Cisco Shifts from the Cloud to a Fog
IO Launches Open-Source IO.Cloud
AWS Unveils Data Warehouse Service
Lessons Learned in Dropbox Outage
HP Raises Layoff Number to 34,000
Move over, cloud computing -- Cisco is launching "fog computing." The term is used to describe a distributed infrastructure of application processing to handle the emerging Internet of Things.
There's another cloud out there. Modular data center provider IO Data Centers is launching an OpenStack-based cloud service, called IO.Cloud, to run on Open Compute servers.
Amazon Web Services has launched faster, lower-cost data storage within its Redshift warehouse service, using solid-state drive nodes. These Dense Compute nodes are designed to easily scale up.
The sky didn't fall but the cloud was dark as Dropbox suffered service disruptions, angering users of its online storage service. The two-day problems began Friday, when an upgrade went awry.
Having already reduced its workforce by 24,600, Hewlett-Packard now says the total number of employees cut will reach 34,000, or more than 10 percent of the company's total, by the end of 2014.