If you thought cloud storage is only for private companies, you can’t be any farther from the truth. In fact, many government agencies, including data-sensitive organizations like the US Army and FBI, are moving their operations to the cloud, mainly because of the many benefits that come with it. Some financial organizations have also started looking into cloud, thanks to the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA)’s move to adopt cloud in a big way.
At the recently concluded Amazon’s conference, Steve Randich, the executive VP of FINRA, opined that cybersecurity is better in the cloud than in private data centers, and this is why it’s a good [...]
Canonical, the company that distributes Ubuntu GNU/Linux, has announced that it plans to sue a European cloud provider for violation of its agreement terms. Canonical claims that the cloud provider distributed insecure and broken images of Ubuntu, despite repeated warnings to refrain from doing so. Though Canonical has not named the provider, it has already started taking legal steps to remove these images from all places on the Internet.
According to company sources, this lawsuit is expected to act as a deterrent for other companies, so only approved images are published. The company’s management believes this is essential as it can undermine the success of [...]
Technology is already ubiquitous, and is only going to get more integral in the future. Almost every company foresees these trends, and this is why many are taking major steps to embrace it. One such company that wants to infuse technology in a big way into its operations, with an aim to meet the growing demands of its digital customers, is CapitalOne. This financial services provider believes cloud is an important technology that needs to be adapted to move forward, grow, and to continue to reach out to more customers. To achieve this long-term goal, it has partnered with the leader in cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Under the terms of the agreement, AWS will [...]
Plex, the cloud media provider that helps customers to access files across a range of different devices, started with providing support only for AWS cloud platform. Now, this company is expanding to include other service providers as well, and this means, Plex Cloud users can also use Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft’s OneDrive to store and access their files. Already, Plex cloud works across major game consoles, smart TVs, and other streaming devices.
Plex launched a beta program in September to give customers continuous access to their media from a wide range of devices. In this beta program, Plex chose AWS as its exclusive cloud provider. However, many users began [...]
Juniper Networks has announced that it will acquire a startup company called AppFormix at an undisclosed price. This acquisition is likely to give a big boost to Juniper’s cloud operations.
AppFormix is a cloud operations management and optimization company that was started in 2013 by Sumeet Singh, a former employee of Microsoft and Cisco. In fact, Singh started the Windows Azure team at Microsoft, and later quit the company, to pursue his own entrepreneurial interest. AppFormix works with any OpenStack or Kubernetes infrastructure to provide real-time insights into the health and operations of customers’ respective clouds. Built on big data analytics and machine [...]
American Airlines, the ubiquitous airplane company in the US, has turned to IBM for cloud tech. Both the companies announced on early Tuesday morning that the airlines will use IBM’s cloud for some of its applications. Though neither company mentioned the complete list of applications that would be moved to IBM’s cloud, it is expected that American would move some of its legacy applications to the cloud.
The financial terms of the deal is not disclosed at this time, which is not that surprising considering that IBM is one of American’s cloud partners, and there is no exclusivity involved. So, American is free to strike a deal with other companies, and can [...]