Monthly Archives: August 2011

Federal Agencies Wary About Switching to the Cloud

Federal Agencies Wary About Switching to the Cloud

August 22, 2011

I recently wrote about Amazon’s new government-only Cloud service that the company created which was designed for federal agencies that must comply with rules governing sensitive defense-related data. Amazon is hoping that this service, as well as others like it, will give the company a huge boost among government agencies that have thus far been hesitant to switch over to the cloud due to federal security and compliance regulations.

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Amazon Debuts Government-Only Cloud Storage Service

Amazon Debuts Government-Only Cloud Storage Service

August 18, 2011

Amazon Web Services, also known as AWS, has just launched a government-only cloud storage service for US government departments as well as contractors. Up until now, US government agencies had been unable to process or store data in the cloud due to compliance regulations. Amazon has stated that its GovCloud service will address these regulations. In addition […]

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Power Outage for Amazon Cloud Disrupts Several Services

Power Outage for Amazon Cloud Disrupts Several Services

August 10, 2011

A lightning strike in Dublin recently took down service for some European users of Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud services. In addition to that, Amazon also suffered a stateside cloud outage that affected popular services including Foursquare, Reddit and Netflix. According to the service dashboard of Amazon, the company’s Elastic Computer Cloud, or EC2, and Relational Database […]

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The Essentials of Apple’s iCloud

The Essentials of Apple’s iCloud

August 3, 2011

The iCloud from Apple will be here before you know it and Apple is just now starting to roll out details about pricing as well as the beta version of iCloud.com. So in case you missed it, here is the low down on Apple’s newest cloud-based service known as iCloud. One thing a lot of people were […]

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