Amazon launches AWS Glacier cloud storage

September 27th, 2012 No comments

Managing long-term digital archive could be a challenge for almost every company. Many enterprises have regulatory requirements for retain data, and that too for decades. We all are aware that digital data is growing exponentially, and storing/managing this huge data is an operational challenge. One can use multiple data  centers to store all that data but there is huge capital and operational cost. Storage systems, tape libraries, robotic storage, vendor contracts, rent, aircon and power -all that adds challenges. Read more…

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Amazon launches high-performance SSD instances to boost cloud power for database apps

July 2nd, 2012 No comments

 This will allow customers to run demanding data-driven applications in the cloud without the need for costly up-front capital investments. The availability of solid state storage, which is faster and more expensive than more traditional spinning disks, and has become a battleground with more companies adding the option as the price for SSDs falls, even in the laptops, Read more…

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The Nexus of Forces: Social, Mobile, Cloud and Information | Gartner June 2012

June 27th, 2012 No comments

The management of this complexity falls on the ecosystem of technology providers — from enterprise IT shops to cloud service providers to device manufacturers — and the ease with which pieces fit together and flex around unforeseen scenarios. The task of enterprise leaders is to hide complexity under a layer of simplicity.  Read more…

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We had the intuition, and we were able to confirm it based on the data

June 1st, 2012 No comments
The darker side of big data allowed these scary marketers steer Mac users to the pricier hotel. We know that websites know which PC, cell phone, and browser we use and we also know that McKinsey Global Institute tells us that big data is the next frontier for innovation, competitive advantage productivity -but this was a shocking news, so if your are price sensitive make sure you click ‘sort by price’ because your browser cookies are telling the retailer that you are a rich guy. Read more…

Tapping Collective Intelligence

March 21st, 2012 No comments

Collective Intelligence Yogesh MalikWeb technologies and social media have opened the door to a new world of idea generation and collaborative environments. Governments and organizations all over the world have started using crowdsourcing to shorten time-to-market for new projects or to improve service levels. There is already a reservoir of community talent that can be tapped into inexpensively by most organizations, but not many companies are using social media to interact directly with their customers in order to influence product creation, design or strategy — as suggested by Forrester Research. Read more…

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Hosting In China

March 6th, 2012 No comments

In recent few months our infrastructure team has received many RFI ( Request for Information ) around hosting in China. We did some research and this article more or less conclude what we know about the state of the Internet in China.
At a very early stage we realized that hosting a website in China is not as placid as one can expect. While we contacted one cloud vendor, a leading China based hosting provider, Read more…

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Big Data – Are We Ready For More Of Everything?

February 21st, 2012 No comments

Big Data Yogesh MalikData is slowly becoming the new raw material of business – an economic input almost on a par with capital and labor.  We all know that today’s world contains an unimaginably huge amount of digital data that is providing us with many opportunities which previously could not be seen like spotting consumer trends, preventing future deceases, combating crime, and so on. All this data whose size is beyond the ability of typical software tools to capture, store, manage and analyze is called “Big Data.” Read more…

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Not all cloud SLAs are created equal

January 27th, 2012 No comments

Currently it is very difficult for the cloud consumer to tell the difference between a good and poor quality cloud provider. On-premises outages can go on for hours behind the corporate curtains but people will not hesitate to ask cloud SLAs and warranties. For public clouf, since any outage information is publicly available which makes it more vulnerable. If you read SLAs provided by AWS EC2orRackspace Cloud you will  find tha Read more…

Cloud Computing, What’s New? Cloud Service Brokerage

January 21st, 2012 No comments

As a part of infrastructure practice team we have been watching what’s happening in the world of cloud computing. A lot many people were implicated with the support and integration services offered by various cloud vendors, and by looking at cloud vendor’s vision around support, security and integration it always appears that they are not going to fill all the missing pieces of the picture that cloud consumers want to see in a service provider. Read more…

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The Future of the Web is Semantic

December 29th, 2011 No comments

Imagine if all the information on the web were presented in a way that might be understood by machines as well as people.  Humans can always figure out what to do with the information, but in the Semantic Web, even computers can manipulate information.  With so many online discussions, bookmarks, microblogs and annotations connecting us to others, the Web is slowly becoming a collection of data silos. Read more…

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