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Editor's Blog and Industry Comments

Bringing Cloud Computing Closer To Widespread Adoption

21 February, 2011
News from the cloud computing industry aims to provide information to the large numbers of potential adopters who are still unconvinced that a move into the cloud is the right thing to do

Akamai has beefed up defences for cloud operators with improvements to the company's firewall designed to protect against distributed denial of service attacks. These enhancements came about as a result of the increased interest shown in the cloud by cyber criminals and the need to strengthen defences. Read more about Akamai's fight against threats against the cloud




Operators of VDI private clouds can try out and benefit from encryption software from Credant Technologies which is in beta version and enables policy enforcement regardless of the infrastructure being used. Read more about Credant's cloud encryption solution




Anyone planning on adopting a cloud infrastructure could find a bit of reading up on the subject useful and WIley's Comprehensive Guide To Secure Cloud Computing should do the trick. The book is now available from Research and Markets. Read more about Wiley's Cloud Security book

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