According to a report by web censorship watchdog Great Fire, China's infamous state firewall is performing a MITM (Man-in-the-Middle) attack against users of Apple's Cloud-based services.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most popular enterprise cloud service according to a report released today from Skyhigh Networks – but the research also fired a broadside at how companies are struggling to block consumer products. The reports, which are quarterly and based on data from more than 1.6 million users, noted a huge disparity in companies saying they block certain services and the amount of employees actually blocked.
William Rabie, Cloud Business Director, CenturyLink Technology Solutions claims that cloud computing can help prevent shadow IT and position the IT department as a technology broker.
Tech giant EMC has bought open cloud provider Cloudscaling, according to reports, bolstering the firm’s push towards OpenStack. The reports, which first surfaced in Bloomberg, gave little information regarding further details, but suggested that the deal was worth less than $50m.
Research published today by Canopy and Vanson Bourne shows that three quarters of chief financial officers think their organisations are not ready for digital business transformation, with a similar number worried they’ll become uncompetitive by the end of 2015.
SAP and IBM have announced a major partnership with SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud being delivered through IBM’s cloud. The two firms, who have had a fruitful partner relationship for over 40 years, gives users the choice to run SAP’s HANA in-memory database across either SoftLayer, the IaaS firm acquired by IBM last year, or IBM’s cloud managed services.
Edward Snowden has told an audience at the New Yorker Festival to “get rid” of Dropbox as it doesn’t support encryption or protect private files, instead opting for a service such as SpiderOak.
Cloudy giant Salesforce has announced Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, as its Dreamforce event in San Francisco. The platform is designed to make it easier than ever before to explore data, and take action from any device. You can’t say it wasn’t coming.
Software giant Oracle has reportedly hired former SAP exec Shawn Price in another push towards cloud computing, days after hiring Google App Engine founder Peter Magnusson.
IBM has announced that its supercomputer Watson is being rolled out in a variety of locations, including Australia, Thailand, and Spain. The global expansion has come about after the IBM Watson Group was formed in January. IBM also announced various collaborations with companies, as well as startups creating apps that are powered by Watson.
It’s taken a long time for Oracle, and former CEO Larry Ellison in particular, to embrace cloud computing. But now the ship has truly sailed, as the software giant has hired Google App Engine mastermind Peter Magnusson in a senior VP role. Magnusson, who was most recently VP engineering at Snapchat, was engineering director at Google, responsible for Google’s platform as a service offering App Engine, as well as working on strategy for Cloud Platform.