Censornet, a cloud security company, has recently announced a channel drive. It hopes to increase its partner base within the United Kingdom by upwards of 250 percent over the upcoming months. Censornet plans to work with distributor Blue Solutions to acquire 50 partners. Censornet has been an active participant in the email security sector since 2007 and was acquired by a group of experience industry member led by Ed Macnair.
The company has raised £2m in Series A funding to power the next phase of its growth, funding expansion of its channel teams and R&D. This round of funding comes in conjunction with growing risks of increased utilization of cloud [...]
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is going to bring its Cloud Security solutions to the area of New Zealand and Australia for the first time. It is introducing security products that will hopefully defend users against email based threats such as targeted and ‘Zero Day’ attacks. The solutions are supposedly very effective; they will reduce integration time and complexity while simultaneously offers an alternative to on premise cloud software and hardware.
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence director cyber security products a proclaimed that many nosiness are naïve when it comes to email based threats, as many cyber attacks begin with an email. Blount stated, “Whether this is a [...]
San Francisco, StorageCraft Technology Corporation has recently announced that they are going to adopt a new pricing model as well as enhancements for its StorageCraft Cloud Services disaster recovery solution. This new model allows users to recover their systems and data without excessive costs by permitting users to customize cloud coverage. This customization allows the service to meet the unique needs and budgets of individual customers. Users will also have access to systems and data anytime with instant failover in a cloud built specifically for disaster recovery. Several recovery options are offered by StorageCraft Cloud Services to decrease system downtime as well as data [...]
Cisco has given its channel a free software tool that may analyze cloud usage with organizations to find cloud solutions for businesses. Through this, Cisco hopes to inspire more cloud adoption and recurring revenues for partners. Chris Treille, director of cloud and managed services partner enablement at Cisco, has stated in an interview with CRN, “This is not Cisco selling its professional services; this is Cisco providing the intellectual property and the assets for partners to create their own professional services. This tool helps partners in the conversation with the customer by showing them how much they’re going to gain on their top or bottom line, and how much more [...]
It has been three months since tech giant IBM has purchased private cloud company Blue Box, and IBM has recently announced that it has ported the private cloud software it gained via the acquisition to the IBM SoftLayer cloud. Angel Diaz, VP of cloud architecture and technology at IBM, has stated, “Blue Box is now available in 40 plus data centers around the world. We think the fact that it took us less than 90 days to make the port shows how flexible Blue Box really is.” The managed hosting service removes complexity associated with deploying, updating, and managing an instance of OpenStack from an internal IT organization.
OpenStack, an open source framework that is [...]
The cloud computing sector of Alibaba Group, Aliyun, has launched an artificial intelligence service that is the first of kind in China. The platform, named DT PAI, combines the algorithms utilized by Alibaba with machine and deep learning techniques which are then presented in a drag and drop interface. The platform may be used by developers to predict user behavior without the unnecessary step of creating new code. The majority of Alibaba’s revenue is brought about through its developed ecommerce business, but the group is beginning to look toward the future with heavy investments in the cloud computing sector. In July, Alibaba had dumped one billion dollars into Aliyun with the [...]
Intel has begun to dive into the world of cloud services, leading a $100 million round of funding in a pure play OpenStack company. This investment into Mirantis will aid in the company’s optimization of its enterprise features and will drive industry adoption. OpenStack cloud software, first introduced in 2010, is built by a team of expert open source contributors under management of OpenStack. Under a relatively small time frame of just five years, OpenStack has become the fifth most popular cloud platform among global companies according to research done by Forrester Research Inc. This round of investment is set to coax adoption of cloud services by allowing it to be both [...]
Recently, Google data centers in Belgium have been hit by a series of lightning strikes, which not only took some of its cloud storage systems offline briefly, but caused errors in some customers cloud infrastructure. It was initially reported that lightning had struck electrical systems in one of its three data centers in a small town about fifty miles southwest of Brussels called St. Ghislain. It was later relayed that lightning had not struck the data center, but had hit the local utility grid. This had caused the data center’s power to be interrupted.
Failover systems may switch to an auxiliary power if the primary source goes offline while servers in the data centers have [...]