While the industry is telling the world+dog know that 2015 was the year of the cloud, one has to wonder what it would have been like if Edward Snowden had not revealed high level snooping of off-site data centres.
This year Taser discovered first hand some of the problems. more»
Big Blue is telling the world+dog that 2014 was its breakthrough year for its cloud computing business.
IBM said it will expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services. more»
Server company Rackspace has joined an IBM inspired server group, snubbing its primary chip supplier, Intel.
The Openpower foundation was formed a year ago and has something like 80 worldwide members, working on producing server technology built using IBM rather than Intel microprocessor architecture. more»
Software giant Microsoft has accused the US government of operating a system of double standards when it comes to snooping on other countries.
Microsoft’s executive Vice President and General Counsel, Brad Smith said that by demanding companies hand over customer data stored overseas the US government was operating a double standard that it would not accept from other countries. more»
Big Blue has assessed that 80 percent of executives in charge of security think that challenges by external threats to their enterprises are on the rise.
And IBM said 60 percent of enterprises believe they are being outgunned in the cyber war. more»
Beleaguered Big Blue has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar deal to provide computer infrastructure services to Dutch bank Amro.
Amro thinks that the men in suits are exactly the sorts of types it wants running its cloud operations. However it is a case of “better the devil you know”. more»
China has expanded its Great Firewall of China to include a major hosting and cloud services company.
According to internet freedom watchdog GreatFire.org, the EdgeCast content delivery network (CDN), which “provides cloud services to thousands of websites and apps in China”, has been partially blocked. more»
After a spending spree that saw it spending over $7 billion software company Concur, German CRM giant appears to have decided enough is enough.
CEO Bill McDermott told a conference in Barcelona today that SAP is going to “step down” its acquisition efforts. more»
Microsoft ‘s Azure cloud-computing service, suffered a kick in the credibility on Tuesday after it suffered serious outages. Microsoft’s MSN web portal was taken offline.
According to Microsoft’s Azure status page, the problems started around 5pm Pacific time and have still not been fully solved. more»
A German company is building a cloud which puts servers in people’s houses in exchange for the free heating.
Cloud&Heat is a cloud infrastructure company that has started distributing its servers to people who want to store them in exchange for free heat in their homes or offices. more»
Big Blue claimed it is the first company to build an intelligent security profile that protects data, applications and people in the cloud.
The offerings it announced use what IBM described as advanced analytics to react to threats across enterprise, public, private and mobile clouds – so called hybrid clouds. more»
Researchers will soon have their own clouds, thanks to the efforts of a non-Profit organisation Internet2.
Internet2 has worked out a way to let scientists create and connect to virtual spaces, within which they will be able to conduct research across disciplines and to experiment on the nature of the web. more»
Microsoft reported higher than expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies.
The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street had been a little concerned that Microsoft might suffer from am industry shift toward lower-margin cloud services. more»
The esoteric management software outfit, SAP, which makes expensive software which no one actually can say what it does, is starting to lose money on its cloud set-ups.
SAP, which was slower than many expected to set up cloud offerings,cut its outlook for full-year operating profit amid an accelerating shift by customers to buy its software over the internet rather than as packaged software. more»
Big Blue says it has created a new model for enterprise data storage intended to work across a large number of IT solutions.
Jamie Thomas, general manager of storage at IBM, said that it’s time the “traditional” storage model must change. more»