With the present attention the cloud is getting, it is but normal to be concerned about security. The cloud is popular because it is able to all music and personal emails which can be accessed through mobile devices or computers. Government agencies also use the cloud for its data storage so that [...]

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Microsoft has officially announced it has purchased Yammer for an amount of $1.2 billion in cash.

Launched in 2008, Yammer is a social network for business – an intranet modern sort – allowing employees to exchange information and collaborate within their company. Yammer is often described as ‘Facebook for business’.

Yammer has [...]

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Even though Platform-as-a-Service is relatively new, there are IT experts who believe that it can be the most significant cloud structure. Recently, the world’s largest cloud computing service providers sat down to discuss PaaS. At the Cloud Leadership Forum, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Google, and IBM presented their views regarding PaaS.

Platform-as-a-Service can [...]

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According to the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency (IWGCR), the total downtime of 13 well-known cloud services since 2007 amounts to 568 hours, which has an economic impact of around $71.7 million dollars.

In IWGCR’s research, they have stated that the 7.5 hours per year average unavailability only amounts [...]

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CliQr Technologies launches today with a new cloud platform that empowers existing applications to move to the Cloud. CliQr has been emerging from over one and a half years spent refining its revolutionary cloud application management platform and monitoring the success of early production customers.

CloudCenter is a unique and powerful [...]

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Microsoft and Symantec team up to implement a management solution and disaster recovery in Windows Azure cloud platform.

Symantec said it will expand the availability of Symantec Storage Foundation for Windows and Veritas Volume Replicator high disaster recovery software solution platform in Windows Azure cloud.

The agreement was announced at the recent [...]

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The GigaOm Structure 2012 conference kicked off on 20 to 21 June in the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. CloudTimes was proud to be an official media sponsor of the show – just as last year. We reported live on Twitter – see also some photos [...]

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In its recent TechEd conference held in Orlando, Florida last June 4, Microsoft announced that they are already in the process of expanding access to their cloud-based application lifecycle management service, even though the app itself is still in preview mode.

According to the company, anyone can utilize its Team Foundation Service [...]

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One of the main criticisms being levied at Cloud computing is its inherent security flaws. After all, the whole concept of cloud computing introduces possible security risks that are not present in conventional IT setups. However, a growing number of technologists are making the argument that clouds, contrary to popular belief, are [...]

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Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, together with Rackspace Hosting, are staging a price war for their services. Amazon started implementing its cloud support plans changes in response to the price slash Microsoft and Rackspace are instituting for their services. Being a leader in Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings, Amazon holds around 80% of the whole [...]

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Microsoft, the world’s number one software major, has developed a version of its online package of productivity tools for U.S. officials. This exclusive edition of Office 365 for the U.S. government is a new multi-tenant service that stores data in the cloud.

Microsoft has been on the back burner for a while [...]

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Microsoft Windows Azure evolved to incorporate a little more dimension – IaaS, PaaS, and now service offering a hybrid cloud. This is exemplified by the introduction of persistent Linux virtual machines to Windows Azure platform.

Microsoft, earlier this year, hinted its big plan for 2012 to allow some access to [...]

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Cloud application providers are now fighting over the government as their client. Microsoft has recently launched Office 365 for Government with a commitment that government data will be separate from the private consumers. The product, Office 365 for Government, offers the same features as the other Office 365 versions: Office Professional Plus, [...]

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Cloud companies design their services using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a role model, hoping that they will be able to get a portion of Amazon’s pie or attract a new market.

Recent news reports that IBM is in partnership with Ogilvy and Mather to relocate the advertising titan’s SAP implementation from [...]

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Asia Pacific region including the world’s two upcoming superpower China and India are slow in adopting some form of cloud computing services despite increase in resource allocation by IT vendors to scale-up their offerings.

According to the results of IDC’s latest cloud survey, Cloud Adoption in the Asia Pacific – Retail [...]

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After being criticized for locking developers into an ever rising cloud stack, retail giant Amazon has launched a brand new managed database services that include Elastic Beanstalk support, which is a boon to the large number of Microsoft-centric developers out there.

It was only a few days ago that Amazon announced [...]

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