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Docker For AWS And Azure Now In Beta

Open source container platform Docker has kicked off its private beta program for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure. You can already use Docker through the two public cloud platforms but the company has made it easier to deploy Docker Engine on them through tight integration with AWS and Microsoft Azure infrastructure services. Additionally, Docker for Windows and Mac, which was previously in private beta, has now been made publicly available. Here’s what you need to know.


Samsung Is Getting Into The Cloud Business Thanks To Its New Acquisition

Samsung may have made a name for itself in the smartphones and tablets market but sales for its mobile devices have been waning as competition intensifies. Smartphones adoption has also reached saturation point which means it’s a lot harder to shift units, so it makes sense that Samsung would want to get into the lucrative business of cloud computing. The company has just acquired a cloud services business called Joyent. Here’s what you need to know.


AWS Outage Brings Down A Ton Of Websites Across Australia

Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered an outage over the weekend, rendering websites and servers useless for hours. Here are the details.


Instagram Launches Online Hub For SMBs

Instagram Business Tools is a new suite of application for the popular photo sharing platform that will allow businesses to a home base for their products on Instagram. With an estimated global user base of 400 million, this probably isn’t something that your business should ignore.


Dropbox's Project Infinite Kernel Mode Extension Is A Terrible Idea

April saw Dropbox announce “Project Infinite”, a “new technology” from the company designed to more closely integrate its cloud storage platform with customer systems. This week Dropbox revealed that Project Infinite is implemented as a kernel extension on OS X, dooming it immediately with IT admins everywhere.


Ease The Path To Public Cloud Adoption For Your In-House IT Team

When enterprises make the move to adopt public cloud services, an overhaul of their in-house IT teams’ functions is necessary. It’s not an easy or comfortable task. Gartner has outlined some key steps organisations can take in order to prepare their IT teams for the public cloud.


GorillaStack Helps IT Managers Keep Track Of Where They Spend

As businesses begin to adopt cloud technology to reduce their operating costs, more and more are falling victim to cloud bill shock — where the unseen costs of support, tools or skills can eat into planned budgets. GorillaStack allows IT managers to automate their cloud infrastructure and receive real-time notifications about their expenses, tools which can save up to 40 per cent on cloud deployments.


Dropbox Launches New Option For Educational Institutes

Dropbox Education has been released for colleges, schools and universities. The new Dropbox cloud storage offering brings cheaper subscription rates per user, shared storage limits and greater control for IT administrators in educational institutions. Read on to find out more.


Is Cloud Computing Right For You?

Cloud computing is a hot topic right now but there’s a real lack of clarity surrounding the solution. Before you sign on the dotted line, there are a whole host of business considerations that you need to make. We’ve collated the most important business considerations to help you identify which option makes more business sense.


AWS Snowball Rolls Into Australia To Help Organisations Migrate Data To The Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its data transfer appliance, called Snowball, in Australia. The appliance is part of a holistic service offered by AWS to ease the pain and network demands involved in transferring on-premise data onto the cloud. Here’s what this 23kg ‘suitcase’ can do.


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