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By Dana Gardner | Curated canvas of impactful news and analysis from cloud, mobile, big data and social topics of interest. More at @Dana_Gardner on Twitter.

Roundup Of Cloud Computing Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2018

Cloud computing platforms and applications are proliferating across enterprises today, serving as the IT infrastructure driving new digital businesses. The following roundup of cloud computing forecasts and market estimates reflect a maturing global market for cloud services, with proven scale, …

Amazon Web Services

How hybrid cloud deployments gain traction via Equinix datacenter adjacency coupled with the Cloud28+ ecosystem

Here are some excerpts:<p><b>Gardner:</b> There seems to be a paradox when it comes to hybrid cloud -- that it works best in close proximity technologically …

No Matter How Old the Vulnerability, Hackers Will Exploit It

Malware that targets Internet-of-Things devices is not finicky about the methods it uses to infect the systems; the main concern is how large an army …

Routers

How Norway’s Fatland beat back ransomware thanks to a rapid backup and recovery data protection stack

<b>Gardner:</b> You don’t want to erode that brand. People want to continue to hold the trust they have had in you for 125 years.<p><b>Wester:</b> They do. The …

Ransomware

Hybrid cloud deployments gain traction via Equinix datacenter adjacency coupled with the Cloud28+ ecosystem

<b>T</b>he next BriefingsDirect hybrid cloud advancement interview explores how the triumvirate of a global data center hosting company, a hybrid cloud …

Hybrid Clouds

Introduction to Cloud Computing

A Primer to Understanding the Key Value and Opportunities from Cloud Computing for Government-based Organizations

Podcast: Shared platform gives Norway municipalities efficient access to public data

[<i>Editor's note: This podcast was recorded on April 30, 2018.]</i><p>Local governments in Norway are now reaping the benefits of a shared pool of public …

Healthcare Facilities Discover Pain Relief for the Datacenter

People who work at healthcare facilities suffer from pains of their own, and the source of the pain may surprise you<p>It is the kind of pain that has …

Data Protection

Podcast: Ryder Cup sets benchmark for mobile at sporting events

[<i>Editor's note: This podcast was recorded on Sept. 5, 2018.]</i><p>One of the most prestigious events in the sports world, the Ryder Cup tournament between …

Ryder Cup

How Norway’s Fatland beat back ransomware thanks to a rapid backup and recovery data protection stack

<b>H</b>ere to explain how vertically integrated IT infrastructure and mirrored data strategies can prevent data loss and business downtime are Terje …

What's going on in Alibaba's Cloud Town? .@451Research founder .@wif reveals what's happening at the Chinese hyperscaler's colossal conference. https://t.co/HfgeDeEE6o

Organizations Are Gearing Up for More Ethical and Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence, Finds Study

A new study shows that business leaders are taking steps to ensure responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) within their organizations. Most …

Artificial Intelligence

Flash storage in the cloud from the big cloud providers

Follow:<p>Flash storage is increasingly becoming the standard for enterprise deployments as prices drop and device capacities increase.<p>This also goes …

Google Cloud Platform

And the winners are…. Congratulations to the Sixth Annual Data Impact Awards winners

It’s a big week for us, as many Clouderans descend on New York for the Strata Data Conference. The week is typically filled with exciting …

Machine Learning

The Cloud Managed Services Market is Growing – and That’s Good for MSPs

wynpnt / Pixabay<p>Lately, we have been talking to quite a few providers of cloud managed services that play in both the private and public cloud …

Cloud Management

Ryder Cup Provides Extreme Use Case For Managing The Digital Edge For 250K Mobile Golf Fans

<b>T</b>he next BriefingsDirect extreme IT-in-sports use case examines how an edge-computing <i>Gordian Knot</i> is being sliced through innovation and pluck at a …

Ryder Cup

Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and Cloud Spend – Statistics on Cloud Computing

The latest statistics on cloud computing all point to multi-cloud and hybrid cloud as the reality for most companies. This is confirmed by what we …

Hybrid Clouds

How Alternative DBs are Disrupting the Conventionals in 2018

NEWS ANALYSIS: As AWS has scaled out, it now perceives a need for new-gen functionality inside DBs that are easier to manage, not as expensive to …

Databases

Analytics Blueprint

<b>Summary</b><p>This document shows you how to radically elevate the value of analytic workloads for mobile applications and the engines required to support …

Engines

Customer experience is now the top priority for quality assurance

ciol.com - Capgemini and Sogeti today released the 10th edition of its World Quality Report (WQR) published in conjunction with Micro Focus. For …

Customer Experience

We spoke to a few #Cloud28+ members to hear how leads and partnerships are underpinning the growing global community. #IaaS #PaaS #SaaS #ISVs #MSIgnite https://t.co/bGu3QmjCHp

Gartner: Cloud IT spending edges closer to ‘tipping point’

More than $1.3 trillion worth of information technology spending will be impacted by the ongoing shift to cloud computing in 2022, Gartner Inc. …

Tipping

Why MongoDB and Cloudera prove big data is now mainstream in the enterprise

For years we've heard the promise of big data, with grandiose predictions of it changing everything from how we treat cancer patients to how we sell …

Big Data

NetApp buys Kubernetes startup StackPointCloud to strengthen cloud portfolio

NetApp Inc. today announced that it has acquired StackPointCloud Inc., a Seattle-based startup focused on making Kubernetes easier to use.Kubernetes …

Kubernetes

Google reportedly building private cloud offering

A report published by <i>The Information</i> on Monday said that Google cloud services could soon be reaching into private enterprise data centers. The tech …

Hybrid Clouds

How Datacenter Adjacency and Global Partnership Ecosystems Propel Adoption of Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Clouds

Is Multi-Cloud Sprawl Causing Your Money to Fly Away?

According to a recent Forrester Research survey of IT decision makers, two-thirds of those pursuing hybrid IT in their digital transformation quest …

Hybrid Clouds

Oracle's revenue falls short as cloud strategy remains stuck in low gear

In recent analyst calls, Oracle Corp. executives have spoken with confidence about the company’s plans to overtake Amazon Web Services Inc. in the …

Oracle

Financial analyst renews call for Amazon to spin off Amazon Web Services

With antitrust scrutiny growing around Amazon as it continues to impact nearly every sector of the economy, one financial analyst believes it is time …

Amazon Web Services