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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VeriSign informs about site safety through search engines

VeriSign informs about site safety through search engines

VeriSign SSL customers can now receive visual warnings about site safety from their search engine, and have their site crawled every 24 hours for exploits by VeriSign's internet drones.But the schemes are restricted to new and existing Verisign SSL customers - there is no free component.

July 21, 2010 by in Storage

Google signals datacentre doubling

Google signals datacentre doubling

Google may be ramping up spending on datacentres, though whether the money is going on new sites or upgrading existing ones is unknown.In Google's quarter two financial results (Q2 2010) the search titan disclosed that it had made $476m (£312m) in capital expenditures, the "majority of which was related to IT infrastructure investments, including datacentres, servers and networking equipment.

July 20, 2010 by in Storage

IBM launches cloud centre

IBM launches cloud centre

IBM has launched a dedicated cloud-services centre in Ehningen, Germany.The datacentre add-on, which will host a range of cloud-geared technology platforms, shares its town with IBM's largest European datacentre.

July 19, 2010 by in Storage

Google testing multiple account sign-ins

Google testing multiple account sign-ins

Google may be in the process of testing multiple account sign-ins within a sole browser, a screenshot has indicated.The screenshot surfaced on the unofficial and unendorsed Google Operating System blog on Wednesday.

July 16, 2010 by in Storage

Microsoft and NASA digitise Mars

Microsoft and NASA digitise Mars

Users can now view Mars in 3D, it has been announced.On Tuesday Microsoft said that the general public can now view 3D renderings of the surface of Mars via its WorldWide Telescope.

July 13, 2010 by in Storage

Paying Spotify users gain Linux capacity

Paying Spotify users gain Linux capacity

Spotify announced on Monday that its music streaming application has come to Linux.But, according to the blog post that announced the move, because Spotify "haven't found a reliable way to display ads," the Linux version is available only to Spotify Premium subscribers, who pay £9.

July 12, 2010 by in Storage