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AWS alternatives: What else is there but Amazon Web Services?

July 25th, 2013

Joyent is another AWS alternative with an additional option that many businesses may prefer. It has customized machines and calls them appliances. The company's customized machines can often outperform most other servers when executing typical tasks such as Web page requests and data return. Joyent uses SmartOS -- a derivative of the Solaris system. If you really loved the old Solaris system, Joyent's custom-built machines may be your best bet. Many reviews claim the Joyent system provides… Read More ›

That NSA data center was never going to store a yottabyte of our data

July 25th, 2013

While the Utah data center could play a key role in the operation of the NSA’s PRISM program after it opens at the end of September, it has gotten a lot more attention since PRISM was first discovered earlier this year, and since then it has become a sort of symbol for the fears some companies have that the data they store in certain clouds could get sucked up into the NSA’s hands. My colleague David Meyer will be digging into this subject with Jason Hoffman, the chief technology officer at… Read More ›

How legacy players can win the European market

July 24th, 2013

Dell’s shareholders are holding off on taking the company off the public market. As a cloud provider, Dell has adopted first OpenStack for its private cloud offering and then a cloud brokerage tactic by packaging offerings from Joyent, ScaleMatrix and ZeroLag. Nnamdi Orakwue, Dell’s VP of cloud, will discuss the reception of the two-pronged strategy and his experiences from the world of Dell in transition. Read More ›

Where SDN and DevOps tools meet

July 23rd, 2013

As SDN takes hold, engineers will design networks that are subservient to the application and that provide "app-centric visibility, management, automation, provisioning and orchestration," he said. In this new scenario, software interacts with and automatically modifies the network layer, said Ben Rockwood, director of cloud operations at San Francisco-based cloud service and infrastructure provider Joyent. "VM A wants to connect with network B, and the software enables that to happen… Read More ›

Don't Tell Them its REST

July 19th, 2013

The subject of API security raises some debate. Halliday and Shaw feel that new security protocols such as OAuth have become a drag on the original excitement of consuming APIs with command line tools such as curl. However Cavage counters that security must align with the value of the API you are protecting and that HTTP basic authentication is often not sufficient. Cavage introduces HTTP Signatures which he says is better than passwords but "easier than the other [protocols]". HTTP Signatures… Read More ›

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