Cloud Computing

Find cloud computing news, reviews and analysis ranging from SaaS and web applications to cloud services, storage and security.

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What’s new in Kubernetes containers

Kubernetes 1.9 features several APIs for workloads and container storage, as well as beta support for Windows Server

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2017's biggest tech mergers and acquisitions

It's been a busy year for mergers and acquisitions in the IT industry, with a number of billion-dollar deals that did happen, or may yet do so. There's been action in cloud services, storage, microprocessors and transport. Here's our...

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Data integration is one thing the cloud makes worse

Enterprises don’t seem to be paying attention to data integration as they move to the cloud, and so won’t find the business value they’re seeking

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Salesforce Lightning vs Classic: What you need to know now

Salesforce Classic isn't going away anytime soon, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be planning your move to the new Lightning UI. Here’s a transition guide for the bewildered.

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Shadow IT: How today’s CIOs grapple with unsanctioned tech

Thanks to the cloud and mobile devices, ‘shadow IT’ has become a key concern for CIOs in every industry. Here, CIOs share their real-world experiences reining in tech outside their formal control.

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What is NoSQL? NoSQL databases explained

SQL databases have constraints on data types and consistency. NoSQL does away with them for the sake of speed, flexibility, and scale

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Oracle joins the serverless fray with Fn

The functions-based, open source serverless computing platform requires Docker and initially supports Java

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CIOs embrace SaaS-based TBM to quantify IT’s value

More CIOs are turning to Apptio’s analytics service to automate technology business management (TBM), a framework for aligning the value of IT services with the cost to produce them.

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Pivotal will bring serverless computing to Cloud Foundry

But the events-based Pivotal Function Services won’t be generally accessible until 2018

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Public cloud: Real-world lessons of strategic success

The public cloud is fast becoming a strategic tool for companies opting for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) over running workloads on premises. IT leaders share their experiences and lend advice to CIOs migrating to public cloud...

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Enterprise network trends to watch 2018

What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing,...

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Open source innovation is now all about vendor on-ramps

AWS, Microsoft, and Google are all racing to figure out how to turn their innovations into open source on-ramps to their proprietary services

Amazon Web Services brings machine learning to the masses with SageMaker and DeepLens

Amazon Web Services wants to bring machine learning to the enterprise and start-up masses, releasing a fully managed end-to-end machine learning service called Sagemaker and a video camera that runs deep learning models dubbed...

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Tech Talk: Uber hack, Google tracks, AWS packs (in China) ... and Firefox is back

Uber comes in for criticism in how it handled last year's hack – as does Google for allowing Android to track its users location. Meanwhile, AWS is selling off hardware in China and one panelist wonders about the future of Firefox.

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5 predictions for the hybrid cloud market in 2018

The public cloud computing gets the most attention, but private and hybrid cloud have been growing, as well, and are expected to gain importance in 2018 and beyond.

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HPE offers SaaS-based tool for hybrid cloud management

While cloud computing holds out the promise of operational efficiency and cost optimization, most companies -- especially large ones -- will be operating hybrid computing environments for the foreseeable future. As a result, cloud...

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AWS streamlines cloud services for JavaScript developers

Amplify library provides declarative way to work with cloud services, rather than through service contracts

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Microsoft brings Apache Spark, Cassandra, MariaDB to its Azure cloud

Beta tools extend Azure to popular analytics and NoSQL platforms, as well as add devops pipeline support in Git

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10 cloud mistakes that can sink your business

The cloud offers a wide range of tangible business benefits, but don't let these common blunders cast a shadow on your company's success.

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Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm's much-anticipated ARM-based Centriq 2400 product line, which started shipping commercially this week, is a worthy contender to break Intel's virtual monopoly in the server processor arena, where data center operators are...

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