Private Cloud Computing Essentials

Cloud Computing has kicked off the next big wave in business computing. It is offering many benefits including business agility, security, scalability and reduced administration resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for any size and type of company. The recent innovations in mobile device and virtualization technologies, including today’s comprehensive wireless access to high-speed Internet, have all contributed to the acceleration of Cloud Computing. 

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 Data security

What Is Data Security For Organizations ?

The past two decades have seen rapid progress in technology. While the internet revolution has connected businesses around the world, cloud computing technologies have optimized resources. The Internet of Things (IoT) brings a versatile range of devices into the network. Gone are the days when communication was only possible between computers. The IoT revolution makes it possible to transmit data across a range of devices. Unfortunately, the advances in technology are accompanied by data security threats.

Data Security Matters For Everyone

Every day more than one exabyte of data is said to travel over the Internet  – enough data to fill 300,000 of the world’s biggest hard disks or 212 million DVDs. Browsers, smartphones and applications have filled our private and professional lives; roughly 3,500 pieces of information per person are captured by the Web every week and stored somewhere in the cloud. The use of personal data underlies the business models of Internet giants such as Google and Facebook, but most people would have trouble knowing who exactly has access to the data trail they are generating across the Internet.

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Cloud Computing: Application Virtualization And Desktop Delivery For Education

When Compaq coined the term ‘cloud computing’, few thought that it would become a buzzword. Today, cloud technology has revolutionized the IT industry, which in turn has changed the face of every sector, including education. However, the education segment has been slower to follow this trend, for various reasons. Recent developments show that the transition to the cloud is rapidly taking place in this segment too.

Xenapp Fundamentals EOL – Challenges & Opportunities

On 26 March 2014, Citrix reviewed the lifecycle for XenApp and Presentation Server, confirming that the end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 will be on 14 July 2015. For businesses, the subsequent mandatory migration has the potential to cause a disruptive wholesale change in their IT environment. However, Citrix’s end-of-life announcement also gives companies the opportunity to re-evaluate their needs and investigate the options provided by other vendors.

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PCI DSS Compliant

PCI DSS Compliant With Remote Application Server

One of the major challenges organizations accepting credit card payments and dealing with cardholder information are facing nowadays is that of building PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant systems and networks. Parallels Remote Application Server allows administrators to build a secure private cloud where they can centralize all sensitive data, allow access through published applications and virtual desktops, and have a PCI DSS compliant network. Since all the data are centralized and accessed only via published resources on the Parallels Remote Application Server, it is easier to manage, maintain and audit the network, and since only publishing data are exchanged between the user and the Parallels Remote Application Server, the security of the network is drastically improved.

Cloud Computing Security – Public vs. Private Cloud Computing

During the last few years, cloud computing has become a buzzword on the internet. In simple terms, it is the process of delivering services hosted on remote data centers connected through the Iinternet, and has become a common way of running businesses in the last five years. According to analysts, this market segment has a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 10%, and is expected to reach USD 205.48 billion by 2018. However, many question marks populate a CIO’s thoughts – about security, cost and corporate application availability. Some answers are provided by private cloud computing, whereby remote services are delivered to users through an owned set of servers and data are stored locally.

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VDI – Why Is It Still Virtually Untapped?

Cloud computing and virtualization technologies have undoubtedly brought about a revolution in the IT world in the past decade. With the increase in BYOD environments, a work-from-home culture and the drive for resource optimization, desktop virtualization and remote application delivery have been welcome solutions for modern businesses of all sizes – often being their first foray into cloud computing. IT analysts had predicted that 2012 would be the ‘year of VDI’ (virtual desktop infrastructure). The same forecast was made for 2013, and again for 2014.

Maximize Your Remote Desktop Services

Virtualization has added facets to information technology. Today, businesses look not only at optimizing business resources, but also at management of when, where and how data are accessed. Remote networks are among the aspects of IT that need attention. Nowadays, remote desktop services (RDS) allow businesses to deliver secure remote services to end users effectively.

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What is BYOD

What is BYOD ?

Bring your own device or BYOD is a revolutionary innovation in networking, and it is here to stay. It can broadly be defined as a program that provides device-independence to end-users. Due to the increased use of smartphones, organizations have inevitably implemented the BYOD concept in their networking strategies. According to Gartner, it is expected that by 2016, four out of 10 organizations shall rely exclusively on BYOD, meaning that the organizations won’t provide any devices to their employees.