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10 Sep

New Google cloud VP hire could signal open-source embrace

A former Red Hat executive has apparently taken the reins of Google Cloud Platform, in a move that could signal a bigger embrace of the open-source community by the cloud provider. Brian Stevens, former Red Hat CTO, has reportedly been hired by Google as the vice president of cloud platforms. Stevens’ Twitter and LinkedIn profile...

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01 Aug

Federal court ruling on data localization could have major impacts on the cloud

A federal court ruling on the government’s access to data stored offshore by U.S.-based companies could have far-reaching impacts on the cloud market. A federal district judge in New York ruled this week that Microsoft had to turn over a customer’s emails stored in Ireland in response to a warrant issued earlier this year. Microsoft...

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13 Nov

IBM launches advertising blitz against AWS at re:Invent

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LAS VEGAS — Advertisements are popping up along the Las Vegas strip this week that challenge Amazon Web Services’ position in the cloud market — and the perpetrator is competitor IBM. As an estimated 9,000 IT pros have come to Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent, Amazon’s second cloud conference, IBM has taken the opportunity to...

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08 Nov

HyTrust snaps up encryption firm HighCloud

HyTrust will add encryption to its cloud security software following its acquisition of HighCloud Security this week. HyTrust Inc. already enforces access controls at the management layer of virtual environment so that only authorized users have access to VMs. HighCloud offers encryption of cloud workloads with key management that gets handled at the customer site...

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