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In the age of global cyberattacks, corporate enterprises and government agencies that have some type of cloud-based network solutions should be looking at a strategic design focus that guarantees a very secure intelligent infrastructure unsusceptible to cyberattacks or natural disasters. Hardening an organization's data center as well as its networks (and clouds) is a critical step to ensuring its business continuity. In today's corporate business environment, many organizations cannot survive if their core applications are out-of-service for a couple of days. Forget "disaster recovery" as it's a dated term, like data processing, and is a dated concept. More resilient systems, which are not susceptible to disasters and outages, are what should be planned and designed, especially for any organization's mission-critical applications. Business continuity, where enterpri... (more)

Nanokrieg: The Next Trillion Dollar War | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security

This is an excerpt of some key concepts from his upcoming book, NANOKRIEG: BEYOND BLITZKRIEG, a book defining the changes in Military Infrastructure, Strategies and Tactics needed to win the War on Terrorism. It includes chapters on cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare. If we are involved in a cyber-war, where are the frontlines? What are the defenses that will work? Much of the efforts done so far in cybersecurity are nothing more than building an ineffective Maginot Line for cyber-defenses. Should we be spending more time (and money) in figuring out cyberwarfare and protecting criti... (more)

Micro-Second Synchronicity | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #IoT #M2M

Nanokrieg© in Cloud Computing: Battles with Micro-Second Synchronicity If we are involved in a cyber-war, where are the frontlines? Should we be spending more time (and money) in figuring out cyber-warfare, instead of conventional warfare? (Part of this article is an excerpt of Carlini's upcoming book, NANOKRIEG: BEYOND BLITZKRIEG) In the middle of World War II, very basic and primitive computers were designed to improve accuracy for naval gunfire. The first computers ran complex mathematical applications to calculate trajectories and gunfire from large battleships. The size of ... (more)

Cloud Transaction Synchronicity

High-Frequency Trading (HFT) and secret algorithms have become the new competitive strategy in today's global financial industry. The faster traders can turn around trades, the faster they can get in and out of quick markets and short time pockets of opportunity. Having accurate records of when a transaction occurs is critical as to processing the trade and valuating the transaction. There are many articles and white papers discussing cloud computing and shared services. New services that are being touted are things like SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service),... (more)

Cloud Computing and Precision Time Protocol (PTP)

If cloud computing is going to spread to more mission-critical type applications, it needs to get more accurate when it comes to transaction-based applications. Trying to keep everything in a structured framework is going to require a more rigorous network infrastructure that includes timing down to milliseconds, if not nanoseconds. One way to accomplish this is to use the IEEE 1588 protocol or "Precision Time Protocol" (PTP), which provides timing. In an earlier article entitled, "Cloud Transaction Synchronicity," I discussed the need for this type of capability if financial or... (more)