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Netflix Hopes To Improve Personalisation With Deep-Learning

Netflix Hopes To Improve Personalisation With Deep-Learning

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…

Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again

Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again

Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again On the afternoon of Monday August 19, two strange and unsettling events occurred. First, the perpetually-available ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com vanished, taking its Canadian cousin, Amazon.ca along with it. Shoppers were greeted with a 404 Not Found/Fail Whale page and were encouraged to come back later. The outage lasted somewhere between 20 and…

4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds

4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds What is a private cloud? A virtual private cloud (referred to as simply private cloud from here on) is a happy marriage between traditional enterprise IT and cloud computing. Unlike public cloud implementations, the hosted services in a private cloud are behind a corporate firewall. The enterprise…

Press Release: HP Expands Converged Cloud Portfolio

Press Release: HP Expands Converged Cloud Portfolio LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2012 — HP today expanded its Converged Cloud portfolio with new offerings that extend the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information, enabling enterprises to accelerate innovation and enhance agility. Today’s announcements include solutions for: Delivering converged cloud services for the airline industry. Building…

Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4

Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4

Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4 Continued From Part 3 Elastic pricing or Pay-as-you-Use model Under elastic pricing for cloud pricing, customers are charged based on their usage and consumption of a service. An elastic pricing structure makes users keenly aware of the cost of doing business and consuming a resource, since the…

Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I

Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I

Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I Last month, Amazon had announced a considerable reduction in S3 cloud storage rates. Effective 1 February 2012, the following rates apply in the US Standard region: Information on rates for other regions – US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia…

Iconic VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Considering Focused Fund For Cloud Startups

Iconic VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Considering Focused Fund for Cloud Startups More than 6 months back, I had written about the launch of the first cloud computing ETF, and how, in my mind, that represented cloud computing’s acceptance in the mainstream investing community (See: Packaging Cloud Computing as an Investment – First Cloud Computing ETF…

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Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to helping teams win…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts It’s no secret that Cloud Computing is more than just a buzz term as that ship has sailed off a long time ago. More and more companies are adopting the uses and benefits of cloud computing while aggressively factoring cloud services spending into their budget. Included is an excellent…

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal IBM and SAP have shaken the cloud computing world this afternoon with the announcement of one of the largest cloud deals in the industry’s history – bringing together two of the largest technology companies in a bid to offer a more holistic service to their clients. SAP…

Cloud Computing Offers Key Benefits For Small, Medium Businesses

Cloud Computing Offers Key Benefits For Small, Medium Businesses

A growing number of small and medium businesses in the United States rely on as a means of deploying mission-critical software products. Prior to the advent of cloud-based products — software solutions delivered over the Internet – companies were often forced to invest in servers and other products to run software and store data. The…


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The Value of Hybrid Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud As the “cloud” continues to exert its dominance as the IT technology of the day, the question for many companies focuses on what type of cloud to choose: public, private, or a combination of the two, known as hybrid. Each has its advantages. Private cloud – owned and maintained by…

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