Here is today’s top tech news.
It’s a happy day for all you Android hackers out there, AOKP has released
their first (official) code for Jelly Bean - while there have been
“nightlies” for a while, the first release is the best. If you have a
rooted Android device, head over to AOKP to check out what they have to offer
Glacier is here to make your data storage worries a thing of the past
Amazon announces “Glacier” - which they call a ‘secure, reliable and
extremely low cost storage solution.’ Amazon claims that this data service
will be excellent for rarely accessed data, and offer costs as low as 1
penny/GB/month. Via TechCrunch, more here. Verizon blocking vacations in
September for the iPhone 5 - this report, from Droid-Life, has VZW employees
reported that they are not allowed vacation in the second half of September
to get ready for the glut of customers... (more)
Early Bird Savings at Cloud Expo
This week, Amazon took a step with EC2 that many had long anticipated: They
announced spot pricing for cloud compute instances. EC2 customers can now
name their own price, and Amazon will bring compute instances up at variable
discount prices according to these "bids". This complements their March 2009
move at the other end of the spectrum, extra-cost reserved instances. This
evolution of the cloud compute market was predicted by many, but Amazon
deserves credit for making it happen.
The obvious next question is whether spot pricing can work for c... (more)
Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term disk storage, today
announced that Franklin Synergy Bank is ensuring simple, reliable and
cost-efficient data recovery using Nexsan SATABoy™ storage systems as the
hardware foundation for its disk-based backup and recovery environment. Using
Nexsan AutoMAID™-enabled SATABoy disk storage, the successful independent
bank ensures fast data recovery while reducing storage system energy
Opened in November of 2007, Franklin Synergy Bank located in Franklin, TN is
a unique establishment bringing a combination of tr... (more)
Many in the IT industry seem to enjoy arguing exactly what does and does not
constitute a cloud service. As I mentioned in my post on the controversy over
private cloud services, I do not feel that these arguments are productive. We
should focus on results and business value instead of arguing about
semantics. However, the current crop of cloud storage solutions have many
important differences from traditional SAN and NAS storage, something that
seems to surprise many end users I meet. Cloud storage capacity is not your
fathers blocks and files!
Primary, Secondary, and Tiered St... (more)
Perhaps by now, after you have read the:
- Cloud Computing, in Plain English, to IT Directors, VP's, CIO's and CEO's
- Why Should IT Directors, VP's, CIO's and CEO's Care About Cloud Computing?
- Cloud Equals SaaS, Grid, Utility Computing, Hosting...?
- What Exactly is Cloud Computing?
- Why Large Public and Private Sector Organizations (not just SMB's) Are
Seriously Considering Cloud Computing?
you may be asking the following questions, among many others:
• Where is my data?
• How does my data securely enter and exit the cloud?
• How is my data protected in transit?
• Who has access to my ... (more)
Cisco Session at Cloud Expo
The company plans to integrate network devices, servers, and storage
utilities into a unified, next-generation data center, according to a story I
read. Cisco is the leader of the networking market, and so the company’s
decision, which it announced earlier this month, creates a turf war with
leaders of the server market (both IBM and HP) and IBM on the data storage
The past is past. Cisco used to work with HP on servers, but will now market
its own servers and its own software to manage all three unified elements of
the data center.
The Cloud... (more)