cloud infrastructure

Google Opens Up Compute Engine For Developers; Upgrades App Engine and Launches Google Cloud Datastore

Google today announced public availability of   Google Compute Engine, a  part of the Google Cloud Platform unveiled last year at Google I/O developer’s conference. The company has also completed ISO 27001:2005 international security certification for Compute Engine, Google App Engine, and Google Cloud Storage. Over the last year we have continued our focus on feature enhancement and developer experience. Our developers inspire us everyday, and we can’t wait to see what you build next. – Urs Hölzle, SVP, Google. Public Availability of  Compute Engine In a move  supposedly made to compete with  Amazon Web Services and its Elastic Compute Cloud in the cloud infrastructure market, Google has also added new features and significant upgrades to Compute Engine, including  by-the-minute cha...

Rackspace to use it’s Openstack expertise to expand it’s Global Cloud Network

Rackspace Hosting today announced it’s plans to expand its global cloud network by building and running  interoperable public clouds for service providers around the world, telecommunications companies. As the founder of OpenStack, Rackspace plans to build out cloud infrastructures for it’s partners with it’s technology, operations and go to market expertise.The  partners can then start charging their customers for the said cloud offerings. The news follows the acquisition of  Exceptional Cloud Services and its suite of developer solutions, including error tracking and Redis-as-a-Service capabilities by Rackspace. Rackspace will deploy it’s public cloud into a service provider data center and remotely operate that cloud, and the service provider will provide the phy...

What is SaaS? Software-as-a-Sevice Explained!

When someone explains Software as a Service or Cloud Computing to you – do you have one of those moments where you hear the words, but can’t make sense of what they are saying?  Here is an analogy that virtually everyone can understand. We all understand the cost of buying and maintaining a car.  Today, people can either buy or lease a car.  In both cases, some repairs are covered under warranty or included in the lease, but there are still costs involved to operate and maintain it.  Not to mention the hassle of selling or trading the car in when you need a new one.  What if a third option were available – Car as a Service? In this model, you would pay a flat monthly fee to use the car.  All maintenance, repairs, and even  upgrades are included.  Fuel, oil changes, standard maintenance, un...

Peak 10 Cloud Infrastructure Validated for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance

Web Hosting and cloud solutions provider Peak 10 announced that its data centers and cloud infrastructure have been validated for PCI DSS 2.0 Level 1 compliance. The company recently underwent a rigorous audit by an independent Quality Security Assessor (QSA) to ensure that it meets best practices and security controls needed to keep credit card data safe and secure during transit, processing and storage. While customers remain responsible for many aspects of the compliance of their technologies and applications, their use of Peak 10’s cloud infrastructure can help meet many of the requirements for compliance with PCI DSS and HIPAA/HITECH. – David Kidd, Director of quality assurance, Peak 10. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a proprietary information security s...

Rise Partners with SADA Systems

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 19, 2011 – Rise, a leading provider of Cloud and hosted services, has today announced its latest partnership, providing California based SADA Systems with a full-service Cloud Infrastructure solution that will enable its customers to migrate from on-premise servers and systems, to a scalable, Virtual Private Cloud infrastructure. According to Tony Safoian, president and CEO of SADA Systems the switch from on-premise to Cloud infrastructure can be a daunting task for most businesses, therefore it needed to make sure that whoever it partnered with was able to make the transition as seamless and pain free as possible: “Businesses are increasingly turning to Cloud-based solutions because they offer flexibility, scalability and security that had not been available previou...

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