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Introducing Amazon EC2 T3 Instances

T3 instances offer generational advances in CPU performance that enable a higher overall baseline performance threshold that benefits a broad …

Cloud Computing

Oath Takes Hybrid-Cloud Approach to Integrate Data

Oath, a media subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc., is taking a hybrid-cloud approach to the daunting task of integrating data spread across Yahoo, AOL and dozens of other online brands, the company’s chief technology officer says.<p>Atte Lahtiranta, formerly a senior fellow, architect and vice …

Customer Service

Someone Is Waging a Secret War to Undermine the Pentagon’s Huge Cloud Contract

The battle for the Defense Department’s $10 billion war cloud is getting a lot more interesting.<p><b>As some of the biggest</b> U.S. technology companies have …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

What is multicloud?

Cloud computing has become an important tool for business, enabling redundant data processes, and computing resources that can scale to meet the …

Hybrid Clouds

Collaborate, but only intermittently, says new study: The march toward always-on technology may hinder groups' ability to solve complex problems

The march toward always-on technology may hinder groups' ability to solve complex problems<p>Technologies and organizations should be redesigned to …

Research

Why Serverless Is Being Adopted at a Faster Rate than Expected

Cloud Foundry sponsored this post.<p>Serverless computing enables businesses to decrease production cycles, increase agility and move faster as they …

Cloud Computing

Google One is more proof of commoditization of consumer cloud storage

We have long known that the price of cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive have been getting cheaper over time. Yesterday’s launch of Google One in the U.S. dropped the price for Google storage even further, cutting the cost per terabyte per month in half, driving …

Cloud Computing

Multi-cloud vs. hybrid cloud: Assessing the pros and cons

The 1610 Group<p>Follow:<p>Multi-cloud is an IT term du jour. Of course, we already have public cloud, private cloud, enterprise cloud and...<p>hybrid cloud, …

Hybrid Clouds

Amazon Is in the Running to Buy a Movie Theater Chain

Amazon.com Inc. is in the running to acquire Landmark Theatres, a move that would vault the e-commerce giant into the brick-and-mortar cinema …

eCommerce

Top Cloud Computing News: June 2018

Oracle accused of misrepresenting its cloud revenue growth in lawsuit

Oracle is facing a legal threat after a lawsuit has alleged the company used ‘threats and extortive tactics’ when selling its cloud products.<p>The City …

On-Premise Is Dead, Long Live On-Premise

<b>Cloud Eats The World</b><p>Over the past decade, information technology (IT) has seen a huge transformation. Cloud computing has changed the way we all work and consume software. From improved collaboration to faster performance, the business world has reaped many benefits from the prevalence of the …

Amazon Web Services

Earnings recap: Amazon, Microsoft and Google grow fast and keep hold on the market — for now | TBR

<b>Although the market is consolidating around AWS, Microsoft Azure and GCP, the trailing vendors are unable to match AWS’ quarterly revenue …

IaaS

AWS holds the advantage in serverless computing, says cloud economist

We’re in the wee hours of serverless computing. There’s no dog-eared bible to turn to, but we might nab some how-to notes from heavily invested …

Cloud Computing

Why Disaster Recovery Isn't What it Used to Be

The cloud changes the rules for disaster recovery. Enterprises have to ensure that cloud providers are engaged in developing and testing disaster …

Business Technology

The Evolving Enterprise Calculus Of Public Cloud Versus Private Infrastructure

There is clear enterprise consensus that hybrid cloud is the appropriate long-term strategic approach to best leverage cloud computing. There has been much less consensus in decision-making on the underlying use of public cloud versus private infrastructure for individual applications. I find that …

Elasticity

Cloud Post-Modernism

In recent years, enterprise has embraced cloud platforms with incredible fervor; some call the migration a modern-day gold rush. The excitement is …

Return on Investment

Ahead of VMworld, virtualization confronts the cloud

Virtualization is an inexorable process under which applications become progressively more abstracted and independent from the underlying platforms …

Virtualization

Microsoft’s undersea data center now has a webcam with fish swimming past 27.6 petabytes of data

Any fin is possible<p>If you’ve always wanted to watch fish swim past a data center with 27.6 petabytes of storage, stop surfing around as today is your lucky day. Microsoft has taken the oppor-tuna-ty to install a webcam next to its undersea data center, offering live views of just how well the metal …

Scotland

State of the cloud: Amazon Web Services is bigger than its other four major competitors, combined

Is Amazon Web Services going to be the Google of cloud computing?<p>About 15 years ago, Google’s search technology catapulted it ahead of other search …

Amazon Web Services

Why 86% of enterprises employ a multi-cloud strategy and how it impacts business

60% of companies are moving or have already moved mission-critical applications to the public cloud, according to a Virtustream report.<p>Shifting …

Google Intends on Making GCP the Most Secure Cloud Platform

I attended my first Google Next conference last week in San Francisco and came away quite impressed. Clearly, Google is throwing its more and more of …

Customers

Amazon: Q2 Results Surprised - Here's Why

Amazon Does It Again<p>It is a tall order to keep growing at high growth rates over a long period of time. Maintaining high growth rates gets …

Investing

How Spotify migrated everything from on-premise to Google Cloud Platform

Spotify announced that it was going all in on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) back in 2016, committing a reported US$450 million over three years. In …

Cloud Computing

Using the internet without the Amazon Cloud

A new plug-in lets you block any connection to Amazon Web Services — but how much of the internet is left?<p>Amazon servers make up so much of the internet that it can be hard to separate the two. As of last year, Amazon Web Services controlled roughly 40 percent of the cloud market, running the …

Cloud Computing

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene on wane of cloud pricing wars: “You never want to win on price”

After years of precipitous declines in the price of cloud computing, things seem to be stabilizing, and Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene thinks that’s …

Amazon Web Services

Gartner predicts the data center is toast: They might be right

Gartner's prediction on the data center's death may not be aggressive enough, as data gravity helps accelerate the process.<p>Technology—especially …

Red Hat

Google Next Brings Kubernetes, Serverless, and VM-Like Isolation to the Cloud

Google opened its annual cloud conference, Google Next, in San Francisco today. The event included tutorials, talks, and keynotes detailing the …

Google App Engine

Get ready for the next big disruption in the cloud: serverless computing

In the process of sending more than 1.5 billion messages a day and interacting with more than 1 billion consumers a month, Braze Inc. uses a lot of …

Cloud Computing

Google’s Cloud Functions serverless platform is now generally available

Cloud Functions, Google’s serverless platform that competes directly with tools like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions from Microsoft, is now generally available, the company announced at its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today.<p>Google first announced Cloud Functions back in 2016, so this has …

Cloud Computing