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Top 3 best practices for securing content in the enterprise – Information Age

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

'An enterprise-level corporate file-sharing programme should mitigate all of these risks and allow users to securely access corporate content through an encrypted tunnel. As mobile devices continue to infiltrate organisations, the demand for electronic access to all enterprise content is growing rapidly. To respond to this immediate need, today’s tech-savvy workers have turned to cloud-based, consumer file sync and share devices that exist outside of controlled IT environments.

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University researchers develop software increasing cloud computing efficiency – The Stanford Daily

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Courtesy of Christina Delimitrou Researchers at Stanford have developed software that could increase the efficiency of cloud computing by eliciting more work from the available infrastructure at large-scale data centers. The tool, named Quasar, uses techniques similar to Amazon and Netflix’s recommendation algorithms to determine the amount of computing resources that an application requires to run. Researcher Christina Delimitrou M.S

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Cloud computing enables businesses to discover their entrepreneurial spirit – The Guardian (blog)

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Large businesses can benefit from cloud computing and they shouldn’t feel restricted by legacy IT systems. Photograph: Corbis Although it is difficult to pin down just one factor that makes cloud computing such a game changer for businesses, perhaps the key benefit rests in its ability to "level the playing field"

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Kaspersky Lab Patents Method, System for Protecting Cloud Services – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method and system for protecting cloud services used by antivirus solution developers. Kaspersky Lab, an antivirus and Internet security software provider, has patented a method and system for protecting cloud services used by antivirus solution developers

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Tech Data to distribute Peak 10′s Cisco Power cloud and managed solutions in … – eChannelLine

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Distributor Tech Data and Peak 10 have announced a U.S. distribution agreement to provide Peak 10′s suite of Cisco Powered cloud and managed services to Tech Data’s solution providers. Peak 10′s diverse cloud offerings are now available through Tech Data’s TDCloud business unit in the company’s Solutions Store.

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Tech Data to distribute Peak 10′s Cisco Power cloud and managed solutions in … – eChannelLine

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Distributor Tech Data and Peak 10 have announced a U.S. distribution agreement to provide Peak 10′s suite of Cisco Powered cloud and managed services to Tech Data’s solution providers.

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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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CloudOps extends security and performance features of Apache CloudStack … – WebWire (press release)

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

WEBWIRE – Thursday, April 10, 2014 Montreal (PQ) CANADA �� CloudOps, a leading provider of best-in-class private, public and hybrid Cloud solutions for Service Providers and Enterprise, announced today the security enhancements they contributed to Apache CloudStack and the availability of their implementation and managed services for Apache CloudStack 4.3. Apache CloudStack is an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the computing, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources.

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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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Review: Intralinks VIA Enterprise Secures Collaboration – EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Sync and Share collaboration isn't always easy for IT managers to enable. In the enterprise, they must balance organizations' dueling needs for productivity and security. Cloud-based Intralinks VIA Enterprise, which combines collaboration tools with document controls and auditing, addresses both problems without significant management overhead or excessive additional product integration

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Birst Visualizer Brings Cloud Business Intelligence to the Entire Enterprise – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/14 -- Birst, the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that Birst Visualizer is now generally available to all customers, making it easy for business users to create, consume, and share data through visually compelling charts and graphs.

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Unisys Stealth Makes Sensitive Data Go Dark – InformationWeek

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Can you make data invisible to intruders? Unisys Stealth system creates a community around sensitive data and encrypts communications between all users

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Western Digital users are fed up with My Cloud failures – ZDNet

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Western Digital's (WD) My Cloud Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices, such as the WD MyBook World Live, WD My Cloud EX1, EX2, and EX4 sounded like a good idea. They give you terabytes of local storage and remote access to your drives via the WD2Go service

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HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 For Private, Hybrid Clouds – InformationWeek

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HP's converged cloud system hits general availability to enable private clouds that work with VMware and hybrid clouds that rely on OpenStack. HP announced Friday that its CloudSystem 8 is generally available. It's a converged system, with hardware and nearby storage in the rack, virtualized and ready to go for either private cloud operations or general purpose, virtualized infrastructure.

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to Address the Network Application Challenge – ANTARA

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

With New Access Switch, Added Analytics and SDN CapabilitiesEnhancements to the Unified Access wired and wireless portfolio and network management system provide more visibility and control of applications traversing the networkJakarta, Apr 3, 2014 - (ANTARA) - The Enterprise division of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is today unveiling new technology to address the challenges created by pervasive mobility and the explosion of new applications being introduced within enterprises.As part of its Unified Access approach for both wired and wireless networks, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is to introduce an innovative access switch and additional network capabilities, giving IT departments more visibility and control of the network, while employees and customers gain flexibility to use the applications they need.Fueled by the growth of cloud application and by the 'BYOD' phenomenon, the number and type of applications used in enterprises is growing, requiring IT teams to be armed with new tools and capabilities that ensure business goals are met and the network remains secure.Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is adding deep packet inspection at the wired and wireless access layer expanding its Application Fluent Network capabilities. It can now consolidate this information with network analytics tools that help IT teams gain improved visibility into the applications, and also create policies and enforce them at the edge of the network to secure and optimize delivery of applications to employees and customers.Additionally, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise helps businesses create more agile networks needed to deploy applications, now that its entire portfolio has Software Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities.

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