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  • China building a city for cloud computing

    China is building a city-sized cloud computing and office complex that will include a mega data center, one of the projects fueling that country's double-digit growth in IT spending.

  • Can 'encrypted blobs' help with secure cloud computing?

    Can cloud-based computing be made more secure in the future using what crypto geeks call "fully homomorphic encryption" to send data as "encrypted blobs" that can be understood and subject to processing without having to actually de-crypt them first to see the plaintext?

  • Mozy's move could bring storm to unlimited cloud storage

    Facing consumers with an appetite for cloud storage that has increased 50 per cent over the past year, the world's largest consumer online storage provider said on Monday that it will no longer offer unlimited storage and will increase fees for the limited online storage it's now selling.

  • Servers preloaded with Amazon-friendly cloud software

    Ubuntu and Dell have come up with a scheme to make it easier for Amazon EC2 customers to shift workloads to and from the cloud -- by shipping Dell servers preloaded with Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud software, or UEC.

  • Windows Azure turns 1 in 'anemic' market

    One year after Microsoft introduced Windows Azure, the platform-as-a-service market is only about 1/20 the size of the rival infrastructure-as-a-service market led by Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, and about 1/50 the size of the software-as-a-service market.

  • VMware taps ex-Microsoft execs to battle Microsoft

    VMware's Paul Maritz has given up his title of president to four senior executives who will serve as co-presidents of the EMC-owned company as it increasingly goes up against Microsoft in the virtualization market.

  • HP announces new Sydney data centre

    HP announced it is to invest millions in a new next-generation data centre to be located in Western Sydney, as part of its bid to capture a greater slice of the booming data centre market.

  • Cloud services could bolster national cyber security

    The shift to cloud computing offers an opportunity to better secure the national digital infrastructure by concentrating the burden of cyber security among a relatively small number of service providers rather than thousands of individual businesses, according to a report by a foreign policy think tank.

  • IT execs hope iPad, PlayBook can boost decision-making process

    Tablets like Apple's iPad and the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will change and improve the way corporate employees work and make decisions, contend IT executives at Chevron and TD Bank. Both companies are evaluating and running trials on such devices.

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