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Understanding Cloud Computing Vulnerabilities. This article first appeared in Security & Privacy IEEE magazine and is brought to you by InfoQ & IEEE Computer Society.

Understanding Cloud Computing Vulnerabilities

Discussions about cloud computing security often fail to distinguish general issues from cloud-specific issues. To clarify the discussions regarding vulnerabilities, the authors define indicators based on sound definitions of risk factors and cloud computing. Each day, a fresh news item, blog entry, or other publication warns us about cloud computing’s security risks and threats; in most cases, secu­rity is cited as the most substantial roadblock for cloud computing uptake. But this discourse about cloud computing security issues makes it difficult to formulate a well-founded assessment of the actual se­curity impact for two key reasons. Dellcloudedge's Profile - GitHub.


Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second. By Adrian Cockcroft and Denis Sheahan Netflix has been rolling out the Apache Cassandra NoSQL data store for production use over the last six months.

Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second

As part of our benchmarking we recently decided to run a test designed to validate our tooling and automation scalability as well as the performance characteristics of Cassandra. Adrian presented these results at the High Performance Transaction Systems workshop last week. Untitled. A non-profit advocate of open cloud computing. Overview of Cloudonomics « This is my first post in a while, as I’ve been engaged in developing a number of Monte Carlo simulations and detailed proofs of The 10 Laws of Cloudonomics.

Overview of Cloudonomics «

Here’s an overview of the results, with summaries of conclusions for those that don’t want to read through over 200 pages of proofs and analyses spanning economics, behavioral economics, calculus, probability, statistics, trigonometry, system dynamics, and computational complexity theory. Links to the papers and supporting simulations at are included. Here are the 10 Laws and a few bonus insights: The First Law of Cloudonomics: “Utility services cost less even though they cost more” In other words, “More is Less.” 1) If cloud services have a lower unit cost than a do-it-yourself dedicated solution does, you should use them; after all, why not save money?

The Second Law of Cloudonomics: “On-demand trumps forecasting”


Nist-cc-group. Cloud Computing Roundtable. This article first appeared in IEEE Security & Privacy magazine and is brought to you by InfoQ & IEEE Computer Society. Guest editors Iván Arce and Anup Ghosh put together a roundtable discussion so readers can hear about cloud computing security from those who are on the front lines, providing services and looking at the real-world threats and requirements from the market.

Anup Ghosh: Thank you all for joining us. We’ve chosen you because your companies represent sub­stantial investments in cloud computing. To start, Eric, can you talk about the size target market and scope of Google’s cloud-computing initiatives? Eric Grosse: That’s a good question, because scale is definitely a driving factor here. The big three challenges that I see as I’m trying to protect the average Google user are, number one, authentication. The second is malware. Finally, Web-application vulnerabilities for the cloud space. Ghosh: John, can you describe the scope of Micro­soft’s efforts in cloud computing?

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Global Provider View. Considering using an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS) to host your web applications?

Global Provider View

Are you concerned about performance and availability? Using the Global Provider View, compare cloud performance of PaaS and IaaS providers as we continuously monitor a sample application running in each of the top cloud computing service providers from around the world. See firsthand, in real time, how well the sample application performs over time from the various Internet backbone locations you see here. Methodology Overview. Orchestra. CloudControl » Cloud hosting platform. For five years Exoscale has been building a public cloud offering that has grown to include compute, object storage and other services that help SaaS businesses to launch and grow.

cloudControl » Cloud hosting platform

Today I’m pleased to announce an exciting next step: the cloudControl team, technology and brand are joining Exoscale to build a richer range of cloud services for SaaS operators. Who is cloudControl? I co-founded cloudControl eight years ago in Berlin. We were one of the pioneers of platform as a service and grew to have customers globally. During that time we also formed a strong partnership with Exoscale, as they offered the cloudControl PaaS on Exoscale infrastructure.


Deployment models. Data Center Map. Cloud Patterns from VMware. Over the last few months WMware's Steve Jin has published several design patterns around working with virtual machines in the cloud, especially vCloud.

Cloud Patterns from VMware

He follows a common dialogue in each published pattern which makes it easy to read and consume. Libcloud python library - a unified interface to cloud server providers. Moving your Infrastructure to the Cloud: How to Maximize Benefits and Avoid Pitfalls. Executive Summary With Cloud Computing becoming more widely utilized, it is important for organizations to understand ways to maximize benefits and minimize risks of a move to the cloud. This paper details the significant benefits that Cloud Computing brings and provides guidance to IT decision makers to help their decision making process. This is especially important given the plethora of vendors in the marketplace today.

Welcome to Apache Hadoop! Dr Dobbs - Cloud Computing on Rich Data.

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