(Super)computing On the Cloud

(Super)computing On the Cloud $1279 an hour – seems a lot to hire a computer, right? What if it’s a supercomputer capable of performing 240 trillion calculations per second, or 240 teraflops (a flop is the acronym for floating point operations per second, the universal measure of a computer’s performance)? This is the performance promised

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Cloud Apps of the Week

Cloud Apps of the Week You’ve successfully rung in 2012, but if you’re in the United States — particularly on the East Coast — a nasty cold spell has put an abrupt end to the celebration. Thankfully, three new applications should warm your spirits once more, with their clever grasp on how the cloud can

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4 Tips for a Successful Cloud Migration

4 Tips for a Successful Cloud Migration Perhaps to recap some of the things that I have written about during the year, I would now like to propose a set of best practices for a cloud computing implementation, the ones that I believe are crucial. Here are the 4 most important aspects to determining the

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Infographic: Most Commonly Used Cloud Applications

Cloud App Use

Most Commonly Used Cloud Applications Websites, backup and recovery, email and calendars were rated as the most commonly used cloud applications. The high ranking (fourth) position for testing and development is explained by the way in which cloud delivery simplifies setup and dismantling of test and development environments. Here’s plenty of growth potential for backup

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 5

Xeround

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 5 This is the fifth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. Today, there are two startups in focus – Xeround and SurDoc. Xeround (http://xeround.com/) Xeround, a California-based startup that describes itself as “The Cloud Database”, announced the successful completion of its Series C round of funding

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Where The Cloud Will Grow in 2012: Look Back at 2011

Where The Cloud Will Grow in 2012: Look Back at 2011 2012 is still newborn. But the year holds much promise for cloud computing’s ascendancy in the public’s regard and in the business world’s harnessing of its assets. Looking back at 2011 sheds light on three areas where progress might be made this year: open

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Apache Hadoop v1.0: Open Source "Big Data" Cloud Computing Platform Powers Millions…

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Hadoop™ v1.0 Open Source “Big Data” Cloud computing platform powers millions of compute-hours to process exabytes of data for Amazon.com, AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, foursquare, HP, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, The New York Times, Rackspace, Twitter, Yahoo!, and more. 4 January 2012 —FOREST HILL, MD— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),

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10 Must-Have Features for Every Virtualization Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

10 Must-Have Features for Every Virtualization Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution Virtualization platforms are different from physical platforms. The virtualization benefits extend to management and support for tightly integrated backup and recovery solutions. Solutions designed exclusively for virtual infrastructure backup provide a host of key benefits and should be leveraged whenever possible. The nature of

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Promising Cloud Storage Start-ups for 2012

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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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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 4

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 4 This is the fifth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first four in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 3 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 3. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money:

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Why All Those New Google / Amazon Data Centers Won't Really Go To Waste – Cloud Computing's First Supercomputer

Why All Those New Google / Amazon Data Centers Won’t Really Go To Waste – Cloud Computing’s First Supercomputer As the market leaders of Cloud Computing’s rapidly growing industry, both Google and Amazon are looking to steadily increase the size of their data centers. However, many opponents to this idea are asking questions such as

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Amazon Expands Cloud Footprint with Brazil Operations

Amazon Expands Cloud Footprint with Brazil Operations BRIC – a grouping acronym coined by Goldman Sachs executive Jim O’Neill to refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development. It is estimated that BRIC economies will overtake G7 economies

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