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Amazon Competitor Joyent Thinks It Can Beat The Cloud Giant At Its Own Game (AMZN)

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From the competition-is-good-for-the-customer department: Another cloud computing provider has jumped in to compete with Amazon on price: Joyent. This follows Microsoft's recent news that it would match Amazon's absurdly low cloud computing prices. Like AWS, Joyent is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) which lets customers rent hardware and software to run...
Amazon Competitor Joyent Thinks It Can Beat The Cloud Giant At Its Own Game (AMZN)

Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B

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Sprint followed through on its bid to buy the remaining portion of Clearwire that it doesn’t own, spending $2.2 billion or $2.97 per share, the operator announced Monday. The deal by Sprint, which already owned 51.7 percent of Clearwire, values the 4G provider at about $10 billion, including net debt and...
Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B
Rackspace CEO: 'We're playing a different game' than Amazon
Amazon watcher Newvem starts charging to monitor your cloud

Web Companies Are Tripping Over Themselves To Be Part Of Google's New Cloud (GOOG)

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Google didn't just launch a new Amazon-killer cloud today. It launched a whole Amazon-like ecosystem. We're being buried in press releases by Web companies that will offer their services to users of Google Compute Engine. Here's a few: MapR: It offers a version of Hadoop. Hadoop is "big data" software....
Web Companies Are Tripping Over Themselves To Be Part Of Google's New Cloud (GOOG)
Amazon, Eucalyptus team up for just don’t call it a hybrid cloud
VMware Confirms Its Amazon Web Services Competitor, Hybrid Cloud Services, To Be Led By Bill Fathers From Savvis
Forrester Report Shows Amazon AWS Reigns Supreme With Developers As Windows Azure Gains Momentum

Netflix: ‘We’re bullish on the cloud’ despite outage

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Last week’s Amazon Web Services outage outage might have outsmarted Netflix’s Chaos Monkeys, but the content-distribution giant isn’t about to turn its back on cloud computing. According to a Friday blog post from the Netflix cloud team, the outage (which started with a generator failure and resulted in a cascading...
Netflix: ‘We’re bullish on the cloud’ despite outage

With new service, Nasdaq brings Wall Street data to Amazon's cloud

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Nasdaq OMX is offering a new cloud computing service for storing and analyzing financial trading data, and it’s built atop the Amazon Web Services cloud. The service, named FinQloud is comprised of a regulatory data retention product called Regulatory Records Retention, or R3, and an on-demand analysis tool for trade...
With new service, Nasdaq brings Wall Street data to Amazon's cloud

Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so

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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a whole ecosystem of startups building businesses around making Amazon Web Services less inscrutable to business customers. And some of those startups are now partnering up with each other to provide a fuller suite of services.. Cloudyn CEO Sharon Wagner. The latest partnership is...
Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so
Meet the cloud behind your favorite apps (and it’s not AWS)
Following Newvem & Cloudability's leads, Amazon adds detailed billing reports for cloud users

Netflix nightmare explained: Amazon apologies for outage

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What happened at Amazon Web Services to take down the Netflix streaming service for hours on Christmas Eve? It was a combination of human error and flawed access controls: An AWS developer was able to accidentally delete a key data set in the AWS Elastic Load Balancing Service, causing the disruption....
Netflix nightmare explained: Amazon apologies for outage

Amazon adds storage snapshot feature to bolster disaster recovery

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In what could be a big improvement for business users of Amazon Web Services, Amazon is now allowing them to  move data snapshots between Elastic Block Storage (EBS) regions. The news was announced on an AWS support forum. It should come as especially good news for AWS customers shanghaied  by...
Amazon adds storage snapshot feature to bolster disaster recovery

Google's growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

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It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google is offering up a non-relational database called Google Cloud Datastore. Like almost everything the company has done since announcing its Compute Engine service at last year’s IO conference — including the rest of the features it announced...
Google's growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

AT&T acquires NextWave Wireless for $25m up front, to boost mobile Internet capacity

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US telecommunications powerhouse AT&T has announced that it has agreed to acquire NextWave Wireless, which holds key licenses in the Wireless Communication Services (WCS) and Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) bands. NextWave Wireless produces mobile multimedia solutions and speculates in the wireless spectrum market. The company is perhaps most notable for...
AT&T acquires NextWave Wireless for $25m up front, to boost mobile Internet capacity
Which is less expensive: Amazon or self-hosted?

What's AT&T planning? Hidden specs unearthed in the GSM iPhone 5

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There’s more to the AT&T version of the iPhone 5 than meets the eye. ExtremeTech’s Neal Gompa sorted through the device’s testing documentation at the Federal Communications Commission and found there are two more frequency bands supported in the North American GSM iPhone beyond those Apple revealed in its official...
What's AT&T planning? Hidden specs unearthed in the GSM iPhone 5
Amazon doesn't reveal what it makes on cloud computing, but here's the number, anyway

Bringing comparison shopping to the cloud

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Trying to compare and contrast the cost of computing resources between clouds takes a lot of fortitude. And, just when you think you’ve got the best possible price for a small compute instance or a couple gigs of storage, Amazon, or Google, or Microsoft or someone else cuts its prices....
Bringing comparison shopping to the cloud

Don't Work For A Tech Company If You Want A Stress-Free Job

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Work is a place where deadlines, time management, and multitasking thrive. And no other industry feels that intense pressure more than tech. Tech companies are notorious for being fast-paced work spaces that produce stress-induced workers. New information from PayScale confirms that big tech companies cause their employees the most stress....
Don't Work For A Tech Company If You Want A Stress-Free Job

Amazon Web Services Expands in Japan

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expanding in Japan through the opening of a new availability zone. The move means that AWS will most likely be adding more data centers to keep up with the steady demand in service it has had since it first began offering its service in Tokyo...
Amazon Web Services Expands in Japan

Microsoft plans to “drive shared hosting to the next level” with project ‘Antares’

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What up techheads. I take it that you are into such things as servers. I know that because you clicked on this link, and have therefore self-inducted yourself into an elite little group. Hey everyone. Here’s the skinny: Microsoft has a project called ‘Antares’ under construction that is looking to shake up shared hosting....
Microsoft plans to “drive shared hosting to the next level” with project ‘Antares’

Verizon Galaxy S III software update adds bug fixes, carrier billing and Multi Window support

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With an AWS-enabled Galaxy S 4 looming on the horizon for Verizon (note: the rhyme has us cringing, too), Samsung's Galaxy S III is gracefully sunsetting its flagship status. But it's not bowing out quietly. A software update is set to roll out to Big Red GS III's that'll...
Verizon Galaxy S III software update adds bug fixes, carrier billing and Multi Window support

Amazon's new cloud services may blow your mind

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At Tuesday’s Structure:Europe event, Amazon.com’s CTO Werner Vogels hinted that “there are things coming down the pipe you wouldn’t believe,” when asked about what’s in store for Amazon’s Web Services. GigaOM did a little speculating this morning into what Vogels could have been talking about, and some of the possibilities are...
Amazon's new cloud services may blow your mind

T-Mobile USA Q2 2012 results show net customer losses of 205k, progress on LTE and AWS

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The results for T-Mobile USA's second quarter of 2012 are in and first up is the bad news -- reported net customer losses of 205,000 are more than the 50,000 lost in the same period last year, and more than give back the growth reported in Q1. Of course,...
T-Mobile USA Q2 2012 results show net customer losses of 205k, progress on LTE and AWS

Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

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Microsoft’s Azure Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service cloud computing tool today turned on support for Hadoop. Or, in Microsoft-speak, HDInsight is now a go, enabling “you to easily deploy and manage Hadoop Clusters.” That warming sensation you are feeling is natural. As ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley noted in...
Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

BitNami Goes Beyond AWS Cloud with Application Library

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BitNami announced today that they're going to be offering ready to run images of popular open source stacks for a wider range of public and private clouds. Previously, BitNami's cloud images were only available for Amazon Web Services (AWS), but the company is now providing images for Eucalyptus, OpenStack, VMware...
BitNami Goes Beyond AWS Cloud with Application Library

Amazon's Cloud Is So Big It Would Take You 37,000 Years To Count All The Files It Holds (AMZN)

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Here's a mind-blowing stat about Amazon's cloud. Its storage cloud, Amazon S3, is now storing 1 trillion objects, writes Amazon’s Jeff Barr on the AWS blog. That's 1,000,000,000,000 files, images or other bits of data and that's equivalent to: 42 objects for every person on Earth 3.3 objects for every...
Amazon's Cloud Is So Big It Would Take You 37,000 Years To Count All The Files It Holds (AMZN)
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