Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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AWS DynamoDB Adds JSON Support, Flex Scaling

AWS DynamoDB Adds JSON Support, Flex Scaling

Amazon Web Services is expanding its DynamoDB database service with document support along with flexible scaling of ...

Cloud Price War Resumes With Google Cuts

Cloud Price War Resumes With Google Cuts

Another week, another round of cloud computing price cuts. The latest comes from Google, which announced today ...

Ellison: Oracle’s Cloud Is Bigger Than You Think

Ellison: Oracle’s Cloud Is Bigger Than You Think

The main topic of conversation at the OpenWorld conference held by Oracle in San Francisco this week ...

Cisco Fleshes Out $1B Intercloud Strategy

Cisco Fleshes Out $1B Intercloud Strategy

Cisco Systems is investing $1 billion to help partners and customers speed adoption of its Intercloud Fabric ...

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October 9, 2014(0)
Amazon Web Services is expanding its DynamoDB database service with document support along with flexible scaling of larger items. It is also expanding the amount of database capacity available as part of AWS Free Tier. Specifically, AWS said it the enhancements will allow the storage of documents formatted with JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) as single DynamoDB items. The size ... Full article
October 1, 2014(0)
Another week, another round of cloud computing price cuts. The latest comes from Google, which announced today across-the-board 10 percent reductions in all Google Compute Engine instance types. The cuts include all regions and are effective immediately, Google said. Google said the price cuts reflect its philosophy that cloud computing, “the core of any cloud workload,” should be priced ...
September 30, 2014(0)
The main topic of conversation at the OpenWorld conference held by Oracle in San Francisco this week is the cloud. While Oracle co-founder and now executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison has famously mocked the idea of the cloud, the company has wholly embraced the idea now after an on-road conversion that ended not in Damascus, but at the ...
September 29, 2014(0)
Cisco Systems is investing $1 billion to help partners and customers speed adoption of its Intercloud Fabric technology. The investment is part of an expansion of the OpenStack-based interconnection technology to 30 new companies operating 250 datacenters in 50 countries, the networking giant said. The expanded list of datacenters would begin offering hybrid cloud services as Cisco begins shipping ...
September 25, 2014(0)
Rackspace Hosting has built two versions of its eponymous Private Cloud, the version of OpenStack that includes hardware and software that it either runs in its own facilities or plunks into your own datacenter and operates remotely. After nine months of crafting the third iteration of the Rackspace Private Cloud, Rackspace is ready to ship, and there are some ...
September 24, 2014(0)
Leveraging the “momentum” of its commercial platform-as-a-service, Red Hat says it is looking to expand its OpenShift Online service in Europe with a new hosting offering in Ireland. Red Hat is boasting rapid uptake of its OpenShift Online service since it was introduced in November 2011, including the launch of more than 2 million applications on the public PaaS. ...
September 23, 2014(0)
Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions unit is expanding connections to its private IP cloud interconnect service to include Amazon Web Services. Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service currently works with Microsoft Azure and Verizon Cloud. The addition of AWS connections is intended to help clients manage a multi-cloud environment that enables better application performance, dynamic bandwidth application along with improved quality ...
September 22, 2014(0)
A new report by the august Harvard Business Review and its corporate sponsor Verizon sings the praises of early adoption of technologies like cloud computing as the quickest path to business success. More than half (57 percent) of 672 business and technology leaders surveyed by HBR’s Analytic Services unit said they viewed IT as an investment that drives growth ...
September 19, 2014(0)
As the federal government stumbles toward cloud deployment, an industry watcher reckons that cloud computing nevertheless represents a healthy 5 percent of federal IT spending. The growth is being led by private cloud deployment. IDC Government Insights concludes in a report released this week that federal cloud spending in fiscal 2014 will exceed earlier predictions, climbing above $3 billion. ...
September 18, 2014(0)
For the past four months, Rackspace Hosting, one of the main driving forces behind the OpenStack cloud controller and Open Compute open source hardware, has been entertaining a number of future paths for the company, including being acquired by an unknown number of potential suitors. Earlier this week, Rackspace named a new CEO and got back to focusing on ...
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