Thursday, February 12, 2015

Box gets customer-managed key encryption

Google hands out free Drive space for running quick security checklist | Free clouds! Microsoft gives Y Combination startups $500K in Azure credits

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Box gets customer-managed key encryption
Fresh off its initial public offering, cloud file synch share and storage company Box has a new Enterprise Key Management (EKM) offering out this week that analysts say could ease customer concerns with using a cloud-based service. Read More


Making the Case for a Software-Defined Data Center
In this paper, we outline the need for "Software-Driven Control" - the intelligence or "control plane" that can take advantage of new software-defined capabilities. Learn More

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Six Ways To Re-Think Your File Movement Strategies
As organizations re-think their file movement strategies, they need better visibility over files and file movements, better management of file access, and better governance of file actions. Learn More

Google hands out free Drive space for running quick security checklist
Google today said it would give users of its Google Drive cloud storage service an additional 2GB if they ran a three-step security checkup. The offer was in honor of 'Safer Internet Day,' a project begun in 1999 and co-funded by the European Union. Read More

Free clouds! Microsoft gives Y Combination startups $500K in Azure credits
Microsoft is just giving away its cloud at this point. The company announced a partnership with startup incubator Y Combinator to provide a half-million to startups being bred at the Silicon Valley startup hub. Read More

Amazon offers troubleshooting tool to Web services users
Amazon Web Services' management tool, Config, provides troubleshooting and security analysis features designed to give IT staff more control over cloud resources. The commercial launch of Config is part of a bigger push by Amazon to make it easier to manage its services.\ Read More


Can You Really Support Business Continuity Requirements?
Virtualization brought about the ability to simplify business continuity management in IT. Workload portability and data replication capabilities mean that physical infrastructure failures no longer need impact application services, and they can rapidly be recovered even in the event of complete site failure. Learn More

Microsoft to release next generation of Windows Server in 2016
Server 2016 will continue the move toward cloud architectures that Microsoft began with Server 2012. Read More

Microsoft and others are paying Adblock Plus creator to stop blocking them
A few weeks back, it was rumored that web content giants Microsoft, Google, and Amazon might sue the maker of Adblock Plus, the Firefox/Chrome plugin that blocks ad content on web pages. Instead, they are bribing the company. Read More

The world of containers doesn't end with Docker
Last year was a good one for Docker, the open-source app containerization startup that helps applications run efficiently in any on-premises or cloud environment, no matter the runtime. (Insider Story) Read More


The Truth About Customer Experience
Companies have long emphasized touchpoints- the many critical moments when customers interact with the organization and its offerings on their way to purchase and after. But the narrow focus on maximizing satisfaction at those moments can create a distorted picture, suggesting that customers are happier with the company than they actually are. Learn More.

Box launches new service for security-conscious enterprises
Few would deny the appeal of the cloud for enterprise file storage and sharing, but for some organizations—particularly those in heavily regulated industries—security concerns can outweigh those potential benefits. Read More

File storage service Rapidshare to shutter in wake of legal woes
After years of legal trouble, the once-popular online file storage and sharing company Rapidshare is closing up shop. Read More

How an outsourcing contract can boost IT service provider performance
IT outsourcing customers are increasingly looking for their service providers not just to cut technology costs or improve process efficiency, but to deliver business results. Read More


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