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Forrester - Cloud Predictions for 2013 | CloudTimes

Forrester - Cloud Predictions for 2013 | CloudTimes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Now that we’re nearing the end of the year, there is one key takeaway from the cloud computing industry: enterprise use has finally arrived.
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What serverless computing really means

What serverless computing really means | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
For developers, worrying about infrastructure is a chore they can do without. Serverless computing relieves that burden
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"AWS Lambda is the best-known example of serverless computing. As an Amazon instructional video explains, “once you upload your code to Lambda, the service handles all the capacity, scaling, patching, and administration of the infrastructure to run your code.” "
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How the internet of things is revolutionizing retail

How the internet of things is revolutionizing retail | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The world of retail may never be the same, thanks to the internet of things (IoT) and its network of connections
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Changing the consumer experience with IoT
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Data centers becoming more energy efficient, thanks in part to cloud computing

Data centers becoming more energy efficient, thanks in part to cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While there's room for improvement, a new federal report should help put to rest concerns that energy usage from data centers is getting out of hand.
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"Thanks to better cooling and powering strategies, better power management and cloud computing, the energy consumed by data centers is under control, ....."
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Why APIs beat proxies for cloud security

Why APIs beat proxies for cloud security | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud access security brokers that take an API approach can provide more comprehensive security without impacting network performance
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"How can you successfully enforce internal policies and industry compliance mandates under these conditions, particularly when another entity now controls part of your hosting environment?" ........... Try a CASB!
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Research shows greater uptake in virtualised environments for regulated industries

Research shows greater uptake in virtualised environments for regulated industries | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
According to the latest research from virtualisation technology provider HyTrust, the software defined data centre (SDDC) is moving further towards the mainstream, with many regulated industries moving around half of their critical workloads over to SDDC and virtualisation.
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The study ............ surveyed more than 500 executives across a wide variety of company sizes
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Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft said it would pay $196 a share to acquire LinkedIn, the business social network site.
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Microsoft is buying LinkedIn, the business social networking site, for $26.2 billion. It's one of the the biggest tech deals ever.
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Salesforce puts Lightning in a tightly sealed bottle

Salesforce puts Lightning in a tightly sealed bottle | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The LockerService architecture isolates components in their own containers and stops them from calling undocumented or private APIs
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"Looking to take cloud app security to a new level, Salesforce is rolling out its LockerService architecture for its Lightning apps platform."
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Cloud Optimization: How to Enhance the Efficiency of Your Cloud Usage

Cloud Optimization: How to Enhance the Efficiency of Your Cloud Usage | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Optimization: How to Enhance the Efficiency of Your Cloud Usage
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"Some people think of it as just being a server someone else operates. This is the wrong way to look at cloud because cloud is much more than just a server or a processor."

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The future of AWS’ cloud: Infrastructure as an application

The future of AWS’ cloud: Infrastructure as an application | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The movement of 'infrastructure as code' (IaC) is in many ways mimicking the evolution of web development as web 'sites' became web 'applications'.
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" ................. CloudFormation, enables engineers to manage infrastructure through the use of declarative templates, utilising the data format language, JSON."
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The movement of 'infrastructure as code' (IaC) is in many ways mimicking the evolution of web development as web 'sites' became web 'applications'.

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Apple to Sell Personal Cloud Storage Device Starting Next Month

Apple to Sell Personal Cloud Storage Device Starting Next Month | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Starting on June 7, Apple will be the exclusive retailer for the Apollo personal cloud storage device, a consumer play from Promise Technology.
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"According to Promise Technology, unlike other cloud services, there are no recurring fees with Apollo. According to a review by Mac Rumors, the Apollo is priced at $299."
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Don’t blame the cloud for your shoddy IT plans

Don’t blame the cloud for your shoddy IT plans | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you've layered on technology willy-nilly, moving to the cloud won't prevent the resulting complexity -- unless you do some planning
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"Complexity is not the fault of the technology, cloud or not -- it's the fault of IT leaders who don't think strategically about how all this stuff needs to come together."
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Cloud Computing Security Vendors for Healthcare

Cloud Computing Security Vendors for Healthcare | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Reviewing the various cloud computing security options is essential for organizations of all sizes.
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...... in a highly regulated industry, organizations cannot choose a cloud vendor simply for the sake of having one. Healthcare cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated, and as such, covered entities have to find solutions that optimize workflow and keep sensitive information secured.
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Cloud Computing Security Vendors for Healthcare

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Review: AWS, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, IBM machine learning

Review: AWS, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, IBM machine learning | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Amazon, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, and IBM machine learning toolkits run the gamut in breadth, depth, and ease
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"What we call machine learning can take many forms. The purest form offers the analyst a set of data exploration tools, a choice of ML models, robust solution algorithms, and a way to use the solutions for predictions."
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Microsoft's new Dynamics 365 will bundle ERP and CRM in the cloud

Microsoft's new Dynamics 365 will bundle ERP and CRM in the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A new app store, meanwhile, will help business users find line-of-business SaaS applications
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"...... With Cortana Intelligence, for instance, sales reps will be able to predict which products and services a customer will need next, thereby helping to focus their cross-selling efforts."
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Amazon's Elastic File System is now open for business

Amazon's Elastic File System is now open for business | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Users of the cloud storage service can create file systems that grow or shrink as needed
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"EFS is designed for a wide range of file workloads, including big data analytics, media processing, and genomics analysis, AWS said."
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Ransomware may be a big culprit for data loss – but it’s the wrong fall guy

Ransomware may be a big culprit for data loss – but it’s the wrong fall guy | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With researchers seeing a 3500% increase in the use of net infrastructure which criminals use to run ransomware campaigns, it’s not surprising that ransomware has been making big headlines.
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......... fraud and human error are costing UK organisations £98.6 billion a year.
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Read my lips, says Docker: Containers aren't VMs

Read my lips, says Docker: Containers aren't VMs | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A major form of confusion about containers says that they're a next-generation, lightweight replacement for VMs. But container advocates say that's never been the goal
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........ Not now, and not any time soon, either.
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VMware Expands Cloud Partnership with IBM to Include Desktop Services

VMware Expands Cloud Partnership with IBM to Include Desktop Services | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
VMware (VMW) Horizon Air customers can utilize the company’s cloud-hosted desktop and application services through the IBM Cloud.
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The news marks the latest development in VMware and IBM’s decade-long collaboration
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How IoT relates to the cloud and PaaS: Pace and flexibility

How IoT relates to the cloud and PaaS: Pace and flexibility | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IoT reliance on the cloud and the benefits of the 'as a service' model has made companies re-examine their available tools in search of solutions that are as flexible, scalable, and economical as their own products.
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"Why does PaaS fit with IoT?"
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FBI pushes for more power to crush your privacy

FBI pushes for more power to crush your privacy | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The FBI continues its push to greatly expand government surveillance and exempt that spying from constitutional safeguards and privacy rules
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"With a treasure trove of digital information tantalizingly within reach, the FBI doesn't want to be slowed down by inconveniences like Fourth Amendment protections."
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The days of long, complicated passwords are over

The days of long, complicated passwords are over | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As threats evolve, so does the advice on creating passwords to foil the bad guys. Here are the latest recommendations
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"Along with this unconventional advice comes a bunch of useful suggestions"
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Ansible 2.1 gets a grip on Microsoft Azure and Docker

Ansible 2.1 gets a grip on Microsoft Azure and Docker | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Automation framework Ansible's second point revision adds management for Microsoft Azure and Docker containers, and so far avoids being just a Red Hat support tool
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"This means Ansible now has more control over the deployment infrastructrure used to run containers, as well as the ability to interface closely with how containers are built and managed."
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Beware zero ratings, the new threat to Net neutrality

Beware zero ratings, the new threat to Net neutrality | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
'Zero ratings' let users stream some sites without incurring bandwidth charges, but not others. So what happened to Net neutrality?
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"Music and video streaming services take a lot of bandwidth, and now that most people have cellular plans that charge by the amount of data they use, streaming becomes a lot less attractive."
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Data sovereignty: How to shield your business from changing regulations

Data sovereignty: How to shield your business from changing regulations | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Classifying information that is subject to data privacy regulations, from information that is not, can be a difficult task - one that requires businesses to implement a sound information governance strategy.
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..... When choosing a cloud provider, IT and business professionals should ensure that the company can address data privacy requirements. With the invalidation of the “Safe Harbour” agreement .....
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Library, new from InVision

Library, new from InVision | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Effortlessly connect your team’s design universe with Library, by InVision.
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The Cloud has caught up with InVision, via a Design Tool Library that allows a cloud-based collaboration for its users.
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alveolienjoin's comment, May 19, 3:16 AM
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