Cloud Computing Archive

Total operates Pangea supercomputers with SGI and Suse

It is one of the two fastest industrial computers worldwide. With Pangea, the mineral oil company Total intends to increase the performance of its predecessor system tenfold in the French city of Pau. Total is researching new oil production in the future using a supercomputer powered by SGI hardware and the Suse Linux Enterprise operating

Google launches project for quantum processor for artificial intelligence

Physics professor John Martinis of the University of California will lead the project. In addition to the Quantum Research Laboratory of Google and NASA, his team can also access university facilities. Microsoft also runs a quantum research project at the university. Google has announced that it will soon launch a project to explore a quantum

Ubuntu supports OpenStack for Windows Server

Canonical provides virtual drivers that can best support Windows guest operating systems. Microsoft has certified the drivers as well as the entire platform. Canonical customers can purchase them through the Ubuntu Advantage Support Program. Canonical and Microsoft have jointly developed plug-ins for Windows Server to run as a guest operating system on Ubuntu and OpenStack

Why virtualization does not pay off

Businesses face rapidly growing data volumes and mobile devices. The data center of the future must therefore deliver more content to more devices and in more regions and countries than was previously required, white blogger Andre Kiehne, Director Cloud Business at Dimension Data Germany, Virtualization is often the way to optimize processes and save

Apple investigates attack on iCloud

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) introduces a Google Glass app that not only detects faces in real time, but also analyzes them. In addition to emotions, the app can also identify the age and gender of the person. However, according to Fraunhofer IIS , it is not possible to find out who this

Seagate ships first 8-TB hard drives

Seagate is the first customer to see cloud providers and companies looking to set up a private cloud. General availability is announced by the manufacturer for the fourth quarter of 2014. First pilot customers already get the first 8 TB disk from Seagate. In general, the largest HDD of the manufacturer will be available in

Easy recovery in the server market

IDC and Gartner have provided figures for the second quarter of 2014. Both market watchers are seeing rising sales. However, after the previous quarters brought mainly shrinking markets, 3.8 (Gartner, EMEA) and 2.5 (IDC, worldwide) percent growth seem to be good news compared to the year-ago quarter. IDC believes that especially a new update cycle

VMware Introduces vCloud Air Mobile

VMware integrates Airwatch MDM solution with Pivotal Cloud Foundry for vCloud Air’s mobile offering. Now begins a beta test of vCloud Air OnDemand. It should be available in general at the beginning of 2015. The vCloud Hybrid offering, renamed vCloud Air, receives a mobile variant from VMware. According to CEO Pat Gelsinger, this shows that

The cloud business is more than just a hype

Increasingly, the German software providers are developing in the direction of the cloud. The new blogger Peter Dewald, CEO of Sage Software GmbH, is of the opinion that this is not just a hype. Businesses should be serious about the cloud software business. He asks why the cloud is so in demand. The Crisp

HP updates storage solutions for the Software Defined Datacenter

HP introduces new storage solutions for the Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC). The solutions are aimed primarily at the use of scale-out storage systems in cloud and virtual server environments. HP now introduces the HP StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) as a fully integrated storage solution for HP Helion OpenStack and HP Helion OpenStack Community Edition.