5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of July 31
MSPmentor has compiled a list of the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) need to know about for the week of July 31.
Google has launched a beta version of Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys for Google Compute Engine, which enables users to “bring-your-own-keys” to encrypt compute resources. “Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys marries the hardened encryption framework built into Google’s infrastructure with encryption keys that are owned and controlled exclusively by you. You create and hold the keys, you determine when data is active or at rest and absolutely no one inside or outside Google can access your at rest data without possession of your keys,” Google Product Manager Leonard Law wrote in a blog post.
Citrix CEO Mark Templeton has informed the company’s board of directors that he plans to retire. Templeton, who has served as Citrix’s CEO since 2001, will continue to serve as president and CEO and a director of the company until a successor has been appointed. “We look forward to continuing to work with Mark to drive the strategy we have laid out for the future, while we work to identify his best possible successor,” Thomas Bogan, Citrix’s lead independent director, said in a prepared statement.
Chicago-based MSP Trustwave has released a solution to help Internet of Things (IoT) users mitigate cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. Trustwave said its new release, Trustwave Managed IoT Security, “allows organizations to test, monitor and secure the entire IoT environment.”
Cloud services provider (CSP) Peak 10 will open a data center in Franklin, Tennessee. Upon completion, the data center will include 20,000 square feet of office and support space and 50,000 square feet of data center space, according to Peak 10.
Skyhigh Networks’ new Office 365 Cloud Adoption and Risk Report has revealed that the majority of enterprises have at least 100 employees who are currently leveraging Microsoft (MSFT) cloud-based services. The report also showed that many enterprises require an additional layer of protection for corporate data in Office 365.