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  • Amazon launches workflow orchestration service

    Users of Amazon Web Services will soon be able to orchestrate workflows across different AWS services and their own internal resources, using a new orchestration engine called the AWS Data Pipeline.

  • Cisco's internal security team fights to corral BYOD, malware and Wild West environment

    Many organizations have a computer security incident response team (CSIRT) that swoops into action to battle malware outbreaks, other types of cyberattacks and possible insider threats, and at networking giant Cisco, that CSIRT team is made up of about 60 people trying to protect a business with about 75,000 employees.

  • Eucalyptus: We're the Amazon of private Cloud companies

    Late last year Daniel Bozeman, a software engineer at wireless analytics firm Mosaik Solutions, wanted to build a private Cloud. The company is a heavy user of Amazon Web Services (AWS) public Cloud resources, and Bozeman had a vision of creating a system that would allow him to seamlessly run workloads either in the company's own datacenter, or in Amazon's public Cloud.

  • NetApp storage array now spans into Amazon's cloud

    Signaling a continued effort by Amazon Web Services to make its cloud more appealing to enterprise users, the company has announced a partnership with storage provider NetApp that will allow customers to have a consistent storage array powered by NetApp on both their own premises and in Amazon's cloud.

  • Amazon launches cloud database with analytics tools, lowers S3 pricing

    At its first user conference, called AWS re: Invent, Amazon Web Services today launched its newest cloud-based service, called Redshift. Meant to be a petabyte-scale data warehouse, AWS officials say Redshift allows businesses to drop their data warehousing costs by 10 times compared to on-premise systems.

  • Mobile browser vulnerability lets hackers steal cloud computing time

    A novel technique based on MapReduce could let hackers hijack computing resources used by cloud-based mobile browsers and use them anonymously, according to security researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon.

  • Amazon introduces data warehouse service

    Adding to an already considerable set of Cloud IT offerings, Amazon has introduced a hosted data warehouse service called Redshift, pitching it as a lower-cost alternative to on-premise data warehouse deployments.

  • Amazon's Redshift brings cheaper big data analytics to small businesses

    Redshift, a new collection of cloud-based data warehousing and analytics services, promises an inexpensive alternative to on-premises big data solutions

  • Gartner: SaaS now replacing legacy apps, as well as extending them

    Companies are not only buying into SaaS (software as a service) more than ever, they are also ripping out legacy on-premises applications and replacing them with SaaS, according to analyst firm Gartner.

  • New Splashtop variant to let you access Ubuntu desktop from anywhere

    Ubuntu users in need of a way to reach their desktop via a smartphone or tablet can now use Splashtop Streamer, just like their Mac and Windows peers, thanks to a new beta release that supports the Linux-based operating system.

  • 5 things to watch for at Amazon cloud conference

    Pretty much anyone watching the cloud computing market will tell you that Amazon Web Services is its 800-pound gorilla. Which means that this is a big week for the company: On Wednesday in Las Vegas, Amazon kicks off its first user conference, called AWS re: Invent.

  • Red Hat rolls out private PaaS

    Red Hat is officially jumping into the cloud platform as a service (PaaS) market today.

  • Alcatel-Lucent to take on Cisco, VMware in crowding SDN field

    Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise division this week jumped into the SDN market with a strategy to fortify products to enhance network programmability and virtualization.

  • Boundary helps CIOs sleep better with cloud analytics features

    Boundary has added analytics features to its cloud monitoring service to give enterprises a better idea of how applications running on public clouds are performing and warn them when something starts to go wrong.

  • Infor teams up with VMWare for virtualized ERP

    Infor has teamed up with VMWare to help customers of its Infor10 LN ERP (enterprise resource planning) software run on VMWare's latest virtualization technology, opening a door to private cloud deployments and potentially lower infrastructure costs.

  • Where are big data and BI heading in 2013?

    Analysts predict a strong uptake of in-memory technologies and cloud BI, new use cases for big data applications and more business collaboration next year.

  • What not to put in the cloud

    The cloud promises unlimited capacity, pennies per hour to operate, 4+ nines of uptime and infrastructure managed by a dedicated staff. Even technical challenges around security and compliance can be achieved and are no longer suspect. So why wouldn't you send everything to the cloud?

  • Google offers 10 times as many cloud computing options, plus drops prices

    Google on Monday announced a significant ramp-up of its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud offering, upping the number of virtual machine sizes available on its platform across the United States and Europe from four to 40.

  • Building a fortress in the cloud for your critical data

    Businesses are in the crosshairs as military and spy organizations around the world step up their cyber-snooping techniques, and the shift to cloud is only exacerbating the risks. How can you be sure your cloud partner is capable of protecting your data from cyberattacks?

  • School district opts for VDI in computer labs

    As technical director for the Rocori School District in Stearns County, Minn., Brian Michalski was looking into virtual desktop infrastructure as a way to cut costs in the schools' 13 computer labs.