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October 10, 2011  1:18 PM

Why is it called cloud computing?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CA, Cloud Computing

Why did we settle on the name cloud computing for the delivery of hosted and managed service-based computing? All we needed was a term to describe a cavernous domain with (potentially) limitless expanses of space. Surely "dungeon computing" would have sufficed -- or would that have sounded too...

October 5, 2011  7:09 AM

VMware and the 40-foot ISO shipping container

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data Management, Security, Virtualisation

VMware, Trend Micro and F5 Networks all gathered around one oblong-shaped roundtable late last week to discuss the state of the cloud, the future for the virtualised corporate network and the importance of 40-foot ISO shipping containers. VMware's chief cloud strategist Joe Baguley escorted the...


September 8, 2011  8:41 AM

Enemies in the cloud: virtualisation is the enemy of visibility

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Cloud Computing, Monitoring

Cloud computing seems to have created more confusion in its formative years than we might have naturally expected given its essential form being no more than Iernet-based services delivery.

Transaction performance management company Precise appears to have recognised this fact. The...


June 14, 2011  10:30 AM

Is mobile software development about to get more ‘customer-centric’…?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CRM, IOS, location-based, Mobile Application Development

A little known name from Silicon Valley caught my eye this week with a new mobile application framework specifically engineered for developers interested in building public cloud applications. Appirio (sounds like a fruit-based drink more than a software company to me) is the company behind this...


May 25, 2011  10:49 AM

Cloud security, Lord of the Rings & ‘gung-ho’ IBM

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, IBM, Security, SMBs

Following on from my blog yesterday, which suggested that IT vendors are scrabbling around like possessed hobbits trying to sell to the SMB sector, I feel I should expand on...


May 11, 2011  9:54 AM

First-generation firewalls do not cut the mustard

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Bandwidth, Data, Firewalls, Security

In the wake of the InfoSec information security exhibition in London last month, I think I finally have Part II to my blog written to coincide with the event: Infosec 2011:...

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April 24, 2011  4:56 PM

Something old, something new, something secure & something blue

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Infosec, malware, Security

Last week's InfoSec security exhibition was pretty good value. The usual mix of briefings, stands and "booth babe" show girls, packets of complementary (but heavily logo-branded) mints and candies, on-the-spot interviews and -- oh yes, vendors and news announcements too. So as I bounced between...


April 19, 2011  11:36 AM

Infosec 2011: application (development) appetisers Part I

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application Lifecycle Management, Developer, Encryption, Security, Software

For the average attendee, London's Infosecurity Europe (Infosec) event this week represents a chance to review the great and the good of the security industry's latest vendor offerings.

For myself, I will be aiming to uncover some of the trends...


April 13, 2011  12:52 PM

How shalt we configure & manage the cloud, oh lord?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Configuration management, IBM, Management tools, standardisation

That's the thing about cloud computing configuration and management stories isn't it? You wait around all month for one and then three come along at once.

Skytap has been vocal this week on its point-and-click UI cloud management tool, which the company says is suited to what it calls...


April 8, 2011  1:59 PM

Developers beware; the lethal SQL (injection) stalks this night

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
JavaScipt, malware, SQL

CAST Software's press team has been a busy lot this week. Just last night I was working on a story that talks about the company's opinions on sloppy programmer code validation practices and how this can lead to SQL code injections targeted at the database layer of an application.

The...


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