17 million cyber-attacks blocked between April and June by secure cloud hosting provider London, UK – July 24, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today revealed the latest statistical analysis of attacks successfully blocked by its servers located at data centers in the US and Europe. During the period of April to June 2012, the web applications, databases and websites of FireHost’s customers – spread across 33 countries worldwide – were protected from a total of 17 million cyber attacks, of which more than two million were categorized as the most serious kind of attack, and among FireHost’s ‘Superfecta’.
Cloud Computing’s Unlikeliest Supporter “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” – Sun Tzu (544 BC – 496 BC), Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher. Sun Tzu is widely considered as the best military strategist who ever lived. Even today, 2500 years after he wrote The Art of War, his book is the most widely read and quoted of all military tomes. Now, the Microsoft think-tank may have taken a leaf out of it in its disproportionate confidence in cloud computing. The latest effort in this strategy is the launch of Office 365, grandiosely described by Kurt DelBene, president
VMware Acquires Cloud-based Presentation Provider SlideRocket Palo Alto-based cloud computing company VMware has announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based SlideRocket for an undisclosed sum. While the former focuses on virtualization and cloud infrastructure, the latter is a cloud-based online presentation application that produces slideshows and is used by over 20,000 customers and 300,000 users. Considering that presentation software is second only to email as the most widely used business software, this acquisition can considerably expand and enhance VMware’s portfolio. The benefits of using a cloud-based product like SlideRocket’s eponymous product were outlined in a blog posted by VMware CTO and
CloudTweaks Supports Mission and Vision of 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium May 18 Event Explores Issues for Today’s IT Leaders while nurturing IT Leaders of tomorrow (Press Release – March, 10, 2011) - CloudTweaks.com today announced that it will join executives from around the world as a strategy partner of the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. The MIT/CIO is the premier international event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere
CIO Cloud Summit Announces Strategic Partnership With Cloud Tweaks October 26, 2010 – The CIO Cloud Summit team is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic partnership with CloudTweaks, an online news media site that provides a variety of articles and resources on cloud computing topics and trends. CloudTweaks, with a team of content creators from around the globe, including CTOs, CEOs, cloud bloggers, engineers and technology enthusiasts, delivers in-depth articles, the latest news, interviews and other valuable content on cloud computing to a growing audience of technology professionals, including representatives government agencies, financial institutions, technology firms and
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
Cloud computing management provider RightScale updated its blog this morning with some impressive figures that point to company’s growth: its customers’ cloud computing usage has increased by 1000% in one year. While the post accompanies a press release, it would be a mistake to dismiss the numbers as just PR. The increased usage reflects three trends: Customers are using more cloud servers Cloud servers are running for longer periods of time Customers are using larger servers “We are amazed to see how much has changed in the past year, both in terms of the overall amount of cloud computing as