Cloud Computing In The US Government Courtesy Of OhMyGov Inc
Akamai Introduces New Cloud Defense Solutions Akamai Technologies, Inc. unveiled new cloud defense architecture aimed at protecting customers from increasing number of sophisticated Web attacks. Enhancements include improved protection from distributed denial of service (DdoS) attacks as well as improved cloud firewall featuring advanced vulnerability scanning and custom rules for additional protection against application layer attacks, the company said in a press release. Companies worldwide incur estimated losses of one trillion dollars a year, according to antivirus company McAfee, and Akamai unveils a new cloud security solution to help global business reduce financial damages from the growing number cyber attacks.
Governments and Cloud Computing – Where Do They Stand? “The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. Reagan’s views, though decades old, are still shared by the majority of the populace the world over. Governments across the world are considered the very antithesis of efficiency, adhering to long-held beliefs that have lost relevance and generally, averse to change. Governments have been traditionally slow adopters of new technology, and with the bugbear of supposed security concerns surrounding the nascent field of cloud computing, the latter can expect
Cloud Computing Deal between Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom and Inventec By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks Every day brings with it news of yet another deal in the cloud computing space. The latest such development occurred in Taiwan just before the end of the last year when Taiwan-based companies Chunghwa Telecom and Inventec signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop and promote cloud computing services. Chunghwa Telecom is the largest telecommunication service provider in Taiwan and a leading provider of cloud computing services, while Inventec is the largest server manufacturer in the country and one of the top four notebook
November will see the full launch of the Cloud Industry Forum code of practice for clarity on cloud computing. Chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) is Andy Burton, who is also CEO of cloud computing company Fasthosts. He told SC Magazine on the launch of the draft of the code of practice that ‘the market needs a credible and certifiable Code of Practice that provides transparency of cloud services such that consumers can have clarity and confidence in their choice of provider’. Consultation was closed in August and now three months on, I asked Burton what had happened over the
AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – November 1, 2010) – Zenoss Inc., a leading provider of dynamic service assurance products for public, private and hybrid clouds, today announced that systems integrator and Zenoss partner Autonomic Resources has been awarded a contract to sell its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud platform, or “ARC-P”, through the federal government’s cloud computing storefront, Apps.gov, Cloud BPA # GS00Q11AEA0003. As part of this award announced by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on October 19, 2010, ARC-P includes IT operations monitoring and cloud service assurance through Zenoss Enterprise, enabling federal, state, local, and tribal governments to acquire cloud-based IaaS, cloud
FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ – CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) has been selected as one of the 11 companies awarded a five-year, government-wide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The BPA is valued at US$76 million. The IaaS contract continues GSA’s leadership in providing innovative solutions for government agencies and marks a significant step forward in advancing its efforts to streamline information technology (IT) management and reduce expenses. Cloud computing promotes IT efficiency and agility by