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Google patching preparation questioned following second outage in 3 weeks

It has not been a good three weeks for Google's cloud. Over the weekend, Google Compute Engine suffered an outage that brought cloud services down for 43 minutes, according to data from Google.

DDoS attacks are increasing in frequency and size, warns Arbor Networks

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are increasing both in frequency and size, according to the tenth annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report prepared by DDoS mitigation firm Arbor Networks.

Logicalis US offers encrypted storage option

Logicalis U.S. is heavily pushing flash storage in their cloud offerings and have now added the option of encrypted storage across its suite of products.

Data security in the cloud getting CEO's attention

While long a concern of IT security pros, data security in the cloud is now getting the attention of the C-suite, according to a survey by the Cloud Security Alliance sponsored by Skyhigh Networks.

Splintered data and cloud data connectors

Company data is scattered around all over the place, including in the cloud, and this disorganization is negatively affecting big data projects. Fortunately, there are a few vendors working now to at least partially resolve some of these issues.

Infographic: Enterprises increasingly use cloud access security brokers to secure cloud access

One-quarter of enterprises will secure access to cloud-based services using a cloud access security broker platform, up from less than 1 percent in 2012, according to an infographic prepared by cloud security gateway provider Bitglass.

Here's what you should know about APAC data center energy use

It behooves you to keep an eye on energy use and energy availability in areas where you may be affected.

Spotlight: Hackers exploit elasticsearch hole to launch cloud-based DDoS attacks

Hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in elasticsearch, an open source search analytics app, to infect Amazon's cloud service and other cloud services with distributed denial of service bots.

Security 'game changers' forcing IT security pros to 'do things differently,' says SANS chief

There are five top security "game changers" that are going to "break the way we are doing security" and force IT security pros to "do things differently," explained John Pescatore, director of the SANS Institute, during a presentation at the SANS Security Leadership Summit being held here this week.

MEAP vendors look to new partnerships, deployment options, says Current Analysis

Mobile enterprise application platform vendors will increasingly look to new partnerships and deployment options, such as cloud services, judges Charlotte Dunlap, senior analyst for app platforms at Current Analysis.