team Edison!), and answering some technical trivia.
Dustin Trager, Cosentry's Director of cloud computing, was a big presence at the conference. He gave a livestreaming interview to Jim Collison with Gallup, who runs "The Average Guy" Channel- you can find the full interview below:
He also gave an excellent presentation about when a company should and should not be making the move to cloud computing. He spoke to a crowded room, and everyone who I spoke to about it afterwards seemed thoroughly impressed with the presentation.
Finally, as the conference came to an end, it was time for the Big Prize givaways! Infotec proceeded to Raffle off all sorts of goodies- shirts, golf clubs, Stereo Systems, all capped off with a flat screen TV. Cosentry also had some chips in the game- we raffled off our two LED TV's and and an AR Parrot Drone! Congratulations to the winners... we hope you put them to good use.
That about sums up Infotec this year. It was another in a long line of fantastic conferences, and we will be looking forward to next year!
As always, you can see more pictures of the event at our Facebook page. Let us know what you thought in the comments below.
It's spring of 2013, and while we are all still waiting on the weather to catch up, that's no reason not to start preparing for one of our favorite spring events- Infotec. Infotec is a conference hosted by the AIM institute, a group dedicated to fostering the burgeoning tech industry growing throughout the Midwest. The Infotec conference itself is dedicated to the business of technology and the technology of business- expect a ton of great speakers to discuss how new technology can change the way your organization, or the industry in general, operates.
We always see a great turnout at this event, due to the high level of IT expertise and enthusiasm of the attendees. We have several members of team Cosentry participating in the event- Dustin Trager, our Director of Cloud Computing, will be giving a presentation about when a business should and shouldn't be making use of the cloud (Wednesday 4/17, 1:45 to 2:45). Also, our CTO Kevin Dohrmann will be taking part in the Quiz Bowl during the Luncheon on Wednesday.
We are also excited to see some old associates speaking there- SSA. Justin Kolenbrander, who was the keynote speaker at our own Corporate Compliance and Security Summit in December, will be speaking on Wednesday morning at 9:45. Also, David Kerber of Agape Red will be speaking on automating your development environment on Tuesday.
As for Cosentry, we are equally excited- we will be launching our Ion CloudX Solution there. A quick note, if you have managed to pass up the information previously- Ion Cloud X is our virtualization solution. Essentially, it allows you to establish your own virtual private data center in minutes, and then allows you to generate servers, firewalls, etc without any fuss since the whole process is completely automated. It's built on Vblock architecture, and all VPDCs are thick provisioned so that neighboring workloads have no effect on your own. It's basically a hybrid of everything that is economically sensible about the cloud, and the security and customizability as maintaining your own physical data.
At our booth we will be conducting hands on demonstrations, allowing anyone who stops by to build their own virtual private data center or servers as they please. Better yet, we will be raffling off LED TVs and Helicopter drones to participants! Our booth shouldn't be hard to find- we are joined up with our longtime partner CenturyLink, and we will be right next to one of those newfangled Tesla cars everyone seems to be talking about. We will also be helping to put on the excellent celebratory banquet Tuesday evening of the conference.
If you are able, you can register over at infotec.org. We hope to see you there!
With many companies and cloud providers extolling the impact of the cloud on your pocketbook, it is not particularly surprising that people have become suspicious of the potential price benefits of transition to a virtual/cloud environment. This conversation is a great thing- it helps us sort out where we need to be in terms of cost structure and level.
The largest benefits from a cost perspective of Cloud Computing come when you need flexibility as to how much computing and storage resources you require. In the old days, say around 2003 and 2004 (how things have changed!) a startup company would go out to the local reseller or internet provider and buy 8-10 servers at $6,000 each a small SAN, some routing and switching equipment, register some IP addresses, contract for some Internet bandwidth, rent a cabinet from the local data center provider, and then worry about whether they would have enough capacity to meet the requirements of their app if they were successful. In this new cloud-based paradigm one can just go and buy a cloud based infrastructure and scale it up or down as needed. The difference is around $100K of startup capital if not more. The advantages become very apparent in calculating the starting capital required.
Afterwards, a new calculation must be done as this hypothetical startup grows. It may make sense to bring some of the computing resource in-house as the scale becomes known and the value of flexibility goes down in exchange for a little cost and more control of the data. If the application is built in the cloud it can run in the cloud in a hybrid fashion, part cloud part on premise.
Places where the cloud has struggled with costs over the years is in the long term storage of data. These are things like archived items images, video and scanned materials that may be unneeded except in rare cases and are better kept in off line and cold storage kinds of media.
Longer term contracts with Cloud providers may be another method to reduce the cost of cloud computing as the needs become more predictable almost all vendors will negotiate for a lower price in exchange for a commitment longer than a month, prepayment of the bills will also allow a lower cost of doing business for the the service provider and for known commodities of computing and storage resources may be an excellent way to help lower the costs.
The general consensus is this: Cloud Computing, in general, has a lower cost. Now, how much lower is entirely up to you- this is where we get into what Forrester dubbed “Cloud Computing Economics”. The amount you save when moving to the cloud is a direct reflection on your flexibility- whether you can scale up and down in usage as necessary, whether you can turn off resources you aren’t currently using. The Cloud is a wonderful tool, but you need to be ready for it- if you are unfamiliar with the industry, it might be worth your time to dip your toe into the pool with a small VPDC to get an understanding of the processes involved.
|Kevin Dohrmann has been in the industry for nearly 30 years and is currently spearheading Cosentry's technical solutions. Dohrmann has published many articles on technology networking topics and is a frequent speaker on technology trends and the impact technology has on business.
Well, with Day 1 of big KC behind us and day 2 in full swing, I figured I would take a minute and reflect on some of the big take-aways I've had from the conference so far. First and foremost, Silicon Prairie News has once again done an amazing job putting the show together- the whole thing had the same entrepreneurial vibe as Big Omaha, brimming with potential. Jason Zone Fisher kept everyone's energy high as the emcee for event, and we have had some amazing speakers. I did start noticing some common threads throughout the presentations, and I wanted to take some time to put together my thoughts. Basically, I found there to be three main themes from the conference, so let's go through them one by one.
Have a purpose- Your organization is going to have a tough time breaking out if you don't really believe in it's mission. That's one of the big messages I took from the speakers of day 1. Some are more obvious than others, of course- Charity: Water's amazing organization, in addition to offering what sounded like a true reawakening for the founder, has an incredible story and a real, honest purpose that drives everything the organization does- to help people in important ways, and to rebuild our own trust in charity. But then there is a company like Sphero, which had an equally clear sense of purpose summed up in one word- fun. Whatever they do, they make it fun, first and foremost.
It doesn't stop there either- Clarity founder Dan Martell emphasized the need for true mentorship several times throughout his presentation, which made it no surprise to find out that Clarity facilitates mentorship for startups from experienced individuals. Dhani Jones and Jamie Wong made it one of the central messages of their presentations as well (find your cause/build the world you want to live in). If you don't have a strong sense of purpose, it can be tough to get through the rough patches and difficulties of building a business.
Be Yourself- It starts as something of a cliche, but the sense of self ran deep throughout all of the presentations. First, there was quite a bit of discussion about selling yourself- Alexis discussed how he got his first company started because an investing group didn't like his idea, but they believed in him. In the end, your business is an extension of yourself, so you have to make sure to stop futzing around with different ideas of what you should and shouldn't be doing, and do what you do best (as Jamie Wong put it).
It goes further than just who you are, though, it is where you are from. During the Q&As the question of how KC will grow its entreprenurial spirit came up several times, and most of the advice went something like this- Don't try to "out-Silicon Valley" Silicon Valley, or "out-New York" New York. Don't force your business, your city, or yourself to be something you are not, or else you will find yourself falling behind fast.
Entrepreneurs doing the harlem shake with Dhani Jones
Break Down Barriers- It was Alexis Ohanian who used the phrase, but the theme ran throughout a variety of speeches at the conference- the barriers blocking the way into entrepreneurship are coming down, and we are making it happen. Artists are able to self publish, and with the advent of things like crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and cloud computing, the ability to execute on the "next big idea" is becoming more and more possible every day.
I made a special note to talk about this because it is near and dear to Cosentry's heart. We are coming at this from the opposite angle (we haven't been a startup for quite some time now), but we put a high value on the ability for others to pursue their entreprenurial dreams. Without getting too into self promotion, that's one of the main reasons we built our cloud computing and managed hosting services- clients wanted it, we thought we could do it better than the amazons, and we wanted to make life a little bit easier for all of the businesses trying to build something amazing. If the person with the next great idea is out there, some weird operational caltrops should be the last thing they should worry about.
What do you guys think? Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments!
This is a guest blog from Cosentry's Chief Technical Officer, Kevin Dohrmann
Cloud security is on everyone’s mind. I frequently hear that the cloud is the less secure, more flexible partner to high security colocation, but this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Mostly, this perception is the result of a lack of experience or information about the technology that enables, supports and secures the Cloud. In addition, the maturity of the processes, governance and management of this Infrastructure as a Service is the most critical component of information security. Data which not protected by correctly managed and provisioned firewalls, application security, access lists and authorization processes is not secure on any server platform (hardware based or cloud based).
There are a quite a number of available secure, private cloud computing options available. If a cloud provider has the capability, your virtual server can function securely and independently of other servers, which gives you a high level of security. Well managed hypervisors as a base for cloud platforms can enable a completely private, secure cloud that may come at a slightly higher cost, but will meet the needs of all but the most regulated.
Shared economics like the Internet require a paradigm shift in thinking as it becomes apparent that the savings and performance enhancements outweigh the risk and cost of not moving to the new world of cloud based computing. There are a large number of industries that are required to remain compliant with HIPAA, NIST 800-53, PCI DSS, SOX or whatever other guidelines their industry requires, but this does not preclude them from enjoying the benefits of cloud computing. PCI, for example, just released more cloud guidelines, which you can find here.
In the end, cloud security isn’t a problem- it’s a choice. The ability to be secure in the cloud is reflective of the choices you make when virtualizing, by either addressing your own compliance requirements or seeking out a cloud provider that is familiar with your industry compliance needs, and offers secure/compliant cloud services.
|Kevin Dohrmann has been in the industry for nearly 30 years and is currently spearheading Cosentry's technical solutions. Dohrmann has published many articles on technology networking topics and is a frequent speaker on technology trends and the impact technology has on business.