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These days, it seems like every tech magazine, vendor, and IT organization are relentlessly focused on cloud computing. It’s easy to get impatient with what may seem like a lot of hype, but there really is a good reason for all the excitement.
A challenge for any cloud installation is the constant tradeoff of availability versus security. In general, the more fluid your cloud system (i.e., making virtualized resources available on demand more quickly and easily), the more your system becomes open to certain cyberattacks. This tradeoff is perhaps most acute during active virtual machine (VM) migration, when a VM is moved from one physical host to another transparently, without disruption of the VM’s operations. Live virtual machine migration is a crucial operation in the day-to-day management of modern cloud environment.
Cloud is fast becoming the operational model of choice and it’s transforming both business and IT. It enables people to create new technologies, new applications, and new delivery models. As a result, organizations are becoming more responsive, agile, and innovative.
These days, no topic commands more attention in boardrooms and on the front lines of business than cybersecurity. The frequency and intensity of attacks continues to grow. According to a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit and Oracle, The C-Suite, the Board and Cyber-Defense, organizations have witnessed a 42 percent increase in hacking, a 39 percent spike in malware and a 23 percent rise in financial theft over the past two years. Globally, cyber-crime is expected to reach $2 trillion by 2019.
In another 10 years, IT organizations will look back thoroughly amazed at the how digital innovation in the second decade of the millennium transformed business. Those working at companies that took advantage of new technology ideas to grow will look back on their IT-predecessors as pioneering heroes. Beleaguered programmers at companies that were too late to the show to stay ahead of the competition might wonder why the people who used to sit in their seats couldn’t—or, worse—didn’t do more to modernize their businesses.
One of the best things about the holidays is gathering with your family for a big holiday feast: to reflect on good times with loved ones and all our blessings. As 2016 has come to a close, I’d like to take a few moments to review some of the exciting happenings for Oracle’s family of engineered systems this past year.