Archive for the 'Cloud Computing' Category

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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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Inherent Trust in the Cloud – ISACA Update

ISACA Silicon Valley ChapterI attended the ISACA Silicon Valley chapter 2012 Summer Conference, Enabling Trust: Business in the Cloud, on August 23rd and 24th.  Some of the organizations presenting included Qualys, SurveyMonkey, EMC Consulting, StrongAuth, Allgress, PwC, Apollo Group, iStreet Solutions, Check Point Software Technologies and Layered Tech.

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Should you redesign an app for the Cloud?

I recently visited with SearchCloudProvider’s Dina Gerdeman about 3 important factors to consider when weighing the options of migrating/redesigning for the Cloud. Read the full article here: Cloud application architectures: When to redesign an app for the cloud