Virtualization

The case for serverless architecture

May 1st, 2019
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  Serverless technology should not be applied to all application initiatives.  PM Kinetics offers cloud solutions that can improve your success. The term “serverless” is a bit of a misnomer.  It refers to a moment in time when computing resources are employed for the spin-up time of a few milliseconds, that execute cleanly, and that

Who is responsible for risk mitigation in the Cloud?

October 6th, 2010

RISK THREAT MITIGATING PARTY Insecure, Porous APIs Man in the middle, content threats, code injection, DoS attacks § Enterprise and Cloud Provider Logical Multi-Tenancy Virtual machine attacks, malicious code execution, comingled tenant data § Cloud Provider Data Protection and Confidentiality Reduced confidentiality and privacy for private data stored in the clear at the cloud provider

Cloud Computing Definitions and Use Cases

September 9th, 2010

An active discussion on cloud computing use cases brings a somewhat more practical approach to what this service might offer to a company and how it might evolve over time.  Not everyone can use salesforce.com or Google mail services, which are the most frequently cited examples of cloud computing. The NIST definition describes five essential

Security in the New Data Center

August 31st, 2010

Information security in data centers has historically relied on perimeter firewalls, pattern matching “after the fact” with intrusion detection, and at the server level by installing host-based intrusion detection, identity enforcement, antivirus, and other software agents.  Internal LANs can be segmented and boundary controls implemented using the same firewall technology. Virtualization adds a layer of

Ebb and Flow of Virtualization Implementations

August 27th, 2010

Gartner says that just 16% of data center loads are virtualized, and in a recent InformationWeek Analytics survey found that 35% of respondents say they expect to virtualize less than 25% of their data centers by 2011. That finding reflects either a less optimistic or more realistic assessment than survey respondents exhibited last year, when

SOA Rebranded as Cloud Computing Services

August 18th, 2010

Just have to love some marketing folks and analysts that jump to the latest buzz word and extol the differences, benefits, pitfalls, fear, uncertainty and doubt.   There have recently been some press releases concerning cloud computing concepts and technology that seems to have been lifted from previous Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) overviews from the same vendors. 

Cloud computing key risks

July 30th, 2010

For every positive benefit there is almost always a negative to compensate for rapid adoption based on wild enthusiasm.  Cloud computing has a number of key risks.  1) data privacy and governing privacy laws  2)  multi-cloud relationships and subcontractors are also an issue when using a cloud provider 3)  multi-tenancy on the same virtual server

Cloud Computing key benefits

July 29th, 2010

Like any good consultant or analyst, you can summarize the key benefits in three easy statements: 1) cost, 2) computing on-demand or scalability, and 3) access to expertise on virtualization and technology.  The entire business model for cloud providers is to achieve economies of scale and provide processing power at a very low price.  It