Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again

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Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again On the afternoon of Monday August 19, two strange and unsettling events occurred. First, the perpetually-available ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com vanished, taking its Canadian cousin, Amazon.ca along with it. Shoppers were greeted with a 404 Not Found/Fail Whale page and were encouraged to come back later. The outage lasted somewhere between 20 and

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The Dangers Of European Clouds

The Dangers of European Clouds A recent study by ITIL just predicted that the US cloud industry stands to lose $21.5 – $35 billion over the next few years related to loss of market share due to PRISM. Is the marketing arm of US cloud providers on vacation? Europeans (including residents of the UK and other parts

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Cloud Player – Amazon’s Sound Play In The Cloud

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Cloud Player – Amazon’s Sound Play in the Cloud Cloud is beginning to be perceived as a central component in business oriented environments keeping in view the corporate demands and needs of today’s enterprise. The virtualization and remote deployment of resource provided by Cloud is worth adapting at both the individual and enterprise levels There

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The Dangers Of The American Cloud Industry

The Dangers of the American Cloud Industry With all the hype that Cloud Computing is getting, more and more companies and individuals are jumping on the Cloud band wagon and enjoying the benefits. But despite its global reach, the greater majority of Cloud Computing infrastructure and service providers are still American companies. This means that

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CIA Set To Invest In Cloud Computing

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CIA Set To Invest In Cloud Computing One of the most powerful organisations in the Western world is putting its money on cloud computing this year. Long rumoured reports of the US Government’s Central Intelligence Agency, better known as the CIA, seeking to land a deal with a major Internet giant have been all but

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Efficient Memory Management Techniques In Cloud Computing

Efficient Memory Management Techniques In Cloud Computing Efficient Memory management is one of the hot topics these days in Cloud because of the augmenting need of integrated data handling and exigency of optimized memory management algorithms. The trending Application Service Provider (ASP) and Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) paradigms are in need of smart memory management protocols to

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Securing AWS GovCloud With Cloudchekr

Securing AWS GovCloud with Cloudchekr “He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.”                                          – James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), American poet, essayist, critic and diplomat. Let’s talk about some obvious truths: America is the world leader in technology and innovation Cloud computing is here

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Government Intrusion Into The Cloud

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Government Intrusion Into The Cloud The latest revelations about our government’s surveillance of “telephony metadata” is a scandal for some but a yawner for most Americans. 56% said they didn’t mind as long as the information was being used to catch terrorists. The thing is that while Contractor Snowden named names: PRISM, Microsoft, Verizon, Google,

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Beyond Test & Development: What The Virtualization Era Can Teach Us

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Beyond Test & Development: What The Virtualization Era Can Teach Us About The Next Phase Of Cloud Computing The cloud revolution we are currently witnessing shares a number of parallels with the virtualization movement that empowered the enterprise datacenter over the last decade. At the core of both of these tectonic shifts were clear platform disruptions

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Cloud Database Of 2013 – Trends And Predictions

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Cloud Database of 2013 – Trends and Predictions Pardon the pun, but the cloud has been on the horizon of tech heads for a number of years and is finally having its time in the sun. The advantages that it bestows on its users is clear for all to see and those who had the

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Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars?

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Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars? I came across an interesting survey the other day that details public cloud usage from the folks at the Everest Group. Their report provides a really great snapshot on the state of cloud adoption – both public and private. After reading the report and reflecting on the data, it

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