Three Top Venture Companies Seeking Cloud-Based Startups


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Venture companies are taking notice of the recent cloud boom. Certain backers are looking for cloud-based startups that provide the cloud sphere with something unique. If you have a great cloud-based idea, there are some venture companies that you’ll want to impress.

When Cloud Costs Rise, Inexperienced Users Could Be To Blame


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When you are searching for a suitable cloud hostingsolution, price is obviously a big factor. But what drives cloud hosting costs? Yes, storage space is a factor as well as other technical things. But there is one factor you probably aren’t even considering.

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Cleversafe, Symform, and Cloud Dispersion Technology


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There’s a notion in the cloud hosting world that dispersing data is a safer and more secure way of storing information. There are currently two companies offering businesses the cloud dispersing option: Cleversafe and Symform. Both companies offer similar services with subtle differences.

Google Adds Cloud Storage Encryption


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google cloud storageIn an effort to try and calm the companies that use Google Cloud Storage, Google has announced that all files will now be automatically encrypted. Using 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES}, files will be encrypted by Google before they are “written to disk.”

UK Mandatory Web Filter And What It Means For Web Hosting Companies


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We’ve discussed the UK government’s plan to make the Internet a safer place for children by making adult hosting content filters mandatory. In case you didn’t catch those articles, here’s a recap: PM David Cameron is requiring porn filters be activated in every household in the UK unless the user opts out of it when signing up for service.

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IBM Wins Massive $1 Billion Government Contract


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Today is a great day for IBM. The company has just won its biggest U.S. cloud-based government contract. The new IBM contract is valued at $1 billion. In other words, the pressure for IBM’s cloud team is on.

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McEvoy Talks About Canada’s G-Cloud


http://www.ananova.com/mcevoy-talks-about-canadas-g-cloud/

Canada wants to move forward in the cloud world in order to be on par with the UK and the US. As such, Canadian cloud industry leaders are trying to implement a G-Cloud policy (‘Government Cloud’), which is based on the UK’s own ‘Cloud First’ policy.

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