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Amazon brings cloud monitoring tool to Europe

By |May 17th, 2014|Categories: Cloud Computing, Security, Tech News|Tags: , |

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IDG News Service – Amazon Web Services’ monitoring tool CloudTrail is now available from the company’s EU region in Ireland, allowing all data to remain in Europe.

CloudTrail is a Web service that records API calls and delivers them as log files to the IT department. The data can then be used for security analysis, resource change tracking and compliance auditing, according to Amazon.

One of the core benefits for users in Europe is that they can now combine CloudTrail with services they are running locally, according to Amazon. CloudTrail records API calls made by compatible services and delivers log files to an S3 (Simple Storage Service) bucket specified by the user. By running CloudTrail in the EU region, all of this data stays in the EU, Amazon said.

CloudTrail is compatible with a long list of Amazon’s services, including infrastructure offerings such as Elastic […]

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EMC takes on Amazon’s cloud service with cheaper alternative

By |May 15th, 2014|Categories: Cloud Computing, IT Industry, Tech News|Tags: , |

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IDG News Service – EMC is taking on Amazon’s cloud storage service with a private cloud platform it says will cost less to use.

The Elastic Cloud Storage Appliance, launching on Monday at EMC World and delivered by the end of June, is a hyperscale storage system for enterprises to deploy in their own facilities. EMC previewed it last year under the code name Project Nile.

The ECS Appliance is part of a wider move into cloud and so-called software-defined storage by EMC, which is looking beyond traditional storage even as the company and most of its customers continue to rely on dedicated hardware platforms. Also on Monday, EMC is introducing ViPR 2.0, an update to its storage virtualization and management software, while rolling out a data-protection appliance for midsize customers under the Data Domain line.

EMC says the ECS Appliance is as easy to use as public cloud storage […]

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