A recently leaked document revealed details about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a secret trade agreement being negotiated between 12 Asia-Pacific countries which includes measures that could affect the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
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Microsoft announced on Wednesday plans to open a Windows Azure Region in Brazil, which will be live in early 2014.
Datapipe announced on Tuesday that SolidFire will serve as the primary storage system for its Stratosphere Cloud platform. Because the Datapipe Stratosphere Cloud is designed for enterprise customers, offering SSD storage as its default storage system can provide peace of mind around performance and reliability.
Canadian Minister of Industry the Honorable James Moore announced on Wednesday that Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), called by advocates “the world’s most stringent anti-spam law,” will be enforced starting on July 1, 2014.
Spending on cybersecurity from federal contracts will grow to $11.4 billion in 2018, according to a Deltek report released Wednesday. The amount projected is up from $9 billion over the 2013 calendar year, for an increase of almost 27 percent over the five year span.
Microsoft has announced a major expansion of its data center in Dublin, Ireland, which serves as the primary delivery hub for its cloud computing services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Private cloud and data center virtualization management platform OpenNebula has released an update with improvements based around storage optimization, monitoring, cloud bursting, and public cloud interfaces.
The United Nations released a new report on Tuesday that examines the economic potential of cloud computing for low- and middle-income countries, where rates of cloud adoption are currently low.
Data security and management company Symantec has announced that it is easing customers away from its Backup Exec.Cloud service. Customers will be unable to buy or renew service contracts from service providers starting January 6, 2014, and it will close entirely January 6, 2015.
Rentable virtual machine service Google Compute Engine has gone from a technology preview to general availability, along with the addition of greater operating system support, new maintenance features, and lower prices.