Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Friday, January 30, 2015
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Ubuntu Users See Private, Hybrid Cloud Expansion

Ubuntu Users See Private, Hybrid Cloud Expansion

Canonical, the company behind the open source cross-platform operating system Ubuntu, released its annual cloud and server ...

Cisco Fleshes Out Cloud Strategy

Cisco Fleshes Out Cloud Strategy

Cisco Systems fleshed out its cloud strategy this week with the launch of a software-licensing framework and ...

Platform9 Rolls OpenStack Manager

Platform9 Rolls OpenStack Manager

Platform9, the cloud startup that emerged form stealth mode last August, unveiled its “Managed OpenStack” platform this ...

Pentagon Refines Cloud Security Rules

Pentagon Refines Cloud Security Rules

The Defense Information Systems Agency released new cloud security guidelines this week aimed at establishing policies for ...

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January 29, 2015(0)
Canonical, the company behind the open source cross-platform operating system Ubuntu, released its annual cloud and server survey this week that seeks to cast more light on the makeup of cloud infrastructure, how it is managed, and what is driving cloud adoption. Canonical said it surveyed 3,100 customers, most of whom are Ubuntu server and cloud users, about the ... Full article
January 28, 2015(0)
Cisco Systems fleshed out its cloud strategy this week with the launch of a software-licensing framework and a cloud-managed IT approach centered on leveraging its 2012 acquisition of cloud networking specialist Meraki. Cisco executives stressed that the software strategy, which also seeks to build on the networking giant’s installed base of hardware, aims to “empower fast IT” while accelerating ...
January 22, 2015(0)
Platform9, the cloud startup that emerged form stealth mode last August, unveiled its “Managed OpenStack” platform this week, a software-as-a-service offering aimed at quickly turning existing cloud infrastructure like servers into private clouds. The release follows six months of beta testing in which Platform9 said thousands of virtual machines were deployed on a daily basis. The goal is to ...
January 16, 2015(0)
The Defense Information Systems Agency released new cloud security guidelines this week aimed at establishing policies for adoption of commercial cloud services by the U.S. military. The security requirements are “designed to ensure that DoD can attain the full economic and technical advantages of using the commercial cloud without putting the department’s data and missions at risk,” Mark Orndorff, ...
January 15, 2015(0)
Verizon continues to take heat this week following what was apparently a planned 40-hour cloud outage last weekend that was attributed to a massive upgrade of its enterprise-class cloud infrastructure aimed at preventing future outages. Responding to growing pressure to explain why its “seamless upgrade” resulted in a 40-hour outage, Verizon issued a statement on Thursday (January 15) that ...
January 6, 2015(0)
The reliability goal for cloud vendors is “five nines” (99.999 percent). According to cloud outage figures for 2014, a handful of vendors achieved that goal while Amazon Web Services came the closest among the largest cloud providers. Performance results for 2014 reveal that cloud vendors are becoming more adept at scaling their offerings while maintaining generally high reliability and ...
January 5, 2015(1)
“Cloud sprawl,” the growing importance of the app developer and the maturing of the application container infrastructure are expected to drive enterprise operations in 2015, according to a year-end survey of cloud managers and strategists. The list of emerging industry trends identified by Red Hat also focused on areas like application development along with OpenStack consolidation and the rise ...
December 11, 2014(0)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came to Washington this week to promote the government version of its Azure cloud platform. Nadella announced U.S. general availability of Microsoft Azure Government during a company-sponsored cloud summit. He also announced future availability of a cloud-based customer management tool. The federal cloud announcement follows certification under FedRAMP, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, ...
December 10, 2014(0)
Enterprise data centers have been using cloud computing for several years for their low-risk environments, such as test-dev and non-mission-critical applications. In this context, the benefits of cloud computing are well understood. IT managers can use the cloud to easily and cost-efficiently set up and provision an application environment without the limitations and hardware investment required in a physical ...
December 1, 2014(0)
The Defense Department is preparing to issue a new strategy for procuring cloud services that reportedly downgrades the role of its current “cloud broker,” giving more flexibility to individual military components. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has acted as the Defense Department’s exclusive broker for procuring and implementing cloud services across one of the largest enterprises on earth. ...
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