Maciej Rudziński

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How Atlassian moved Jira and Confluence users to Amazon Web Services, and what it learned along the way

If your business is built around servicing software developers who know exactly what state-of-the-art tools should be capable of doing, at a certain …

Cloud Computing

How to architect a hybrid Microsoft SQL Server solution using distributed availability groups | Amazon Web Services

Migrating monolithic mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server databases from on-premises to AWS (that is, to SQL Server based on Amazon EC2) is often a …

Now Available – Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility | Amazon Web Services

Late last year I told you about our plans to add PostgreSQL compatibility to Amazon Aurora. We launched the private beta shortly after that …

Microsoft Claims Upcoming ARM-Powered Laptops Offer Multi-Day Battery Life

Microsoft and Qualcomm have revealed they hope to release ARM-powered laptops by the end of the year, with the two companies promising multi-day battery life from the new machines (via <i>Trusted Reviews</i>).<p>At its annual 5G summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm revealed new details about the PCs it is developing …

Batteries

Make your CIO more relevant using business architecture

According to a Logicalis Global CIO survey[i], the likelihood that CIOs are left out of the IT purchasing decision process has grown every year since …

CIO

Azure Stack will need special sysadmins, says Microsoft

'Operator' to wrangle on-prem cloud, with paid course coming soon, natchMicrosoft reckons its forthcoming Azure Stack on-premises cloud needs a …

Alibaba moves to take on crowded US cloud market

In the U.S., there's a lot of discussion about whether Microsoft and Google will eventually catch Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the cloud market. But …

Customers

Microsoft unveils Azure Container Instances, joins Cloud Native group, isolating AWS on Kubernetes

Microsoft’s cloud business is making two notable moves involving containers Wednesday — unveiling a new service that aims to make it much easier to …

Understanding Burst vs. Baseline Performance with Amazon RDS and GP2 | Amazon Web Services

When we think about database storage, the dimensions that matter are the size, latency, throughput, and IOPS of the volume. IOPS stands for …

The Cloud Vs. In-House Infrastructure: Deciding Which Is Best For Your Organization

Fueled by mounting storage requirements, ease of use, automatic software updates and users’ thirst for limitless access and maximum flexibility, cloud computing has grown exponentially over the past several years. In fact, since 2009, spending on cloud computing has been growing at a rate that is …

Customers

IBM opens four new data centers around the world as it chases cloud leaders

IBM is set to open four new data centers in California, London, and Sydney, as it tries to stay competitive in the cloud business amid steadily …

Google Cloud unveils hardware to help customers ship data off their servers

Google will let companies ship their data to its cloud through a new piece of hardware that’s designed to speed up cloud migrations, with the help of FedEx. The company’s new Transfer Appliance will let customers load up a secure machine with data stored in a private data center and then mail it to …

Customers

Now You Can Use AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory to Help Maintain HIPAA and PCI Compliance in the AWS Cloud

AWS Microsoft AD is a highly available managed AD service in the AWS Cloud that is built on actual Windows Server 2012 R2. It enables you to use your …

Report: Amazon Web Services working with VMware on hybrid cloud product for data centers

In what would be a strategy shift for Amazon Web Services, the public cloud market leader is apparently thinking about working with VMware on a data …

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

The state of upcoming cloud-based PaaS offerings in 2017

Follow:<p>Cloud-based PaaS offerings have not had the kind of explosive growth that SaaS and IaaS solutions have seen over...<p>the past decade. However, …

Microsoft finally releases its secret weapon in the cloud wars with Amazon and Google

The weapon is Microsoft's existing inroads into the business software market. And the strategy was never more apparent than in May 2015, when the company announced Azure Stack, a set of products that let you build a version of the Microsoft Azure cloud in your own data center.<p>Finally, after some …

Microsoft is bundling up all its best stuff in a bid to overtake Amazon in the cloud wars

Microsoft 365 was announced at the company's Inspire conference in Washington, DC. Like Office 365, from which Microsoft 365 gets its name, this will be a subscription bundle, where IT departments will pay a monthly cost per user.<p>That cost isn't necessarily fixed — Microsoft is mainly making this …

Satya Nadella

Lessons Learned: Serverless Chatbot Architecture

marbot forwards alerts from AWS to your DevOps team via Slack. It was one of the winners of the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition in 2016. Today, I …

Nutanix and Google Cloud team up to simplify hybrid cloud

Today, we’re announcing a strategic partnership with Nutanix to help remove friction from hybrid cloud deployments for enterprises. We often hear …

New Power Bundle for Amazon WorkSpaces – More vCPUs, Memory, and Storage | Amazon Web Services

Are you tired of hearing me talk about Amazon WorkSpaces yet? I hope not, because we have a lot of customer-driven additions on the roadmap! Our …

Choosing the Right Containerization and Cluster Management Tool

Choosing the right containerization and cloud computing cluster management tools can be a challenge. With so many on the market, deciding which one …

JPMorgan's massive guide to machine learning jobs in finance

Financial services jobs go in and out of fashion. In 2001 equity research for internet companies was all the rage. In 2006, structuring …

Machine Learning

Can IBM’s Watson Do It All?

Big Blue’s artificial intelligence division is a sprawling effort to corner seemingly every market in AI.<p>From winning <i>Jeopardy</i> in 2011 to helping write a sad song last year, IBM’s Watson cognitive computing platform is all over popular culture. Press releases fly out about Watson producing a movie …

Google Sees Massive Shifts in Cloud Infrastructure Market in Years Ahead

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The cloud infrastructure market is booming right now, largely led by <b>Amazon.com</b>'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) AWS business. But <b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ: MSFT) Azure and <b>Alphabet</b>'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google Cloud are still looking to capture some of the market for themselves, even …

10 tips from the front lines of enterprise public cloud use

What have GE, Citigroup, FedEx, Bank of America, Intuit, Gap, Kaiser Permanente, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase learned from using the public …

The 'Hybrid Cloud' Dilemma

“Hybrid cloud” is one of the hottest terms in technology today. All vendors have a hybrid cloud strategy, but like potato salad recipes, no two are alike. Cisco Systems, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Oracle, VMware and others all have different takes on hybrid cloud, and this presents a …

How cloud is changing the way we collaborate in business

Many organisations consider cloud primarily as a means of removing cost from their business – which is certainly one of its potential benefits. …