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Seven signs your hair is on fire: The challenges of scaling Hadoop

Every Hadoop implementation encounters the occasional crisis, including moments when the folks running Hadoop feel like their hair is on fire. Sometimes it happens before you get to production, which can cause organizations to throw the Hadoop baby out with the bathwater. 989 more words

Here's why Alibaba likes the look of Chinese cloud file-sharing company Gokuai

It’s clearer than ever that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba harbors visions of building a formidable cloud business like U.S.-based public-cloud market leader Amazon Web Services… 390 more words


Amazon's next move in the cloud wars might be in Ohio

Amazon Web Services outpaces every other public cloud around. Now Amazon is apparently seeking to pick up more of an edge by building a data center in Ohio. 425 more words


Luminal raises $10M to push a new way to manage cloud infrastructure

Luminal, a stealthy startup that’s developed what its chief executive describes as a new model for deploying and operating cloud infrastructure, announced today a $10 million round of new funding. 297 more words


Amazon throws money into Drupal hosting company Acquia

Acquia, a startup that runs many websites based on the open-source Drupal content-management system, just got a major vote of confidence from the very company that provides Acquia’s underlying infrastructure. 208 more words


Why Rackspace stock tumbled even after beating expectations

It’s been almost three months since managed-cloud and hosting provider Rackspace said it’s considering acquisition offers and other proposals, and we got no hint that a deal was in the works during the company’s quarterly call with analysts yesterday. 263 more words


Rackspace shows revenue growth in a quarter where price cutting was rampant

Rackspace (s rax) execs said the company’s second-quarter results back up their bet that Rackspace can compete with lower-cost public cloud providers. The company offers basic, unadorned Infastructure as a Service but stresses service- and support-backed “managed” cloud as well. 688 more words

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