Cloud application security
Managing cloud application performance and security is not business as usual for enterprise application developers. The elastic nature of cloud computing resources requires developers to take a fresh look at application performance metrics. Cloud application security requires developers move beyond the idea that a strong firewall perimeter will keep their data safe.
Is AWS cloud security really out of your hands?
22 Jun 2014
Feature - There is a great number of misconceptions when it comes to cloud based security, and just how much control the client has over the security of their resources and data that are running in a virtualize space. Is AWS cloud security out of the hands of the...
PaaS misconception #5: With some open source help, I can implement a PaaS myself
15 Jun 2014
Feature - When things are done right, it can appear to the uninitiated that it was easy. Such is the case with PaaS. Many think that by simply stringing together some open source projects and using a cloud provider, they can crate a better PaaS solution. Sadly,...
Does a lack of PaaS standards mean you're locked in to your cloud provider?
01 Jun 2014
Feature - Software architects always prefer to take a standards based approach to development and design, which is why some are leery about the various PaaS based systems that don't seem to have any clearly defined standards at all. Could PaaS based lock-in become...
Finding a needle in a big data haystack: Cloud based analytics to the rescue
19 May 2014
Feature - Organizations are handling more and more data all the time, and a big problem is figuring out how to find an important piece of information in peta-bytes of big data. How can it be done? Cloud based technologies that can burst and grow are becoming the...
Allaying the AWS security concerns: How the cloud became more secure than on-premise
19 May 2014
Feature - Many organizations stayed away from the cloud over concerns for security. But in the Internet of things, where everything is connected, organizations are embracing AWS and other clouds, believing them to be more secure than on-premise data centers.
Tactics, tools and teamwork: Effectively managing cloud security
19 May 2014
Feature - Managing security in the cloud is a completely new ball game, from dealing with remote storage, to worrying about who has access to your programs and applications. Here we talk with the experts from TrendMicro about how cloud computing is changing the...
Another cloud computing myth busted: PaaS isn't just for the little guy
11 Jan 2014
Feature - It's true that many start-ups and a large number of players in the mobile space have built there systems using SaaS and PaaS providers, but if you think cloud computing is just for the 'little guy', you've bought into another one of the PaaS myths.
Getting out is harder than getting in: The importance of a cloud exit strategy
04 Jan 2014
Feature - Many organizations have overcome their fear of moving to the cloud and have adopted various cloud based technologies. But every entrance should have a corresponding exit. Sadly, not enough organizations have thought about a cloud exit strategy.
Correcting cloud-based FUD: Addressing PaaS myths and misconceptions
16 Dec 2013
Feature - As with any relatively new, recent technology, like Platform as a Service (PaaS), the same acronyms end up being applied to pretty different vendor offerings and it takes time until the market is able to categorize them properly. PaaS is no exception to...
Cloud adopters seek help for their DevOps, app monitoring and cost control problems
18 Nov 2013
Feature - As more companies move to the cloud, more and more companies are realizing that expert help, knowledge and tools are needed to solve various problems such as monitoring, DevOps, database fail-over and utilization cost control.