Informative Monday mornings with 100TB’s Tech News Roundup, featuring the hottest stories in the world of business and technology.

 

Cloaking Devices: From Harry Potter to Klingon Bird of Prey

Since our early childhoods we have all been fascinated with the idea of becoming invisible. We fantasize about all of the naughty things we could have done as kids, the tricks we could have played on others. Then we grow up a little, and our fascination gears towards cloaking devices, such as the iconic Klingon Bird-of-Prey ship, which was eventually developed to fire weapons whilst being invisible. Such a device was described as an energy screen which made the hidden object undetectable to sensors.

Towards the end of February 2016, Team8 announced the closure of a $23 million strategic round of Series B investment. The new partnerships forged by the funding included AT&T, Accenture, Nokia, Mitsui and Temasek who will be joining other big names such as Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Bessemer Venture Partners, Marker LLC and Innovation Endeavours in playing a role in this company’s rapid ascent to cyber-stardom.

Exponentially Growing Big Data

The Met Office is considered to be the most comprehensive weather and climate service in the world. It processes around a petabyte – that’s one million gigabytes – of data every day and has a data store that already stands at over 60 petabytes, and is growing exponentially. Data doesn’t get much bigger than this today – and CIO Charles Ewen wants even more of it to ensure the organization can meet its stated mission of working at the forefront of weather and climate science for the protection, prosperity and wellbeing of the environment, economy and citizens of the UK.

Virtual hosting is probably one of the most commonly encountered technologies in the hosting industry. It is the method through…

Universal Uniformity

You may not have heard of Microsoft’s new Universal Windows Platform, but it has potentially huge implications for the global software and gaming industries. For the first time, Microsoft has incorporated a closed platform-within-a-platform into Windows 10, with one API set capable of running on all Windows 10-powered devices, from smartphones and tablets to PCs and laptops.

Harness the power of Apache on your 100TB server

One of the oldest web servers on the market and also the most used on the internet, Apache is a key component of oft used LAMP stack consisting of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.  With a market share estimated to be over 50% of the market, there’s a fair chance that many of the websites you browse will be powered by it. In this article of the Hosting 101 series, we shall be looking at setting up the Apache Web Server in Debian and Ubuntu.

Having started over 20 years ago – and spending most of those 20 years as the most used web server software – Apache is probably one of the most used least recognized pieces of software in the world. With over 50% of the web server market share, millions of people will likely make use of Apache every day without even realizing it. In this article I will be looking at how you can set up Apache on CentOS and Red Hat Linux dedicated servers and virtual private servers.