Data Protection: One Size Does Not Fit All

April 10, 2013

In object storage applications, cluster sizes run the gamut from just a few nodes built into a medical imaging modality to thousands of nodes spanning multiple datacenters. Fulfilling the economic and manageability promises of a unified storage approach means using the best protection scheme for each particular use case. The proposed solution leverages both replication and erasure coding to ensure scalability, while optimizing footprint efficiency. Read more…

By Paul Carpentier

Why Cloud Computing Hasn’t Taken Off in the EU

March 22, 2013

Cloud computing has been very slow to catch in the EU, not because they didn't know about it or didn't have the resources to make use of it, but because most Europeans are considerably more paranoid about the security of their data. Read more…

By Richard Turkel, BMC

Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing

August 13, 2012

HPC and grid/cloud expert Wolfgang Gentzsch conducts an interview with Paolo Balboni, scientific director of the European Privacy Association and founding partner at ICT Legal Consulting in Milan. Dr. Balboni will be featured speaker at ISC Cloud in Mannheim, Germany, Sept. 26-27, 2012, where he will be discussing the legal aspects of cloud computing. Read more…

By Wolfgang Gentzsch

Cross-National Perceptions of Clouds, Data Protection and Privacy

November 30, 2010

This week Fujitsu released a report that examined cross-national differences in understanding and accepting the inherent data control issues that come with losing information into the cloud. Among key elements of concern are governments having control over a data, which carries a worry level that is not evenly distributed across nations. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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