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Major factors impacting cloud security

Grazed from InformationAge. Author: Nick Ismail.

Companies that adopt cloud within their organisation can release products quicker, protect their customer data from security threats, and achieve economies of scale at a faster rate than companies with traditional IT environments. However, the shared nature of cloud computing also means that there is a real possibility that organisations could face security threats after they move to the cloud. This article will cover a few of the most common cloud security threats and explain what steps you can take to protect your business online.

Data breaches

Recent data breaches such as WannaCry and Petya have shown that the cloud isn’t completely immune to threats that traditional company networks face. Data breaches that involve sensitive company information is especially problematic for businesses, and can even lead to significant fines and lawsuits...

Read more from the source @ http://www.information-age.com/major-factors-impacting-cloud-security-123468244/

Whatchu doin' Upthere? Western Digital moves on cloud storage space

Grazed from TheRegister. Author: Editorial Staff.

Western Digital Corporation has bought Upthere, a consumer data storage startup with its own public cloud. Upthere was founded in 2011 by director Bertrand Sarlet, VP for business development Alex Kushnir, and Roger Bodamer. CEO Chris Bourdon joined Upthere as VP products in August 2012 after being Apple's senior product line manager in the Mac OS X area.

He was promoted to CEO in December 2015 when Bodamer left. Sarlet worked at Apple from 1997 to 2011, and was previously at Steve Job's NeXT. The company, based in Redwood City, CA, stores users' data – photos, videos, documents and music – in its own data centre and says this about its core technology:..

Read more from the source @ https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/29/wdc_buys_public_cloud_storage_startup/

VMware Cloud on AWS goes live, bolsters hybrid cloud security

Grazed from CBR. Author: Tom Ball.

At VMworld 2017, VMware and AWS announced the news that VMware Cloud is now available on AWS, with the original bond forged between the companies in October 2016. The VMware software-defined data center has joined AWS Cloud, enhancing customers’ abilities to run applications by breaking down barriers in cloud migration.

This move targets the enhancement of processes within enterprise IT, boosting the efficiency of processes by providing an all-encompassing environment. VMware will be in charge of this new capability in terms of its delivery and the on-demand sale of the service. Increasing interest has been noted regarding organisations across the industries looking to engage with AWS Cloud in the same way, using AWS in sync with their own offerings in a neutral environment...

Read more from the source @ http://www.cbronline.com/news/cloud/hybrid/vmware-cloud-aws-goes-live-bolsters-hybrid-cloud-security/

Cloud Computing: Exploring blockchain best fit apps across industries

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: David H Deans.

Much of the initial interest in cryptocurrencies centered around their potential as alternatives to fiat currencies. Now attention has shifted to the upside potential of open distributed ledger technologies known as blockchain. A clear indication of blockchain's increasing maturity is how the emerging fintech sector, which was once dominated by tech start-ups, is becoming crowded with leading IT platform providers -- many of whom are developing their own offerings.

The market leaders have been involved in collaborative ventures and consortia. As an example, IBM unveiled Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) for developers back in February 2016 that's based upon the Hyperledger Fabric. Meanwhile, market demand is growing rapidly across vertical industries...

Cloud Computing: AI is set to revolutionize the way we manage content

Grazed from NewsBytes. Author: Editorial Staff.

It has been an inverse relationship till now. The more the content, the harder it is to manage it. However, with artificial intelligence and machine learning, it is, perhaps, possible to tackle the content management problem head on. It is ironic, considering the fact that Content Management Systems were created to solve the enterprise content organization problem that we used to face earlier. Here's more.

Why is the change needed?

With the massive increase in the volume of data, the management of it via traditional methods becomes cumbersome and often faulty. AI and machine learning tend to give their best performance when their algorithms are handling massive amounts of data. This is being touted as the possible solution. This method may, in fact, change the way we manage content from now on...

Read more from the source @ https://www.newsbytesapp.com/timeline/Science/10202/56014/ai-will-add-value-to-archived-data

How Machine Learning Enhances The Value Of Industrial Internet of Things

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Editorial Staff.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is already revolutionizing domains such as manufacturing, automobiles and healthcare. But the real value of IIoT will be realized only when Machine Learning (ML) is applied to the sensor data. This article attempts to highlight how ML augments IIoT solutions by bringing intelligent insights.

Cloud computing has been the biggest enabler of connected devices and enterprise IoT. Cheaper storage combined with ample computing power is the key driver behind the rise of IIoT. Though it was possible to capture data from various sensors and devices, customers found it prohibitively expensive to store massive datasets...

VeloCloud Demonstrates Benefits of Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN on VMware at VMworld 2017 Next Week

Grazed from VeloCloud

VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company and an Elite VMware Technology Alliance partner, today announced that it will be showcasing its Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN next week during VMworld 2017, demonstrating the benefits of VeloCloud SD-WAN operating on VMware for both Enterprises and Service Providers, including how VeloCloud delivers differentiated performance, reliability, and quality of experience for a variety of applications.

VeloCloud will specifically demonstrate its interoperability with VMware's NSX platform and the ease with which the NSX Edge can be included in the VeloCloud SD-WAN overlay with a single click. These demonstrations will take place in VeloCloud's booth Number 123.

VMware Named Leader in Cloud Systems Management and Automation Software by Global Analyst Firm for Fourth Consecutive Year

Grazed from VMware

VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that leading analyst firm IDC has named VMware as the market share leader in both worldwide cloud systems management and datacenter automation software based on 2016 revenues. VMware topped both categories for the fourth year in a row.

"These industry reports validate our commitment to delivering a comprehensive, enterprise-ready cloud management platform that enables organizations to gain a major competitive edge," said Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. "Delivering on our vision for the future of infrastructure has afforded us to maintain the leadership position in both cloud systems management and datacenter automation. Being recognized by IDC is an honor, and we look forward to continued collaboration with our customers to meet their evolving cloud management and automation demands."

Cloud Computing: Microsoft launches new Brainwave system to run super-fast AI

Grazed from GigaBit. Author: Editorial Staff.

Microsoft has unveiled a new hardware system called Brainwave that will allow developers to use high-speed artificial intelligence, by deploying machine learning systems onto programmable silicon. This would mean that performance could go beyond levels of current central processing units, with a lack of batching operations intending to help hardware to handle requests as they receive them.

Billed as a "major leap forward in both performance and flexibility for cloud-based serving of deep learning models," the real-time AI system uses ultra-low latency which would benefit cloud infrastructures that need to process live data streams. Using the field programmable gate array that Microsoft has been deploying, there would be no software used in the loop, instead serving DNNs as a hardware microservice and mapping one to a pool of remote FPGAs...

Read more from the source @ http://www.gigabit.net/cloud-computing/microsoft-launches-new-brainwave-system-run-super-fast-ai

Cloud Computing: Digitization of Enterprises Help Drive the Tech Industry

Grazed from BusinessInsider. Author: Editorial Staff.

According to a research report by Deloitte, opportunities for technology companies have broadened considerably. Adoption of various technological innovative products is key to competitive advantage for many companies. An example of the 'digitization of the enterprise', is the adoption of cloud computing. The use of cloud computing provides small-to-medium sized enterprises with sophisticated capabilities which previously were available only to huge corporations.

Hot sectors within the technology industry include cybersecurity products, storage and bandwidth, advances in cognitive technologies, increasingly sophisticated data analytics, the Internet of Things and more. The adoption of technology by enterprises is reflected on IT Spending. Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow from $2.46 trillion in 2015 to over $2.8 trillion in 2019, according to the new Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Industry and Company Size from International Data Corporation (IDC). North America will provide the largest share of global IT spending, and it is forecast to pass the $1 trillion mark in 2017...

Read more from the source @ http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Digitization-of-Enterprises-Help-Drive-the-Tech-Industry-1002278713