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July 27, 2010 SDF Cloud Virtual Security

On July 27, 2010 in Palo Alto at VMware, the SDForum Cloud SIG presented 9Proof’s CEO Kelly Robertson “Virtual Security: Simulated freedom from risk or danger?” Traditional security tools for stored data will not work in the cloud of constantly moving data. Robertson comes from a world of firewalls and VPN and explained a number of ways virtual networks can be attacked. He advises data encryption so that while a network might be compromised the data on it will not.

I recommend reading James Downey’s account at:


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Feb. 24, 2010 SDF VMWare Cloud

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On February 24, 2010 in Palo Alto SDForum’s SAM SIG hosted Komal Mangtani, Senior R&D Manager for vApps and Virtual Appliances at VMware. Her presentation was “Delivering and Deploying Applications in Cloud Environments.” Mangtani talked about the most efficient ways to deploy applications to the cloud. Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages in different cloud environments. She covered VMware’s cloud offering called vCloud, with its executable vApp, created by VMware Studio.

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July 28, 2009 SDF Private Clouds

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On May 26, 2009 at TIBCO in Palo Alto the SDForum Cloud Services SIG hosted Greg Lato of VMware presentation “Private Clouds”. Lato showed IT professionals how to use virtualization by creating a private cloud architecture.

Clouds are not going away but becoming the dominant architecture on the web. Rather than ignore it you should learn how to use it. Virtualization makes it easier to scale IT operations inside and outside the organization. It means closer adherence to industry standards, saner schedules and fewer late night emergency fixes. It also means a cultural shift in the more flexible way you look at users and suppliers. The good news is that if your customers or the market changes you can change with them faster and at lower cost.

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