Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Mitigating Intelligent DDoS Attacks

The size, frequency and complexity of DDoS attacks are increasing, says Rakesh Shah of Arbor Networks. And to make matters worse, traditional security products are inadequate in protecting against them. A multi-layer approach is needed to prevent intelligent DDoS issues. Read More

The New “Outsourced CIO”

Thanks to cloud, the role of an “outsourced CIO” for small and mid-size companies has a different meaning than even just a few years back. Billy Cox, of Intel, explains how this position is evolving.
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Why Data Centers Need SSAE 16

Data centers that host systems relevant to their customers’ financial reporting are responsible for certain controls over those systems, such as physical and environmental security. Thus, says Chris Shellman of BrightLine, SSAE 16 is applicable to data center services. Read More

IPv6 Adoption in the Data Center

Owen DeLong of Hurricane Electric writes about IPv6 adoption, while sometimes a struggle to get accomplished, can bring immediate benefits in the form of improved network topologies and security. Data center managers can realize those advantages today. Read More