Edward Snowden has sent a 12-page testimony to a Members of the European Parliament as part of an inquiry into the electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens. Published on Friday, the testimony argues that the mass surveillance programs by the NSA and GHCQ "endanger a number of basic rights which, in aggregate, constitute the foundation of liberal societies."
In the week ending March 7, 2014, Hivelocity is celebrating its new website with 40 percent off Haswell Xeon servers, SoftLayer is giving away a free month of its cloud server, and Superb.net is offering up to 50 percent off dedicated servers. Lastly, Media Temple is giving away a pair of VIP tickets to its SXSW closing party every day until Monday, March 10.
The North American healthcare cloud computing market will rise at a CAGR of 29.8 percent to $6.5 billion by 2018, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. The market was valued at over $1.7 billion in 2013.
VMware vCloud Hybrid Service has recently become generally availability in Europe, providing customers the flexibility to stretch their IT resources across their on-premise infrastructure and an off-premise data center in Slough, UK, that meets UK and EU compliance and data sovereignty demands.
Google is adding a partner tier to its Cloud Platform Partner Program as part of an update which will grow the program. The update was announced this week by Head of Global Partner Programs Mark Hodgson in a blog post.
Platform-as-a-service provider Jumpstarter.io launched in general availability this week on a mission to make it as easy as possible for developers and web agencies to launch a website or project by spinning up a pre-configured server in less than a second.
Seven buses carrying a total of 30 coders and designers traveled North America this week, giving them 72 hours on the road to design, build and launch applications before reaching Rackspace’s headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. This is all part of the StartupBus initiative that has brought together 30 entrepreneurs…
DigitalOcean, a web hosting startup geared towards making hosting simple for developers, has closed a $37.2M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz and including IA Ventures and CrunchFund.
zColo, the colocation division of international bandwidth provider Zayo Group, has acquired CoreXchange, a data center and managed services provider in Dallas, Texas.
Red Hat’s public Platform-as-a-Service, OpenShift Online, is collaborating with Uhuru Software to bring Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities to OpenShift.
HostingCon 2014 is the premier industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers. The best and brightest from the industry will be in attendance to learn about the latest news, ideas and technology affecting their businesses.
Deutsche Telekom is reaching out to organizations nervous about cloud adoption by partnering with startup CipherCloud, the companies announced Wednesday. CipherCloud encrypts data before transferring it to a cloud server, providing data security both in transmission and storage.
As the Crimean peninsula remains under Russian security and administrative control following recent clashes between protesters and the government, Ukraine’s communication networks have been disrupted, and Ukrainian sites have been defaced with pro-Russia propaganda messages or taken offline, according to news reports from the BBC news service.