Jon Gasparini

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AWS kept the announcements coming at a frenetic pace this week

Deep breath. That was quite a deluge of announcements this week at the AWS:reinvent customer conference in Las Vegas. The pace left journalists covering the event dripping in sweat as they put us through our paces like a trainer at a brutal workout with one announcement after another.<p>To give you a …

Sunny Clouds: AWS Quarterly Revenue Hits $4.5B With Growth At 40%; Azure Hits $.93B, Growth At 93%

Amazon and Microsoft continue the battle of the enterprise cloud. While Microsoft’s Azure is growing faster on a smaller base, Amazon’s AWS is five times larger, and growing faster on a revenue basis.<p>Both companies — and Google, who builds their main competitor, Google Cloud — are reporting Q3 …

Cloud Computing

AWS revenue grows 42% to $4.10 billion

Amazon on Thursday reported its Amazon Web Services public cloud generated $916 million in operating income on $4.10 billion in revenue in the second …

Cloud Computing

Artificial Intelligence Is Set To Change The Face Of IT Operations

Artificial Intelligence will have a profound impact on the IT industry. The Machine Learning algorithms and models that bring AI to the forefront get only better with data. If these algorithms can learn from existing medical reports, and help doctors with diagnosis, the same can be used to improve …

Machine Learning

Here's what happens inside Amazon when one of its AWS hosting services goes down

Community-question-site Quora crashed, as did product management tool Trello, and Amazon's artificial intelligence assistant Alexa also struggled.<p>The outage lasted several hours — and Amazon's S3 hosting service was to blame. This is because all the affected sites made use of Amazon Web Services …

Announcing Azure Service Health preview

<i>Personalized guidance and support when issues in Azure services affect you.</i><p>We are excited to announce the preview of Azure Service Health, your new …

This chart shows how painful the shift to cloud computing is for IBM and Oracle

The two technology vendors are set to lose out considerably in IT budgets over the next three years as the result of the shift to cloud, according to the June AlphaWise/Morgan Stanley CIO report. CIOs expect that 46% of their workloads will be in the cloud by the end of 2020, while only 34% will be …

Amazon and Microsoft IaaS leaders, Gartner says

Market analysts Gartner have released a new magic quadrant that visualises how cloud companies are currently sitting in the market. According to the …

The cloud drove Q1 results for Google, Amazon, and Microsoft

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>During their earnings calls last month, tech giants Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft all acknowledged their cloud computing businesses as catalysts of their Q1 revenue …

Google Docs

How AWS And Azure Competing Is Improving Public Cloud Adoption

• Public Cloud spending is predicted to grow at quickly, attaining 16% year-over-year growth in 2017.<br>• Cowen’s AWS segment model is predicting Revenue and EBITDA to grow 25% and 26.8% annually from 2017 to 2022.<br>• Microsoft Azure is viewed as the platform that customers would most likely purchase or renew …

Google Cloud Platform

Google Adds Managed Internet Of Things Service To Its Cloud Platform

Google announced that it is adding a fully managed IoT PaaS to its cloud platform. Google Cloud IoT Core, the latest addition to Google Cloud Platform, brings device management, machine-to-machine communication, security, and analytics to connected devices.<p>Source: Google[/caption]<p>For hyper-scale …

Internet of Things

5 Top Technologies for Digital Disruption

Digital disruption is the flip side of digital opportunity. Established companies and startups alike enlist new technologies in the fight to dislodge incumbents, protect entrenched positions, or re-invent entire industries and business activities.<p>To help business and IT executives evaluate emerging …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Prices Drop Again!

<b>This price reduction applies to current generation instance types, which include C4, M4, R4, I3, P2, X1, and T2.</b><p><b>There is a new, 3 Year No Upfront</b> …

Cloud Computing

The Economist’s Big Move to the Cloud with Help from Cloudreach and CloudHealth

Cloudreach brought in CloudHealth to improve cost visibility, help with rightsizing and Reserved Instance management, and validate cost effectiveness …

Microsoft launches Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

While Microsoft’s big Azure database news today is the launch of Cosmos DB, its new “planet-scale” distributed database service, there is a good chance that many developers will actually be more interested in a slightly smaller update to Azure’s database portfolio. At its Build developer …

Microsoft debuts Azure Cosmos DB, a superset of its DocumentDB service

Microsoft is taking its NoSQL DocumentDB service a step further with its new Azure Cosmos DB.<p>Microsoft is introducing a new globally distributed …

AWS News Blog

Today, I’m excited to announce the launch of .BOT, a new generic top-level domain (gTLD) from Amazon. Customers can use .BOT domains to provide an …

Cloud Computing

Jeff Bezos Says artificial intelligence to fuel Amazon’s success

Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud-computing division, will offer affordable tools so clients can incorporate artificial intelligence and …

Can Google Challenge Microsoft And Amazon For Cloud Supremacy?

Market research firm Gartner projects that by 2020, cloud computing will be a $383 billion market. This year, it is expected to grow by 18 percent and it is no wonder cloud players are aggressively making their moves to claim bigger slices of the burgeoning industry.<p>Amazon Web Services (AWS) is …

Resource Planning

How to shut-down/start EC2 instances using AWS Lambda

High ROI of Cloud Computing

Smart Data Collective has written extensively about cloud computing since its inception in 2008. The authors here have discussed the countless …

Research

4 Reasons Why Microsoft and Google Won't Catch Up to AWS in Cloud Computing IaaS by 2018

The cloud industry and Amazon have captured our attention so completely, that every time there is breaking news about cloud or an earnings release, …

Cloud Computing

Google launches committed-use discounts for its Cloud Platform

At its Cloud Next event in San Francisco, Google today announced the beta of a new pricing option for virtual machines on its Google Compute Platform.<p>These new committed-use discounts lock you into a one- or three-year commitment. You decide how many cores and how much memory you want to buy in …

Cloud Computing

Yes, Cloud Is Still Safe Despite The AWS Outage - UPDATE

<b>UPDATE 2016-03-02:</b>Less than 48 hours after the failure, AWS has published a detailed analysis of what went wrong. As we'd hoped, the analysis is …

Cloud Computing

Analysis: Rethinking cloud architecture after the outage of Amazon Web Services

<i>Editor’s Note: Brian Guy is Director of Cloud Services for Dev9, a custom software development firm focused on cloud services.</i><p>Thanks to innovation …

Public cloud is ready for mainstream NHS adoption

Google Cloud Platform users can now add GPUs to speed up machine learning tasks

Machine learning tasks, like image processing, are better suited running on GPUs rather than traditional CPUs. Google is now leveraging that by allowing its Cloud Platform users to attach GPUs to existing virtual machines and workloads.<p>The Nvidia Tesla K80 is the first GPU that customers can add to …

Machine Learning

The One Statistic About AWS That You Need to Know in 2017

The New Year certainly appears to bring out the fortune tellers in people. Last week it seemed like every other post on LinkedIn was someone making …

Amazon Web Services