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13
Oct

Hosting Guru Comments: Public cloud security remains MISSION IMPOSSIBLE….. for now

Cloud Security

Cloud Security

From Christine Burns, Network World

Someday, cloud security vendors and cloud services providers will convince enterprise IT that it’s safe to move sensitive data and mission critical apps from the private cloud to the public cloud.

Unfortunately, that day has not yet arrived.

Security practitioners, consultants and analysts interviewed for this story say cloud security vendors and cloud services providers have a long way to go before enterprise customers will be able to find a comfort zone in the public cloud, or even in a public/private hybrid deployment.

My Take> Until we have more standards around Cloud Security Models, Interoperability Standards and Data Classification Standards this will remain an issue for the adolecent cloud industry.  As an industry we’ve only just got our “P’s”, and we can’t wait to explore the super information highway, but we still need to learn how the road-rules apply in the real world! 

What I find most interesting, is that this is yet another article quoting that service providers are doing security better than a lot of in-house IT teams.
So while security in the cloud is not YET perfect, it’s not as bad as sometimes depicted!  Cloud Computing providers that already operate facilities and services under the ISO27001, PCI-DSS and ASIO T4 standards already have a pretty good start.  I would argue that providers operating under these security standards, of which there only a handful, would provide better security standards than more than 90% of the Enterprise and Corporates businesses out there.  Perhaps Cloud Standards built around these security models and data classifications would be a good start!!   Your thoughts??

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6
Oct

About NTT Australia – Your ICT Gateway to Asia and the world!

By Hosting Guru

This is a bit of a shameless plug I know,  but since NTT made the significant investments in Dimension Data, Frontline Systems and Harbour MSP in Australia, not a lot has been said about what we are doing with all these amazing companies.  I hope to give you a little insight below into how we are going to market as a fully integrated ICT provider.

In the near future I will be sharing information on the launch of our exiciting Cloud 2.0 platform in Australia.  We will be one of the first regions globally to go to this new advanced cloud computing platform.  Stay tuned!

About NTT Australia

NTT is a Tier 1 Global Carrier and ICT Solutions provider, ranked #31 in the US Fortune 500 with Global Revenues of US$105 Billion.
Providing ICT services around the globe in 159 countries, we are your ICT gateway to Asia and the world.

NTT Australia is your local partner for global ICT Solutions with particular strength in Asia.  We provide high quality managed security, enterprise hosting, voice, data and IP services with leadership in IPv6 to businesses in more than 150 countries.  NTT Australia has two Data Centres in Australia and Global Network POPS in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland.

NTT, the Japanese global ICT provider continues to make significant investments to support businesses in Australia & Asia Pacific.  In 2010 NTT purchased Dimension Data and in May 2011 NTT announced the acquisition of Frontline Systems and Harbour MSP in Australia.  NTT now has revenues exceeding $1 Billion in Australia.

 
NTT operates the following solution portfolio in Australia & Internationally:

Managed Services

NTT’s management expertise enables customers to achieve greater efficiency through reliable, high-quality global & local communication.

  • Enterprise IT Hosting
  • Managed Web Hosting
  • Cloud Computing (Private, Hybrid, Public)
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Application Management
  • Security Management
  • Edge Caching

Network Services

NTT is one of the world’s few true Tier 1 IP Carriers with total diversity across the entire network all the way to the customer’s dedicated environment.

  • International MPLS IP Private Network covering 159 countries
  • Global IP Transit
  • IPv6/IPv4
  • VoIP

Infrastructure Services

Infrastructure Services at NTT help to stabilise and optimise current operations helping companies reap real value in every step.

  • IT Service Desk
  • Business IT Process Implementation and Consulting Services
  • Infrastructure Solutions
    • Cloud Computing (Private, Hybrid, Public)
    • Onsite or Co-location
  • Video, Web & Audio Conferencing enablement and service provision

Application Services

NTT, with its expertise and experience helps clients develop and support applications, thus helping businesses maximise their return on investment.

  • Application Development Services
  • Application Management Services
  • Business Intelligence
  • Products and Solutions
  • Transformation and Modernisation Services
  • Professional Services

Business Process Outsourcing

BPO Services at NTT help you increase your company’s flexibility. We help you focus on your core competencies, without being burdened by the demands of bureaucratic restraints.

  • Product / Warranty Support
  • Customer Care
  • Professional Services

Smart Media Delivery & Conferencing

Superfast high quality distribution of digital information to audiences across the globe.

  • Global Smart Content Delivery
  • Web Acceleration
  • Media Streaming Services
  • Live & on demand Web TV enablement
  • 3D and HDTV broadcast contribution & distribution enablement

NTT Com companies operating in Australia are:

NTT Communications Australia
Local ICT services provider, backed by an extensive global organisation.  Your gateway to Asia and the globe, for ICT services around the world in 159 countries. 
http://www.au.ntt.com/en/

Frontline Systems 
The largest HP Technology partner in Australia providing Infrastructure and IT services.
http://www.frontline.com.au/              

Harbour MSP
Data Centre and Managed Services Provider. 
http://www.harbourmsp.com.au/ 

Emerio Solutions
Application Services, Infrastructure Services and Business Process Outsourcing.
http://www.emeriocorp.com/

NTT Group Companies operating in Australia are:

Dimension Data
Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, converged communications, security, data centre solutions, Microsoft and contact centre technologies 
http://www.dimensiondata.com/

Extend Technologies
Leading provider of SAP solutions and services for medium and large organisations in the public and private sectors.
http://www.extendtechnologies.com.au/

NTT Electronics
Manufacturer of leading Broadband, Photonics and Digital Video technologies.
http://www.ntt-electronics.com/en/

For further information on any of the NTT Group companies services please don’t hesistate to contact me.

28
Sep

Blended Cloud Environments – A Financial Services Use Case

Blended Cloud Environments – A Financial Services Use Case From cloudswitch.com

“Cloud computing simplified. Enterprise cloud computing with CloudSwitch software.

One of the most interesting trends in cloud computing is the emergence of “hybrid” solutions which span environments that were historically isolated from one another.  A traditional data center offers finite capacity in support of business applications, but it is ultimately limited by obvious constraints (physical space, power, cooling, etc.). Virtualization has extended the runway a bit, effectively increasing density within the data center, however the physical limits remain.”

My Take> Interesting use of cloud appliances to blend customer infrastructure with cloud services to create a hybrid cloud with Intel “reference architecture standards”.

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