Cloud Computing

Startups Aim to Chip Away at the Microsoft Office Empire

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Ben Kepes.

Startup Makes Probability-Based Chips for Big Data Apps

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Om Malik.

Lyric Semiconductor, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup that was spun out of MIT in 2006, today announced a revolutionary new approach to processing data called probability processing. It wants to make chips that are fit for a world drowning in information and dealing with data deluge.

The company was started by Dr. Ben Vigoda, a chip industry veteran, and MIT Scientist and chip industry veteran David Reynolds. It’s backed by Analog Devices CEO and lead partner of Stata Ventures, Ray Stata, with more than $20 million in funding from DARPA. It’s coming out of stealth today.

Aster Data Offers Free MapReduce IDE To Boost Use of Big Data

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Smooth-Stone Gets $48M for ARM Servers

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

Is SaaS/Cloud Adoption Too Easy?

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Loraine Lawson.

A recent customer survey by TrackVia, a cloud-based application development platform, found it's not cost savings that attract non-technical users to their solution. Fifty percent cited functionality and 30 percent cited ease-of-use, making these the two most popular reasons for moving development to the cloud.

 

Oracle’s Java Lawsuit: Free Markets, Not Free Software

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Matt Asay.

Eucalyptus, rPath Back a New Private Cloud Effort

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Om Malik.

NewScale, rPath and Eucalyptus Systems are working on a new self service, private cloud initiative which is going to be announced on August 24. This new effort is going to an integrated offering that is targeting hybrid and private clouds. This will be yet another offering that would perhaps compete with a whole series of companies and efforts, including the open source cloud stack, OpenStack. More details will likely emerge around the time of VMworld 2010.

Should Marc Andreessen Become HP’s Interim CEO?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Om Malik.

Murphy's Law of Disaster Recovery Strikes Retailer

Grazed from Internet Evolution.  Author: Sean Gallagher.

In July, American Eagle Outfitters -- which has a market capitalization of $2.52 billion -- had the sort of apocalyptic outage that many companies fear. Its e-commerce site was down for eight days. Both a primary and a secondary storage system failed, backups wouldn’t restore properly, and a disaster recovery site wasn’t provisioned properly.

These are the sorts of nightmare scenarios that drive many companies to turn to outsourcers, data center specialists that have the resources to protect against this sort of worst-case scenario.

How To Find a Customer in a Divided IT Universe

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Alex Benik.