Cloud Security News
Cloud Gaining Traction In Government, Education Markets
5:33 PM EST Fri. May. 17, 2013
The government and education spaces are warming up to the cloud, especially in areas where costs can be reduced without risking compliance obligations.
Dimension Data Cloud Chief: Cloud Platform Providers Must Fight Fraud, Cybercrime
1:51 PM EST Fri. May. 17, 2013
Some cloud providers fail to address account fraud and realize the extent of the cybercrime problem, said John Rowell, formerly chief technology officer at cloud provider OpSource, and now leads global research and development, and service operations in Dimension Data's Cloud Solutions Business Unit.
10 Intriguing Product Updates From Google I/O 2013
6:42 PM EST Thu. May. 16, 2013
CRN takes a look at some of the key ways Google intends to influence the way we do business and enjoy our free time. A number of product rollouts and updates were made at I/O 2013. Here are the most intriguing.
Google Rolls Out A Raft Of Developer Enhancements At I/O 2013 Conference
10:05 AM EST Thu. May. 16, 2013
At its annual I/O conference, Google demonstrates new capabilities that will help to build the next generation of applications for both businesses and consumers.
Dimension Data CEO Lays Out $12 Billion Plan
7:24 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
CEO Brett Dawson says the global systems integration giant is doubling down on providing its own Dimension Data-branded cloud-computing services offerings.
Cloud Caution: Healthcare Market Slowly Adopting Cloud
6:59 PM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
The business case for the cloud may be solid, but partners say healthcare companies are beginning to dip their toe in the water, amid concerns about the potential risks of moving data off-premise.
Dell Buys Hybrid Cloud Management Provider
11:54 AM EST Mon. May. 06, 2013
Dell adds Enstratius to its arsenal, in what could be a critical technology weapon in the battle to provide hybrid cloud management.
Halfway Approach To Cloud Security Leaves Huge Channel Play
6:41 PM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
Cloud providers only take security so far. It's up to the channel partners and customers to fill in the gaps in order to avoid dangerous vulnerabilities to customer assets.
Big Data Storage Provider Cleversafe Intros Partner Program
5:50 PM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
Cleversafe's new Elevate Partner Program is geared toward MSPs, Vars, GSIs and OEMs and will arm them with the latest information on big data cloud technology to help them deliver scalable and secure solutions to their customers.
9 Key Concerns That Block Cloud Sales
4:00 PM EST Wed. May. 01, 2013
The benefits of the cloud are heavily touted by cloud providers and the various types of channel partners with which they work. But a number of stumbling blocks still remain. Channel partners outlined for CRN some of the objectives they hear most often.
Digital Privacy Watchdog Calls Out Apple, AT&T, Verizon
11:25 AM EST Wed. May. 01, 2013
A new report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation gives out some low grades to companies for a lack transparency and potentially freely give up user information to the government.
Amazon's AWS Chief: Cloud Services Party Just Getting Started
4:53 PM EST Tue. Apr. 30, 2013
Top Amazon execs speaking at AWS Summit 2013 tell attendees that as the company moves from cloud servers, storage and databases to include networking, data warehousing and application services, AWS' full capabilities are only now coming into focus while its competitors are scrambling to keep up.
New Amazon Blog Tackles Web Services Security Concerns
11:38 AM EST Tue. Apr. 30, 2013
Amazon Web Services' security has been under scrutiny after a new study finds the complexity of managing Amazon S3 opens up security weaknesses that potentially expose confidential data.
Storage, Security Products Take Center Stage At AWS Summit 2013
10:15 AM EST Tue. Apr. 30, 2013
The AWS Summit 2013 conference will feature a wide range of solutions from vendors partnering with Amazon on improving the storage, movement, protection and security of data in the cloud.
HP Enterprise Boss Rallies Partners To Capitalize On IBM, Dell Uncertainty
6:17 PM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
HP Enterprise Group Executive Vice President Dave Donatelli says the time is right for partners to capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding IBM and Dell.
Upping The Big Data Ante: HP Creates Converged Systems Unit
12:38 PM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
The new HP unit brings together a variety of resources to deliver big data 'converged application appliances,' including systems based on Apache Hadoop, HP Vertica, SAP HANA and HP Cloud System.
Box Brings In Former Symantec, Yahoo Execs To Ramp Up Security, Trust
5:58 PM EST Thu. Apr. 25, 2013
Box hires former security executives from Yahoo and Symantec in its bid to bolster trust with customers and encourage enterprise adoption.
VMware Exec: Don't Confuse Our Public Cloud Trial With Production Service
7:28 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
A top VMware executive tries to clear the air over the differences between its public cloud trial service unveiled last August and the product-grade service that's slated for launch next month.
GE CEO Immelt Gives Thumbs Up To GE's Pivotal Investment
6:56 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt says GE's 10-percent stake in the EMC-VMware-backed Pivotal venture could drive billions of dollars in profitability for GE and its customers.
8 Signs That Amazon Is In Other Cloud Vendors' Heads
2:00 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Amazon Web Services has a multiyear head start on the competition, and everyone knows it. Some vendors are openly taking on Amazon, while others are pretending they're not. But really, they all are.
VMware Cuts Revenue Guidance After Q1 Profit Drops 9 Percent
9:02 PM EST Tue. Apr. 23, 2013
VMware continues to sail through rough waters, but executives struck an optimistic tone about the upcoming Hybrid Cloud Service and NSX network virtualization releases.
Amazon Vs. Pivotal: 5 Reasons Maritz Beats Bezos In Big Data Battle
6:03 PM EST Tue. Apr. 23, 2013
In the battle for big data, CRN looks at five reasons why the new EMC VMware backed Pivotal is going to beat Amazon in the big data applications and services market.
9 Strategy Boosters To Build A Cloud-Savvy Business
12:00 PM EST Wed. Apr. 17, 2013
As channel partners develop and refine their strategies for a cloud-based world, success becomes increasingly dependent on a mix of issues ranging from business to technology to good old-fashioned sales gumption. Here are some tips to get you through.
Are Cloud Prices Becoming A Race To The Bottom?
7:44 PM EST Tue. Apr. 16, 2013
Channel partners ponder the question of how service provider price reductions are likely to impact the future profitability of their cloud-related offerings.
Channel Chiefs: 12 Tips For Taking On The Cloud
10:00 AM EST Mon. Apr. 15, 2013
Channel chiefs participating in an XChange Solution Provider roundtable offer advice for solution providers who want to move into cloud computing. Here are a dozen suggested strategies.
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