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Spanning Joins Cloud Security Alliance – Fort Mills Times

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AUSTIN, Texas — Spanning Cloud Apps, the most trusted provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing. Spanning was founded to help companies protect and manage their data so they can be fearless in the cloud.

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Dell, Red Hat Partner on OpenStack Open Source Cloud Deployment – The VAR Guy

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Just in time for the release of Icehouse, the latest and greatest version of the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, Dell and Red Hat (RHT) have partnered to deliver new private cloud OpenStack deployment solutions for the enterprise. They have also expanded their collaboration on all types of cloud solutions, public, private and hybrid through development of a new OpenShift PaaS product. The partnership announcement came during this week's Red Hat summit in San Francisco

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LG CNS to focus on ‘cloud computing’ – Korea Times

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Cloud News

LG CNS said Thursday that it will raise its stakes in cloud computing and big data.Amid rapid technological convergence, the LG Group affiliate plans to seek new business opportunities in the emerging fields, according to the firm’s CEO.“Our goal is to become one of the most trusted suppliers for technology solutions in cloud computing and big data,” said CEO Kim Dae-hoon in a speech to the annual “Entrue World 2014” forum.He said the convergence of technologies is changing everyone’s lifestyle.According to him, the global technology industry is heading toward an era of “Smart Technology 2.0,” which includes smart devices, faster data transmission networks, and the rise of big data and cloud computing.Kim said automotive, medical, distribution, transportation, security and manufacturing businesses will benefit most from the transition.“Our businesses are ideally-fitted to ride on this new wave,” Kim said.Citing an emergence of smart glasses, he said, “Cloud computing has huge potential to change your key businesses.

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Snowden’s Unexpected Impact on the Cloud – OZY

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Cloud News

picture source cumulonim-bust? April 16, 2014.By Kathleen Day Share on Facebook Share by Email Because the cloud probably consumes you — whether you know it or not — and it’s about to be steered around a sharp turn, thanks to a former NSA contractor named Edward Snowden

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3 Half Truths of Cloud Computing – MSPmentor

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Cloud News

While there have been plenty of discussions about the increased usage of cloud technology among businesses, there are probably a few things that many people haven’t considered just yet. While I wouldn’t quite call them “myths”, there are some common perceptions of the cloud movement that may not be as entirely accurate as previously thought. Tim Clark explains “3 Cloud Computing Trends You Didn’t See Coming” here at Forbes, so let’s take a look at how these are really the explanations to some myth-like concepts, or “half-truths." Half-Truth #1: Everyone and everything is, or should be, moving to the cloud.

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Enterprise cloud spending ‘to rise 35% by 2017′ – Computer Business Review

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cloud SaaS by Joe Curtis| 14 April 2014 How many billions of dollars will companies spend on cloud in three years’ time? Enterprise spend on cloud is set to hit $235bn by 2017, research firm IHS has stated. The sum represents a 35% rise from the $174bn projected to be spent this year on cloud architecture and services, said the IHS, and is triple the $78bn outlay in 2011, as companies seek to drive business innovation by using the cloud as a big data store

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The Coming of the Cloud – Beijing Review

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Cloud News

COSTUME PARTY: At the Cloud China 2014 exhibition held in Beijing in March, recipients dressed up as "white clouds" distribute pamphlets and answer questions (TANG YUANKAI) In China cloud computing technology is becoming a larger and larger part of people's lives, often without the knowledge of their users. Cloud computing enables people to access systems using a Web browser regardless of their location or the devices they use. Meanwhile, those selling cloud computing services have physical servers that host products and services from a remote location, so that end-users don't have to store it on their own devices

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Microsoft boasts of EU endorsement for enterprise cloud security – Times of India

Posted on Apr 12, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

LONDON: Online privacy is heating up as a selling point, at least in Europe.Microsoft's top lawyer said the company's cloud computing services has met Europe's stringent data-protection rules — the only company so far to receive such approval — and he used the news as a way to woo potential new customers."For customers who care about privacy and compliance, there is no more committed partner than Microsoft," Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, said in a blog post.Privacy has become an increasingly important concern for American tech companies following the revelations by Edward J Snowden, which tied some of these companies to the National Security Agency's vast surveillance programme.

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Webzilla to Participate in the Russian Technologies Conference – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in SMB Cloud

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - April 11, 2014) - Webzilla, part of XBT Holding, announces its participation in the 8th annual Russian Internet Technologies Conference (ritconf.ru), held in Moscow on the 14th and 15th of April, 2014. Webzilla will join in as a silver sponsor and its representative, Igor Myzgin, will give a speech on "Webzilla's experience in the functioning of high-load websites and new services resulting in a 99,999% uptime." RIT++ is an IT technology event, "from developers to developers", that covers the whole gamut of web development topics, from system administration and project management to programming languages and web apps. The conference attracts hundreds of visitors annually, with most of the attendees being closely related to the discussed topics.

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An explanation of cloud computing – Daily American Online

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Cloud News

The Cloud is a slang term popularized by companies like Google, Apple and Amazon, which refers to any system of servers that stores data and can be accessed remotely through the Internet.

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Microsoft Gets European Approval for Cloud Computing – Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Cloud News

Source: Thinkstock Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) cloud computing services are now American built and European approved. Microsoft knows the effects of European privacy regulations on its business to be detrimental at times, but today the American technology firm is getting the thumbs up from the data protection authorities of all 28 European Union member states for its cloud computing services. The news came in the form of a post on The Official Microsoft Blog early Thursday morning. Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, wrote the post detailing how the approval benefits Microsoft customers

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In Public Cloud Computing Fight, the Gloves Come Off – CIO Magazine

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Cloud News

The past two weeks brought big news in the public cloud computing market.

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What The Future Holds For Cloud Computing – Manufacturing Business Technology

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in Cloud News

Ranga Bodla, Director of Vertical Marketing, NetSuite Inc.

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These 2 Companies Are Losing the Cloud Price War – Motley Fool

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in Cloud News

The cost of cloud computing is rapidly declining, and for the past few years, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) has been dictating the pace of this decline. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) has been matching the price cuts of Amazon, ensuring that its Azure cloud is competitive, but Amazon has always led the way

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Major Uptake of Cloud Services in Colombia will Catapult the Market to $196.6 … – Broadway World

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Related: Press Release, News SAO PAULO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As Colombian companies become increasingly familiar with the concept of cloud computing, both current and new service providers will experience significant opportunities in the country. Enterprises are leaning toward cloud computing due to its ability to turn capital expenditure (CAPEX) into operational expenditure (OPEX) and its provision of anywhere-anytime access to information. Additionally, it helps create a flexible environment wherein companies can increase or decrease the infrastructure according to their needs

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