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Lee Newcombe: Securing cloud services: when theory meets practice

There‘s plenty of received wisdom about cloud security – for a start, that there is indeed a “cloud” to secure and it is inherently insecure… Lee Newcombe, chief information risk advisor, at Capgemini challenges the theories with practical experience “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” This is… Read More

Google has purchased Titan Aerospace, a maker of drones that Facebook was also interested in

Todd Wasserman of Mashable reports on Google’s purchase of Titan Aerospace, a drone aircraft manufacturer based in New Mexico. Reportedly of previous buying interest for Facebook, Titan’s drones will aid Google in providing high-speed Internet services to remote areas, as well as developing its Google Maps offering. “Titan Aerospace and Google share a profound optimism… Read More

Facebook shadow tests Blu-Ray discs for long term cold data centre storage saying it’s efficient and elegant.

Frank Frankovsky, VP of hardware design and supply chain operations at Facebook, talks about why this “consumer” technology is possibly finding favour in its Open Compute Project to Jon Bodkin, of ARS Technica. It currently uses spinning discs and reckons the Blu Ray will be half the price and 80% more energy efficient. Excerpt “With… Read More

Facebook takes rapid approach to data centre build

Social media giant Facebook has revealed plans to build a data centre at twice the normal speed by using its new “rapid deployment data centre” (RDDC) design, in Luleå, Sweden. Based on the Baltic coast, Luleå was chosen as the site for the first data centre which opened last year to take advantage of the… Read More