Atos and IOC outline plans for cloud computing in 2016 Olympic Games
Calling for a common cloud architecture
By Kathy L. Grise
The overarching theme around cloud computing is truly ubiquitous and reaches across not just the computing industry and professionals, but really touches across academia, government, and industry, plus the average, general consumer.
A successful cloud implementation happens when it all functions effectively and is transparent to the user. The user should not have to worry about the where, how, or what behind the cloud. Issues like privacy, security, reliability, and...
Cloud computing: An important component of the physical infrastructure for smart cities
By Victor M. Larios
Today half of the world’s population is living in urban areas, and cities are growing their infrastructures and services to keep up. Traditionally city governments have different departments to oversee the metropolitan services for citizens; however, departments are not fully communicating their plans and actions, utilizing their services as independent entities. As a city grows, duplicated efforts and waste of resources emerge. In developing a smart city infrastructure, it is...
Rackspace plays to its strengths with new Managed Cloud offering
Rackspace has today announced a managed services offering called Managed Cloud which aims to give flexibility on managed services but with DIY-styled pricing.
The new Managed Cloud service offers two options: Managed Infrastructure, which offers what seems to be a standard 24x7 access to engineering support plus other features including architectural, security and launch guidance, and Managed Operations, which is essentially Rackspace managing the account 24x7.
Speaking to CloudTech, Rackspace VP technology and...
IBM’s tale of the tape sets new record for big data storage
Anyone who might have spotted a large order of champagne delivered to the Armonk area last night will now know why: IBM has just set a new record for the amount of big data stored on tape.
The Big Blue scientists have announced an eye-watering 85.9 billion bits of data per square inch on the latest tape, built from barium ferrite in conjunction with Fujitsu. This translates to 154 terabytes of uncompressed data on a standard LTO size cartridge – or, in non-tech terms, around 154 million books in one...
Step back in time: AT&T predicts the cloud in 1993
The concept of cloud computing, or running multiple computational systems on a network, is not a new one, of course. But it’s often fascinating to note the history of computing, from IBM’s 50th anniversary of the mainframe earlier this year to time-sharing on a CPU mainframe.
As a result, a video posted by renowned filmmaker David Hoffman has brought about a fascinating insight on AT&T’s vision of cloud computing as far back as 1993.
The path to good cloud architecture uses SOA
What does SOA bring to cloud computing? Most of those who design cloud architecture and build cloud-based systems don’t understand the answer to that question. However, certain patterns are emerging that prove SOA is a best practice to define good cloud architecture…even though it may not be called SOA.
Many enterprises are just tossing things out of the enterprise onto public and private clouds and...
How SAP is refining its big data strategy
Tony Baer, Principal Analyst, Software – Information Management
With SAP having focused on building up the HANA platform, it has been later to the game in articulating its Big Data strategy. Over the past few months, several important pieces fell into place. SAP announced the extension of Smart Data Access, its federated query technology, from Sybase to the HANA platform, and announced OEM deals with Hadoop platform providers Hortonworks and Intel.
This is still early days for both initiatives –...
3 reasons to love the bare metal cloud
When infrastructure-as-a-service is referenced, we are generally discussing virtual server offerings. Bare metal challenges that assumption, having become a major part of how hybrid clouds blend public, dedicated, and private virtual infrastructure.
Gathering Clouds’ contributor and cloud computing expert David Linthicum notes:...