John Maddison in
Apr 26th, 2010 |
With Cloud computing at front and center stage of IT conversation, a sub group, Software as a Service (SaaS) Security, has benefited from the tailwind. Infonetics Research recorded growth of 70% in 2009 and IDC in their Worldwide Security as a Service 2009-13 Forecast predicts a market of $2B this year. Last September Larry Ellison of Oracle ridiculed cloud computing. I think unless there is a fundamental shift in attitude it is going to be very hard for traditional software vendors to fully commit to the new model.
It reminds me a bit of 5-6 years ago when security appliances started to hit the...
Justin Foster in
Secure Data Centers
Apr 9th, 2010 |
Recently I sat down with Steve Kwan, Trend Micro’s Senior Director of SaaS Operations, to discuss the challenges he faces as he moves Trend’s datacenter operations into the cloud. Steve has a great deal of experience with both traditional and virtualized datacenters. Most recently he helped guide product strategy for 3Leaf Systems, a developer of ASIC and software technologies for the dynamic datacenter, and prior to that he guided Citrix’s largest Web 2.0 customers as they established and expanded datacenters.
Below Steve discusses his top three challenges to cloud deployment and...
Privacy, Compliance and Identity, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud
Apr 2nd, 2010 |
This interview is the second in my series of talking with our partners to discuss the challenges posed by physical, virtual and cloud environments. In early March Trend Micro entered into a partnership with Qualys to sell the QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite along with Trend Micro Enterprise Security compliance offerings with the goal of providing a more comprehensive solution for customers worldwide. This partnership delivers on Trend’s vision of “security that fits” by addressing both security and compliance needs.
Recently I sat down with Philippe Courtot, Chairman and...