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Netflix stores the master copy of its data in the cloud, and the company’s director of architecture Adrian Cockcroft thinks that startups should do the same thing. Cockcroft shared some of Netflix’s experiences with AWS as part of a guru panel at GigaOM’s Structure conference. Read more »

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Kevin Timmons CyrusOne, Jason Mendenhall Switch, Scott Davis DuPont Fabros Technology, Tate Cantrell Verne Global Structure 2012
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Data center operators are looking to differentiate themselves on efficiency and geography, says Kevin Timmons, the CTO of co-location data center operator CyrusOne, at GigaOM’s Structure event on Thursday. Read more »

Vivek Kunda Structure 2012
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When Vivek Kundra walked into the White House as the first Chief Information Officer for the federal government, his new staff handed him a stack of PDF documents representing more than $27 billion in IT spending projects that were over budget. Kundra, who recently joined […] Read more »

Satya Nadella Microsoft Structure 2012
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Microsoft plans to bring big data to the little guy, said Satya Nadella, the executive directing the company’s gigantic Windows Azure cloud effort. It’s backend work with Hadoop is a big piece, but the linkage to Excel will bring big data to the masses. Read more »

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Facebook is boosting its edge network with its own servers to speed the delivery of its photos according to Frank Frankovsky, a VP at the social networking company. Frankovsky outed his plans onstage at the structure 2012 event and explained how he hopes to scale. Read more »

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Debra Chrapaty Zynga Structure 2012
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Switching its cloud computing infrastructure from Amazon to its own optimized data center has resulted in far greater efficiency and performance for the social gaming company, its CIO, Debra Chrapaty, told GigaOM Structure 2012 Wednesday. But the technologies needed to optimize power consumption still need improvement. Read more »

Lew Tucker Cisco, Serban Simu Aspera, Haseeb Budhani Infineta Systems
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As datasets get fatter and cumbersome, it’s becoming harder to move them around. Even the fattest pipes look like cocktail straws when you’re talking about petabyte databases. It’s getting more and more difficult to move these massive troves of data to the applications that use them. Read more »

Byron Sebastian Adam Bosworth Keas Structure 2012
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Keas co-founder and former Google VP of product management Adam Bosworth knows a thing or two about building software-as-a-service applications, and he’s convinced that anyone not doing so atop a platform-as-a-service framework either will be doing so soon or will likely have an inferior product. Read more »

Jason Waxman Intel Structure 2012
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The number of servers in the cloud continues to grow, but should those servers use brawny cores filled with raw power or lightweight wimpy cores? Infrastructure planning requires both, says Jason Waxman from Intel: As the cloud to evolves, a wide range of chips are needed. Read more »

Sundar Pichai Google Structure 2012
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Google is planning to make a significant push into both the consumer market and especially the enterprise market with its Chromebook cloud-based laptops, according to Sundar Pichai. The Chrome VP told GigaOM Structure attendees that Google Apps have opened the door to the cloud. Read more »

Werner Vogels, CTO and VP, Amazon Structure 2012
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It’s been five years since Amazon CTO Werner Vogels first sat on the GigaOM Structure stage with Om. Instead of looking back, in their short chat they looked ahead at where the cloud industry and the major players would find themselves in the next five years. Read more »


Forget the ideas of virtual desktops and desktop hypervisors to separate employees’ work lives from their personal lives. Bromium, the latest company from Xen creators Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt, creates isolated instances on computer processors that keep code from going where it’s not wanted. Read more »


As we move into the age of webscale and cloud computing the traditional data center architecture is blowing apart, according to execs of startups that have built new kinds of disruptive data center gear and software at the Structure conference on Wednesday in San Francisco. Read more »

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It’s clear the cloud has arrived: but what impact will it continue to make on tech companies that help businesses across the world continue to reap the benefits of this historic shift? Today and tomorrow at Structure 2012, we’ll host a discussion about these vital issues, Read more »

Lew Moorman (Rackspace), Dries Buytaert (Acquia), John Dillon (Engine Yard), Marten Mickos (Eucalyptus Systems) - Structure 2011

Lew Moorman, president of Rackspace, said cloud providers that clone Amazon APIs miss the point of true cloud interoperability. Eucalyptus and other cloud providers clearly disagree. The debate will doubtless rage on this week at the GigaOM Structure conference. Read more »

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GigaOM’s Structure event this week reminds me of the well-documented relationship between economic crises and technological innovation: Hard times bring out the best in entrepreneurs, precipitating a creative destruction that resets the technology infrastructure and transforms business. From my vantage point here in the Silicon Valley, […] Read more »


Enterprise cloud storage player Panzura will use $15 million in new Series C funding to expand its global sales force and build both marketing and sales worldwide, says CEO Randy Chou. This round, led by Opus Capital, brings total funding to $33 million. Read more »

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