Archive for the 'Cloud Computing' Category

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Layered Tech Commitment to Privacy Continues with Safe Harbor Recertification

With the prevalence of cybercrime, governments have enacted laws; organizations have established standards; and companies such as Layered Tech have implemented considerable administrative, technical, and physical controls on information security to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.

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ETA Eye Openers

At the 2013 Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Annual Meeting and Expo  in New Orleans recently, I had the opportunity to give a presentation on Hacktivism titled Managing Risk for Online Threats and Hacktivism Actions. Attending these shows allows me to experience a little bit of local culture (the food and the venue were awesome), network with colleagues and learn about what is trending in the cloud space. I’m not surprised that the trending theme this year revolved around mobile technology.
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Take the Plunge Into the Cloud

Plunge into the cloud with Layered Tech cloud hosting and cloud servicesI have spent the last 12 years working in sales in the hosting industry, and I must say that the last 4+ have been the most interesting with the emergence of cloud hosting in the market. I spend my days working with current and future cloud users, and from what I have gathered over the past few years, new cloud adopters usually have three major concerns when it comes to hosting their applications in the cloud:
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Up and to the Right: Layered Tech advances in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner Research logoGartner recently published the 2013 edition of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting which included Layered Tech. Since our first inclusion in 2010, Layered Tech has significantly increased our ranking and position with respect to completeness of vision and ability to execute. We have consistently moved up and to the right.

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Cloudbook Tells Our Story

Layered Tech recently partnered with Cloudbook to tell our story and we were thrilled with the results.  The CEO of Cloudbook, Vince Vasquez, tells us about his vision below.

Two years ago when the first iPad launched, we seized the opportunity to build a new application to help businesses, like Layered Tech, tell their stories. As such, our storytelling software — based on lessons learned from producing films, documentaries and books — allows the consumer to read and watch a story, chapter by chapter via their iPad, iPhone or online. These stories are packaged in what our customers simply call their “Cloudbooks.”
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Intelligence in the Cloud – Security and Compliance

dciaWe hope you can join Layered Tech at the “Intelligence in the Cloud” workshop, which is a unique opportunity to understand the challenges of migrating secure multimedia assets to the cloud.  The workshop, jointly sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA), will focus on how military and government agencies with responsibilities for intelligence gathering can safely leverage the benefits of cloud computing.
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5 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Service Provider

Cloud SecurityQuite often, cloud service providers neglect to make security and compliance of their cloud environments their responsibility. Many service providers leave it to the client to manage their own security. This is not ideal. The client cannot control all elements of the environment and is at a disadvantage.  It is startling to me, that 69% of cloud service providers do not believe that security is their responsibility, and even more, do not offer easy to implement security controls as a service according to the Ponemon Institute in 2011.
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Mixing Clients in the Cloud

The recently announced Layered Tech Cloud Data Center platform extends our experience in delivering secure and compliance solutions to the cloud, without sacrificing business agility. We have operated secure multi-tenant virtualized platforms for many years including our virtual private server (VPS) platform (since 2007) and our Matrix community cloud (since 2009). Now we offer a completely virtualized cloud data center environment with optional PCI and HIPAA compliance service and guarantee.

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Facing the Facts: How to Avoid Cloud Security Risks

Cloud Security RisksDespite increasing adoption in cloud computing, many companies are still hesitant about making the leap to the cloud due to concerns about security. In fact, a recent cloud computing survey revealed that security and compliance are the top inhibitors for cloud adoption.

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Evolving Cloud Services for Changing e-Business Needs

We will shortly launch Layered Tech’s new eBusiness Cloud Services, designed to guarantee compliance and deliver managed security in a range of cloud computing environments. Over the course of developing these new solutions, there were a number of lessons learned that we believe led us to build a better cloud for complex e-business applications. Here are a few we’d like to share:

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