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Netflix open sources tool for making cloud services play nice

Here's why CERN ditched OpenNebula for OpenStack

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CERN, Europe’s big particle physics lab, had been what might be termed showcase deployments of OpenNebula, the OpenStack rival turned vCloud rival. But no longer – all resources have been shifted from OpenNebula to, uh, OpenStack and vCloud. The research facility is trying to develop a private cloud to serve...
Here's why CERN ditched OpenNebula for OpenStack
Windows Server 2012 licensing reworked for the cloud

Jonathan Ellis: Cassandra in action

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There's been a lot of new articles about Cassandra deployments in the past month, enough that I thought it would be useful to summarize in a post. Ryan King explained in an interview with Alex Popescu why Twitter is moving to Cassandra for tweet storage, and why they selected...
Jonathan Ellis: Cassandra in action

Ubuntu Server 13.04 targets carriers and the big data crowd

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It’s Ubuntu release time again. On Thursday, version 13.04 of the venerable Linux distribution will come out, with the server version touting several new tricks for those using it in cloud deployments. It’s not a long-term support (LTS) release – you’ll have to wait another year for that, if you’re...
Ubuntu Server 13.04 targets carriers and the big data crowd

Hadoop becomes more business-friendly with HortonWorks and VMware partnership

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HortonWorksHortonWorks, the Yahoo spin-off led by the development team responsible for much of the core architecture of Hadoop, officially launched its first enterprise of the open source distributed processing platform. Called the HortonWorks Data Platform (HDP), the software is already being embraced by partners who are eager to take...
Hadoop becomes more business-friendly with HortonWorks and VMware partnership

Rackspace Extends Private Cloud Offering With OpenCenter

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Rackspace, one of the original participants in the OpenStack project, has spent the last couple of years building a successful cloud business. Along the way, they’ve continued to contribute to OpenStack and even offer a streamlined installation process for people who want to “run like Rackspace” on their own hardware....
Rackspace Extends Private Cloud Offering With OpenCenter

[STUDY] Jonesing For A Retweet: Twitter Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes And Booze

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Sleep, sex and...Twitter? A new study suggests that people are more likely to give into the urge to check email and their Twitter account than they are to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. While the study headed by Wilhelm Hofmann of Chicago University's Booth Business School was limited in size,...
[STUDY] Jonesing For A Retweet: Twitter Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes And Booze

What's Next For Taming Big Data?

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Imagine you are walking in London and want to book a trip to New York at the last minute: You hop online to search for a hotel. The smartphone you are holding helps you find an establishment that looks appealing. You tap a few buttons to send your credit...
What's Next For Taming Big Data?
Red Hat open sources its take on Hadoop storage

Plan for failure: how to avert disaster with a cloud strategy

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One approach is to develop a multicloud strategy — utilizing either different providers or multiple regions from the same provider — to build in safeguards against anything from a natural disaster to the workman in the street who accidentally chops into a cable. But multicloud strategies carry their own challenges....
Plan for failure: how to avert disaster with a cloud strategy

MarkLogic nets $25M to keep up enterprise NoSQL pitch

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When MarkLogic Founder Christopher Lindblad started working on a database for unstructured data in 2001, his efforts were prescient. Since then, the database market has since seen a proliferation of non-relational, or NoSQL, startups to handle the wide variety of data types that new data sources such as web applications...
MarkLogic nets $25M to keep up enterprise NoSQL pitch

Sponsor post: Do you need an FBI hostage negotiator to architect storage for server/client virtualization?

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Not only does virtualization help you reduce the capital and operating expenses for IT assets but it also offers an immediate ROI — increased utilization, up to 75 percent. The freedom to spin up or move virtual machines (VMs) quickly and easily calls for a storage layer that is tightly...
Sponsor post: Do you need an FBI hostage negotiator to architect storage for server/client virtualization?

Future Of GlusterFS – From Open Core to Open Source

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Picture Credit: Gluster.org In October of 2011, Red Hat (previous CloudAve coverage) announced the acquisition of Gluster, the company behind GlusterFS (previous CloudAve coverage) open source distributed storage solution. Even though Red Hat is a company based on open source philosophy, there were questions about what is in store for...
Future Of GlusterFS – From Open Core to Open Source

Splunk 5 offers fault-tolerant indexing for mission-critical applications

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The new version of the Splunk machine data search engine comes with a distributed indexing technology that could save storage costs for those customers running the software as a high-availability service....
Splunk 5 offers fault-tolerant indexing for mission-critical applications

Sungard wants to sell you Hadoop as a service

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Managed hosting provider Sungard is getting into the big data space with a new Hadoop service that gives users on-demand access to the popular data-storage and processing platform. Called Unified Analytics Service, Sungard’s new offering joins the growing ranks of cloud-based Hadoop offerings from Amazon Web Services  , Microsoft and IBM ,...
Sungard wants to sell you Hadoop as a service

Pure Storage's next-generation flash array offers high-availability option

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Pure Storage today announced the second generation of its all-flash array, which can now be configured for high availability....
Pure Storage's next-generation flash array offers high-availability option

Basho's Amazon S3 Compatibility Gets Potent Boost With Replication Capabilities For Riak Cloud Storage

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Basho Technologies Riak Cloud Storage (Riak CS) now can be replicated across multiple data centers.The new capability, combined with its existing AWS S3 compatibility, gives a potent boost to the fast growing distributed storage service. Replication with Riak CS means that a customer can spread their stored data across multiple data...
Basho's Amazon S3 Compatibility Gets Potent Boost With Replication Capabilities For Riak Cloud Storage

Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' debuts, to be followed by 'Saucy Salamander'

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Canonical on Thursday announced the final release of Ubuntu Linux 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" for both desktop PCs and servers. On the desktop side, this new release delivers performance and quality improvements that make it the "fastest and most visually polished Ubuntu experience" to date, Canonical said. Ubuntu Server 13.04,...
Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' debuts, to be followed by 'Saucy Salamander'
Rackspace launches OpenStack-powered next-gen public cloud
Rackspace gussies up private cloud with new OpenCenter dashboard

Sponsor post: HP 3PAR Storage leading the pack with VMware integration

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With plenty of accomplishments over the past year, HP continues to have the IT community taking notice with recent recognition as Best in Class in DCIG 2012 Midrange Buyers Guide. In doing so, the HP 3PAR F400 surpassed all NetApp FAS arrays, IBM XIV Gen 3 and all of the...
Sponsor post: HP 3PAR Storage leading the pack with VMware integration
Amazon Updates Route 53 DNS Service To Make Hosting High-Availability Sites On EC2 Easier
First look: Hyper-V 2012 targets VMware's air supply

Facebook and Twitter are more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol, study finds

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A new study suggests that social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter are more difficult to resist than cigarettes or alcohol. A team from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business recently conducted an experiment involving 205 people in Wurtzburg, Germany to analyze the addictive properties of social...
Facebook and Twitter are more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol, study finds

Uber Experiments With Lower-Priced Taxis In Chicago Through Newly Launched Labs Group, ‘Garage’

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Back when Uber intially launched in San Francisco, it was heralded as a service that would disrupt the taxi industry by providing black cars on-demand via mobile phones. Thus fare, the service has gained a loyal following, and expanded to a number of cities including Seattle, New York, Paris, and...
Uber Experiments With Lower-Priced Taxis In Chicago Through Newly Launched Labs Group, ‘Garage’

Choosing Consistency

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Amazon SimpleDB has launched today with a new set of features giving the customer more control over which consistency and concurrency models to use in their database operations. There are now conditional put and delete operations as well a new "consistent read" option. These new features will make it easier...
Choosing Consistency

MapR Hadoop Expands Data Analysis Tools

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MapR today announced a comprehensive set of data connection options for Hadoop enabling a wide range of data import and export options to extend the ability to connect to data warehouses and applications such as Talend Open Studio, Pentaho Kettle and an OBDC driver. A summary of the announcement from...
MapR Hadoop Expands Data Analysis Tools
Synology DiskStation 4.2 released with Video Airplay, QuickConnect apps, auto iOS photo backup, much more
Hadoop: What It Is And How It Works
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