Jack Clark

Currently a reporter for ZDNet UK, I previously worked as a technology researcher and reporter for a London-based news agency.

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Google follows Amazon with storage price cut

Google has reduced the cost of keeping data in its cloud storage service, a month after rival Amazon did the same.The new prices, which have fallen by between eight and 15 percent, will be retroactively applied from 1 March, Google announced on Tuesday.

March 8, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Amazon reduces cloud prices across globe

Amazon has reduced the prices of four of the core components of its Amazon Web Services cloud.The price cut, announced on Monday evening, marks the 19th price cut in Amazon Web Services's six years of existence and is designed to lower the costs of growing an AWS deployment.

March 6, 2012 by Jack Clark


Fujitsu releases Xeon-based Primergy servers

Fujitsu has launched a family of energy-efficient dual socket Primergy servers based around Intel's yet-to-be released Xeon 'Romley' processors.The Primergy Dual Socket Generation of servers was launched worldwide on Monday, along with the Primergy CX400 S1, a multi-node server designed for cloud and high-performance computing.

March 5, 2012 by Jack Clark


Post Office hit by 'national' IT failure

The Post Office's IT systems have failed, with branches unable to deal with anything that requires a computer, according to a Post Office employee."It's national, when one computer goes down, they all go down," the employee told ZDNet UK on Thursday.

March 1, 2012 by Jack Clark


G-Cloud CloudStore knocked offline by Azure outage

The Government's online application store, CloudStore, was knocked offline for around five hours on Wednesday due to an outage on Microsoft's Windows Azure platform-as-a-service.The site, which launched in mid-February, is exclusively hosted on Azure and fell victim to a disruption that hit businesses in the US and Europe.

March 1, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Microsoft grapples with Windows Azure outage

A component of Windows Azure has experienced a worldwide outage for the past eight hours, preventing customers from carrying out management operations for technology that uses the cloud management service.The worldwide outage of the Windows Azure Service Management technology began at 1:45am GMT on Wednesday and, at the time of writing, Microsoft was in the process of rolling out a fix to deal with the problem.

February 29, 2012 by Jack Clark


Intel and Micron team up on new storage technologies

Intel and Micron have extended their longstanding technology partnership to include emerging memory technologies beyond flash.The companies will work on jointly developing new flash technologies, along with undisclosed emerging memory technologies, they announced on Tuesday.

February 28, 2012 by Jack Clark


Dell: We have ARM servers but see no demand yet

Dell has been shipping servers based on ARM's RISC architecture chips rather than the industry standard x86 format for some time, the company has revealed to ZDNet UK."I have [ARM] designs I can put my hands on today," Dell's president of enterprise solutions, Brad Anderson, told ZDNet UK.

February 27, 2012 by Jack Clark