By Jeff Reich, Chief Risk Officer, Layered Tech
In the first installment of this series, we looked at the magnitude in which companies are experiencing security data breaches and how PCI compliance can help businesses overcome these issues. In this installment, we’ll examine how community clouds are emerging as an alternative environment for companies looking to achieve PCI compliance and robust security while also reaping benefits including reduced overhead.
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By Jeff Reich, Chief Risk Officer, Layered Tech
It seems almost daily a new report emerges detailing how a company suffered a data security breach, resulting in the release of sensitive data for hundreds of people. To help guard against these attacks, companies can become PCI compliant, but it is not an easy goal to achieve and does not guarantee complete and total security. As an alternative, community clouds provided through third-party resources like Layered Tech offer security options and a path to compliance without the cost and labor issues present with in-house systems.
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We were recently approached by Light Reading, one of the most widely read IT publications in the industry, to do an interview on Layered Tech’s approach to cloud computing services. Naturally, we obliged, and our president, Brad Hokamp, sat down with Light Reading’s editor, Phil Harvey, to discuss the results our clients are achieving with our managed compliant cloud solutions:
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This week CA Technologies announced Applogic 3.0. This comes after VMware announced vCloud Director 1.5 and Citrix acquired Cloud.com. This was an exciting month of events for the leading Cloud OS platforms. This is interesting to Layered Tech and our customers because this illustrates the rapid maturing of cloud platform technologies. It exemplifies that these technologies initially targeted to service providers like Layered Tech are also adopting many of the capabilities enterprises are looking for to build out private, hybrid and secure multi-tenant cloud environments.
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As businesses and their customers increasingly process, store and share sensitive data online, there is a growing need for secure hosting services that meet data security compliance standards. Layered Technologies recognizes this growing enterprise trend and is committed to evolving and improving our managed hosting services, which is why we have acquired GSI Hosting, a leading provider of compliance-oriented hosting services. The acquisition is part of our accelerating growth within the enterprise managed services sector, and the combination of Layered Tech’s on-demand and cloud computing infrastructure with GSI’s compliance-oriented capabilities will create a market-leading managed services portfolio for customers across the globe.
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There’s a new video posted by CA, in which Jack Finlayson, CEO of Layered Tech, discusses the significance of CA’s acquisition of 3Tera. Layered Tech has long used 3Tera’s award-winning software to help IT managers reduce the time and complexity of deploying and managing business services to the cloud.
Check it out here.
When was the last time you dialed an 800-number for customer support or chatted with an online support rep about a product or service you’re using? As I type this post, call center agents for major corporations are handling tens of thousands of calls, e-mails and chat sessions. That’s a lot of customer interactions at any given time, and each customer engagement is important and must be treated personally. Some of the world’s largest brands, including Priceline.com and eBay, rely on customer service solution provider KANA Software to better manage their ever-increasing customer interactions. Ballooning customer interaction volumes put pressure on IT infrastructures, which is what drove KANA to re-evaluate the infrastructure it had in place.
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When it comes to supply chain solutions, JDA Software Group, Inc. is no doubt the “Big Kahuna.” More than 6,000 enterprises worldwide rely on JDA to optimize their supply chain and improve profitability. In addition to its international presence, JDA’s solutions span numerous industries, including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail, grocery, travel, hospitality and media.
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Viva Las Vegas! We recently returned from a successful trip to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2010 in Las Vegas, where we launched our new partner program. It’s designed to give our partners all of the resources they need to deliver advanced dedicated hosting, virtualization and cloud computing infrastructures to enterprise customers. Our program is based on solution sets and added services so partners can engage more customers and shorten the sales cycle.
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Let’s kick off the New Year by sharing some industry insight about expected IT trends and the initiatives most likely to dominate IT budgets in 2010, according to Enterprise Systems Journal. Their first newsletter of 2010 says businesses will increasingly adopt cloud computing and virtualization as viable and cost-effective infrastructure strategies. It also weighs public vs. private clouds and discusses which meets business needs best. And along with new technologies and strategies comes the need to adjust security practices to keep mission-critical data secure, while managing applications to meet end-user’s performance standards.
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