Cloud Computing

When the name “Oracle” is thrown around, hardware isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind for most people. But, like other large tech companies that originally made their mark in the world with software, the market for Oracle has grown beyond just companies needing software and SPARC boxes. And as a result, Oracle has spent the last few years increasingly investing in cloud infrastructure hosting, looking to pivot towards becoming a service provider for customers who are becoming increasingly accustomed to contracting out virtually every bit of their computing needs. Today Oracle is taking the next step towards growing their footprint in the cloud computing market by announcing their next generation of compute instances for their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) business. In an...

Amazon Makes AMD Rome EC2 Instances Available

After many months of waiting, Amazon today has finally made available their new compute-oriented C5a AWS cloud instances based on the new AMD EPYC 2nd generation Rome processors with...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/5/2020

Amazon Makes Graviton2 AWS Instances Available

Following the Graviton2's first official announcement back in December, as well as the preview period that has been going on for several months now, Amazon has today publicly launched...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/12/2020

Amazon's Arm-based Graviton2 Against AMD and Intel: Comparing Cloud Compute

It’s been a year and a half since Amazon released their first-generation Graviton Arm-based processor core, publicly available in AWS EC2 as the so-called 'A1' instances. While the processor...

93 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/10/2020

The Das Keyboard 5Q Cloud-Connected Mechanical Keyboard Review: How To Get Noticed

Today we are taking a look at the world’s first "cloud-connected" mechanical keyboard, the Das Keyboard 5Q. Aside from its unique capability to connect to the internet, the Das...

33 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/26/2019

Intel Cloud Day 2016 Live Blog, 9AM PT

I'm here at Intel's Cloud Day at the Nasdaq Center in San Francisco, ready for a live blog of the keynote talk from Diane Bryant, SVP and GM of...

5 by Ian Cutress on 3/31/2016

The Silver Lining of the Late AMD Opteron A1100 Arrival

AMD announced their ARM server SoC plans at the end of 2012. At the beginning of 2014, AMD was ready "to accelerate the ARM Server Ecosystem with the first...

37 by Johan De Gelas on 1/14/2016

Microsoft Slashes OneDrive Storage Allotments

Microsoft’s OneDrive team put up a blog post today outlining some changes coming to OneDrive, and the news is not good for pretty much anyone using the service. Just...

119 by Brett Howse on 11/3/2015

The Next Generation Open Compute Hardware: Tried and Tested

Open source software has been the basis of most of the innovation in IT the past years: virtualization, the new mobile OS (Android and IOS), the lionshare of new...

28 by Johan De Gelas & Wannes De Smet on 4/28/2015

X-Gene 1, Atom C2000 and Xeon E3: Exploring the Scale-Out Server World

Most of our attention with servers has gone to the midrange (Xeon E5, Opteron 6300) and high-end (Xeon E7) platforms. But the low-end and micro server market is where...

47 by Johan De Gelas on 3/9/2015

NVIDIA GRID Game Streaming Service To Become Commercial Service

As part of NVIDIA’s suite of GDC 2015 announcements, the company has announced that their GRID game streaming service is getting a promotion from beta to a commercial service. First...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2015

Apple Introduces iCloud Drive Lower Cost Storage

At WWDC this year, Apple announced iCloud Drive to compete with the cloud storage offerings of other companies. Previous to this, iCloud did not offer the file and folder...

34 by Brett Howse on 9/10/2014

Microsoft Updates OneDrive File Size And Features

rtThe competition in the cloud storage space has never been so intense. It is also a vast landscape of different features, free storage sizing, paid storage tiers, and API...

27 by Brett Howse on 9/10/2014

Intel Xeon E5 Version 3: Up to 18 Haswell EP Cores

Intel's new Xeon is here, and once again it has impressive specs. The 662 mm² die supports up to eighteen cores, contains two integrated memory controllers, and comes with...

85 by Johan De Gelas on 9/8/2014

Microsoft Revamps OneDrive Storage Tiers

Today Microsoft announced some very substantial changes to OneDrive storage. OneDrive is of course Microsoft’s consumer cloud storage product, formerly named SkyDrive. When the service first launched in 2007...

37 by Brett Howse on 6/23/2014

Averting Disaster - A Guide To Computer Backups (2014)

We all store more and more of our lives in digital form; spreadsheets, résumés, wedding speeches, novels, tax information, schedules, and of course digital photographs and video. All of...

133 by Brett Howse on 5/21/2014

TechEd NA 2014 - Services In The Cloud

On Monday Microsoft kicked off TechEd North America 2014 in Houston. TechEd is the technology conference geared towards IT Professionals and Enterprise developers, and focuses on the tools, software...

6 by Brett Howse on 5/13/2014

Microsoft Q3 2014 Financial Results

This afternoon Microsoft held an earnings call to announce the results of their third quarter for fiscal year 2014. Overall GAAP revenue was down less than 1% over Q3 2013...

25 by Brett Howse on 4/24/2014

Micron M500DC (480GB & 800GB) Review

While the client SSD space has become rather uninteresting lately, the same cannot be said of the enterprise segment. The types of workloads in the enterprise world can require...

37 by Kristian Vättö on 4/22/2014

Free Cooling: the Server Side of the Story

Servers that support higher inlet temperatures could significantly reduce or even eliminate the cooling costs of the data center. We received the 2U supermicro 6027R-73DARF that supports the latest...

48 by Johan De Gelas on 2/11/2014

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