Verizon launches new built-from-scratch enterprise cloud

  photo: Jordan Novet SUMMARY:New Verizon Cloud, parlaying CloudStack and Xen, promises easy movement of VMware workloads, the end of the noisy-neighbor … pretty much cloud nirvana. Now comes the hard part: winning users. Verizon isn’t the first name that comes to mind when you think of enterprise cloud, but it’s fielded respectable, mostly VMware-based ...

New Verizon Cloud turns to AMD SeaMicro servers to do the heavy lifting

  SUMMARY:AMD SeaMicro SM15000 servers will power Verizon’s ambitious new enterprise cloud. This is more bad news for the traditional big server vendors who are seeing market share eaten away by “no name” boxes. You know that brand new enterprise cloud Verizon announced last week? Well, it ain’t gonna run on the usual “name-brand” servers. Instead ...

512MB For All!

We all like nice surprises and the best sort of surprise is getting more than you bargained for! Today we are pleased to announce a FREE upgrade of all nodes to 512MB across all of our clouds, for you, our valued customers. To activate this entirely free upgrade, just log in to the client area ...

VMware and the one question that matters most in cloud marketing

  photo: Derrick Harris SUMMARY:James Urquhart examines the different technology concerns between developers and traditional IT buyers and how that affects their cloud-buying behavior. While VMware has a strong position right now, he argues, it might not last. I wrote in July about how cloud computing isn’t the same for every enterprise, and the true implications of ...

Flash storage: Everything it’s cracked up to be, and probably unnecessary

photo: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com SUMMARY:EqualLogic and now DataGravity Co-founder Paula Long is very smart about storage technology. Right now, she’s looking at things like flash and cloud storage with a skeptical eye. They’re valuable and will become more valuable, she says, but only when they’re done right. Paula Long is no novice when it ...

Building a Data Platform for Hybrid Clouds

If you work in IT in 2013, you work for an IT service provider. It may not feel that way to the majority of IT professionals yet, but it does now to CIOs. The past few years of “which cloud” debates – public, private, Amazon, Azure, SaaS – have settled into the Hybrid Cloud model. ...

What to know when choosing database as a service

This report underwitten by: Clustrix In the past couple of years, we’ve seen more innovation in the SQL database management system (DBMS) category than in the 30-plus years since commercial products became available. The past decade’s web 2.0 sites have mostly driven this innovation, which looks to bridge some of the gap between NoSQL DBMS ...

Microsoft gooses Azure security with multifactor authentication

SUMMARY:Two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security — and another step — to accessing your data on the Windows Azure cloud. Microsoft checked off another checklist item for Windows Azure when it turned on multifactor authentication on Thursday. Multifactor authentication requires that a user put in her password or code as the first step ...

Tracert Between Australian Node and Japanese Node

Tracert Between Australian Node and Japanese Node
      For Network testing purposes between our Australian and Japan VPS nodes we have performed a Tracert above. You can view our VPS Server options and pricing here.

REST Hooks and the real-time web

  photo: Shutterstock / Lightspring SUMMARY:Users have grown accustomed to a real-time web, but now they want an easier-to-implement real-time integration between web services. REST Hooks seems to be the emerging standard for such integration. Much has been written about the “real-time” web. Yet, depending on who you talk to, it either happened years ago or ...