Issues at an Amazon Web Service datacenter in Northern Virginia had webmasters at Reddit, Flipboard and Airbnb dealing with unhappy customers on Monday.
Cloudscaling has been on a journey in the past few years, evolving from a cloud consultancy that built cloud platforms for companies like Korea Telecom, then used that experience to launch a cloud platform based on OpenStack code.
Toyota is making Office 365, Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, available to more than 200,000 employees around the world.
Oracle is planning to roll out a new infrastructure as a service that will compete directly with Amazon Web Services, along with a service called Oracle Public Cloud that runs inside customers' facilities, CEO Larry Ellison announced at the keynote address of the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.
As we're adopting cloud computing, we're more aware of the security concerns it raises than we were of issues created by other large-scale technologies we adopted in the past. This is a wonderful thing! But security nirvana has yet not been achieved. While there's still plenty of room for cloud providers to improve, many aspects of cloud security must be the responsibility of the consumer.