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Juniper CTO talks cloud, high-speed networking JUNIPER CTO TALKS CLOUD, HIGH-SPEED NETWORKING

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Dec 12, 2018

Cloud computing is changing everything – just ask Juniper CTO Bikash Koley.Along with that notion Koley says that there are a number of certainties about the future of building out large cloud infrastructures: Multicloud is a real inflection point for enterprises and service providers; there w...

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Microsoft is readying a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription bundle MICROSOFT IS READYING A CONSUMER MICROSOFT 365 SUBSCRIPTION BUNDLE

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Dec 12, 2018

Microsoft is working on a new subscription bundle aimed at consumers, which looks to be named "Microsoft 365 Consumer." The coming bundle will be the consumer-focused complement to Microsoft's existing Microsoft 365 subscription bundle for business users.A couple of recent Microsoft jo...

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The rise of Kubernetes epitomizes the transition from big data to flexible data THE RISE OF KUBERNETES EPITOMIZES THE TRANSITION FROM BIG DATA TO FLEXIBLE DATA

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Dec 12, 2018

Kubernetes is not exactly under the radar technology. Kubecon, the main event for Kubernetes in the US, has been sold out for a while. People such as Sarah Wells, technical director for Operations and Reliability at The Financial Times, comment on its phenomenal growth as a sign the technology is &q...

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​Bitnami Kubernetes Production Runtime released ​BITNAMI KUBERNETES PRODUCTION RUNTIME RELEASED

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Dec 12, 2018

If you want to use a safe third-party container, smart people know they should turn to Bitnami. This company packages, deploys, and maintains applications in virtually any format for any platform. Now, at KubeCon in Seattle, Bitnami announced its Kubernetes release: Bitnami Kubernetes Production Run...

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Kubernetes etcd data project joins CNCF KUBERNETES ETCD DATA PROJECT JOINS CNCF

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Dec 11, 2018

How do you store data across a Kubernetes container cluster? With etcd. This essential part of Kubernetes has been managed by CoreOS/Red Hat. No longer. Now, the open-source etcd project has been moved from Red Hat to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).What is etcd? No, it's not what h...

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Report: Cloud companies are paying for a growing share of internet infrastructure REPORT: CLOUD COMPANIES ARE PAYING FOR A GROWING SHARE OF INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE

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Dec 11, 2018

Online service providers (OSPs) are paying for a relatively small but growing share of the world's internet infrastructure, a new study shows. The results make sense: As cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services take on greater enterprise demand, and as content providers like Facebook han...

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NSF Looks to Cloud to Accelerate Scientific Research NSF LOOKS TO CLOUD TO ACCELERATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

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Dec 11, 2018

The National Science Foundation supports scientists in Antarctica who conduct research on biology, climate change, geology and astrophysics. NSF was also instrumental in serving as a bridge between ARPANET and the internet. From cyberspace to the farthest reaches of the earth, the agency pursues its...

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The Top Cloud Computing Trends to Follow in 2019 THE TOP CLOUD COMPUTING TRENDS TO FOLLOW IN 2019

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Dec 11, 2018

Enterprise computing has evolved a lot in recent years with new trends constantly arising. Keeping up with said trends is essential to successful enterprise computing. Attending conferences and following news helps IT professionals prepare for what comes. It’s also helpful to check in with sol...

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Create your cloud code installer with CNAB and Duffle CREATE YOUR CLOUD CODE INSTALLER WITH CNAB AND DUFFLE

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Dec 11, 2018

When you build code, you need to deliver it in a way it installs and runs with as little friction as possible. That’s easy in the traditional application world, where you can target an installer at the end of a build, delivering your code to repositories, stores, and system and service managem...

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The private cloud is now a peripheral to the public cloud THE PRIVATE CLOUD IS NOW A PERIPHERAL TO THE PUBLIC CLOUD

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Dec 11, 2018

No matter if you’re looking at Microsoft’s Azure Stack, Amazon Web Services’s Outpost, or Google's Kubernetes Engine (GKE) on premises, that emerging pattern is the same: placing an on-premises version of a pubic cloud’s cloud services that runs on hardware in the data ce...

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Looking forward to the future of cloud computing LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE OF CLOUD COMPUTING

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Dec 11, 2018

Imagine a world where anyone in your organisation can source computing capacity automatically and use this resource to run technology-led projects that will help disrupt your business for the better. That’s the vision for the development of cloud computing during the next decade. Movement towa...

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What cloud computing is doing for emerging markets WHAT CLOUD COMPUTING IS DOING FOR EMERGING MARKETS

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Dec 11, 2018

Software development is starting up in countries previously unassociated with information technology, providing an opportunity for economic growth in emerging markets. The breadth, power and scope of cloud computing has changed the way we think about information technology and the next generation of...

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NAB looks at moving core banking to the public cloud NAB LOOKS AT MOVING CORE BANKING TO THE PUBLIC CLOUD

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Dec 11, 2018

The National Australia Bank (NAB) is diving head first into its public cloud-first strategy, making plans to not only shift a few hundred apps to Amazon Web Services (AWS), but also to consolidate all of its information into a single, real-time data lake as it lays the foundation for sending core ba...

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​LG CNS partners with Megazone Cloud in public cloud ​LG CNS PARTNERS WITH MEGAZONE CLOUD IN PUBLIC CLOUD

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Dec 11, 2018

LG CNS has partnered with Megazone Cloud, South Korea's largest public cloud vendor, to expand its cloud business, the company announced.Megazone Cloud, an AWS Premier Partner, boasts around 900 customers with revenue of 220 billion won (US$195 million), the largest for a public cloud firm in So...

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Microsoft to stop supporting its Azure Container Service in January 2020 MICROSOFT TO STOP SUPPORTING ITS AZURE CONTAINER SERVICE IN JANUARY 2020

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Dec 10, 2018

Microsoft will cease supporting its Azure Container Service (ACS) as of January 31, 2020, officials revealed last week. ACS is being replaced by Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS), which the company introduced in 2017. Microsoft's ACS for developing, deploying and maintaining contai...

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ST Telemedia to build another Singapore data centre amidst growing cloud demand ST TELEMEDIA TO BUILD ANOTHER SINGAPORE DATA CENTRE AMIDST GROWING CLOUD DEMAND

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Dec 10, 2018

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has unveiled plans to build its seventh and largest data centre in Singapore, as it looks to meet growing demand for cloud computing services in the region.With construction slated to begin early-2019, the five-storey facility will have a gloss floor area o...

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Employers: we EMPLOYERS: WE'LL BOOST PAY, AND EVEN SOME TRAINING, FOR CLOUD COMPUTING SKILLS

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Dec 10, 2018

Cloud computing was supposed to alleviate many of the headaches associated with running applications and systems -- particularly when it comes to administration and maintenance. However, recent data shows employers are still scrambling to find people with the talent and skills to oversee cloud envir...

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Rising Usage of Cloud Computing to Drive Cloud Analytics Market RISING USAGE OF CLOUD COMPUTING TO DRIVE CLOUD ANALYTICS MARKET

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Dec 07, 2018

The vast rise in adoption of cloud-based applications and services across the enterprise sector has been allowing the promising expansion of the global cloud analytics market and is likely to drive the market in the years ahead as well, states TMR Research in a recent market research report. The rep...

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How to become a transformative enterprise in the cloud HOW TO BECOME A TRANSFORMATIVE ENTERPRISE IN THE CLOUD

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Dec 07, 2018

Cloud computing isn’t a technology problem solved by moving workloads out of private data centers and into public clouds. As cloud guru Bernard Golden puts it, “What you need to really take advantage of cloud computing is a complete rethink of your approach to IT.” Yet even this de...

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The path to cloud security goes through integration THE PATH TO CLOUD SECURITY GOES THROUGH INTEGRATION

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Dec 07, 2018

The cloud security problem is not really a problem any more. Indeed, we have the best security technology in the public clouds these days, and in some cases it’s better than what’s in the on-premises systems that are no longer receiving the R&D spending love.So, if security is so goo...

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How Will Federal Cloud Use Evolve in 2019? HOW WILL FEDERAL CLOUD USE EVOLVE IN 2019?

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Dec 07, 2018

It was a banner year for federal cloud adoption. Cloud services contract obligations were expected to increase by about 32 percent in fiscal year 2018, reaching an all-time high of about $6.5 billion, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Government.Meanwhile, according to Ashley Mahan, acting direc...

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Rethinking disaster recovery for the cloud RETHINKING DISASTER RECOVERY FOR THE CLOUD

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Dec 06, 2018

On September 4, 2018, a cooling problem in a data center created an outage for Microsoft Azure cloud that impacted companies across the south central United States. “Azure was down for most of one business day,” said one IT professional. “Though we’re a nationwide company, al...

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Cloud Architecture and Cloud Computing Trends in 2019 CLOUD ARCHITECTURE AND CLOUD COMPUTING TRENDS IN 2019

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Dec 06, 2018

The tech game has changed! With the dawn of the internet, the advances in computing and software development anyone can access the world’s best technology while sitting at his/her kitchen table. Almost all enterprises, small or big – doesn’t matter, seems to have shifted their focu...

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Federal IT leaders report advances in cloud adoption for critical services FEDERAL IT LEADERS REPORT ADVANCES IN CLOUD ADOPTION FOR CRITICAL SERVICES

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Dec 05, 2018

As federal agencies move beyond the “Cloud First” era of the prior administration and toward what White House officials now call a “Cloud Smart” approach, a new study suggests federal IT executives appear increasingly well-positioned to capitalize on cloud adoption and the un...

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Software AG Cloud Simplifies Cloud Computing SOFTWARE AG CLOUD SIMPLIFIES CLOUD COMPUTING

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Dec 05, 2018

Software AG recently unveiled its next-gen Software AG Cloud -- an open, enterprise-grade cloud platform that helps build, test, deploy, and manage everything, starting from simple apps to intricate, cloud-enabled enterprise and IoT applications. The solution is an agile one-stop shop for 'all t...

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AWS Launches Ground Station, a Satellite Managed Data System AWS LAUNCHES GROUND STATION, A SATELLITE MANAGED DATA SYSTEM

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Dec 05, 2018

Amazon Web Services, Inc. recently launched AWS Ground Station -- a new service that makes it cost-effective as well as easy for customers to download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions via a fully managed network of 12 ground station antennas located across the globe. After...

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Choosing Between Microsoft Dynamics CRM Cloud and On-Premise CHOOSING BETWEEN MICROSOFT DYNAMICS CRM CLOUD AND ON-PREMISE

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Dec 05, 2018

The customer is always correct, and this CRM tool from Microsoft both on-premises and in the cloud will ensure it remains that way. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) has become a necessity today as businesses, whether it’s small or big, has realised the significance of better relations wi...

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Software licensing: The blind spot in public cloud costs SOFTWARE LICENSING: THE BLIND SPOT IN PUBLIC CLOUD COSTS

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Dec 05, 2018

Over the last five years, as enterprise IT teams have implemented better cloud governance, they have moved from “cloud bill shock” to actively managing and optimizing their public cloud spend. In fact, the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report found that optimizing cloud costs is the...

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3 Considerations When Choosing a Cloud Security 3 CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING A CLOUD SECURITY

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Dec 05, 2018

Most small banks and credit unions simply can’t afford a $250,000-a-year cyberthreat hunter or security researcher. Many are lucky if they have a full-time IT support person on staff, let alone one with specialized security certifications and expertise.EY’s Global Information Security Su...

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How Cloud Computing Can Reinvent Enterprise Imaging HOW CLOUD COMPUTING CAN REINVENT ENTERPRISE IMAGING

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Dec 04, 2018

While doctors and nurses are still the driving force behind delivering excellent care, technology is playing an increasingly important role. And it’s not just new devices or robotics that are disrupting healthcare. The evolution is being propelled by software and AI that are central to everyth...

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10 predictions for the data center and the cloud in 2019 10 PREDICTIONS FOR THE DATA CENTER AND THE CLOUD IN 2019

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Dec 04, 2018

It’s that time of year again, where vacations are planned, going to the mall looks like something out of “Braveheart,” package theft from doorsteps is rampant, and people try their best not to offend. In other words, it’s Christmastime.This leads to an inevitable tradition of...

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Where Is Cloud.Gov Headed in 2019? WHERE IS CLOUD.GOV HEADED IN 2019?

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Dec 04, 2018

The General Services Administration is considering having an outside vendor partner take over the management of cloud.gov. Cloud.gov is a Platform as a Service offering that allows users to build applications in the cloud without having to create their own cloud environments. In a request for inform...

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Docker, Microsoft unveil deployment standard for cloud-native applications DOCKER, MICROSOFT UNVEIL DEPLOYMENT STANDARD FOR CLOUD-NATIVE APPLICATIONS

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Dec 04, 2018

Microsoft and Docker have jointly announced a new project to create “an open-source, cloud-agnostic specification for packaging and running distributed applications,” according to Microsoft’s press notes.A Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB), as it’s called, provides a sta...

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Introduction to the Ultimate Data Storage – Cloud Computing INTRODUCTION TO THE ULTIMATE DATA STORAGE – CLOUD COMPUTING

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Dec 03, 2018

In the current age, everything we do involves technology. New innovations and technologies have not just improved our life, but have become a way of our life. Among these trending technologies, some notable ones are cryptocurrencies or the Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and several others. But...

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What WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE CLOUD?

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Dec 03, 2018

What's the best approach to moving to the cloud? According to Rob Howe, IT director at Guinness World Records (GWR), it's to tread very carefully. Rather than rushing into cloud-led digital transformation, he believes CIOs should evaluate workloads, find partners and -- only then -- think ab...

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​Kubernetes ​KUBERNETES' FIRST MAJOR SECURITY HOLE DISCOVERED

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Dec 03, 2018

Kubernetes has become the most popular cloud container orchestration system by far, so it was only a matter of time until its first major security hole was discovered. And the bug, CVE-2018-1002105, aka the Kubernetes privilege escalation flaw, is a doozy. It's a CVSS 9.8 critical security hole....

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Like it or not, Adobe Creative Cloud has a monopoly on our muscle memory LIKE IT OR NOT, ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD HAS A MONOPOLY ON OUR MUSCLE MEMORY

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Dec 03, 2018

I tried. I really did. But at the final hour, muscle memory won out over frugality and semi-righteous indignation. Even though I promised myself I wouldn't, I signed up for yet another year of Creative Cloud.I have been cranky ever since Adobe moved Creative Cloud to mandatory subscription. It&#...

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Greater collaboration between Accenture and ServiceNow to mean more innovation in Europe GREATER COLLABORATION BETWEEN ACCENTURE AND SERVICENOW TO MEAN MORE INNOVATION IN EUROPE

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Dec 03, 2018

With disruption roiling virtually every industry, companies have recognized they need to digitally transform their business to remain relevant and grow. That transformation will necessarily not be the same for any two companies because every company is different. However, while companies’ spec...

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Increasing Trends Towards Cloud Computing To Bolster Global Telecom Cloud Market INCREASING TRENDS TOWARDS CLOUD COMPUTING TO BOLSTER GLOBAL TELECOM CLOUD MARKET

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Nov 30, 2018

In the past few years, telecom industry has been hampered by the drop in the land line industry all over the globe. Cloud computing is considered as a critical source of development for telecom administrators seeing sluggish development in conventional services. It even bolster telecom services to i...

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Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs AMAZON LAUNCHES PATIENT DATA-MINING SERVICE TO ASSIST DOCS

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Nov 30, 2018

Amazon this week announced its latest data analytics product, one aimed at scouring unstructured data within electronic medical records (EMRs) to offer up insights that physicians can use to better treat patients.Amazon's new Comprehend Medical AWS cloud service is a natural-language processing ...

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H5 Data Centers Continues to Expand, Targeting Regional Growth Markets H5 DATA CENTERS CONTINUES TO EXPAND, TARGETING REGIONAL GROWTH MARKETS

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Nov 30, 2018

The growing adoption of cloud computing and digital content means more data in more places. This trend is creating opportunities for data center providers that extend beyond the traditional business hubs to regional cities, which are in growth mode and a little less crowded.Among the companies targe...

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AWS, Red Hat move to shore up hybrid cloud environments AWS, RED HAT MOVE TO SHORE UP HYBRID CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS

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Nov 30, 2018

Two more signs it’s a hybrid cloud world: This week, Red Hat, in the process of being bought by IBM, acquired a startup that specializes in managing storage across multi-cloud environments. And Amazon launched a raft of hybrid storage services, as well as a service that allows customers to run...

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Cloud native: Application development at the speed of business CLOUD NATIVE: APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AT THE SPEED OF BUSINESS

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Nov 29, 2018

Many organizations have hit a wall when it comes to achieving new kinds of value from their cloud strategies. That’s usually because they have only taken the first step into the cloud—migrating old apps and functionality onto a cloud platform. It worked for a while. However, unlocking th...

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Gains ARM Support on AWS RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX GAINS ARM SUPPORT ON AWS

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Nov 29, 2018

Red Hat has updated its Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system to run on ARM systems atop Amazon EC2 A1 instances, giving business users more options for running their critical workloads. The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for ARM Amazon Machine Images (AMI) that enable the new capabilities ...

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Red Hat Bolsters Hybrid Cloud Management with NooBaa Buy RED HAT BOLSTERS HYBRID CLOUD MANAGEMENT WITH NOOBAA BUY

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Nov 28, 2018

As hybrid cloud and multicloud use by businesses grows, Red Hat is moving to broaden its data management services by acquiring NooBaa, a startup that offers software to help businesses manage data across hybrid and multicloud infrastructures. NooBaa, which was founded in 2013 in Israel, helps compan...

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The AI-powered enterprise is a workplace revolution THE AI-POWERED ENTERPRISE IS A WORKPLACE REVOLUTION

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Nov 28, 2018

A quarter-century into the digital revolution, it’s a truism that “data is the new oil.” Few understand the real implications of that statement, however, nor how much data is replicating the story of oil: From an important adjunct to business, data is increasingly steering business...

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AWS adds blockchain and time-series databases AWS ADDS BLOCKCHAIN AND TIME-SERIES DATABASES

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Nov 28, 2018

Amazon has spent more than a decade trying to free itself of Oracle’s “one database to rule them all” approach, something Amazon snidely calls “clunky” and “old guard.” Not content to unshackle just itself, Amazon has announced a series of database introduct...

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AWS piles on the machine learning services AWS PILES ON THE MACHINE LEARNING SERVICES

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Nov 28, 2018

Amazon has unveiled a boatload of new machine learning services for AWS. The new offerings include AI services for developers, models and algorithms for Amazon SageMaker, automatic data labeling and reinforcement learning services, and AWS-optimized versions of TensorFlow and other familiar machine ...

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Why Google Cloud’s new boss will fail like the old boss WHY GOOGLE CLOUD’S NEW BOSS WILL FAIL LIKE THE OLD BOSS

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Nov 27, 2018

For years, Google Cloud Platform has built more geewizardy-type services than anyone else, leading the other cloud providers in things like AI. It has also done the best job of building impressive open source communities like Kubernetes and TensorFlow. And yet Google Cloud Platform remains a distant...

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How to avoid Cyber Monday stress in your cloud systems HOW TO AVOID CYBER MONDAY STRESS IN YOUR CLOUD SYSTEMS

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Nov 27, 2018

Did your cloud application, retail or not, make it through Cyber Monday? Most did fine, but some found that a lack of architecture and the lack of enabling technology led to some stressful hours.
Today, cloud-based applications that had had as many as 10,000 users a day are now up to 50,000 u...

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Real-Time Data Solutions Will Transform the Data Center Industry in 2019 REAL-TIME DATA SOLUTIONS WILL TRANSFORM THE DATA CENTER INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Nov 26, 2018

Today, we are living in a world where everything around us is connected, from our devices to our vehicles to the everyday technology that powers the way we live. In fact, digital transformation efforts like the Internet of Things (IoT) are already taking nearly every industry by storm with the intro...

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Mass data fragmentation requires a storage rethink MASS DATA FRAGMENTATION REQUIRES A STORAGE RETHINK

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Nov 26, 2018

Companies are experiencing a growing problem of mass data fragmentation (MDF). Data is siloed and scattered all over the organization — on and off premises — and businesses are unable to use the data strategically.When data is fragmented, only a small portion of it is available to be ana...

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Hyperconvergence Not just for specific workloads anymore HYPERCONVERGENCE NOT JUST FOR SPECIFIC WORKLOADS ANYMORE

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Nov 26, 2018

Hyperconvergence has come a long way in a relatively short time, and enterprises are taking advantage of the new capabilities.Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) combines storage, computing and networking into a single system; hyperconverged platforms include a hypervisor for virtualized computing, ...

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Why an open approach to the cloud suits your business best WHY AN OPEN APPROACH TO THE CLOUD SUITS YOUR BUSINESS BEST

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Nov 26, 2018

Cloud computing can involve an array of technical solutions from a series of vendors. As we've seen in our earlier blog posts, the cloud encompasses a series of cloud types - such as applications, infrastructure and platforms - across a range of operating models, including private, public, hybri...

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NSF Partners With Internet2 Consortium for Cloud Computing Research Effort NSF PARTNERS WITH INTERNET2 CONSORTIUM FOR CLOUD COMPUTING RESEARCH EFFORT

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Nov 26, 2018

Internet2, a nonprofit networking consortium, has partnered with the National Science Foundation for a project aimed at studying the use of commercial cloud services for science and engineering research.The two organizations will seek proposals for the Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science ef...

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DHS Sees Value in Cloud Shift as It Consolidates Data Centers DHS SEES VALUE IN CLOUD SHIFT AS IT CONSOLIDATES DATA CENTERS

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Nov 26, 2018

Department of Homeland Security officials have, in the past, cited the operational efficiencies and cost savings of moving to the cloud. The cloud shift also represents an opportunity for DHS to rationalize its data storage strategy. The Office of Management and Budget’s new “Cloud Smart...

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IoT and Cloud Computing – The Future is here IOT AND CLOUD COMPUTING – THE FUTURE IS HERE

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Nov 23, 2018

Internet of things, or IoT, is a technologically advanced concept where sensor data from a range of devices and platforms are integrated into an intuitive platform to improve the Quality of Experience (QoE) for end users. IoT is estimated to generate more than 500 zettabytes of data per year by 2019...

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The era of RAAS is here google cloud robotics platform to go live in 2019 THE ERA OF RAAS IS HERE GOOGLE CLOUD ROBOTICS PLATFORM TO GO LIVE IN 2019

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Nov 23, 2018

Back in 2010, James Kuffner, coined the term “cloud robotics” while working at Google. Since then years have gone by and Google has since tested various cloud robotics efforts, and is going full-bore in 2019 with the launch of the Google Cloud Robotics Platform for developers. Details of...

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Air Force Pushes Ahead on Its Mobile and Cloud Initiatives AIR FORCE PUSHES AHEAD ON ITS MOBILE AND CLOUD INITIATIVES

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Nov 21, 2018

The Air Force began an experiment last month at 20 out of its 187 bases to test its Enterprise IT as a Service model and use commercially owned and operated IT services at those bases to learn and adjust before transitioning to the rest of the service branch 2020. That is a major undertaking, the go...

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Cloud computing comes of age as the foundation for enterprise digital transformation CLOUD COMPUTING COMES OF AGE AS THE FOUNDATION FOR ENTERPRISE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Nov 21, 2018

Last year Forrester predicted that cloud computing would radically accelerate enterprise transformation everywhere. After a decade of powering small and medium business success -- and giving disruptive companies the tools and technologies they needed to compete head on with the world's largest f...

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Will Cloud Computing Kill Open Source Development? WILL CLOUD COMPUTING KILL OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT?

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Nov 21, 2018

Redis changed the licensing of some of their enterprise modules to be licensed under the Apache 2.0+ Common Clause. These modules cannot be used as stand-alone commercial SAAS. This was specifically aimed at cloud providers.The surrounding controversy has raised an issue that has been lurking in the...

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The fusion of artificial intelligence and cloud computing THE FUSION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND CLOUD COMPUTING

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Nov 21, 2018

Probably there is no such industry where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has not been a part of. Ranging from healthcare to travel and tourism, we all have witnessed how AI is transforming all fields giving ease of life to every individual. This growth is driving genuine change wherein the overall spen...

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Workday CIO on tackling SaaS debt and sprawl WORKDAY CIO ON TACKLING SAAS DEBT AND SPRAWL

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Nov 21, 2018

Being the CIO of a cloud ERP provider is a unique balancing act. As the first customer of your company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, you must help drive the company’s flagship forward, but you also must support the technical needs of the organization as a whole.That’s wh...

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The Benefits Of Using Cloud Computing At Your Business THE BENEFITS OF USING CLOUD COMPUTING AT YOUR BUSINESS

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Nov 20, 2018

Cloud computing allows your business to store its data on secure internet-based servers. This affords your business many benefits when compared to storing and accessing your data through in-house servers. Here are some of the greatest benefits of using cloud-based computing for your business. There ...

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How to avoid the coming cloud integration panic HOW TO AVOID THE COMING CLOUD INTEGRATION PANIC

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Nov 20, 2018

You are trying to get an end-of-quarter report out and you’re having some trouble. It seems that while sales are recorded on a public cloud system, inventory is recorded on an on-premises system. You need to combine both data stores for the report, and you have no way of doing so. How was this...

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Cloud Computing Multi-cloud Solutions Transform the Face of IT CLOUD COMPUTING MULTI-CLOUD SOLUTIONS TRANSFORM THE FACE OF IT

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Nov 20, 2018

Multi-cloud’ is just that.  It is the use of more than a single cloud for business solutions.  The clouds used could be Private, Hybrid or Public cloud components.A report by VirtueStream/Forrester found that 86 percent of businesses say that they already are using multiple cloud ven...

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3 Recommendations For Cloud Security 3 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLOUD SECURITY

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Nov 20, 2018

Security is often cited as a concern for organizations who are migrating to the public cloud, but the belief that the public cloud is not secure is a myth. In fact, the leading public cloud service providers have built rigorous security capabilities to ensure that your applications, assets, and serv...

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Building The Next Generation Of AWS Partner Generated Billing BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AWS PARTNER GENERATED BILLING

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Nov 20, 2018

Partners around the world are becoming an integral part of an ongoing transformation. As companies move to the cloud, CloudHealth’s partner community has helped drive technology transformations across thousands of managed service customers.As our partners have built those deeper customer relat...

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5 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2019 5 ENTERPRISE CLOUD STRATEGY TRENDS FOR 2019

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Nov 19, 2018

Cloud computing has become the de facto platform for fueling digital transformations and modernizing IT portfolios. Companies are increasingly finding business agility or cost savings by renting software through vendors such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google. In fact, most enterpris...

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Datadog Monitors Serverless Applications in AWS With New Integration DATADOG MONITORS SERVERLESS APPLICATIONS IN AWS WITH NEW INTEGRATION

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Nov 19, 2018

Datadog can now monitor serverless applications on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Lambda serverless platform. The new capability is enabled by an integration between Datadog’s hybrid cloud monitoring platform and AWS’ X-Ray distributed tracking and tracing system.Serverless architectur...

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Google, Second Fiddle in Cloud Computing, Needs a New Tune GOOGLE, SECOND FIDDLE IN CLOUD COMPUTING, NEEDS A NEW TUNE

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Nov 17, 2018

Google’s new cloud boss is used to being the underdog, and that’s fitting for the role he’s stepping into at one of the world’s most powerful corporations. The Alphabet Inc. unit has been trying for years — halfheartedly, at least until recently — to leverage its ...

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IBM reinforces enterprise multicloud growth with automation tools, ServiceNow expansion IBM REINFORCES ENTERPRISE MULTICLOUD GROWTH WITH AUTOMATION TOOLS, SERVICENOW EXPANSION

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Nov 16, 2018

IBM is looking to make it easier for customers to move to multicloud environments by adding automation tools to its cloud services, and the company is extending its relationship with cloud migration specialists ServiceNow. The driving idea behind both moves is to help customer simplify what can be a...

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Gotcha pricing from the cloud pushes workloads back on premises GOTCHA PRICING FROM THE CLOUD PUSHES WORKLOADS BACK ON PREMISES

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Nov 16, 2018

A new survey by cloud software vendor Nutanix finds that most firms are embracing the hybrid model, but few have actually achieved it. And many are shifting their workloads back on premises because of cloud costs.This was Nutanix’s first global Enterprise Cloud Index, so it doesn’t have ...

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Former Oracle Exec Thomas Kurian Replaces Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene FORMER ORACLE EXEC THOMAS KURIAN REPLACES GOOGLE CLOUD CEO DIANE GREENE

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Nov 16, 2018

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene is leaving the company and will be replaced by Thomas Kurian, a former top Oracle executive.Kurian will join Google Cloud on Nov. 26 and transition into a leadership role in early 2019. Green will remain CEO through January 2019.Google hired Greene, a former CEO and co-...

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Alibaba Cloud Launches Serverless, Interactive Query Service ALIBABA CLOUD LAUNCHES SERVERLESS, INTERACTIVE QUERY SERVICE

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Nov 15, 2018

Alibaba Cloud launched a Data Lakes Analytics (DLA) service to simplify they way customers analyze data stored in the cloud. DLA is a severless, interactive query service hosted on the cloud platform that derives insights from customers’ cloud storage data in data lake scenario.A data lake is ...

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Amazon Awarded Patents For Cryptography And Distributed Data Storage AMAZON AWARDED PATENTS FOR CRYPTOGRAPHY AND DISTRIBUTED DATA STORAGE

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Nov 15, 2018

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published two patents awarded to E-commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon.The two patents, one in digital signatures and another in distributed data storage, were published on November 13, 2018. The first patent focuses on a signature delegation te...

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Cloud Computing Relentless Shift of Resources from On-Premise to Cloud CLOUD COMPUTING RELENTLESS SHIFT OF RESOURCES FROM ON-PREMISE TO CLOUD

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Nov 14, 2018

The move to cloud computing is on.  Today 19 percent of IT budget is spent on cloud computing.  By 2022, Gartner expects that percentage to grow to 28 percent.  The biggest segment of IT cloud spending will be application software — 40 percent of spending on applications in 2022...

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Fix your data before you move it to the cloud FIX YOUR DATA BEFORE YOU MOVE IT TO THE CLOUD

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Nov 13, 2018

Data seems to be a forgotten component of a good system architecture. In cloud migrations, I’m often taken back how the data that was bad on-premises is worse in the cloud.What does bad data look like? Poor data structures, redundant data, no single source of truth, and security and compliance...

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Cisco fuses SD-WAN, security and cloud services CISCO FUSES SD-WAN, SECURITY AND CLOUD SERVICES

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Nov 13, 2018

Looking to help customers batten down the edge, Cisco is marrying its software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) software with security features while boosting support for cloud services. Many times SD-WAN customers have been forced to choose between adding more security to their SD-WAN at the e...

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Amazon Could Boost Washington Influence With Addition of Hub AMAZON COULD BOOST WASHINGTON INFLUENCE WITH ADDITION OF HUB

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Nov 13, 2018

Placing one of its new headquarters in northern Virginia would expand an already significant inside-the-Beltway presence for Amazon.com Inc., which has more than a dozen federal lobbying firms working on its behalf and whose chief executive, Jeff Bezos, owns The Washington Post.The online retailer&r...

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Serverless and edge disruptors for clouds SERVERLESS AND EDGE DISRUPTORS FOR CLOUDS

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Nov 13, 2018

The cloud business is very much dominated by Amazon, Microsoft and Google, although there are many more regional, niche or smaller cloud providers. The push towards edge and serverless computing mean many technical changes for cloud services. It can also change the market, and offer opportunities to...

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12 ways Azure beats AWS 12 WAYS AZURE BEATS AWS

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Nov 12, 2018

Amazon Web Services is an amazing constellation of products, but it’s far from the only game in the cloud world. Microsoft realized long ago that the future of enterprise computing lies in the cloud and it has been investing heavily in owning a piece of this market. The number of products sitt...

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Cloud platform for targeted television advertising CLOUD PLATFORM FOR TARGETED TELEVISION ADVERTISING

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Nov 12, 2018

For years, broadcasting advertisers have struggled to reach more targeted demographics. It’s been increasingly difficult to find narrower audiences—for which broadcasters can charge a premium price—and then move that entire process across multiple media companies. Sure, advertisers...

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Expanding the Cloud – The Second AWS GovCloud (US) Region, AWS GovCloud (US-East) EXPANDING THE CLOUD – THE SECOND AWS GOVCLOUD (US) REGION, AWS GOVCLOUD (US-EAST)

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Nov 12, 2018

Today, I'm happy to announce that the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region, our 19th global infrastructure Region, is now available for use by customers in the US. With this launch, AWS now provides 57 Availability Zones, with another 12 zones and four Regions in Bahrain, Cape Town, Hong Kong SAR, and ...

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5 ways cloud computing will change in the next year 5 WAYS CLOUD COMPUTING WILL CHANGE IN THE NEXT YEAR

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Nov 12, 2018

No longer a brand new technology, cloud computing is entering its "young adult years," according to a Forrester report. The cloud does not function simply as a temporary server anymore, with innovative analytics, machine learning, messaging, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and datab...

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Don’t make your cloud migration a house of cards DON’T MAKE YOUR CLOUD MIGRATION A HOUSE OF CARDS

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Nov 09, 2018

I’m often taken aback by the number of mistakes IT made with on-premises traditional systems that it’s now replicating in the cloud. If you have a cruddy applications design or overall architecture and relocate it the cloud, you end up with cruddy IT assets that are now in the cloud. Fac...

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YotaScale puts predictive analytics into cloud ops YOTASCALE PUTS PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS INTO CLOUD OPS

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Nov 08, 2018

Tackling increased complexity in the cloud space, startup YotaScale offers a predictive-analytics-driven platform for optimizing and managing cloud application operations.The YotaScale Platform offers insights into cloud operations, so IT can take changing application needs into account. Services in...

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The battle of the health clouds THE BATTLE OF THE HEALTH CLOUDS

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Nov 08, 2018

At a recent event, I witnessed a panel discussion featuring senior executives from top tech firms discussing their plans for healthcare. They were steadfast in their belief that health care is going to be disrupted by the big cloud tech providers, which led the moderator to call it the battle of the...

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Cisco-AWS marriage simplifies hybrid-cloud app development CISCO-AWS MARRIAGE SIMPLIFIES HYBRID-CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 08, 2018

Cisco and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will soon offer enterprise customers an integrated platform that promises to help them more simply build, secure, and connect Kubernetes clusters across private data centers and the AWS cloud.The new package, Cisco Hybrid Solution for Kubernetes on AWS, combines C...

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Which cloud performs better, AWS, Azure or Google? WHICH CLOUD PERFORMS BETTER, AWS, AZURE OR GOOGLE?

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Nov 08, 2018

Most IT professionals select cloud providers based on price or proximity to users, but network performance should also be considered. Because as we see in a new report from ThousandEyes, the underlying network architecture of the big cloud providers can have a significant impact on performance. And ...

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Reltio launches industry’s first business user data quality confidence indicator RELTIO LAUNCHES INDUSTRY’S FIRST BUSINESS USER DATA QUALITY CONFIDENCE INDICATOR

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Nov 07, 2018

Reltio, the provider of modern master data management for customer 360, today announced its newest release, version 2018.3 of Reltio Cloud that introduces the industry’s first Data Quality Confidence Indicator for business users and includes enhancements for data connectivity and self-service ...

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How to get your company to handle the cloud truth HOW TO GET YOUR COMPANY TO HANDLE THE CLOUD TRUTH

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Nov 06, 2018

As a technologist, I can get the cloud technology to work. Always. But the ability to change the culture to adapt to cloud technology is what’s hard, and, in some cases, impossible. It’s important to understand your own culture and what changes need to be made around the adoption of clou...

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Edge vs cloud computing which is the best investment? EDGE VS CLOUD COMPUTING WHICH IS THE BEST INVESTMENT?

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Nov 05, 2018

Proactive investing requires making choices that often demand a level of conviction about a decision many years ahead of its time.For Australian ultra high net worth (UHNW) investors – many of whom invest in fintech in California, Boston, Berlin or Shanghai and heavy IT infrastructure via priv...

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The future of cloud interconnects THE FUTURE OF CLOUD INTERCONNECTS

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Nov 05, 2018

There are three types of applications; applications that manage the business, applications that run the business and miscellaneous apps.A security breach or performance related issue for an application that runs the business would undoubtedly impact the top-line revenue. For example, an issue in a h...

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Cloud Computing Top Risk for Businesses CLOUD COMPUTING TOP RISK FOR BUSINESSES

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Nov 05, 2018

Cloud security is the top concern among executives, according to Gartner’s Emerging Risks Report.  Among the top five business risks, other risks cited that are related to security include cyber security disclosure and GDPR compliance. For Gartner’s latest quarterly Emerging Risks R...

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The ‘born in the cloud’ advantage is real, but not absolute THE ‘BORN IN THE CLOUD’ ADVANTAGE IS REAL, BUT NOT ABSOLUTE

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Nov 02, 2018

You often see companies, especially new ones, state that they are “born in the cloud.” But what does that mean? It means that the company was founded at a time where all of its IT assets have always been and are currently in the cloud. It has never owned physical servers or understands w...

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How cloud technologies can help the entertainment industry fight Cyberattacks HOW CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES CAN HELP THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FIGHT CYBERATTACKS

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Nov 01, 2018

The media and entertainment industry is no stranger to cyberattacks. It started with the Sony Pictures Entertainment breach in 2014 where 40 gigabytes of sensitive company data, including private emails, were stolen and posted online. Let’s also not forget that last year when Netflix refused t...

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Managed Kubernetes AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud MANAGED KUBERNETES AWS VS. AZURE VS. GOOGLE CLOUD

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Nov 01, 2018

No doubt about it, Kubernetes is hot. By all indications, the open-source project created by Google, and now shepherded by the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation), has won the war for container orchestration dominance. Would-be competitors such as Mesosphere and Docker Inc. have adopted Kuberne...

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Why Apple’s Siri is already an enterprise product WHY APPLE’S SIRI IS ALREADY AN ENTERPRISE PRODUCT

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Nov 01, 2018

Apple's voice-activated digital assistant, Siri, has come in for more than its share of criticism that it has fallen behind other voice assistants in some ways. Critics don’t seem to understand that Apple’s voice assistant is an enterprise product. This is what happens when you use a...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Care That IBM Just Made the Biggest Software Acquisition Ever 4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CARE THAT IBM JUST MADE THE BIGGEST SOFTWARE ACQUISITION EVER

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Oct 31, 2018

On October 28, IBM announced a deal to acquire Red Hat, the largest distributor of the popular open-source operating system Linux, as the New York Times reported. The deal, estimated by BusinessWeek as costing $33 billion, positions IBM -- one of America’s most venerable technology companies -...

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IBM to move Watson Health to a hybrid cloud IBM TO MOVE WATSON HEALTH TO A HYBRID CLOUD

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Oct 31, 2018

After announcing plans to acquire open source software provider Red Hat this week, IBM now plans to move its Watson Health cognitive services to a hybrid cloud model.Watson, the IBM supercomputer that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze natural language and perform data analytics, has been ...

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Cloud hosting is the secure solution you CLOUD HOSTING IS THE SECURE SOLUTION YOU'VE BEEN SEEKING

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Oct 31, 2018

Business managers are sometimes concerned that a move to the cloud involves a loss of control. What used to be kept in-house is now stored on someone else's servers.That shift can represent a big leap of faith for managers who work in small businesses, especially those who are not tech-savvy. Wh...

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IBM says buying Red Hat makes it the biggest in hybrid cloud IBM SAYS BUYING RED HAT MAKES IT THE BIGGEST IN HYBRID CLOUD

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Oct 30, 2018

In a move that IBM says will make it the world’s leader in hybrid cloud, the company says it’s going to buy open-source giant Red Hat for US$34 billion, banking on what it sees as Red Hat’s potential to become the operating system of choice for cloud providers.IBM says it expects g...

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Rethinking IT for Cloud Computing RETHINKING IT FOR CLOUD COMPUTING

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Oct 29, 2018

Companies continue to move aggressively to the cloud with a goal of ultimately being "all cloud” or “more cloud.” How will this change the composition and core competencies of IT departments, and IT's strategic priorities — and what should CIOs be doing now to prepar...

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Alibaba Cloud Takes on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud ALIBABA CLOUD TAKES ON AWS, AZURE AND GOOGLE CLOUD

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Oct 29, 2018

China’s Alibaba Cloud is opening two data centers in London as it boosts its European offerings and takes on rivals Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.The London data centers will ensure Alibaba Cloud is in position to up the ante in the UK, reportedly the biggest public clo...

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IBM-Red Hat deal What the companies say IBM-RED HAT DEAL WHAT THE COMPANIES SAY

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Oct 29, 2018

IBM announced yesterday that it is buying Red Hat for $34 billion, making it IBM's largest deal to date and the third largest in the history in the US tech industry.After announcing the plan to close the deal sometime in the second half of next year, executives from the two companies held a join...

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Data is the new lifeline of organizations DATA IS THE NEW LIFELINE OF ORGANIZATIONS

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Oct 29, 2018

In this era of big data and analytics, the question which arises in most of the organizations is “Why big data capability framework is critical?”. The reasons would be simple, most of the organizations will have to address value and place bets to thrive in the market. Since technology is...

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Cloud Management Platforms the fuel for digital transformation CLOUD MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS THE FUEL FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Oct 29, 2018

It used to be that “digital disruption” referred to new entrants upending incumbents to re-write the competitive rules. But today, as we enter the new era of digital disruption, incumbent companies are moving away from using the cloud purely for surface-level efficiency plays to driving ...

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Making sense of IBM-Red Hat in the multi-cloud era MAKING SENSE OF IBM-RED HAT IN THE MULTI-CLOUD ERA

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Oct 29, 2018

IBM’s $34 billion bid for Red Hat will have left customers of the two companies wondering what comes next.Big Blue wants Red Hat because it is “the world’s leading provider of open-source cloud solutions, and the emerging leader in the platforms for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud,&rd...

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IBM set to acquire North Carolina-based Red Hat in $34B deal IBM SET TO ACQUIRE NORTH CAROLINA-BASED RED HAT IN $34B DEAL

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Oct 29, 2018

IBM announced Sunday it will acquire North Carolina-based open-source software company Red Hat in a $34 billion stock deal that the technology and consulting giant’s chief executive says will advance the company to the next step in cloud computing.IBM and Raleigh-based Red Hat said in a joint ...

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How to deal with big cloud acquisitions like IBM’s Red Hat purchase HOW TO DEAL WITH BIG CLOUD ACQUISITIONS LIKE IBM’S RED HAT PURCHASE

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Oct 29, 2018

We’ll see more big deals like IBM’s purchase of Red Hat next year. Here’s why: The big enterprise tech companies are losing market share to the cloud, so they are looking to buy back the market share they are losing. In this case, IBM is trying to grow its hybrid cloud business.Ind...

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What IBM-Red Hat means to the cloud and developers WHAT IBM-RED HAT MEANS TO THE CLOUD AND DEVELOPERS

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Oct 29, 2018

For those that haven’t been paying attention, 2018 is the year of open source. This may seem to be a bit of a strange claim given that open source has been with us for decades (and never did get its “year of the desktop”), but in a world where software matters more than ever, grayb...

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IBM pays record $ 34 billion for Red Hat IBM PAYS RECORD $ 34 BILLION FOR RED HAT

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Oct 28, 2018

The american group IBM announced Sunday that it would pay a record $ 34 billion dollars to purchase the software publisher, the open-source Red Hat, that should speed up the presence of the giant computer on the market very juicy and full bloom of the “cloud”.Proof that he sees this as a...

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How the cloud has made you more secure HOW THE CLOUD HAS MADE YOU MORE SECURE

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Oct 26, 2018

Wow, we are near to having 20 percent of our enterprise workloads in the cloud and the world has not collapsed around us—despite such predictions even just three years ago. One of the big fears was over security. But your information is actually safer in the cloud than it is in your own data c...

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Microsoft Cloud Biz Drives Growth, but Competition Weighs MICROSOFT CLOUD BIZ DRIVES GROWTH, BUT COMPETITION WEIGHS

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Oct 24, 2018

Microsoft reported strong revenue growth for its first fiscal quarter of 2019 with the company touting its Azure cloud platform as a driver of that growth. However, a sequential slowdown in some cloud segments could set up an interesting reporting period against rivals like Amazon Web Services (AWS)...

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OpenStack Says Its New StarlingX Edge Computing Project Is Important for IaaS OPENSTACK SAYS ITS NEW STARLINGX EDGE COMPUTING PROJECT IS IMPORTANT FOR IAAS

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Oct 24, 2018

The OpenStack Foundation has launched another independent open source project — the StarlingX project that will focus on edge computing. StarlingX is not an OpenStack sub-project. It’s a full project on its own. At the same time, it uses a number of OpenStack services to provide the core...

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Microsoft shrugs off market swoon thanks to success of its hybrid cloud strategy MICROSOFT SHRUGS OFF MARKET SWOON THANKS TO SUCCESS OF ITS HYBRID CLOUD STRATEGY

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Oct 24, 2018

Microsoft Corp. capped off a no-good awful day on Wall Street with a happy ending, reporting earnings that handily beat analyst estimates.On a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 600 points and the Nasdaq skidded nearly 4.5 percent, Microsoft reported fiscal first-quarter revenu...

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Containers in the Multi-Cloud CONTAINERS IN THE MULTI-CLOUD

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Oct 24, 2018

As more and more organizations utilize containers in their production environments, there is an increased demand for cloud infrastructures that support their use. Many companies have chosen to adopt multi-cloud strategies for a variety of reasons, and while this technology is highly beneficial, it i...

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Data management for the hybrid cloud DATA MANAGEMENT FOR THE HYBRID CLOUD

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Oct 24, 2018

In today’s business world change is the norm and the industry is buzzing with words such as digital transformation, cloud, data monetization, and data privacy. Organizations are talking of a “Cloud First” strategy and moving to a total cloud environment. However, this is the bigges...

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Cloud mass migration a strategy to drive the business innovation (faster) CLOUD MASS MIGRATION A STRATEGY TO DRIVE THE BUSINESS INNOVATION (FASTER)

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Oct 23, 2018

Cloud is reaching maturity and success stories across verticals and geographies abound. This increasingly means that companies that are moving to cloud are happy to adopt an “all-in” approach, in other words a mass migration. In the ten years since cloud computing started transforming th...

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The forced march to cloud computing THE FORCED MARCH TO CLOUD COMPUTING

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Oct 23, 2018

Four of the Top 5 spenders on R&D are also public cloud providers (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple), according to Bloomberg. The focus of most enterprises these days—cloud, cloud, and more cloud—is why current innovation focuses on the cloud, especially the public cloud platform...

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NAB trials AI-powered facial recognition ATM NAB TRIALS AI-POWERED FACIAL RECOGNITION ATM

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Oct 22, 2018

National Australia Bank has begun a trial of new ATMs, which will use artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition software to enable customers to withdraw cash without a card or a phone.The move is part of a push across the bank to use the latest cloud-based systems and will use Microsoft'...

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Where Next With Cloud Security? WHERE NEXT WITH CLOUD SECURITY?

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Oct 20, 2018

Cloud computing is more than a decade old, but cloud security, compliance, and even definitions of the technology components, are changing rapidly. As cloud adoption surges almost everywhere, some governments are even moving from a ‘cloud-first policy’ to a ‘cloud-only policy&rsquo...

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Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments DEVOPS IS MANDATORY FOR MULTICLOUD DEPLOYMENTS

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Oct 19, 2018

A survey of 1,106 business and technology executives published by the IBM Institute for Business Value, finds that 85 percent of companies are already operating in multicloud environments. Moreover, 98 percent are forecasting they will be using multicloud within three years. These findings should su...

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Turning cloud concepts into growth opportunities TURNING CLOUD CONCEPTS INTO GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

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Oct 19, 2018

Interest in cloud computing infrastructures has never been more intense. Members of TeraGo‘s senior team met in Calgary, Alberta recently with local IT executives from various industries to discuss the opportunities and challenges that the cloud offers. The lively morning session was facilitat...

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CLOUD COMPUTING AND BIG DATA TO BRING A NEW WAVE IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CLOUD COMPUTING AND BIG DATA TO BRING A NEW WAVE IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Oct 18, 2018

Emerging Technologies like machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence, IoT etc. have led to innovative ways of business processes. There is an urgent need for organisations to pivot their traditional business process to customise the needs of the modern consumer. Digital transformation is m...

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Cloud Computing IBM and Oracle Cloud Businesses Fail to Impress CLOUD COMPUTING IBM AND ORACLE CLOUD BUSINESSES FAIL TO IMPRESS

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Oct 18, 2018

Oracle and IBM.  Big names.  Big vendors.  But are they being dropped from the pack?Mark Murphy, analyst at JPMorgan, said in June 2018 that “only 6.5% of vendors voted for Oracle as being indispensable to their operations. At the same time, Amazon’s importance to CIOs sho...

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UA, Microsoft to partner on new cloud-computing center UA, MICROSOFT TO PARTNER ON NEW CLOUD-COMPUTING CENTER

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Oct 18, 2018

The University of Arizona and Microsoft Corp. are partnering on a new cloud-computing research center to study issues like how to make power-hungry computer data centers more efficient and sustainable.The UA’s Cloud Infrastructure Renewal Center will foster research on new data-center technolo...

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IBM wants to manage your cloud services no matter which ones you run IBM WANTS TO MANAGE YOUR CLOUD SERVICES NO MATTER WHICH ONES YOU RUN

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Oct 18, 2018

IBM has rolled out a multi-cloud management system that promises to help customers manage, move and integrate apps across multivendor cloud infrastructures.IBM’s new Kubernetes-based Multi-cloud Manager runs on the company’s year-old IBM Cloud Private platform but lets customers manage a...

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How to secure your Azure network HOW TO SECURE YOUR AZURE NETWORK

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Oct 16, 2018

Cloud services like Azure offer a lot of security features straight out of the box, especially if you’re using their platform services. But virtual infrastructures are much like physical infrastructures, connecting virtual machines with software-defined virtual networks. Thus, they need the sa...

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Cloud computing switch as digital transformation takes priority CLOUD COMPUTING SWITCH AS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TAKES PRIORITY

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Oct 16, 2018

Cloud computing is often promoted as a way of reducing costs and giving companies more flexibility about how they buy computing power. However, vendors are now keen to push its ability to help executives reshape their businesses."We're early in the cloud -- about ten percent of the workload...

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Patch Management for Amazon EC2 Instances Organizing, Scheduling and Monitoring Patches PATCH MANAGEMENT FOR AMAZON EC2 INSTANCES ORGANIZING, SCHEDULING AND MONITORING PATCHES

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Oct 16, 2018

In the first part of this series, I showed you how to create a patch baseline that would act as a collection of rules for automatically approving OS patches based on your organization's needs. It is worth noting, however, that creating a patch baseline is really just the first step in the proces...

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Accelerate your end-to-end cloud finance transformation with Oracle ACCELERATE YOUR END-TO-END CLOUD FINANCE TRANSFORMATION WITH ORACLE

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Oct 16, 2018

Industry analysts predict that by 2020, most finance legacy systems will be replaced by cloud-based platforms. CFOs are looking for technology that can provide smarter functionality, automated processes, and real-time capabilities embedded across analytics and mobile. They are looking for solutions ...

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Why healthcare data may be more secure with cloud computing WHY HEALTHCARE DATA MAY BE MORE SECURE WITH CLOUD COMPUTING

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Oct 15, 2018

In the last few years, cloud computing has moved from an option for healthcare providers to, increasingly, a business necessity. By outsourcing data management to a cloud services company, hospitals can free up their own technical staff to do more work closer to their core competencies. “Micro...

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7 cloud services to ease machine learning 7 CLOUD SERVICES TO EASE MACHINE LEARNING

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Oct 15, 2018

One of the last computing chores to be sucked into the cloud is data analysis. Perhaps it’s because scientists are naturally good at programming and so they enjoy having a machine on their desks. Or maybe it’s because the lab equipment is hooked up directly to the computer to record the ...

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How to escape the cloud and move back to on-premise systems HOW TO ESCAPE THE CLOUD AND MOVE BACK TO ON-PREMISE SYSTEMS

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Oct 14, 2018

Suppose that your company decides to leave cloud computing behind and bring everything back into its own sunny data center—go ahead but proceed cautiously, experts say. There are plenty of things to do and to not do, said David-Kenneth Group's Kris Mathisen, senior vice president of the Ma...

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Multicloud does not eliminate vendor lockin MULTICLOUD DOES NOT ELIMINATE VENDOR LOCKIN

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Oct 12, 2018

Not to name names, but I’ve been reading in several publications that one of the main reasons to go to multicloud is to avoid vendor lockin. While I can see the logic behind this assumption—that having more cloud providers means you can be more independent—the reality is much diffe...

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Snapchat’s Cloud Doesn’t Have a Silver Lining SNAPCHAT’S CLOUD DOESN’T HAVE A SILVER LINING

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Oct 11, 2018

Snap Inc. has been through a rocky 19 months as a public company, with shares ending Wednesday’s ugly market day at an all-time low, about 60 percent below its IPO price, before recovering some on Thursday morning. Among Snap’s myriad problems is a wrong-way bet on cloud computing.Snap w...

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Google provides new options for cloud data storage locations and access GOOGLE PROVIDES NEW OPTIONS FOR CLOUD DATA STORAGE LOCATIONS AND ACCESS

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Oct 11, 2018

In one of several additions to its cloud computing offerings today, Google LLC announced new ways make data more accessible in its Cloud Storage service and control where it’s stored around the world. Introduced early Thursday at the company’s Cloud Next conference in London, the new opt...

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How to use App Bundles on Nextcloud HOW TO USE APP BUNDLES ON NEXTCLOUD

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Oct 10, 2018

Nextcloud is one of the most popular on-premises cloud servers on the planet. With good reason. Nextcloud evolved very quickly to encompass the needs of nearly every type of user: From single at-home users to large enterprises. Even better, Nextcloud has become a cloud server platform that is easy t...

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The mainframe and the cloud: friends, not enemies THE MAINFRAME AND THE CLOUD: FRIENDS, NOT ENEMIES

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Oct 10, 2018

Ever since the dawn of cloud computing in the early 2000s, many in the IT industry have questioned the role of the mainframe in the digital world. As companies look to new technologies, many believe cloud computing should replace the mainframe at the heart of business.But cloud computing has not tak...

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Azure Cosmos DB gets the multiple-master boost for distributed apps AZURE COSMOS DB GETS THE MULTIPLE-MASTER BOOST FOR DISTRIBUTED APPS

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Oct 09, 2018

Building distributed systems is hard. When you’re working with applications that span a planet, the speed of light is a brake on what you want to do, complicating data replication among servers and services. Someone buys a widget in Hong Kong at almost the same time as someone in Paris, but th...

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The future is cloudy, with a chance of success THE FUTURE IS CLOUDY, WITH A CHANCE OF SUCCESS

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Oct 09, 2018

I would have titled this post, “How to be a rainmaker in the cloud,” except the term rainmaker often refers to the selling process, which is already succeeding, and that success is a key contributing factor to why so many cloud initiatives are all wet. If nothing else, the popularity of ...

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What a successful AI team really looks like WHAT A SUCCESSFUL AI TEAM REALLY LOOKS LIKE

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Oct 09, 2018

As companies increasingly turn to AI and machine learning, a clearer picture of what it takes to succeed with real-world AI is beginning to take shape. Beyond the small circle of tech giants and early adopters, a different set of skills and approaches is emerging as must-haves for enterprise AI team...

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Serverless cloud computing: Don’t go overboard SERVERLESS CLOUD COMPUTING: DON’T GO OVERBOARD

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Oct 09, 2018

There are lots of big cloud shows coming up, and the core themes will be containers, devops integration, and more serverless computing services, such as databases, middleware, and dev tools. Why the focus on serverless computing? It’s a helpful concept, where you don’t have to think abou...

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Google drops out of Pentagon cloud computing competition GOOGLE DROPS OUT OF PENTAGON CLOUD COMPUTING COMPETITION

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Oct 08, 2018

Google is no longer competing for a Pentagon cloud-computing contract worth up to $10 billion, saying in a statement that the contract may conflict with company principles. A Google spokesman said in a statement obtained by Bloomberg that the company is "not bidding on the JEDI contract because...

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Juniper CEO Rahim talks network, security and multicloud trends JUNIPER CEO RAHIM TALKS NETWORK, SECURITY AND MULTICLOUD TRENDS

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Oct 05, 2018

Juniper CEO Rami Rahim is shepherding a number of key transitions for the company. Juniper made a big bet on 400G Ethernet this summer, detailing how it plans to transition its wide-area network, data center and enterprise portfolio to 400G Ethernet. And earlier this year, Juniper released its Contr...

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3 Cloud Considerations for Smaller Banks 3 CLOUD CONSIDERATIONS FOR SMALLER BANKS

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Oct 05, 2018

Community banks and credit unions frequently enjoy fewer resources for larger technology and IT teams, and as a result, they’re often viewed as too small to handle the onslaught of technology changes required to stay digitally competitive, the American Banker reports. But recent competition fo...

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Why Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Is a Huge Deal WHY PENTAGON CLOUD-COMPUTING CONTRACT IS A HUGE DEAL

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Oct 05, 2018

The U.S. Defense Department is running a winner-take-all competition to choose a cloud-computing company to host its trove of information, perhaps including top national-security secrets, so that warfighters and military leaders can make data-driven decisions at "mission-speed." Amazon.com...

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A tour of cloud computing: “Don’t take the cloud provider’s word for it” A TOUR OF CLOUD COMPUTING: “DON’T TAKE THE CLOUD PROVIDER’S WORD FOR IT”

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Oct 04, 2018

In last year’s JAXenter Technology Trends Survey, we asked readers about their interest in different technologies and, according to the results, the cloud was a very relevant topic for developers. As you can see in the figure below, cloud computing was the runner-up in the “General IT to...

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The impact of cloud computing on medical devices THE IMPACT OF CLOUD COMPUTING ON MEDICAL DEVICES

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Oct 04, 2018

Cloud computing is a subscription-based infrastructure that delivers services such as storage, databases, software, and networking. The healthcare industry and in particular the medical devices sector has been relatively slow in adopting cloud computing technology. However, the tide is turning and i...

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Cloud gamification get workers to actually use AI? CLOUD GAMIFICATION GET WORKERS TO ACTUALLY USE AI?

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Oct 04, 2018

Most Americans have welcomed artificial intelligence into their personal lives, but precious few are using it in the workplace. As employers hungrily invest in AI, they’re asking, “Why not?”An Oracle study released this past June found that while 70 percent of those surveyed use so...

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Cloud Computing advantages every IT entrepreneur must know CLOUD COMPUTING ADVANTAGES EVERY IT ENTREPRENEUR MUST KNOW

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Oct 04, 2018

For startup companies, the cloud hosting delivers a critical differentiator. For the very first time, anybody may take up a business enterprise and put this within an enterprise-grade IT infrastructure which is versatile enough to progress. It nonetheless necessitates minimal funding expenditure.For...

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Cisco Webex outage: Collaboration service finding a lumpy recovery CISCO WEBEX OUTAGE: COLLABORATION SERVICE FINDING A LUMPY RECOVERY

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Oct 04, 2018

Some Cisco Webex users are still having some problems with the collaboration system more than a week after the service went dark. According to the company's website, a major outage began on September 25 and shut down all Webex services including Calling, Meetings, Control Hub, Hybrid Services an...

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Updated: Big data stalwarts Cloudera, Hortonworks to merge, Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly to run new company UPDATED: BIG DATA STALWARTS CLOUDERA, HORTONWORKS TO MERGE, CLOUDERA CEO TOM REILLY TO RUN NEW COMPANY

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Oct 03, 2018

Cloudera and Hortonworks have been symbolic of the “big data” era as two of the most successful companies built around the Hadoop open-source project, but apparently this market isn’t big enough for the both of them. The two companies announced Wednesday that they have agreed to a ...

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Particle Migrates IoT Software Developer Tool to Microsoft PARTICLE MIGRATES IOT SOFTWARE DEVELOPER TOOL TO MICROSOFT

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Oct 03, 2018

Particle moved its desktop IoT developer tool to Microsoft Visual Studio Code allowing for a more common platform to develop, program, and debug applications. It also updated some of its hardware components that make up its full IoT stack. The free IoT developer kit is dubbed the Particle Workbench....

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The cloud in 2019: Multicloud, serverless computing, and Kubernetes containers THE CLOUD IN 2019: MULTICLOUD, SERVERLESS COMPUTING, AND KUBERNETES CONTAINERS

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Oct 02, 2018

Based on “active data” from more than 1,600 customers using Sumo Logic’s platform, a new report shows. Multicloud adoption and deployments have doubled, with Amazon Web Services leading the way, but with Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform coming on strong.The adoption of ser...

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SAP on Azure vies with Salesforce on AWS to break data out of silos SAP ON AZURE VIES WITH SALESFORCE ON AWS TO BREAK DATA OUT OF SILOS

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Oct 01, 2018

The good news: Six of the biggest companies in IT are setting out to eliminate the silos in which enterprises store customer data. The bad news? They're doing it in two different ways, and both ways will miss a lot of the silos holding enterprise data. On the one hand we have the Open Data Initi...

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The importance of APIs in public cloud security: How secure do you think yours are? THE IMPORTANCE OF APIS IN PUBLIC CLOUD SECURITY: HOW SECURE DO YOU THINK YOURS ARE?

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Oct 01, 2018

The use of the cloud is now mainstream and, despite some concerns, it is generally accepted that the public cloud is not inherently insecure. In fact, in many cases it is more secure than most data centres. This can be explained when we consider how many opportunities there are for a piece of sensit...

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How a Decentralized Heterogeneous Cloud Platform Could be a Game Changer HOW A DECENTRALIZED HETEROGENEOUS CLOUD PLATFORM COULD BE A GAME CHANGER

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Oct 01, 2018

Necessity is the mother of invention. For any organization, once it reaches a certain level of growth and success, then comes a stagnation point where it has to restructure or bring a disruptive change to stay ahead of its competitors.  A technology-driven enterprise needs to invest in innovati...

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7 transformative cloud computing tools 7 TRANSFORMATIVE CLOUD COMPUTING TOOLS

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Oct 01, 2018

Ask three business leaders what digital transformation is and you’re likely to get three different answers.

According to an Ovum survey of Australian enterprises, 45 per cent say it’s a broad term to describe new technologies such as cloud and artificial intelligence, 37 p...

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Databases on AWS How Cloud Databases Fit in a Multi-Cloud World DATABASES ON AWS HOW CLOUD DATABASES FIT IN A MULTI-CLOUD WORLD

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Oct 01, 2018

What is the state of the cloud within your company? Some legacy enterprises maintain clouds entirely on premise, and newer companies are completely native to the cloud. Most companies, however, are somewhere in between.Likewise, your developers probably know that they’ll eventually be tasked w...

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S/4HANA Cloud And the new dynamics of quarterly release cycles S/4HANA CLOUD AND THE NEW DYNAMICS OF QUARTERLY RELEASE CYCLES

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Sep 27, 2018

First, a few words about S/4HANA Cloud 1808. The focus of this release is on making SAP’s ERP core more intelligent – enriching the best-practice, standard business processes in S/4HANA with Leonardo scenarios, such as machine learning, predictive analytics and SAP CoPilot. The purpose o...

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A Remarkably Large Portion of Businesses Are Still Reluctant to Embrace Cloud Computing A REMARKABLY LARGE PORTION OF BUSINESSES ARE STILL RELUCTANT TO EMBRACE CLOUD COMPUTING

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Sep 26, 2018

When entrepreneur Marc Benioff launched Salesforce.com 20 years ago, he adopted an unusual logo for his startup. It featured the word “software” in a circle with a red slash across it. The logo matched Salesforce’s mission, “The End of Software” and its slogan, “N...

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Azure’s new machine learning features embrace Python AZURE’S NEW MACHINE LEARNING FEATURES EMBRACE PYTHON

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Sep 25, 2018

Microsoft ahas several new additions to its Azure ML offering for machine learning, including better integration with Python and automated self-tuning features for faster model development. Python is a staple language for machine learning, thanks to its low barrier to entry and its wide range of mac...

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What is XaaS? A way to inject agility into your digital business WHAT IS XAAS? A WAY TO INJECT AGILITY INTO YOUR DIGITAL BUSINESS

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Sep 25, 2018

Cloud computing has gone mainstream, with most enterprises adopting  infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS) as part of their IT portfolios. But cloud services have also broadened to include offerings such as desktop as a service (DaaS), ...

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5G will bring cloud computing to everyone 5G WILL BRING CLOUD COMPUTING TO EVERYONE

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Sep 25, 2018

I gave a cloud computing talk in a rural Midwest town a few years ago. I went on and on about the benefits of using the cloud. During my talk, I noticed a lot of folded arms and concerned faces. The reason? They did not have high-speed internet available to their businesses, so using a public cloud ...

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Microsoft Azure IoT Plans Now Support Digital Twins MICROSOFT AZURE IOT PLANS NOW SUPPORT DIGITAL TWINS

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Sep 24, 2018

Microsoft’s multi-billion dollar IoT pledge has now sprung a twin. The computing and cloud giant added support for the use of digital twins on its Azure IoT platform. Digital twins are software models of physical items. This allows for the ability to model and monitor a physical item in real-t...

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The Future Is Dispensable Servers THE FUTURE IS DISPENSABLE SERVERS

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Sep 24, 2018

The cloud computing paradigm has been a table stake for web scale companies for well over a decade, although it’s just now starting to make inroads in the telco industry.Cloud computing impacts everything. The hardware is commoditized, servers are virtualized, networking and network functions ...

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4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired 4 HIDDEN CLOUD COMPUTING COSTS THAT WILL GET YOU FIRED

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Sep 21, 2018

John just finished the first wave on cloud workload migrations for his company. With a solid 500 applications and related data sets migrated to a public cloud, he now has a good understanding of what the costs are after these applications have moved into production. However, where John had budgeted ...

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Alibaba Cloud aligns with VMware to accelerate digital transformation; deliver hybrid cloud solutions to enterprises ALIBABA CLOUD ALIGNS WITH VMWARE TO ACCELERATE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION; DELIVER HYBRID CLOUD SOLUTIONS TO ENTERPRISES

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Sep 20, 2018

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, and VMware announced on Thursday at The Computing Conference 2018 a partnership with VMware to deliver hybrid cloud solutions to help organizations with their digital transformation. Alibaba Cloud will provide enterprises with compelling solut...

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A tour of cloud computing: “The cloud gives us a lot of tools for producing better security” A TOUR OF CLOUD COMPUTING: “THE CLOUD GIVES US A LOT OF TOOLS FOR PRODUCING BETTER SECURITY”

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Sep 20, 2018

Cloud computing is worth exploring; this is what we think but of course, we’re no experts. Therefore, we decided to invite 12 experts to weigh in on the present and future of cloud computing. Our next guest is John Mathon, CEO of Agile Stacks. In last year’s JAXenter Technology Trends Su...

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How Artificial Neural Network Types Can Change Business HOW ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK TYPES CAN CHANGE BUSINESS

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Sep 20, 2018

Imagine a business tool that has the know-how of the human brain and can boost personalization, cut time on menial tasks and improve service delivery at large. Think it’s just science fiction? Think again. Artificial neural networks — artificial intelligence networks modeled after the hu...

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Alibaba and SAP Deepen Global Partnership to Accelerate Intelligent Enterprises in China ALIBABA AND SAP DEEPEN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP TO ACCELERATE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISES IN CHINA

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Sep 20, 2018

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE :BABA ) and SAP SE (NYSE :SAP ) today announced plans to offer SAP S/4HANA® Cloud and SAP® Cloud Platform on Alibaba Cloud’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in China to help customers transition to the cloud and build intelligent enterprises. Alibaba...

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China CHINA'S ALIBABA DOUBLES DOWN ON CHIPS AMID CLOUD COMPUTING PUSH

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Sep 19, 2018

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) will set up a dedicated chip subsidiary and aims to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip in the second half of 2019 that could be used for autonomous driving, smart cities and logistics. The Chinese firm said at an event in Hangzhou on Wednesday that t...

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Ampere Announces Availability of eMAG™ for Hyperscale Cloud Computing and Unveils Aggressive, Multi-Generation Roadmap AMPERE ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF EMAG™ FOR HYPERSCALE CLOUD COMPUTING AND UNVEILS AGGRESSIVE, MULTI-GENERATION ROADMAP

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Sep 19, 2018

Ampere™, which is developing an Arm®-based server platform for the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing, today announced availability of its first generation Armv8-A 64-bit processors for data centers.  Already selected by Lenovo and several ODMs, the Ampere eMAG™ proce...

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Microsoft’s SignalR real-time service moves to the cloud MICROSOFT’S SIGNALR REAL-TIME SERVICE MOVES TO THE CLOUD

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Sep 18, 2018

Version 2.4.0 of the ASP.Net SignalR real-time communications library will support Azure SignalR Service, a managed service for adding real-time web functionality to applications.ASP.Net SignalR 2.4.0 is due later this year; Azure SignalR Service currently is in beta. It is an Azure cloud-managed se...

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Does the cloud still make sense when the economy is good? DOES THE CLOUD STILL MAKE SENSE WHEN THE ECONOMY IS GOOD?

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Sep 18, 2018

The economy is doing well. Even the Fed is looking to figure out ways to slow things down, so the economic boom does not become overheated and then collapse.How will the good economy affect the adoption of cloud computing? Most people answer quickly that it’s good for cloud. But that’s n...

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Salesforce outlines Financial Services Cloud roadmap, single view of customer test bed SALESFORCE OUTLINES FINANCIAL SERVICES CLOUD ROADMAP, SINGLE VIEW OF CUSTOMER TEST BED

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Sep 17, 2018

Salesforce unveiled updates to its Financial Services Cloud that aims to unify the various silos within financial services companies and provide one holistic view of the customer. Rohit Mahna, senior vice president and general manager of Salesforce's financial services unit, billed a series of u...

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The hybrid cloud is both freedom and challenge, says Scalr THE HYBRID CLOUD IS BOTH FREEDOM AND CHALLENGE, SAYS SCALR

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Sep 17, 2018

One of the most interesting parts of working in IT is the rapid pace of change. Tools are constantly evolving or being developed to meet new business needs, and what is at the heart of your business one year might be considered legacy just a few years down the road. It's hard to believe that tha...

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Why people are the biggest barrier to public cloud success WHY PEOPLE ARE THE BIGGEST BARRIER TO PUBLIC CLOUD SUCCESS

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Sep 17, 2018

As we wait for public cloud to devour all enterprise workloads, the heady hype around driverless cars may prove instructive. Writing on the slower-than-expected driverless car revolution, The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims has said, "we'll have to adjust to the reality that auto...

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Oracle: Autonomous is the future of cloud ORACLE: AUTONOMOUS IS THE FUTURE OF CLOUD

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Sep 17, 2018

John Abel: At a time when the cloud is being viewed as a generational transformation in how businesses operate, organisations are facing questions about how they will transition to the cloud. Challenges can include the perceived complexity and cost of moving to the cloud, as well as concerns around ...

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SAP’s cloud analytics update offers insights in seconds, not months SAP’S CLOUD ANALYTICS UPDATE OFFERS INSIGHTS IN SECONDS, NOT MONTHS

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Sep 13, 2018

With a refresh of its cloud analytics tools, SAP hopes to bring users new insights into their data more quickly and take some of the workload off the IT department.It’s not that the previous analytics tools were all that slow; it’s just that to get the most out of some of their features,...

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5 reasons for containerizing your legacy Windows Server applications 5 REASONS FOR CONTAINERIZING YOUR LEGACY WINDOWS SERVER APPLICATIONS

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Sep 13, 2018

Applications are the lifeblood of your business and keeping them alive and well on modern infrastructure is essential to maintaining operational excellence. With Microsoft no longer supporting Windows Server (WS) 2003 and support for WS 2008 officially being discontinued in January of 2020, the reas...

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Four keys to smashing success in the cloud FOUR KEYS TO SMASHING SUCCESS IN THE CLOUD

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Sep 13, 2018

Most people come to the cloud for cost savings, and stay for the flexibility it offers, said TeraGo cloud specialist Nabeel Sherif, who recently joined TeraGo Senior Product Manager Mohamed Jivraj and ITWC CIO Jim Love for Four Keys to Smashing Success in the Cloud, a discussion around the cloud&rsq...

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The growth is down to increased demand for hyperscale architecture in the data centre THE GROWTH IS DOWN TO INCREASED DEMAND FOR HYPERSCALE ARCHITECTURE IN THE DATA CENTRE

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Sep 10, 2018

Dell continued to dominate the enterprise storage market for the second quarter of 2018, maintaining its position as the world's largest supplier. According to the latest figures from IDC, Dell snatched 19.1% of the total storage system revenue and growing 26.6% compared to the same quarter of 2...

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Cisco’s New UCS Server Supports Google’s Kubeflow, Other ML Tools CISCO’S NEW UCS SERVER SUPPORTS GOOGLE’S KUBEFLOW, OTHER ML TOOLS

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Sep 10, 2018

Cisco’s latest unified computing system (UCS) server targets artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in the enterprise. The company is also validating machine learning tools from Anaconda and Google’s Kubeflow as well as software from Cloudera and Hortonworks on the new server....

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7 New Features of Alibaba Cloud Container Service Blockchain Solution 7 NEW FEATURES OF ALIBABA CLOUD CONTAINER SERVICE BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTION

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Sep 06, 2018

As one of the most influential open-source blockchain projects in the world, Hyperledger recently released Hyperledger Fabric v1.1. With this upgrade, rich new functions are provided, and the security, performance, and scalability are improved. The Alibaba Cloud Container Service Blockchain Solution...

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Cloud computing: Three reasons why it could be time to go cloud-first CLOUD COMPUTING: THREE REASONS WHY IT COULD BE TIME TO GO CLOUD-FIRST

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Sep 06, 2018

CIOs are increasingly confident using a cloud-first strategy. Analyst Gartner says global spending on public cloud services will grow 21.4 percent through 2018 to total $186.4 billion, up from $153.5 billion in 2017. So, why are digital leaders choosing to push as many services as possible on demand...

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Salesforce intros new Sales Cloud features for billing, marketing automation SALESFORCE INTROS NEW SALES CLOUD FEATURES FOR BILLING, MARKETING AUTOMATION

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Sep 06, 2018

Salesforce on Thursday announced updates to the Sales Cloud platform that aim to bring improvements around prospecting, billing and marketing automation. The CRM giant is also a touting a new customer win with Lyft Business, which it says has signed up to use Salesforce Pardot and Sales Cloud to ide...

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Hybrid cloud adoption grows in Brazil HYBRID CLOUD ADOPTION GROWS IN BRAZIL

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Sep 05, 2018

Brazilian organizations will see a surge in the adoption of the hybrid cloud computing approach, according to a new report. The mixed approach of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services is expected to jump from 31 percent to 64 percent by the end of 2018, according to the I...

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The Misleading Power of Internet Metaphors THE MISLEADING POWER OF INTERNET METAPHORS

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Sep 05, 2018

In our digital, networked world, metaphors that become memes (such as "cloud" computing, "smart" tech and the “Internet of Things") can be powerful tools for techno-social engineering humans—meaning that that they shape conversations and beliefs about reality; pe...

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Ericsson Bypasses Cisco, Partners With Juniper on Optical Transport ERICSSON BYPASSES CISCO, PARTNERS WITH JUNIPER ON OPTICAL TRANSPORT

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Sep 05, 2018

Ericsson is teaming with Juniper Networks and ECI Telecom to create an optical transport solution that will be able to deliver 4G and 5G traffic all the way from the cell site to the core. By joining forces the companies say they can now offer service providers an end-to-end transport solution that ...

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IBM develops A.I. to speed deep learning architecture selection IBM DEVELOPS A.I. TO SPEED DEEP LEARNING ARCHITECTURE SELECTION

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Sep 05, 2018

IBM is developing an AI system to help developers choose the right deep learning architecture. Researcher Martin Wistuba is writing what he calls “an evolutionary algorithm for architecture selection” at the cognitive and computing services giant. The new algorithm is currently up to 50,...

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Google Cloud is no longer the dark horse GOOGLE CLOUD IS NO LONGER THE DARK HORSE

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Sep 04, 2018

With plenty of reflection time since the 2018 edition of Google Cloud Next, it’s clear the majority of my fellow attendees agreed on a couple of things. First, Google is serious about making public cloud a successful part of their business strategy, and second, the amount of excitement generat...

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Understanding programmatic Azure infrastructures UNDERSTANDING PROGRAMMATIC AZURE INFRASTRUCTURES

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Sep 04, 2018

The more Azure grows, the harder it is to manage through its portal. After all, graphical user interfaces rarely scale beyond a few machines. With a global Azure deployment, you’re going to be running hundreds, if not thousands, of virtual machines, containers, and Azure service endpoints. It&...

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Cloud computing topped emerging business risk – Report CLOUD COMPUTING TOPPED EMERGING BUSINESS RISK – REPORT

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Sep 04, 2018

Cloud computing has been identified as the top risk concern for executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance, a new Emerging Risks Report by Gartner Inc says. The cybersecurity company said that though cloud computing presented organisations with novel opportunities, risks such as cybersecurity...

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Data shows time is right for ‘iCloud: Enterprise edition’ DATA SHOWS TIME IS RIGHT FOR ‘ICLOUD: ENTERPRISE EDITION’

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Sep 04, 2018

Apple has a huge opportunity to diversify its offer with a range of powerful mobile services aimed at enterprise users — that’s the only logical step it can take on news that almost three-fourths of the work done on mobile in that sector is transacted on iOS devices. Based on analysis of...

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Research: Cloud Computing Is Helping Smaller, Newer Firms Compete RESEARCH: CLOUD COMPUTING IS HELPING SMALLER, NEWER FIRMS COMPETE

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Aug 31, 2018

Is digital technology a democratizing force, allowing smaller, newer companies to compete against giant ones? Or does it provide even greater advantage to incumbents? That question has gotten a lot of attention lately, in response to data showing that the rate of new business creation in the U.S. ha...

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How to retrofit the cloud for security: 2 essential steps HOW TO RETROFIT THE CLOUD FOR SECURITY: 2 ESSENTIAL STEPS

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Aug 31, 2018

At the majority of enterprises that migrate applications to the cloud, security is an afterthought. This doesn’t mean it’s not important, but that they looking to address security requirements after the workloads and data have already settled in the cloud. I do not recommend this approac...

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Cloud Computing: A Key Component Enabling Digital Transformation CLOUD COMPUTING: A KEY COMPONENT ENABLING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Aug 30, 2018

Cloud computing is one of the important aspects of digital transformation in Enterprise Mobility Exchange’s August 2018 report. In a recent survey, Enterprise Mobility Exchange asked IT executives which areas of the digital transformation they were interested in the most. The lion’s shar...

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Serverless Computing: Re-engineering the Cloud to be ‘Serverless’ SERVERLESS COMPUTING: RE-ENGINEERING THE CLOUD TO BE ‘SERVERLESS’

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Aug 30, 2018

Serverless computing doesn’t mean that there aren’t servers.  It means that the infrastructure needed to be provisioned in order to run computing jobs is automatic.  The focus is on the application or service and not on the server hardware or operating system.  Serverless ...

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NHS IT: Using the open standards and the cloud to drive digital transformation NHS IT: USING THE OPEN STANDARDS AND THE CLOUD TO DRIVE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Aug 30, 2018

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is building out electronic patient records system which will help to deliver integrated healthcare for 800,000 people across the region. The Trust has chosen to avoid off-the-shelf systems and instead create its own electronic health record (EHR); Leeds had already...

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5 ways to reduce devops costs 5 WAYS TO REDUCE DEVOPS COSTS

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Aug 29, 2018

Made popular by startups that wanted to reduce their upfront infrastructure costs, the public cloud offered an easy opex method to get development efforts off the ground. Public cloud providers now allow enterprises of all types to focus on the devops practices that thrive in that environment. But t...

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Automation in focus as VMware unveils new cloud services AUTOMATION IN FOCUS AS VMWARE UNVEILS NEW CLOUD SERVICES

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Aug 27, 2018

VMware has unveiled new and enhanced cloud services covering automation, analytics, cost management and compliance, in an effort to address the challenges of multiple cloud environments. Such offerings aim to provide a unified platform for helping cloud engineering and operations teams gain visibili...

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IBM, VMware partnership simplifies cloud journey for businesses across industries IBM, VMWARE PARTNERSHIP SIMPLIFIES CLOUD JOURNEY FOR BUSINESSES ACROSS INDUSTRIES

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Aug 27, 2018

With many enterprises currently adopting multiple clouds, it’s clear that there is no one-size-fits-all cloud strategy. Enterprises want, and are investing in, the ability to have a seamless and consistent experience across their public, private and hybrid cloud services. That’s why in 2...

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How to Get to the Cloud Computing ‘Goldilocks Zone’ HOW TO GET TO THE CLOUD COMPUTING ‘GOLDILOCKS ZONE’

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Aug 24, 2018

There’s no debate that the cloud has become a must-have technology for the digital era. This year, according to Forrester, the world will cross the 50 percent adoption milestone, and “cloud applications, platforms, and services will continue to radically change the way enterprises compet...

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Machine learning turns unstructured secondary storage into globally accessible data MACHINE LEARNING TURNS UNSTRUCTURED SECONDARY STORAGE INTO GLOBALLY ACCESSIBLE DATA

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Aug 23, 2018

Charles Darwin was rumored to have said something to the effect of “It’s not the strongest or smartest that survives. Rather it’s the species that’s the most adaptable to change.” This axiom has never been truer in the business world than it is today. Adapting to market...

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A tour of cloud computing: Cloud-neutral adds a large amount of complexity and risk to a migration, without really solving the issue A TOUR OF CLOUD COMPUTING: CLOUD-NEUTRAL ADDS A LARGE AMOUNT OF COMPLEXITY AND RISK TO A MIGRATION, WITHOUT REALLY SOLVING THE ISSUE

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Aug 23, 2018

Cloud computing is worth exploring; this is what we think but of course, we’re no experts. Therefore, we decided to invite 12 experts to weigh in on the present and future of cloud computing. Our next guest is Peter Meulbroek, Global Head of DevOps Solutions at Risk Focus. In last year’s...

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Paytm-Alibaba foray into AI-enabled cloud computing will give Microsoft, Amazon a run for their money PAYTM-ALIBABA FORAY INTO AI-ENABLED CLOUD COMPUTING WILL GIVE MICROSOFT, AMAZON A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY

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Aug 22, 2018

One97 Communications, the company that owns Paytm, has officially announced the launch of its artificial intelligence (AI) cloud computing platform, Paytm AI Cloud. The platform will be helpful for developers, start-ups, and enterprises and is being launched in partnership with tech giant Alibaba. T...

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Parallels Desktop 14 can save up to 20GB VM space PARALLELS DESKTOP 14 CAN SAVE UP TO 20GB VM SPACE

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Aug 22, 2018

Parallels has launched version 14 of its Desktop application that the company says adds 50 new features, including storage savings of up to 20GB, enhanced integration with Microsoft Office on Mac and better Touch Bar support for Apple's newest range of MacBook Pros.Virtual machines notoriously t...

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The biggest risk in cloud computing is not doing it THE BIGGEST RISK IN CLOUD COMPUTING IS NOT DOING IT

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Aug 21, 2018

Gartner’s latest quarterly report “Emerging Risks Report” surveyed 110 senior executives about risk, audit, finance, and compliance at large global organizations. Not surprisingly, they identified cloud computing as the top concern for the second consecutive quarter.Why? Moving to ...

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Cloud Computing In Industrial IoT Market: Growing Popularity Of Cloud Technologies To Augment Growth CLOUD COMPUTING IN INDUSTRIAL IOT MARKET: GROWING POPULARITY OF CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES TO AUGMENT GROWTH

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Aug 20, 2018

The inception of connected technologies such as IoT and growing penetration of cloud computing in Industrial IoT are expected to promote the business trends. The rising popularity of SaaS (Software as a Service) sector is projected to augment the application of cloud computing in industrial IoT mark...

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SAP pilots blockchain-based supply chain tracker SAP PILOTS BLOCKCHAIN-BASED SUPPLY CHAIN TRACKER

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Aug 20, 2018

SAP is working with more than two dozen produce, pharmaceutical, tech and shipping companies on an automated blockchain-based supply chain tracking system that it believes will bolster visibility and ensure the authenticity of goods such as food and drugs.The software giant is piloting its SAP Cloud...

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What makes customers tick in the cloud? WHAT MAKES CUSTOMERS TICK IN THE CLOUD?

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Aug 20, 2018

IDG Communications has assessed the cloud spending patterns of customers through in-depth research profiling readers of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World publications All brands operate as sister publications of ARN, Reseller News and Channel Asia across Australia, New Ze...

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How to manage cloud security when providers and customers share responsibility HOW TO MANAGE CLOUD SECURITY WHEN PROVIDERS AND CUSTOMERS SHARE RESPONSIBILITY

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Aug 19, 2018

When it comes to securing data in the cloud, the importance of deciding who's responsible for what cannot be overstated. Currently, there are three choices: Cloud-service customers, cloud-service providers, or customers and providers sharing the responsibility. Jenna Kersten, content marketing s...

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New Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch services to be offered globally NEW ALIBABA CLOUD ELASTICSEARCH SERVICES TO BE OFFERED GLOBALLY

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Aug 19, 2018

Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, is expanding its partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to provide global access to Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch.The service announced in October 2017, was previously only available in China. With the ...

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For cloud deployments, ‘it works’ is not good enough FOR CLOUD DEPLOYMENTS, ‘IT WORKS’ IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH

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Aug 17, 2018

“It works.” That’s a term used to go right along with “success,” but these days it means that you’ve gotten an instance of a cloud solution up and running. But it’s typically falling short in some way that those that use the term “it works” don&r...

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Logicworks debuts cloud compliance assessment for AWS and Microsoft Azure users LOGICWORKS DEBUTS CLOUD COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENT FOR AWS AND MICROSOFT AZURE USERS

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Aug 17, 2018

Cloud services company Logicworks released its comprehensive Compliance Assessment product for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure customers.The service programmatically discovers all of the customer’s cloud resources, scores them against common regulatory compliance standards including HI...

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EU Commission produces new cloud computing strategy EU COMMISSION PRODUCES NEW CLOUD COMPUTING STRATEGY

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Aug 16, 2018

By unleashing a new cloud computing strategy, the European Commission believes it will deliver a net gain of 2.5 million new jobs in the economy, as well as an annual boost of EU€160billion by 2020.The EU Commission’s plan is to provide support for EU-wide certification schemes for trustw...

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Introducing the Kubernetes Operator for TiDB INTRODUCING THE KUBERNETES OPERATOR FOR TIDB

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Aug 16, 2018

The rise of Kubernetes has significantly simplified the deployment and operation of cloud-native applications. An important part of that experience is the ease of running a cloud-native distributed database like TiDB. TiDB is an open-source, MySQL-compatible “NewSQL” database that suppor...

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What Will Be the Real Impact From Knative? WHAT WILL BE THE REAL IMPACT FROM KNATIVE?

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Aug 16, 2018

Knative burst onto the scene less than a month ago with the premise of using Kubernetes as a bridge between enterprises and serverless deployments. That bridge has become increasingly important as enterprises look to plug serverless into their cloud native ecosystem.A recent Gartner report found tha...

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Cloud computing remains top emerging business risk CLOUD COMPUTING REMAINS TOP EMERGING BUSINESS RISK

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Aug 16, 2018

In Gartner’s latest quarterly Emerging Risks Report, 110 senior executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance at large global organizations identified cloud computing as the top concern for the second consecutive quarter. Additional information security risks, such as cybersecurity disclos...

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Cloud computing 2018: How enterprise adoption is taking shape CLOUD COMPUTING 2018: HOW ENTERPRISE ADOPTION IS TAKING SHAPE

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Aug 15, 2018

A 2018 cloud computing study by IDG Communications, InfoWorld’s parent company, has found that organizations continue to increase their investment and evolve their cloud environments to leverage the technology to drive their business forward. With 73 percent of the 550 surveyed organizations h...

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How Pivotal hopes to make cloud mavens of us all HOW PIVOTAL HOPES TO MAKE CLOUD MAVENS OF US ALL

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Aug 15, 2018

Can we be real for a minute? As big as cloud computing is (and it's really, really big), most organizations are so stuck with their servers that the mere thought of how to get from their on-premises data center to the cloud is terrifying. But it needn't be such.At least, that's what Pivo...

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Oracle offers GraphPipe spec for machine learning data transmission ORACLE OFFERS GRAPHPIPE SPEC FOR MACHINE LEARNING DATA TRANSMISSION

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Aug 15, 2018

Oracle has developed an open source specification for transmitting tensor data, which the company wants to become a standard for machine learning.Called GraphPipe, the specification provides a protocol for network data transmission. GraphPipe is intended to bring the efficiency of a binary, memory-m...

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The cloud will soon drive your car THE CLOUD WILL SOON DRIVE YOUR CAR

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Aug 14, 2018

I’m a car guy. I’m also a cloud guy. So, it is natural I would want to connect the two. But it’s not just me. In fact, the car-cloud connection is already happening. Cars have been pretty stupid in the past, even with all of the computerization and automation that has come in recen...

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Shortcuts to serverless adoption don’t exist SHORTCUTS TO SERVERLESS ADOPTION DON’T EXIST

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Aug 13, 2018

Many of you are familiar with the “technology adoption life cycle” model, long a pillar of everything from new tech product pitches to IPO roadshows. However, overuse has eroded the model’s impact. Today, it’s less an effective visualization of market traction, and more a sym...

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How the IoT Brings Billions of Devices Closer to the Edge HOW THE IOT BRINGS BILLIONS OF DEVICES CLOSER TO THE EDGE

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Aug 13, 2018

Utility companies collect data from electric meters, smart roadways monitor weather conditions, and intelligent kitchen and bath fixtures create personalized experiences for homeowners. These are all examples of edge computing combining with the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable people to gain quic...

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CIOs need to consider the human side of digital transformation CIOS NEED TO CONSIDER THE HUMAN SIDE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Aug 13, 2018

Digital transformation is happening faster than ever, putting pressure on IT to change. As change happens, it’s critical that CIOs focus on transitioning employee skills, as well as deploying new technologies. With the push for digital transformation, we see a growing need for different IT ski...

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How to Use Big Data and Cloud Computing for Your Business HOW TO USE BIG DATA AND CLOUD COMPUTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Aug 10, 2018

Big data and cloud computing are two innovations that have changed mainstream technology and the methods in which data are handled. These technologies have changed the outlook of data in such a way that they have served as foundations for many crucial innovations. Let’s have a look at how thes...

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Microsoft: Winning The Cloud Wars And Becoming A Trillion Dollar Company MICROSOFT: WINNING THE CLOUD WARS AND BECOMING A TRILLION DOLLAR COMPANY

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Aug 09, 2018

First and foremost, I believe that Microsoft will soon become a $1 trillion dollar company. The revenue growth that is required for this to happen will come from the Intelligent Cloud product group, which focuses on allowing users to store information and increase business efficiency using the cloud...

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When less isn’t more: Why businesses are embracing the multi-cloud approach WHEN LESS ISN’T MORE: WHY BUSINESSES ARE EMBRACING THE MULTI-CLOUD APPROACH

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Aug 09, 2018

Derek Wang, Chief Architect of Alibaba Cloud Global, explores with Information Age why the multi-cloud approach has become the ‘new normal’ for cloud-enabled businesses. Humans value simplicity. We look for brevity, streamlining and rationalisation. We want everything to be simple, under...

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Toshiba Storage Software Now Enables NVMe-oF on TCP TOSHIBA STORAGE SOFTWARE NOW ENABLES NVME-OF ON TCP

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Aug 09, 2018

Networking people know that there are different transport speeds for different types of enterprise use cases. There's high-end data center control networking for high-speed, big-data workloads, and then there's the regular internet protocol, TCP/IP, which is what we use when checking our Fac...

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Ahead of VMworld, virtualization confronts the cloud AHEAD OF VMWORLD, VIRTUALIZATION CONFRONTS THE CLOUD

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Aug 08, 2018

Virtualization is an inexorable process under which applications become progressively more abstracted and independent from the underlying platforms on which their services execute.It’s the foundation for software-defined data centers that span hybrid multiclouds. It enables flexible partitioni...

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Data is the lifeblood of AI, but how do you collect it? DATA IS THE LIFEBLOOD OF AI, BUT HOW DO YOU COLLECT IT?

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Aug 08, 2018

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), there is no such thing as data overload. In fact, it’s quite the opposite—the more data, the better. Because AI systems have the ability to process enormous amounts of data, and their accuracy increases along with data volume, the demand for...

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7 Benefits Of Cloud Computing For Small Businesses 7 BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Aug 08, 2018

Cloud technology has brought exciting new opportunities for small businesses to compete on a global scale. Thanks to innovative products that provide storage, software, and infrastructure through the cloud, businesses can minimize their IT expenses. Additionally, the monthly or annual billing rates ...

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How health care should take advantage of the cloud HOW HEALTH CARE SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CLOUD

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Aug 07, 2018

The cloud has come to the health care sector, and it’s having an impact by saving some money. However, that’s not the real value of cloud computing for this sector, a sector that affects us personally at some point in our lives. Black Book Research found that 93 percent of hospital CIOs ...

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Google is in talks with Tencent and others to bring cloud services to China GOOGLE IS IN TALKS WITH TENCENT AND OTHERS TO BRING CLOUD SERVICES TO CHINA

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Aug 06, 2018

The internet giant is in talks with Tencent Holdings Ltd., Inspur Group and other Chinese companies to offer Google cloud services in the mainland, according to people familiar with the discussions. They asked not to be identified discussing private matters. The talks began in early 2018 and Google ...

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Going cloud-native costs more than you think GOING CLOUD-NATIVE COSTS MORE THAN YOU THINK

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Aug 03, 2018

There is a bit of sticker shock out there. No, it’s not the big IaaS public cloud bill that will make you gasp, it’s the price of changing applications to take advantage of cloud-native features as they move to the cloud. Of course, lift and shift is the cheapest way to go, and thus the ...

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How public cloud powers digital transformation: 8 real-world examples HOW PUBLIC CLOUD POWERS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: 8 REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES

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Aug 03, 2018

Public cloud services are becoming a strategic weapon for CIOs. More than a way to cease operating data centers, the public cloud offers CIOs the ability to focus on strategic projects aimed at boosting the bottom line.Whether that means building a mobile app or analyzing data to strengthen customer...

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Reverse hybrid cloud: how the cloud is moving on-premises REVERSE HYBRID CLOUD: HOW THE CLOUD IS MOVING ON-PREMISES

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Aug 03, 2018

In the age of the multi-cloud, in which enterprises are now most commonly using a variety of public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises infrastructure to manage services, applications, and workloads, it shouldn’t be surprising that we’re seeing major public cloud platforms make moves i...

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Why and How to Set Up Enterprise Cloud Computing Solutions WHY AND HOW TO SET UP ENTERPRISE CLOUD COMPUTING SOLUTIONS

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Aug 03, 2018

Is enterprise cloud computing the right solution for you? Enterprise cloud adoption is rapidly growing and it is thought that an overwhelming majority of enterprises will adopt cloud computing by 2020 (as many as 90%, in fact). But why are so many businesses flocking towards cloud computing? And sho...

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The cloud-native era: More than just datacenters in the sky THE CLOUD-NATIVE ERA: MORE THAN JUST DATACENTERS IN THE SKY

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Aug 02, 2018

Cloud—it’s all the rage, with enterprises everywhere adopting new strategies to migrate their applications and systems to the cloud. But companies that think of the cloud simply as a cost-effective data server in the sky are missing out on its true benefits: as a platform for rapid innov...

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Top 10 Cloud Computing Challenges TOP 10 CLOUD COMPUTING CHALLENGES

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Aug 02, 2018

Cloud computing challenges are numerous and thorny, to be sure. These days, everyone is in the cloud — but that doesn't mean that they've figured out how to overcome all the challenges of cloud computing.In the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report, 96 percent of IT professionals s...

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Cisco to Buy Duo for Security in a CISCO TO BUY DUO FOR SECURITY IN A 'MULTICLOUD WORLD'

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Aug 02, 2018

Cisco's acquisition of Duo and the integration of the company's unified access security and multifactor authentication delivered via the cloud aim to offer customers improved security. Privately held Duo Security has technology that Cisco sees as advantageous to its intent-based networking s...

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How to Analyze Google Cloud Committed Use Discounts HOW TO ANALYZE GOOGLE CLOUD COMMITTED USE DISCOUNTS

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Aug 01, 2018

In this blog we will look at the Google Cloud Committed Use discount program for customers that are willing to “commit” to a certain level of usage of the GCP Compute Engine. The Committed Use purchasing option is particularly useful if you are certain that you will be continually operat...

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Managed Istio Service Mesh Now Available on Google Cloud Platform MANAGED ISTIO SERVICE MESH NOW AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM

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Aug 01, 2018

Organizations can now run a managed version of the Istio open source project on Google's cloud platform to connect, monitor and manage microservices. Google, along with IBM and other members of the open source community July 31 announced the release into full production of Istio 1.0 the latest v...

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Top 5 Blessings Of Cloud Technology For Small Businesses TOP 5 BLESSINGS OF CLOUD TECHNOLOGY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Aug 01, 2018

Technological evolution has allowed businesses to broaden their market, boost their growth, and achieve more with less investment. By capitalizing on the technological evolution, businesses are now able to gain a competitive advantage in the market without going through a cumbersome and lengthy proc...

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Combined Skills in Cloud Computing and DevOps can make one a Master of Development and Operations COMBINED SKILLS IN CLOUD COMPUTING AND DEVOPS CAN MAKE ONE A MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS

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Jul 31, 2018

Besides IT and information services, rising ICT intensity will increase demand for these professionals namely in e-commerce, financial services (where the further growth of web-based services and data exploration is expected) and in real estate besides scientific and technical activities. Digitaliza...

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Cloud Computing: Ingenious Way To Improve Your Business Success Graph CLOUD COMPUTING: INGENIOUS WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS GRAPH

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Jul 31, 2018

Day-by-day expanding utilization of the cloud computing in different sectors has already made it a universal business tool. Recently, Microsoft has listed cloud computing as one of the most reliable and trustworthy technology trends that have the utmost potential to shape the business.
Nowada...

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Cloudops: The neglected part of cloud migration CLOUDOPS: THE NEGLECTED PART OF CLOUD MIGRATION

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Jul 31, 2018

It’s 2:00 a.m. A pager goes off in a suburban home. A bleary-eyed woman makes her way to a terminal hooked up to a 1200-baud modem. She works until 6:00 a.m. to fix the system problem remotely, this time just having to edit and restart a data load job, then monitoring the log to ensure that th...

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Istio 1.0 Brings Service Mesh to Cloud Native Applications ISTIO 1.0 BRINGS SERVICE MESH TO CLOUD NATIVE APPLICATIONS

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Jul 31, 2018

As organizations increasingly move toward using containers and microservices for application deployment, networking complexity has increased. One of the emerging approaches for dealing with that complexity is the Istio service mesh project, led by Google, which announced its 1.0 release on July 31. ...

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The Edge: A New Network for a New Data Environment THE EDGE: A NEW NETWORK FOR A NEW DATA ENVIRONMENT

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Jul 30, 2018

Edge networking is clearly “the next big thing” in enterprise circles. Thi is odd considering that the “last big thing,” cloud computing, is still evolving in terms of technology development and adoption.
The edge, of course, is designed to push computing closer to the...

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More artificial intelligence options coming to Google Cloud MORE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OPTIONS COMING TO GOOGLE CLOUD

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Jul 30, 2018

Recently I raised the question as to whether Google was ever going to make the leap from cloud pretender to cloud contender. One of the areas I felt it was playing second fiddle to Amazon is artificial intelligence (AI), but it's certainly trying to close that gap. Businesses of all sizes have b...

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Cloud computing – the digital economy you must adapt CLOUD COMPUTING – THE DIGITAL ECONOMY YOU MUST ADAPT

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Jul 30, 2018

Traditional platforms simply aren’t used anymore. Instead, it’s all about the digital economy! This is why Lloyd’s and TSB have been left behind, according to Cloud Security Architect, Hassan Altaf. Gone are the days you need a data centre to run your business or your workloads. Bu...

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Key Benefits of New Resource Groups and IAM Integration with Cloudant KEY BENEFITS OF NEW RESOURCE GROUPS AND IAM INTEGRATION WITH CLOUDANT

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Jul 30, 2018

Over the last few years, IBM Cloudant for IBM Cloud has leveraged Cloud Foundry for higher-level access control and organization of service instances, as well as its own set of per database user permissions for read, write, and admin access across the Dashboard and the API.Starting in mid-July, we r...

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Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence: Businesses Can’t Get Enough CLOUD COMPUTING AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: BUSINESSES CAN’T GET ENOUGH

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Jul 27, 2018

The use of the cloud for business intelligence (BI) is growing strongly, particularly by small organizations and within the financial services industry, according to a survey by Dresner Advisory Services.  Adoption is nearly double compared to 2016.Sales and Marketing people are especially enam...

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Cloud computing: Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud growing faster, but AWS still has a big lead CLOUD COMPUTING: MICROSOFT AZURE, GOOGLE CLOUD GROWING FASTER, BUT AWS STILL HAS A BIG LEAD

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Jul 27, 2018

Businesses spent about $20bn on cloud computing infrastructure in the second quarter of 2018, and top dog Amazon Web Services (AWS) took the lion's share, with 31 percent or $6.2bn.It's a good time to be a cloud infrastructure provider; the top three of AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud...

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How ‘AIOps’ is optimizing cloud computing up and down the stack HOW ‘AIOPS’ IS OPTIMIZING CLOUD COMPUTING UP AND DOWN THE STACK

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Jul 27, 2018

Artificial intelligence workloads are consuming ever greater shares of information technology infrastructure resources. AI is also taking up residence as an embedded component for managing, monitoring, scaling, securing and controlling IT infrastructure. Increasingly, this emerging IT management par...

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Google Unveils Context-Aware Access Cloud Control GOOGLE UNVEILS CONTEXT-AWARE ACCESS CLOUD CONTROL

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Jul 26, 2018

Google has introduced a new context-aware access control capability and hardware key based authentication support for enterprises using its cloud-computing platform (GCP).The new features are part of a broader set of security updates to its cloud services that Google announced at the company's N...

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What is Data Fabric? Data Fabric Explained WHAT IS DATA FABRIC? DATA FABRIC EXPLAINED

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Jul 26, 2018

Data Fabric lets organizations take control of data residing anywhere, anytime. Data Fabric encompasses the technology architecture and IT services that enable this capability by simplifying and integrating data management processes across all sources and access points of data. Specifically for hybr...

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NIH, Google Partner for Biomedical Cloud Computing Initiative NIH, GOOGLE PARTNER FOR BIOMEDICAL CLOUD COMPUTING INITIATIVE

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Jul 25, 2018

The National Institutes of Health has partnered with Google in an effort to help researchers leverage commercial cloud technology platforms to manage biomedical data sets.NIH said Tuesday researchers at the agency and more than 2,500 academic institutions nationwide will have access to Google Cloud ...

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Vendors Simplify and Accelerate Big Data Adoption CLOUD COMPUTING: CLOUD VENDORS SIMPLIFY AND ACCELERATE BIG DATA ADOPTION

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Jul 24, 2018

Hadoop was the break-out product that enabled many businesses to get involved with analyzing Big Data.  Unfortunately, using Hadoop is not an out-of-the-box experience where you’re ready to go after installing the software. Despite the complexity, many companies still continue to use Hado...

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The state of serverless computing: Current trends and future prospects THE STATE OF SERVERLESS COMPUTING: CURRENT TRENDS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

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Jul 24, 2018

Not one, not two, but four reports so far have shown serverless computing displaying an incredible growth rate, becoming one of the hottest cloud-related technologies. Here, we have a closer look at the 2018 State of the Cloud report by Cloudability and we engage in a short discussion on serverless&...

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3 surprise cloud trends for 2019—you heard them here first 3 SURPRISE CLOUD TRENDS FOR 2019—YOU HEARD THEM HERE FIRST

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Jul 24, 2018

The predictions about 2019 and 2020 cloud computing are starting to come out, and I don’t see anything that isn’t already obvious. Predictions like the “growth of cloud services” and “security will be more important” are so obvious that only those in an induced co...

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Can Google demonstrate it’s ready to be serious about the enterprise? CAN GOOGLE DEMONSTRATE IT’S READY TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT THE ENTERPRISE?

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Jul 23, 2018

When it comes to cloud services, Google is the ultimate tease — every year it seems it is ready to break out, and every year things continue to stay the same. One challenge the company has in getting more businesses to consider their services is that Google appears to treat corporate-focused s...

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Google to offer blockchain as part of cloud service GOOGLE TO OFFER BLOCKCHAIN AS PART OF CLOUD SERVICE

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Jul 23, 2018

Google has announced the second of two partnerships that will allow it to offer the financial services industry and others a cloud-based platform on which they can develop and run blockchain-based applications.In a blog post ahead of its Google Cloud Next '18 conference this week, the search gia...

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Refresh outdated predictive modelling infrastructure by using the Cloud REFRESH OUTDATED PREDICTIVE MODELLING INFRASTRUCTURE BY USING THE CLOUD

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Jul 23, 2018

The insurance sector has never been more reliant on data. Data that allows companies to come to conclusions; data that creates competitive advantage; data that allows for new revenue streams. The problem is that many insurers are saddled with the legacy infrastructure and processes that helped them ...

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Special report: What’s on the horizon for cloud computing SPECIAL REPORT: WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON FOR CLOUD COMPUTING

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Jul 22, 2018

Cloud computing is only a dozen years old, at least in its modern sense, but as software eats the world, there’s little doubt anymore that it’s the blazing center of information technology.Think about it: Sure, you love your iPhone, but it’s a slick little brick without thousands o...

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Three reasons Google lags in the cloud – and four ways it can step on the gas THREE REASONS GOOGLE LAGS IN THE CLOUD – AND FOUR WAYS IT CAN STEP ON THE GAS

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Jul 22, 2018

More than 90 percent of the world’s searches are driven by Google LLC’s cloud infrastructure. The company rakes in $32 billion of search advertising revenue for the U.S. market, which is nearly $30 billion more than its closest competitor. What’s more, it’s probably the world...

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Tech Heavyweights Create Open Source Project to Transfer Data TECH HEAVYWEIGHTS CREATE OPEN SOURCE PROJECT TO TRANSFER DATA

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Jul 20, 2018

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft launched a new open source project aimed at making it easier for users to transfer data between services without having to download it and upload it to another service.The use cases for this type of open source software are wide ranging. For example, an end u...

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The challenges of public cloud storage and how to overcome them THE CHALLENGES OF PUBLIC CLOUD STORAGE AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

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Jul 20, 2018

I recently met with the technology team of a large enterprise to discuss its strategy; a major focus was the use of public cloud storage. The internal business desire was strong; they saw it as providing flexibility, agility, and the chance to spread risk and free themselves from lockin to any one s...

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How Cloud Computing Can Drive Innovation And Transform Your Business? HOW CLOUD COMPUTING CAN DRIVE INNOVATION AND TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS?

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Jul 19, 2018

Recent developments in the cloud security practices have regained the lost faith of organizations and convinced them to utilize advance automated software for accounting tasks. Taking a leap on issues, QuickBooks cloud computing offers sustainable solutions to transform business more effectively. Ac...

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As cloud revenue surges, Microsoft crushes earnings expectations AS CLOUD REVENUE SURGES, MICROSOFT CRUSHES EARNINGS EXPECTATIONS

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Jul 19, 2018

Microsoft Corp.’s shares are trading up more than 3 percent after smashing fiscal fourth-quarter expectations thanks to double-digit growth in each of its businesses. The Redmond-based firm’s latest earnings reportillustrates a company with seemingly unstoppable momentum. For the fourth ...

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Google opens its cloud marketplace to outside Kubernetes applications GOOGLE OPENS ITS CLOUD MARKETPLACE TO OUTSIDE KUBERNETES APPLICATIONS

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Jul 18, 2018

The open-source Kubernetes software has made it possible to automate the management of applications in containers, a way of running software unchanged across different kinds of computers and clouds. But initially deploying apps on clusters of computers running Kubernetes still requires a lot of manu...

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Build and test microservices applications with Azure Dev Spaces BUILD AND TEST MICROSERVICES APPLICATIONS WITH AZURE DEV SPACES

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Jul 17, 2018

Azure’s service platform’s adoption of Kubernetes and containerschanges how you build, deploy, and manage cloud-native applications, treating containers and services as the targets of your builds, rather than the code that makes up those services.Kubernetes itself automates much of what ...

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Is AWS about to start selling network switches? IS AWS ABOUT TO START SELLING NETWORK SWITCHES?

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Jul 17, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) could be about to break into the world of data centre switches, helping to boost its presence across the entire cloud infrastructure space.The public cloud giant reportedly wants a piece of the $14 billion switches pie, taking aim at the business networking market. This wou...

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6 sneaky ways cloud infrastructure providers lock you in 6 SNEAKY WAYS CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE PROVIDERS LOCK YOU IN

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Jul 17, 2018

With more enterprises adopting multi-cloud and hybrid cloud computing strategies, it's more important than ever to avoid getting locked into just one cloud provider's tools and technologies. Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud deployments offer many benefits. They include the ability to pick and ch...

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Walmart WALMART'S CLOUD STRATEGY STICKS BY OPENSTACK, DESPITE AZURE MIGRATION

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Jul 17, 2018

Walmart’s cloud deployment strategy takes a big turn to Microsoft Azure, but it won’t leave OpenStack completely in the dust.A five-year deal to make Microsoft Azure the preferred cloud provider for Walmart, the largest corporation in the world, isn’t a shocker, but it does raise q...

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Amazon rumored to be entering the networking market AMAZON RUMORED TO BE ENTERING THE NETWORKING MARKET

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Jul 17, 2018

It’s hard to remember a time when people thought Amazon was nuts for going into the cloud computing business, since it was so far removed from the company’s core ecommerce business. No one is laughing now.It seems history could repeat itself. According to an article in The Information, A...

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Snowflake offers Microsoft Azure cloud computing SNOWFLAKE OFFERS MICROSOFT AZURE CLOUD COMPUTING

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Jul 16, 2018

Snowflake Computing has announced the immediate availability of its data warehouse-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure for preview.Customer demand for Azure, and the need for large organisations to have flexibility across their cloud strategy, has prompted the company to offer Azure as a cloud computing...

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The Morning Download: Public Cloud Migration Picks Up, Challenges Notwithstanding THE MORNING DOWNLOAD: PUBLIC CLOUD MIGRATION PICKS UP, CHALLENGES NOTWITHSTANDING

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Jul 16, 2018

Good morning, CIOs. Big companies are moving their computing workloads out of the private data center and into the public cloud at an ever-faster pace, but the shift has its challenges, a new report from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. finds. The survey determined that 18% of workloads on average were runn...

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How to get real value from big data in the cloud HOW TO GET REAL VALUE FROM BIG DATA IN THE CLOUD

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Jul 13, 2018

According to a recent report from IDC, “worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase of more than 50 percent over the five-year forecast period.”Anyone in enterprise IT already knows that ...

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Support Extended for Cloud Migrations MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2008 SUPPORT EXTENDED FOR CLOUD MIGRATIONS

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Jul 13, 2018

In a little less than a year, Microsoft will end support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. But businesses looking to eke a few more years out of their existing database investments, minus their server hardware expenditures, can buy more time by moving to the cloud. Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice pres...

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How hybrid cloud file services solve AEC’s file problems HOW HYBRID CLOUD FILE SERVICES SOLVE AEC’S FILE PROBLEMS

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Jul 12, 2018

AEC companies (architecture, engineering, construction) often deal with large design files that need to be shared across multiple offices or job sites. During collaboration among remote teams, files may need to be locked for exclusive write permission to prevent inadvertent overwriting. When remotel...

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Snowflake Computing’s cloud data warehouse lands on Microsoft Azure SNOWFLAKE COMPUTING’S CLOUD DATA WAREHOUSE LANDS ON MICROSOFT AZURE

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Jul 12, 2018

Big-data startup Snowflake Computing Inc. is bringing its cloud data warehouse to Microsoft Corp.’s Azure cloud platform, giving customers a second option besides running it on Amazon Web Services.Founded in 2012, Snowflake offers a data warehouse and analytics service hosted in the cloud, whi...

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Using Cloud Computing and AI to Detect and Fix Malfunctioning Equipment USING CLOUD COMPUTING AND AI TO DETECT AND FIX MALFUNCTIONING EQUIPMENT

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Jul 12, 2018

Artificial intelligence is being used in a variety of ways and applied to several fields.  Now, a recent article suggests that hardware maintenance can be added on a growing list of IT tasks where AI can make improvements not only for hospitals but other organizations as well.Last week, writer ...

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Secure cloud computing infrastructure for forward-deployed military forces introduced by Thales SECURE CLOUD COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FORWARD-DEPLOYED MILITARY FORCES INTRODUCED BY THALES

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Jul 12, 2018

Thales in Paris is introducing the secure Nexium Defence Cloud -- a private cloud computing infrastructure to improve the operational efficiency and trusted computing capability of military forces.With its Defence Cloud, Thales proposes secure end-to-end hosting of data and applications. Users rangi...

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The Digital Solutions Accelerating Scientific Discovery THE DIGITAL SOLUTIONS ACCELERATING SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

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Jul 12, 2018

Science advances at a rapid pace, and supporting technologies and infrastructures have to adapt accordingly. One of the latest evolutions in technology is the shift from traditional software and hardware tools to newer cloud-based services. In fact, the change has become so apparent that the cloud m...

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Multiple Bugs Found in QNAP Q’Center Web Console MULTIPLE BUGS FOUND IN QNAP Q’CENTER WEB CONSOLE

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Jul 11, 2018

Researchers found an array of high severity vulnerabilities in network storage vendor QNAP’s web console, which could enable an authenticated attacker to gain privileges and execute arbitrary commands on the system.The web-based platform, Q’center, allows users to manage network attached...

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Intelligence on the edge: What does the future hold? INTELLIGENCE ON THE EDGE: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

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Jul 11, 2018

Let me start with a piece of trivia. As of today, research suggests there are already more connected “things” than human beings on earth. Not surprising, really, considering that each of us possesses multiple devices to simply stay connected. Think of these countless everyday physical ob...

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Cloud is clout to HR professionals: how cloud-tech is revolutionising the HR industry CLOUD IS CLOUT TO HR PROFESSIONALS: HOW CLOUD-TECH IS REVOLUTIONISING THE HR INDUSTRY

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Jul 11, 2018

Cloud is transforming nearly all the major and minor industries in the market – health, retail, education, corporate, etc. The HR industry seems to be one of the industries benefitting the most. The sector’s use of cloud computing increased up to 73 percent in 2017 from 68 percent in 201...

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Be smart about edge computing and cloud computing BE SMART ABOUT EDGE COMPUTING AND CLOUD COMPUTING

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Jul 10, 2018

I hear it every day now: “We’re moving beyond cloud computing to edge computing.” Pretty hypey, and not at all logical.Edge computing is a handy trick. It’s the ability to place processing and data retention at a system that’s closer to the target system it’s coll...

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Hadoop’s star dims in the era of cloud object data storage and stream computing HADOOP’S STAR DIMS IN THE ERA OF CLOUD OBJECT DATA STORAGE AND STREAM COMPUTING

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Jul 09, 2018

One of the most noteworthy findings from Wikibon’s annual update to our big data market forecast was how seldom Hadoop was mentioned in vendors’ roadmaps.I wouldn’t say that Hadoop — open-source software for storing data and running applications on large hardware clusters &md...

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Timehop breach hits 21 million users due to a lack of 2FA on cloud services TIMEHOP BREACH HITS 21 MILLION USERS DUE TO A LACK OF 2FA ON CLOUD SERVICES

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Jul 09, 2018

Timehop, a service that surfaces a user's past social media content, has revealed a security breach that hit the company on July 4, and resulted in a database of 21 million users hit. As a result, the company has voided all social media authorisation tokens it held, and is alerting its users.Aro...

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You can no longer afford to indulge cloud blockers YOU CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO INDULGE CLOUD BLOCKERS

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Jul 06, 2018

Cognitive dissonance occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. People address that tension with one of several defensive maneuvers: Often, they reject or avoid the new information, or they resort to other defensive means of preserving order in their conceptions of reali...

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6 major European companies choose IBM Cloud 6 MAJOR EUROPEAN COMPANIES CHOOSE IBM CLOUD

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Jul 06, 2018

This week, IBM announced agreements to provide cloud services to six European companies in industries including publishing, shipping, banking, healthcare, electrical products and lighting.“Enterprises across Europe are gravitating to the IBM Cloud because it helps them modernize their existing...

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Why we need a clearer picture on council cloud adoption WHY WE NEED A CLEARER PICTURE ON COUNCIL CLOUD ADOPTION

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Jul 05, 2018

Local government is strapped for cash. Across the UK local authorities are shedding staff and cutting services, and perhaps at times like these, investment is the last thing on their minds.But clever investment can reap rewards, as cloud services can increase efficiency and improve public access to ...

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Cloud computing: A brief history, where we are today and what’s next CLOUD COMPUTING: A BRIEF HISTORY, WHERE WE ARE TODAY AND WHAT’S NEXT

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Jul 03, 2018

Adopting the cloud - whether public, private or hybrid - is now paramount for CTOs wanting to drive their businesses forward. But what next? Looking back over the past decade and considering the technological innovations that have made an immeasurable impact on humanity – from crowdfunding and...

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How Microsoft Azure is helping improve cancer research, treatment for Canadians HOW MICROSOFT AZURE IS HELPING IMPROVE CANCER RESEARCH, TREATMENT FOR CANADIANS

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Jul 03, 2018

The Vancouver-based B.C. Cancer Research Foundation is partnering with Microsoft Corp. on innovative research that is changing the way we treat and understand cancer. That B.C. Cancer is using Microsoft Azure to upload, store and analyze data might not sound game-changing on the surface, but as post...

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Why accounting matters to your cloud computing plans WHY ACCOUNTING MATTERS TO YOUR CLOUD COMPUTING PLANS

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Jul 03, 2018

Where do I get my cloud news? It’s almost never CPA Journal. But, more and more, accounting is becoming a larger part of cloud computing—no matter what side of the cloud you’re sitting on. On the enterprise side, it’s a matter of taxes to be paid. While you can typically find...

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Pulse Secure VPN enhanced to better support hybrid IT environments PULSE SECURE VPN ENHANCED TO BETTER SUPPORT HYBRID IT ENVIRONMENTS

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Jul 03, 2018

The workplace is changing rapidly as employees embrace mobility, applications are in the cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are instrumented for continuous connectivity — and this is affecting how organizations must think about secure access. Regardless of the scenario, organizations ...

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Serverless Computing Is a Paradigm Shift for Cloud Computing SERVERLESS COMPUTING IS A PARADIGM SHIFT FOR CLOUD COMPUTING

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Jul 02, 2018

The ever growing expectation of customers for great software products has brought companies to increase their rate of code deployment and adopt a new “microservices” approach to software development. This approach involves splitting a software application into pieces that can be independ...

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IEEE sets fog computing standard for compute, storage, control and networking technology IEEE SETS FOG COMPUTING STANDARD FOR COMPUTE, STORAGE, CONTROL AND NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 02, 2018

Looking to seriously amplify the use of fog computing, the IEEE has defined a standard that will lay the official groundwork to ensure that devices, sensors, monitors, and services are interoperable and will work together to process the seemingly boundless data streams that will come from IoT, 5G an...

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Using a hybrid cloud file system to meet your storage needs USING A HYBRID CLOUD FILE SYSTEM TO MEET YOUR STORAGE NEEDS

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Jun 29, 2018

An increasing number of businesses are moving their data to the cloud to take advantage of the cost, scalability and efficiency benefits associated with not having to procure or maintain significant amounts of hardware. And indeed, cloud data storage can certainly help organizations achieve superior...

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Cloud Computing: Businesses Need to Proactively Evaulate Cloud Vendors CLOUD COMPUTING: BUSINESSES NEED TO PROACTIVELY EVAULATE CLOUD VENDORS

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Jun 29, 2018

As usage of cloud technology increasingly becomes the norm, the next step in the evolution is the coordinated use of multiple cloud vendors.  IDC says that the use of multiple cloud suppliers is already common, but businesses aren’t currently doing the due diligence to ensure that they&rs...

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VMware-AWS service bubbles into new markets VMWARE-AWS SERVICE BUBBLES INTO NEW MARKETS

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Jun 29, 2018

With the VMware-AWS partnership, some customers were either reluctant or unable to use earlier versions of the service. Now, with the passage of time and corresponding product maturity, customers with tight compliance requirements might want to review the offering. VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) has made...

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Cloud Computing Degree, Hybrid Cloud Service Among Highlights at AWS Public Sector Summit CLOUD COMPUTING DEGREE, HYBRID CLOUD SERVICE AMONG HIGHLIGHTS AT AWS PUBLIC SECTOR SUMMIT

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Jun 28, 2018

Amazon Web Services kicked off its two-day Public Sector Summit on June 20 in Washington, D.C., and Teresa Carlson, vice president of AWS worldwide public sector, welcomed approximately 9,000 attendees to the event.One of the highlights of the summit is the launch of a cloud computing degree by Nort...

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Pain in the XaaS: Rise of FaaS, CaaS Adds to Cloud Orchestration Woes PAIN IN THE XAAS: RISE OF FAAS, CAAS ADDS TO CLOUD ORCHESTRATION WOES

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Jun 27, 2018

Smack in middle of its teenage years, the cloud infrastructure market looks extremely promising but also comes with new headaches for those that have to manage clouds. SDxCentral Research’s newest report on Cloud Orchestration and Automation/DevOps finds respondents are adopting both private a...

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Serverless cloud computing is the next big thing SERVERLESS CLOUD COMPUTING IS THE NEXT BIG THING

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Jun 26, 2018

Serverless computing in the cloud is a good idea—serverless computing is not just for the datacenter. Serverless cloud computing means the ability to get out of the business of provisioning cloud-based servers, such as storage and compute, to support your workloads, and instead use autiation a...

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Disadvantages of Cloud Computing DISADVANTAGES OF CLOUD COMPUTING

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Jun 26, 2018

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need compute resources including CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery, cloud-based or local, is up to you. But you’ll definitely want to do your homework first. Cloud compu...

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Serverless Computing: Moving from DevOps to NoOps SERVERLESS COMPUTING: MOVING FROM DEVOPS TO NOOPS

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Jun 25, 2018

While some organizations do better than others when it comes to implementing DevOps, almost everyone agrees it’s a concept easier penned to paper than pinned to reality. The idea of integrating development and operations is smart, but the implementation proves troublesome. A replacement option...

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AWS Maintains Total Cloud Market Dominance Over Microsoft, Google AWS MAINTAINS TOTAL CLOUD MARKET DOMINANCE OVER MICROSOFT, GOOGLE

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Jun 25, 2018

According to new data from Synergy Research Group, Amazon Web Services (AWS) again beat out competitors during the first quarter as the largest public cloud provider. AWS, ranked by public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) revenues, topped Microsoft, Google, IBM, Al...

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3 Tips for Adopting Microservices 3 TIPS FOR ADOPTING MICROSERVICES

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Jun 25, 2018

In the three years I’ve been at AppDynamics, there has been a huge uptick in microservices adoption across countless enterprises in every major industry. And while I’ve seen adoption everywhere, truthfully many enterprises are still in the experimentation phase and have yet to deploy mic...

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Cloud With Me: Converting Cloud Adoption Into an Accessible Solution for All CLOUD WITH ME: CONVERTING CLOUD ADOPTION INTO AN ACCESSIBLE SOLUTION FOR ALL

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Jun 23, 2018

What if businesses could eliminate the complexities of internet based services to improve performance? What if it was possible for employees to work from anywhere, at any time, from any device, and still have a single control point on proceedings?Cloud technology delivers such services independently...

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It’s not easy to move from a private cloud to a hybrid cloud IT’S NOT EASY TO MOVE FROM A PRIVATE CLOUD TO A HYBRID CLOUD

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Jun 22, 2018

A hybrid cloud provides you with the largest number of options, according to those that sell them. You get a private cloud coupled with one or more public clouds, with workloads distributed across them.IT is often told that starting with a private cloud and then going hybrid is a straightforward, se...

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Multicloud: the new monitoring silo MULTICLOUD: THE NEW MONITORING SILO

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Jun 22, 2018

Most IT professionals would agree that cloud computing is more about a paradigm than a physical displacement of computing resources. The “utility” paradigm is transformational by virtue of on-demand, elastic resources. But unlike being stuck with just a single local cable provider, the r...

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Cloud computing: Five ways to make the most of the move to on-demand CLOUD COMPUTING: FIVE WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE MOVE TO ON-DEMAND

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Jun 21, 2018

Business leaders need to establish a competitive advantage through cloud computing. That was the conclusion of a recent leadership roundtable held by non-profit organisation the Technology Business Management (TBM) Council.The event discussed the role of the CIO in business transformation. Here, fiv...

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Hybrid Cloud Adds Functionality While Increasing Complexity HYBRID CLOUD ADDS FUNCTIONALITY WHILE INCREASING COMPLEXITY

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Jun 20, 2018

Enterprises across the globe are leveraging cloud computing as a new way to consume resources. At the same time, cloud computing is opening opportunities for enterprises not previously available. As enterprises leverage the various types of cloud-based resources, the concept of hybrid cloud is surfa...

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​Cloud computing: Tackling an ​CLOUD COMPUTING: TACKLING AN 'ALL-IN' MIGRATION

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Jun 20, 2018

Migrating business systems to the cloud isn't just about technology; staffing, corporate strategy and financial models are just some of the other issues that must be taken into account.Speaking at the recent Amazon Web Services Summit in London, Andrew Quail, CIO of gas supply company SGN, discu...

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HPE adds GreenLake Hybrid Cloud to enterprise service offerings HPE ADDS GREENLAKE HYBRID CLOUD TO ENTERPRISE SERVICE OFFERINGS

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Jun 19, 2018

With its new GreenLake Hybrid Cloud offering, HPE's message to the enterprise is simple: Your cloud, your way. HPE is adding Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services capabilities to its GreenLake pay-per-use offerings, providing a turnkey, managed service to deploy public and on-premises clouds T...

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What is a cloud architect? A vital role for success in the cloud WHAT IS A CLOUD ARCHITECT? A VITAL ROLE FOR SUCCESS IN THE CLOUD

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Jun 19, 2018

Cloud architects are responsible for managing the cloud computing architecture in an organization, especially as cloud technologies grow increasingly complex. Cloud computing architecture encompasses everything involved with cloud computing, including the front-end platforms, servers, storage, deliv...

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Cisco to acquire cloud-based WiFi analytics provider July Systems CISCO TO ACQUIRE CLOUD-BASED WIFI ANALYTICS PROVIDER JULY SYSTEMS

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Jun 19, 2018

Cisco Systems Inc. wants to turn companies’ wireless networking gear into a customer analytics tool.To that end, the company today announced plans to acquire July Systems Inc., a Burlingame, California-based cloud computing specialist. The firm offers a platform called Proximity MX that can sh...

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Microsoft Removes Mention of ICE Cloud Work After Protests MICROSOFT REMOVES MENTION OF ICE CLOUD WORK AFTER PROTESTS

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Jun 18, 2018

Microsoft Corp. scrubbed an online reference to its work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the agency faces criticism for its role in separating families at the U.S.-Mexican border.On Jan. 24, Tom Keane, a Microsoft executive, wrote a blog post about new contracts with the U.S. Air For...

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Inside Google Cloud: Hosting is only part of its future plans INSIDE GOOGLE CLOUD: HOSTING IS ONLY PART OF ITS FUTURE PLANS

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Jun 18, 2018

They are commonly known today as hyperscalers, massive technology companies such as Google LLC, Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. that have carved out significant market positions in public cloud and related services. And while cloud dominance is a primary goal, the leading hyperscalers have desig...

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Public Cloud Firms Ramp Up Q1 Spending PUBLIC CLOUD FIRMS RAMP UP Q1 SPENDING

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Jun 18, 2018

To meet rising demand for public-cloud services, providers are ramping up spending on hardware, software and other infrastructure components. Worldwide spending by public-cloud infrastructure providers surged to $11.2 billion between January and March, up 32% from the same period a year ago, another...

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Hortonworks extends cloud support with new data platform HORTONWORKS EXTENDS CLOUD SUPPORT WITH NEW DATA PLATFORM

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Jun 18, 2018

Big-data management firm Hortonworks Inc. today announced the third version of its core Hortonworks Data Platform along with expanded partnerships with cloud computing leaders, including Google LLC, Microsoft Corp. and IBM Corp.The announcement of HDP 3.0 at the opening of the company’s DataWo...

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3 major cloud migration mistakes to avoid 3 MAJOR CLOUD MIGRATION MISTAKES TO AVOID

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Jun 15, 2018

Migrating workloads to the public cloud is taking most enterprise IT organization’s time these days. Although analyst predictions vary, I would say we’re at about 20 percent migrated in the Global 2000, including PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS. Common mistakes are beginning to emerge in these clou...

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IBM expands cloud availability with 18 new zones IBM EXPANDS CLOUD AVAILABILITY WITH 18 NEW ZONES

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Jun 14, 2018

IBM has launched 18 new availability zones for its cloud, introducing more datacentres to the UK, North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.The expansion will mean IBM Cloud operates in 78 locations, with the new datacentres opening in Germany, the UK, Washington, DC, Dallas, Tokyo and Sydney. The zone...

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Why Multi-Cloud Management Solutions Are Critical to Digital Transformation WHY MULTI-CLOUD MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS ARE CRITICAL TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Jun 14, 2018

To stay competitive in today’s ever-changing business environment, a company’s IT infrastructure must be agile enough to adapt to changing demands placed on it by both the business and its employees. Most businesses turn to the cloud to provide flexibility, since cloud computing enables ...

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What is cloud-native? The modern way to develop software WHAT IS CLOUD-NATIVE? THE MODERN WAY TO DEVELOP SOFTWARE

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Jun 14, 2018

The term “cloud-native” gets thrown around a lot, especially by cloud providers. Not only that, but it even has its own foundation: the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), launched in 2015 by the Linux Foundation. In general usage, “cloud-native” is an approach to build...

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Why Application Monitoring Is Critical to Multi-Cloud Success WHY APPLICATION MONITORING IS CRITICAL TO MULTI-CLOUD SUCCESS

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Jun 13, 2018

In today’s multi-cloud world, organizations can’t afford to allow IT problems to disrupt or degrade service, so they must be able to proactively identify potential points of failure, address problems quickly when they do arise, and align effort with business impact. To optimally prioriti...

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Oracle Sets Internet Map Free, Uses It to Pull Companies Into Its Cloud ORACLE SETS INTERNET MAP FREE, USES IT TO PULL COMPANIES INTO ITS CLOUD

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Jun 13, 2018

Oracle made available a free map that tracks the health of internet and provides insights on disruptions like natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions.

The visibility tool is part of Oracle’s Internet Intelligence initiative, which provides insight and analysis on the st...

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Cloud Cost Optimization Strategies and Tools: How to Reduce Your Cloud Costs CLOUD COST OPTIMIZATION STRATEGIES AND TOOLS: HOW TO REDUCE YOUR CLOUD COSTS

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Jun 12, 2018

Although cloud computing represents perhaps the biggest change to IT in recent history, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Despite a seemingly constant call to “move to the cloud,” organizations must navigate a wide variety of service offerings and deployment models to determine what...

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How to get the most cloud security HOW TO GET THE MOST CLOUD SECURITY

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Jun 12, 2018

One of the leading causes of data breaches is internal negligence due to poor training, according to the Ponemon Institute. But when the staff is educated and instructed on the proper practices, the risk of cyberattacks or data leaks can be reduced. Infact, you can reduce your risk more this way tha...

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Orchestration Is Not a Use Case: The Top 3 Things Orchestration Is Not ORCHESTRATION IS NOT A USE CASE: THE TOP 3 THINGS ORCHESTRATION IS NOT

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Jun 12, 2018

The result of this rude awakening is the acceptance that cloud, in its many shapes and forms, is about adopting a new operational, delivery, and consumption model of IT resources. Companies that were open to embracing this change with open arms were able to transform their organizations and leverage...

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IBM launches new availability zones worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds IBM LAUNCHES NEW AVAILABILITY ZONES WORLDWIDE FOR HYBRID ENTERPRISE CLOUDS

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Jun 11, 2018

CIOs and data center managers who run large hybrid clouds worldwide have a good chance of hearing IBM knock on their doors in the next few months. That's because IBM is opening 18 new "availability zones" for its public cloud across the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific. An availability z...

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Secure Cloud Services to Protect Your Online Data SECURE CLOUD SERVICES TO PROTECT YOUR ONLINE DATA

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Jun 11, 2018

Sanapptx cloud solution help high tech companies adopt cloud technologies to work with greater efficiency and flexibility. Our cloud soultions includes, secure cloud storage, data migration services, veeam cloud based backup, cloud backup and disaster recovery, cloud virtualization services. Sanappt...

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Cloud Robotics Advances Data in Biological Research CLOUD ROBOTICS ADVANCES DATA IN BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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Jun 11, 2018

A new effort by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has aimed to improve how experiments are planned and designed in multiple scientific disciplines by using computational and analytical tools, including those pulled from engineering disciplines. The Synergistic Discovery and Design Pr...

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Google and Cisco tease hybrid-cloud play based on Kubernetes GOOGLE AND CISCO TEASE HYBRID-CLOUD PLAY BASED ON KUBERNETES

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Jun 11, 2018

Cisco Systems Inc. and Google Inc. Monday revealed more details about a planned hybrid cloud offering designed to help customers build apps that span on-premises data centers and the public cloud.The companies announced the Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud last year. At the time, they sa...

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Cloud Computing: New Privacy Rules for Government Access to Data in Foreign Data Centers CLOUD COMPUTING: NEW PRIVACY RULES FOR GOVERNMENT ACCESS TO DATA IN FOREIGN DATA CENTERS

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Jun 07, 2018

The CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act) was enacted early in 2018 in an attempt to modernize data privacy and government surveillance laws in a world where data is increasingly being housed in global cloud-computing data centers. It amends the Stored Communications Act (SCA) from ...

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JEDI cloud contract looms large for customers, providers JEDI CLOUD CONTRACT LOOMS LARGE FOR CUSTOMERS, PROVIDERS

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Jun 06, 2018

Public sector IT and private sector IT can be very different animals, but a looming decision by the Department of Defense has the potential to send shock waves through both sides of the IT world. The Department of Defense is preparing to accept bids for a potential 10-year, $10 billion Joint Enterpr...

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Fulfilling the True Promise of Cloud Computing FULFILLING THE TRUE PROMISE OF CLOUD COMPUTING

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Jun 05, 2018

One of the great promises of cloud computing that’s never been met is making it easy for organizations to move workloads between multiple clouds. Each cloud computing environment is built on top of a unique implementation of a hypervisor. Unless each cloud is built using the same hypervisor, m...

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To accelerate cloud application performance, start by mapping your apps TO ACCELERATE CLOUD APPLICATION PERFORMANCE, START BY MAPPING YOUR APPS

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Jun 04, 2018

In the eternal words of Yogi Berra, “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” So how does this sage advice apply to the new world of application performance and hybrid IT?As the pace of application migration to the cloud continues to accelerate, enter...

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Migrating data to the cloud: back to the future? MIGRATING DATA TO THE CLOUD: BACK TO THE FUTURE?

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Jun 01, 2018

I won big at a recent “casino night” event by betting all my chips and hitting blackjack on the last hand.  After lots of adulation from my peers for my courage, and a small prize (we weren’t playing for money), they asked me why I risked the bet: “There was nothing at s...

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Marching To The Cloud Band MARCHING TO THE CLOUD BAND

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May 30, 2018

Cloud is no longer a trend it’s a reality and enterprise IT organizations across the world are riding this disruption and  reimagining the way IT has been consumed and delivered. With the escalation of the cloud, experts believe that it signals the beginning of the end of conventional IT ...

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Nvidia debuts cloud server platform to unify AI and high-performance computing NVIDIA DEBUTS CLOUD SERVER PLATFORM TO UNIFY AI AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

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May 30, 2018

Hoping to maintain the high ground in artificial intelligence and high-performance computing, Nvidia Corp. late Tuesday debuted a new computing architecture that it claims will unify both fast-growing areas of the industry.The announcement of the HGX-2 cloud-server platform (pictured), made by Nvidi...

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How to avoid the coming cloud complexity crisis HOW TO AVOID THE COMING CLOUD COMPLEXITY CRISIS

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May 29, 2018

A cloud complexity crisis is going to happen. We’re adding hundreds of workloads to the cloud on a daily basis, standing up new databases, adding different types of compute and storage, and adding cloud-based networks—and doing all of this without taking down almost no existing on-premis...

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Benchmark your readiness for a GDPR-compliant world BENCHMARK YOUR READINESS FOR A GDPR-COMPLIANT WORLD

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May 25, 2018

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data regulation going into effect, we recently wrapped the latest GDPR Summit in London. Almost 500 attendees across most industries attended three parallel tracks of GDPR focused activity: GDPR program, HR and sales, and marketing. I was...

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Working with IBM, OSRAM embarks on a multicloud strategy to enable transformation WORKING WITH IBM, OSRAM EMBARKS ON A MULTICLOUD STRATEGY TO ENABLE TRANSFORMATION

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May 23, 2018

In 2016, the company, whose history dates back more than 100 years, divested its LED and traditional lamp business to focus on the digital future of light. Be it with laser light for automobiles, increased security thanks to iris recognition or intelligently connected lighting, OSRAM is transforming...

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Securing the Multi-Cloud: It Takes a Village SECURING THE MULTI-CLOUD: IT TAKES A VILLAGE

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May 22, 2018

The promise of multi-cloud is a pool of resources and connections to seamlessly manage workloads anywhere. This is a stark contrast to current enterprise architectures, which are typically comprised of infrastructure islands that are architected, deployed, and managed independently. Given this, the ...

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How to get women into cloud computing HOW TO GET WOMEN INTO CLOUD COMPUTING

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May 22, 2018

The push to get more women in computing is decades old. I remember back in my college professor days they did studies on why there are fewer woman in computer science and information systems studies. We have made little progress since. With the inflection point of new compute trends, such as cloud c...

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Build your technology layers on a cloud data foundation BUILD YOUR TECHNOLOGY LAYERS ON A CLOUD DATA FOUNDATION

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May 22, 2018

The modern enterprise is comprised of a complex set of application stacks that span a disparate variety of virtual machines, physical servers, and proprietary storage hardware. Tentacles reach from headquarters, branch and remote offices, and offshore facilities around the world to technology stacks...

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DNS in the cloud: Why and why not DNS IN THE CLOUD: WHY AND WHY NOT

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May 21, 2018

As enterprises consider outsourcing their IT infrastructure, they should consider moving their public authoritative DNS services to a cloud provider’s managed DNS service, but first they should understand the advantages and disadvantages. Cloud DNS providers have fully redundant and geographic...

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Oracle bolsters its cloud business with acquisition of DataScience.com ORACLE BOLSTERS ITS CLOUD BUSINESS WITH ACQUISITION OF DATASCIENCE.COM

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May 16, 2018

Oracle Corp. is looking to expand the analytics capabilities of its cloud platform with a new strategic acquisition. The technology giant this morning announced that it has inked an agreement to buy DataScience.com Inc., a venture-backed startup with a platform for powering analytics projects. The s...

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FacePhi biotmetric solution for mobile banking runs on IBM Cloud FACEPHI BIOTMETRIC SOLUTION FOR MOBILE BANKING RUNS ON IBM CLOUD

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May 16, 2018

Smartphones put the whole world in the palm of users’ hands. They can manage their personal lives, interact with friends and social networks, and bank and shop online. But how can we know that our interactions and transactions are secure? Social networks, e-commerce companies and banks require...

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Barrracuda Networks Unfurls WAF Cloud Service BARRRACUDA NETWORKS UNFURLS WAF CLOUD SERVICE

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May 16, 2018

Nitzan Miron, vice president of product management for application security services for Barracuda Networks, said the Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service is designed for organizations that want to be able to customize a WAF policy to suit individual application requirements without having to update the WAF t...

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Verizon hops aboard the Amazon Web Services cloud train VERIZON HOPS ABOARD THE AMAZON WEB SERVICES CLOUD TRAIN

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May 15, 2018

Wireless network operator Verizon Communications Inc. has become the latest big enterprise to move a large chunk of its business applications to Amazon Web Services Inc., choosing the company as its “preferred public cloud provider.”Verizon, which been working with AWS since 2015, said i...

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How to Manage Cloud Expenses With a Solution You Probably Already Have HOW TO MANAGE CLOUD EXPENSES WITH A SOLUTION YOU PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE

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May 11, 2018

Delivering IT as-a-service is one of the newer trends in IT, driven by a growing enterprise-wide need to manage the IT lifecycle across software, platform, and infrastructure categories. In recent years, IT has increasingly become both usage- and service-based, and as a result, a variety of complex ...

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Oracle boosts autonomous cloud services and hints at blockchain plans ORACLE BOOSTS AUTONOMOUS CLOUD SERVICES AND HINTS AT BLOCKCHAIN PLANS

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May 07, 2018

When it comes to cloud computing applications, Oracle Corp. is all about self: self-repairing, self-securing and self-driving. After rolling out its Data Warehouse Cloud in March, Oracle doubled down today on its autonomous capabilities with the general availability of built-in artificial intelligen...

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Google’s project Asylo creates ‘enclaved’ cloud apps GOOGLE’S PROJECT ASYLO CREATES ‘ENCLAVED’ CLOUD APPS

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May 07, 2018

There’s application components and there’s containerisation and there’s all forms of compartmentalisation designed to separate out ‘discrete’ functions of application design in order to align with the abstracted world of cloud computing and web architecture where we can...

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How to find application integration success in a multicloud world HOW TO FIND APPLICATION INTEGRATION SUCCESS IN A MULTICLOUD WORLD

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May 07, 2018

Imagine ordering groceries from an online grocer that promises a one-day delivery.After you quickly select your items and proceed to the checkout, you get stuck at the payment gateway, which takes too long to load. Just as you decide to abandon the sale, you get through and complete the checkout pro...

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3 ways IBM Cloud Private delivers business value 3 WAYS IBM CLOUD PRIVATE DELIVERS BUSINESS VALUE

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May 04, 2018

At the IBM Cloud Private Day event in Johannesburg, South Africa, last month, Soloman Barghouthi, a product manager for hybrid cloud, told ITWeb that IBM Cloud Private isn’t something leaders buy just because they have money to spend.“I’m buying it to deliver business value,”...

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Google open-sources Asylo, a confidential computing framework for isolating cloud-based apps GOOGLE OPEN-SOURCES ASYLO, A CONFIDENTIAL COMPUTING FRAMEWORK FOR ISOLATING CLOUD-BASED APPS

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May 03, 2018

Google Inc. is touting a better way for enterprises to secure their cloud applications and corresponding data in what it calls a confidential computing environment.The company is pitching an open-source framework its just released called Asylo, which is designed to provide greater isolation for sens...

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Why serverless computing is one of the biggest threats to containers WHY SERVERLESS COMPUTING IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST THREATS TO CONTAINERS

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May 03, 2018

Even as KubeCon Europe got off to a rollicking start with over 4,000 attendees, Brian Leroux, founder of Begin and erstwhile PhoneGap developer, was quietly coding at home in San Francisco, happy to not have to be bothered with containers at all."Things I won't be doing today," he wrot...

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Software-Defined Storage: The 5 Must-Haves You Need in Your Toolkit SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE: THE 5 MUST-HAVES YOU NEED IN YOUR TOOLKIT

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May 03, 2018

When you think about storing and managing your company’s vital data, reliability and scalability rise to the top as the most important measures of a good investment. And the solution that delivers on these priorities the most efficiently and economically is software-defined storage (SDS). By g...

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Why hybrid cloud data protection is so crucial WHY HYBRID CLOUD DATA PROTECTION IS SO CRUCIAL

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May 03, 2018

This week's roundup of analyst musings includes discussions about the importance of hybrid cloud data protection and whether it's beneficial to strike a work-life balance. John Oltsik, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group in Milford, Mass., recapped a presentation given by his colleague...

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On-premise vs cloud – which rates as more secure? ON-PREMISE VS CLOUD – WHICH RATES AS MORE SECURE?

blog article

May 02, 2018

In a world increasingly driven by cloud-based digital transformation, cybersecurity remains a stubborn roadblock. Although organisations increasingly understand their responsibilities, they’ve yet to take advantage of the native and cloud-ready security tools available to them. That’s wh...

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