GOOGLE: Google Reportedly Looking to Commercialize Its Spanner Database. The company wants to see if it can use its massive database technology to compete better with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. One of the biggest obstacles facing the company as it embarks on its mission is finding a way to decouple Spanner from Google’s proprietary hardware and network technology and building a version that will work just as well on other infrastructures. Read the rest
BREXIT: Brexit Spells Turbulence for Cloud Computing: 6 Stormy Scenarios. The fallout from the U.K. leaving the EU is just starting. Here’s a look at how large cloud computing vendors may be affected. Get ready for the pause in U.K. data center build-outs. Find out more
SAMSUNG: Snaps Up Joyent, the Best-Kept Secret in Cloud Computing. One of the best-kept secrets in cloud computing has just found a new home. Samsung Electronics announced Wednesday that it will acquire Joyent, a vital but lesser-known player the cloud hosting market – and one with quite a history behind it. Read more
AMAZON: Gets High-Level U.S. Government Clearance For Cloud Computing. Amazon has received high-level authorization for its Amazon Web Services, opening the door for U.S. government agencies to store highly sensitive but unclassified data on its cloud computing platform. The authorization is known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) high baseline, a standard set of security requirements for cloud services. It covers more than 400 security controls and gives U.S. government agencies the ability to leverage AWS for highly sensitive workloads, including patient records, financial data, law enforcement data and other controlled-but-unclassified information. Read more
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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.