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.
From datacentres down to USB keys, if it involves storage, I'll be looking at it.
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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.