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Microsoft launches 2 new Azure regions in Australia

Microsoft continues its steady pace of opening up new data centers and launching new regions for its Azure cloud. Today, the company announced the launch of two new regions in Australia. To deliver th

Google expands its Cloud Platform region in the Netherlands

Google today announced that it has expanded its recently launched Cloud Platform region in the Netherlands with an additional zone. The investment, which is worth a reported 500 million euros, expands

Microsoft announces its first cloud regions in the Middle East

Microsoft today announced its plans for a major expansion of the Microsoft Cloud with the launch of its first cloud regions in the Middle East. These new regions, which are scheduled to go online in

Ex-hacker Eric Taylor is working to help manage data centers

Ex-hacker Eric Taylor, also known as CosmoTheGod, and another infosec name, Bryant Townsend have colorful pasts. Most recently Taylor stole the Social Security and personal records of a number of high

Facebook to open source LogDevice for storing logs from distributed data centers

Facebook is planning to open source LogDevice, the company's custom-built solution for storing logs collected from distributed data centers. The company made the announcement as part of its Scale conf

Your next computer could be in a data center

Most of the apps on your phone already rely on a server component to store and process your data. When you post a video on Facebook, it gets re-encoded into multiple formats on the server so that othe

IBM launches 4 new data centers in the U.S.

IBM, which has been putting a lot of emphasis on its cloud services and infrastructure lately, today announced that it is opening four new data centers in the United States. These new facilities &#82

Microsoft’s Azure Stack preview adds support for Azure Functions and App Service

Azure Stack is one of Microsoft’s most ambitious projects in the data center space. The goal of Azure Stack is, at its core, to bring many of the features of Microsoft’s Azure cloud comput

Amazon’s AWS opens its first UK region in London

Last year, Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service announced that it would launch a data center in the UK by the end of 2016. It’s now the end of 2016 and, true to its word, AWS has now launc

Facebook speeds up its data center network with the launch of its Backpack switch platform

Facebook is on a mission to make the fiber optic networking inside of its data centers go from 40G to 100G. Its Wedge 100 top-of-rack network switch (basically, the device that connects all the serve

Google Cloud Platform opens its first West Coast region

Back in 2006, Google opened its first owned and operated data center in The Dalles, Oregon, and starting today, you’ll be able to host your Google Cloud Platform applications in Oregon, too. The

A look inside Facebook’s data center

Facebook invited a small group of reporters to its Prineville, OR data center this week. Most companies don’t even give their own employees access to their data centers (outside of the relati

Facebook Announces Fifth Data Center, Located In Fort Worth, Texas

Facebook just took the wraps off its fifth data center, with this one landing in Fort Worth, Texas. Like most things at Facebook, the center already has its own Facebook Page. The Fort Worth location

When Facebook Grappled With The Ultimate Build Versus Buy Decision

A company like Facebook encounters that kind of choice constantly, but back in the 2009/2010 timeframe, it had an extraordinary one. It was growing faster than just about any company on the planet an

Google Will Build Its Next Data Center On The Grounds Of An Old Coal Power Plant In Alabama

Google today announced that its next data center -- its seventh in the U.S. and fourteenth worldwide -- is coming to Alabama. Google will build the new data center on the grounds of the soon to be dec

Facebook Reveals Final Piece In Scalable Data Center Vision

Facebook revealed the final piece in its scalable data redesign today, one that completes its vision of redefining traditional hardware and software to make it more flexible to meet the needs of Face

Mesosphere Announces First Data Center OS And $36M In Funding

Mesosphere, the commercial entity built on top of the open source Apache Mesos project, announced some major milestones today, starting with $36M in Series B funding along with the early release of w

OpenStack’s Juno Release Focuses on Big Data, Network Function Virtualization

OpenStack, the open source software for building public and private clouds that’s being backed by a wide variety of industry heavyweights, today launched Juno, its latest point release. As usual

Mesosphere Snags OrlyAtomics In Talent Acquisition Deal

Mesosphere bought OrlyAtomics, a database technology company today in what appears to be a straight talent acquisition deal. The four OrlyAtomics engineers will become part of the Mesosphere team im

HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again

Let’s face it, HP was once the king of Silicon Valley, but over the last several years, the company has had issues due in part to the revolving door in the CEO office. While the company has f
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