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The Cloud Is Hype, the Conversation the Same, Transparency Is Key

  • Dahna McConnachie
  • Technology & Business
  • March 31, 2009

Security guru Bruce Schneier says that whatever cloud computing is, the security issues and conversations around it are nothing new. The key, he says, always comes down to trust and transparency.

Cloud computing is all the buzz. Amidst all the noise, a lot of the discussion has been about what cloud computing actually is. Some say it is anything you consume outside the firewall. Other definitions are that it is an updated version of utility computing: that the cloud is comprised of virtual servers made available over the internet. Sun Microsystems’ Asia Pacific Chief Technologist and Principal Engineer …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.