Challenges of Testing a Highly Distributed Highly Scalable Cloud Platform: A Case of Cloud Foundry

| May 20, 2016

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Cloud Foundry is an open source heavily distributed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) software system for managing deployment and scalability of applications in the cloud.

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IT Rationalization: Take Control of Your Software

Article | April 17, 2020

Your organization’s ever-growing software needs may feel like a bottomless pit. To continually feed those needs, you can end up taking steps that lead to software bloat: overbuying an inventory of applications that are spread out all over the place, distributed via loosely managed deployment formats. The provisioning nightmares, training, and license compliance issues that follow are like an indigestion keeping you up at night. All this bloat causes confusion, and unnecessary IT workload. Just think about the sunken costs and lack of ability to generate business intelligence! So, what can you do? One cannot simply toss out years of effort and unplug existing software without giving some thought to the matter.

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Transforming collaboration in Google Workspace

Article | May 19, 2021

After more than a year of remote collaboration, many people are showing signs of digital fatigue. Throughout the pandemic, millions of employees bridged the physical distances with their colleagues by making themselves more available, joining a deluge of virtual meetings, and leaning into a dizzying array of tools and applications. As part of our mission to build the future of work, we’re addressing these challenges in Google Workspace. As we announced today at I/O, we’re launching smart canvas—a new product experience that delivers the next evolution of collaboration for Google Workspace. Between now and the end of the year, we’re rolling out innovations that make it easier for people to stay connected, focus their time and attention, and transform their ideas into impact.

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AWS tags US$235 million to expand its cloud infrastructure in Latin America

Article | February 10, 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is raising its stake on cloud computing infrastructure in Latin America. Proof of this is that the IT company will use R$1 billion (around US$235 million) to expand its data center in Sao Paulo. These millions will be used for its Data Processing Center located in that part of Brazil. In addition, a portion of these US$235 million will also be used to increase the services it offers to both public and private parties.The move gives reason to suggest that AWS is upping the ante in the future of startups and tech in the region that rely on cloud services to develop their own products.It launched its cloud center in Brazil in 2011 but it’ll be getting some beefing up thanks to these funds. Moreover, AWS has two Edge networks in São Paulo and two in Rio de Janeiro. As well as one in each of the following cities: Bogotá (Colombia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Santiago (Chile).The objective of all of this is to be the region’s prime provider of cloud infrastructure and beat out its competition AKA, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft’s Azure.

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Is the cloud really safe

Article | April 15, 2020

Back in the day, the theft and loss of backup tapes and laptops were a primary cause of data breaches. That all changed when systems were redesigned and data at rest was encrypted on portable devicesNot only did we use technology to mitigate a predictable human problem, we also increased the tolerance of failure. A single lapse, such as leaving a laptop in a car, doesn’t have to compromise an organisation’s data. We need the same level of failure tolerance, with access controls and IT security, in the cloud.In the cloud, all infrastructure is virtualised and runs as software. Services and servers are not fixed but can shrink, grow, appear, disappear, and transform in the blink of an eye. Cloud services aren’t the same as those anchored on-premises. For example, AWS S3 buckets have characteristics of both file shares and web servers, but they are something else entirely.Practices differ too. You don’t patch cloud servers they are replaced with the new software versions. There is also a distinction between the credentials used by an operational instance (like a virtual computer), and those that are accessible by that instance (the services it can call).Cloud computing requires a distinct way of thinking about IT infrastructure.

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