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- How Cisco's Intercloud Links All The Clouds
- vCloud Air Australia Pitches Into The Hybrid Cloud Wars
- How Will Hosting Office 365 In Australian Data Centres Make A Difference?
- Why Government IT Often Sucks And How To Fix It, By Malcolm Turnbull
- Why 'Cloud First' Is Harder Than It Sounds
- Microsoft Azure In Australia: How Much Extra You'll Pay
Cloud computing, by its very nature, transcends location, geography and territorial boundaries. Data accessed in one country might be stored half way across the world, or even in servers in multiple countries. International law, on the other hand, sees the world through the lens of various jurisdictions, which are inherently linked to location, geography and territorial boundaries. So when cloud computing and international law interact, sometimes the results can be highly problematic.
Users of Microsoft Azure now have access to the cloud service’s SQL Database Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) feature that can encrypt databases, associated backups and transaction logs at rest in real-time. The aim is to give Azure SQL Database customers peace of mind that their data protection and compliance requirements are being met.
The only thing we can be certain of is networks will only become more complex. One of the big challenges is more and more data is being created, stored, analysed and used on the edges of the network. And tat means lots of separate systems. Cisco expects the Intercloud to do for the cloud what the Internet did for networks.
Some five months after announcing its plans for an Australian-hosted version of its vCloud Air (vCA) platform, VMware has officially launched the cloud service down under. Will the large base of existing vSphere installations be enough to make it a contender for hybrid cloud installations?