All computing isn’t equal: Here are the four types

Despite the idea that a server is a server, the needs of different computing customers differ widely. For those thinking about selling infrastructure, software or even services understanding the difference in computing and IT styles will help you hone your pitch and find your buyer.

Ericsson takes its fight against Samsung to the ITC

Ericsson is exercising all its options in its ongoing patent dispute with Samsung. Last week it sued the Korean handset and infrastructure vendor after the two failed to reach a technology cross-licensing agreement. Now Ericsson is seeking to ban Samsung’s products from the U.S.

For Facebook infrastructure concerns loom large

Beneath all the Zynga games, likes, personal timelines and pokes, Facebook’s business relies on fast, reliable infrastructure. And concerns about that underlying figure heavily in the risks it faces as it goes public, according to its S-1 filing.

Nirvanix grabs data center talent from Google

Paul Froutan, formerly head of global data center infrastructure at Google, is joining cloud-storage pioneer Nirvanix as CTO. The addition will almost certainly improve Nirvanix’s ability to deliver its services, but the larger-scale news is yet another public defection from Google.

It’s not about shared vs. dedicated. It’s about the application

Enterprise users have different reasons and preferences for deciding between shared and dedicated resources in the cloud. But most shouldn’t be making those decisions based on the infrastructure, but based on the application that they’re trying to run, execs at GigaOM’s Structure conference said.

Ubiquiti Networks IPO shows infrastructure market heating up

Ubiquiti, the wireless technology provider, filed IPO paperwork with the SEC recently, following hot on the heels of the Boingo and Fusion-io IPOs. Though VCs, including Sequoia’s Michael Goguen, are bullish on the activity in infrastructure, it’s too soon to say how it will pan out.

Structure 2011 live coverage

After years of debating what cloud computing really is, we’re finally starting to get a clearer picture. Today and tomorrow at Structure 2011, we’ll look at how the cloud landscape is shaping up. Click here to watch the live stream.

The Hurdles for Moving Big Data ‘Round the World

Underlying all the useful applications, like Hadoop, that have emerged out of the big data ecosystem, there’s a fundamental assumption: The data that companies want will be able to be accessed when companies want and need it, explained Michelle Munson, CEO and co-founder of Aspera.

Big Data, ARM and Legal Concerns on the Rise in Q4

Some might call this past quarter in infrastructure transformative. The rise of ARM-based processing suggests the days of x86 dominance are numbered, while the Amazon Web Services-WikiLeaks controversy cast light on cloud computing’s legal aspects, and big data got bigger as the Hadoop ecosystem expanded.

Why the Future of Storage Looks Bright

A new GigaOM Pro report from Analytico’s Tom Trainer, “The Future of Data Center Storage” (subscription required), could not have come at…

Platform Brings Big-Business Grid Rep to the Cloud

Enterprise-grade private cloud computing could take a big step forward with the introduction of Platform Computing’s new cloud management software, Platform ISF.…

Cloud Computing Poised for Post-Recession Boom

[qi:gigaom_icon_cloud-computing] As 2009 kicked off, pundits were adamant that the dismal state of the economy would drive suddenly cost-conscious enterprise IT departments…

Cisco Helps Carriers Build a Cloud

Cisco (s csco) today announced its Unified Service Delivery (USD) strategy, which connects the data center with IP Next-Generations Networks (NGNs) to…

Google's Infrastructure is its Strategic Advantage

Just like Dell used its supply chain to keep ahead of the competition, Google is using its infrastructure to constantly increase its web presence. Building its own network, data centers, servers and more recently are part of Google’s larger plan to use its infrastructure as a strategic advantage. (Full report after the fold)