IT Services News, Features, and Interviews

  • Informatica CEO: 'Data security is an unsolved problem'

    Companies today are awash in data, but current tools and processes are not enabling them to keep it secure. That's according to Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy, whose says his company is embarking on a major push to go further into data security.

    26 Aug. 16 04:26 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • New York Public Library reads up on the cloud

    Four years ago, the New York Public Library began to move its web properties to the cloud. Today, the library system has all of its nearly 80 websites in the cloud, has shrunk the number of on-premise servers by 40% and is running those web properties 95% more cheaply.

    25 Aug. 16 20:00 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • How Lyft gets a lift from Amazon’s cloud

    Ride-hailing app Lyft launched in 2012 from Amazon Web Service’s cloud. Today, the company processes about 14 million rides per month, all still from AWS. At the recent AWS Summit in New York Lyft CTO Chris Lambert described how using the cloud allowed Lyft to grow into the company it is today.

    18 Aug. 16 01:43 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Google says its databases are enterprise ready

    Google is continuing its campaign to entice enterprises to its public cloud platform by rolling out database services stable enough to serve businesses in production.

    17 Aug. 16 02:20 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • SolarCity to develop roofs made of solar cells

    SolarCity is working on roofs made from solar cells that can be used to replace older roofs instead of solar panels placed on existing structures, Chairman Elon Musk said during a recent earnings call.

    16 Aug. 16 04:11 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Four free tools for handling Amazon Web Services security incident response

    Using AWS’s API software developer’s kit or its command line interface, customers can write their own tools for imaging disk instances that have been compromised, say Andrew Krug and Alex McCormack. The pair if researchers presented four tools at Black Hat 2016 that they wrote specifically to deal with incident response in AWS.

    12 Aug. 16 03:12 Written by Tim Greene
  • Why Box’s CEO is so cloud crazy

    Aaron Levie, the outspoken founder and CEO of enterprise file sharing and storage powerhouse Box, talked to Network World ahead of the company’s news about its Zones and Accelerator projects. Levie also discussed start-ups, the march of the public cloud, and even his past work as a professional magician.

    10 Aug. 16 22:59 Written by Jon Gold
  • Oracle says it didn’t ask employee to cook cloud accounts

    Oracle has denied in a California federal court charges leveled by a former manager that she was sacked after she refused to cook accounts in the company’s cloud business and threatened to blow the whistle on the accounting practices.

    10 Aug. 16 17:13 Written by John Ribeiro

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