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Why IPS Devices and Firewalls Fail to Stop DDoS Threats

Cloud computing and the growing usage of the Internet has placed even greater demands on a corporate data center. Now, organizations are relying more and more on their IT infrastructure to be the mechanism to drive growth and enable agility. Because of this focus on the data center, concerns around… Read More

Amazon OpsWorks: Empowering and Disrupting

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This week Amazon Web Services got the attention of the cloud computing community with its announcement of OpsWorks, which provides new configuration and automation features for applications housed on AWS. Here’s a look at the notable analysis and commentary from around the web. Read More

Roundup of Hosting, Cloud News: INetU, Internap, Phoenix Nap

INetU will offer its full product portfolio of cloud and security services from its Seattle data center starting in April.

INetU adds a data center in the Pacific Northwest; Phoenix NAP adds services at its Asburn data center; an Internap survey finds that customers want clouds with control; and the United States is once again reported as having the top volume of spam emails compared with other countries around the world. Read More

Eucalyptus: We’ll Be More Open Than Other Open Clouds

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Cloud software specialist Eucalyptus sees pushing boundaries of open clouds as an opportunity. This philosophy is driving changes at the company, with a sharper focus on its “open” roots from its origins in academia. Eucalyptus has open sourced its courseware and training, making all those materials available for free. Read More

Preventing a Botnet Attack on Your Data Center

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The rise in Internet and cloud utilization has been directly proportional to the rise in WAN-based attacks. As more organizations utilize the power of the cloud, more attackers will search for targets to attack. Fueled by innovations like do-it-yourself botnet construction kits and rent-a-botnet business models, the growth of botnets has skyrocketed and botnet products and services are now brazenly advertised and sold on the Internet. Read More

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