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Mark Russinovich’s top ten public cloud security risks

Not sure if this was published first by Computer Weekly or SearchTarget, but there were less grammatical mistakes in the text of the former. Russinovich is a real heavyweight who only recently joined The Dark Side. He presented this topic at IP Expo last week. (I didn’t go … it was in London!) 1. Shared technology vulnerabilities: The cloud risk…

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GE’s Journey to the Cloud

InfoWorld published “GE: We’re going all-in with the public cloud” this week where GE’s “COO of IT” Chris Drumgoole expressed a full and immediate commitment to the public cloud. This caught me by surprise since GE is large enough where economies-of-scale make operating their own data center an easy argument. Unlike startups founded in the last decade that were virtually…

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Another death-knell for on-premise IT

“There’s no future in on-premises IT — it’s time to move to the cloud“, says InfoWorld’s Peter Bruzzese. While certainly a histrionic headline, it is certainly a future direction we hear ad nauseum. But there sure still is a lot of on-prem work right now. A better interpretation is further into the story: If you started in this profession in…

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Google Drive

I love DropBox. Just today I overwrote an Excel spreadsheet. Can’t get it back in the Windows trash can, no… it’s gone forever. But wait, I had this file in a subfolder in DropBox. I simply go the website and checkout one of ten previous versions and I am good as gold. I backup all of my days work to…

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MCSE … Reinvented for The Cloud

One of the engineers I am working with was retroactively awarded an MCSA certificate yesterday. Since the MCSA and MCSE had been shelved a couple years ago for the MCITP, we all did a little digging… Apparently Microsoft’s certifications have been “reinvented for the Cloud” according to this April 11th press release. As a result of a very odd marketing…

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AWS DynamoDB and Storage Gateway

I missed the DynamoDB webcast this week and have not been able to find any comments about what transpired. DynamoDB is Amazon’s new “database service” offering which CTO Werner Vogel’s introduced in his blogpost last month. Dynamo is a complementary product to Amazon Web Services (AWS), which InfoWorld calls the new Microsoft Windows. I guess it is the AWS answer…

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Merger Monday: Oracle and the Cloud – Me Too!

The WSJ’s Market Hub news center presented a Merger Monday edition, with Cigna buying Healthspring, Mattel buying HIT, and … Oracle buying Rightnow Technologies (RNOW), a cloud vendor of customer service software, for almost $1.5B (six times next year’s estimated sales). Oracle had recently pooh-poohed cloud computing as a fad just a few years ago but here is another case…

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First “Server 8″ reports from Build

The journalists and Microsoft pundits are now reporting the latest on “Server 8″ from Microsoft’s Build conference… Network World ‘s Tom Henderson says “There’s an argument to say that it’s not actually Windows“.  Microsoft apparently prefers Windows 8 Server editions to be run in Server Core format, although Windows GUI will be available if desired. It is a cloud operating system…

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Yet Another Amazon Cloud Outage

Along with yesterday’s pounding of the market (which thankfully somewhat recovered today), the Amazon cloud took another hit, according to PCMag and Computer Reseller News, among others. Apparently between 9p and 11p Monday night, Amazon had connectivity issues with its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) out of its Northern Virginia data center, its east coast hub.  Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS)…

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Amazon EC2 Outage

Cloud proponents and EC2 adopters are sweating right now. Really bad scene on Amazon’s cloud. Major websites were down or disabled for almost 12 hours. As ComputerWorld says, “Amazon gets ‘black eye’ from cloud outage: Analysts say downtime hurts Amazon, and cloud computing“.

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