Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Saturday, September 30, 2023


Cascade of Service Outages Plague Azure Cloud

There has been no silver lining behind the Microsoft Azure cloud service during August, according to an outfit that tracks cloud outages and downtime. Meanwhile, Amazon Web Service performance ...Full Article

VoltDB Database Put Through The Paces On Clouds

One of the buzzwords for users of cloud services refers to the increasing need for speed and the velocity of data. Datasets are not only growing in size but ...Full Article

New Tools From AWS And A Price Cut

Amazon Web Services said it is extending its Domain Name Service called Amazon Route 53 to include support for domain name registration along with management and geographical DNS. The ...Full Article

Rackspace Flips The On Switch For OnMetal Instances

A month ago, Rackspace Hosting previewed its OnMetal bare metal servers, which are configured quickly and sold with utility-style pricing like its virtual machine instances. Now Rackspace is ready ...Full Article

Big Data Prefers Bare Metal

Benchmark testing of a database running on bare metal versus virtual public cloud servers found that the physical machines outperformed the virtual machines in terms of throughput and latency ...Full Article

Rackspace Unveils ‘Managed Cloud’ Strategy

Cloud services provider Rackspace is unveiling a "managed cloud" strategy built around new service levels and a pricing model aimed at businesses looking for single- or multi-tenant servers, or ...Full Article

AWS Talks Up Enterprise Wins, Adds Zocalo Collaboration

Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of the world's largest online retailer, got the first-mover advantage in cloud computing and has been aggressively innovating for more than eight ...Full Article

Interxion Gets Fast Links To AWS, Microsoft Clouds

Interxion, the Dutch cloud and datacenter services specialist, said its customers could link to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure from any of its 37 datacenters. The private connections ...Full Article

Amazon T2 Cloud Instances With Burst Capability

Amazon Web Services is shifting down market with a new Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) instance type designed for web and database applications that benefit from a performance burst ...Full Article

CIA Testing AWS Cloud for Security Holes

The CIA's chief information officer provided an update on the spy agency's plans to roll out private cloud services – one would guess extremely private – during an industry ...Full Article
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