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 to acquire Boomi cloud company

Dell to acquire Boomi cloud company

Dell said on Tuesday it will acquire software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Boomi to boost its efforts in the cloud.Boomi's core service is to provide integration between on-premise applications and cloud-based ones.

November 2, 2010 by in Storage

TelecityGroup ups UK datacentre capacity

TelecityGroup ups UK datacentre capacity

Datacentre services provider TelecityGroup announced on Monday plans to expand its datacentre capacity within the UK.The co-location provider will add three megawatts (MW) of customer capacity power to its Harbour Exchange datacentre in London Docklands and will build a new 3.

November 2, 2010 by in Storage

Microsoft puts funds into Russian technology centre

Microsoft puts funds into Russian technology centre

Microsoft will build a major software development centre in Skolkovo, Russia's would-be Silicon Valley.Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive officer, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vikto Vekselberg, the president of the Skolkovo Fund on Monday, the software maker said.

November 2, 2010 by in Storage

VMware and Google set date for web development tools

VMware and Google set date for web development tools

VMware and Google are set to release three collaborative technology projects to speed application development.At the SpringOne 2GX developer conference on Thursday, the two companies announced that three of their collaborative projects will be available within two weeks.

October 22, 2010 by in Storage

CA Technologies extends reach of Automation Suite

CA Technologies extends reach of Automation Suite

IT management-software company CA Technologies extended its CA Automation Suite on Monday, releasing two new products for configuration and process automation of a company's IT infrastructure.CA Configuration Automation is a tool that maps and describes the IT equipment in a business, how all that gear is related, and what external services the systems talk to.

October 19, 2010 by in Storage

Hitachi hooks up Johnson Controls for batteries

Hitachi hooks up Johnson Controls for batteries

Global technology company Hitachi signed an agreement with automobile battery maker Johnson Controls on Monday to pool their efforts on batteries and other fields of advanced energy storage.Under the agreement the companies will work together on research and development, procurement, production, marketing, sales and standardisation on lithium-ion batteries and other energy storage technologies.

October 19, 2010 by in Storage

IBM plugs Power7 into CloudBurst

IBM plugs Power7 into CloudBurst

IBM extended the compatibility of its CloudBurst private cloud product on Wednesday by making it compatible with IBM's own proprietary Power7 systems.The CloudBurst products, launched in June 2009, are a set of integrated hardware, storage, virtualisation and networking products with built-in management systems for setting up private clouds.

October 15, 2010 by in Storage

Report doubles amount of US government datacentres

Report doubles amount of US government datacentres

The US federal government has twice the number of datacentres it originally thought it had, a public memorandum has shown.In February 2010, the federal government's chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, issued a memorandum that said it had 1,100 datacentres, up from 432 in 1998.

October 14, 2010 by in Storage

Webroot: Iranian distributes free Firefox password logger

Webroot: Iranian distributes free Firefox password logger

A freely available Trojan has been circulated that steals passwords stored within Firefox, Internet Explorer and the Windows Registry, security company Webroot reported last Wednesday.The Trojan, which Webroot named Trojan-PWS-Nslog, modified a core Firefox file — nsLoginManagerPrompter.

October 11, 2010 by in Storage

Yahoo announces major Swiss datacentre effort

Yahoo announces major Swiss datacentre effort

Yahoo has embarked on a major new datacentre project, the search and web service provider announced on Thursday.The datacentre, due to be based in Avenches, Switzerland, will see Yahoo redevelop a manufacturing packaging plant into a major European hub for the company.

October 7, 2010 by in Storage

Report: Some Android apps leak user data

Report: Some Android apps leak user data

A variety of popular applications for the Android mobile operating system have been found to reveal user data to advertisers, it was announced on Wednesday.The study, conducted by Intel Labs, Penn State and Duke University, used an application developed for the project named TaintDroid to analyse how private user information was obtained and released by apps downloaded to the Android phones.

September 30, 2010 by in Storage

Gmail gets opt-out feature for conversation view

Gmail gets opt-out feature for conversation view

Google on Wednesday announced that Gmail users are going to receive the option to turn the mail service's threaded conversational view off.Gmail currently amalgamates all the replies to a message into one single thread, which it calls a Conversation View.

September 29, 2010 by in Storage