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A Cloud Security Standard Alliance

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A Cloud Security Standard Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) partners with ISO for key cloud security standard development. 

It will have a key role in this development under ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission), with whom it has a Category C liaison relationship (a Category C liaison being organisations making a technical contribution in the working groups under Sub Committee 27).

The CSA and SC 27 will start working on 2 project-- a new work item proposal for cloud security (providing guidelines on cloud service Read more...

Enterprise Cloud Ready Clients from Lenovo

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Enterprise Cloud Ready Clients from Lenovo

Lenovo announces what it says is the first enterprise-class Cloud Ready Client (CRC)-- a development with Intel to optimise the PC experience while reducing drag on data centers. 

The CRC takes is supposed to take note of what devices have access to the cloud, and take advantage of more powerful hardware (unlike regular cloud applications playing to the lowest common denominator). 

However it will only be available for Sandy Bridge-enabled devices. 

A second Lenovo announcement is its Secure Cloud Access (SCA), an application allowing business organisations Read more...

Cloud Hosting for ISVs

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Cloud Hosting for ISVs

Logicalis launches its Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Cloud Hosting Programme, allowing ISVs access to its cloud platforms, as well as support in their migration efforts. 

The company's hosting platform supports most operating systems, including all major hypervisors, Windows, Linux and Unix platforms. 

Logicalis says its cloud hosting platform also supports hybrid operating systems and applications, with Oracle, Windows and VMWare residing together in the same hosted environment. 

The ISV market is one of the UK's bigger technology sectors, where Read more...

A Code Foundry on the Cloud?

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A Code Foundry on the Cloud?

VMWare takes on the PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) market with CloudFoundry, a publicly available infrastructure for application development, available under an open-source license. 

The platform's openness is what makes CloudFoundry differ from other PaaS offerings on the market (such as Microsoft's Azure, Amazon's Beanstalk or Google's App Engine). The code is freely available (and tweakable under a liberal Apache 2.0 license) and it works with Java, Ruby on Rails and Node.js while running on Ubuntu. 

CloudFoundry is currently available as a free Read more...

IBM's Next Cloud Generation

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IBM's Next Cloud Generation

IBM announces its latest enterprise cloud-based offerings, saying its SmartCloud services should allow businesses to move from cloud service assessment to full-scale deployment more efficiently. 

SmartCloud will be available in 2 versions-- Enterprise and Enterprise+. 

Enterprise is already available, and IBM claims it reduces application development time from days to minutes (via automation and rapid provisioning) while cutting costs by 30% when compared to traditional application environments. 

It runs on Linux or Windows, with a virtual and some Read more...

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