Total Black Friday and Cyber Monday revenue: $11.5B Akamai published an article with their closing numbers on how their clients performed during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. All previous records were broken with $11.5B in total revenue for these days which means the anticipation that a record[...]
Verizon Will Offer Bot Protection Through Distil Networks Last week Verizon Digital Media Services and Distil Networks announced a partnership aimed at delivering bot protection services across Verizon’s Edgecast CDN. Verizon is expanding their current security portfolio which offers DDoS mitigation
Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) is behind the Internet's largest DDoS Attacks CPSC's mission is very clear - to protect consumers from injury by products. Inadvertently CPSC is playing a role in most of the largest DDoS attacks seen on the internet as stated by CloudFlare in their article.[...]
Concerns over cloud security are obviously among top priorities for anyone involved in cloud business or managing the migration of their applications to the cloud. The trend continued to rise dramatically after the NSA incident (the leaking of classified documents detailing the data collection[...]
Google Compute Engine: 1 million Requests per Second Google Compute Engine can now serve a million load-balanced requests per second, according to a recent announcement. "This number is 20 times greater than the throughput in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which served 125 million users in[...]
New In-Memory Databases: The Case of MemSQL Nikita Shamgunov and Eric Frenkiel that initially met at Facebook bootcamp are working on a new project, and a company of their own - MemSQL. MemSQL, that is said to mimic the Facebook machine, offers an in-memory database, and according to Wired, "it is[...]
OpenStack - What Will It Become? With the OpenStack Summit just finished, David Linthicum comments on the state of the OpenStack: "While OpenStack clearly has the momentum, it’s not seeing a large number of installations yet, certainly not up to the levels of AWS and VMWare." OpenStack is an[...]
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