Five High Profile Cloud-Based Failures

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Five High Profile Cloud-Based Failures For those who visit CloudTweaks on a regular basis know that we try to remain as neutral as possible in our coverage related to Cloud Computing. With all the tremendous upside, there is however the inevitable downside. Sadly, nothing is failsafe. When cloud services go offline or software and websites

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Set-Top Boxes And Cloud Gaming: Affordable Alternatives To Traditional Game Consoles

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Set-Top Boxes and Cloud Gaming: Affordable Alternatives To Traditional Game Consoles For as long as I can remember, home-based video gaming has always been the realm of just a few companies whose consoles dominated the desires of gamers. In the beginning it was Atari and Magnavox, with the 2600 and Odyssey, respectively. Today, Sony, Microsoft

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Amazon Introduces The Hot Amazon FireTV

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Amazon Introduces The Hot Amazon Fire TV SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Kindle revolutionized reading by making it possible to think of a book and be reading it in less than 60 seconds. Kindle Fire put the world’s largest selection of movies, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, audiobooks, and magazines in the palm of your hand. In each

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Cloud Infographic: Amazon vs Netflix – Movie Streaming Comparison

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Cloud Infographic: Amazon vs Netflix Video Streaming Comparison We’ve written a fair bit about Netflix and cloud movie streaming over the past number of years here on CloudTweaks. Here is yet another stylish and interesting infographic provided by Business Management Degree showcases some of the biggest differences between the two streaming companies.

5 Facts About Amazon’s Delivery Drones

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Bought on the Cloud, Flown through the Clouds… 5 Facts About Amazon’s Delivery Drones   Amazon gets a lot of coverage on this website for their Amazon Web Services, a fast-growing subset of the company that sells on-demand cloud-computing power to both large companies and private individuals. It has rapidly become the de-facto standard cloud computing

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Netflix Hopes To Improve Personalisation With Deep-Learning

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Netflix have used a blog post to detail how the world’s largest on-demand video provider has been experimenting with deep learning. Their methodology has involved using artificial neural networks to provide users with highly specialized content recommendations.  Researchers Alex Chen and Justin Basilico detail how they have been using Nvidia graphic processing units operating in Amazon Web

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An Antidote To Overprovisioning

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There are many situations in this world – both the virtual world of computing, and the real world, where preparedness means having more than you need. Stocking up on food, medicines, or printer paper and toner makes it easy to get things done in a timely fashion rather than having to run back out to

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How Companies Are Cleaning Up The Cloud And The Earth

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Over the past decade, our use of the Internet has increased dramatically. Once used just for information, the Internet is now the primary source of entertainment. While most still use it to look up information, we also use the Internet to watch the latest movies and television shows through Netflix, we play games online through

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Cloud Computing For Businesses: How Much Are You Really Using?

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Cloud Computing For Businesses: How Much Are You Really Using? In the past, think about how companies used to do business. Manpower was one entity that simply needed to be fetched as per necessity from wherever it is available. Whichever industry you work on—automotive, technology, construction, media—you needed to gather critical expertise to work for

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Cloud Spectator’s Benchmark Report: Amazon vs Internap vs Rackspace

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Cloud Spectator’s Benchmark Report: Amazon vs Internap vs Rackspace Analyst firm Cloud Spectator compares performance, consistency and value between Internap AgileSERVER bare-metal cloud, Amazon Web Services EC2 and Rackspace OpenCloud ATLANTA – October 24, 2013 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance hosting services, today announced the results of a Cloud

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Some Recommended Cloud Music Services

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Some Recommended Cloud Music Services Provided is a partial list of some of the recommended cloud based music services available.  Please feel free to comment and add to the list. Google Play With Google Play Music you can browse millions of tracks and listen to your favorite songs over Android or the web. Add your

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Breaking The Mold: Why IT Veterans Can’t Resist The Cloud

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Breaking the Mold: Why IT Veterans Can’t Resist the Cloud Like it or not, Cloud Computing has transformed the way we communicate; from online storage to social networking, server virtualization truly pushes the boundaries of what is possible in a digitized world. Yet it was only a few years ago that the cloud was merely

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Delivering Data Security In The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud

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Delivering Data Security in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud In the past few years, we’ve seen a drastic change in the types of security threats organizations are encountering – and where they’re confronting them. For years, hackers were motivated by a desire for fame, recognition or support for a specific cause, but now it’s

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