Setting the Tone for Integrated Hybrid Data Center Security

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Integrated Hybrid Data Center Security

Cloud computing is widely used as one of strategic levers to drive innovation and agility. As enterprises are undertaking the path towards cloud aligned to different business use cases, hybrid data centers are becoming the reality. Increasingly enterprises critical and sensitive workloads are distributed across private cloud (Data Centers), public Cloud and SAAS platforms.

Integrated Risk Management into Cloud Strategy

Any cloud strategy should support higher business level objectives and strategies. This means that most organizations will not be able to define a single “one size fits all” cloud strategy. It’s therefore imperative that setting cloud strategy must assess the possible risks which are guided by Enterprise risk regime. Continue reading

Security Challenges Encountered by Data Centers

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Security Challenges Encountered by Data Centers

Lord Hewart coined the phrase “Not only must justice be done; it must also be seen to be done” way back in 1923. With a little adaptation, Lord Hewart’s words are as relevant in the corporate data center as they once were in the courtroom. What we end up with is something like “Not only must security controls be implemented; they must also be seen to be implemented.” Continue reading

Building Green Data Centers

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Building Green Data Centers

Green is the topic of discussion currently, and it has a major impact on the current Business operations, and how organizations have revisited their strategies on the Data Centers. What does green data center mean? A Green Data Center is an enterprise class computing facility that is entirely built, managed and operated on green computing principles (Green use, Green design, Green disposal and Green manufacturing). A green data center is a repository for the storage, management, and dissemination of data in which the mechanical, lighting, electrical and computer systems are designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact. The construction and operation of a green data center includes advanced technologies and strategies. Continue reading