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Promising to remake cloud databases for web scale

April 9th, 2013

However, Rugg explained, there’s a big difference between these options and what ParElastic does. Namely, while NoSQL and NewSQL options require deploying an entirely new database and likely rewriting some application code, ParElastic’s software just overlays customers’ existing cloud databases. Rugg said about half of its early users are running standard MySQL versions on Amazon Web Services, while the rest are spread across cloud providers such as Rackspace, Joyent and LiquidWeb. Read More ›

Flexiant to push its cloud orchestration tools

April 4th, 2013

Flexiant’s Cloud Orchestrator suite is aimed at service providers, mostly telcos, who want to become infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) wholesalers with minimal effort. The company’s biggest rivals are probably VMware and Citrix, althoughOnApp and Joyent also play in the same space to varying degrees. Read More ›

EMC, VMware Love Child Pivotal Poses Challenge to AWS

April 2nd, 2013

Pivotal's project management tool, Pivotal Tracker, is currently used by about 250,000 developers around the world. EMC has continued to invest in Pivotal Tracker to build out its capabilities, and now it believes Pivotal is ready to challenge the big guys in the Web services space. This not only means AWS, of course, but other established players such as Rackspace, GoGrid, Joyent, Microsoft Azure, IBM BlueCloud, Dell Cloud and HP Cloud. Read More ›

Just what is Oracle going to plop out as its golden storage egg?

April 2nd, 2013

ZFS is a RAID-using file system that's facing competition from object storage technology. Suppliers such as Amplidata (OEM'd by Quantum), Dell (Caringo), HDS, NetApp with StorageGRID, and Scality are beating the object technology drum, and Joyent has a cloud object storage service. Oracle has no object storage capability. Read More ›

Amazon adds crypto modules to AWS cloud

March 27th, 2013

El Reg is not aware of any of Amazon's competitors offering a similar service. When asked for comment on the launch, Google declined, and Microsoft and Rackspace didn't get back to us by press time. Joyent pointed to its ongoing collaboration with Estonian researchers to implement cryptographic hash functions within its own cloud as its way of reassuring enterprises. Read More ›


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