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Understanding Big Data

Understanding Big Data

Understanding Big Data What do Wal-Mart, Facebook and the Hadron Collider have in common? They are just three of many large organizations who are major consumers and processors of Big Data, a term that is becoming a greater priority for companies around the world as they struggle with a ceaseless and ever growing ocean of information. The short definition of Big Data is that it represents all of the data in your organization – not…

Recommended Reading – OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

Recommended Reading – OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook–Free 27 Page Excerpt OpenStack is an open Source cloud operating stack born from Rackspace and NASA which is now a global success, developed and supported by scores of people around the globe and backed by some of the leading players in the cloud space today. OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook will show you exactly how to install the components that are required to make up a private cloud environment. You will learn…

Cloud Infographic: CPU To The Cloud

Cloud Infographic: CPU To The Cloud

Cloud Infographic: CPU To The Cloud We have covered the growth of Cloud computing on CloudTweaks for several years now. We have also taken a look at the evolution of Big Data, Backups, Social Media and countless other cloud related areas.  It will be interesting to see how technology unfolds as we move into the the area of Internet of Everything in which Gartner predicts that 26 billions wireless devices will be connected by the year…

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype Skype is the most popular cloud-based VOIP service. Since being bought out by Microsoft for $8.5 billion in 2011 the company has grown to more than 300 million users and now accounts for 34% of all international calls. Some people don’t want to use Skype though. Reports of poor customer service, in-call interference, or even a general dislike for anything touched by Microsoft all contribute to some potential…

What Is Holding Healthcare From Existing Completely In The Cloud?

What Is Holding Healthcare From Existing Completely In The Cloud?

What is Holding Healthcare from Existing Completely in the Cloud? A significant portion of our lives are “moving to the cloud.” Many of us no longer have shelves of movies and musical albums. Spotify and Netflix have nearly eliminated that concept. Checkbooks, photo albums, notes-to-self, and school materials have all floated away into the digital world, allowing us to access them on any device. It truly is remarkable. The result is a less cluttered home…

The Psychological Effects Of Gaming In The Cloud

The Psychological Effects Of Gaming In The Cloud

The Psychological Effects of Gaming In the Cloud Recently, I composed an article on the advantages and pitfalls of children and cloud gaming. Given that children have traditionally been the target for video games, the examination of how video gaming in general, and cloud gaming in specific, can affect different aspects of childhood development is an important action before allowing children to play them. Recent studies, however, show that the current average age for video gamers…

Equinix Launches Cloud Exchange To Unlock Full Potential Of Cloud Computing

Equinix Launches Cloud Exchange To Unlock Full Potential Of Cloud Computing

Equinix Launches Cloud Exchange to Unlock Full Potential of Cloud Computing Next-generation interconnection solution improves connectivity options for cloud buyers and service providers by making multi-cloud, multi-network access a reality REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the launch of the Equinix Cloud Exchange, an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds and multiple networks…