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IBM launches 4 new data centers in the U.S.

IBM, which has been putting a lot of emphasis on its cloud services and infrastructure lately, today announced that it is opening four new data centers in the United States. These new facilities — two in Dallas, Texas and two in Washington, DC — bring IBM’s total number of data centers for its …

IBM

Data management startup Rubrik is raising up to $200M on a $1B valuation

Make way for another juggernaut amongst enterprise startups: Rubrik, a data backup company that only emerged from stealth in 2015, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200 million on a valuation of $1 billion as the company enters a period of strong demand for its storage and data …

Startups

Cloud Computing Costs

The cost of cloud computing is, to be sure, very much of a “pay you go” model. You pay per use and you pay for everything. Cloud providers like …

Cloud Computing

The war on cloud pricing: Object storage moves into the mainstream

The latest analysis on cloud pricing by 451 Research highlights that the cloud price battle field has shifted from virtual machines (VMs) to object …

Cloud Computing

How Microsoft builds massively scalable services using Azure DocumentDB

This week at Microsoft Data Amp we covered how you can harness the incredible power of data using Microsoft’s latest innovations in its Data …

Distributed Systems
Microsoft

Apple’s new Danish data center will supply heat to nearby homes, fertilizer to farmers

Apple’s commitment to environmental sustainability is well established, but the company is going one step further in its new Danish data center. In addition to powering the center entirely from renewable energy, the company is capturing the waste heat generated and feeding it into a district …

Agriculture

Microsoft Azure Gets More Serious About Rivalry, To Get Big On IoT Space And Finally Beat AWS In the Corporate World

Microsoft Azure is about to get another big boost this week. The company has just announced an expansion of its Azure cloud services, adding a new …

IBM shares dropped like a rock today

How do you solve a problem like IBM?<p>Yesterday evening the company reported its 20th straight consecutive quarter of year-on-year losses. The company’s quarterly earnings beat expectations, but that wasn’t enough to save the share price.<p>As a result, shares plummeted in after-hours trading and …

Markets

Mirantis Cloud Platform Combines OpenStack and Kubernetes Contain

Mirantis launched an integrated cloud platform that supports virtual machines using OpenStack, containers using Kubernetes, and bare metal, all on …

Amazon blazes a trail to the next frontier in AI: the cloud

Amazon.com Inc. sometimes doesn’t show up on lists of top leaders in artificial intelligence alongside Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., Facebook Inc. …

Machine Learning

Microsoft, AWS and Google may have just started the next cloud computing price war

Cloud giants have started cutting prices again, but this time in new areas.<p>The giants of cloud computing may have kicked off a new price war, this …

Cloud Computing

A user's guide to the battle of marketing clouds

Cloud companies from Salesforce to Adobe to Oracle are gobbling up ad tech, the latest example being Oracle acquiring Moat, but it’s not always easy …

Salesforce

Quantum computers will blow your mind

On the threshold of Quantum Computing. This is wonky but stay with me. You know how we're used to things getting smaller and smaller, faster and faster in electronics. What's about to happen with Quantum Computing? It's gonna make the past look incredibly slow. Welcome to one of our Quantum …

Quantum Computing

Microsoft: Some Don't Realize They Have a Hybrid Cloud

Most organizations have either deployed their first hybrid cloud or intend to do so within the next 12 months. But many who plan to do so may not …

Cloud Computing

This quote perfectly sums up why Oracle should be terrified of Amazon

Oracle founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison has always liked to talk smack about his rivals and lately the rival getting the brunt of his attention is Amazon.<p>Every chance he gets, Ellison will claim running a database on Amazon's cloud is much slower than running one on Oracle's cloud. And …

Enterprise

Amazon Data Center Chief Schools Oracle CEO on Cloud Claims

Amazon isn't taking recent comments by a top Oracle executive lying down.<p>This week, Amazon Web Services data center guru James Hamilton wrote a blog …

Cloud Computing

Docker brings containerization to legacy apps

At the DockerCon conference today in Austin, Docker announced a new service called the Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) Program that enables customers to move certain legacy apps into Docker containers, put them under management of Docker Enterprise Edition and prepare them for use on more …

DevOps

This Startup Just Raised $14 Million for an Idea Investors Once Called 'Insane' and 'Stupid'

In a world of cloud this and cloud that, Sapho's founders know large companies still love their on-premise software.<p>"The cloud" became a business-world trend when Salesforce launched in 1999, and its popularity has been growing ever since. The ensuing years have seen more and more internal business …

Cloud Computing

The 4 Most Interesting Things From Amazon’s Cloud Extravaganza

Amazon’s strategy to dominate the business of cloud computing involves a treasure chest of coding tools.<p>The company's cloud computing arm held a …

Cloud Computing

Amazon's CTO takes a shot at Oracle and the 'nightmare' of other legacy databases

Late last year, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison set off a war of words with Amazon Web Services — the retailer's insanely profitable $14 billion cloud computing platform — after spending an entire keynote session talking trash.<p>Almost six months later, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels seems unfazed.<p>At …

Cloud Computing

Backblaze drops download pricing for its B2 storage platform by 60%

It’s been just under a year since Backblaze‘s B2 cloud storage service came out of beta. The platform’s main selling point at the time was definitely its pricing, which undercut virtually all of its larger competitors (think AWS, Google and Microsoft). Today, it’s launching a new round of price …

Cloud Computing

How to decide between cloud, on-premise and As-a-Service

IT managers are finding it difficult to keep their applications and data safe in the cloud, and many are slowing cloud adoption because of it. That …

Cloud Computing

Using the Azure Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Tool for a Cloud Migration Assessment

Whether your company is looking to move some or all of your on-premises capabilities to the cloud, understanding the impact of those moves on your …

Cloud Computing

NVIDIA GPUs Are Powering Some Big Clouds

<b>NVIDIA</b>'s (NASDAQ: NVDA) data center segment grew 145% in fiscal 2017 to $830 million as growth in applications of deep learning and cloud computing fueled demand for NVIDIA's graphics processing units (GPUs).<p>So, what is driving the usage of data centers and cloud computing?<p>It's all about big …

Cloud Computing
Machine Learning

Gartner cuts 2017 IT spending forecast, sees shift to 'digital business'

The good times haven't started rolling, at least in terms of IT spending. The rising U.S. dollar, coupled with more enterprises moving to the cloud, …

Cloud Computing

Quantum Computing is going commercial with the potential to disrupt everything

Consider three hair-pulling problems: 1 percent of the world’s energy is used every year just to produce fertilizer; solar panels aren’t powerful …

Quantum Mechanics