IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service Cloud Computing Revenue to Surge by 2020. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud revenue is expected to triple to $43.6 billion by 2020, up from $12.6 billion in 2015, according to research firm IDC. The projection, which equates to a compound annual growth rate of 28.2 percent over five years, is based on the number of enterprises ditching on-premises hardware for the public cloud. Read the rest

MICROSOFT: Azure Cloud Wins a High-Profile New Customer – GE. General Electric is making its Predix industrial software platform available on Microsoft’s cloud. The move isn’t entirely new for GE — its Predix platform was already available on Amazon and Oracle’s clouds. But it’s an important step for Microsoft, which wants to establish itself as the favored partner for big business. Find out more

SERVERLESS COMPUTING: What Serverless Computing Really Means. For developers, worrying about infrastructure is a chore they can do without. Serverless computing merely adds another layer of abstraction atop cloud infrastructure, so developers no longer need to worry about servers, including virtual ones in the cloud. Read more

IBM: Tests Secure Cloud Blockchain Service. IBM is beta-testing a new high-security service plan for IBM Blockchain, with dedicated infrastructure for each customer. Until now, it has offered only a starter cloud service for developers who want to experiment with blockchain technology. That service runs in a multitenant cloud, with infrastructure shared among hundreds of blockchains. The new service plan is still cloud-based, but “you get your own resources dedicated to you,” said IBM Vice President for Blockchain Technologies Jerry Cuomo. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems June 2016

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.


Cloud Computing & Services – Daily Tech Update – July 15, 2016

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