Tag Archives: AWS

  • AWS vs Azure vs Google: What’s the Best Cloud Platform for Enterprise?

    The adoption of cloud computing has quickly become a key driving force for businesses today, as applications are moved out of on-premise data centres in a bid to cut costs and increase agility. Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is a model where a third-party provider hosts and maintains core infrastructure, including hardware, software, servers and storage on behalf…

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  • NASCAR Moves onto AWS to Uncover and Analyse its Racing Archive

    As sporting teams and franchises continue to realise the value of their archive – and balk at how much data it commands – many are in the process of migrating their operations to the cloud. NASCAR is the latest, announcing it will utilise Amazon Web Services (AWS) for archiving purposes. The motor racing governing body…

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  • AWS Skills Collaboration Gives Rise to Two-Year Pre-University Cloud Qualification

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is joining forces with the Career Colleges Trust to create a qualification in cloud computing that will be offered through further education institutions and universities across the UK from early next year. The two-year course will provide students with a pre-university qualification that could either pave the way for them to…

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  • Scientific Computing in the Cloud Gets Down to Earth

    In a groundbreaking effort, seismology researchers have conducted a continent-scale survey for seismic signatures of industrial activity in the Amazon Web Services commercial cloud (AWS), then rapidly downloaded the results without storing raw data or needing a local supercomputer. “Using a traditional workflow, to download-store-calculate on a desktop, this work would’ve taken more than 40…

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  • Western Digital HDD Simulation at Cloud Scale – 2.5 Million HPC Tasks, 40K EC2 Spot Instances

    Earlier this month my colleague Bala Thekkedath published a story about Extreme Scale HPC and talked about how AWS customer Western Digital built a cloud-scale HPC cluster on AWS and used it to simulate crucial elements of upcoming head designs for their next-generation hard disk drives (HDD). The simulation described in the story encompassed a little over 2.5 million tasks, and…

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  • AWS Accelerates Data Transfer with DataSync

    Amazon’s new product, DataSync, accelerates data transfer. Yesterday, Amazon announced a new managed data transfer service that it claims can run 10 times as fast as open source data transfer schemes. The company says its AWS DataSync service uses network acceleration to simplify and automate data transfer between on-premises storage and Amazon S3 or Amazon…

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