Amazon has given datacentre administrators greater control over its on-premise AWS Storage Gateway technology via a set of APIs.The APIs were released on Wednesday and give businesses another way to manage the cloud storage and backup technology, and some new functions, according to Amazon.
From datacentres down to USB keys, if it involves storage, I'll be looking at it.
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.
Amazon has broadened Windows compatibility in the Amazon Web Services cloud, bringing SQL Server to its database service and adding .NET language support to its Elastic Beanstalk platform.
The greatest issue that stops businesses from adopting cloud services is inertia, according to Google.A belief that upgrading to the cloud entails new management headaches, coupled with a decision not to experiment or test cloud productivity tools, prevents businesses from going to the cloud, Jonathan Rochelle, product manager for Google Apps, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday at Interop Las Vegas.
As clouds get larger, they gain a greater hold over their customers because of "data gravity", according to researcher Dave McCrory.In a packed session at Interop Las Vegas on Monday, McCrory, a senior architect of VMware's Cloud Foundry service, gave a talk on his pet subject of "data gravity".
VMware has given further details on its upcoming VMware View 5.1 mobile device management software.
Facebook has made its stripped-down storage and rack designs available to businesses via the Open Compute Project, a move that could have an impact on the datacentre industry in a number of ways.Facebook will contribute its low-cost storage hardware to open-source hardware design clearing house the Open Compute Project, the company's Frank Frankovsky has said.
Google is making its BigQuery cloud analytics service generally available, almost two years after it was first trialled.The analytics tool, which lets developers mine databases of up to 2TB in size, is now open to businesses, Google announced on Tuesday.
Two British scientists, Steve Furber and Sophie Wilson, have been honoured by the Computer History Museum in San Jose, California for their groundbreaking work on the BBC Micro and the ARM processor.Furber and Wilson were given the Computer History Museum Fellow awards on Saturday for their pioneering work at Acorn on the BBC Micro, which served as an entry-level computer for many of today's developers and computer scientists.
Fusion-io has seen its profits fall but revenue climb, as competition in PCIe-attached flash technology heats up.The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company reported revenues of $94.
The Government has had to extend its consultation on defining open standards and how they can be used in its IT, after a discussion facilitator failed to disclose their links with Microsoft.As part of the consultation, Andrew Hopkirk led an 'open standards: open opportunities' roundtable on 4 April, however it subsequently emerged he was advising Microsoft, the Cabinet Office said on Thursday.
Enterasys has brought out a network appliance to manage, track and secure employee-owned devices in large organisations.The Enterasys Mobile IAM bring your own device (BYOD) appliance will become available in the UK on 1 June, Enterasys announced on Thursday.
Amazon has brought clustered compute instances to its Virtual Private Cloud, giving researchers and others greater performance when processing large datasets.The availability of 'cc2.
Amazon Web Services has released a tool that lets people create a recipe for a Virtual Private Cloud from a single template file.The upgrade, which lets developers use a CloudFormation template file to describe a set of EC2 resources and their supporting infrastructure, cuts the steps it takes to design and launch a private cloud system on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday.
Facebook has partnered with major antivirus vendors to improve security on its site and offer free security software to its users.The Antivirus Marketplace was launched by Facebook on Wednesday.
Small start-ups have taken a lead on enterprises in their adoption of big data, by embedding analytics into the heart of their applications, according to Amazon Web Services.As the cloud has grown, prices for rentable computing power have come down, while scale-out applications like Hadoop have evolved to analyse large quantities of data, Werner Vogels, Amazon Web Service's (AWS) chief technology officer, said in a keynote speech at the AWS Summit 2012 in London.