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Today, we’re excited to announce new Cloud TPU VMs, which make it easier than ever before to use our industry-leading TPU hardware by providing direct access to TPU host machines, offering a new and improved user experience to develop and deploy TensorFlow, PyTorch, and JAX on Cloud TPUs. Instead of accessing Cloud TPUs remotely over the network, Cloud TPU VMs let you set up your own interactive development environment on each TPU host machine.
Now you can write and debug an ML model line-by-line using a single TPU VM, then scale it up on a Cloud TPU Pod slice to take advantage of the super-fast TPU interconnect. You have root access to every TPU VM you create, so you can install and run any code you wish in a tight loop with your TPU accelerators. You can use local storage, execute custom code in your input pipelines, and more easily integrate Cloud TPUs into your research and production workflows.
More businesses than ever are using cloud services to store data and run their essential business applications.If your business is using Google Drive, Dropbox, or other cloud platforms like HubSpot, then you may assume that all of your data is secure.However, as secure as cloud-based platforms should be, they are also where all of your sensitive data is being stored. While in house data environments will never be as secure as cloud storage, there are still vulnerabilities.From user lapses to data transference, there are key areas where you should be prioritizing improvements to boost the security inherent in the cloud.Here are the four best ways that you can protect your cloud servers and the data that you store within them.
Moving email and collaboration tools to the cloud was relatively simple for federal agencies, compared to the next project: moving data.As more agencies look to share data and collaborate more closely, solving the challenges of how to store data in a way that makes it accessible and usable to multiple agencies are becoming more urgent.In many cases, it’s not the technology that’s the difficult piece, it’s bringing the organization together on a different architecture. Cloud is not new at this point,” said Beth Halloran, deputy CIO at the General Services Administration, at Cloudera’s recent Data Cloud Summit.You can’t just say, ‘It’s going to save us money by going into the cloud,” she continued. “You have to understand what level of cloud is going to save you money, and infrastructure and services is not it. It’s part of an ecosystem, and you’re going to have to look at the totality of doing it.
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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