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Google Cloud Customers Can Now Use their Own Encryption Keys

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The Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys (CESK) option for Google’s Compute Engine has been released to general availability, the company announced Monday. Google will continue to encrypt customer content by default, but making CESK generally available allows customers to better control their data security. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) automatically uses one or more encryption… Read More

White House to Fund Tech Growth ‘Beyond Moore’s Law’

Intel's and Micron Technology's 3D XPoint technology

On the one-year anniversary of the White House having launched its National Strategic Computing Initiative, the group’s Executive Council published a report detailing new and revised topics for collaboration between academic research, the private sector, and government agencies.  In that report, NSCI presents its strategy for discovering a new way to… Read More

HPE Cloud, Storage Chiefs Out in Another Strategy Shift

Former HPE SVP/GM for Cloud Bill Hilf.

An HPE corporate blog post Monday, with the benign sounding headline, “Sharpening our Focus in Hybrid IT, Global Sales, & Storage,” announced a corporate re-alignment that leaves two of its most outspoken executives out of the company. Bill Hilf, formerly HPE’s senior vice president and general manager for cloud [pictured… Read More

Verizon Still Weighs Terremark Plans After Yahoo Deal

Verizon's NAP of the Americas in downtown Miami (Photo: Verizon)

The fact that Verizon has the cash on-hand to make a $2.4 billion deal for its Verizon Telematics division to acquire transport management services provider Fleetmatics — as the corporation announced Monday morning — just one week after staking a $4.8 billion claim to the core services of Yahoo, suggests… Read More

Intel Finally Releases Its Rack Scale Design to Open Source

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Just a few weeks ahead of its upcoming IDF conference in San Francisco, Intel announced Thursday that the data center asset utilization platform it has been assembling since 2013 is now ready to be shared with the open source community. Rack Scale Design (RSD, no longer called “Rack Scale Architecture”… Read More

Larry Ellison Accepts the Dare: Oracle Will Purchase NetSuite

Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison speaking on stage at the 2014 Oracle Open World conference in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images)

“I started NetSuite. NetSuite was my idea,” famously stated Oracle’s founder and then-CEO Larry Ellison during a public appearance in 2012. Ellison was talking about one of the originators of SaaS service, for which he indeed was the initial backer, reportedly holding more than 40 percent of that company’s stock… Read More

Microsoft Still Mum on Huge New Iowa Project

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad reveals a four-stage Microsoft construction plan, at a press conference in West Des Moines.

Spokespersons from Microsoft have declined comment today on news that broke from the city of West Des Moines last week that the company would be building a tremendous new facility in the city. It may still be a secret in Redmond, but in Iowa, the governor has already rolled out… Read More

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update for IT Pros

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Next week Microsoft will release the second major update for Windows 10 and there are some updates in this release to consider if you are an IT Pro and considering a migration to Microsoft’s year old operating system. During the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference a couple of weeks ago, Yusuf… Read More

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