The Reality Of Government Intrusion Risks For Cloud Businesses

The Reality of Government Intrusion Risks for Cloud Businesses The concerns around government intrusion in cloud stored data, especially to reveal user sensitive information are amongst the most discussed topics within the cloud community. Although the concerns are often exaggerated, there is some truth in these concerns and sooner or later a cloud service provider

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Two Mega Cloud Conferences: What Google I/O And GigaOM Pro Each Had To Offer

Two Mega Cloud Conferences: What Google I/O and GigaOM Pro each had to Offer The cloud has finally settled after the weekend’s dual momentous occasions. Google I/O, the yearly gathering of tech heads on the West Coast of the US is finally over, with lauding and misgivings, alike. On the fringes was also a cloud

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Mimecast Email Servers Go Down – 100% Uptime SLA?

No cloud service provider should ever claim 100% uptime and it seems that Mimecast had a very tough day yesterday. Its mail servers went down in the UK, bringing down its cloud mail management services and angering many of its UK customers who couldn’t access the mail service. The company blames the outage on a series of

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Mimecast Outage “Cloud Kettle Calling The Pot Black”

Mimecast Outage “Cloud Kettle Calling The Pot Black” UK based cloud continuity and security vendor Mimecast today suffered what is looking like from many customers tweets an outrage of over 5 hours effecting customers email flow. Customers appear to have 1st noticed the issue at 11am UK time when news appeared that customers inbound and outbound email

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UK Government Cloud First Strategy Boosts SMB Cloud Vendors

UK Government Cloud First Strategy Boosts SMB Cloud Vendors All government departments should first consider any public cloud solution before looking for anything else, states the latest set of IT recommendations issued by UK’s Cabinet office. This is momentous and not only for UK but for governments around the world and how cloud is being

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Cloudera Not Cutting It With Big Data Security

Cloudera Not Cutting It With Big Data Security  Cloudera is, for the moment, a dominating presence in the open source Hadoop landscape; but does it have staying power? While Cloudera’s Big Data platform is the darling of the Hadoop space, they and their open source distribution competitors have so far failed to adequately address the

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What Service Providers Are Doing To Penetrate The Enterprise Market

Cloud Business Integration: What Service Providers are Doing to Penetrate the Enterprise Market A lot of cloud services began their lives in the consumer market and offered services for the individual rather than the Enterprise business. They offer free subscriptions and use for certain small amounts of resources as a preview of their capabilities. But the problem

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Cloud Chivalry – Provider Pride

Cloud Chivalry – Provider Pride As cloud deployments gain popularity, increasing attention is paid to provider security strength. The cloud security alliance, for example, releases a yearly list of top threats, covering everything from malicious use, data loss, and service hijacking. Heightened public awareness of the cloud has led to oddly intuitive feelings of insecurity

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Enabling Optimization Of Cloud Usage – CloudCheckr

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Enabling Optimization of Cloud Usage – CloudCheckr With the growing popularity of cloud computing, and enterprises opting for migrating significant chunks of their IT infrastructures and services on public clouds like AWS, the need for performance optimization is being realized as one of the major issues. According to a report published by Ernst & Young,

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Cloud Infographic: Is Your Head In The Cloud?

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Cloud Infographic: Is Your Head In The Cloud? The concept of cloud computing will be familiar to everyone working within the IT industry, but it appears the general public still have a limited understanding of what the phrase means. From self-confessed ignorance, to a lack of knowledge about what actually constitutes a cloud service, it

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Cloud News On The Cloud: December 28th, 2012

Cloud News On The Cloud: December 28th, 2012 The last week of 2012 brings good news to cloud specialists, companies and fans. The entertainment world has a strong presence in the Cloud with music streaming apps and small projectors to share your cloud experience with friends. And companies are moving their production and testing technologies in the Cloud

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The Storage Wars: Microsoft Hops Onto The Price-shed Bandwagon

The Storage Wars: Microsoft Hops Onto The Price-shed Bandwagon Last week’s wrap-up of the on-going cloud storage price wars between Google and Amazon ended off with a humble suggestion for Microsoft: wait for nothing and plunge straight into the cloud storage price-drop showdown. It turns out that the software giant actually did make up its mind to join

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The History Of Virtualization

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The History Of Virtualization IT administrators realized very early that conventional methods of managing IT environments were no longer effective because of dynamic business requirements in agile environment. Demands for faster time to market, installation and up-gradation requests, need to quickly apply security patches to operating systems and applications, and many other management complications drove to a new strategy

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The Mobile Movement – Collaboration Without Compromise

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The Mobile Movement – Collaboration Without Compromise Fueled by the combination of a new breed of mobile productivity apps, cloud services, and more traditional enterprise apps and infrastructure, today’s mobile workers can now communicate and collaborate over smartphones and tablets in ways that simply weren’t possible even a few years ago. There are now hundreds

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