Ubuntu begins private cloud construction
Unisys emphasizes the secure cloud
Unisys has announced a new set of services that will protect data in the cloud with their Stealth technology. Their cloud products - a managed cloud service, a cloud-in-a-box product and a hybrid cloud - will use Stealth to have any important data "cloaked through...multiple levels of authentication, encryption, and bit-splitting into multiple packets."
Hohm hosted in the Azure cloud
Hohm, Microsoft's recently launched energy management tool, is the company's first consumed-based Web service hosted in full on Microsoft Azure. Interestingly enough, hosting the energy-saving service in the cloud will provide increased power utilization, making the whole operation in general considerably energy efficient.
Cisco playing it safe
Cisco has decided to leave the sale of cloud computing resources to its IT rivals. During the Cisco Live user conference in San Francisco, chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior revealed that her company's cloud computing strategy would differ from Hewlitt-Packard, IBM and Amazon in that they would not provide pay-as-you-go services or build their own compute or storage clouds.
Red Hat recruits Amazon as new best pal
Red Hat wants Linux in the cloud to run applications smoothly, a fact made clear by the announcement of their Premier Cloud Provider Program. Partners, such as founding member Amazon, will help ensure that applications, Linux and their clouds, in this case Amazon's EC2, all offer the proper amount of coordination and functionality.
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