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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Deep dive on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google cloud storage options

    In reality, the world of cloud storage has many facets to consider. Each of the three major public IaaS cloud vendors – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform – have a variety of storage options and in some cases complicated schemes for how much it costs.

    25 April 17 04:18 Written by Brandon Butler

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