For the past two years, the tech industry trends have revolved around cloud computing and smartphones.  As Venture Capital firms rapidly invest in cloud computing and smartphone companies, it is important to look at how these two technologies interrelate.

Today the majority of mobile applications do most of the data storage and [...]

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Dell has rolled out at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2011 conference in Orlando, new subscription-based private cloud services for healthcare providers. These cloud services will provide a more streamlined access to patients’ archived information for easier sharing and management of the information between physicians, hospitals and other point [...]

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Hewlett-Packard and virtualization specialist VMware Inc. announced this week their intent to collaborate on developing and marketing security technology for the cloud. The companies said they aim to advance customer protection by integrating HP’s TippingPoint intrusion prevention system with VMware’s vShield and vCloud Director products to deliver a unified [...]

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At the RSA conference this week, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) held a half-day summit which served as the venue for the global introduction of several research projects, including research on governance, cloud security reference architectures and cloud-specific computer security incident response [...]

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At the RSA conference 2011 opening Keynote on February 15th, Art Coviello, Executive Vice President of EMC and Executive Chairman of RSA, presented the essential strategy on how to get organizations to trust the cloud for deploying mission-critical applications. He stressed that the cloud can meet all business processes security and compliance [...]

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Forrester analysts issued a new report on Monday titled “2011 Top 10 IaaS Cloud Predictions For I&O Leaders” where they make 10 predictions about IaaS that infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to take into account to build a successful strategy.  The report  advises companies to focus on the type [...]

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Animetrics, the developer of cloud-based web service facial biometrics, announced on February 11, 2011 the release of two new application offerings, the FaceR CredentialME™ AppLock for iPhones and  FaceR CredentialME AppLock for Androids. Both application offerings are based on Animetrics patented 2D-3D FACEngine® facial recognition technology, a precise technology [...]

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Sophos, a security software company, posted a warning on its blog page (Naked Security) about a Facebook Valentine’s Day scam.

Some scams currently circulating on Facebook read: “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. Happy Valentines!”

“My Valentine this 2011 is going to [...]

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The Cloud Security Alliance Summit will kick off tomorrow at 9am, with an opening keynote by salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff. Industry leaders including Christofer Hoff, Liam Lynch, Chief Security Strategist from eBay, and Philippe Courtot, CEO of Qualys, will [...]

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The biggest obstacle facing public cloud computing today is security. The major concerns include: internal and external threats, data collection, privacy and compliance. An essential part of any cloud implementation is the cloud service provider’s ability to have a secure infrastructure to protect customer data and guard against unauthorized access.

Today’s public cloud [...]

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Read our exclusive section on the latest topic on Cloud Computing: “Big Data”. CloudTimes recently visited the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA, which was the most important event around Big Data so far. The event was based on the theme “Making Data Work”, and will be held twice a [...]

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This year’s 20th Annual RSA conference, taking place in San Francisco next week, is set to center around cloud security. The conference will address the latest improvements in securing applications and data in the cloud; now that Cloud computing is a key resource for IT deployments.

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The Cloud Ahead

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Cloud computing and virtualization have generated huge interest from all size enterprises. Startups, small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) have started adopting the cloud computing concept faster than larger enterprises with more mature IT departments, mainly because of data security concerns and harder implementation procedures.

Although spending in cloud computing is still [...]

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Private cloud computing has some advantages over public could for small and midsized companies (SMBs).

While public cloud’s advantage includes low upfront cost, with practically infinite scalability, it has a significant downside especially in accountability, security, and lock-in. Like their large enterprise counterparts, SMBs must store and protect critical data – often [...]

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2010 was a big year for Cloud Computing and as the year approaches to an end we take a look and the top Cloud Computing stories of the year that made headlines around the world.

Oracle Moves To The Cloud

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corp has not been a big supporter [...]

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Rackspace announced today its first managed cloud offering, Cloud Servers with a managed service level. The San Antonio-based company says that this will give them an edge over commodity cloud players like Amazon Web Services. According to Rackspace, the Managed Cloud offering provides businesses with proactive monitoring, troubleshooting, and [...]

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