The cloud is a wonderful thing, allowing us to backup files to remote servers for just pennies a month. But what happens when something goes awry and your backups start sucking up huge amounts of bandwidth? It’s not pretty, especially when you have a usage cap. Read more »
Dave Wright, who founded the Amazon S3-based Jungledisk storage service, is back in the entrepreneurial saddle with today’s launch of the cloud-focused SolidFire. It’s building a scale-out block storage offering, which will try to address the growing and vexing problem of storing virtual machine images. Read more »
The growing ubiquity of the Internet is having a major influence on the video and software industries, which are using it to enable delivery of their products online.
Advanced infrastructures are required to deliver those contents efficiently. The Internet has been built on a best-effort model, but ... Read more at GigaOM Pro »
Joyent, a Sausalito, Calif.-based startup that began as a hosting service company with designs on web applications, has decided to sell off two of its services — BingoDisk and Strongspace — to ExpanDrive. Joyent is now transitioning towards becoming a “cloud services” provider focusing on web […] Read more »