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Want to get a new job in cloud? IBM has 3000 of them.

As well as selling off its mid range server division, IBM also recently announced a $1bn investment in cloud research and development and $1.2bn in its Watson cognitive computing programme as part of what it calls an aggressive transformation. To further help that along it has announced it is recruiting for 3000 positions (the majority… Read More

US Defence agencies get approval for AWS cloud use

All four of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) US infrastructure regions, including AWS GovCloud (US), have received a Department of Defense (DoD) provisional authorisation under the DoD Cloud Security Model (CSM) for Impact Levels 1-2. That authorises DoD agencies to use AWS’s infrastructure. “After receiving an overwhelming response from defense agencies interested in leveraging our Federal… Read More

Fear of data leakage drives businesses to private rather than public cloud

Almost two in every three enterprises would prefer private cloud storage solutions over public cloud. That’s according to a new research study of 200 IT professionals conducted in early 2014 by independent panel research firm Research Now. It found organisations are racing to establish contemporary cloud storage solutions that they can control. Of organisations that… Read More

Operator offers customers cloud marketplace

Storage and information management firm, Iron Mountain has created a Data Center Marketplace for customers to shop around for products and services from pre-approved cloud service providers already on Mountain Platform insfrastructure. Iron Mountain claims to offer a neutral platform, “enabling faster implementation times without compromising security and compliance requirements”. The firm says its Marketplace provides… Read More

Kemp reasserts value of open cloud at CEE14

Open sourcing software and hardware is the way to avoid being locked in by a vendor in the future according to Nebula chief executive officer and founder of OpenStack, Chris Kemp. Kemp, also previously chief technology officer at NASA, told the Cloud Expo Europe 2014 audience that: “We were building new telescopes and sending spacecraft… Read More

Data and security among top cloud predictions for 2014

8217;. And, of course, the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, HP and Google are ones to watch, but there are other areas of cloud computing that will rise up the business agenda over the coming year. Ok, so less of a prediction than a ‘stating the obvious’ but big data will continue to be… Read More

IT as a service can ‘transform how businesses deliver real value’

Evolving from “keeping the lights on” to delivering IT as a service (ITaaS) can provide significant business rewards such as greater agility, flexibility and user productivity. That’s according to Derrick Loi, head of cloud business APAC for Citrix who will tell delegates at the forthcoming Cloud Expo Asia that understanding the strategy, planning process and… Read More

AWS opens Windows 7 cloud to public

In opening its WorkSpaces cloud-based desktop computing environment available to the public Amazon Web Services (AWS) is giving cloud users a “complete Windows 7 experience” AWS first showed the concept at its re:Invent conference last Autumn. Amazon’s chief evangelist, Jeff Barr, said on his blog it would “meet the needs of a diverse user base by… Read More