DOD: Pentagon’s Cloud-Computing Plans Spur Sharp Debate from Amazon Rivals. The Pentagon’s plans for a huge cloud computing contract have spurred sharp debate over the winner-take-all award that competitors say will favor Amazon. The heated lobbying by companies is escalating as President Donald Trump fires a barrage of tweets against Amazon. Read more
GOOGLE: Drone Uproar Could Hit Google’s Cloud-Computing Business. Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) is under pressure from its own employees to stop providing the U.S. Department of Defense with artificial-intelligence tools in a project involving drone technology. The uproar could derail Google’s efforts to build up its government-related cloud-computing business vs. rivals Amazon.com (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT). Google is the third-biggest provider of cloud-computing services, behind Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure. Read more
PROBLEM SOLVING: Four Options to Manage Stateful Apps in the Cloud. Stateful applications in the cloud pose an ongoing challenge for development and operations teams. Review four ways to address those issues and keep your apps running smoothly. Read more.
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NEW: Cloud Security – 10 Top Startups. Part of the difficulty with defending modern IT systems is that enterprise networks no longer have a defined edge that administrators can wall off and protect. Thanks to trends like cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise networks are wider than ever — and that much more difficult to secure. To address this changing reality, many organizations are turning to cloud-based security solutions. A large crop of startups is hoping to fill this need. Here is a slideshow that highlights 10 of the most promising that have been founded within the last five years and have received notable amounts of funding from venture capital firms. Read more.
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IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.
BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.