Monday, September 30, 2013

Google Cloud Storage, server-side encryption

Cloud Platform Blog: Google Cloud Storage now provides server-side encryption: "We know that security is important to you and your customers. Our goal is to make securing your data as painless as possible. To help, Google Cloud Storage now automatically encrypts all data before it is written to disk, at no additional charge. There is no setup or configuration required, no need to modify the way you access the service and no visible performance impact. The data is automatically and transparently decrypted when read by an authorized user."

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Google to encrypt Cloud Storage data

Google to encrypt Cloud Storage data by default | ITworld: "The server-side encryption is now active for all new data written to Cloud Storage, and older data will be encrypted in the coming months, wrote Dave Barth, a Google product manager, in a blog post. "If you require encryption for your data, this functionality frees you from the hassle and risk of managing your own encryption and decryption keys," Barth wrote. "We manage the cryptographic keys on your behalf using the same hardened key management systems that Google uses for our own encrypted data, including strict key access controls and auditing.""

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Google BigQuery, Data Streaming, Cloud Computing

Google BigQuery Adds Data Streaming - Cloud Computing - Software as a: "Google's BigQuery, a Web service for analyzing large amounts of data, is about to become more efficient in order to gain insight into data subsets and to refresh its interface. On Wednesday, Google plans to introduce several new features: support for real-time data streaming in BigQuery, the ability to query portions of a table, the query functions SUM and COUNT, and interface improvements designed to enhance productivity.BigQuery was launched last year as a tool for interactive data analysis. It's not a database, like Google Cloud SQL. Rather it brings MySQL-style querying to a NoSQL datastore."

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Secure Cloud Computing, Reducing Risk

The Guardian (blog)
In the same way that clouds in the sky have an ever-evolving perimeter, so does cloud computing. Security is an important factor in cloud deployments and by ...

The Guardian (blog)

Space Daily
Cloud computing services are on a growth spiral amid forecasts total global spending on IT cloud services will reach $47.4 billion this year. By 2017 that ...
Although Dropbox is not raising the alarm bells about cloud storage security, others are. Willy Leichter, senior director at CipherCloud, told eWEEK that the ...

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Enterprise Cloud Apps
I had a chat last week with Ric Telford, vice president of IBM Cloud Services. ... Telford has a vision of a new breed of apps that are “born-on-the-cloud apps as ...

ZDNet (blog)
Summary: Cloud services are not one size fits all: you need to base your ... percent) indicated that they had worked with cloud computing or elastic applications. ... to expand their use of AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Storage over the ...

imaging resource
Adobe offering Photoshop CC and Lightroom bundle with cloud storage for $10 per ... Adobe has received a lot of criticism for making its Creative Cloud product ...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Google, Microsoft, Government Cloud Contracts

Google, Microsoft in '2-Horse Race' for Government Cloud Contracts
As tech behemoths Google and Microsoft try to win over public-sector CIOs with their cloud-based productivity suites, government agencies eye cost savings and ...

Cloud computing: Is your business prepared?
Real Business
Cloud computing offers businesses the opportunity to outsource their IT services, reducing both time and cost efficiently. This is highly attractive, as businesses ...

Wall Street Journal
Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, today announced that it acquired ILS ...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Business leaders, the Cloud, cloud computing

What Business Leaders Really Think About Cloud
Cloud computing means more than cheaper and better-run IT resources. It means new ways of doing business, many of which have yet to be discovered...

Data storage: Maintaining privacy on the cloud
Science Daily (press release)
31, 2013 — A data-sharing scheme utilizing an encryption manager shows the way towards low-cost, flexible and secure cloud storage services

Fetch the Top Class Cloud Services through Cloud Master Agents
Their cloud services are like blessing in disguise for every firm to work at its best. ... So, take up the benefits of cloud storage technology and take your business ...

Mitigating Shared Data Security in Brave New World of BYOD
For an increasing number of enterprises, private clouds and... the single most important question mark that still causes doubt about cloud computing, ... We're seeing private cloud services slowly but steadily replacing former ... Microsoft Increases Exchange Online Cloud StorageCapacity · Vocalocity, ...


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Friday, September 13, 2013

NSA damaging US cloud services industry

Companies in other nations may avoid U.S.-based cloud services, shrinking the industry's revenues by up to a quarter, or by as much as $35 billion over three ...

Where Cloud Computing Jobs Are Today
Gaining insights into cloud computing hiring trends is invaluable to understanding the competitive landscape and direction of new application and platform ...

Nebula's Kemp Challenges VMware's Cloud Vision
As the CEO of a cloud startup, it's a little frustrating for Chris Kemp to sit back and ... Kemp's company, Nebula, makes cloud software based on open source ...

Microsoft Increases Exchange Online Cloud Storage Capacity
Collaborative workspaces are also getting swept up in the cloud storagewindfall. ... our partners realize the opportunities in cloud computing—today," he added.


Cloud service provider code will remain voluntary: Fed Govt
Summary: "Inappropriate" to regulate cloud services market at this stage; ... of the new Cloud Computing Consumer Protocol, Keith Besgrove, first assistant ...
Of all the cloud computing revenues, about 50% comes from the US and currently ... and the Public Cloud Storage market will increase from a 2012 figure of $5.6 ...
IT Business Net
ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions, the New York metropolitan areas most customer-focused providers of colocation and Internet hosting solutions, announced today ...

Channel Partners
"Given that the use of cloud services currently constitutes only a very small part of ... "Cloud computing is set to have a considerable impact on business in the ...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

HyTrust Security Technology, Virtual Data Center

HyTrust Raises $18.5M For Security Technology That Protects The Virtual Data Center | TechCrunch: "...The HyTrust technology is designed to secure virtualized data centers that theoretically will take all the compute, storage and networking and put it into one software layer. In today’s modern data center, IT administrators use management platforms, exposing organizations to considerable risk. An administrator can erase an entire data center or copy a virtual machine with relative ease. HyTrust offers a way to manage data between the administrator and the virtual infrastructure. It offers a role-based system that can help monitor what a person is doing as compared to what they should be doing...."

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Khan Academy runs on Google Cloud Platform (video)

Khan Academy runs on Google Cloud Platform
Google Cloud Platform provides a flexible and reliable environment to put these principles into practice. With Google App Engine in particular, we get a big, enormous, whopper of a benefit — consistent Datastore performance no matter how big the product gets. Even if we have a query that returns 10 items from a set of 10,000, we can relax. We know that as our company grows over time, we’ll get the exact same speed when pulling 10 items from a set of 10,000,000,000.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Amazon Web Services, Cloud Computing Platform

Amazon Web Services: What's It Good For? - Cloud Computing - Platform: "So what is AWS good for? Application groups are leveraging AWS's unique characteristics to deploy applications unimaginable for traditional IT infrastructures and processes. These applications run on hundreds or thousands of virtual machines, are associated with the addition and subtraction of large amounts of server resources dynamically, and are predicated on opex rather than capex expenditures. This setup lets them scale to much larger user populations, support freemium economic models and respond to highly erratic workloads -- all unsupportable in traditional IT infrastructure settings."

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Amazon Outage, Cloud, Dark Lining

Another Amazon Outage Exposes the Cloud's Dark Lining - Businessweek: "It was likely another eventful weekend for the engineers in Amazon’s Web Services division. On Sunday afternoon, a hardware failure at Amazon’s U.S.-East data center in North Virginia led to spiraling problems at a host of well-trafficked online services, including Instagram, Vine, AirBnB and popular mobile magazine app Flipboard. Amazon blamed the outage on glitches with a single networking device–what it called a “‘grey’ partial failure” that resulted in data loss–and said it was conducting a forensic analysis. The entire incident lasted all of 49 minutes, but like many recent cloud service outages, the resulting questions are likely to last considerably longer. Why are so many prominent Web companies overly dependent on a single cloud provider–and a single data center?"

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Monday, September 2, 2013

CIOs Rise Again on the Coattails of Cloud Computing, SaaS

NEWS ANALYSIS: The CIO's role was written off as irrelevant until enterprises realized they needed somebody to take charge of cloud computing and software ....

IBM Wins Biggest U.S. Cloud-Computing Contract After CIA Loss
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) said today it won its biggest cloud-computingcontract from the U.S. government, a 10-year agreement valued at as ...
Bloomberg BNA
The U.S. cloud computing industry stands to lose as much as $35 billion over the next three years in the wake of revelations about the National Security ....
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) won a federal cloud-computing contract with a maximum value of $1 billion, its largest such agreement with the ....
IT Business Net
The Top 100 CSPs generated more than $15.7 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2012, up nearly 37 percent, according to the report, which is ...
August 15, 2013, 8:00 AM — Forrester's James Staten argues in a blog post that the U.S. cloud computing industry stands to lose more like $180 billion, using ...
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