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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How Cloud Computing Is Contributing To Space Exploration

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How Cloud Computing Is Contributing To Space Exploration “Space: the final frontier.” – The first line of the opening voiceover in Star Trek. After positively impacting businesses on terra firma, cloud computing is now spreading its influence to space. Even as the world celebrates the successful landing of the Mars Rover Curiosity on the Red Planet,

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4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds

4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds What is a private cloud? A virtual private cloud (referred to as simply private cloud from here on) is a happy marriage between traditional enterprise IT and cloud computing. Unlike public cloud implementations, the hosted services in a private cloud are behind a corporate firewall. The enterprise

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Amazon Releases The Simple Workflow Service (SWF)

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Amazon Releases The Simple Workflow Service (SWF) Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF) is a workflow service for building scalable, resilient applications. Whether automating business processes for finance or insurance applications, building sophisticated data analytics applications, or managing cloud infrastructure services, Amazon SWF reliably coordinates all of the processing steps within an application. With traditional

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Why All Those New Google / Amazon Data Centers Won't Really Go To Waste – Cloud Computing's First Supercomputer

Why All Those New Google / Amazon Data Centers Won’t Really Go To Waste – Cloud Computing’s First Supercomputer As the market leaders of Cloud Computing’s rapidly growing industry, both Google and Amazon are looking to steadily increase the size of their data centers. However, many opponents to this idea are asking questions such as

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Amazon Web Services Announces New Lower Priced US West Region

(NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of a new lower priced US West Region – US West (Oregon). Starting today, businesses can choose to locate their AWS resources in the Oregon Region, which like other AWS Regions, contains multiple redundant Availability Zones for architecting highly available

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Amazon Announces: Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)

Amazon Announces: Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and send notifications from the cloud. It provides developers with a highly scalable, flexible, and cost-effective capability to publish messages from an application and immediately deliver them to subscribers or

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AWS News: Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances

Run Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances Starting today you can run Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows SQL Server Standard 2008 R2 on Cluster Compute and Cluster GPU instances for Amazon EC2. Cluster Compute Instances provide customers with high CPU capability within a high bandwidth, low latency network for IO intensive

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Amazon Announces ElastiCache

Amazon Announces ElastiCache Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the cloud. The service improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from a fast, managed, in-memory caching system, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases. Amazon ElastiCache

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Amazon Announces: Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)

Amazon Announces: Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) The global rollout of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) plus new enterprise capabilities for dedicated networking and identity management. These new capabilities are designed to support the security, network management, dedicated connectivity and access control requirements of enterprises when deploying mission critical applications in the cloud. Amazon

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Zynga, the Latest Cloud Computing Success

Zynga, the Latest Cloud Computing Success The business world is abuzz with the upcoming Zynga IPO which is expected to raise $1 billion from investors and value the gaming company as high as $20 billion. Just for the record, Zynga is a California-based game developer that made FarmVille and CityVille, two of its most popular

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Amazon CloudWatch Services – Added Functionality & Lowered Prices

Amazon CloudWatch Services Avail the multiple benefits of added functionality and lowered prices of Amazon CloudWatch services. Amazon CloudWatch services assist you in marking a lead and have a distinctive edge over your competitors by letting you gain a pellucid visibility on resource utilization, operational health, and application performance. Without having to install additional software,

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Cloud Job Of The Day – Enterprise Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services

Enterprise Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services Do you like helping large enterprise customers solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping an organization understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to help guide a project

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Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

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Cloud Based Service Level Agreements A common theme in the chatter about cloud computing is the need for SLAs around performance and availability. These SLAs simply don’t exist or are specified in a way that makes them look like they’ll never be violated. For example, Amazon’s availability SLA is around the network connectivity for an

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