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Expanding on the " introduction to cloud computing" article, here are some additional suggestions for choosing  a cloud service model  provider. In a typical Cloud Computing data centre, an application set will generally be hosted over Virtual Machines running on a large number of Physical Machines. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a definite factor when considering a move for some enterprise services into the cloud. There are certainly arguments both for and against the merits, especially when considering the impact of risk on an enterprise that choses to transfer risk with the adoption of a cloud service. However as a customer you should ensure resources are in place to safeguard the maintenance and management of your identity management and authentication systems. Keep in mind that in the dynamic cloud computing environment traditional security practices may not ... (more)

Live Forensics and the Cloud

Cloud Computing offers a sense of "vastness" in terms of storage and remote processing. According to Simpson Garfinkil, a major challenge to any digital forensics investigator investigating data within the cloud; can be an inability to locate or identify data or code that is lost when single data structures are split into elements. This in effect directly impacts forensic visibility. Within this ecosystem a major concern can be access to and the preservation of data within an on-going digital forensic investigation. Of consideration as mentioned in Part 1 - is that in a live and ... (more)

Healthcare IT and the Cloud

Over the last few weeks I've been hearing a lot of discussion around HIPAA. When we speak about HIPAA, invariably the two components of data security and data privacy arises. In the traditional data centers, database managers and data owners know where their data resides and implement the necessary processes to preserve privacy and audit access. However, when we move to the cloud, the cloud being all about data, we are looking at servers, network, and storage that are abstracted. This raises concern that data owners may not necessarily know where their data sets physically resi... (more)

Dynamic Decision Making and IT Operations

As business technology managers we are constantly challenged by a need to support a broad spectrum of information technologies within our organizations. Now more so with the establishment of the amalgamation of services that now comprises the cloud computing ecosystem. The pure purpose of these technologies is to improve end-users needs as these systems evolve. Managers are in turn constantly challenged in an effort to present and optimize a single infrastructure to support the many different requirements within organizations. We are blitzed daily with newer and allegedly better m... (more)

Standards Acceleration to Jump-Start Adoption of Cloud Computing (SAJAAC)

One major concern with the adoption of cloud computing is the lack of a defined standard or standards that are specific to operations impacting security, interoperability & mobility within the Cloud ecosystem. As most managers of security departments will attest to, there is a fine line between security and operations. While we as business managers want to ensure that we maximize the ROI on our operational investments and ensure that availability is paramount for our users, we do not want to do so at the expense of our security measures, policies and protocols. On the other hand we... (more)