A look back at the top cloud computing news of 2018

Source- searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com It was an eventful year for cloud computing news. Top providers continued to up their game and address enterprise demands, but also scrambled to respond to outages and cloud security threats. Before you jump into the new year, look back at some of the top cloud headlines of 2018. Meltdown and Spectre target cloud computing environments In early January, a tech glitch posed a significant vulnerability to both cloud providers and their users. Two security flaws, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, exposed a

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Microsoft ‘Intelligent Cloud Hub’ to build AI-ready workforce in India.

Source- thenewsminute.com Microsoft on Thursday announced a three-year “Intelligent Cloud Hub” collaborative programme in India to empower institutes to skill students in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud technologies. The dedicated AI infrastructure and Internet of Things (IOT) hub programme will equip selected research and higher education institutions with AI infrastructure, build curriculum and faculty capability to skill students in AI and cloud technologies, the company said in a statement. India is the first country to have such a programme under which

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Attackers are using cloud services to mask attack origin and build false trust

Source- techrepublic.com Security experts love talking up the importance of trusted websites. Google’s dominant Chrome browser—which has held about two-thirds of the browser market share all year—emphasized the importance of this with its lock icon, indicating that traffic was encrypted. It’s a useful heuristic, easy for end users to understand. Lock equals security. It’s skeuomorphism at its best, but it lulls users into a false sense of security. A Wednesday report from Menlo Security finds that attackers are using cloud hosting services to avoid detection, opting to

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Public Sector Cloud: Why Is It Different?

Source- theurbantwist.com Cloud computing is something that many businesses now use in one way or another. Business solutions running from the cloud are quite common; in fact, it is now the norm to run solutions such as CRM and HR in the cloud. The use of cloud computing by businesses also extends beyond data storage and analysis. What’s interesting is how governments around the world are relying on cloud computing more and more. Top cloud service providers like Microsoft and Google

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The Future of Cloud Services

Source- cio.com Savvy businesses are increasingly turning to the cloud to reduce costs and increase business efficiency by moving from infrastructure-based operations to application-based operations. Put simply, the cloud is an offsite storage system maintained by a third party. And as the cloud becomes more sophisticated, the operational advantages are becoming clearer. No longer do businesses need to install, operate and maintain large and expensive server rooms. With real estate costs now at a premium, a server room can take up

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Why Leveraging Cloud Computing is the Way Forward for Your Business

Source- pc-tablet.com Business owners, app developers, and service providers in today’s modern world have one thing in common: they all rely on cloud computing for operational efficiency. Whether you are a business owner trying to improve your operations or a developer in the process of releasing your own app to the market, turning to cloud computing and cloud-based solutions is the way to go. Aside from the immense processing power, cloud computing has a lot to offer. There are many reasons

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6 Cloud Security Predictions for 2019

Source- darkreading.com In 2018, more organizations adopted cloud computing, and at a rapidly growing pace. The main drivers for cloud were high efficiency, easier and faster deployments, and, of course, scalability. But from a security perspective, the speedy adoption of cloud computing is forcing security professionals to learn about new challenges, cloud-specific risks, and relevant mitigations as well as to develop more modern cybersecurity strategies. The past year also brought with it a greater number of security incidents related to misconfigured

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Amazon finds more efficient cloud computing solution

Source- digitaljournal.com To improve its cloud-based computing services, Amazon is to deploy an ARM-based Graviton processor. The e-commerce giant says this will lead to cost savings of up 45 per cent for “scale-out” services. Amazon is the world’s biggest player in cloud computing. This is delivered via Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is the company’s $27-billion cloud business. AWS on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis. The reason behind Amazon changing the technology behind

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Cloud Architecture and Cloud Computing Trends in 2019

Source- entrepreneur.com The tech game has changed! With the dawn of the internet, the advances in computing and software development anyone can access the world’s best technology while sitting at his/her kitchen table. Almost all enterprises, small or big – doesn’t matter, seems to have shifted their focus towards considering appropriate procedures to handle and manage such disruptive technologies within their existing environment. Cloud computing technology entirely relies on the virtualizations of hardware and software and its service-oriented architecture and several

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Kubernetes cloud computing bug could rain data for attackers

Source- nakedsecurity.sophos.com Kubernetes, a tool that powers much modern native cloud infrastructure, just got its first big security bug – and it’s a mammoth one. The flaw could give an attacker unfettered access to the software applications that rely on the tool to operate. Kubernetes is a software tool that manages large numbers of containers. These are similar to the virtual machines that run multiple operating systems on the same physical computer, but they have a key difference. Instead of

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