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  • How to Download Your Data With All the Fancy New GDPR Tools

    Photo: Jacques Brinon (AP) The big new European data-privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here, and it’s ushered in a host of changes to the way companies treat your personal information. One of the consumer benefits of GDPR is that it requires companies to make it possible for users to pack up their data and leave if they don’t like the service they’re using. You shouldn’t be trapped into keeping an account with a certain…

  • Scality looks at DevOps transforming and puts forward predictions for 2018

    Scality puts forward predictions for 2018 Giorgio Regni, CTO of Scality, a global company based in San Francisco that develops software-defined object storage, looks at how DevOps transforms traditional computing standards and puts forward predictions for the new year Cloud will enable all IT DevOps is killing off traditional IT infrastructure as it demands a service-driven organisation that delivers agreed SLAs to the business. We expect central IT services will essentially become service providers to their own organisations and enable cloud-like IT…

  • 11 Amazon Alexa skills you didn’t know your Echo could do

    Editor’s Note: we’ve refreshed this article because Amazon Alexa products are on super-sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Read on below to see the many reasons you need an Alexa, and if you don’t have one, we’ve also laid out the best deals you can get on the internet right now! Hurry before they sell out! If you have an Amazon Alexa-enabled device like the Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show, you’ve probably used the basic everyday voice commands,…

  • U.S. Data Center Spending Broke a Record This Year

    And the year isn’t even over yet. Investment in U.S. data centers grew to $18.2 billion in the first half of this year, more than double the amount spent in all of 2016, according to a new report. The total includes money spent on building or buying data centers, This dollar figure tracked by commercial real estate firm CBRE, shouldn’t shock anyone familiar with the aggressive data center construction by companies like Amazon amzn , Google googl , and Microsoft…

  • MIT Mathematician Spins Up 220,000-Core Google Compute Cluster

      MIT Mathematician Spins Up 220,000-Core Google Compute Cluster By Tiffany Trader April 21, 2017 On Thursday, Google announced that MIT math professor and computational number theorist Andrew V. Sutherland had set a record for the largest Google Compute Engine (GCE) job. Sutherland ran the massive mathematics workload on 220,000 GCE cores using preemptible virtual machine instances. This is the largest known high-performance computing cluster to run in the public cloud, according to Google’s Alex Barrett and Michael Basilyan. Andrew…

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