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Netflix’s New Series Dark Looks Like the Scarier German Version of Stranger Things

“A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers. Their search for a culprit unearths a small town’s sins and secrets.” No, it’s not the description of Stranger Things. It’s actually the plot of a new Netflix original series called Dark and while the two sound very similar, but that’s where the…

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Google Offers Cheaper Version of Cloud Services to Run Low Priority Jobs

Google Cloud 300x267 Google Offers Cheaper Version of Cloud Services to Run Low Priority JobsSome departments in your company do not need cloud computing resources to carry high-performance tasks, right? Because Google has just formatted a service plan for such demands. Google launched Preemptible Virtual Machine, a new cloud service that allows to use computing resources at low costs. The offer is suitable for workloads with low priority and can, therefore, be interrupted.

The search giant introduced a new cloud platform that cost 70% less than the same default setting in Compute Engine. The Preemptible Virtual Machine can do well cheap, about $ 0.01 per instance/hour. The most affordable VM charges per hour can range anywhere between $ 0.03 per hour, up to $ 0.11 per hour or more. The problem is that the VMs may stop working when you need it or face peak periods.

The company argues, however, that the offer (in beta) serves very well the various computational tasks. The company cites, for example, some critical workflows that can be distributed among multiple virtual machines. However, it would be a bad idea to adopt the approach to process analysis, modeling, and simulations that require high computing power and instant answers.

To provide the service, Google will use the free capacity in its data center. At times when there is a peak in demand and Google needs more resources, virtual machines involved in Preemptible Compute Engine VMs are recalled and interrupts the current processing. Users receive a notice period of 30 seconds, which should be enough to save your work. Google said No Preemptible VM can run for more than 24 hours straight.

According to the Google post, “all machine types are charged a minimum of 10 minutes. For example, if you run your instance for 2 minutes, you will be billed for 10 minutes of usage. After 10 minutes, instances are charged in 1 minute increments, rounded up to the nearest minute. For example, an instance that lives for 11.25 minutes will be charged for 12 minutes of usage.”

According to Google, there are many that utilize cloud scalability and pricing model to calculate relatively intensive, but short-term assignments. It includes the coding of video, reproduction of visual effects and calculations based on large amounts of information, such as in data analysis, simulation, and genomics.

The solution is quite similar to that of Spot Instances offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The model of AWS differs in price. Google has a fixed cost while the competitor price varies according to demand.

The market leader AWS routinely cuts their cloud pricing. The company is facing tough competition with Google and Microsoft to maintain its lead in cloud computing and tries to woo more developers to come to its solutions with lower prices, more hardware offerings and more advanced technologies. Microsoft, on the other hand, progressed enough to be a serious threat to Amazon’s dominance in the market.

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Google Offers Cheaper Version of Cloud Services to Run Low Priority Jobs

Google Cloud 300x267 Google Offers Cheaper Version of Cloud Services to Run Low Priority JobsSome departments in your company do not need cloud computing resources to carry high-performance tasks, right? Because Google has just formatted a service plan for such demands. Google launched Preemptible Virtual Machine, a new cloud service that allows to use computing resources at low costs. The offer is suitable for workloads with low priority and can, therefore, be interrupted.

The search giant introduced a new cloud platform that cost 70% less than the same default setting in Compute Engine. The Preemptible Virtual Machine can do well cheap, about $ 0.01 per instance/hour. The most affordable VM charges per hour can range anywhere between $ 0.03 per hour, up to $ 0.11 per hour or more. The problem is that the VMs may stop working when you need it or face peak periods.

The company argues, however, that the offer (in beta) serves very well the various computational tasks. The company cites, for example, some critical workflows that can be distributed among multiple virtual machines. However, it would be a bad idea to adopt the approach to process analysis, modeling, and simulations that require high computing power and instant answers.

To provide the service, Google will use the free capacity in its data center. At times when there is a peak in demand and Google needs more resources, virtual machines involved in Preemptible Compute Engine VMs are recalled and interrupts the current processing. Users receive a notice period of 30 seconds, which should be enough to save your work. Google said No Preemptible VM can run for more than 24 hours straight.

According to the Google post, “all machine types are charged a minimum of 10 minutes. For example, if you run your instance for 2 minutes, you will be billed for 10 minutes of usage. After 10 minutes, instances are charged in 1 minute increments, rounded up to the nearest minute. For example, an instance that lives for 11.25 minutes will be charged for 12 minutes of usage.”

According to Google, there are many that utilize cloud scalability and pricing model to calculate relatively intensive, but short-term assignments. It includes the coding of video, reproduction of visual effects and calculations based on large amounts of information, such as in data analysis, simulation, and genomics.

The solution is quite similar to that of Spot Instances offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The model of AWS differs in price. Google has a fixed cost while the competitor price varies according to demand.

The market leader AWS routinely cuts their cloud pricing. The company is facing tough competition with Google and Microsoft to maintain its lead in cloud computing and tries to woo more developers to come to its solutions with lower prices, more hardware offerings and more advanced technologies. Microsoft, on the other hand, progressed enough to be a serious threat to Amazon’s dominance in the market.

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  • Amazon is Still the Leader When it Comes to Cloud Pricing
  • Google Invests Massively in IaaS and Decreases Prices
  • Google Unlocks Competition to Amazon with Compute Engine
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant Report Shows Only a Race Between AWS…
  • Google Gambles on Management Tool Docker for Building Open…


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BitTorrent removes 10 folder limit in free version of Sync, slashes Pro price from annual to one-time $40 fee

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BitTorrent today updated its file synchronization service for the desktop to version 2.2, adding some important changes for free and Pro users. You can download the latest release now for Windows, Mac, and Linux from getsync.com.

BitTorrent’s goal with Sync is simple: Move large amounts of data directly and efficiently between devices without leaning on a cloud service. After first introducing the product in April 2013, BitTorrent eventually released Sync out of beta in March 2015, while also debuting Sync Pro, a premium edition of Sync priced at $ 39.99 per year that adds new functionality not available in the free version.

With today’s Sync versions 2.2 release, the company is offering “a clearer delineation between personal users and business users.” Personal users are now able to purchase a “perpetual license” for Sync Pro for $ 39.99 that means they don’t have to pay every year to keep all the Pro features.

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Yet that license comes with a catch: It only covers future updates for 2.X versions. “If and when a v.3 launches it will be considered a new product addressing a different use case,” a BitTorrent spokesperson told VentureBeat. “For now we’re focused on the 2.X generation of Sync.”

Personal users that have already paid for a Pro license will receive an email with instructions for how to convert to this new pricing model (as opposed to sticking with the old $ 39.99 per year model). Business accounts for Sync Pro, however, will remain subscription-based.

There is also some good news for users of the free version of Sync: Version 2.2 removes the 10 folder limit. While Sync puts no limits on file sizes and transfer speeds, it previously only let you share up to 10 folders, and users would simply get around this limit by merging folders. Now that restriction’s gone, so you can once again organize your files just as you like.

To generate interest in the Pro product, BitTorrent previously included a free 30-day trial for new installations: all Sync Pro functionality for a month when you first launch Sync. That feature is now opt-in, likely because users of the free version are perfectly happy without Pro features.

Additional updates in the 2.2 release also include the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. BitTorrent says these improvements are based on feedback gathered from user surveys, its forum, and “other feedback channels.”

Lastly, as part of the Sync 2.2 release, BitTorrent today also launched a Sync reseller program. Resellers can offer Sync licensing to their customers directly, including the option to bundle Sync with their own solutions.

BitTorrent today also reminded Sync users that a Sync-based file replication product is still in development for larger scale deployments. Last we heard of this product, which is largely targeted at IT departments, it was scheduled for a 2015 release. BitTorrent added nothing new today in terms of timing, though a spokesperson said, “We are, however, interested in speaking with potential partners; they will help us ensure we build a product they need.”

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