Cloud Closed - A Rundown of 2014 Shutdowns - Featured Image

Cloud Closed - A Rundown of 2014 Shutdowns

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.
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Preparing IT Infrastructure to Overcome Any Challenge

While the IT organizations of many companies pride themselves on having 99.999% uptime, there always comes a time when the very systems they depend on are suddenly unavailable.
Industry Updates– Shellshock Bugs, Cloud Acquisitions & Reboots - Featured Image

Industry Updates– Shellshock Bugs, Cloud Acquisitions & Reboots

Just in case you missed it - here's a quick look at a few top industry news articles from last week: Recap of StrataCore Blog Posts: Internet Shellshocked Today: Bash Vulnerability a Webwide Problem A vulnerability reported in the GNU Borne Again Shell (Bash) has been exploited and used to take over Web servers as part of botnet. This newly discovered security hole has been dubbed “Shellshock” and is similar to the Heartbleed bug that appeared last spring in that it allows anyone with knowledge of the vulnerability to exploit a large number of Web servers.
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Internet Shellshocked: Bash Vulnerability a Webwide Problem

 A vulnerability reported in the GNU Borne Again Shell (Bash) yesterday has been exploited and used to take over Web servers as part of botnet. This newly discovered security hole has been dubbed “Shellshock” and is similar to the Heartbleed bug that appeared last spring in that it allows anyone with knowledge of the vulnerability to exploit a large number of Web servers.
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New Technologies Lead to Evolving IT Departments

Technology solutions are rapidly evolving, which leads to IT departments needing to change or adapt to a broader scope of responsibilities. The IT department is being integrated into the overarching business strategy for most companies. This can lead to challenges for IT professionals throughout all verticals and business sizes.  A recent study done by Protiviti, a global consulting firm, of over 1,000 CIOs, IT VPs, and IT Directors found that many professional faced similar challenges.
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Cloud Protection: How to Avoid Emergency-Related Outages

How do we know when a hurricane, twister, tornado, flood or an outage will occur?