Structure 2010: Is There a Hybrid Cloud in Your Future?

There are public clouds like Amazon's EC2, and private clouds run behind firewalls, but some networking experts believe the big opportunity for infrastructure companies and service providers in the future will be finding ways of blending the private and public, or creating bridges between the two.…

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Structure 2010: How Does a Company Scale in Real Time?

Network engineers from Yahoo, Facebook, PayPal and Zynga said that startups and other companies need to think about how they are going to scale their infrastructure as they grow. However, they also said companies need to recognize their predictions will probably turn out to be wrong.…

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Structure 2010: Latency Still a Problem For the Cloud

The growth in bandwidth and cloud computing makes it easier to handle the massive amounts of data the world is producing every day, but latency -- the lag in transferring that information across large networks -- is still an issue, networking experts said at Structure today.…

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Structure 2010: 5 Signs You Have Big Data

Data -- massive amounts of it -- are emerging more quickly than ever before thanks to always-on networks and sensors, and companies are increasingly turning to new tools to help make sense of it. But how do you know if your company has hit "big data?"…

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Structure 2010: The Future of SQL in the Cloud

Does the rise of cloud computing mean that traditional SQL databases and solutions are dead, or dying? Not according to a panel of database companies at the Structure conference. Although the "noSQL" movement is gaining steam, most agreed there is still a place for traditional SQL.…

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Structure 2010 Live Stream: Day 2

The GigaOM Network is at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco again today hosting our annual cloud computing-focused conference, Structure. Our live stream of the keynotes, panels and presentations starts at 8 a.m. Enjoy the show!…

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Structure 2010 LaunchPad: CloudSwitch Wins!

At Structure this afternoon, 11 LaunchPad companies had just four minutes to present its business to a panel of three judges from the venture capital industry and the audience. CloudSwitch won the judges' vote as well as the audience choice.…

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Jungledisk Founder Launches New Startup, SolidFire

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.…

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Structure 2010: What Are VCs Looking for in the Cloud?

There have already been 33 cloud-computing related deals close so far this year. So for entrepreneurs hoping to win the next venture capital investments in the cloud, partners from Redpoint Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Accel Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners and GGV Capital offered some advice.…

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Structure 2010: The Quest for Exascale Computing Power

Supercomputer experts, including the chief information officer of NASA's Ames Research Center and a computer strategist for the U.S. Army's research and development center, said that scientists are still working towards developing an "exascale" computer -- one that can do a million trillion calculations per second.…

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Structure 2010: Measure the Cloud, Manage the Cloud

As the use of cloud computing grows, this issue emerges: mo' servers in the cloud, mo' problems. That's one of the reasons why cloud computing users are increasingly relying on more sophisticated analytics to fine-tune the way the systems are working.…

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Structure 2010: Amazon's CTO Says the Cloud Has Arrived

Werner Vogels, Amazon's chief technology officer, said at GigaOM's Structure conference that the biggest change in cloud computing over the past year is that "we went from talk to action." Instead of just thinking about implementing cloud solutions, companies are rolling them out aggressively, he said.…

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