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May 18, 2015
by sjvn01
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What’s the best cloud storage for you?

Back in 2007 when Drew Houston, Dropbox‘s CEO, had gotten sick and tired of misplacing his USB drive the idea of personal and small business cloud storage was a radical one. Today, everyone and their uncle seems to be offering cheap or free cloud storage.

That’s great! Except, well, how do you choose which one is right for you? It used to be that most people decided simply on the basis of how much free storage you got. That had the advantage of being simple, but it only tells part of the story.

The real value from a cloud storage service comes from how well it works for you. As you’ll see, some work much better with some operating systems and business plans than others.

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May 13, 2015
by sjvn01
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For Venom security flaw, the fix is in: Patch your VM today

Venom (Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation), the recently discovered security hole in the open-source QEMU virtual machine hypervisor, has been fixed.

That’s the good news. The bad news is many of you, even though you may use a QEMU-based hypervisor on your server or for your cloud, think you’ve nothing to worry about. You do.

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May 12, 2015
by sjvn01
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Intel partners with eASIC for custom cloud silicon

On May 12, Intel announced that it would develop integrated products with eASIC that combine superior processing performance and customizable hardware for data centers and the cloud.

The companies promise that these new components will be up up to two times faster than standard field programmable gate array (FPGA) for workloads like security and big data analytics. At the same time, they claim that the products will speed the time to market for custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) development by as much as 50 percent.

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