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13 Jul 2017
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Top 5: Things to Know About Cloud Security [64891]
TechRepublic, July 13th 2017

"Before you can mount a defense, you need to know what you're defending against. And when your data is in the cloud, defense gets more complex. There's a whole meteorology of cloud risk patterns to analyze, so we're here to help you focus.

Here are five cloud security risks you need to know about:.."
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12 Jul 2017
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Cloud security is still a top concern [64863]
ITProPortal, July 12th 2017

"Recent cyber attacks have reminded organisations that the cloud is still not completely secure.

If you were to a compare a current survey of the 'top concerns for cloud adoption' with one conducted say five years ago, you would see that the number one issue back then was security, followed by data privacy or protection. Fast forward five years and, worryingly, these concerns have yet to go away..."
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12 Jul 2017
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Why serverless? Meet AWS Lambda [64902]
Javaworld, July 5th 2017

"A first-hand, step-by-step look at the ease and simplicity of Amazon's 'function as a service' platform...

Why would a developer use AWS Lambda? In a word, simplicity. AWS Lambda - and other event-driven, 'function-as-a-service' platforms such as Microsoft Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and IBM OpenWhisk - simplify development by abstracting away everything in the stack below the code. Developers write functions that respond to certain events (a form submission, a webhook, a row added to a database, etc.), upload their code, and pay only when that code executes..."
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07 Jul 2017
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Multi-Cloud Vs. Hybrid Cloud: What's The Difference? [64789]
The Enterprisers Project, July 7th 2017

"The increasing buzz around the term 'multi-cloud' prompts a reasonable question: Is this just another way of saying hybrid cloud? Is this another IT rendition of: "You say tomato, I say toe-mah-toe?" Not quite.

While multi-cloud and hybrid cloud are closely related, they're not one and the same..."
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06 Jul 2017
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Cloud Services Fastest Growing It Deployment Model - IDC [64776]
Information Age, July 6th 2017

"IDC has released its latest IT infrastructure spending figures, finding cloud services will be the fastest growing IT deployment model in 2017 in the process.

According to the new forecast public cloud data centres will account for the majority of this spending (60.7%), and will grow at the fastest rate year over year (13.8%). Off-premises private cloud environments will represent 14.9% of overall spending and will grow 11.9% year over year. On-premises private clouds will account for 62.2% of spending on private cloud IT infrastructure and will grow 9.6% year over year in 2017..."
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05 Jul 2017
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Worldwide Cloud It Infrastructure Revenue Up 15% To $8 Billion In 1Q17 - IDC [64766]
StorageNewsletter.com, July 5th 2017

"According to the International Data Corporation's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 14.9% year over year in 1Q17, reaching $8 billion.

Cloud IT infrastructure sales as a share of overall worldwide IT spending climbed to 39% in 1Q17, a significant increase from 33.9% a year ago..."
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