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Risks of public cloud multiply even as enterprise use surges

A few years back, raising the issue of data privacy was viewed in many IT discussions as a traitorous act. Dazzled by the economic potential in new sources and analytic platforms for Big Data, neither vendors nor technology users appeared very willing to consider the privacy challenge that was rearing its ugly head. In the [...]

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Kevin Fogarty, freelance IT journalist and frequent contributor to InsightaaS

Public cloud rumblings gathering force

Using GE’s decision to shift to public cloud as an important anecdotal marker and market data from a number of research houses as quantitative evidence of the public future, in the article below, Kevin Fogarty examines strategies adopted by several of the large IT vendors to capture the coming wave. From software providers looking for [...]


Management algorithms a cloud panacea?

In the article below, Kevin Fogarty tackles the thorny topic of data centre power management, a huge subject that encompasses cloud and virtualization technologies, the politics of efficiency vs. uptime in facilities management as well as power and carbon pricing. He has chosen to focus in this piece on recent research exploring the potential for [...]

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Richard Seroter, head of product management, CenturyLink Cloud

CTS a new private cloud ‘standards’ bearer

Long heralded as the cloud of choice for businesses with unique data security, privacy or regulatory requirements, private cloud deployment is like an itch that won’t go away. Despite media and industry focus on the efficiency and cost savings to be won in multi-tenant environments, organizational need to leverage existing system and infrastructure investments, new [...]