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A week after Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced per-second billing for EC2 and EBS instances, Google said that starting Tuesday, per-second billing is available on a number of its cloud services, including Compute Engine.
Paul Nash, group product manager, Compute Engine, said that its per-second billing option is now available on Compute Engine, Container Engine, Cloud Dataproc, and App Engine flexible environment VMs.
"These offerings join Persistent Disks, which has been billed by the second since its launch in 2013, as well as committed use discounts and GPUs; both of which have used per-second billing since their introduction," Nash said in a blog post.
The changes come shortly after Google introduced network tiers which allow customers to save money by opting for less performance.
Unlike AWS' per-second billing, which is only available to instances running Linux, Google per-second billing is applicable to all VMs, including Preemptible VMs and VMs running Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Enterprise Linux Server.
"In most cases, the difference between per-minute and per-second billing is very small — we estimate it as a fraction of a percent," Nash said. "On the other hand, changing from per-hour billing to per-minute billing makes a big difference for applications (especially websites, mobile apps and data processing jobs) that get traffic spikes. The ability to
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Troon, SCOTLAND – MaidSafe, developer of the world’s first and only autonomous data network, is announcing the Authenticator Release of the SAFE Network. This Alpha 2 release includes a new mechanism for access control (the Authenticator) that integrates mobile platform support, as well as updated demonstration apps. MaidSafe’s progress underlines its commitment to making the security of data its paramount concern from the outset.

The Authenticator provides secure network access, which is now enforced by the network, automating the protection of data. It is bundled with the SAFE Browser, and in addition to supporting Windows, OSX and Linux, it now also incorporates support for Android, with iOS support in the works. While these moves into mobile are a technology preview they are designed to show how the SAFE Network accommodates mobile devices. In the coming months, MaidSafe will provide mobile developers with the tools and documentation to start developing SAFE mobile apps.


The updated desktop tutorial applications are SAFE Mail and the Web Hosting Manager. SAFE Mail provides end to end encrypted email using the public key of the recipient to encrypt the message, so only the recipient can read its contents. The Web Hosting Manager allows users to create their own public ID enabling users to upload and publish content instantly. The two Android example applications are the Authenticator, which provides network access, and SAFE Messages, which facilitates end to end encrypted mail.

“We’re delighted to announce the next milestone for the SAFE Network, which has required a methodical and rigorous approach at all times to ensure we are protecting data from the outset,” said David Irvine, founder and CEO, MaidSafe. “We have made a huge investment in time and resources to get to this point, which we believe has given us a unique technical advantage. The SAFE Network is based on over 11 years R&D, 20 granted patents and 12 pending and 19 test networks. We’re confident, that unlike the blockchain alternatives, our network is the first and only autonomous one that can protect data.”

Work on future Alpha releases is continuing as MaidSafe expands its global development team to progress critical functionality such as an autonomous secure routing layer. This will see the network architecture become more decentralised. It will enable users to run routing nodes and provide secure transient data. There is also on-going work on secure autonomous storage with user run vaults facilitating a much broader range of decentralised apps.

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Microsoft is planning for a makeover of server admin with a new GUI (Graphical User Interface) named as Project Honolulu. The Windows Server team of Microsoft will be releasing the technical preview of the project during Ignite, September 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. Honolulu is a flexible browser-based graphical management tool deployed locally for Windows Server, version 1709, and even other server versions as well. Samuel Li, Windows Server principal program manager lead, said in his blog that, “Project ‘Honolulu’ is the culmination of significant customer feedback, which has directly shaped product direction and investments.” He added, “With support for both hybrid and traditional disconnected server environments, Project ‘Honolulu’ provides a quick and easy solution for common IT admin tasks with a lightweight deployment.” Project Honolulu is the result of the suggestions and feedback from end-customers – mostly the IT admins, who said that PowerShell was not enough for…
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LACEY, WA – iSign Launches iSecure Protector to Protect Computers and Servers from Hackers with Impenetrable Security

This week iSign International, a company dedicated to developing innovative software solutions aimed at making computers and servers impenetrable to hackers, officially released iSecure Protector 2017, iSecure Protector Enterprise 2017, and iSecure Protector Server Edition 2017.


iSecure Protector 2017, designed for consumers, monitors the network packets that their computer software is sending out ; it visually displays the corresponding destination, including name, location and IP, and gives each consumer the option to permanently deny future access to any suspicious ISPs and corresponding IPs.

iSecure Protector Enterprise 2017 , designed for business networks, monitors all employee computers in real time, through a centralized cloud-based monitoring tool that is protected by a 5-Factor Authentication (username, biometric signature, device, dynamic device token, and GEO location) as well as dynamic PKI encrypted communication. The Administrator can block any ISP/IP Address that appears, either for a particular computer and/or for all connected computers; and is being alerted ,via email and sms, of any attempt by an employee to remove a blocked IP addresses .

iSecure Protector Enterprise Edition 2017 is specifically designed to protect business Linux and Windows servers. Hackers are constantly coming up with new tools to infiltrate servers and steal corporate data . Leaving any cloud based server connection open for future access is inviting hackers to come in . iSecure Protector Enterprise Edition actively monitors both incoming and outgoing network data , opens remote connectivity to specific IP addresses when required and closes remote connectivity when not in use. With advance keyword filtering, the Administrator can also block all connections originating from specific regions (city, country), ISPs, and domains.

“Hackers are getting more sophisticated by the minute today, which means people need to add security to their email channels to stay protected,” said Dr. Gail-Joon Ahn, Director, Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (CDF), Arizona State University.

Dr. Gail-Joon Ahn continued, “Leveraging dynamic PKI for secure communications and signature dynamics for biometric-based authentication can tremendously reduce potential cyber incidents. iSign delivers pioneering, ground-breaking solutions by proactively detecting and preventing cyber threats with such brilliant and practical approaches.”

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About iSign International, Inc.
iSign International Inc. is a private Texas corporation which has developed an original cyber security technology combining biometric signature recognition and projection, innovative devices pairing, PKI encryption, GPS localization and univocal computer generated transactional password. iSign believes that its technology, which is covered by several patented and patent pending claims, constitutes a game changing approach as it renders hacking practically impossible.

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Docker Inc. recently introduced the general availability of Docker Enterprise Edition. The new release puts Docker in the lead to bring first of its kind Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution in the market. It also extended support to include IBM Z and Windows Server 2016. The new solution will have Linux, Windows and Linux-based mainframe applications to give maximum benefits to the users. Docker EE has the capability to combine different Linux and Windows application into one single platform with complete flexibility and control, broad range application support and end-to-end automated software supply chain. With this, organizations can now easily include Docker EE into their existing processes and workflows. It is the only solution that modernizes Windows, Linux and mainframe applications across cloud and on-premises without requiring any changes in code. Thus, it stands as a non-disruptive way to modernize organization’s applications and package them, to help them compete…
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Microsoft and Red Hat announced a partnership recently which focuses on Red hat’s OpenShift container platform supporting Windows Server containers – a container technology of Microsoft, used for operating Windows applications in containers. This includes Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure, Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. With the move, the companies joint focus will be to help enterprises get better agility and drive digital transformation with hybrid cloud. This will enable more and more enterprises to lift their workloads from Windows server and take them to containers to modernize their development workflows. “Alongside Microsoft, Red Hat is providing a way for organizations to make technology choices that matter to them, from containerized workloads to public cloud services, without adding complexity. Combined with our integrated support teams, we’re able to offer a pathway to the…
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