Is the cloud inherently insecure? Should we be yearning for the Good Old
Hackers and outages have certainly made sure it has rained on the cloud
parade in recent months. Repeated attacks on Sony’s Playstation network
have rekindled the debate about the security of the cloud as have cloud
failures at Amazon, Google and Microsoft.So, has the padlock come off? Is the
cloud inherently insecure? Should we go back to the old days?
The answer is no, no and no.
The Cloud approach continues to offer a unique opportunity to business.
Managing and maintaining complex hosting environments in-house can be time
consuming and costly so handing that over to a company that specialises in
hosting services not only reduces a big burden on management, it can also be
an effective way of reducing costs. The key comes when that handover takes
place. Like handing over your new born ... (more)
More than half a million people will visit the site over this coming weekend
for the Bupa Great North Run, as well as registering for Nova's other Great
Run events in Edinburgh, Sheffield and Portsmouth which take place in
Chris Kewin, IT Director at Nova International, said: "iomart Hosting's
technical expertise and support provides relief to Nova's small but busy IT
team. It's critical for our business that we have a 24/7 scalable service.
Nova is looking seriously at cloud technology on which to build third
generation systems that can scale out rather than up. Cloud ... (more)
Firstly, and rather belatedly, a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year
to you - hopefully your festive break was enjoyable and are now suitably
refreshed and ready to face the challenges and opportunities that will arise
It's traditional (and never let it be said that were suffer from originality)
at this time of year to dust down the crystal ball, gaze longingly into one's
naval and predict what topics will dominate the news over the next 12 months.
After much deliberation we are pleased to bring you our totally chartastic
1. Cloud Computing
As the sun rises in the East and bears visit the woods, we can state with
absolute certainty that we will be blitzed with a plethora of “best of”,
”worst of” and “pick of” lists, and of course ‘what’s hot
what’s not for 2010” predictions, in the next couple of weeks. And this
year it will be worse. Not only do we say goodbye to 2009 but we also move up
into a new decade. Copy writers have even greater license to fill a few
column inches with those trivial facts that we feign a healthy disinterest in
but secretly devour, storing the data to impress our friends and colleagues
at ... (more)
Two news items have caught the attention this week, and both brought the John
Lennon and Paul McCartney penned Beatles classic “The Fool on the Hill”
to mind (more specifically the line “Well on his way, his head in a
One piece compares data centers with rock stars and the second, globally
reported, contained President Obama’s $3.8 trillion 2011 budget blueprint
designed to pull the US economy’s deficit out of the danger zone.
Although the headlines might appear unrelated, the actual content of both
pieces reveal two sides of the same coin. The coin being Cloud computing... (more)