Microsoft Acquires Cloud Billing Startup Cloudyn Last week Microsoft finalized the acquisition of Cloudyn for an undisclosed fee somewhere between $50 mil and $70 mil. The new arrival in the Microsoft family is probably going to be used to handle cloud cost management services.
The term Internet of Things (IoT) is used to denote advanced connectivity of devices, systems and services that goes beyond the traditional machine-to-machine (M2M) and covers a variety of protocols, domains and applications. It's a network of physical objects accessed through the Internet, as[...]
Amazon cloud turns 8 Ten years ago in March, Amazon launched its first Internet storage service S3, and today AWS is dominating the cloud market and is even used to build CIA's enormous secret cloud storage in a contract worth $600 million over 10 years. Amazon Web Service is now an "IT juggernaut"[...]
Apple builds its own CDN? Apple is reportedly building its own CDN capability, according to Dan Rayburn, a long-time CDN expert and EVP of Streaming Media. This could disturb CDN providers such as Akamai or Level3. Building its own CDN, however, would help Apple manage its growing iCloud service[...]
Silicon Angle: 20 Cloud Computing Statistics every CIO should Know Silicon Angle compiled 20 statistics that every CIO should look to store in their memory for future reference or for ground to stand on when bringing a cloud proposal to the rest of their executive teams. By 2015, end-user spending[...]
Selected reading: Delivery drones, welcome? Yes, drones from Amazon have been all over the news with the company unveiling their Prime Air model drones and their plan to deliver Amazon packages with drones in 5 years time. Nonsense or not, other companies are also doing research on how to harness[...]
Welcome Amazon WorkSpaces Desktop as a Service Amazon web services introduced Amazon Workspaces, a fully managed desktop computing service in the cloud. "Amazon WorkSpaces allows customers to easily provision cloud-based desktops that allow end-users to access the documents, applications and[...]
Adobe Breach Exposed over 38 Million Users! The theft of source code for Adobe Acrobat, Cold Fusion and similar products happened earlier in the month. This came as possibly the biggest compromise of a software vendor’s security since the RSA Security stolen token meltdown. "Well, it’s worse than[...]
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[...]
Understanding Data: Bytes Sized Information is Beautiful Studio has made an infographic for BBC Future comparing megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes, petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and even yottabytes of data to analogue content in books, biological data and data encoded in our cells. It serves as a[...]
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