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  • Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

    Enterprises that want to share and store files online have yet another option now that Amazon Web Services has opened its Zocalo service to general availability.

  • Azure services down again

    Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, wobbly for more than a week, is again experiencing outages and interruptions that are impacting multiple products in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Rackspace bows out of IaaS market

    Rackspace is discontinuing its pure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering in favor of a new category of cloud services named "managed cloud" in which the company will support customers building and managing their cloud services.

  • Amazon's four tips to make sure your cloud is secure

    Amazon Web Services has a program named Trusted Advisor that provides customers with advice on the best way to use the company's IaaS cloud services. Today, the company made four checks that Trusted Advisor performs free for all users.

  • IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements

    IBM is offering a potentially powerful incentive in its attempts to entice organizations to move supercomputing jobs to the cloud: a high-speed network communications link called InfiniBand.

  • AWS offers Marketplace software on annual subscriptions

    Amazon Web Services is offering on its Marketplace annual subscriptions to over 90 software products, which could help customers cut software costs by over 40 percent, the Amazon.com unit said.

  • IBM updates cloud strategy after CIA loss

    Two years after losing high-profile government work to Amazon Web Services, IBM has revamped the way it structures enterprise cloud services contracts, thanks in part to its US$2 billion acquisition of cloud services provider SoftLayer.

  • 5 key takeaways from Amazon's big cloud day

    Amazon Web Services continued to push the IaaS market forward this week by challenging established cloud players like Box and Dropbox with the company's own document collaboration platform and rolling out new features to its public cloud focused on supporting mobile applications.

  • AWS rolls out enterprise document storage and sharing

    Amazon Web Services is offering a new document sharing service with management and security features designed to appeal to businesses.

  • This is what the new hybrid cloud looks like

    The hybrid cloud seems to be what everyone wants to get to. End users seem to like the idea of using a public cloud, like Amazon Web Services for its large scale and low-cost. But they're not willing to put everything up in AWS's cloud, so there are on-premises clouds for mission-critical and extra secure information.

Latest Features

  • 7 tips for protecting your AWS cloud

    This week disappointing news came from service provider Code Spaces, a company that provided support for devops application management. Code Spaces, which was hosted in Amazon Web Service's cloud, ceased operations. after suffering a distributed denial-of-service attack by a perpetrator who demanded ransom and then began deleting data when company officials logged into their AWS account to stop the attack.

  • Unplugging the data centre

    Nathan McBride joined hot US drug company AMAG Pharmaceuticals in 2008 with an ambitious goal: to rebuild IT using as little internal infrastructure as possible. He succeeded.

  • The worst tech predictions of 2013 -- and two that hit the mark

    From the social network in business to the 'success' of the Chromebook to the launch of iTV, the pundits got it wrong, wrong, wrong

  • National Rail Enquiries CEO makes the case for multi-sourcing

    National Rail Enquiries is one of the most popular websites in the UK, providing customers with a journey planning service, live train information and detailed information about the rail industry, including service disruption and station facilities information.

  • Global ad firm urges companies to consider AWS alternatives for big data analytics

    UK-based ad personalisation firm Struq ? whose clients include Nike, Easyjet, Play.com, Topshop, Debenhams, Virgin Mobile and Hertz ? has chosen to use cloud infrastructure from IaaS provider SoftLayer to carry out deep analytics, rather than alternatives from the likes of Amazon and Rackspace.

  • Tape storage finding new life in the enterprise and beyond

    Long considered slow and outdated, tape is holding on in many enterprises that need cost-effective, long-term storage, and it's even finding new applications in the virtualised and increasingly video-centric world of IT.

  • Cloud business benefits seen in engineering, retail, media and logistics

    The business benefits of sourcing platforms, infrastructure or applications via internet-based public services or private enterprise services have been much hyped over recent years. Dubbed cloud computing public and private cloud computing is a major topic in enterprise technology at present. However, there can be no doubt adoption of both types of cloud services has reached the corporate mainstream.

  • 10 disaster preparedness questions you should ask your cloud provider

    A typical cloud contract contains uptime clauses and credits for missed service levels, but it often fails to adequately protect the enterprise customer. Here are 10 questions the intelligent cloud customer can ask to make sure they are sheltered from potential disaster.

  • Are the customers at all to blame for Amazon's AWS outages?

    A number of high-profile Amazon Web Services (AWS) outages temporarily brought down services by customers like Netflix and Pinterest in June. While Amazon bears the burden of blame for the outages, should customers also take some responsibility for failure to engage a backup host?

  • Just in case there's another Amazon outage, here are four tips

    It happened again: Amazon Web Service suffered its latest outage in late June. Now, as the dust has settled, customers are reassessing what lessons can be learned and how to prepare for the inevitable next one.





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