This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - week of March 30th:
A new Cloud Security Alliance survey of financial companies found that more than 40% of small companies (<=500 employees) had adopted cloud and 61% of institutions are developing cloud strategies. There is still room for improvement, with only 42% reporting actively implemented data encryption solutions for the cloud. Financial firms searching for cloud strategy via Business Cloud
“The most commonly expressed cloud security concerns revolve around the lack of visibility into the data protection measures employed by service providers,” a new report from Ovum states. With 80% of enterprises are now using some form of cloud technology, service providers need to set up security measures and user control. Ovum urges service providers to get serious about cloud security via Computer Weekly
Google's Cloud Platform now offers Cloud Launcher, a calalog of applications that can be deployed with one click. The service's set includes common applications such as WordPress, LAMP and stack components like Nginx and Node.js. Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap via InfoWorld
From the Open Data Center Alliance Cloud Adoption Survey 2014, published this month, reports that ODCA members are focusing on internal clouds over public cloud, and exploring both software defined networking and hybrid cloud.
According to the ODCA, respondents who have greater than 60% of operations in an internal cloud has increased from 10% in 2012 to 24% in 2014.
|Image credit: ODCA Cloud Adoption Survey 2014|
Upcoming events Cohesive is hosting and attending:
- 8 April CloudCamp Chicago FinTech
- 15 April attending the AWS Summit London at ExCel
- 20 - 24 April - attending RSA Conference in San Francisco
- 30 April - Cohesive Sponsoring & hosting the Secret Service Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force April meeting
- 2 - 4 June InfoSec London
- 1 July AWS Summit Chicago