The article compares and contrasts cloud computing and grid computing. Grid computing appeared in the late 1990s to describe technologies that allow users to access computing power on demand. Cloud computing is based on grid computing, and allows users to access shared servers, which distribute resources, software and data on demand.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) was released to federal information technology managers on November 14, 2010. The program aims to establish a standardized framework for federal departments and agencies to develop from single-purpose servers to cloud computing. It also aims to facilitate and simplify the authorization processes for cloud computing products and services. This article examines the key components of the FedRAMP structure and introduces some criticisms of the program.
In light of more and more enterprises moving to cloud computing and other cloud-based services, the issue of cloud-based firewalls is becoming a prominent one. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of cloud-based firewalls and what are consumers’ current options?
The article introduces Postini’s product and service offering, primarily focusing on email security and network compliance. Postini also offers a number of cloud-based service, including Message Security, Message Discovery, Message Continuity, Web Security and Message Encryption.