Asian customers welcome Asia’s first OpenStack hybrid cloud offering from Rackspace

With Rackspace Hosting launching Rackspace Hybrid Cloud, – possibly Asia’s first hybrid cloud powered by OpenStack – this week, organizations in the region now have access to the power of open standards to enjoy freedom from vendor lock-in as they make their journey to faster innovation through cloud computing. The solution encompasses public cloud, private […]

The five styles of advanced threat defense

Attackers want to compromise networks and computers to steal sensitive information from the enterprise by using sophisticated malware. Research firm Gartner says IT can protect the enterprise against targeted attacks in five basic ways, and recommends combining at least two of them together for best effect. Gartner’s report, “Five Styles of Advanced Threat Defense” defines […]

In 2013, cyberattacks will be more damaging, warns security expert

There is an uptick in emerging cyber threats and an increased focus by governments to fight back through legislation. While the security industry is predicted to focus on “strike back” measures, WatchGuard Technologies predicts these actions will be ineffective and ultimately unviable for most organizations. “2012 was an eye-opening year in cyber security as we […]

Savvis introduces Big Data solutions

Savvis has introduced the Savvis Big Data Solutions, a full suite of services designed to help organizations glean the most value from their data. Savvis Big Data Solutions gives enterprises and government organizations access to the compute, storage and high-bandwidth network capabilities required to power virtually any analytics application. The suite includes Savvis’ managed services […]

Gartner: Cloud-based security as a service set to take off

Gartner is predicting the cloud-based security services market, which includes secure email or web gateways, identity and access management (IAM), remote vulnerability assessment, security information and event management to hit $4.13 billion by 2017. According to its “Market Trends: Cloud-based Security Services Market, Worldwide, 2014,” Gartner is predicting growth is likely to come because of […]

Transporter network storage device cuts cost with bring-your-own-drive option

Cloud storage and back-up services like Dropbox and Carbonite deliver the convenience of anywhere access and the security of offsite backup, but the subscription fees for those services add up. Network-attached storage systems like WD’s new My Cloud are attractive alternatives, but it’s not always easy to sync two of those systems over the Internet to provide […]