Friday, June 05, 2009

Cloud Computing

Ten companies to watch

Cloud computing is spreading through the IT world at the moment, with innovative start-ups and established vendors alike clamoring for customer attention.

Generally speaking, cloud providers fall into three categories: software-as-a-service providers; infrastructure-as-a-service vendors that offer Web-based access to storage and computing power; and platform-as-a-service vendors that give developers the tools to build and host Web applications. Here are 10 cloud companies that are worth watching.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Google Search Appliance 6.0

Now Searches Documents by the Billions.

They are releasing a new version of the software that runs on Search Appliance.

Version 6.0 can search billions of documents. They're also releasing a new hardware Search Appliance that can search 30 million documents.
Google Search Appliance can be deployed to search billions of documents in 5 racks of about 10-12 GSA's each. A little over a year ago, it took a 5 box rack to search 10 million documents. So, you can see how the progress is coming fast and furious.
Google Search Appliance is an enterprise solution that enables companies to search internal documents or provide site search for websites.
The announcement of Version 6.0 comes with a Google-made video that has the look and feel of a Spanish-language soap opera.