Venture companies are taking notice of the recent cloud boom. Certain backers are looking for cloud-based startups that provide the cloud sphere with something unique. If you have a great cloud-based idea, there are some venture companies that you’ll want to impress.
When you are searching for a suitable cloud hostingsolution, price is obviously a big factor. But what drives cloud hosting costs? Yes, storage space is a factor as well as other technical things. But there is one factor you probably aren’t even considering.
There’s a notion in the cloud hosting world that dispersing data is a safer and more secure way of storing information. There are currently two companies offering businesses the cloud dispersing option: Cleversafe and Symform. Both companies offer similar services with subtle differences.
In an effort to try and calm the companies that use Google Cloud Storage, Google has announced that all files will now be automatically encrypted. Using 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES}, files will be encrypted by Google before they are “written to disk.”
We’ve discussed the UK government’s plan to make the Internet a safer place for children by making adult hosting content filters mandatory. In case you didn’t catch those articles, here’s a recap: PM David Cameron is requiring porn filters be activated in every household in the UK unless the user opts out of it when signing up for service.
Today is a great day for IBM. The company has just won its biggest U.S. cloud-based government contract. The new IBM contract is valued at $1 billion. In other words, the pressure for IBM’s cloud team is on.
Canada wants to move forward in the cloud world in order to be on par with the UK and the US. As such, Canadian cloud industry leaders are trying to implement a G-Cloud policy (‘Government Cloud’), which is based on the UK’s own ‘Cloud First’ policy.
A lot of small businesses are looking to the cloud to save money and time. However, deciding which files to send to the cloud isn’t as cut and dry as it seems. There’s a lot more to cloud storage than just moving items around to and from the cloud. There are legal, and other, things to think about too.
Your company has decided to move its data to the cloud. Great! You know you want to go hybrid, and you aren’t alone: recent surveys indicate almost all enterprises plan to go with a hybrid cloud solution at some point. Although they want in on the cloud, very few of them have actually come up with a specific strategy, and fewer still have actually deployed a hybrid cloud hosting solution.
There’s no doubt about it: the cloud is here, and will only get bigger. A recent report by Morgan Stanley confirms this: AWS revenue is expected to hit $24 billion by 2023. It stands to reason that other cloud computing companies will see similar growth. However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.