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|What are the Benefits of Private Cloud Computing Hosting?
When speaking to finance professionals, the following analogy can be used to describe the benefit of Private Cloud computing:
Imagine you were responsible for bus transportation in a metropolitan area. You are getting ready to order new buses that your community would need to live with for the next 7 years. Buses are available in 20, 30, or 50 seat configurations. You need 1,000-1,100 total seats to accommodate your population and the routes you’ve designed to service their needs. Each line is designed to maximize the use of a 20 or 50 seat bus. So, you guess and buy twenty, 20-seat buses, and twelve, 50 seat buses, and then hope it’s efficient for the next 7 years.
Interesting puzzle, huh? Even if done really well, at the end of the day, there’s still tons of room for inefficiencies and wasted resources.
Instead of being forced to live with the same resource configuration for several years, imagine you could purchase a “cloud with 1,000 bus seats” and re-configure those seats at will into whatever size buses you want, at any point in time.
DataMail - An IT Disaster Recovery Case Study
As DataMail’s business grew with an expanded customer base, their IT infrastructure started to take on a more critical role in the organization. DataMail wanted to improve their IT disaster recovery capabilities to support their customers and protect critical IT processes. Their first step was to move their servers to separate SAS 70 certified, managed data centers.
This allowed them to have data replication across two separate locations with different power and network feeds to protect against power or network outages, and meet the security standards for their clients who serve the financial industry.
Guide to Becoming PCI Compliant: Build and Maintain a Secure Network
The next installment in this series covers the first principle of PCI DSS compliance – Build and Maintain a Secure Network.
With there being over 50 different individual requirements for the Secure Network section of the PCI DSS, leaning on the experience of a seasoned team that has implemented PCI DSS as a unit, and ongoing communication with your Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), is critical.
Upon high level read, this section appears relatively straightforward, but is found to be deceptively challenging in its implementation. This principle covers requirements to follow good SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) procedures, inclusive of change management and the documentation required to support it.