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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)

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Dallas – January 23 – 24, 2014

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Dallas – January 23 – 24, 2014 Thursday January 23, 2014-Friday January 24, 2014 Dallas Texas Venue TBD Price: $1,045.00 (including $250 early discount)   We offer additional discounts for groups of three or more people, government or non-profit employees, people who’ve taken a ZapThink class before, or individuals who are paying out of their own pocket. Please email us at info@zapthink.com for a discount code you can use when registering. ZapThink Enterprise Enterprise Cloud Computing Course: The Leading Vendor Independent, Architecture-Focused Cloud Training The Enterprise Cloud Computing course an intensive, two day “fire hose” of information that prepares you to leverage the Cloud to achieve real business value. We cut through the hype and separate what really works from the noise. Announcing the new version 3.0 of the course! ZapThink’... (more)

Cloud BI & Amazon VPC

Today RightScale did a webinar on their Cloud Business Intelligence offering with Talend, Jaspersoft and Vertica.  One of the bigger objections to cloud BI in the past has been security — how can I move all of this mission critical data to a public insecure cloud? With Amazon VPC now in the picture, the BI datasets are now as secure at Amazon as they are in your data center.  Why wouldn’t you use the cloud for your BI needs? ... (more)

100 Minutes Without Gmail: Google Explains Outage

"We've turned our full attention to helping ensure this kind of event doesn't happen again," wrote Ben Treynor, self-described 'VP Engineering and Site Reliability Czar' at Google, in an official blogged explanation last night of the 100-minute Gmail outage yesterday, which Treynor conceded "was a Big Deal, and we're treating it as such." He then described in detail the events that conspired to bring about the outage: "Here's what happened: This morning (Pacific Time) we took a small fraction of Gmail's servers offline to perform routine upgrades. This isn't in itself a problem — we do this all the time, and Gmail's web interface runs in many locations and just sends traffic to other locations when one is offline. However, as we now know, we had slightly underestimated the load which some recent changes (ironically, some designed to improve service availability) plac... (more)

Cloud Computing Journal Continues To Publish World's Best Cloud Analysts

Only one publication in the world has been tracking Cloud Computing 24x7 since December 6, 2006, when we first mentioned the concept in an article speculating on the possibility of a Web phone being a possible candidate for something that could be run in the Cloud. That publication is SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal (www.CloudComputingJournal.com). Since then worldwide interest in the Cloud paradigm of massively scalable IT resources and capabilities delivered as a service using Internet technologies has been mushrooming at a breakneck pace. Here's a - very brief - glimpse at some of the articles published and blogs syndicated in just in the past couple of days... ARTICLES The Economics of Cloud Computing Analyzed By Gwen Morton & Ted Alford The President’s budget for fiscal year 2010 (FY10) includes $75.8B in information technology (IT) spending, which is a 7-percen... (more)

Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo SYS-CON Events announced today that Oracle was named exclusive "Diamond Sponsor" of Cloud Expo 2010. Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. An Exclusive Interview with Oracle's Richard Sarwal "Cloud" has become synonymous with "computing" and "software" in two short years. Cloud Expo is the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will participate in Cloud Expo worldwide. Oracle Maps Its Cloud Computing Strategy The cloud is certainly a compelling alternative to running all applications within a traditional corporate data... (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)

Cloud Computing: Score Media Drafts HP 3PAR Storage to Advance Its Game

“Score Media needed a storage infrastructure that met a variety of very different needs at the same time,” said Tom Joyce, vice president, marketing, StorageWorks, HP. “The agility and efficiency of HP 3PAR Utility Storage provide Score Media the ideal platform to keep pace with its growing storage requirements, while delivering a world-class experience for its clients.” HP on Wednesday announced Score Media Inc. has selected HP 3PAR Utility Storage, a key element of a Converged Infrastructure strategy, to manage its corporate data and media content, including high-definition (HD) video. Score Media Inc. is the owner of “theScore” sports television network in Canada, theScore.com and theScore Satellite Radio, as well as the sports app for BlackBerry, ScoreMobile, which is also available on the Android, iPhone and Windows Phone 7 platforms. As the media company’s di... (more)

Consumers Don't Know What "Cloud Computing" Is, Even Though They Use It

According to a recent study from The NPD Group, a market research company, just 22 percent of U.S. consumers were familiar with the term "cloud computing," which denotes software applications or processes that are accessed from the Internet, rather than on personal computer hard drives. While the term "cloud computing" is still confusing to many consumers, the activities that constitute cloud computing are being performed by the vast majority of consumers. More than three quarters (76 percent) of U.S. respondents in NPD's "Digital Software and the Cloud Report" reported using some type of Internet-based cloud service in the past 12 months -- with email, tax preparation and online gaming leading the way. Even so, the enormous usage of these cloud-based services has not completely supplanted desktop-computer-based applications: Nearly one quarter (24 percent) of U.S.... (more)

Accessing Your File Server from Cloud

Here is another use case keeps coming up from customers using Gladinet Cloud. As one potential customer asked: “We search for a solution for our team. We have a file server with Active Directory for our projects, with a team of users travelling around. We need the files and folders accessible for team members outside of office, while other people working on the same project can continue to access files and folders from within the office.” Above is the main use case requirement, then he follows with the second requirement: “We don’t want the work to be solely in Web Interface, nor do we want applications to provide sync after users come back into office.” The second requirement can be translated into: Please provide real time direct access for both users in the office and users outside office. This usually requires a VPN like solution so remote user can login to the ... (more)

Session Topics: 12th Cloud Expo / Cloud Expo New York

What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Which cloud model is right for your company? How can you turn your corporate data into dollars? Register to attend 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York and get your questions answered June 10-13. Here's what you can look forward to, expressed numerically: 1 Convenient Venue – Jacob Javits Center, New York City 3 Interlocking Themes – Cloud Computing, Big Data, & Software-Defined Networking 4 Content-Packed Days – June 10–13, 2013 6 Keynotes by Leading Industry Execs 9 Distinct Parallel Tracks 175 Breakout Technical & Strategy Sessions 204 Expert Speakers & Panelists 90,000 Square Feet of Expo Floor and 1 Not-To-Be-Missed Opening Night Welcom... (more)