With each fall comes a new season premieres for over a hundred new TV shows, as well as the need to catch up on the backlog of missed episodes.
A new study by by cloud optimization company Newvem checked 61,545 Amazon Web Services instances which total a yearly spend of over $157 million. The good news is that cloud users are getting much more savvy about security, utilization, and optimization.
But there’s still room to improve — a lot of room.
For certain things, the cloud is easier … someone else, after all, has to worry about your servers staying online. But for other purposes, such as determining optimum resource utilization, the cloud can be more difficult.
How hard are all those virtual servers actually working, after all?
Video serving company Avail-TVN just closed a $100 million funding round. The company offers digital video for cable TV networks.
The pioneering on-demand cloud gaming service, OnLive, is offering all users a free five-day rental of both Homefront and Red Faction: Armageddon during its Frag Feast promotion this Thanksgiving weekend. In addition, you can buy your first full OnLive game for just one dollar, an offer that includes such recent blockbuster titles as Batman: Arkham City, L.A. Noire and Saints Row: The Third.
Get your iPads ready to kick back on the couch. Motorola intends to bring streaming video to tablets and mobile phones in the home via a set-top box, according to Reuters.