Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • Edward Snowden calls for ‘protocol level’ protection of human rights

    Famed exposer of the NSA’s secrets, Edward Snowden, is calling for the development of technology that enables the protection of personal information at a fundamental, system, level, claiming this is not only possible but essential if future generations are to enjoy the rights and freedoms of today’s democratic societies.

    11 May 17 14:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

    Developers will have an easier time scaling their applications to meet global needs with a database product Microsoft updated on Wednesday. Called Cosmos DB, the service lets developers store data that can be replicated across any of the company’s 34 Azure public cloud regions.

    11 May 17 03:25 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Microsoft brings customization to its pre-built AI services

    Microsoft is doubling down on its cloud AI services for business customers with a fleet of new offerings aimed at helping businesses deal with video and supporting customers with unique problems not solved by Microsoft’s off-the-shelf cognitive services.

    11 May 17 01:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Did cloud kill backup?

    No, but it does necessitate a reinvention of data protection for the new normal of the multi-cloud world

    10 May 17 06:23 Written by By Tarun Thakur, co-founder and CEO, Datos IO
  • Why Edward Snowden loves open source

    Infamous government hacker Edward Snowden believes open source is fundamentally better than proprietary technology, which he believes disempowers users.

    10 May 17 05:52 Written by Brandon Butler
  • OpenStack gathers momentum

    Survey results and user stories presented at this week’s OpenStack Foundation Summit in Boston show that use of the open source software for cloud computing is growing rapidly in the number, the scale and the significance of deployments.

    09 May 17 16:58 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Using Salesforce to access SAP? Pour yourself a stiff drink

    The week after a U.K. court favored SAP in a US$70 million licensing dispute, the software developer took another customer to arbitration in the U.S., this time seeking damages of over $600 million.

    05 May 17 01:59 Written by Peter Sayer
  • How to size up a new cloud service like low-priced Wasabi

    Saving money may be a good enough reason to try a brand-new cloud storage service -- if it can deliver on its promises. That's the equation some enterprises may use when they look at Wasabi Technologies, an object storage startup that says it offers six times the performance of Amazon's S3 service at one-fifth the price.

    04 May 17 02:57 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Red Hat beefs up its OpenShift containerization platform

    Red Hat will offer native access to Amazon Web Services from within its OpenShift Container Platform later this year, making it possible for enterprises to configure AWS services from within the same interface they use to create and deploy containerized applications.

    03 May 17 04:03 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Cloud vs. on-premises: Finding the right balance

    For some IT shops, security is the gating factor for which apps go into the cloud. Others are all-in for the cloud, and still others don't want much to do with it at all.

    01 May 17 20:00 Written by Sandra Gittlen
  • Public clouds are calling to IT engineers -- and their wallets

    Less than one-fifth of enterprise IT assets are in the cloud, but it looks like more are on their way. One-third of data-center professionals and IT practitioners plan to deploy workloads in the cloud in the next year, according to a survey by the Uptime Institute, an advisory group focused on improving critical infrastructure.

    01 May 17 20:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Linkerd 1.0 helps cloud services communicate

    Open source project provides infrastructure for service discovery, load balancing, failure handling, instrumentation, and routing to all interservice communication

    26 April 17 20:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • Next-generation WiFi: Enterprise Prince or Bandwidth Frog?

    In this research paper we look at the current state of wireless networking in the enterprise from satisfaction and investment levels to common pain points when it comes to keeping the WiFi lights on. We also look at how clued up and prepared the average enterprise is to handle the introduction of WiGig (802.11ad) and other new high bandwidth technologies likely to add whole new set of challenges as well as potential benefits to the network mix.

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