Review: CliQr clicks for cloud management

Deploying applications on IaaS clouds such as Amazon can be accomplished much more quickly than buying and configuring physical servers and networking equipment, but it’s still a lot of work. Many products help ease cloud deployment and operations, including platforms as a service such as Bluemix, container systems such as Docker, and scripting engines such as Chef and Puppet. Even so, if you need to move your application to a different cloud platform for better geographical coverage or lower costs, you may see looks of sheer panic from the staff tasked with doing the migration, because their scripts and application configurations will all need to be revamped.

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FBI investigating series of fiber cuts in San Francisco Bay Area

The FBI is looking into a series of deliberate cuts of fiber optic cables in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In the past year, there were 10 instances on four separate nights when telecom cables were intentionally cut in Fremont, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Berkeley and San Jose, the agency said Monday.

FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich said it’s unclear if the incidents are unrelated or the work of a single person or group, but the FBI is keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious.

“We are hoping for anybody that has seen anything out of the ordinary,” he said. The perpetrators may have worn uniforms to make themselves look like workers, “so even if it looked like normal uniforms, we’d like to hear so we can vet them out.”

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