Topic: cloud

Cloud Development Stories

As the cloud industry matures, it is finally posed for the next generation of cloud architectures based on innovative orchestration tools and service overlays designed to provide organizations more flexibility and more choices than ever before for building cloud applications and infrastructures.

Facebook recently launched the app in Zambia, which gives users free access to basic services, including Facebook, Google Search, Wikipedia, some job sites, and the Women's Human Rights app. This certainly has the makings of a great initiative, but is it really a philanthropic venture?

Users are familiar with helping organizations by providing references, but Amazon is now leveraging them in an unprecedented way. In building its case against Hachette Publishing, Amazon has sent an open letter to its readers and authors appealing to them to write to Hachette's CEO.

Amazon recently rolled out Zocalo, an enterprise storage service that lets people store and synchronize files. Another popular cloud storage provider, Dropbox, is also built on Amazon's S3 service. Will Amazon's entry into the storage-as-a-service segment spell doom for other providers?

According to the US Department of Justice, approximately 16.6 million people, or 7 percent of all US residents age sixteen or older, were victims of at least one incident of identity theft in 2012. Beth Cohen looks at EMV cards—the next generation of credit card security.

If you’re traveling across Canada and see a strangely cute little hitchhiker with a face made from LED lights, a plastic beer pail torso, arms and legs that look like pool noodles, and is wearing a garbage can hat, it’s only hitchBOT, the Hitchhiking Robot, looking for a ride.

If you are an auto or tech enthusiast, it’s an exciting time to be alive as the hype surrounding transportation submerged in the Internet of Things is exploding. Some see the marriage of tech and transportation as an opportunity to make our lives better; others see it as a hacker's dream.

The US government is one of the most prominent participants in the race to the cloud, putting a great deal of capital out there for different services to fight over. But the government might not have as big a piece of its computing pie up in the sky as you’d first expect.

Major tech companies can expect continued resistance and suspicion from users if the National Security Agency’s power to spy on customers is not reduced or further regulated in the near future. United States technology companies could lose $35 billion in just three years over data concerns.

Organizations wanting to deploy OpenStack-based clouds have struggled with the lack of best practices for the many different use cases. To address the well-known gap in architecture design best practices documentation, the OpenStack Architecture Design Guide is now available for download.