Who would have thought it? Parallels, the developer of the Mac-based hosted virtualization product, had a service provider business. As of March 24, 2015, Parallels has split it off from its core business of selling hosted virtualization to Mac users and marketed it as “Odin.” Yes, Odin, the Norse god, king of Asgard. At first glance, this might seem slightly pretentious for a service provider.
On October 2, 2014, AT&T partnered with Amazon Web Services to offer on-demand network-enabled cloud solutions to its customers via AWS and AT&T NetBond.
This is an interesting departure from the usual rounds of tit-for-tat, race-to-the-bottom announcements that AWS, Google’s cloud service, and others release. This announcement comes hot on the tail of Google’s latest cost reductions for customers. AWS has added a service improvement and soon (well, sometime in early 2015) will have the means to give all of its customers direct access to AWS services from the tech giant’s NetBond cloud integration platform.
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It has been a little quiet on the VMware Security Advisories lately, but today a little bit like buses along come three at once.
The first is a brand new One and addresses a number or potential vulnerabilities. two of which are circumvented by good design principles, like placing hosts on a separate protected network. the final section relates to a common MITM attack vector.
With all the the hype about moving towards the cloud, it does make you wonder sometimes: “Is the public cloud and its current infrastructure ready?”
Especially if you look at recent outages.
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