.LONDON Begins Taking Local Domain Reservations

Applications are now being received by registrars for the new .LONDON domains, which are scheduled to come online in three months, making it one of the first cities in the world to launch its own domain name. Starting at 5pm GMT (12 noon EST) Tuesday, the Dot London registry officially opened its “London Priority Period”…

Canonical to Close Cloud Storage Service Ubuntu One

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, is shutting down its cloud storage service, Ubuntu One. Canonical first introduced Ubuntu One as a beta service in 2009. It has since grown to become a suite of cloud services including storage, sync, sharing and streaming. It featured a freemium model where a basic account with…

Convergence of the Clouds: Conscious Decisions Will Drive Hybrid, Private and Public Cloud Deployments

Data stored in the cloud continues to be plagued by numerous security-related issues, as demonstrated by the breaches of The Associated Press’s Twitter account, Adobe’s database, LinkedIn account passwords and Target’s credit card database. These issues have caused the IT industry to question how secure the cloud really is. Enterprise end-users began to weigh the…