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Disappearing Net Names Hint at Amazon Data Center Expansion

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Amazon’s Data Empire: Existing data centers are in blue, possible expansions in yellow Amazon may be expanding the worldwide network of data centers underpinning its massively popular cloud service, adding new facilities in Hong Kong and Sydney, according to clues hidden in a handful of obscure internet records. The...
Disappearing Net Names Hint at Amazon Data Center Expansion

Google: We Could 'Easily' Run 5 Percent Of The World's Computers (GOOG)

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We just caught up with Urs Hölzle, who was one of Google's first 10 employees and today is a senior vice president in charge of Google's vast technical infrastructure—the data centers and networks on which Google's services run. Today at the I/O conference in San Francisco, Hölzle unveiled Google Compute...
Google: We Could 'Easily' Run 5 Percent Of The World's Computers (GOOG)
Microsoft Gives Windows Azure Amazonian Facelift
Smartphones Have Bridged The Digital Divide

Tech Meets Geo-Tech: Russia’s Search Giant Yandex Takes $1M, 25% Stake In Seismotech

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Yandex may be seen as the anti-Google by pursuing a strategy for growing its search-portal business in Russia and adjacent countries rather than aggressively expanding worldwide, but it is using another route to extend its reach: through investments. It was one of the early backers of Face.com, the facial recognition...
Tech Meets Geo-Tech: Russia’s Search Giant Yandex Takes $1M, 25% Stake In Seismotech

Privatecore nets $2.25M to build a hardened hypervisor

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Privatecore, a startup launched by three VMware veterans, aims to boost the physical security of your virtualized cloud computing workloads and will use $2.25 million in seed funding from Foundation Capital to staff up for that effort. The need for security in virtualized compute environments will only grow as more workloads flow...
Privatecore nets $2.25M to build a hardened hypervisor
Newvem launches new Windows Azure cloud management tools to help enterprises act like startups

Amazon Builds Search Into The Clouds

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Photo: karindalziel/Flickr Amazon has added search to its cloud. Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing division of the online retail giant, introduced Amazon CloudSearch today, which lets companies add search functionality to applications hosted in AWS’s cloud environments. AWS is a kind of virtual data center for companies that don’t...
Amazon Builds Search Into The Clouds

Boot up: Apple's US win, Microsoft v EC numbers, phone switchers and more

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Plus HTC's dwindling numbers, Apple's sandbox bug, how Google helped Twitter, running Metro on the Windows desktop, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamReturn of the Borg: how Twitter rebuilt Google's secret weapon >> Wired EnterpriseBorg is a way of...
Boot up: Apple's US win, Microsoft v EC numbers, phone switchers and more

AT&T and IBM team up for private enterprise cloud service

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Wireless operator AT&T and IBM announced on Tuesday a partnership to build a cloud service using on private networks instead of the Internet. The join venture combines AT&T’s virtual private networking technology and IBM’s SmartCloud Enterprise+ product. The service is set to arrive next year and is specifically built for...
AT&T and IBM team up for private enterprise cloud service

VMware's Amazon-style compute cloud will live in four US data centers

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Virtual reality is sorta like virtualization, right? Plus, this picture has clouds. No, we couldn't come up with a better image for virtualization and cloud computing. Sorry about that. Ruslan Rugoals VMware today unveiled its first public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud product, putting the virtualization software vendor into direct competition with...
VMware's Amazon-style compute cloud will live in four US data centers
‘Cloud’ Data Center Closes Because Federal Agencies Prefer Earth

Google Compute Engine: Computing without limits

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By Craig McLuckie, Product Manager, Google Compute Engine Over the years, Google has built some of the most high performing, scalable and efficient data centers in the world by constantly refining our hardware and software. Since 2008, we've been working to open up our infrastructure to outside developers and...
Google Compute Engine: Computing without limits
The troubles with storing--and sharing--the Universe and our DNA

ScaleXtreme Debuts iPhone App To Let IT Admins Manage Data Centers On The Go

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Enterprise company ScaleXtreme, which provides cloud-based server automation products for data centers, an iPhone app today. Basically, ScaleXtreme for the iPhone gives IT admins an on-the-go view of their physical servers, virtual machines and public cloud instances. As we’ve written in the past, ScaleXtreme offers a simple, data center automation...
ScaleXtreme Debuts iPhone App To Let IT Admins Manage Data Centers On The Go
Violin Memory moves up the virtual storage food chain with Symantec deal

Bitcoin startup CoinLab raises money from Tim Draper and others, aims to help monetize games

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Tim Draper CoinLab, a Seattle startup working on projects involving the Bitcoin digital currency, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from a group of prominent angel investors, including Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, Seattle angel investor Geoff Entress and others. No, for the record, Draper didn’t fund the investment...
Bitcoin startup CoinLab raises money from Tim Draper and others, aims to help monetize games

Oracle's Ellison Stakes Out Territory in the Cloud

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said he came to talk about cloud computing and he certainly delivered. In an hourlong keynote address from the state of the Oracle OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco, Ellison announced four key initiatives bolstering the company’s bona fides in the business of offering computing resources as...
Oracle's Ellison Stakes Out Territory in the Cloud

The 10 Biggest Mistakes Made With Amazon Web Services

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Editor’s note: Zev Laderman is the co-founder and CEO of Newvem, a service that helps optimize AWS cloud infrastructure. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides an excellent cloud infrastructure solution for both early stage startups and enterprises. The good news is that AWS is a pay-per-use service, provides universal access to state-of-the-art...
The 10 Biggest Mistakes Made With Amazon Web Services
Want Tempo's new calendar assistant? You'll have to wait for its AI to catch up

Mobile browser vulnerability lets hackers steal cloud computing time

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A novel technique based on MapReduce could let hackers hijack computing resources used by cloud-based mobile browsers and use them anonymously, according to security researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon. Cloud browsing uses outside computing power to process web pages and deliver them to...
Mobile browser vulnerability lets hackers steal cloud computing time

RISE Awards 2013: A global effort

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“I am standing in a partial enclosure made of sticks and plant fronds. This is the school for roughly 35 students, ranging in age from three to about 20 years old. There are no desks. There is only a single shared chalkboard, and it has gaping holes.” — David...
RISE Awards 2013: A global effort

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

10 Percent Of Facebook's Data Centers Are Dedicated To Protecting Your Privacy (FB)

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With Facebook's new "graph search" function, your friends can now more easily find out stuff about you. But you shouldn't worry that this new search function will be some kind of backdoor way to see stuff on Facebook that you didn't want widely shared, CEO Mark Zuckerberg promises. He says...
10 Percent Of Facebook's Data Centers Are Dedicated To Protecting Your Privacy (FB)

Fat databases, small pipes: The problem of data inertia

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(L to R) Lew Tucker, VP and CTO, Cisco; Serban Simu, co-founder and VP of Engineering, Aspera; Haseeb Budhani, Chief Products Officer, Infineta Systems(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.comAs datasets get fatter and cumbersome, it’s becoming increasingly harder to move them around. Even the fattest multi-gigabit pipes look like cocktail straws when...
Fat databases, small pipes: The problem of data inertia
Here's How Amazon Will Win Over The CIA And Keep Rivals Away From The $80 Billion Cloud-Computing Market (AMZN)

Flame's crypto attack may have needed $200,000 worth of compute power

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A cluster of 200 PlayStation 3 conssoles used in 2008 to find a cryptographic Alex Sotirov Flame Discovery of new "zero-day" exploit links developers of Stuxnet, Flame Microsoft contains Flame with Windows Update revamp Flame espionage malware issues self-destruct command Crypto breakthrough shows Flame was designed by world-class scientists...
Flame's crypto attack may have needed $200,000 worth of compute power

The Cloud Is Changing Your Life: Here's What You Need To Know (AMZN)

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Thanks to Microsoft's Windows 7 commercials, the term "cloud" has moved into the mainstream. Most people understand that "cloud" refers to applications that stream from the Internet. But there's a lot more to it than that. The word "cloud computing" covers a bunch of technologies, which is why Forrester...
The Cloud Is Changing Your Life: Here's What You Need To Know (AMZN)
Cloud: Ubuntu Linux Bets Big On 'DevOps,' ARM Servers

Structure Europe 2012 live coverage

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It seems obvious: cloud computing is a global phenomenon precisely because it allows anyone anywhere to access computing resources for work and play. However, we hear less about the revolutions taking place in enterprise computing outside the U.S., where billions live and billions are spent on enterprise hardware, software, and...
Structure Europe 2012 live coverage
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