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Wired: Where in the World Is Google Building Servers?

July 6th, 2012

By Cade Metz Though few realize it, Google is now one of the world’s largest hardware makers. Since 2000, the company has designed the computer servers that underpin its empire of online services, including Google Search, Gmail, and Google Docs, and since 2005, according to one former employee, it has also designed the networking equipment that connects these servers. For years, the company kept all this very quiet, seeing its hardware design efforts as perhaps its most significant… Read More ›

MarketPlace Radio: Competition heads for the cloud

July 2nd, 2012

Queena Kim    Listen to the radio story: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/competition-heads-cloud Tess Vigeland: So I went to post on Instagram Friday night -- a photo of the beautiful Pasadena city hall building at night -- and I got this error message. So did everybody else who uses Instagram, Netflix or Pinterest. What mayhem was this? A storm. Which, by the way, caused all kinds of untold actual damage, as well as the horror of not being able to post pictures of what… Read More ›

GigaOm: Latest outage raises more questions about Amazon cloud

June 30th, 2012

Barb Darrow   6/30/12 Massive thunderstorms notwithstanding, the fact that Amazon’s U.S. East data center went down again Friday night while other cloud services hosted in the same area kept running raises anew questions about whether Amazon is suffering architectural glitches that go beyond acts of God. While most Amazon services were back up Saturday morning, the company was still working on provisioning the backlog for its ELB load balancers as of 5:31 p.m. eastern time, according… Read More ›

TechCloud9: Guarding BYOD in the enterprise

June 25th, 2012

Martin Banks Some people call it Bring Your Own Device, and some Bring Your Own System. But whether you opt for BYOD or BYOS, the end result is the same: the growing need to oblige organisations around the world to embrace the BYOD/BYOS approach, and allow personal smartphones and tablets to access business applications and private corporate data. And let's face it, the move makes a great deal of sense. Not only do staff get to use tools they are familiar with – and it is quite likely the… Read More ›

Fixmo and Joyent Bring BYOD Security, Management and Compliance to the Cloud

June 22nd, 2012

Partnership Enables Organizations to Secure, Manage and Monitor BYOD Deployments using Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure GigaOM STRUCTURE, SAN FRANCISCO—June 20, 2012 —Fixmo, the mobile risk management (MRM) company, and Joyent, the cloud infrastructure performance company, today unveiled a partnership to deliver cloud-based mobile security and corporate data protection solutions to enable secure, managed and compliant bring-your-own-device (BYOD) deployments in a… Read More ›

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