That 3D-TV Rush? Don’t Hold Your Breath

The idea that 3-D content is going to become widespread within the next few years thanks to Hollywood and sporting events isn't likely, according to Paul Sagan, the CEO of Akamai. He said he's more concerned about mobile traffic than 3-D traffic at this point.…

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Structure 2010: Intel vs. the Homogeneous Cloud

Hey guys, we should really work together, was Intel's message at Structure 2010 in San Francisco, where GM of high density computing Jason Waxman correctly identified himself as the elephant in the room (something at least one panelist had called Intel earlier in the conference).…

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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: 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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