Is a Data Breach Worse if It Happens in the Cloud? Apprenda Marketwatch

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Users fear cloud breaches are more expensive
Is a data breach worse if it happens in the cloud? Given that a recent Ponemon Institute report is entitled “Data Breach: The Cloud Multiplier Effect,” it sounds like the answer is yes. But the report hints at another conclusion that’s at least as significant as any dollars-and-cents cost of a security breach: the generally low opinion held by IT folks about cloud security… What does stand out is how poorly cloud security seems to be regarded within the IT departments that responded — even if that attitude is mainly perceptual rather than based on facts and real-world statistics.Via Serdar Yegulap (@syegulalp), InfoWorld

Good morning everyone! Welcome to the Apprenda Marketwatch, your one-stop source for the day’s events in the world of cloud, digital innovation and Platform-as-a-Service. If you’re having issues tracking down articles, analysts and outlets to get your full dose of the day’s news, let us give you hand!

SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner: Exclusive Q&A
SAP’s Hana in-memory platform is gaining steam, but is there a big-company, small-company split? … In this exclusive interview, conducted back stage after his SapphireNow keynote, SAP co-founder and Chairman Plattner discusses the embrace of Hana, the in-memory platform he dreamed up seven-and-a-half years ago. He also discusses SAP’s cloud strategy and a wave of “Simple” offerings being introduced to streamline applications and make the most of Hana’s performance.” Via Doug Henschen (@DHenschen), InformationWeek

The Most Agile Banks
Banks are burdened with sizable infrastructure, struggle to service traditional and emerging channels, are severely boxed in by increasing compliance demands, and are not particularly nimble — also due to overly seasoned business applications. At the same time, the banking industry is ripe for digital disruption…Business agility will be their most fundamental strength and competitive weapon. But how do leading banks today compare on agility? We surveyed 30 banks and determined that high performers excelled in market agility dimensions.Via Craig Le Clair (@CSLeClair), Forrester

Is OpenStack A Clear And Present Danger For Tech Incumbents?
“…The ultimate long-term success of OpenStack and its fitness for key enterprise workloads remain in question. Many things can still happen that can potentially derail this effort. The OpenStack ecosystem is in flux and many suppliers are either extremely immature or are facing existential threats to their business models. In spite of the shortcomings in OpenStack this technology should be selectively considered as one of the cloud computing options while paying close attention to business viability of the suppliers.” Via Igor Stenmark (@istenmark), Forbes

10 great new features in Microsoft Azure
Microsoft’s Azure cloud started slow. It was announced in October 2008 and launched in 2009, but its appeal was limited by focus on cloud services rather than familiar Windows infrastructure…Azure is now growing fast, and since the TechEd conference in April 2014 has added numerous new features intended to let Microsoft shops easily migrate all or part of their server infrastructure and applications to Microsoft’s cloud.Via Tim Anderson (@timanderson), InfoWorld

Red Hat’s CEO Sees Open Source Cloud Domination
“…One of the conundrums for OpenStack advocates like Whitehurst is the entrenchment of Microsoft and VMware in the enterprise market. Although virtual servers are a prerequisite for clouds, they’re sufficient…Whitehurst hopes and expects OpenStack to do to VMware what Linux did to Windows: to become the first choice of cloud-savvy startups and if not the default choice, at least an accepted and respectable alternative within the enterprise.” Via Kurt Marko (@krmarko), Forbes

Move Loot Raises A $2.8M Seed Round To Expand Its Online Furniture Consignment Store
When you think of e-commerce ventures, chances are few of the ones that come to mind deal with furniture. After all, shipping huge crates full of beds around isn’t exactly something that lends itself to a lean startup business given the logistics involved. Move Loot, a Y Combinator alum from the last Winter batch, however, is doing exactly that with its online furniture consignment store. It’s been growing about 40 percent month-over-month since it launched earlier this year, and today, it announced that it has raised a $2.8 million seed round.   Via Frederic Lardinois (@fredericlTechCrunch

After the first edition of The Elastic Enterprise the idea of connectors, one of the five dynamics we identified,  took root in the business communitythe idea is to take pain and friction out of connection. Something similar happens when platforms like Apprenda provide customers with a way to migrate assets quickly to the Cloud. Sounds complex but it simply means providing enterprises with a way to unlock information silos by moving the assets into a space where they can be made accessible. Connectors look like the unsung heroes of innovation. They are not glamorous but they are part of the new infrastructure of business, rapidly being constructed by companies like Ping, MetraTech and Apprenda.” Via Haydn Shaughnessy (@haydn1701), The Elastic Enterprise

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