Amazon and Microsoft are now offering opportunities to establish connections to their public cloud services over private networks. Beth Cohen looks at the Amazon Direct Connect program and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute as new connectivity options and who would benefit from them.
In another twenty years our current Internet will seem just as archaic as 2004 does today, and we might very well look back at 2014 as the seminal year when everything changed. The new Internet will leverage wearable computers, anticipatory computing, and user context to deliver data.
According to many industry pundits—including Forrester—OpenStack is well on its way to becoming a standard, but the platform is still struggling with developing the proper tools to operationalize it. Beth Cohen examines whether or not OpenStack can get operations right.
Being able to directly connect to the cloud for software solutions allows professionals in every department to take information systems out of the equation in many technology decisions. But these "shadow IT" projects can leave them open to security breaches, especially on mobile devices. Read on.
A recent Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report by Solutionary has revealed some alarming numbers about malware distributors and their hosting providers. Rajini Padmanaban looks at whether hosting providers are proactively rooting out malware or if they may actually be a part of the problem.
Several software vendors have come forward with solutions for the growing desktop as a service (DaaS) trend. The Dell Wyse Cloud Connect could change the game by making personal desktops in the cloud available—and affordable—for the average consumer. Does the future of tech mean no more hard drives?
Two networking abstraction paradigms (SDN and NFV) are emerging to address the need for better tools that provide the greater flexibility and more rigorous control needed to manage the thousands of separate virtual networks used in a public cloud.
Online networking is easier than ever, but this strength can be a threat if one’s online identity is not managed well. While organizations do their bit to protect their users’ identities and privacy, it is high time the user steps up to be his own tester in validating that he safeguards himself.
Technology is a driving force in how people work. Cloud services are powering more of today's business technology than ever before, with companies relying on them for software and network storage needs. In coming years, organizations will rely even more on the cloud. What could this mean for you?
Microsoft's integrated suite of cloud Office productivity products far surpasses its closest rival—Google Apps—in productivity. But is Microsoft fully committed to a complete cloud-based software delivery model that might well cut into its bread and butter desktop software business?