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MongoDB, an open-source document store and most popular NoSQL database on the market today, offers a variety of advanced features to administer security over your MongoDB deployments. In this tutorial post, we're going to show you how to set up role-based access control (RBAC) to manage user access across your MongoDB systems for reIndex, mongodump and mongorestore. If you're the administrator of your MongoDB databases, you've likely received requests to provide an individual user with the capabilities to perform a certain action(s). MongoDB's security features are fairly mature now, and allow you to create and assign very granular role-based access control. We're going to walk through an example of granting a user the specific privilege of performing the reIndex action in a step-by-step approach through its resolution. Before we demonstrate how to perform this comm... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Can Falling Prices of the Cloud Make Hosted Solutions Irrelevant? | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter

The margins of cloud products like virtual machines are still in the 50% range. In essence, price drops are going to be a regular feature for the foreseeable future. This begets the question - are hosted solutions becoming irrelevant today? Boston-based market research firm, 451 Research, has been publishing their ‘Cloud Price Index' for a few years now. The quarterly study looks into the pricing of various offerings in the cloud market to understand the shifting dynamics in the public, private and hybrid cloud market. According to Dr. Owen Rogers from 451 Research, the approach here is similar to how inflation is calculated - the price of a distributed sample of products from the market are analyzed periodically to ascertain the rise or drop in the prices of the various cloud offerings. One big takeaway from the various reports published over the years is how muc... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing

The Cloud Security Alliance has released it's inaugural whitepaper called "Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing". The whitepaper is being presented today at RSA, outlines key issues and provides advice for both Cloud Computing customers and providers within 15 strategic domains.  It is now available on the Cloud Security Alliance website at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/guidance. According to Alliance co-founders Nils Puhlmann and Jim Reavis, the several months of collaboration on the white paper was worth the effort, "We would like to thank the many contributors to this initial effort. The great diversity of services offered via cloud computing requires careful analysis to understand the risks and mitigation appropriate in each case. At the same time, we see enormous potential for the cloud model to eventually simplify many difficult sec... (more)

Zimory Enhances Cloud Computing Administration and Automation

Berlin, Germany - June 18, 2009 - Deutsche Telekom spin off Zimory GmbH (www.zimory.com),  a provider of enterprise-class cloud computing and supplier of the world's only "marketplace" for buying and selling cloud computing resources, has simplified pricing and enhanced automation and booking of its cloud service. Launched in January, Zimory Public Cloud aggregates available server computing capacity and makes it available through an Internet platform - forming a "breathing cloud." More than 300 companies have already used Zimory Public Cloud for computing resources -- buying capacity quickly, as needed, without long-term contractual commitment. Zimory handles pricing, contracts, security, virtual machine migration and billing. "Since launching our Public Cloud Gateway, we've been enabling companies to quickly and easily access the resources they need - without fear o... (more)

Zetta Wrestles, Claims To Pin Down the Data Demon

There are clouds, and then there are storage clouds. A Florida outfit called Zetta, which thinks it can capitalize on the “Perfect Data Storm” currently lashing everybody, claims to have the first enterprise cloud storage service and claims to have altered the cloud storage landscape with its on-demand architecture. The widgetry, which Zetta says looks and performs like a local network-mounted file server, supports all the unstructured data types such as active file archives, home directories, data migrations, media storage for online distribution and data warehouse extensions that it believes are unserved by either NAS or Web 2.0 storage services. IDC ventures that Zetta could “usher in an era of cloud storage as an option for primary data.” Its widgetry is purpose-built for primary storage. If nothing else it’s an alternative to tape. The company is targeting mid... (more)

SK Telecom Builds Cloud Computing Platform with IBM

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo IBM announced that it has successfully built Korea's first cloud computing environment for a private sector company, SK Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in Korea with over 24 million customers. The cloud environment provides developers with the necessary software and hardware to develop applications that will allow SK Telecom to offer up to 20 new services to their customers by the end of 2009, such as sports news feeds and a photo service. The IBM-built cloud environment will allow SK Telecom and its business partners to more quickly develop, test and publish new end-user services. The new cloud environment delivers the following business and technology benefits:  all the servers, storage and middleware required for application development on a secure, stable environment low up front costs and reduced investment risks o... (more)

Microsoft Is "All In" for Cloud Computing

Microsoft Session at Cloud Expo in New York In the boxing ring of Enterprise IT, one of the heavyweights has now joined the fight. Because this was the week that Microsoft, with just six weeks to go before the 5th Cloud Expo, of which Microsoft is a Gold sponsor and one of the biggest exhibitors (out of over 70 leading Cloud companies exhibiting), came out of the corner swinging. Specifically Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer, gave a speech on Thursday to computer science students at the University of Washington. He discussed what’s ahead for computing, with a focus on how cloud computing will change the way people and businesses use technology. "Twenty million businesses and over a billion people use Microsoft cloud services," Ballmer noted. One of his slides in Seattle was headed: "The cloud fuels Microsoft, and Microsoft fuels the cloud" Register Today and Save $550 ! E... (more)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Announces Cloud Expo 2011 New York Venue

Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong. Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! "Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)

Managed Server Hosting: The Ten Benefits

Managed server hosting refers to a hosting company managing servers for its clients and providing them with the tools and resources necessary to run their businesses. Hosting companies employ full-time administrators that maintain the servers – something that users would have found themselves or people they had hired doing in their stead. While this is something that may sometimes scare people, deciding to go with managed server hosting may in fact prove to be the most sensible decision for some people - especially beginners that do not have a big budget to run their server and that are not too sure of where to begin. Here are some benefits of managed server hosting. Easier to Manage: Going with managed server hosting give people a certain peace of mind – and for a reason! Users do not need to worry about the technical details of running their platform at all; everyth... (more)