In-flight WiFi provider Gogo is shedding its data centers and migrating its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services. Gogo said the total cloud migration will allow the company to scale all aspects of its business, from the number of airlines it can support to how fast it can process stream data for airlines. Featured Windows 10 latest preview: Sandbox gets new features, but VMware's still broken The downsides of buying a new Mac Apple announces March 25 event, subscription services likely the focus Best phones not sold by US carriers (and how to get them) The majority of Gogo's infrastructure migration is already completed, the company said, with all business-critical databases, including payments, orders, user management, and backend services, shifting from Oracle databases to Amazon Aurora. Gogo said its last data center was shut down two weeks ago and that it's already using a bevy of AWS services, including analytics, serverless, database, and storage."Our AWS story … [Read more...] about Gogo migrates to AWS, eyes real-time data processing
In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal for an information management system to his boss, Mike Sendall. Sendall's reply? "'Vague, but exciting." We know it today as the web. We've come a long, long way since then.Berners-Lee wrote, "Suppose all the information stored on computers everywhere were linked. Suppose I could program my computer to create a space in which everything could be linked to everything." We, of course, don't have to imagine this. We live in that world.The idea of a universal, easily accessible, internet-based knowledge system wasn't new with Berners-Lee. You can trace it back to Vannevar Bush's "As We May Think" article in July 1945. Personally, I think Ted Nelson's 1960 Xanadu hypertext vision had even more influence on how the web would turn out. Later, Apple's HyperCard gave us a hypertext system that might have beat Berners-Lee to the Web... except HyperCard was totally network unaware.CNET: Web's creator offers a message of hope for its … [Read more...] about The Web turns 30: Dream or nightmare?
A planned software update by NBN early on Friday morning has hit a number of its Sky Muster satellite users. "Services are being restored nationally but we are aware of some end users who are still experiencing outages," an NBN spokesperson said. "We are working closely with our satellite partners to get these services restored as quickly as we can and we apologise to all satellite end users who have been impacted by this outage." As is typical with NBN outages, it is once again smaller retailers that are providing more information, with satellite retailer SkyMesh detailing the event. At 9.40am AEDT, services remained offline if they went through Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, and Waroona gateways. "NBN is continuing to investigate the services remaining offline," SkyMesh wrote. "If you are on one of the above gateways, we recommend turning off your NBN NTD and router for 5mins and then back on to see if your service restores." Despite NBN being able to boast that it now has a network … [Read more...] about Software update takes out NBN satellite users
Vocus has said the variable nature of the CVC pricing model used by the National Broadband Network (NBN) is incompatible with the fixed rates paid by consumers, and the economics do not stack up. "No profit margin after costs to migrate, acquire, and serve, together with backhaul and other admin and operational costs," the company said in its first-half results announced on Wednesday. The company said NBN pricing was "simply too high", and it was cashflow negative after providing modems and backhaul. Vocus also pointed to the multi-technology mix of the NBN, saying the resultant inconsistent experience was another pain point. Consequently, the company said it would focus on selling NBN only where viable, and would shift towards fixed wireless and mobile solutions. Vocus pointed to non-NBN services being simpler with lower operating costs and 5G creating a path for business applications, as reasons for the switch. Also read: Telstra blames NBN for H1 profit plummeting by … [Read more...] about Vocus getting out of NBN land grab to focus on fibre links and wireless