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Cloud Reliability Will Be Bigger than Cloud Security for 2010-11

Establishing multi-cloud reliability and fault tolerance

Security Sessions at Cloud Expo

We have all the tools for securing information in a Cloud: establishing trust through identity, data privacy through encryption, and content integrity through signatures.

We are overly focused on Cloud Computing Security  issues and less on reliability.

This is all about to change.

Following the outages experience by Amazon EC2 in 2009, another premiere cloud provide, Rackspace, suffered an outage on December 18.

Using technology such as Forum Systems XML / Cloud gateways is essential for establishing multi-cloud reliability and fault tolerance.

Rackspace Cloud Computing Outage
— According to an Apparent Networks Performance Advisory issued today, cloud services provider Rackspace experienced a connectivity loss at its Dallas-Fort Worth data center on Dec. 18, 2009. Access to business services at that data center was not possible during the outage, which began at approximately 4:37 p.m. eastern time and lasted about 35 minutes. The Apparent Networks Performance Advisory is based on intelligence provided by the company’s Cloud Performance Center, a free service that utilizes Apparent Network’s PathView Cloud service to test the performance of cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and GoGrid.

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Mamoon Yunus is an industry-honored CEO and visionary in Web Services-based technologies. As the founder of Forum Systems, he pioneered XML Security Gateways & Firewalls and was granted a patent for XML Gateway Appliances. He has spearheaded Forum's direction and strategy for eight generations of award-winning XML Security products. Prior to Forum Systems, Yunus was a Global Systems Engineer for webMethods (NASD: WEBM) where he developed XML-based business integration and architecture plans for Global 2000 companies such as GE, Pepsi, Siemens, and Mass Mutual. He has held various high-level executive positions at Informix (acquired by IBM) and Cambridge Technology Group.

He holds two Graduate Degrees in Engineering from MIT and a BSME from Georgia Institute of Technology. InfoWorld recognized Yunus as one of four "Up and coming CTOs to watch in 2004." He is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences such as RSA, Gartner, Web Services Edge, CSI, Network Interop, and Microsoft TechEd. Yunus has the distinction of showcasing Forum Systems' entrepreneurial leadership as a case study at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also been featured on CNBC as Terry Bradshaw's "Pick of the Week."