Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Slowing down

This has been a very hectic couple of weeks. Not only the beta testing for the (now not so) new Netgear ReadyNAS boxes with ARM architecture: the Duo v2 and the NV+ v2. But also building add-ons for the new interface. Currently available are:

Especially the new web interface was a major obstacle there for in some situations it behaves quite different than the old and trusty Frontview. But now that I’ve got the hang of it I’m quite confident that more stuff is going to follow soon. And of course updates to the ReadyNAS Sparc stuff that has been put on hold for doing the ARM thing ;) Since I’ve just upgraded this site to WordPress 3.3, I might do an add-on for that as well – we’ll see.

For now it’s relaxing time – at least until the end of the week.

Best Summing-up of Google’s new Search App for iPad

Yep its great and now they can move on to a decent Google+ app for iPad.
–Carlos Rodrigues

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How to build cheap cloud storage

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At Backblaze, we provide unlimited storage to our customers for only $5 per month, so we had to figure out how to store hundreds of petabytes of customer data in a reliable, scalable way—and keep our costs low. After looking at several overpriced commercial solutions, we decided to build our own custom Backblaze Storage Pods: 67 terabyte 4U servers for $7,867. In this post, we’ll share how to make one of these storage pods, and you’re welcome to use this design.

Wow. If I had the money to spare, I’d definitely go and try to build one myself.

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Cloudy Buzzword Compliance

Jeff Caruso over at Network World wrote a nice piece about buzzword driven product marketing for networking hardware:

Network equipment vendors are getting a little buzzword-crazy when it comes to one of the biggest buzzwords today – “cloud computing” – and suddenly all of their switches and routers have “cloud” capabilities. Give me a break.

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Amazon Web Service Introduce Monitoring, Auto Scaling, Load Balancing

aws_logoToday Amazon Web Services announced a set of three new services that are targeted mostly at largs scale customers: Monitoring, Auto Scaling, Load Balancing.

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