This week on Cloud News Review:
Cloud identity management provider Okta has received FedRAMP certification with Department of Justice sponsorship, meeting compliance requirements of more than 300 controls. Okta having the gold standard for cloud security really sets them a bar above the rest. Congrats to Okta! Speak to us about Okta Consulting help.
Carbonite Inc. may have great advantages with their cloud services but, they don’t compare to ones like Dropbox. According to an article from the Boston Globe, “file-sharing services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s OneDrive have shaken up Carbonite’s business model. Originally aimed at consumers, Dropbox now derives 70 percent of its revenue from businesses, because so many consumers regard file-sharing services as a substitute for cloud backup.” Businesses are heading to Dropbox more than ever before.
U.S. software giant Microsoft has announced plans to open two new cloud data centers in South Africa, in order to provide Microsoft Cloud services for the African market from centers based on the continent. Microsoft is a worldwide company that is giving anyone across the globe access to cloud services. Good on them!
The cloud is taking hold in the IT infrastructure: in fact, analyst house Gartner predicts that the public cloud services market alone will increase by 18 percent to $246.8 billion in 2017. Cloud back-up and recovery is no exception to this trend. This article really shows how the cloud market is taking over for mid-level businesses.
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