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Tag Archives: cloud computing

Are Perceptions About Cloud Security and Availability Overblown … and Wrong?

– It appears that the greatest hindrance for organizations to move their applications and data into the cloud is concern about security and availability. While it is arguable whether or not security and privacy risks and system failure rates and durations are greater overall for cloud-based…

Will Cloud Security Drive You Insane?

– First, the transparency … I have known Jim Reavis, co-founder of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), for a dozen years or so. He is a true visionary. He met with me before creating the CSA and asked me what I thought. I told him to go for it. He did and has had remarkable success […] …

Google Plus – Disk Space Minus, Spam Double Minus

– Google’s foray into Facebook’s space hit an unfortunate glitch during its “field trial” … the system ran out of disk space and was down for more than an hour and those users, who were affected, received a deluge of emails … see Graham Cluley’s post “Google+ runs out of disk…

A Break in the Cloud

– As the recent reporting demonstrates, an outage in cloud computing does in fact let the sun shine through … through to the realization that the cloud is not totally reliable and resilient. The recent experiences with Amazon and Google serve to illustrate this, although there have been quite…

Application Security and Quantum Mechanics

– It’s funny how analogies pop up in the strangest of places. There is an “Annals of Science” article by Rivka Galchen in The New Yorker of May 2, 2011 about physicist David Deutsch with the title “Dream Machine: The mind-expanding world of quantum computing.” It describes the weird…