Likewise Announces Cross-Platform Storage Access and Control Likewise Storage Services targets the intersection of identity, security and storage BELLEVUE, Wash., June 2, 2011 – Storage in the cloud, as well as physical and virtual environments, across Linux, Unix and Windows platforms is more secure and powerful today with the release of Likewise Storage Services. Likewise Storage Services is a new offering that adds an NFS (network file system) module to the widely used Likewise CIFS platform — already licensed by industry leaders like EMC-DataDomain, HP, Isilon, and other large storage companies. Likewise Storage Services offers a consistent security model for
Equinix Cloud Data Center Hosts Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange June 2, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global cloud data center services, and Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), which recently received authorization from Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission to provide Automated Trading Services (ATS), today announced that HKMEx is hosting its production core systems in the Equinix Hong Kong (HK1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center. HKMEx aims to provide standardized exchange-traded products on a transparent pricing platform to participants trading during Asia-Pacific market hours. The first contract will be a 32 troy ounce (1 kilo)
Swedish High Schools Deploy Google Cloud Many schools in Sweden have deployed secure cloud login solutions from Google. These schools are using cloud technology from Google, online identity provider Svensk e-identitet and strong authentication company Yubico to make significant cost savings and protecting the online identity for staff and students. Online identity theft is a global concern as more e-services move to the cloud. Google notes that fraudsters have made online identity theft the fastest growing crime today. This growing concern has driven the Swedish Data Inspection Board to ask all Swedish local e-governments and schools to move from username
Cloud Security Still Top Priority For Finance Execs In the wake of the recent Sony PlayStation hack, Amazon EC2 outage and Epsilon data theft, information security is once again back in the news – for all the wrong reasons. The web has become a playground for hackers and malcontents eager to phish, defraud and steal wherever and whenever they can. Policing this landscape is a logistical nightmare, and battle lines are being drawn and redrawn many thousands of times a day – which perhaps hints at why many of us are still uncomfortable with the idea of storing sensitive data in
Market-Leading Online Video Platform Renamed Brightcove Video Cloud; Company Positioned as Cloud Content Services Leader June 1, 2011—Brightcove, the cloud content services company, today unveiled Brightcove App Cloud™, a content app platform for building and operating powerful native apps and touch websites for Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets. App Cloud combines an open HTML5-based development model with intelligent cloud services for cross-platform compilation, automated app distribution, analytics, advertising, and connectors for content management systems and other cloud services, making app development and management more efficient and cost effective than ever before. Brightcove today also introduced a new
UK-based cloud service provider Outsourcery has selected Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) to extend its broad cloud product offerings for businesses. Acme Packet’s SBCs will support Outsourcery’s launch of Microsoft Lync 2010 and allow geographic distribution across multiple sites. Outsourcery, which is Microsoft’s worldwide ‘Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year‘ 2010, notes that it will use these SBCs to deliver SIP trunking services to Outsourcery’s hosted Microsoft unified communications (UC) customers. Acme Packet specializes in session delivery network solutions and enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks.
Apple Has Officially Launched iCloud Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.