Month: November 2017

GDPR compliance
Cloud Security Alliance publishes GDPR compliance guideline

Cloud Security Alliance publishes GDPR compliance guideline

Compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) is moving from a theoretical construct to an existential threat as the May 25, 2018, deadline rapidly approaches. To provide service providers and their customers some guidance on how to achieve...

/ November 22, 2017
ONAP
ONAP promises to transform delivery of cloud and networking services

ONAP promises to transform delivery of cloud and networking services

ONAP, a framework that’s being spearheaded by The Linux Foundation and promises to transform how network and cloud services are delivered, was made generally available yesterday. The Amsterdam release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) combines software-defined networking (SDN)...

/ November 21, 2017
Ransomware hits primetime TV

Ransomware hits primetime TV

Over the past few years, ransomware has really taken over. First our computers, then news headlines, and now our TVs. This popular threat has been popping up on TV shows everywhere, including Mr. Robot, Black Mirror, and more recently, Grey’s...

/ November 21, 2017
Black Friday is made for the cloud

Black Friday is made for the cloud

Black Friday is coming, that magical shopping day when every retailer’s servers get tested to their limits. It’s also a great day to show the power of cloud computing. The elasticity of the cloud — the ability to scale your...

/ November 20, 2017
Ask an Expert: How can I have positive conversations with my employees?

Ask an Expert: How can I have positive conversations with my employees?

Q: I’m starting to build a small team at my MSP, but it feels like I only talk to my employees when something goes wrong or when there’s a fire they need help putting out for a customer. What are...

/ November 20, 2017
Conficker mystery
Tech Time Warp: The Confounding Case of Conficker

Tech Time Warp: The Confounding Case of Conficker

One of the most insidious worms of all time made its debut Nov. 21, 2008, and it’s still alive and kicking today. Conficker continues to spread, thanks to installations of the beloved but now out-of-support Windows XP. Eleven million devices...

/ November 17, 2017
Cloud 5: AWS sells Chinese hardware assets, Kubernetes gets certification standard

Cloud 5: AWS sells Chinese hardware assets, Kubernetes gets certification standard

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ November 17, 2017
Google Cloud’s quest to surpass ad revenue may take awhile

Google Cloud’s quest to surpass ad revenue may take awhile

A couple of years ago at the Structure Conference, Urs Hölzle, SVP of engineering at Google, made a rather bold prediction. He said that by 2020, Google cloud revenue would surpass the company’s ad money, which remains by far the...

/ November 16, 2017
Multi-cloud computing
MSPs need to size the scope of multi-cloud computing opportunity

MSPs need to size the scope of multi-cloud computing opportunity

Usage of public cloud computing services is fairly widespread, but a new survey of 130 IT professionals in organizations with more than 500 employees conducted by OpsRamp, a provider of an IT operations management platform, sheds some interesting light on...

/ November 16, 2017
Showing our thanks to our MSP followers

Showing our thanks to our MSP followers

The holiday season is just around the corner—and that means it’s time for us to give our thanks! Without our blog subscribers and Twitter followers, we wouldn’t be where we are today, so to show some love we’re running a...

/ November 15, 2017