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Secure Cloud Development Resources with DevOps

Adoption of cloud resources by development teams has created a security problem. The self-service and on-demand nature of the cloud increases the company attack surface in unknown ways. How can security operations teams ensure the DevOps teams maintain their needed agility while also being …

Atlassian opens up marketplace to cloud apps

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Atlassian is opening up its online marketplace so that third-parties who build add-ons for its on-premise bug-tracking and …

Many can gain the value of cloud computing by thinking a bit differently about computing in general.

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>I’m always amazed when I hear everyone’s very different take on cloud computing. For some there is a profit motive, such as …

5 things you probably don’t know about Google Cloud

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>At Server Density, we process over 30TB of time series data points each month, so I’m always experimenting with different …

At Last Some Clarity About Who Is Winning The Cloud File Sharing War...

The file sharing and collaboration space is typified by two distinct perspectives on growth. The first says that user numbers are everything and that revenue shouldn’t be a key driver for vendors looking to take advantage of the land grab that currently exists. The second, more conservative …

The best hope for a cloud company: Work with Amazon, not against it

Maybe it’s because Amazon Web Services has been around so long in the public-cloud business.<p>Maybe it’s because Amazon offers such a wide variety of services that developers want to use and don’t want to give up.<p>But explanations aside, public-cloud vendors have had to get a grip on reality: AWS …

Rackspace reaches for a marketing angle for its cloud

Rackspace doesn’t want to be just another raw cloud-infrastructure provider anymore.<p>Today it’s stepping out with a new “practice” to support digital marketing needs in particular. Rackspace Digital includes support for content management systems, e-commerce systems, and mobile app hosting, …

Whose Cloud Is It Anyway: Exploring Data Security Ownership and Control

Far too many organizations are slow to change how they assess and manage security in the cloud. They instead try to apply legacy controls that worked for traditional IT environments to the cloud, thus creating new opportunities for security failures.<p>In this slide deck -- originally presented at RSA …

WD My Cloud EX2 review: Everything a connected home needs - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>WD My Cloud EX2</b> is speedy, easy to use and affordable. The server's mobile-enabled personal cloud feature is a bonus for frequent travelers.<p><b>The Bad</b> The mobile app supports a limited number of file formats for playback, has no search function, and doesn't allow you to sort by content …

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MetraNet® Cloud Blueprint

Opportunities abound in the market for cloud services, but an inability to differentiate offerings in the eyes of today's customers has some providers risking rapid commoditization. MetraNet for Cloud™ helps companies extend their success and strengthen customer loyalty by promoting fast deployment …

Ooyala turns to Metacloud for brawny OpenStack hybrid cloud

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: mmar/Shutterstock<p>Ooyala deals with lots and lots of digital video. It serves up about a billion (with a “b”) videos per …

SAP enhances its cloud menu with new pricing, genome processing, and more

European business software giant SAP fleshed out its cloud offering today with a new pricing structure and some new services.<p>Now SAP customers can pay a “base price” to use the company’s HANA cloud platform, then pay more as they add features like predictive analytics and spatial processing, …

The state of private cloud

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Marten Mickos has been at the forefront of private cloud since the get-go and witnessed the hype cycle first hand. The CEO of …

Loaded and locked: 3 seriously secure cloud storage services

Cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and SugarSync are convenient, efficient—and notoriously insecure. Files are rarely encrypted, data transfer is typically not protected, and companies are usually able to access your files (even if they state they won’t, they may be legally …

Investors pour $37.2M into DigitalOcean’s growing cloud

DigitalOcean is a hot public cloud. Developers constantly talk about it on message boards, and it’s growing fast as a provider of infrastructure for running websites.<p>Investors aren’t about to let that excitement and growth fizzle out. They’re putting up $37.2 million to make DigitalOcean …

Improve Cloud Traffic Visibility with the New Cisco Prime Virtual NAM

Earlier this year Cisco announced the Cisco Prime Virtual Network Analysis Module (vNAM), an integral component of the Cisco Cloud Network Services portfolio. While a virtual NAM has been available on the Nexus 1100 Cloud Services Platform (a UCS appliance for virtual services), it has not been …

IBM bets its future on cloud, data, and a little bit of hardware

To lead IBM to greener pastures, the tech giant is banking on data, the cloud and “systems of engagement” for real-time communication.<p>That’s what Big Blue said in the 2013 annual report it released to investors this morning.<p>“The modern demands of Big Data, cloud and mobile require …

Radiohead’s New App: Even Stranger Than Thom Yorke

Available for iPhone and Android, the Polyfauna app takes the band’s 2011 album and brings it to life as a strange, trippy ecosystem of color and sound.<p>In listening to Radiohead’s eighth album, 2011’s <i>The King Of Limbs</i>, Stan Donwood, a veteran cover artist and a visual collaborator with the band …

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