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Kubernetes gains momentum as big-name vendors join Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Like a train gaining speed as it leaves the station, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quickly gathering momentum, attracting some of the biggest names in tech. In the last month and a half alone AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal have all joined.<p>It’s not every day you see this group …

Kubernetes

The Surprising Reason Why Some Big Companies Still Haven't Embraced the Cloud

Few will admit to it, but there's empire building going on in IT-land.<p><i>What's the biggest blocker for legacy large companies' IT to switch to cloud technologies? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p>…

Quora

New Cloud-Pricing Plan Underscores The Perpetual Headwind Amazon Now Faces

Amazon Web Services has effectively been forced to implement per-minute pricing plans, mirroring Microsoft and Google.<p>The ongoing commoditization of …

Amazon Web Services

Amazon just made a huge change to its $12 billion cloud computing juggernaut

When Amazon launched Amazon Web Services in 2006, it sparked a cloud computing revolution.<p>No longer would programmers have to buy, build, and maintain their own servers. Now, developers could pay Amazon by the hour to access exactly the amount of supercomputing power they needed. It totally changed …

Amazon Web Services

Amazon now authorized to host DoD’s most sensitive data

Amazon Web Services has been granted provisional authorization to host Level 5 data for the US Department of Defense (DoD).<p>With the approval, the …

Cloud Computing

Why Dropbox decided to drop AWS and build its own infrastructure and network

There is always a tension inside companies about whether to build or to buy, whatever the need. A few years ago Dropbox decided it was going to move the majority of its infrastructure requirements from AWS into its own data centers. As you can imagine, it took a monumental effort, but the company …

Dropbox

AWS now offers a virtual machine with over 4TB of memory

Earlier this year, Amazon’s AWS group said that it was working on bringing instance types with between 4 to 16TB of memory to its users. It’s now starting to fulfill this promise as the company today launched its largest EC2 machine (in terms of memory size) yet: the x1e.32xlarge instance with a …

Cloud Computing

Why Fortune 500 Companies Are Trusting the Cloud More Than Ever

Darren Roos is convinced that companies are moving their data and key business software applications into public cloud data centers faster than even …

Amazon Web Services

IBM Makes Breakthrough in Race to Commercialize Quantum Computers

Researchers at International Business Machines Corp. have developed a new approach for simulating molecules on a quantum computer.<p>The breakthrough, …

Quantum Mechanics

VMware Soars As New Cloud Powerhouse On Deals With Amazon, Microsoft, IBM And Google

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — The great myth …

Vmware

Google Drive is changing—here's how to prepare

New apps for the cloud-storage service.<p>File storage service Google Drive is ending support for its desktop apps in March. But what exactly is changing, what will happen to your data, and most important, what do you need to do to get ready? We'll answer all those questions and more. Here's a rundown …

Google

The Astonishing Engineering Behind America's Latest, Greatest Supercomputer

If you want to do big, serious science, you’ll need a serious machine. You know, like a giant water-cooled computer that’s 200,000 times more …

Supercomputers

A certificate in Amazon's AWS cloud technology can boost your salary by 26%

The latest research confirms that Amazon continues to dominate cloud computing.<p>Amazon Web Services has been a big boon to the company. But the e-commerce giant isn't the only one who has benefitted from its cloud leadership. So too have IT professionals who specialize in AWS's technology.<p>"The high …

Amazon Web Services

Google and VMware are teaming up with a $2.8 billion startup to get an edge in the cloud wars with Amazon

Google may be losing to Amazon in the cloud wars, but the search giant has a not-so-secret weapon — and some brand-new partners — that could help it fight back.<p>The weapon is Kubernetes, a software project that started out as a way for Google to manage its massive server infrastructure and has since …

Red Hat

Cloud data management startup Druva raises $80M

There is an ongoing trend among businesses to put more of their data into the cloud — and as part of that, to bring ever more smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices on to their networks to create and consume that data. That is driving a lot of traffic to startups building smart ways to …

Startups

Graphene Computers Work 1000 Times Faster, Use Far Less Power

Graphene At It Again<p>The discovery of graphene in 2004 began a flurry of studies to isolate other two-dimensional materials. Graphene was found to be …

Engineering

Millions of programmers rely on this site to do their jobs, and its CEO has big plans to make it even more helpful

• <b>Stack Overflow is the go-to site for millions of programmers, giving them straightforward answers to complicated technical questions.</b>• <b><br>The company's already moving fast on its next phase of growth, says CEO Joel Spolsky, selling private versions of Stack Overflow to businesses customers, including</b> …

Programming

How Microsoft and Other Software Giants Are Growing in a Cloud-Focused World

Over the past 12 to 18 months, an interesting split has opened up in the performance of enterprise IT giants: While companies depending heavily on …

Stocks

AWS launches Migration Hub to make cloud moves even easier

Companies looking to move their applications to the public cloud now have an easier path to Amazon Web Services’ data centers. The cloud provider launched a new Migration Hub today that’s designed to help businesses more easily track their moves.<p>The hub is a web-based portal that lets customers set …

Cloud Computing

How to move into a cloud computing career from traditional IT

There is a great deal of interest from those with traditional IT skills—such as enterprise architects, developers, and networking engineers—to steer …

Cloud Computing

What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know from public and private cloud to software as a service | ZDNet

An introduction to cloud computing from IaaS and PaaS to hybrid, public and private cloud.<p><b>What is cloud computing?</b><p>Cloud computing is the delivery of …

SaaS

How to Back Up Your Entire Computer

You might back up a series of folders regularly with standard cloud storage services, but rarely your entire computer at once. When backing up your …

Google Drive

Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe

Peter Levine, a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has an interesting working theory. He believes that cloud computing is soon going to take a back seat to edge computing — and we will very quickly see the majority of processing taking place at the device level.<p>As crazy as …

Big Data

Google’s cloud gets a boost as Forrester names it a leader in data analytics

Google Inc.’s efforts to establish itself as a major player in cloud computing received a small boost Wednesday when it was named by research firm …

Business Intelligence

IBM Beats Amazon In 12-Month Cloud Revenue, $15.1 Billion To $14.5 Billion

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p><b>CLOUD WARS</b> – IBM has …

Lloyds Bank

Oracle delivers bevy of updates to its cloud suite

Oracle might not be the first company you think of when it comes to cloud computing, but the company has made significant strides in recent years. Today, it announced the bi-annual update to its Oracle Cloud Applications Suite.<p>This is update number 13 for those keeping score at home. The suite …

Mobile

NIST, IEEE Team Up to Drive Cloud Interoperability

The venerable Internet standards agency, the IEEE, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have agreed to collaborate on setting a …

Amazon Web Services

Tech Improvements So Dramatic, They're Depressing

If you're an energy company freaked out about increasingly efficient information technology, that is.<p>Fifteen years ago, Japan’s Earth Simulator was the most powerful supercomputer on Earth. It had more than 5,000 processors. It consumed 6,400 kilowatts of electricity. It cost nearly $400 million to …

Moore's Law

AWS System Blueprint for a Startup

A lot of mobile related start-ups have mushroomed over the past few years. All these companies start with a conviction that theirs is going to be …

Startups