Cloud Infographic: Big Data – How Will It Affect Your Business For many years, companies have been building data warehouses to analyze business activity and produce insights for decision makers to act on to improve business performance. These traditional analytical systems are often based on a classic pattern where data from multiple operational systems is captured, cleaned, transformed and integrated before loading it into a data warehouse. Typically, a history of business activity is built up over a number of years allowing organizations to use Business Intelligence (BI) tools to analyze, compare and report on business performance over time… Sign in
Cloud Computing Helps Reduce Costs For Media Producers Cloud computing is having a huge impact on media post-production workflows. We take a look at how cloud computing lowers costs for production companies. Modern multimedia production and delivery is heavily dependent on computational power and data storage. For media producers and post-production companies, whether they work with video, audio, or both, efficient workflows require massive amounts of processing power and the efficient storage, movement, and delivery of multi-terabyte files. Until the advent of cloud computing and Infrastructure as a Service, that meant there was a huge barrier to entry into the
Preventing Disastrous Events Through the Power of Anomaly Detection in Machine Data In August, a single server failed and the NASDAQ went down for three hours. In January, GlobalPayments reported that a hack compromising millions of credit card accounts cost them $93 million to recover from. In both cases, nobody took action until the damage was done because quite simply, nobody could. IT planners could not proactively head off the failure or breach because they had no suspicious behavior or early warning system to alert them that something was going amiss; all they had were mountains of event logs that
Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again On the afternoon of Monday August 19, two strange and unsettling events occurred. First, the perpetually-available ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com vanished, taking its Canadian cousin, Amazon.ca along with it. Shoppers were greeted with a 404 Not Found/Fail Whale page and were encouraged to come back later. The outage lasted somewhere between 20 and 40 minutes. The second strange and unsettling event happened on a freeway north of Los Angeles, where actor Dick Van Dyke narrowly cheated death after his Jaguar burst into flames. He was pulled to safety and suffered no injuries. Ironically, the car was reduced to
Cloud Paging: The Technology Behind Cloud Game Streaming And Live Streaming Cloud initially started off as a cost-effect and convenient way to get small and medium business up and running on the web but with the exponential growth both within SME and large enterprises, other domains within computing have also started to integrate Cloud within their own equations. First it was PaaS and IaaS then SaaS and now we’ve seen phenomenal growth and adoption of GaaS which is short for Gaming as a Service. It is one of the most useful and powerful Cloud services which are being used for
RackWare Closes $3M Series A Funding Round Kickstart Seed Fund, Osage Venture Partners Lead Round; Proceeds Will Fund Ramp-Up of Sales and Marketing SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 27, 2013 – RackWare, the company that brings intelligence and automation to the cloud by integrating datacenter and cloud resources into a scalable and intelligently managed computing environment, today announced that it has closed a $3 million Series A funding round led by Kickstart Seed Fund and Osage Venture Partners. Kickstart Seed Fund managing director Gavin Christensen will join RackWare’s board of directors, as will Osage Venture Partners managing partner Nate Lentz. The proceeds
Some Ideas on Optimizing Performance of a Cloud Deployment Cloud is fast becoming one of the primary factors ushering a paradigm shift in technology and the way business is done. With Cloud penetration increasing and big enterprises making the move to the Cloud, there’s a growing discussion around optimizing performance of the infrastructure that powers a Cloud. New ways are being pioneered on optimizing performance of a Cloud infrastructure. With the befitting benefits like flexibility, program development interfaces (APIs), self-service provisioning and automated de-provisioning, the Cloud does bring some undesired realities like latency, query lags, security vulnerabilities and aggregated failures.