Assess Security of Cloud Computing Apps

New research finds that while cloud computing services are being widely adopted, more than 50 percent of IT professionals surveyed say their organization isn’t aware of all the cloud services employees are using — and few were evaluated for security before use. The rapid-fire adoption of cloud computing might offer real advantages for small and

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Cloud Industry Forum moves closer to a UK code of practice for cloud computing

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has completed a public consultation on a draft UK code of practice for providers of cloud-based services published in April. The code of practice is aimed at setting up a clear, professional and trustworthy approach to the delivery of cloud services. More than 200 organisations have reviewed the draft code,

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Model Metrics Introduces Cloud Analytics

New Service Gives Businesses an Entirely New Level of Visibility Into Their Cloud Computing Data for Better Decision-Making CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  Model Metrics, the leader in cloud computing services for the enterprise, today introduced Model Metrics Cloud Analytics, providing an entirely new way for businesses to leverage their data in the

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DreamWorks signs cloud computing deal

DreamWorks SKG has signed a multi-year deal with Cerelink for cloud computing access. Instead of rendering movies like How To Train Your Dragon on thousands of its own computer cores, DreamWorks will use elastic compute resources housed in Cerelink’s supercomputing-class facility at the New Mexico Applications Centre (NMCAC). “Elastic” cloud computing allows clients like DreamWorks

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Cloud Computing Delivering on its Promise, but Doubts Still Hold Back Adoption

The Majority of IT Departments now Use Cloud-Based Applications, with Users Reporting Better Security and Lower Costs Waltham, Mass., July 22, 2010 – Mimecast®, a leading supplier of cloud-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving, today announced the results of the second annual Mimecast Cloud Adoption Survey, an annual research report examining attitudes to

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A Guide to Cloud Computing on Linux

Here is an older but still interesting article written by Joe Brockmeierover at Linux This may not be the year of the Linux desktop, but it’s definitely the year of Linux powering cloud computing. Even though cloud computing is gaining popularity; it’s still not well-understood. Want a bit more on the basics of cloud computing?

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Rackspace Open Sources Cloud Platform; Announces Plans to Collaborate with NASA and Other Industry Leaders on OpenStack Project

SAN ANTONIO, Jul 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Rackspace(R) Hosting (RAX 16.64, -0.66, -3.82%) today announced the launch of OpenStack(TM), an open-source cloud platform designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud interoperability. Rackspace, the leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, is donating the code that powers its Cloud Files

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CentriLogic Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service With Disaster Recovery Services Powered by 3PAR

3PAR Brings Innovative Cloud-Agile Program to Canada FREMONT, CA, Jul 12, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — 3PAR(R) /quotes/comstock/13*!par/quotes/nls/par (PAR 10.01, +0.01, +0.10%) , the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that CentriLogic, a leading provider of Cloud Computing, Managed Hosting, and Data Center solutions, has become the first member of the 3PAR Cloud-Agile

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Federal government seeks bids for cloud computing services

Local companies are hoping to help the federal government move into cloud — or Internet-based — computing, as the General Services Administration prepares to select approved vendors. GSA has issued a request for quotes, open to companies on its information technology schedule, to provide the cloud infrastructure. After reviewing the bids — due June 30

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Amazon experts launch private-cloud start-up – Nimbula

Two men who led one element of Amazon’s successful cloud-computing services have launched their own a start-up called Nimbula focusing on a private version of the technology. Cloud computing takes several forms, but Amazon Web Services generally delivers building blocks available over the Internet that developers can use to construct their own higher-level services. Nimbula,

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