Thursday, December 18, 2014

Microsoft and IBM keep the pressure on Amazon’s cloud

Forensic software gets around iCloud security features | Microsoft throws open doors to Sway beta

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Microsoft and IBM keep the pressure on Amazon's cloud
Until further notice, Amazon Web Services is the reigning public IaaS cloud leader. But deep-pocketed companies Microsoft and IBM are keeping the pressure on AWS with a flurry of announcements beefing up their clouds to close out the year. Read More

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Hybrid Approach Rewrites The Rules For Backup Storage
Exponential data growth and long-term retention requirements are putting tremendous pressure on IT professionals, and the constant pressure to reduce storage costs has led many IT departments to settle for the status quo when it comes to protecting their data. View more


Top 5 Criteria for Data Center Transition to Private Cloud
Converged Infrastructure Solutions are changing the game for data centers and private cloud implementations. How can you extend your data center into a private cloud? Top five recommendations for selecting converged infrastructures. View now

Forensic software gets around iCloud security features
A Russian software company has updated its forensic software to work-around the security features Apple recently added to iCloud and increased what information can be extracted from the cloud storage service. Read More

Microsoft throws open doors to Sway beta
The beta test of Microsoft's newish Web-publishing app, Sway, is no longer by invitation-only: the company said today it's open to all. Read More

Financial firms pause private cloud plans to mull public cloud
In the summer of 2013, Constellation Research analyst Holger Mueller hosted an event where IT leaders from about 30 financial institutions met in New York to have an off-the-record, behind-closed-doors discussion about their latest technology endeavors. At that time, each of the 30 banks was exploring a private cloud build out plan. Fast forward to one year later and the landscape looks remarkably different. Read More


Cloud File Sharing Solutions: Box vs. Dropbox
This report is recommended for any growing business or company considering an investment in enterprise content collaboration and cloud file sharing. Both let users access important content simply and securely, on any device: desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Learn more

Top five smartphone disappointments of the year
The poor design of two different smartphones, a low-resolution front camera with the new iPhone, the Moto G's lack of LTE, and the hefty price tag of the Amazon Fire led to disappointment this year when it came to smartphone releases. Read More

16 tips for thriving as an IT contractor
Companies continue to supplement their full-time technical ranks with temporary contractors. Here's how to make it work. Read More

Revamping the cloud for real-time applications
The cloud! The cloud! It's hard to have any kind of conversation with any business or IT executive without the cloud coming up. Drive down 101 between San Francisco and San Jose and there are cloud billboards galore. There are cloud ads in airports, city centers, all over TV and anywhere you would look. Read More


Steps to Simplifying Private Cloud Deployment
Today, all the rules are being rewritten, both inside and outside the data center. The reason: virtualization. Read this paper to see how enterprises can derive competitive advantage by using virtualization technologies to build the most agile infrastructures. View Now>>

How to work out the kinks in the cloud
Blame it on the public cloud service providers. It was, after all, the Amazons of the world that raised the bar by making the provisioning of IT resources look so easy. Why should users have to wait? If I can get it quickly and easily there, the reasoning goes, why can't I get the same agility from my internal data center? Read More

Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage
Human error was the culprit for a November outage of the Microsoft Azure cloud storage service. The company is hoping that recent updates that automate formerly manual processes will help prevent similar outages in the future. Read More

Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use
Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of the Canonical Ubuntu Linux distribution tweaked to run Docker and other containers. Read More


A brief history of Linux malware

A look at some of the worms and viruses and Trojans that have plagued Linux throughout the years.


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