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Spy Agency Adding Capabilities to its AWS Cloud

Spy Agency Adding Capabilities to its AWS Cloud

The CIA is preparing to rollout a classified version of an Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace to ...

CIA Embraces Cloudera Data Hub

CIA Embraces Cloudera Data Hub

As federal cloud provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) readies its commercial cloud service for the CIA, other ...

Google Outage Traced to Network Glitch

Google Outage Traced to Network Glitch

Google has tentatively traced the cause of a roughly two-hour global cloud outage to an internal software ...

VMware Joins with Carpathia to Gain U.S. Cloud Approval

VMware Joins with Carpathia to Gain U.S. Cloud Approval

Add VMware and well-connected partner Carpathia, the hybrid cloud services specialist with extensive government hosting contracts, to ...

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February 26, 2015(0)
The CIA is preparing to rollout a classified version of an Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace to support the U.S. intelligence apparatus as it puts the finishing touches on a Commercial Cloud Services region completed by AWS in less than 18 months. Doug Wolfe, the CIA’s chief information officer, said during an industry event on Wednesday (Feb. 25) that ... Full article
February 26, 2015(0)
As federal cloud provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) readies its commercial cloud service for the CIA, other vendors are lining up to supply the analytical and other tools needed to harness the enormous amounts of data to be stored and analyzed in the emerging spy and other federal clouds. Among them is new CIA partner Cloudera, which is promoting ...
February 20, 2015(0)
Google has tentatively traced the cause of a roughly two-hour global cloud outage to an internal software issue related to its virtual network traffic routing. The Google Compute Engine public cloud outage commenced at 10:40 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday (Feb. 18); traffic loss was stopped and normal traffic levels resumed at about 1:20 a.m. local time on Thursday ...
February 6, 2015(0)
Add VMware and well-connected partner Carpathia, the hybrid cloud services specialist with extensive government hosting contracts, to the growing list of vendors authorized to provide cloud services to federal agencies. The partners said they have received provisional authority to offer cloud services to U.S. government agencies under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP. Carpathia, Palo Alto, ...
February 6, 2015(0)
If the market watchers are correct, there are plenty of opportunities for cloud vendors in Asia generally and the booming Chinese market in particular. Companies like Cisco Systems have made major inroads in the Chinese market, essentially helping state-owned networking companies build out high-end communications networks along with Beijing’s highly restricted Internet services. Business and technology disputes over how ...
February 4, 2015(0)
With enterprise spending on cloud deployments expected to surpass all other IT expenditures by as early as 2016, industry standards are emerging in areas like data protection and guidelines for selecting cloud service providers. Among them is a proposed international standard released this week focusing on data privacy in public clouds that would, among other things, spell out how ...
February 2, 2015(0)
The hype around Docker containers has been offset recently by the reality that the application delivery software has yet to make a significant move from development and testing to production workloads. While 2015 is increasingly seen as a make-or-break year for emerging container technology, Docker adoption by cloud providers continues to gain momentum. For instance, hybrid cloud management specialist ...
January 30, 2015(0)
The Open Data Center Alliance has issued a “usage model” that approaches cloud infrastructure from the demand rather than the supply side. The initial version of the cloud infrastructure usage model is intended to “help guide enterprise IT consumers in their cloud service acquisition decisions and increase the standardization of cloud service consumption,” the group said in releasing the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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