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Analyst report shows where the value lies for buying a cloud computing solution

Analyst report shows where the value lies for buying a cloud computing solution | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A report from infrastructure as a service performance monitoring analysts Cloud Spectator has found that Amazon EC2 offers “significant” cost advantages over a long term investment.
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In all, 10 IaaS providers were vetted – AWS, CenturyLink, DigitalOcean, Google, HP, Joyent, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, SoftLayer and Verizon – with Cloud Spectator analysing a wide variety of metrics.

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IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements

IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IBM is offering a potentially powerful incentive in its attempts to entice organizations to move supercomputing jobs to the cloud: a high-speed network communications link called InfiniBand.
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A cloud service that is able to replicate a supercomputer almost instantly could offer an alternative to the large up-front costs of buying or updating a supercomputer, and eliminate the need for a computer job to wait in a queue ...

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IBM Rolls Out Hybrid Cloud Security Portfolio

IBM Rolls Out Hybrid Cloud Security Portfolio | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

With data breaches making headlines nearly every week, IBM is pressing into next-generation security solutions with what it has deemed the industry’s first “intelligent security portfolio” for protecting people, data and apps in the cloud.

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The Dynamic Cloud Security portfolio follows Big Blue’s announcement last week of IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analytics, a high-speed analysis and criminal investigation software

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Video: Cloud storage the OpenStack way revealed

Video: Cloud storage the OpenStack way revealed | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A whiteboard demonstration shows how the cloud storage system handles and delivers data
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In this video, Project Technical Lead John Dickinson gives a rundown of how Swift is structured to serve large-scale data that requires high availability and high concurrency.

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