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The impact of net neutrality on cloud computing – IT World Canada (blog)

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in Cloud News

Net neutrality has been in the news a lot lately, but there’s much less discussion of its relationship to and impact on cloud computing (or, for that matter, the Internet of Things). Recent developments in net neutrality On February 26, 2015, the FCC in the United States ruled in favor of “net neutrality” by reclassifying broadband access as a telecommunications service and applying Title II (common carrier) of the Communications Act of 1934 to Internet service providers (ISPs)

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DDoS attacks costs enterprise £100000 per hour, study finds – ZDNet

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Symantec DDoS attacks are on the rise and the enterprise is paying up to £100,000 per hour during cyberattacks, according to new research. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks attempt to shut down online services by overwhelming services with too much traffic, and remain a popular method for hacktivism -- such as the Anonymous attack on the US State of Indiana website in response to a controversial bill -- as well as a means of distraction while sophisticated network intrusion takes place

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OASIS spec alleviates vendor lock-in woes in multi-cloud environments – TechRepublic

Posted on Mar 28, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Vendor lock-in is a big issue when you're managing an application lifecycle across more than one cloud provider. An OASIS specification solves this problem

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Cloud Adoption Survey Points to SDN Demand – Virtualization Review

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

News Cloud Adoption Survey Points to SDN Demand By David Ramel 03/27/2015 The latest membership survey from the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) shows increased use of software-defined networking (SDN) technologies with even more demand forecast for the near future.

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AT&T appeals to U-verse SMB customers with Small Site Wi-Fi service – FierceTelecom

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in SMB Cloud

AT&T (NYSE: T) is looking to strengthen the bond it has gained with its growing base of small to medium business (SMB) customers that use its U-verse and wireless services, particularly restaurants and retailers, with its new Wi-Fi Small Site service. Among the many benefits of this service for the resource-strapped SMB is it enables a business to extend a public Wi-Fi hotspot to all its customers at no additional cost to the business or end-user. It also includes two network domains: a public network for customers that can be tied with the business' brand and a private network that only employees can access.

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Faction and SoftNAS Team for Enterprise Grade Cloud Storage – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Faction and SoftNAS Partner to Deliver Enterprise Grade Cloud Storage Service -- SoftNAS Advanced NFS and CIFS Creates Powerful Storage Service Faction, an -class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) service provider offering hybrid, private, and public cloud solutions, today announced its partnership with SoftNAS™, a leading cloud storage company. Faction partners with SoftNAS to complement its NetApp storage portfolio to address a growing need for on-demand, enterprise-class network-attached storage (NAS) and cloud file gateway capabilities with advanced Network File System (NFS)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) shared storage in the cloud, a mainstay storage solution for customers moving to the cloud.

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Faction and SoftNAS Partner to Deliver Enterprise Grade Cloud Storage Service – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2015) - Faction, an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider offering hybrid, private, and public cloud solutions, today announced its partnership with SoftNAS™, a leading cloud storage software company. Faction partners with SoftNAS to complement its NetApp storage portfolio and address a growing need for on-demand, enterprise-class network-attached storage (NAS) and cloud file gateway capabilities with advanced Network File System (NFS)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) shared storage in the cloud, a mainstay storage solution for customers moving to the cloud.

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Why We Need a Populist Technology Revolution – No Jitter

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Why We Need a Populist Technology Revolution Populism tells us we don't need new core technologies to drive revolutionary change but rather a focus on agents, software, and adding value to services. Populism tells us we don't need new core technologies to drive revolutionary change but rather a focus on agents, software, and adding value to services

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See Your Company Through the Eyes of a Hacker – blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

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Protectwise Emerges From Stealth With More Than $17 Million In Funding To … – Dark Reading

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Disruptive Service Provides Industry's First Unlimited, Full-Fidelity Network Memory in the Cloud with Automated Look-Back Capability to Improve Visibility, Detection and Response to Advanced Threats Highlights More than $17 million in financing from Crosslink Capital, Trinity Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, and Arsenal Venture Partners Cloud platform enables Security at Scale with unlimited, full-fidelity network forensic window, automatic retrospection of historical network data to uncover previously unknown threats, powerful visualization and forensic tools, and economical SaaS-delivery model Management team led by security industry pioneer Scott Chasin, combines SaaS and cloud  security experience from McAfee, Mandiant and Proofpoint DENVER--March 24, 2015--ProtectWise exits stealth today to launch a breakthrough cloud-based architecture poised to change the landscape of enterprise network security. ProtectWise leverages cloud economies of scale to deliver a subscription-based service that eliminates blind spots in threat detection, ends alarm fatigue by identifying and prioritizing network threats, and delivers faster and more effective incident response

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How they did it: Cloud success stories – Federal Times

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

ATF's move to Microsoft Office 365 "insulated us from obsolescence," a benefit that is hard to measure in dollars, said CIO Rick Holgate.(Photo: Mike Morones/Staff) The year 2013 was a busy one for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which moved its website and email to various cloud infrastructures to achieve greater operational efficiency and costs savings. A law enforcement agency within the Department of Justice, ATF moved atf.gov to a Drupal platform operated by Acquia and hosted on the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure.

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Airtel partners with Amazon for cloud computing services – PC Tech Magazine

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Cloud News

People Also Read Airtel yesterday announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer its cloud computing services to customers in India. The Cloud computing services will offer software and other facility to customers while charging them on usage basis, without requiring them to buy entire product. Bharti Airtel’s Global Business CEO Ajay Chitkara said that they are excited to strengthen Airtel’s cloud services portfolio by adding Amazon Web Services to our growing list of cloud services providers.

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Windstream changes focus of leadership – NWAOnline (subscription)

Posted on Mar 22, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Windstream Holdings Inc. changed leaders in December -- and a period of change isn't over yet for the telecom company. Tony Thomas has held the chief executive officer's position now for 102 days, taking control of the company from the man who led Windstream since it was founded eight years ago.

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Bharti Airtel partners with Amazon for cloud computing services – Business Today

Posted on Mar 22, 2015 in Cloud News

PTI    New Delhi   Last Updated: March 22, 2015  | 18:14 IST Bharti Airtel, the domestic telecom major, on Sunday announced partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer its cloud computing services to domestic customers. "In line with this market adoption, we are excited to strengthen Airtel's cloud services portfolio by adding Amazon Web Services to our growing list of cloud services providers..

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A CIO’s best allies in the fight against ‘shadow IT’ are the shadow IT vendors – VentureBeat

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The term “Shadow IT” can conjure up visions of overwhelmed CIOs frantically trying to keep information repositories secure from online attacks, while their own employees compromise security by brazenly using personal devices and consumer cloud services without IT’s permission or even IT’s knowledge.

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