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Amazon Is Seriously Challenged By Microsoft AWS was in the premier position having had a head start of more than 4 years in the cloud related business. The lowering of prices by Microsoft; a new CEO; an emphasized bet on the cloud have all contributed to Microsoft Azure's adoption by the enterprises. One of the reasons for this being the better tooling; the variety of applications and services; and not-for-Windows only shift have all contributed. Microsoft brought in a lot of enhancements that should prove this advantage Microsoft has gained further. The storage options with SSDs and the rapid, multifaceted updates to its Azure cloud computing platform are all very attractive for enterprises. One of the reasons that Microsoft can challenge AWS is in the attractive storage options.Azure Premium Storage Disks is in public preview since December 2014. http://azure.micr... (more)

The Benefits of Software-Defined Security by @Porticor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Benefits of Software-Defined Security At Gartner’s Security & Risk Management Summit, analysts identified 2014’s Top 10 Technologies for Information Security. They singled out software-defined security as a trend to watch, stating that because its “impact on security will be transformational.” Read the full article at Information Security Buzz. ... (more)

Announcing @CloudianStorage to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York [#Cloud]

SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudian, Inc., is a Foster City, California - based software company specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian, an Amazon S3-compliant cloud object storage platform, the bedrock of cloud computing systems, that enables cloud service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable clo... (more)

BrightEdge Delivers Unrivaled Content Marketing Technology to Marketers Everywhere

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/14 -- BrightEdge, the essential content marketing platform, today unveiled BrightEdge Community Edition. For the first time, BrightEdge is opening its technology up to the entire digital marketing community at no cost and providing access to the company's most powerful technology. Community Edition includes access to Data Cube To-Go, a massive data repository of billions of pieces of content from across the web, and Content Optimizer To-Go, a proven recommendation engine for content optimization. Marketers can download the Community Edition... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)

Join Gartner, IBM, + AWS at AppSphere and save $200 when you register in August!

AppSphere is just a few short months away, and we’ve lined up an incredible agenda that will uncover the trends that are affecting technology and discuss best practices for managing the impact of evolving technology on your bottom line. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from thought leaders like Jonah Kowall, Research Vice President, IT Operations at Gartner; Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer of SoftLayer, an IBM Company; and Bill Platt, General Manager of Amazon Web Services. You’ll also hear a panel of experts from Microsoft, Google, Red Hat, and SoftLayer discuss the fu... (more)