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Netflix to retire on-prem datacentres by summer’s end

Netflix is making big changes to how it architects its service

Netflix said it plans to move its last remaining on-prem systems to the cloud in a move aimed at streamlining its datacentre strategy.

Will Chicago’s “cloud tax” affect enterprise cloud services elsewhere?

Chicago is taxing some cloud services, an increasing trend in the US in recent years

Financially troubled and looking to raise funds to plug a swelling hole in the city’s budgets, Chicago recently extended its existing tax laws to levy a 9 per cent surcharge on cloud-based entertainment streaming services like Netflix and Spotify as well as certain software services hosted on cloud platforms in the city. But will the tax laws in Chicago – and elsewhere – soon be stretched to include other cloud services?

Can the cloud save Hollywood?

The film and TV industry is warming to cloud

You don’t have to watch the latest ‘Avengers’ film to get the sense the storage and computational requirements of film and television production are continuing their steady increase. But Guillaume Aubichon, chief technology officer of post-production and visual effects firm DigitalFilm Tree (DFT) says production and post-production outfits may find use in the latest and greatest in open source cloud technologies to help plug the growing gap between technical needs and capabilities – and unlock new possibilities for the medium in the process.

Netflix looks to IBM for cloud storage revamp

Netflix is making big changes to how it architects its service

Netflix has deployed IBM storage systems in a bid to consolidate and manage growing data volumes. The announcement comes as Netflix looks to completely rethink its architecture.

Netflix is upgrading its cloud architecture for scale

Netflix is making big changes to how it architects its service

In a bid to cope with rising demand for the cloud-based TV and film streaming service Netflix said that it is in the process of completely rethinking its architecture.

DataStax bags $106m to bolster cloud-centric databases

DataStax secured $106m in funding and will target the Asia Pacific region and India for expansion

DataStax, a provider of enterprise-grade Apache Cassandra, announced it has secured $106m in series E financing. The company’s chief customer officer and co-founder Matt Pfeil told BCN that NoSQL and is quickly becoming the transactional database technology of choice.

Netflix pays AT&T for interconnect

Netflix is paying AT&T fir guaranteed QoS following similar agreements with Verizon and Comcast.

Internet video player Netflix, which hosts its service on AWS, has struck yet another peering agreement with a US carrier, this time AT&T, essentially paying for better quality of service for customers using the provider’s network. The deal was confirmed by AT&T and sits against a background of uproar over network neutrality debate in the US.

Netflix loses chief cloud architect to VC firm

Adrian Cockroft, a Netflix and eBay Research Labs veteran has joined Battery Ventures as an adviser to its portfolio investments

The former cloud guru that architected Netflix’s move from its own datacentres into the Amazon Web Services public cloud has reportedly left the company to join Battery Ventures as an adviser to the company and its portfolio investments.

Netflix enlists Teradata for big data integration

Netflix will use Teradata's big data analytics cloud platform fo rquery-based analysis

Netflix has tapped data warehousing specialist Teradata to help analyse billions of rows of code for the cloud-based television service provider using the company’s recently-announced cloud-based big data analytics platform, aptly called Teradata Cloud.