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In an assault on latency, Violin Memory buys GridIron Systems

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Flash-storage vendors Violin Memory just got even faster by acquiring appliance-maker GridIron Systems. The move definitely improves Violin’s appeal with customers who want ever faster and more-intelligent storage systems, although at least one flash mega-user — Facebook — has recently questioned whether “bigger, faster, stronger” can continue to be the flash-industry...
In an assault on latency, Violin Memory buys GridIron Systems

Amazon takes aim at IO bottlenecks

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Amazon appears bound and determined to speed up IO for its cloud customers. New Provisioned IOPS (Input Output per Second) block storage volumes will let users set performance levels of up to 1,000 IOPS per volume and then use RAID to stripe two or more volumes together to realize 10,000...
Amazon takes aim at IO bottlenecks
Fusion-io names former HP CTO Shane Robison as new CEO
How OpenStack upended the private cloud market overnight

The unsexy side of big data: 6 tools to manage your Hadoop cluster

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Before you can get into the fun part of actually processing and analyzing big data with Hadoop, you have to configure, deploy and manage your cluster. It’s neither easy nor glamorous — data scientists get all the love — but it is necessary. Here are five tools (not from commercial...
The unsexy side of big data: 6 tools to manage your Hadoop cluster

Joyent to Amazon: It's on

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Okay, it’s a bit of a David and Goliath story  – Joyent is a cloud provider that seems to maneuver just below the radar.  But on Thursday it will come out fighting with an array of new compute instances — including reserved instance pricing — to position itself as an attractive...
Joyent to Amazon: It's on

A double helping of Pi: Hit mini-computer Raspberry Pi now available with 512MB of RAM

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Mini computer favourite Raspberry Pi just got fatter as element14, the collaborative community and electronics store furthers its partnership and launches the new 512MB board. The latest version provides double the RAM and so it is able to cope with multimedia, high memory and mobile applications. According to element14. this...
A double helping of Pi: Hit mini-computer Raspberry Pi now available with 512MB of RAM
PaaS providers, ThroughPuter wants to parallelize your cloud
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