“Internet companies only provide the technology to build cyberspaces for online storage, but in the end, these spaces belong to China’s online territory and, hence, fall within the government’s jurisdiction,” Qin An, a cyber security expert at the China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy. China has defined Cloud Storage as a territory of the Chinese government and therefore has the jurisdiction to regulate the content stored within Clouds, allowing for immense censorship.
Pornographic content is widespread on cloud services, with users uploading videos and then selling them. The government believes it should take necessary action to halt this “immoral” [...]
Emerging cloud giant IBM has recently announced its new partnership with Reliance Communications. This partnership serves to expand IBM’s current list of cloud services; IBM aims to provide “highly secure and scalable infrastructure as a service (IaaS)” on the IBM cloud. Reliance Communications will have the ability to provide its client base, consisting of upwards of 39,000 large enterprises, with the robustness that IBM’s cloud platform is able to offer. This infrastructure platform will securely run the business applications of these enterprises.
Reliance Communications has also launched new cloud service offerings that are designed to provide “end-to-end integrated [...]
Oracle has recently unveiled a new hybrid cloud service that allows customers within highly regulated industries transition to Oracle’s cloud at its own pace. Oracle has effectively placed its public cloud behind the enterprise firewall.
Called Oracle Cloud at Customer, this new service allows customers to enjoy the benefits of Oracle Cloud Services within their own data centers. This service involves a server that runs in the customer’s data centers but is managed by Oracle. This hybrid cloud runs on-premise.
Customers also have the freedom to choose which services they would like to utilize, including disaster recovery, infrastructure services, and data management. [...]
An annual two-day conference for company customers, partners and employees, Bosch ConnectedWorld addressed the company’s plans for the Internet of Things. Bosch, a German global engineering and electronics firm, has launched a series of cloud services for the Internet of Things. These services are intended to improve existing software and connectivity. At the conference, programs pertaining to big data technology were also addressed.
CEO Volkmar Denner has commented, “The Bosch IoT Cloud is the final piece of the puzzle that completes our software expertise.” The company will begin offering these new services in 2017, while the company itself will begin using them this year. [...]
Telstra and Cisco have recently announced three new software-designed networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) products that aim to improve both cloud security and global data center interconnection. These products come in addition to Telstra’s two additional functions for its SDN PEN platform, announced in January.
Cloud Gateway Protection: This product was the first of the three made available in beta. It is a virtual security application that aims to secure cloud services and internet access, as well as Next IP networks against cyber-attacks.
Internet Virtual Private Network (VPN): This product will provide both a secure and encrypted office [...]
Microsoft has recently announced its huge developments in the cloud security sector that will allegedly improve the security of online companies. Microsoft plans to unveil more at the RSA Conference, taking place from February 29th to March 4th in San Francisco. These new developments include Customer Lockbox, Microsoft Cloud App Security, Azure Active Directory Identity Protection, and Microsoft Operations Management Suite.
Customer Lockbox: Lockbox helps Microsoft engineers achieve more transparency when they require access to Office 365 accounts to aid in troubleshooting. Lockbox aims to make the customer approval process more efficient. Lockbox is already available to [...]
Nimble Collective has recently closed a round of funding that raked in $8.5 million. This funding was led by venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates. $1 million of this funding comes from individual investors.
With this funding, New Enterprise Associates Partner Greg Papadopoulos joins the board at Nimble Collective. Three executives were from the animated film industry were also named. These executives are Mark Walsh (former director at Pixar), Eric Darnell (previously with DreamWorks), and Peter Ramsey (previously with DreamWorks). The leaders of this startup have a plethora of experience with the animation industry.
The startup aims to develop a platform that [...]
Microsoft has recently developed a data center in an extremely unusual place- the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Microsoft has recently unveiled Project Natick, an initiative to bring cloud computing infrastructure to cities that are closer to bodies of water such as the ocean. It is estimate that half of the world’s population lives within 200km of the ocean, so placement of data centers underwater can strategically improve efficiency and response.
In 2015, Microsoft built a capsule filled with pressurized nitrogen that featured a single rack of servers and heat exchangers clamped to the hull in order to regulate the temperature inside. The capsule was submerged 30 feet [...]