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Why can’t all cloud providers deliver adequate security?

IT security is a top priority for most CIOs. After all, gaps in infrastructure could leave their companies and customers vulnerable to attacks. So when evaluating a cloud managed services provider, asking the right security questions can be critical in determining if the solution is a good fit. Choosing a cloud solution that meets a […]

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Grabbing hold of private cloud management technology

Have you ever had a conversation on private cloud technologies and within five minutes you could tell that the other person’s head was spinning?

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Roles and responsibilities in SmartCloud Enterprise+

Marcio describes the roles and responsibilities in IBM's managed cloud services, IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+.

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Commerce on the cloud: Ask the right questions

Commerce on the cloud covers a wide range of options, but at the basic level it is having your storefront hosted by a cloud service.

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What is cloud assurance?

Companies now need to start including cloud assurance techniques the provider adheres to.

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Building a trusted cloud

From a user perspective, cloud computing is like the superstore in the mall which is providing a large catalog of essential services.

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The uncertainty factor of running jobs in a cloud

No matter what you call it, how you paint it, or what you think causes it; the issue remains: it is difficult to predict when your job will complete in a public cloud environment.

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Attack on the cloud: Concerns of storing business-critical data at 10,000 feet

When forward-thinking business leaders view the cloud as opportunities, hackers also shift their attention to the cloud service provider websites. The reason is obvious. They can potentially gain access to data of multiple companies if they break into major cloud vendor sites, because of the multi-tenant nature of such websites.

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Risks & Issues: Effective management for cloud commercial customers

This blog entry is about managing risks and issues when providing cloud services to commercial customers. Managing service provider internal risks when using cloud technology is out of scope of this blog entry. Also any risk evaluation whether or not to migrate information assets or applications to cloud solutions is not regarded here.

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Database design for multi-tenancy on the cloud

In this blog entry, I concentrate on the data layer, and specifically, I provide the considerations required if you are using DB2 as your database server of choice.

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