Venom, announced recently by security intelligence firm CrowdStrike, is a vulnerability affecting the floppy drive emulation code used by many virtualization platforms. It looks like Venom will not be as big as Heartbleed, the vulnerability discovered last year that allowed hackers to grab data from the memory of servers running affected versions of the open-source OpenSSL encryption software. However, VENOM is of particular interest to cloud-users everywhere as it is one of a very few vulnerabilities at the hypervisor that compromises the security through isolation promise of virtualization-based cloud infrastructure.
Container madness is still in full force with more big name vendors like AWS, Google, Red Hat, IBM, Microsoft and VMware jumping on the container bandwagon that Docker got rolling. The madness is also fueled by container technologies driving changes in the conversation around cloud computing.
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Whether an outage is caused by bad weather, an overtaxed electrical grid, a backhoe accidentally hitting a power line, your data center needs to be prepared for power loss. Downtime matters, and downtime prevention matters. Most large businesses lease space with Tier 3 or Tier 4 data centers due to the level of redundancy associated with those Tiers. Learn more about the difference between Data Center Tiers.
Last week StrataCore and the Seattle SIM co-hosted a panel discussion at the Big Picture in Seattle. The topic was: Cloud vs Colo Smackdown – Where Should You Put Your Infrastructure?
Cybercrime is on the rise. Companies, large and small, are falling victim to a fully weaponized web that provides bad actors with simple tools to perform their dirty cyberdeeds. Thanks to the Internet’s inherent anonymity, widespread reach, and disjointed law enforcement status Cybercriminals have a lot to gain – and enterprises have a lot to lose.
This coming Saturday, March 14th is a special day for math geeks and nerds alike - Pi Day.
Here is a quick rundown of a few newsworthy articles that people are talking about it the world of IT, including cloud computing trends for 2015, some M&A activity, new products/services being offered, and organizations leading the technology pack.
I was on my way home the other night and wanted something to listen to while sitting in traffic, so why not a podcast. Here is a summary of The Structured Show podcast that kept me entertained while parked on I-90. Thank you to the hosts Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris. “If your cloud provider’s lineup leaves you cold, you can jump ship. Or you could wait a minute because things could — probably will — change. There’s already been a ton of consolidation — the acquisitions of MetaCloud, Eucalyptus, Cloudscaling et al by Cisco, HP, and EMC respectively.
There is a new Forrester Wave report out that focuses on hosted private cloud solutions.
We wanted to recap a few of the highlights from our blog, which included a fair amount of M&A activity, new cloud related technology products, and a bit of Shellshock.
Cloud 2015 is off to a stuttering start with Verizon’s announcement of up to 48 hours of downtime for maintenance. Notifications have been going out to all Verizon Cloud customers with predictably unhappy responses. While the twitterverse is in a bit of an uproar, Verizon has performed similar maintenance in the past and states that ONLY 24 hours of downtime is expected.