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.
Netflix today continued its tradition of sharing lessons it has learned from using Amazon's cloud at a massive scale by releasing Security Monkey, a tool it has developed internally for monitoring the security of its cloud.
Last week was a big one for IaaS cloud provider Joyent - not only did the company pivot to offer a private cloud management software (previously it only offered public cloud services) but it also has cherry-picked a Cisco cloud executive to be the company's new CEO.
In what is considered to be a natural evolution of tactics used by cybercriminals to infiltrate corporate networks, security firm Trend Micro has new evidence that more botnets and malware are being not only hosted in the cloud, but controlled remotely from cloud servers.
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.
Virtustream is one of the most successful - yet least well known - public, private and hybrid cloud computing vendors in the market. While it doesn't have the brand name recognition of the giants of this industry, such as the Amazon Web Services, Microsoft's and Google's of the world, it does have the accolades.
Amazon Web Services has launched a new general purpose Elastic Block Store that runs fully on solid state drives (SSD), which the leading IaaS cloud vendor says will provide dramatically better performance for users compared to previous-generation spinning disk persistent storage.
At first glance, it doesn't seem like there are many ways SalesForce.com and Microsoft should partner: They both offer competing SaaS services. But upon closer inspection, the deal that the leaders of these two companies spoke so highly of during a joint conference call on Thursday afternoon makes a lot of sense not just for these companies, but customers as well.
Amazon Web Services, for another consecutive year, is running away with the IaaS cloud market, according to research firm Gartner, but unlike other years the competition - namely Microsoft, is giving the market leader a run for its money.
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