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With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in two weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo - let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the West Coast conference... We have technical and strategy sessions for you dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing & Big Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud and/or Big Data solutions that are transforming the world of Enterprise IT? CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Jonathan Bryce TWITTER: @jbryce ORGANIZATION: OpenStack Foundation 11TH CLOUD EXPO OPENING KEYNOTE TITLE: Open Cloud – Place Your Bets! SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/23909... (more)

CommVault to Present at @CloudExpo New York | @CommVault [#Cloud]

Cloud Data Management and Beyond with Commvault Simpana As organizations shift toward IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection &E-Discovery of your data - whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment - across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships, will discuss how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault Simpana software, the only singular data and information management solution for cloud data protection and beyond. Speaker Bio Randy De Meno joined CommVault in 1994 and initiated CommVault's direction into the heterogeneous Data Management segment of t... (more)

Overview of the OpenStack Cloud

Overview OpenStack is an Infrastructure as a Service offering. (see my prior post for an explanation of IaaS). OpenStack is an OpenSource project, founded by RackSpace, NASA and others. OpenStack can be deployed as a public or private cloud. The OpenStack projects are: CINDER, GLANCE, KEYSTONE, NOVA, QUANTUM, SWIFT. OpenStack Compute: (NOVA) Project NOVA, or OpenStack Compute, provisions and manages on-demand virtual machines and associated resources: CPU, Memory, Disk and Network. Virtual machines can be started, stopped, suspended, created and deleted, while network options for a virtual machine are static, DHCP, or IPv6. The virtual machines run on hypervisors such as XEN or KVM, but others are supported too - even VMware ESXi! Users and administrators use the GUI to request virtual machines, while developers may typically use an API. Security? Of course there are se... (more)

What to Store in the Cloud By @RickNotDelgado | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

When businesses talk about their latest strategies, you can almost bet the cloud will feature prominently. Cloud computing has become increasingly popular, and with notable vendors like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Apple's iCloud out there, many companies see the cloud as a necessary element of future operations. The cloud does provide some significant benefits, but one of the major concerns businesses have deals specifically with security. With so many companies using the cloud for storage purposes, they want to make sure that valuable data is kept safe. Stories of security breaches and the recent iCloud celebrity photo leaks likely don't do much to ease these fears. Keeping this in mind, it's important for you to understand that there are certain risks when it comes to storing information on the cloud. The possibility of hackers stealing or damaging data is always g... (more)

MCI Unveils Integrated Security Services Portfolio

MCI, Inc., a global communications provider, today announced the immediate availability of its NetSec integrated portfolio of Managed and Professional Security services.  This new suite delivers comprehensive threat intelligence and flexible security management enabling business and government customers to better manage security risks and protect critical company assets. It includes DDoS detection and mitigation, managed email content security, infrastructure threat monitoring and management for firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention for both network and host environments, vulnerability scanning and incident response. Customers can also take advantage of a sophisticated online Web portal to monitor threat activity and navigate security risk within their environment, claims the company. MCI's NetSec Professional Security Services helps large enterprise custome... (more)

SoftLayer Technologies Provides Virtualization Firewall Protection With Fortinet Security Solution

Fortinet announced that SoftLayer Technologies has deployed Fortinet FortiGate-3810A multi-threat security systems at nationwide data centers to help secure customers' virtualized networks and protect them from malicious Internet attacks. SoftLayer's firewall offering provides customers with an essential layer of security that can be provisioned on demand without service interruptions. Security solutions, and firewalls specifically, are a critical service offering for SoftLayer and its customers. A reliable and scalable solution was mandatory to meet customer expectations. Fortinet delivers virtualized network security through its Virtual Domain (VDOM) technology, and offers the ability to create up to 250 independent security domains on a single FortiGate-3810A security appliance. Network security virtualization, using Fortinet's VDOM feature, provides a separately... (more)

Google's New Social Gadgets A Game Changer?

Although I think these gadgets are lightweight for any kind of serious user, I can't help but think this feeds Google's overall social strategy that must be drawn up on some war room wall at Google.  I think Google could given us more to save time working with our current social networks and social bookmarking.  If you're not saving me time, I'm still trying to find the value. From a blog posted by Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products & User Experience and Rose Yao, iGoogle Product Manager: We launched iGoogle in 2005 as a way for people to quickly and easily personalize their Google experience with all the information on the web that was most useful to them. Now tens of millions of people choose to use their iGoogle homepage to check email, track the news, watch videos, chat with friends and much more. Today, we're pleased to tell you about the new social features... (more)

Security Strategies for Successful Small Businesses

Majority of the people who put up their own businesses want financial independence. Even with the economic instability, a lot of people still risks their own money to put up that business they have always dreamed of. Success in businesses comes with a lot of risks but if you know how to protect your investments, you are more likely to succeed. Starting a small business poses less risks compared to big businesses but keep in mind that this doesn’t dictate the percentage of success. To succeed, you should anticipate every possible threats to the business and be ready to address them when they arise. You should also pay close attention to every aspect of the business or at least have someone you trust in charge of things you cannot oversee yourself. One area most small business owners doesn’t pay much attention to is security. And I don’t mean putting an armed person t... (more)

eEye Ranked Top Host-Based Security Solution by Information Security Magazine

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/13/07 -- eEye Digital Security® today announced that a comparison review published in the November issue of Information Security Magazine showed that eEye is the "clear leader in identifying client-side attacks." Among seven leading security vendors tested for exploits, eEye was the only one to fully defend against zero-day attacks. Blink Enterprise Edition, the company's integrated endpoint security product that offers comprehensive host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS), received Information Security Magazine's highest rating. Blink beat products from much larger vendors including CA and IBM and even outperformed the yet-to-be-released beta versions of the latest HIPS software from Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro. In this esteemed group of competitors, Information Security Magazine wrote that Blink "successfully stopped all s... (more)

Cenzic Continues to Receive Industry Acclaim With Two More Awards

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/08/08 -- Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of application security vulnerability assessment and risk management solutions, today announced the company's continued recognition for their innovative solutions. At the heels of the recent five star rating and Best Buy award from SC Magazine, the company was recognized as a winner in two categories by the Info Security Products Guide's 2008 Tomorrow's Technology Today Awards. "We are very excited to continue to win prestigious awards in Web application security," said John Weinschenk, CEO of Cenzic. "This further validates Cenzic's position as an innovator and market leader in the Web application security space." Cenzic's Hailstorm Enterprise ARC as well as Cenzic's Software as a Service (SaaS) solution ClickToSecure were honored in categories including: -- Security Testing - Addre... (more)

One Million American Consumers Now Rely on Verizon for More Secure Online Experience

NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1 million consumers now turn to the Verizon Internet Security Suite for comprehensive protection from spyware, computer viruses and online fraud. (Note: To learn more about the importance of online security, visit http://newscenter.verizon.com/kit/??) Utilizing online security software that is automatically updated every three hours, the Verizon Internet Security Suite attracts hundreds of new users on a daily basis, recently surpassing the 1-million-subscriber mark. Earlier this year, Verizon announced that it had added online fraud protection and a PC tuneup tool to the Verizon Internet Security Suite, complementing an already powerful lineup of protection features. "More consumers every day are taking advantage of Verizon Internet Security Suite's no-nonsense approach to identifying and combating the malicious elements l... (more)

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ScaleMP is presenting at CloudEXPO 2019, held June 24-26 in Santa Clara, and we’d love to see you there. At the conference, we’ll demonstrate how ScaleMP is solving one of the most vexing challenges for cloud — memory cost and limit of scale — and how our innovative vSMP MemoryONE solution provides affordable larger server memory for the private and public cloud. Please visit us at Booth No. 519 to connect with our experts and learn more about vSMP MemoryONE and how it is already serving some of the world’s largest data centers. Click here to schedule a meeting with our experts and executives.
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