Cloud service [was: RE: EC2 and GAE means end of ip address reputation industry? (Re: Intrustion attempts from Amazon EC2 IPs)]

Frank Bulk - iNAME frnkblk at iname.com
Mon Jun 23 07:31:20 CDT 2008


When I hear "cloud services" I think "in the network" even though it appears
all these cloud services perform their work at a data center as an
outsourced service.

Is there a vendor that makes a product that perform spam/malware filtering
literally in the network, i.e. as a service provider, can I provide spam
filtering for the enterprises in my customer base by adding a piece of
network gear?  I'm not aware of one today except those who provide
enterprise-oriented gateways like SonicWall.

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: Roland Dobbins [mailto:rdobbins at cisco.com] 
Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 9:20 PM
To: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Re: EC2 and GAE means end of ip address reputation industry? (Re:
Intrustion attempts from Amazon EC2 IPs)

<snip> 

This is far different from free email Google or Hotmail - these cloud
services (EC2, Mosso, Slicehost, Terremark's Enterprise Cloud,
Telstra's new service, AppEngine, et.al.) are where many popular new
Internet applications will live, and, even more significantly, where
an increasing amount large-scale enterprise computing (like banking,
pharma, government, and so forth) will take place.

I foresee interesting times ahead.

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