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Authentic8 Enhances Its Secure Browser Session Cloud Service – eWeek

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Browser session takes place within a secured container; session then disappears completely after the task is done with no audit trail. One of the most interesting developments around enterprise applications is a new cloud-based security control layer for browsers that enables airtight utilization of any personal connected device for secure business use.Startup Authentic8's service enables a browser session to take place within a secured container; the session then disappears completely after the task is done with no audit trail.Equipped with Authentic8's cloud service, any browser can be secured by enterprise policies ahead of time based on the needs of the business and the employee.

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Google Buys Firebase for Cloud and Mobile App Development – Top Tech News

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Looking to bolster its presence in the cloud computing sector, Google on Wednesday announced that it has acquired real-time backend development firm and API developer Firebase for an undisclosed sum. Employees at the San Francisco-based company will be integrated into the Google Cloud Platform division, according to the company.

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Microsoft makes cloud-computing available to Ebola researchers – FierceBiotech IT

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Microsoft ($MSFT) has taken a lead from its co-founder Bill Gates' philanthropic efforts. The computing giant is making its Azure cloud platform available to Ebola researchers who need help with the storage and analysis of data. CEO Satya Nadella unveiled the commitment at a presentation attended by Reuters.

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CLOUD COMPUTING Google Buys Firebase for Cloud and Mobile App … – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Looking to bolster its presence in the cloud computing sector, Google on Wednesday announced that it has acquired real-time backend development firm and API developer Firebase for an undisclosed sum. Employees at the San Francisco-based company will be integrated into the Google Cloud Platform division, according to the company. Founded in 2011, Firebase provides a cloud-based synchronization service that helps developers build mobile apps.

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Google Boosts Cloud Platform Apps with Firebase Buy – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Looking to bolster its presence in the cloud computing sector, Google on Wednesday announced that it has acquired real-time backend development firm and API developer Firebase for an undisclosed sum.

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Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In The Cloud – InformationWeek (registration)

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise. Windows 10: 11 Big Changes (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Since making his first appearance last spring as Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella has championed a "mobile first, cloud first" strategy

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7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps – InformationWeek (registration)

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet? Recent survey findings show nearly half of enterprise decision-makers expect to run the majority of their applications over the Internet in the next year.

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Microsoft, Dell team up for all-in-one stack-and-rack system – InfoWorld

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

While Microsoft shops have been able to build their own private Azure-like clouds, based on the Windows Azure Pack, since late 2013, "build" has been the operative word. Now the Microsoft Azure cloud stack is available off the shelf, so to speak, in a 2,000-pound mountain of hardware Microsoft calls its Cloud Platform System, aka "Azure-consistent Cloud in a Box." The bundle includes a rack full of Dell hardware -- PowerEdge servers, storage, and networking -- along with Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center R2 2012, and the Azure Pack, with anywhere from 32 to 128 compute nodes in the entire stack, and up to 32TB of RAM and 1.1PB of storage.

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Most cloud apps flout EU data protection rules – study – Register

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Internet Security Threat Report 2014 Three in four cloud services do not conform to the current EU Data Protection Directive, according to a new study. Enterprise cloud visibility firm Skyhigh Networks found that nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of the cloud services used by European organisations do not meet the requirements of the current privacy regulations, with data being sent to countries without adequate levels of data protection. The transfer of personally identifiable information outside Europe meant many services were operating at odds with the EU Data Protection Directive.

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Canadian Web Hosting Releases Enterprise Public Cloud Built On OpenStack … – HostReview.com (press release)

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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Microsoft Cloud Event Recap: What makes it the most complete cloud platform? – WinBeta

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

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Market hit for cloud computing heavyweights IBM, SAP part of industry’s growth … – Financial Post

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

As more companies look to the cloud for their software and storage needs, traditional technology heavyweights International Business Machines Corp. and SAP took a hit Monday with reduced earnings projections that sent both companies’ shares plunging. But Sir Terence Matthews, the chair of Mitel Networks and one of the best known names in Canadian technology, says the market reaction Monday doesn’t diminish the fact that the future for Internet-based software solutions — so-called cloud computing — remains bright.

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OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service – InformationWeek

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

OVH.com is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services. 7 Cloud Service Startups To Watch (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) OVH.com, a cloud service provider based in France with data centers in North America, has launched a big data cloud service based on IBM's Power8 processor. OVH has dubbed the on-demand, hourly service RunAbove

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Comverse Expands Cloud Offering to European Service Providers – CNNMoney

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Comverse's Newest European Data Facility Powering Cloud-Based VAS and Advanced Digital Services Key Takeaways Comverse inaugurates new ultra-modern data center in Europe to accommodate growing customer demand for cloud/ virtualized solutions In parallel, Comverse expands availability of SaaS subscription-based models of its leading VAS, Evolved Communication Suite and BSS offerings Cloud-based SaaS engagement models enable communication service providers (CSPs) to upgrade existing services and launch compelling new services at reduced cost and risk, with fast time to monetization WAKEFIELD, Mass., Oct.

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The difference between disaster recovery and business continuity – Tech Page One

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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