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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Amazon brings Windows to free cloud offer

Amazon brings Windows to free cloud offer

Amazon Web Services has made it possible for developers to run Windows Server 2008 R2 on its cloud for free.The offer, announced on Sunday, brings Windows to the company's free usage tier deal, which gives people access to a low-powered Amazon Web Services (AWS) virtual machine.

published January 16, 2012 by

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Dell plots PCIe-flash with memory pooling

Dell plots PCIe-flash with memory pooling

Dell has dropped hints that it is developing PCIe-linked flash cards that integrate technology from recent stealth acquisition RNA Networks.At the Dell Storage Forum on Wednesday, company executives talked about RNA's memory-pooling technology and Dell's PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) work, andalluded to a product that will see the two fused together.

published January 14, 2012 by

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Amazon Web Services brings Direct Connect to UK

Amazon Web Services brings Direct Connect to UK

Amazon Web Services has brought its Direct Connect technology to the UK, which allows customers to establish a dedicated network connection between their datacentre and the local Amazon Web Services facility.The announcement, made on Wednesday, means UK customers can connect to Amazon Web Services' EU West (Ireland) region via the Telecity Sovereign House datacentre in London at guaranteed port speeds of 1Gbps or 10Gbps.

published January 11, 2012 by

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Oracle taps Cloudera for Hadoop partnership

Oracle taps Cloudera for Hadoop partnership

Oracle will bundle a tweaked version of Cloudera's Hadoop distribution with the Oracle Big Data Appliance.The announcement, made on Tuesday, sees Oracle opt for a Hadoop distribution that was snubbed by storage rival EMC, which opted for MapR's technology instead.

published January 10, 2012 by

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OCZ acquires SANRAD for flash caching technology

OCZ acquires SANRAD for flash caching technology

Storage specialist OCZ Technology Group is looking to add to its enterprise line by buying and integrating flash caching and virtualisation software from SANRAD.The buy, announced on Monday, sees OCZ snap up privately held and Tel Aviv, Israel-headquartered SANRAD for $15m (£9.

published January 10, 2012 by

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AT&T joins OpenStack cloud coalition

AT&T joins OpenStack cloud coalition

OpenStack has gathered another major contributor, in the form of US telecommunications company AT&T.Though it has participated in the project for over a year, AT&T chose to announce it had officially joined the open-source scheme at the AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas on Monday.

published January 10, 2012 by

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Fusion-io lays minefield with a billion IOPS

Fusion-io lays minefield with a billion IOPS

Fusion-io has demonstrated a billion input/output operations a second via eight HP servers, 64 ioDrive2 Duo cards and a new piece of software that dramatically boosts the performance of its non-volatile storage technology.The company achieved the data transfer rate at the Demo:Enterprise event in San Francisco on Thursday.

published January 7, 2012 by

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Symbian grows mobile dominance in 2011

Symbian grows mobile dominance in 2011

Even though Nokia is phasing out the Symbian mobile operating system in favour of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, the software grew its share of all mobile phones in 2011.The OS started the year with a 30.

published December 30, 2011 by

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China's space plan shows global intent

China's space plan shows global intent

The Chinese government has outlined the country's space strategy, including a global satellite network and plans for space exploration.The whitepaper, published in English on China Daily on Friday, gives details on China's strategy for the next five years.

published December 30, 2011 by

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China cracks down on phishers

China cracks down on phishers

The Chinese government is collaborating with some of China's biggest search engines to put a halt to phishing attacks.The government will work with 10 Chinese search engines, including Baidu, to strengthen the web rankings of financial institutions to stop people being phished, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Friday.

published December 30, 2011 by

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Intel commits to CES after Microsoft leaves

Intel commits to CES after Microsoft leaves

Intel has reaffirmed its commitment to the Consumer Electronics Show after Microsoft announced that 2012 would be its last year attending the major trade event.Intel stressed its belief in the show in an article published on the Intel Free Press website on Wednesday.

published December 30, 2011 by

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Facebook Messenger embeds network into Windows

Facebook Messenger embeds network into Windows

Facebook has released software that embeds Facebook into the desktop of a Windows 7 computer, giving users another way to access the popular social network.Facebook Messenger for Windows, released on Friday, is a desktop application that lets people chat with their contacts, receive notifications and access a slimmed-down news feed.

published December 30, 2011 by

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Kaspersky: Stuxnet and Duqu built by same team

Kaspersky: Stuxnet and Duqu built by same team

Duqu and Stuxnet, two of the most sophisticated computer viruses ever discovered, were developed by the same team, according to an analysis carried out by Kaspersky Labs.The company also found hints that the team used the same software development environment to build the advanced viruses — and others — between 2007 and 2011, Kaspersky announced on Thursday.

published December 29, 2011 by

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