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Sonnet debuts pair of 10-Gigabit Ethernet PCI-e cards

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Sonnet Technologies today announced the launch of its LinktextPresto 10GbE one-Port and Presto 10GbE Server two-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) PCI-e cards. These 8x cards enable users to connect to high-speed infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard, which offers up to 10 times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet.......
Sonnet debuts pair of 10-Gigabit Ethernet PCI-e cards

Orchestrate.io Closes $3 Million Seed Round

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API service startup Orchestrate.io announced Tuesday it had closed a $3 million seed investment round. The round was led by True Ventures, with participation from Frontline Ventures and Resonant Venture Partners. The funds will be used for hiring, as well as for expanding infrastructure to work with multiple partners across...
Orchestrate.io Closes $3 Million Seed Round

From Amazon's top data geek: data has got to be big -- and reproducible

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Much has been done to bring big data closer to the people who need it. The advent of public cloud infrastructure has decimated the cost of collecting, maintaining and processing vast amounts of data. The next frontier is making that data reproducible, said Matt Wood, principal data scientist for Amazon...
From Amazon's top data geek: data has got to be big -- and reproducible

EE strikes deal with Virgin Media to give its customers free tube WiFi in 2013

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Londoners enjoyed not only "the greatest show on earth" this summer, but also free tube WiFi courtesy of Virgin Media. It's due to remain complimentary for what's left of the year, but if you're with EE, you'll be able to continue updating your status from subterranean platforms in 2013....
EE strikes deal with Virgin Media to give its customers free tube WiFi in 2013

Ideeli Latest Round Brings Total Raised to Nearly $100 Million

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Ideeli, an e-commerce site that sells apparel at discounted prices, has raised an additional $30 million in funding. The New York company, which competes with other so-called flash sales sites like Gilt Groupe and Rue La La, says it has signed up more than 5.5 million members and has worked...
Ideeli Latest Round Brings Total Raised to Nearly $100 Million
SoundCloud's size does matter, but it's not the only metric to watch

Telefónica squares up to Amazon with Instant Servers global IaaS offering

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Telefónica, the giant Spanish telco, has just decided to take on Amazon around the world with Instant Servers, a public cloud service. Launched on Tuesday, the service’s virtual servers are optimized for mobile, enterprise and M2M applications. The infrastructure-as-a-service offering is the first product that Telefónica is selling to companies...
Telefónica squares up to Amazon with Instant Servers global IaaS offering

Cloudscaling Opens Google Compute Engine APIs To OpenStack, Provides Alternative To Amazon Web Services

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Cloudscaling has opened up the Google Compute Engine (GCE) APIs to OpenStack, allowing customers that use the open, federated cloud to access Google’s vast infrastructure. Cloudscaling, a San Francisco startup, is one of the pioneers in building open, distributed clouds that  in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) style. The company...
Cloudscaling Opens Google Compute Engine APIs To OpenStack, Provides Alternative To Amazon Web Services

Nowhere to hide: Advertisers can now stalk you across multiple devices

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Advertisers want to compile as much information about you as possible. Tracking where you go, what you click, and how you search is literally their business. They use that data to target ads directly to you, and feed relevant data to their partners. With the increasing use of tablets and...
Nowhere to hide: Advertisers can now stalk you across multiple devices
Time Warner Cable and AT&T want Google's Kansas City Fiber deal

Cisco and NXP invest in firm that networks cars for safety

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Cisco Systems and NXP Semiconductors have both invested in connected car equipment vendor Cohda Wireless, as they look to make the Internet of things a reality and take a piece of a quickly growing market. The size of the investments were not disclosed, but the products and technologies the...
Cisco and NXP invest in firm that networks cars for safety

State Of The Platform As A Service Market, A Discussion For Deploycon

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The spring tech tour continues next week in Santa Clara with Deploycon, and I will be there to discuss the spectrum of PaaS providers and how they play across this broad, malleable and often manipulated sector of the market. It has become apparent that the platform as a service (PaaS)...
State Of The Platform As A Service Market, A Discussion For Deploycon

French sovereign wealth fund invests in two local cloud-computing providers

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The French government is so keen to encourage the development of cloud computing infrastructure in France that it is investing in two competing home-grown cloud......
French sovereign wealth fund invests in two local cloud-computing providers

Eucalyptus Moves to GitHub

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Eucalyptus Systems has updated its IaaS (infrastructure as a platform) cloud computing software so that computing jobs may be started more easily....
Eucalyptus Moves to GitHub
YouTube's Biggest Overhaul Of Its Data API Yet Adds Universal Search, Efficiency, And Lets 3rd Party Tools Post To Subscribers

Patch Tuesday Doesn't Fix Public Internet Explorer Issues

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Today as part of its regular Patch Tuesday cycle of updates to its various software products, Microsoft released 9 bulletins that included fixes for a total of 14 vulnerabilities. It wasn’t a heavy set of updates compared to prior months. Which is in some way a problem, as a key flaw in Internet Explorer wasn’t...
Patch Tuesday Doesn't Fix Public Internet Explorer Issues

Ron And Rand Paul: Net Neutrality And The Public Domain Are Really Evil Collectivist Plots

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I tend to be a pretty big supporter of free market capitalism and the importance of real property rights (not imaginary property rights). As such, I've always been intrigued by Ron Paul's libertarian stance against big government and excessive regulation. I think that position is petty clearly staked out in...
Ron And Rand Paul: Net Neutrality And The Public Domain Are Really Evil Collectivist Plots
FCC Chairman calls for gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015

India's Achilles

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Will Blackout Tuesday be the nation's infrastructure wake up call? By Ryan Bradley, senior editor FORTUNE -- In India, a power outage is not a big deal. On my first day at the newsmagazine India Today, when the lights cut out and my computer zapped to black, no one seemed...
India's Achilles

Now that Twitter is tightening up its API, look for a lot of apps to go up for sale

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When Twitter wrote its “ominous” blog post the other day about tightening up restrictions on using its API, I started to think about all of the apps that have been built on top of the platform. There’s quite a few of them, some that Twitter itself have acquired. For those...
Now that Twitter is tightening up its API, look for a lot of apps to go up for sale

UK regulators approve Vodafone and O2's network merger

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Observing the mantra that the enemy of its enemy is its friend, Vodafone and O2 have gained regulatory approval to begin merging their cellular networks to better compete with Everything Everywhere. As such, they can begin spinning off infrastructure and towers to a new company called CTI, which will...
UK regulators approve Vodafone and O2's network merger
Google Opens Up Compute Engine To All Developers Who Buy Its $400/Month Gold Support Package, Drops Instance Prices By 4%
Why Marissa Mayer Told Remote Employees To Work In An Office ... Or Quit (YHOO)

SingleHop launches Public Cloud to give customers "elastic" cloud infrastructure

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SingleHop, a Chicago-based infrastructure-as-a-service startup that manages some 12,000 servers for 5,000 clients, is today launching the SingleHop Public Cloud service. The service will allow SingleHop customers to utilize the VMWare cloud platform without having to deal with all of the technical aspects of its back-end — SingleHop is...
SingleHop launches Public Cloud to give customers "elastic" cloud infrastructure
Google now lets you explore its data centers with Street View [video]

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

Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

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In an ongoing fight over ad listings, data company 3Taps has made good on its threat to file an antitrust claim against classified giant Craigslist. In a claim filed Monday in San Francisco federal court, 3Taps accuses Craigslist of operating as an “unchallenged monopolist” to pull in $100-$300 million per...
Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

Yahoo's VP Of Infrastructure Leaves The Marissa Mayer Regime For Apple (AAPL, YHOO)

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It looks like Apple just poached a top employee from Yahoo. Adam Bechtel, the VP of infrastructure at Yahoo, is reportedly leaving for an "unspecified" position at Apple, according to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. Bechtel joined Yahoo in 2003 after the company acquired Inktomi Corporation where he was in charge...
Yahoo's VP Of Infrastructure Leaves The Marissa Mayer Regime For Apple (AAPL, YHOO)

Compute Engine v. Azure: Is Google’s offering really 50% cheaper?

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Today at its I/O event, Google announced Compute Engine, a Infrastructure as a Service product to complement its Platform as a Service App Engine offering. You can read details of the product here. In this post, we are going to examine a claim that the company made on stage, and...
Compute Engine v. Azure: Is Google’s offering really 50% cheaper?

Cloudera scores analytics-as-a-service deal with Germany's T-Systems

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Cloudera’s Hadoop implementation just got a big boost through a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems, one of Europe’s biggest IT services companies. This would appear to be one of the first results of Cloudera’s freshly-funded international enterprise push. The two companies are touting analytics-as-a-service using Cloudera Enterprise RTQ, featuring...
Cloudera scores analytics-as-a-service deal with Germany's T-Systems
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