Franklin Technology Management Introduces Latest Assessments in Cloud Computing

Franklin Technology Management helps Californian businesses to improve flexibility, mobility, and productivity using the latest assessment in the cloud computing technology.

franklinGreatResponder.com Franklin Technology Management is an IT services provider company, especially helping companies introducing the latest technologies to boost the productivity, fuel innovation, and growth. Franklin Technology introduced that, it will provide latest innovative cloud computing assessments to small and medium sized businesses on almost end to the this November.

The main objective of these free cloud based assessments to identify how cloud computing solutions help companies and enterprises to achieve their specific goals. Franklin Technology Management will also help companies in adopting new cloud based services, that save the companies money for buying software and their licenses, server maintenance,  and system outages.

Carson Franklin, President at Franklin Technology Management said:  “Many businesses are conflicted about cloud services, mainly because there’s a misunderstanding of what the cloud is. In general, they know the benefits, but are wary of adopting cloud services because of misinformation about things like security, billing models, reliability or ownership of their data. These assessments will help local businesses understand cloud computing and show them how it can help them be more agile and competitive.”

Cloud computing is a technical term which is used for Internet-based services. A cloud computing based services utilizing the shared processing resources to overcome the performance, compatibility in this new technological world, where the computing speed is everything. The data to computers and connected devices also on-demand that helps to improve the data efficiency. The benefits of cloud-computing, including minimum cost of upfront infrastructure, easy way of deployment and quick responses to the services, improved manageability, minimal maintenance issues, and capable to adjust resources based on the system needs.

Cloud services are generally categorized in three different schemes, which are followed as: SaaS, PaaS and Iaas.

Software as a Service: The applications in the SaaS category can be accessed from various devices that are running computer software like, either a Web browser or program interface. Examples: Cloud based office, designing application, e-mail, virtual desktop and CRM based services.

Platform as a Service: The applications in the PaaS category, used for deployment of client produced data or application to the virtual infrastructure. Examples: Hosting of cloud based database, developers tools and execution run-time computing tools, and web serving.

Infrastructure as a Service: The applications in the IaaS category, used for deployment of storage, processing, network connectivity, load balancers, off premises network infrastructure and cloud storage, virtual servers and  machines.

Microsoft Kick Starts Its New UK Data Center Regions for Business

The newly started data centers in the UK will accomplish Azure and Office 365 services to its clients with high level of security and additional features.

microsoftGreatResponder.com It was officially announced by the Microsoft on Wednesday this week that its UK based data centers have started running commercial services. These services include Azure cloud computing services and cloud based Office 365 services.

The company has also announced that it has already hooked ministry of defense MoD and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust among their first customers in the country. Many other clients are also being provided with the high-quality cloud computing services based on these data centers.

It is very important to note that the company first announced the move in the month of November 2015 last year that it will expand the presence in the Netherlands and Ireland along with the addition of data centers in different cities of the UK. The main data center locations that were promised by the Microsoft corporation last year included Durham, London, and Cardiff. The date of the start of these centers was set tentatively by the end of this year (2016). By this announcement, the company successfully achieved the promised target in the UK region.

In an official blog post of Microsoft corporation, the vice president of the cloud and enterprise corporate, Mr. Takeshi Numoto said, “Today, we’ve taken a significant step forward to empower businesses to achieve more with the first complete cloud offering delivered from a global provider within the UK”.

It was also informed in the official blog that with this new launch, the total number of data center regions reaches 28 globally, which is among the highest regions within the competitor spectrum of Microsoft Corporation. Meanwhile, the company has also promised  6 more data centers in the country to strengthen its cloud computing operations.

While talking about the Azure services, the chief digital and information officer at the ministry of defense, UK Mr. Mike Stone said, “Microsoft’s secure and transparent cloud service in the UK fits perfectly with the MoD’s digital transformation agenda. This agreement, which is based on Microsoft’s world class reliability and performance, will allow us to deliver cost-effective, modern and flexible information capabilities. It will ensure we are better placed in our ever-changing, digital-first world.”

Many experts in the industry believe that Microsoft is pursuing its cloud computing business very aggressively to pose a strong competition for its competitors across the globe.

Microsoft Wins Overseas Datacenter Data Access Litigation in Federal Court

The verdict of the federal court will help cloud service providers to maintain high security and privacy of data stored in the overseas data centers.

Federal court rulingGreatResponder.com  A federal court verdict regarding the government access to the customer data located in overseas data center that was awaited for over one year has proved to be a shot in the arm for many cloud service providers across the United States of America, especially Microsoft Corporation, which was fighting legally against the magistrate judgement delivered back in May 2014.

According to the earlier judgement delivered by the magistrate, the government agencies have authority to force the cloud service providers to allow the access to the data of the customers located in the overseas data centers. The latest decision in federal court has overturned that decision and delivered the judgement that the government cannot force the Microsoft to give access to the customer data stored in the Ireland data center.

The main reason for this litigation was the access that the government agencies wanted to have to the email server of Microsoft located at the Dublin, Ireland data center. The decision of the magistrate was challenged by Microsoft in the federal court later.

The detailed ruling consists of the 43 pages that clearly highlight that the Stored Communication Act SCA does not allow any government agencies to force the concerned cloud service providers to provide the access to the customer data located in the foreign countries. “Congress did not intend the SCA’s warrant provisions to apply extraterritorially. The SCA warrant in this case may not lawfully be used to compel Microsoft to product to the government the contents of a customer’s email account stored exclusively in Ireland. We therefore reverse the District Court’s denial of Microsoft’s motion to quash; we vacate its order holding Microsoft in civil contempt of court; and we remand this case to the District Court with instructions to quash the warrant insofar as it demands user content stored outside of the United States,”the ruling further maintained.

The decision was welcomed by Microsoft official Mr. Brad Smith in his official statement. He wrote, “Since the day we filed this case, we’ve underscored our belief that technology needs to advance, but timeless values need to endure. Privacy and the proper rule of law stand among these timeless values.”

The US department of justice was very disappointed over this verdict of the federal court.