The new OpenPower Foundation sanctioned Power S824L server comes loaded with IBM’s POWER8 processor and Nvidia’s GPU accelerator and will be aimed at the webscale crowd.
This isn’t your daddy’s, um, GoDaddy. The company is overhauling its technology platform in a mission to be a sort of Robin Hood for the world’s small businesses. It will take technology from the largest companies and bring it to the small ones.
When it comes to cloud services, webscale companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Tencent, and Baidu have an infrastructure advantage, which in turn allows them to sell cloud services to others. What does lack of such giants mean for Europe and European cloud ambitions?
Free from the scrutiny of public markets, Dell should let its freak flag fly and take some real risks to distinguish itself from the server-vendor pack. I think that means doubling down on next-generation software and server design.
A hardware-oriented hackathon at the Open Compute Summit on Wednesday could become a model for similar events on college campuses.
Drawn to Scale’s Spire database is meant to be all things to all people — it combines Hadoop, HBase and SQL to provide a fast, scalable, robust experience — and now it has integrated with MapR’s Hadoop distribution. It’s no surprise the young company already claims big customers.
The Open Compute Project is a coup by the buyers of servers to take control of their hardware destiny, but wisely it’s also leaving the vendors enough room to make a business for themselves. The nature of IT is changing. Here’s how companies adapt.
At its third summit, the Open Compute Project is adding new partners, showing off cool use cases and adding new technologies. And surprisingly, it’s being done in a way that will enable hardware vendors to hold onto some of their margins and still deliver innovations.
The concept of webscale computing gets a lot of attention thanks to the impressive scope of operations at companies like Google and Facebook, but one could argue there’s an even more-impressive tier of IT infrastructure: bank-scale. Here’s what scalbility means at Citigroup.
Drawn to Scale, a two-year-old startup focused on making SQL ready for the world of big data by combining it with Hadoop, has raised an initial funding round of $925,000. Its product, Spire, utilizes Hadoop to increase scalability and reduce latency across large data sets.
Cloud computing consultancy Cloudscaling is realigning its business around the open-source OpenStack framework, and it has a message for the world: If you want to use open-source software but operate like Amazon Web Services, we’re your man.
Luxtera has developed an optical chip for the data center market that can achieve speeds of more than 100 gigabits per second. That’s the same speed delivered by long-haul networks under the sea, but now harnessed to move big data and deliver cloud computing.
Today there are two primary players making the brains inside servers. But that’s about to change if ARM adding 64-bit processing to it’s cores has the impact the chip IP licensing firm is hoping for. It usher in more innovation, and chips that cost less.
NSN today laid out a new architecture for mobile networks that brings concepts such automation and elasticity from webscale and cloud computing to mobile broadband as network engineers at carriers face the challenge of scaling their infrastructure to serve billions of endpoints.
A day after Twitter experienced its “CNN moment,” John Adams , the messaging service’s operations engineer, posted a nice slide show on how the company has scaled and the tools it uses. Entitled, “Talk Cloudy to Me” the slide show reviews old insights and offers new ones.
Seagate today agreed to buy Samsung’s hard drive business in a deal valued at $1.375 billion in a deal that highlights how broadband adoption, the cloud and mobility are changing the dynamics of the storage industry.
Facebook’s Open Compute Project has been characterized as revolutionary, a giant push that will propel server design into the future now, but what if it isn’t actually all that meaningful? What if it’s just a cool, but niche project that won’t catch on outside Facebook?
Both corporate IT and web operations geeks matter greatly to you if you are building a technology start-up because these are your customers but, depending on what you are building, you may not be able to or want to span web/corporate IT divide in version 1.0.
Google revamped its search indexing methodology this week, which was quickly eclipsed by the chatter about background images on its home page. But those images were a red herring distracting us from technology changes that could influence those delivering the real-time web for years to come.