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Cloud computing's utility future gets closer

November 16th, 2012

Existing utility markets include ones for water, electricity, gas and, to a degree, basic internet connectivity. A utility market occurs when an item has been commoditised to the point that it becomes very hard to differentiate on a technology basis, and instead companies distinguish themselves through different levels of service, availability and support. Read More ›

Compute Midwest: Joyent CTO Jason Hoffman On The Industrialization Of Mobile

November 15th, 2012

“We’re strip mining Mongolia so we can look at pictures of cats.” That was one of Jason Hoffman’s, the CTO of Joyent, first statements in his talk at Compute Midwest. It was a stark reminder that the internet is more than code on your mobile phone or laptop. It’s made of large centers of power that consume resources. Read More ›

IT's new battlegrounds in the cloud revolution

November 15th, 2012

As the cloud market matures, effects of scale lock the industry into dependence on a few large companies. In this latest industrial revolution, new entrants will face a tough fight. Read More ›

Winners in the cloud revolution

November 13th, 2012

The growth of cloud computing will affect the economic nature of the industry as much as its technology. The huge scale at which the hardware and software of the cloud operates is having a significant effect on not only the types of technology being used in the industry, but which companies stand to benefit from its rise. Read More ›

Light after blackouts: Amazon Web Services pushes into its ninth region

November 12th, 2012

With scattered reports of customer defections in the wake of major outages, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today that it has expanded to the Asia Pacific region after opening a new data center in Australia. AWS is a collection of web services that Amazon offers; the most well-known include Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. It’s the largest cloud computing provider in the world, but it faces heat from Rackspace, Microsoft Azure, and newcomers like Joyent. Read More ›

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