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cloud computing

November 8, 2013  6:10 PM

HyTrust snaps up encryption firm HighCloud

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
cloud computing

HyTrust will add encryption to its cloud security software following its acquisition of HighCloud Security this week. HyTrust Inc. already enforces access controls at the management layer of virtual environment so that only authorized users have access to VMs. HighCloud offers encryption of...

September 13, 2013  7:14 PM

Developers bandy about AWS API portability at OpenStack meetup

Posted by: Mark Szynaka
Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services, cloud computing

I attended the NYC OpenStack Meetup this week, which focused on understanding what place Amazon EC2 APIs should hold for OpenStack design and implementation. It was billed as the third round of the AWS API debate, with the first two rounds held on the West Coast. And this event did not...

August 6, 2013  1:26 PM

The battle for enterprise cloud takes shape among AWS, OpenStack, VMware

Posted by: Mark Szynaka
aws, cloud, cloud computing, VMware

Most enterprise IT managers have been watching the public cloud race as a proof of concept and a way to shake out the contenders. Amazon Web Services has clearly been the winner with majority market share -- and at the rate the company is spending money, it would be difficult for any one company to...

May 30, 2013  1:51 PM

Community clouds offer enterprises a B2B link

Posted by: Mark Szynaka
cloud adoption, cloud community, cloud computing

The community cloud is quickly becoming the more efficient way for enterprises to implement business-to-business connections. In the past, enterprises would create a VPN connection to each and every one of their business partners, which required working with many different partner IT shops with...

April 3, 2013  9:37 PM

BMW accelerates private to hybrid cloud

Posted by: Michelle Boisvert
cloud computing

Sure, security is an important concern for any company moving to the cloud. But enterprise worries run much deeper than that. As large enterprises try cloud computing -- either by moving specific workloads to...

March 28, 2013  6:27 PM

Rackspace woos developers with Exceptional acquisition

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Amazon Web Services, cloud computing, Rackspace

Rackspace hopes its second acquisition in as many months will increase its appeal to application developers. The new buy, announced Thursday, will see the employees and assets of Exceptional Cloud Services, based in San Francisco, Calif., join Rackspace as a wholly owned subsidiary. This deal...

February 25, 2013  7:12 PM

Bare-metal approach may ease cautious enterprises into cloud

Posted by: Ed Scannell
cloud computing

The idea of migrating existing workloads to public clouds got a bit of a boost earlier this month when Racemi disclosed its migration software would support SoftLayer's popular CloudLayer platform.

December 4, 2012  3:49 PM

Cloud services: If not now, when?

Posted by: Margie Semilof
Amazon Web Services, aws, cloud, cloud computing

  The notion of using cloud-based services still terrifies enterprise IT pros, even though such services have advanced in both quality and variety for years. IT pros remain frozen by the specter of losing control of data, security breaches and random service outages. Some of these reasons...

November 6, 2012  7:41 PM

Cloud-based collaboration replaces Office Space mentality of enterprise

Posted by: Caitlin White
BYOD, Citrix, cloud, cloud adoption, cloud communication, cloud computing, enterprise cloud, Google cloud computing services, SaaS

  The modern office no longer looks like Office Space, with a staff of office drones tied to their cubicle desks, working from an office-provided desktop every day.  In a world of iPads, Blackberries, Androids, iPhones and...

August 28, 2012  4:39 PM

Seven minutes of terror in cloud performance testing

Posted by: LaspeTT
Amazon AWS, Amazon Web Services, cloud, cloud computing, cloud management, cloud performance, NASA

  Millions of viewers tuned in to NASA's website to watch streamed live coverage of its 'Curiosity' rover landing on the surface of Mars earlier this month and though it all went off without a hitch, a server outage or a website blip could have done some serious damage to NASA's...

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