Friday, 28 December 2012

Part 3 in the Cloud Compliance series

My latest post, Part 3, in the Cloud Compliance series is out on Newvem. Please enjoy
Cloud Compliance: Part 3 – Choosing the Right (IaaS) Cloud Service Provider
Short break out:
In this part we will dig a bit deeper and detail the standards and regulations that some of the most common infrastructure (IaaS) Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) comply with and are certified for. CSPs are not always obliged to follow all regulations, but normally they have procedures to make their consumer cloud compliant. We also look at four of the IaaS giants

Friday, 21 December 2012

Enjoy Christmas!

I want to wish all readers, friends, followers and future business partners (to MMind) a Merry Christmas.

Here some wiseguys to follow (Twitter) 2013:

@jg21 @IanBergin @Maildistiller @joemckendrick @pbouillaud @IT_ToddNielsen @KnowYourCloud @RuV @TrolleSchultz @comparethecloud @christianve @diversetips @RuV @RazorThornLTD @SBLTD @IAmOnDemand @ReneBuest @simonlporter @utollwi @DavidLinthicum @CloudTweaks @RonVokoun @mthiele10 @pcalento @benkepes

If you miss one of Santa's reindeer's you know what happened... ;)

The reindeer Christmas horn is ready for are we.

Enjoy Christmas everyone! I will! :)

Short one on my mind... Instagram

Whether you like Instagram or not. Whether you like free services or not. Whether you care about privacy etc. or not.

When you p off or worry your customer you're in trouble, especially when it's a free service...

Thursday, 20 December 2012

My Cloud 2013 predictions

My Cloud 2013 predictions is out on Newvem: The Cloud is dead! Long live the Cloud!

Short break out:
  • We don’t see cloud as a problem. You adopt a cloud service if it fits your business. You install a system/application as part of your on-premise solution if it fits your business. You make them work together; there are some orchestrating apps and people for that.
  • It’s not an internal love affair between cloud service providers. It’s not even a love affair between cloud service providers and engaged IT Pros, evangelists, and journalists anymore. A sweet lasting smell of love is obviously starting to arise between cloud services and IT departments and non-IT business people.
  • The transfer of legacy

Monday, 17 December 2012

My a bit clumsy comment to 'Is Desktop Virtualization The Way To Go?'

I commented the post Is Desktop Virtualization The Way To Go? by Abdul Salam on CloudTweaks last week.

Short break out:
"So now let us look a little deeper on what desktop virtualization brings to the table. 
Here are some of the most notable benefits:
  • Global access through any device that can connect to the internet and have display and input functions like smartphones and tablets.
  • Most virtual desktop solutions also support local storage drives and printers, while others might use some local processing power like graphics and sound processing.
  • Allows for quick integration, upgrade, and change of applications for select user groups, individuals, and globally.
  • Enhance security and data integrity plus easy backup solutions. Minimize data theft

Friday, 14 December 2012

Is the "Facebook- and Twitterization" of LinkedIn a threat to LinkedIn?

Published on my LinkedIn profile:

Is the "Facebook- and Twitterization" of LinkedIn a threat to LinkedIn? Endorsement, recruitment inquiries (SPAM) in a discussion, "Agree comments" (SPAM?) filling your mailbox, connections you have no true connection too etc. Will you stop responding to discussions because of "spam" or isn't it a problem for you? What do you think?

Open to discuss here too! ;)

Friday, 7 December 2012

Security – in, from and with the Cloud

My post Security – in, from and with the Cloud on ITBusinessCloud


Security – in, from and with the Cloud

Security is one of the hottest topics when it comes to obstacles of adopting cloud services. Maybe we theatrically should “tear this wall down”, de-dramatize it, without tearing the importance of good security down – because it is important!

One type?

No, there are several different types of security services related to cloud. Examples:

  1. Security within a cloud service which has another purpose than delivering security, for instance an email service. The security in this type of services is to protect your data from other people or systems, not being harmed by malware, backed up and the ability to be restored etc.
  2. Security as a Service delivered as a cloud service which you can adopt to your existing on-premise solution. Examples:
    • Encryption
    • SPAM and Malware protection
    • Firewalls
  3. Audit tools/services who will audit the vulnerability within, to and around your cloud service (No. 1 & 2 above).
  4. Consulting audit services. Pretty much like No. 3 but performed by humans and normally gives you a report how to act on a problem given by No. 3. 
This is on a high level what security in the cloud is about. No. 2, 3 and 4 normally works fine. People don’t fear security in services delivered from well-known security services providers. No. 2 might be a bit problematic to adapt to services delivered from other vendors but API’s, integration services and true co-op between CSP’s (Cloud Service Provider) will solve this better in the future. No. 1 is the wall needed to be de-dramatized and torn down…

Fear = out of your control

The highest obstacle to pass is