More Secure Cloud Computing
Amazon is releasing a beta version of its cloud computing system that addresses a long standing issue with the cloud - security. The new system enables the integration of virtual servers in the cloud with real servers within an organization's system in earth. This makes it possible to decide where particular information is going to be stored and therefore enables the organization to store its sensitive information within its more secure real servers, rather than in the cloud. This could have been done in previous systems, but was much more awkward to achieve, and therefore not a practical solution. The new system is a useful advance in the security of cloud computing. For more, see this article.