July 24, 2018 - Written By Dominik Bosnjak Google and New York City-based blockchain startup Digital Asset announced a new partnership meant to bring the latter’s digital ledger technologies to the Internet juggernaut’s cloud services. Digital Asset’s developer tools and blockchain offerings have hence been integrated into the Google Cloud Platform and are already available to third-party developers, allowing them to create, test, and deploy a broad range of distributed digital ledger apps in an efficient, i.e. highly scalable manner. The main advantage of using Digital Asset’s technologies over developing blockchain applications with the Google Cloud Platform using other means is that the newly introduced system doesn’t require developers to tinker with the technological fundamentals of blockchain solutions.As part of the newly announced collaboration, Google Cloud became a member of Digital Asset’s developer program that’s presently in a … [Read more...] about Google Teams Up With Blockchain Startup On Cloud Tech
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Video: How major cloud vendors stack up in 2018.IBM has created 18 new availability zones in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific to bolster its IBM Cloud business. The availability zones are spread across six IBM Cloud regions, including Dallas and Washington DC in the US, Germany and the UK in Europe, and Tokyo and Sydney in Asia Pacific. IBM defines an availability zone as a logically and physically isolated location in a cloud region with independent power, cooling and network infrastructure. Each region is a geographically and physically separate group of one or more availability zones with their own electrical and network infrastructure that's isolated from other regions. The new zones are intended to expand IBM's cloud footprint but also boost capacity, availability, redundancy, and fault tolerance. The new regions add to 60 locations IBM Cloud previously operated out of. The new zones are also aimed to cater to businesses responding to the EU's new General Data … [Read more...] about IBM’s cloud surge: Can 18 new availability zones close gap on AWS, Microsoft?
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2018--CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, today announced that it has been selected by cloud provider Lume for data center colocation. Atlanta-based Lume will be hosting their cloud customers from CyrusOne data centers in Dallas, Phoenix, and the New York Metro area while offering colocation services in those data centers as well.“We are thrilled about our partnership with CyrusOne, as not only does this allow us to expand our footprint of edge data center locations into more key markets, but it also provides a platform to provide retail colocation in world-class facilities to SMBs and mid-size enterprise businesses seeking colocation and hybrid solutions,” said Kyle Verzello, chief executive officer, Lume. “CyrusOne’s highly-connected data centers provide the ideal platform for Lume’s Cloud Anyware™ solution enabling Lume customers to have more options in selecting the infrastructure type and … [Read more...] about Cloud Provider Lume to Provide Retail Colocation from CyrusOne Data Centers
Every week it seems we hear about another large enterprise moving a major chunk of workloads to AWS or some other public cloud. Meanwhile, the private cloud—once considered a vital part of the enterprise’s future—gets no respect. “The enterprises that banked on private clouds a few years ago are now having second thoughts,” says InfoWorld’s David Linthicum in a recent post.I can assure you that Yahoo isn’t one of those enterprises. InfoWorld recently interviewed Yahoo’s VP of Cloud Services, Preeti Somal, who gave us an in-depth virtual tour of the company’s enormous private cloud, which runs hundreds of thousands of servers worldwide, averages one terabit per second of traffic to over a billion monthly users, and accommodates roughly 50,000 build jobs per day.At that scale, a private cloud makes perfect sense, particularly if you’ve built out the sophisticated IaaS platform, PaaS offering, and developer services that Yahoo … [Read more...] about How Yahoo wrangles its giant private cloud
Through blockchain, Roberto Galoppini sees an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: His organization, FileZilla, can offer users free online data storage while also allowing them to earn valuable cryptocurrency.Galoppini, director of strategy for FileZilla, the popular, open-source FTP client, said his service is planning to shift direction this year by using a peer-to-peer (P2P), distributed storage platform from Atlanta-based Storj Labs Inc. that will be managed via blockchain.FileZilla, which has been piloting the Storj decentralized storage for several months, had been making money through its free file-sharing service, which is hosted on SourceForge.net. It pitches users third-party software or offers to let them make money by testing a new web or mobile application. In turn, FileZilla would share revenue with the third-party software vendors.Some users, however, reported adware was being installed without consent, and in general, the advertising isn't always popular … [Read more...] about Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage