–Asia leads commitment to bolster information security –Rise of cloud

–Asia leads commitment to bolster information security –Rise of cloud
According to the survey, the rise of cloud computing has improved but also complicated the security landscape. More than four out of ten respondents report that their organization uses cloud computing: 69 percent for software-as-a-service,
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Cloud Computing: Google Arms HTC with Patents to Fight Apple
HTC has added five patents it just bought from Google to an infringement suit it brought against Apple in Delaware. It also added them to a complaint it had filed with the International Trade Commission and is using four other patents obtained from
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Cloud Computing: Security Concerns Blown out of Proportion?
Kundra predicted that the cloud will be adopted globally by governments in the not distant future for efficiently and cost effectively meeting computing needs. And he emphasized that in this tough economic climate that we're living through,
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Q&A: Dome9’s Dave Meizlik Discusses Multi-Platform Cloud Security Service

Q&A: Dome9’s Dave Meizlik Discusses Multi-Platform Cloud Security Service
With security built into every hosted and cloud server, Dome9 automates and centralizes cloud server security across web hosting and cloud providers with dynamic policy controls to automate security. At the core of Dome9 is its Secure Access Lease
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NRG Global and OpSource team to offer affordable and scalable, cloud-based
To minimize test environment expenditures and gain better control of their IT resources, companies are turning to cloud computing. Offering more than traditional cloud and hosting services, OpSource provides the integration, engineering, marketing and
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NetHosting Offers R1 Soft Backup and CloudLinux Integration with cPanel Hosting
NetHosting has delivered custom hosting solutions for nearly fifteen years. Serving enterprises of every size, its products include a broad range of cloud hosting and storage options as well as dedicated, managed, and virtual hosting services.
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Channels needs to provide cloud security reassurance

IBM Cloud Computing
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Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet.

Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure in the "cloud" that supports them.

The concept generally incorporates combinations of the following:

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
Platform as a service (PaaS)
Software as a service (SaaS)

Other recent technologies that rely on the Internet to satisfy the computing needs of users.

Cloud computing services often provide common business applications online that are accessed from a web browser, while the software and data are stored on the servers.

The term cloud is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on how the Internet is depicted in computer network diagrams and is an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it conceals

The first academic use of this term appears to be by Prof. Ramnath K. Chellappa (currently at Goizueta Business School, Emory University) who originally defined it as a computing paradigm where the boundaries of computing will be determined by economic rationale rather than technical limits.


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Channels needs to provide cloud security reassurance
LAS VEGAS – As security vendor VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) works with the channel partners at VMworld 2011 to help them become trusted advisors to their clients, one of the areas organizations will be seeking advice and support is around cloud computing
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Cloud Security Is Looking Overcast
That pedigree serves him well in his day job as director of security for Google's business applications, where he's responsible for convincing corporate risk managers of the safety of cloud computing. Working in computer security requires “a
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Omnitech launches REVIVE
The new Disaster Recovery (DR) solution over cloud computing technology offers pay-per-use billing model, thereby reducing capital expenditure by eliminating the need of dedicated disaster recovery hardware and software, IT staff and other operational
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Question by Jennifer G: How does ‘Cloud Computing’ and Linux work together?
I was wondering if Linux had anything to do in the development of Cloud Computing, and if it was in any way related?

Best answer:

Answer by beakergeek724
Linux is simply another operating system, just like Windows or OS X. The fact that there are no licensing fees associated with using Linux has made it popular among Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, and other cloud computing services. It also has the advantage of being highly customizable.

However, cloud computing isn’t exclusively built on Linux. Microsoft is working on a Windows-based cloud computing system called Azure. Also, there is no reason why a company couldn’t create a cloud computing solution built on top of OS X.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Dome9 Security Adds Protection for CloudFlare Customers' Web Servers

Dome9 Security Adds Protection for CloudFlare Customers' Web Servers
236) – Dome9 Security™, the leading provider of cloud server security management service for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated and Virtual Private Servers (VPS), today at HostingCon 2011 announced a new partnership with CloudFlare to
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New streaming, cloud services changing the way we discover, listen to and
Earlier this year, Amazon and Google introduced cloud services that allow users to store their digital music collections on remote servers and stream tunes from wherever they happen to be via various devices, including mobile phones and tablets.
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The (real) state of the cloud, 2011
Meanwhile, the proliferation of server virtualization began to form the foundation for a different sort of private cloud. Virtualization's combination of vastly improved hardware utilization and quick provisioning has proven irresistible,
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