We recently commissioned an independent global study of senior management and C-suite executives that looked at the business model changes […]
Although it can be difficult to imagine for the millions of us who live in safety and comfort, 24 people […]
More people are turning to the cloud for their business needs today. This is because the cloud has a lot […]
Every time you’ve installed a piece of commercial software, you’ve invariably been presented with what must have appeared to be […]
Insights as a service is a model experiencing supersonic growth, so it’s natural to wonder where it’s headed. Fortunately, there […]
There are thousands of apps that rely on cloud computing to store important information and files from their customers, but […]
IoT business models hinge on data analysis. From responding to emergency situations to discerning patterns in vast troves of historical […]
Today’s cities are living entities. They develop, grow and become more complex over time. Yet, many of their most pressing […]
Iceland. A fascinating, strange place. And misunderstood. Did you know that the famous Blue Lagoon is actually a man-made pool filled with runoff from the power plant next door? Or that Iceland could become the world’s next data center capital?
It’s no surprise that companies implementing dynamic IoT solutions are doing so by harnessing the power of cloud computing. However, […]
The little plug-in gadget can play more than just the trickle of streams Google announced at launch. And many more could rush in.
A step-by-step guide to publishing your work worldwide on Amazon.
Customers of cloud computing need to be assured that providers apply appropriate security practices to mitigate the risks they both […]
In large companies, cloud computing is a transformative shift where the greatest challenges amay be more about people, process and politics, not technology integration.
Software Defined Networks (SDN) promises to make high-capacity networks cheaper to build and easier to configure, not to mention faster and more efficient. So why do so many people dismiss the technology as hype?
Cloud computing is a technological revolution in progress and has been emerging as one of the most reliable paths for […]
Whether you’re looking for a cloud-based storage app to upload and organize your personal photos or you’re seeking a platform […]
Technology has always been positive for impacting businesses. Technology is the grease on the wheels that will bring growth to […]
With the rise of technology, Big Data has revolutionized the industry standards to a remarkable extent. The rapid increase in […]
In a big win for MongoDB and its sponsor company 10Gen, Craigslist is migrating its archives to MongoDB. In an interview on the MongoDB blog, Jeremy Zawodny of Craigslist explains that the company is moving around two billion documents into a MongoDB cluster.
Craigslist is just using MongoDB for its archive of deleted and expired posts, not for…
The new data centers are far larger and more efficient than what is offered by enterprise hosting operations.
That’s something we hear a lot more about. It comes down in many respects to scalability and elasticity of a cloud-based data centers that operate on commodity infrastructures.
The difference in cost is just one comparison that comes…
Google and Facebook are now some of Intel’s biggest customers for server technology, which is significant in a few ways.
It shows the fast adoption of Web-based technologies that have bloomed in the past several years and the rise of mobile in the marketplace that in turn fuels the demand for Intel processors that are used in the data center.
Something is just not right with the universe when data centers make people breathless. I had thought it might end after all the delight that came with the super big fans and chassis love that marked Facebook’s “Open Compute,” media blitz. Facebook data center party in Prineville, OR – woohoo!
Now comes the latest from rural North Carolina, all…
While the most reported news about the next version of Ubuntu, version 11.04 aka Natty Narwhal, is the brand new Unity interface, there’s bigger news for cloud technologists. Natty Narwhal will include OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform created by NASA and Rackspace last year. Canonical joined OpenStack in February.
Of the major categories of NoSQL databases – document-oriented databases, key-value stores and graph databases – we’ve given the least attention to graph databases on this blog. That’s a shame, because as many have pointed out it may become the most significant category.
Graph databases apply graph theory to the storage of information about the…
Datacenters. What’s all the fascination about? To some degree, we can thank Facebook’s OpenCompute project. Facebook put data centers in a new light with its huge promotion efforts and declarations to open its data center design.
Peer 1 Hosting created the infographic we are featuring this week. The infographic shows the top visited Web sites and…
Facebook will follow up on its Open Compute intiiatiive with a new initiative to improve its data storage.
According to Fast Company, the emphasis on storage is needed due to the continued sheer volume of data that Facebook’s users are producing. Those hundreds of millions of users take a lot of pictures. They use Facebook to post their…
As we reported earlier, Facebook open-sourced its data center specifications and practices today. The infrastructural details of Facebook’s new Prineville, OR data center can now be found on the Open Compute Project website.
The first thing that came to mind while reading Facebook’s announcement (where you can find a general overview of what…
Earlier this year we wrote about an infographic that visualized what 10 petabytes looks like.
An infographic tonight by the team at Focus takes a different look at how data is defined.
The Focus infographic “uses measures only associated with data.” Quantities of data are discussed in abstract terms.
Twitter’s engineers work a lot. We now know that. We also now know that there are 200 of them who have been working since last June to make sure of one thing – that three data centers are better than one.
Today is Twitter’s five year anniversary, a fitting day to get a glimpse for how a new, upgraded infrastructure will give some guarantee that…
IANA handed out the last of the IPv4 licenses earlier this week, as we reported. The analyst firm ZapThink compares the impending depletion of IPv4 addresses to Y2K. Y2K ultimately led to little more than a boom in ERP and colloidal silver sales, but as ZapThink points out there was a fundamental difference: “We’re not nearly as worked up about…
It is inevitable for any considerable enterprise to consider how the cloud and the data center can be combined in […]
It is inevitable for any considerable enterprise to consider how the cloud and the data center can be combined in the most dynamic, efficient and secure way as possible.
It’s a decision making process that gets even more complex when considering the dizzying terminology that makes sense only after considerable conversation.
I kept thinking about…
EMC Greenplum has pulled a YouTube video it produced that depicted Larry Ellison with a gift box tied to the fly of his pants.
It was supposed to be a joke about Oracle’s “cloud in a box,” strategy. Now it has turned out to be an embarrassment and EMC has removed it.
Backblaze is s service that backs up pictures, documents and other media. Services such as these store amounts of data that can at times seem abstract.
In a blog post, the Backblaze team showed what 10 petabytes actually looks like. One one level, 10 petabytes is double the entire Internet archive.
This week I attended HP ISS Tech Day at Hewlett-Packard‘s Houston facility along with several other bloggers. In part one […]
This week I attended HP ISS Tech Day at Hewlett-Packard’s Houston facility along with several other bloggers. In part one we talked a bit about the definition of cloud computing and toured the POD-Works facility for manufacturing private clouds. In part two we’ll look at HP’s technologies for building private clouds, including Intelligent Power…
This week I attended HP ISS Tech Day at Hewlett-Packard‘s Houston facility along with several other bloggers. We were given […]
This week I attended HP ISS Tech Day at Hewlett-Packard’s Houston facility along with several other bloggers. We were given a tour and demonstrations of HP’s Industry Standard Servers (ISS) technology. We didn’t see new, unreleased products and we didn’t talk about potential tech breakthroughs of the future. We focused entirely on technologies…