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Level 3 Launches Latin America Data Center Service

Level 3 Communications (LVLT) announced the launch of Dynamic Enterprise Computing, a new data center service in Latin America that will enable customers to rapidly scale, or burst, on computing resource consumption to cover business needs as they arise. Read More

After The Storm: Architecting AWS for Reliability

It was a stormy week in the cloud, as an outage at Amazon Web Services affected some customers and sparked discussion about resiliency strategies. (Photo by BCP via Flickr.

The recent data center outages for Amazon Web Services have prompted much discussion around the web about the best ways to configure the architecture of AWS apps for maximum reliability. Here’s a sampling of notable analysis, commentary and resources. Read More

Opscode Announces Chef for OpenStack

Opscode, a provider of software that manages cloud automation, rolled out “Chef for OpenStack,” a reference deployment for building and managing OpenStack clouds. OpenStack is an open source OS for clouds. Read More

Apple Plans Huge New Data Center near Reno


Apple is continuing to expand its data center infrastructure to support its growing cloud operations. The company will invest $1 billion over 10 years to build a center at a new technology park near Reno, Nevada. The announcement reflects Apple’s growing appetite for data center infrastructure, as well as its interest in on-site renewable energy generation, which is a distinctive feature of the Reno development. Read More

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