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How the NHIT Care Campaign is aiding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Erin Dietsche | MedCity News | October 20, 2017

On September 20, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. The storm brought down the island’s electrical grid, leaving individuals without power, running water and medical care. That’s why the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved launched the NHIT Care Campaign, an initiative aimed at helping Puerto Rico’s Federally Qualified Health Centers.

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In The Cloud, It's Amazon Vs. The Rest

Dana Blankenhorn | Seeking Alpha | September 25, 2012

VMware (VMW) is just the latest company to join the OpenStack Foundation, an effort to build an open source cloud stack from parts first developed by NASA, then Rackspace (RAX), and now being implemented at the latter. Read More »

Introducing OpenAI

Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, and the OpenAI team | OpenAI blog | December 11, 2015

OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return. Since our research is free from financial obligations, we can better focus on a positive human impact. We believe AI should be an extension of individual human wills and, in the spirit of liberty, as broadly and evenly distributed as possible.The outcome of this venture is uncertain and the work is difficult, but we believe the goal and the structure are right. We hope this is what matters most to the best in the field.

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IT Pros Call Out Healthcare.gov For Lack Of Cloud Computing Prowess

Beth Pariseau | SearchCloudComputing | October 17, 2013

IT industry experts said the launch of Healthcare.gov this month was hobbled by a byzantine, "old-school" infrastructure. Could cloud computing have solved the site's performance problems? Read More »

Keeping Patient Data Safe with Open Source Tools

Healthcare is experiencing a revolution. In a tightly regulated and ancient industry, the use of free and open source software makes it uniquely positioned to see a great deal of progress. I work at a scrappy healthcare startup where cost savings are a top priority. Our primary challenge is how to safely and efficiently manage personally identifying information (PII), like names, addresses, insurance information, etc., and personal health information (PHI), like the reason for a recent clinical visit, under the regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, HIPAA, which became mandatory in the United States in 2003.

Lessons From AWS Part I: The Crush Of The Boa Constrictor

Gabriel Lowy | Tech-Tonics | June 12, 2013

The cloud industry is often portrayed as a race between Amazon’s AWS, Google’s Compute Engine and Microsoft’s Windows Azure.  The reality however, at least to date, is more like AWS and the also-rans.  The lesson is scale and the classroom is Walmart. Read More »

Lessons From AWS Part II: Is Open Source Lock-In Better?

Gabriel Lowy | Tech-Tonics | June 15, 2013

In Part I, I drew comparisons between AWS and Walmart, and emphasized differentiation as the key component to compete with the 800-pound cloud gorilla.  For over a decade, I have held that open source is the antidote to vendor lock-in and dis-innovation.  In Part II, I maintain that advocacy, but with a caveat... Read More »

Lessons from AWS Part III: Consumer Platform Drives Cloud Lead

Gabriel Lowy | Tech-Tonics | June 24, 2013

There has been a lot of discussion, including Part I of this series, about Amazon’s relentless leverage of scale to drive down pricing in cloud services.  What is much less talked about is how its consumer platform drives its cloud leadership. Read More »

NASA Achieves Data Goals For Mars Rover With Open Source Software

Mark Bohannon | opensource.com | October 22, 2012

Since the landing of NASA’s rover, Curiosity, on Mars on August 6, 2012 (Universal Earth Time -- evening of August 5, Pacific Time), I have been following the incredible wealth of images that have been flowing back. I am awestruck by the breadth and beauty of the them. 
The technological challenge of Curiosity sending back enormous amounts of data has, in my opinion, not been fully appreciated... Read More »

NASA Tells The World About Mars With AWS

Staff Writer | Amazon Web Services | August 7, 2012

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is the premier NASA center for the robotic exploration of space. JPL has sent a robot to every planet in the solar system. NASA/JPL is also leading the way in the adoption of cloud computing across the federal government. In fact, cloud computing is an essential part of the tactical operations pipeline for the Mars Science Laboratory mission... Read More »

Netflix Open Sources Its Hadoop Manager For AWS

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | June 22, 2013

Netflix has open sourced its software to make running Hadoop jobs on the Amazon Web Services cloud as easy as possible. Read More »

Netflix Positioned To Lead The Next Wave Of Cloud Adoption

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | June 24, 2013

As the cloud grows in importance, Netflix is positioned to lead mainstream enterprises to adopt it in droves. Read More »

New From Netflix: Open-Sourced Gatekeeper To Improve The Delivery Of Web Services

Barb Darrow | GigaOM | June 12, 2013

Netflix is open sourcing yet another tool to augment the Amazon Web Services infrastructure it relies on to deliver streaming media to myriad devices. Read More »

New Platfora Release With Open Data Access And Flexible Workflow Options Makes Big Data Analytics Available For All

Press Release | Platfora | May 14, 2014

Platfora today announced an update to its full-stack analytics platform with significant feature enhancements to tightly couple Big Data Analytics into core production workflows within the enterprise. 

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New release of Eucalyptus open source cloud solution

Ted Samson | InfoWorld | November 26, 2012

Building on its strong ties to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Eucalyptus today unveiled the latest update to its open source cloud computing platform, adding expanded AWS storage compatibility as well as features to speed up installation and simplify management via a new GUI with self-service capabilities. Read More »