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Stephane Estevez: Is the cloud safe enough to outsource HPC projects?

It is possible to outsource a high performance computing project but does it make sense for your project? Stephane Estevez, senior product marketing manager at Quantum, investigates Let’s be pragmatic, almost everything can be outsourced even high-performance computing (HPC) projects. But the resulting cost to meet specific requirements can be astronomical. It is possible to… Read More


Volkswagen says the car must not become a “data monster” in the internet of things – but who’ll protect the customer?

It was VW’s chairman who used the expression “data monsters” while talking at Cebit and that drivers must be protected from government misuse of data. As car manufacturers increasingly pack their vehicles with data collection devices, Matt Asay, the vice president of business development and corporate strategy at MongoDB, considers the privacy implications for the… Read More


US Defence agencies get approval for AWS cloud use

All four of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) US infrastructure regions, including AWS GovCloud (US), have received a Department of Defense (DoD) provisional authorisation under the DoD Cloud Security Model (CSM) for Impact Levels 1-2. That authorises DoD agencies to use AWS’s infrastructure. “After receiving an overwhelming response from defense agencies interested in leveraging our Federal… Read More


Shadow IT undermines IT departments

IT departments can no longer be the people who always say ‘no’ and must get used to saying ‘yes’ said Jared Wray, the chief technology officer for cloud infrastructure provider, CenturyLink Cloud. Speaking at Cloud Expo Europe 2014, he warned that staff will ignore IT and go to the cloud without IT approval. He said… Read More


Data and security among top cloud predictions for 2014

8217;. And, of course, the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, HP and Google are ones to watch, but there are other areas of cloud computing that will rise up the business agenda over the coming year. Ok, so less of a prediction than a ‘stating the obvious’ but big data will continue to be… Read More



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