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Big data is best processed via distributed computing frameworks (i.e. utilising a cluster of computing nodes) using tool such as Hadoop MapReduce and MPI.
By Abraham Alawi | 27 November, 2014 11:31
Who would you trust more to fix your car, a licensed mechanic or a guy who once saw someone do an oil change? The choice should be simple. But surprisingly, the debate over trusting an expert versus someone who claims to be an expert happens every day across all industries, so it shouldn't be shocking that the debate rages in the cloud, too.
By By Adam Stewart, vice president of engineering, Autotask | 27 November, 2014 03:44
Service Level Agreements (SLA) serve as a roadmap and a warranty for cloud services offerings. All cloud providers offer standard, one-size-fits-all SLAs that cover availably, performance, security, disaster recovery, response times, compliance and termination. This may be adequate for pure cloud applications, however standard SLAs fall short when it comes to hybrid cloud deployments.
By By Gina Murphy, Executive Vice President, TriCore Solutions | 27 November, 2014 03:15
European CIOs looking to integrate applications across public and private Clouds will soon have a new option with a data orchestration service from Deutsche Telekom and Informatica.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 26 November, 2014 05:22
Bill Hilf, Senior Vice President of Product and Service Management for HP Cloud, brings an interesting perspective to his job given his former role as General Manager of Product Management for Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix and Senior Editor Brandon Butler got Hilf on the line for his big picture view of the importance of OpenStack, why HP recently acquired Eucalyptus, the impetus to compete on price, and the various cloud delivery options customers are pursuing.
By John Dix, Brandon Butler | 26 November, 2014 02:58
With mobile devices rapidly becoming the tools of choice for enterprise work, IBM wants to help IT departments make sure they can serve all users.
By Stephen Lawson | 25 November, 2014 16:03
Like some of its major competitors, would Amazon Web ever offer an on-premises private cloud management software?
By Brandon Butler | 25 November, 2014 07:35
In search of agility and low overhead, companies are putting as many applications as practical in the cloud. But the resulting hybrid IT environments, where certain applications remain on-premise for security or other reasons, can result in data integration issues that reduce efficiency drags and hamper agility.
By By Hatim Shafique and Brian Hoyt | 25 November, 2014 03:21
It may be a minnow in a market of whales, but Finnish cloud service company UpCloud is hoping that improving its storage performance and adding datacenter capacity in Chicago will make customers take a look.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 November, 2014 04:00
Some fairly large Internet services are pressing into production Facebook's open-source PHP runtime engine after being impressed with the performance metrics for the alternative to the ubiquitous open-source PHP package used across the Web.
By Joab Jackson | 21 November, 2014 09:07
A service interruption on Azure storage services late Tuesday was caused by Microsoft's attempts to roll out a performance update that had been earlier tested for several weeks.
By John Ribeiro | 20 November, 2014 15:29
Microsoft on Monday promised that Office 365 ProPlus subscribers would have access to OneDrive for Business, the company's enterprise-grade cloud storage service, by the end of January 2015.
By Gregg Keizer | 19 November, 2014 01:10
As Office 365 continues to gain customers, migration tools to help them move into the cloud are becoming more popular. SkyKick already has a comprehensive service that consultants and resellers can use to manage all the steps of a migration, from estimating licence costs and choosing from the many different Office 365 plans to tracking down PST files on user PCs and moving data from file shares and old email systems into the cloud.
By Mary Branscombe | 19 November, 2014 00:02
In this White Paper, IDC offers up some quantifiable benefits that Asian enterprises have observed as a result of deploying backup and recovery solutions. · Many enterprises are finding that the backup and recovery processes and technologies that they have implemented have not kept pace with the demands of the business · IDC identifies how organizations can experience savings and improvements from the deployment of different types of technologies · The benefits fall into three categories: storage environment cost savings; end-user productivity enhancements; and IT staff productivity optimization
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