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OpenStack Can Be Complicated .. But It Does Not Have To Be

Another debate is over … and I am not referring to the US presidential election … I am referring to the growing maturity of OpenStack and its level of adoption in the marketplace. Over 7,500 people attended the last OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX. The energy at the event was palpable. Various …

Red Hat

How AWS came to be

There are lots of stories about the formation of AWS, but this much we know: 10 years ago, Amazon Web Services, the cloud Infrastructure as a Service arm of Amazon.com, was launched with little fanfare as a side business for Amazon.com. Today, it’s a highly successful company in its own right, …

How this startup went from 'pretty entertainingly terrible' to challenging Amazon head-on

A big part of that dominance is thanks to Amazon S3, a super-popular cloud storage option that's most easily described as like Dropbox for programmers to store all the data they need for web and mobile apps.<p>All of the images on Tumblr, for instance, are hosted with Amazon S3.<p>The killer feature of …

Cloud Computing

What Is Your Big Data Analytics Stack?

We often get asked this question – Where do I begin? How are problems being solved using big-data analytics?<p>To answer this question we need to take a …

Riverbed Technology's Steelhead WAN Appliance Enhances SaaS Support, Performance

One of the more under-appreciated aspects of cloud computing in general and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications specifically is that the …

Amazon’s MySQL Alternative Aurora Now Generally Available

<b>Amazon Web Services</b> rolled out Aurora, its alternative to open source MySQL built from the ground up for cloud, into wide release. Aurora is …

Cloud Computing

Intel's New Memory Chips Are Faster, Store Way More Data

Intel and Micron say they have designed a new class of memory chip that could radically improve the performance of smartphones, desktops, laptops, …

Switching From Evernote

Storing information in a system that stores everything kept me from upgrading my information to what it should be.<p>I<p>It’s been a while since Evernote …

What You Need to Know About Big Data

The term "big data" comes up frequently in articles and office discussions, but what does it really mean to utilize big data?<p>Big data: it’s one of …

Big Data

Silicon Valley Turns to This Wiccan Witch to Remove Computer Viruses and Demons

(Photo: Rev. Joey Talley)<p>This is Joey Talley, a witch of the Wicca faith. She works in the tech industry of the San Francisco Bay area. Or, rather, …

How to set up your own Raspberry Pi powered VPN

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1180000/1180963_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397589_aa66b07d8a3352104169cf47a9a943cc<p><b>Eyes are everywhere online.</b><p>The websites you visit often track where you came from and watch where you head off to next.<p>A VPN - or virtual private …

Linux

Intel's Skylake chips: What you need to know about the next big CPU change

If it seems like only months ago that we were talking about Intel's fifth generation of processors for laptops, desktops, hybrids and tablets -- also known by the codename Broadwell -- that's because it was. Officially launched in January at CES 2015, those CPUs (the central processing units that …

Amazon Cloud Ecosystem: Where The Cloud Action Is

While Amazon Web Services (AWS), the market-leading public cloud from Amazon.com was the headline act at last week’s AWS Summit, the expo floor was crammed with a surprising number of AWS partners for a one-day conference.<p>The common theme: cloud has matured. It’s on every enterprise IT roadmap. The …

Getting Started with Network Security from the Leading Cloud Trio: AWS, Azure and Google

All public cloud vendors provide the notion of a software defined data center with its own resources and secure networks. A strict separation exists …

Cloud Computing

Teradata Launches Configurable Appliance for Big Data with Choice of Hadoop Distributions

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, launched the next-generation Teradata Appliance for Hadoop®, version …

Big Data

The Drive for Big Data in the Cloud

<i>In this special guest feature, Alan Clark of OpenStack</i> <i>describes how the OpenStack open source IaaS provides a solution for big data in the cloud and</i> …

What is a Private Cloud?

Tech Bits<p>Keith Hearn · July 11, 2015<p>3 992<p>A private cloud is one of the two types of cloud computing (the other is public cloud) with a separate and …

Getting Started on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Want to learn AWS fundamentals or deepen your expertise? Explore our free digital training to learn AWS Cloud skills your way, anytime, anywhere.

Cloud Computing

Software -- And DevOps -- Are Eating The World

Companies in industries as diverse as banking and manufacturing are realizing that in order to remain competitive, they must become software-driven organizations. From customer-driven digital transformation to cloud computing for the back office, software is eating the world – one enterprise at a …

Why Businesses Are Taking IT Infrastructure To The Cloud

Doubled in three years. Expected to almost triple in the next four. That’s the rate of spending on cloud computing as momentum continues to grow. According to a Goldman Sachs report published in January 2015<b>,</b> <b></b>spending on cloud computing platforms and infrastructure is projected to increase to $43 …

Business Development

ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis

ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.<p>Top Jobs …

Still no Red Hat Linux on Azure, but VMware looks to be on its way

Red Hat Linux still isn't available on Microsoft's Azure cloud, but VMware's hypervisor should be there soon.<p>With its cross-platform charter …

Who Will Lead Cloud Computing? Business And IT Have Different Ideas

<i>IT executives: We’re going to lead you into the cloud.</i><p><i>Business executives: Thanks, but we’ve got this covered</i>.<p>A new survey of 930 executives suggests that business leaders are moving as quickly as they can to cloud-based solutions, regardless of whether their IT departments are along for the ride. …

Keeping The Cloud Up--The Great Amazon Microsoft Cloud Reliability Showdown

Whenever one of the big public cloud vendors have an outage, commentators everywhere (including, I’ll admit, yours truly) rush to tell the story of the outage. It makes for a good story but more importantly it informs people that cloud isn’t a panacea for every technology ill under the sun. A …

The Best Cloud Storage and File-Sharing Services of 2018 - PCMag Australia

Why Store Your Data Online?<p>Since the advent of the internet, the technology industry has been steadily moving away from local storage to remote, …

One year in, it’s still Steve Ballmer’s Microsoft—Satya Nadella just runs it

Microsoft's direction hasn't changed. Its perception has.<p>When Steve Ballmer announced his retirement in August 2013, he kicked off a tortuously long …

Satya Nadella

Don't Quit the Social Networks You Hate. Bend Them to Your Will

We get it: No one likes Facebook. Twitter is full of trolls. Social networks can be a pain, but they're also great ways to stay in touch with friends …

Microsoft did a smart thing by bringing Windows 10 to a $35 PC

This is a quiet but important announcement that shows just how much Microsoft has changed under Satya Nadella.<p>Raspberry Pi is a hugely popular little PC — it's really just a tiny circuit board with a main processor (a CPU), a bunch of memory, and the plugs that let you hook it up to input/output …

Outlook Illustrates Microsoft's New Mobile Strategy

When your market share is firmly in the niche territory, when your handset business is focused on the low-end low-margin space, and when your mobile operating system is going to be quietly pushed aside for a grand unified vision, how do you stay relevant in the mobile space?<p>Software.<p>That appears to …

Windows Phone