Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Which cloud providers had the best uptime last year?

  Enterprises win as cloud and on-site software vendors duke it out | Google surges into top 10 in patent race; IBM retains huge lead
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Which cloud providers had the best uptime last year?
Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform recorded impressive statistics for how reliable their public IaaS clouds were in 2014, with both providers approaching what some consider the Holy Grail of availability: five nines. Read More


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Enterprises win as cloud and on-site software vendors duke it out
More price cuts are expected this year because of fierce competition between cloud and on-site software providers, and enterprises will be the beneficiaries. Read More

Google surges into top 10 in patent race; IBM retains huge lead
Tech companies made a strong showing among the top U.S. patent recipients for 2014, with IBM dominating the rankings as it has for more than two decades. Google upped its patent production by a whopping 39% to break into the top 10 for the first time. Read More

Citrix buys Sanbolic to virtualize storage for VDI, app delivery
Citrix Systems has acquired storage virtualization vendor Sanbolic in a move that could make it easier for Citrix users to use applications and virtual desktops spread across data centers and clouds. Read More

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How to prepare for Verizon's 2-day cloud shutdown
With some of Verizon's enterprise customers about to lose their cloud service for up to two days, now is the time for them to prepare for the extended downtime. Read More

Microsoft adds key management to Azure cloud
Microsoft continues to bulk up its Azure cloud platform, adding a secure key vault for protecting cloud workloads as well as a new set of larger virtual machines and an easier way to deploy Docker-based workloads. Read More

Only 8 percent of companies can track shadow IT
Only 8 percent of companies know the scope of shadow IT at their organizations, according to a new survey by the Cloud Security Alliance. Read More

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Orange looks to take over struggling French cloud
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Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords
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Microsoft's big decision: Who gets a free upgrade to Windows 10?
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