What Scientists Want From Their Next Cloud Supercomputing Instance

What Scientists Want From Their Next Cloud Supercomputing Instance Recently, a report was made by the Magellan project regarding the possibilities and viable use of Cloud Computing for scientific purposes. Like most scientific reports, this contained a lot of Yes, No and Maybe but the bottom-line at the end of the report was that the DOE (US

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Big Data: 5 Signs of a Successful Data Scientist

Big Data: 5 Signs of a Successful Data Scientist In 2012, the amount of data forecasted to be created and stored will be a stunning 3.6 zetabytes. Based on the fact that last year’s amount of 1.8 zetabytes and that this amount will double per year, 2012 is set to be the year of Big

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TOSCA Hybrid Cloud Standards Committee: Google, IBM, Cisco…

TOSCA and Friends setting up Hybrid Cloud Standards In a move that reminds me a lot about the movie quote “When there’s no way out, you find a deeper way in“, TOSCA, IBM, EMC and Cisco have indicated their support for Hybrid Cloud portability standards and specifications. Following on the heels of TOSCA or Topology

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CloudPassage's Public Cloud Security Plug-in

CloudPassage’s Public Cloud Security Plug-in Even the most staunchest of public cloud proponents will tell you that security remains a major concern, especially since you have no say in how the public cloud provider you’ve latched onto is managing its security. Sure, you can make suggestions, but the likelihood of these suggestions being considered much

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The Cloud Farming Out 3D Rendering For The Masses

The Cloud farming out 3D rendering for the masses In a move akin to providing Supercomputing to the masses, the Cloud is currently offering 3D render farm capabilities to those who can’t create one themselves but have the talent to bring about the best in 3D stories and imagery. Having my own personal experience regarding

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Piston Cloud Debuts First OpenStack OS

Piston Cloud Debuts First OpenStack OS In a move set to make waves for VMWare, Piston Cloud Computing Inc.came out with their Piston Enterprise OS, the first OpenStack-based OS in the industry. Announced on Wednesday (18 January 2012), the new OS which is to be called pentOS is set to offer datacenter-owning enterprises a smoother

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PaaS Specialist Startups for 2012

App Fog

PaaS Specialist Startups for 2012 Platforms-as-a-Service startups continue to expand in 2012 with a specialist for every field of development. We take a closer look at some interesting PaaS specialist startups for 2012 which includes Parse, AppFog, Heroku and Stackmob. AppFog Basing their operations on the Cloud Foundry project (and using Cloud Foundry code), AppFog.com

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More Big Data related Startups for 2012

Zillabyte

More Big Data related Startups For 2012 The number of startups related to Big Data continues to grow exponentially with a number of interesting startups to watch for in 2012. These startups include: Zillabyte, Cloudability and Kaggle. Zillabyte Taking a bite out of the Big Data processing business, Zillabyte.com is set to put Big Data analysis

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Graphene and the Cloud

Graphene

Graphene and the Cloud The current buzz word in the tech world asides from Big Data and the Cloud is… Graphene. Dubbed a wonder material that will revolutionize practically every field in the world, it has been tied somewhat to the parallel explosion of the Cloud.    What is it? Graphene is actually a naturally

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Securing a Private Cloud…

How to secure a private cloud Currently the whole debate of private cloud vs public cloud is still going on, although it has died down somewhat. Personally, I am on the fence for this one as I believe (like so many others) that a private cloud is the same as a public cloud, just that

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Finding Your Place In The Cloud – New Cloud Computing Jobs For 2012: Part 2

 New Cloud Computing Jobs For 2012: Part 2 Continuing our look at emerging tech jobs for 2012, we will take a look at the not so directly related jobs such as Augmented reality specialist, Chief agile officer and Flexible resource manager. Augmented reality specialist The augmented reality specialist will see things that aren’t there and

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How to Build a Private Cloud

How to Build a Private Cloud Despite it being so easy to just hook into the public cloud by going to Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other public cloud vendors, a private cloud offers a bit more control to your virtualization and automation efforts. Many people have already tried it and posted up how they did

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Finding Your Place In The Cloud – New Cloud Computing Jobs For 2012 Part 1

New Cloud Computing Jobs For 2012 – Part 1 A lot of people are saying that Cloud computing is going to explode in 2012. Growth in big data, social media and a lot more tech trends are combining to offer a number of new and exciting jobs for this exponential growth. In part 1 we

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Promising Cloud Storage Start-ups for 2012

Nimble

Promising Cloud Storage Start-ups for 2012 As always, storage remains an integral part of the Cloud in 2012 with a number of storage start-ups that you should an eye on. With big data set to become even bigger this new year you can see some Hadoop regulars in our list along with some other new

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