Microsoft Corp. posted quarterly revenues of $26.5 billion yesterday, which included news that its commercial cloud revenues grew by 114 percent. Clearly things are sunny for the firm's commercial cloud efforts.
Spurred by the increasing number of data breaches and sophisticated malware targeting corporate networks and employees PCs, the market for next-generation firewalls is forecast by NSS Labs to exceed $5.8 billion in revenue by 2018, double the level in 2013.
Cloud computing provider DigitalOcean adds support for FreeBSD and is exploring the possibility of adding Windows.
The top news stories for Jan. 14, 2015.
You may have read someplace that "shadow IT" is a significant threat to the enterprise--the notion that the latest wave of software presented as services is taking power away from on-premise IT departments.
Enterprise cloud collaboration service Huddle has raised $51 million in a Series D round of funding led by Zouk Capital, bringing total backing to well over $80 million. The company expects to use the funds to advance new versions of its software.
Digital experience company Acquia announced a new service that offers added protection and security to Drupal-based sites housed inside a corporate network. Acquia Cloud Shield helps users securely move on-site data in and out of the cloud via a virtual private network, or VPN, connection.
The top news stories for Dec. 3, 2014.
The top news stories for Dec. 2, 2014.
Despite the efficiency improvements and costs savings that cloud computing promises, enterprises continue to drag their feet because of security worries. In fact, three-quarters of businesses rate their cloud security as fair or poor.