Jack Clark

Jack Clark has spent the past three years writing about the technical and economic principles that are driving the shift to cloud computing. He's visited data centers on two continents, quizzed senior engineers from Google, Intel and Facebook on the technologies they work on and read more technical papers than you care to name on topics from distributed computing to the ongoing debate over homogenous versus heterogeneous computing architectures. His articles have been quoted by Reuters, highlighted by The Guardian newspaper and syndicated across ZDNet and CNET.

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Dell pushes Fluid File System with updated NAS boxes

Dell pushes Fluid File System with updated NAS boxes

Dell has updated its storage portfolio to include support for its Fluid File System.By bringing the Fluid File System to the Dell Compellent FS8600 NAS on Tuesday, the company has given enterprise users the ability to manage block and file storage via the same system across all three of its key storage lines — Compellent, EqualLogic and PowerVault.

published June 13, 2012 by

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Microsoft: Azure PaaS tech could be given away for free

Microsoft: Azure PaaS tech could be given away for free

Microsoft has an "ambition" to make some of Windows Azure's platform-as-a-service components free, after the IT giant announced sweeping changes to the service that ratcheted up its competition with Amazon Web Services.On Tuesday Microsoft's general manager for Windows Azure, Bill Hilf, told ZDNet UK that the company is contemplating making some of Azure's PaaS features free in an attempt to spur developer adoption.

published June 12, 2012 by

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Peer1 powers up UK-based GPU cloud

Peer1 powers up UK-based GPU cloud

Peer1 Hosting has launched a GPU-backed cloud service designed for high performance computing workloads.The HPC Self Serve Cloud became available to buy on Tuesday, Peer1 announced at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London.

published June 12, 2012 by

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Fusion-io takes fresh server scalp with Cisco deal

Fusion-io takes fresh server scalp with Cisco deal

Upstart PCIe-flash card maker Fusion-io has notched up another victory with the announcement of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relationship with Cisco.Cisco's UCS B-Series blade servers are set to get Fusion-io ioMemory 2 cards built into them, according to the announcement, which was made on Monday night.

published June 12, 2012 by

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HP Discover: Whitman goes to war

HP Discover: Whitman goes to war

HP chief Meg Whitman hopes to draw together the various strands of her IT multinational and focus on services for individual customers, as she leads the troubled company into a war that will see it take on incumbents in cloud computing, databases and storage.

published June 5, 2012 by

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EMC: HP's 'ridiculous' 100TB dedupe claim is bogus

EMC: HP's 'ridiculous' 100TB dedupe claim is bogus

HP's claims that it has "leapfrogged" EMC by deduplicating data at more than three times the rate of its fastest system have been vigorously disputed by EMC.EMC said HP's decision was "puzzling", and argued the comparison was not fair because HP's claim was for four hardware systems working on four storage pools compared to EMC's figures for one system and one pool.

published June 4, 2012 by

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Microsoft patches Windows to quell Flame

Microsoft patches Windows to quell Flame

Microsoft has pushed out a security update for Windows to seal a hole exploited by the sophisticated Flame malware.The update prevents Flame or other bits of malware spoofing Microsoft certificates to phish, spoof content, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks, Microsoft said on Sunday.

published June 4, 2012 by

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Huawei, ZTE face EU 'illegal state subsidies' probe

Huawei, ZTE face EU 'illegal state subsidies' probe

Huawei and ZTE could face having to pay extra to import their products into the European Union, after regulators said they had gathered solid evidence that China had been subsidising them.Representatives from the EU's 27 member states were told by officials on Thursday in a closed-door meeting that the European Commission had amassed "very solid evidence" of illegal state subsidies of the companies, the The Financial Times reported on Friday.

published May 28, 2012 by

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Facebook malware works across major browsers

Facebook malware works across major browsers

Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have detected an example of a breed of malware that uses a cross-browser plugin to create a worm that works across multiple browsers.The LilyJade worm malware spoofs ad modules on Yahoo, YouTube, Bing, MSN, AOL, Google and Facebook.

published May 23, 2012 by

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EMC bumps VMAX array to 4 petabytes

EMC bumps VMAX array to 4 petabytes

EMC has released a new family of its flagship VMAX series of storage arrays, which have huge storage capacities and are backed by the latest enterprise-grade Intel processors.The company gave details on the VMAX 10K, 20K and 40K arrays on Monday at EMC World in Las Vegas.

published May 21, 2012 by

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