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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 16, Issue 39 Week of October 28, 2013



Special Letter:

Finding Security in the Cloud




In This Issue




Special Letter:

Finding Security

in the Cloud

The Sixties and the Cloud

The Rise of the

"As-a-Service" Model

Enter the Enterprise-Class Cloud

Key Tenets of the

Enterprise-Class Cloud

"Cloud" Is Different Things

to Different People

Lessons from History

Bonus Materials

About Simon Aspinall


Upcoming SNS Events &
Media Links


In Other House News...

How to Subscribe

May I Share This Newsletter?

About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?


By Simon Aspinall



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Publisher's Note:


SNS members may recall our first meetings on cloud computing at the Future in Review conference, back before most people had even heard of this new compute platform. It wasn't long afterward that our Cloud Ambassador, Greg Ness, joined FiRe panel members along with others, including SNS member Vint Cerf, to form the Infrastructure 2.0 Working Group, to repair some hidden security and operating flaws in the nexus between enterprise networks and data center platforms.


Today, everyone is talking cloud computing, but the issue of security continues to drive the conversation around corporate adoption. While it is obvious that startups have terrific benefit in public cloud use through scalability, it is equally obvious that Fortune 500 firms are not putting their crown jewels into someone else's hands.


The result: the current public/private hybrid cloud, again offered early to our members at FiRe, and now omnipresent as the preferred cloud option.


Clearly, in all of this history, security is front and center. For that reason alone, I believe our members will find this week's Special Letter to be of direct use. mra.



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