- January 5, 2021
- 3 minute read
"Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers around the world in a bid to thwart snooping by the NSA and the intelligence agencies of foreign governments, company officials said Friday," according to Washington post. “It’s an arms race,” said Eric Grosse, vice president for security engineering at Google, based in Mountain View, Calif. “We see these government agencies as among the most skilled players in this game.”
David Linthicum comments in his review that same as Google, more cloud providers will try in offering better secured cloud platforms against governmental snooping. He mentions Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and predicts more encryption and security services. "Indeed, this could spawn another wave of innovation, with startups focused on keeping your data away from the government, more so than away from hackers," he concludes.
Cloud Technology Partners, the leader in transforming enterprises through cloud solutions, announced their list of Eleven Cloud Computing Industry Movers and Shapers. The listing presents the people who SearchCloudComputing has identified as standing out as the industry’s top cloud leaders and innovators. "This year has been an exciting time for the cloud computing industry, with many acquisitions, pricing cuts and product releases from various cloud providers," they explain. "However, in all of this commotion, a handful of people have stood out as cloud leaders and innovators.
Whether they are leading their company to success in the cloud services market, challenging the status quo of the industry, or implementing cloud services in interesting ways within their own companies, these people are influencing the direction of IT -- and other IT pros and companies are paying attention."
…as top influential people in this ever-growing cloud industry.
A minute of outage can cost a company millions of dollars. For example, "when Amazon.com went dark for approximately 49 minutes in January of 2013, it cost the company an estimated $4 million or more in lost sales. Another outage in August of the same year lasted only 30 minutes, but still cost the Internet giant an estimated $66,240 in lost revenue every single minute," they explain at VMblog and present an infographic that depicts the cost of data centers outages across the globe. To highlight but a few, $69 trillion would be lost per hour if every data center in the world went down at the same time.
Interested? Find the full infographic here.
Cloud Tweaks bring six components that startup CEOs should consider while shopping for a Software as a Service provider as:
Find these and more useful tips at Cloud Tweaks.