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  • Shared services org eyes cloud for production — eventually

    The Shared Services Centre, established to provide IT and corporate services to the federal departments of education and employment, is interested in eventually expanding its use of cloud services to cover production systems, according to Susan Monkley, its CIO and deputy CEO.

  • U.S. malware share rising, Amazon service No.1 in hosting it

    In its quarterly report on global malware distribution and threats, security firm Solutionary Tuesday said that 56% of the malware it captured via sensors and other means was hosted in the U.S.-- a 12% increase from six months ago -- and about half of the malware overall appeared to originate at 10 Internet service and hosting providers.

  • Rackspace rolls out new hosted computing tier: Managed cloud

    Rackspace Tuesday announced a Managed Cloud offering, which combines the benefits of a managed service with the elastic scalability of a cloud.

  • 5 key takeaways from Amazon's big Cloud day

    Amazon Web Services continued to push the IaaS market forward today 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.

  • 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.

  • Amazon customizes low-cost instances for remote desktops, databases

    Amazon Web Service has launched a type of instance to reduce costs for hosted remote desktops and small databases that don't consistently use high levels of CPU power, but every now and then need better performance.

  • How to prepare for SDN

    Making the leap to SDN? Don't jump in blind. It helps to know what software-defined networking is, first off, and then what it can do for you.

  • Virtustream takes aim at complex cloud migrations

    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.

  • Google battles Amazon for corporate Clouds

    Google says it's in the enterprise Cloud market to stay.

  • Amazon speeds up its cloud with SSD block storage

    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.

  • Amazon AWS continues to use TrueCrypt despite project's demise

    TrueCrypt remains the only way to encrypt Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) data when using the AWS Import/Export tool, two weeks after the popular encryption software was abruptly discontinued by its creators, supposedly for security reasons.

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 finally arrives on Amazon's cloud

    Enterprises can now run Windows Server 2012 R2 on Amazon's cloud, taking advantage of features such as tiered storage, and they can also combine the OS with SQL Server 2014.

  • Core Infrastructure Initiative to delve into security of OpenSSL, OpenSSH, Network Time Protocol

    The Linux Foundation today announced the first protocols that it wants to address as part of its open-source code testing and security review. Not surprisingly, OpenSSL, where the infamous Heartbleed bug was discovered, is among them.

  • Amazon wants to run your high-performance databases

    Amazon Web Services is making a pitch for enterprises' high-performance databases to run on its infrastructure, launching new instances optimized for the task.

  • Gartner: Amazon runs away with IaaS cloud Magic Quadrant; Microsoft catching up

    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.