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  • Here's everything announced at Wednesday's AWS Summit

    AWS unveiled a smorgasbord of new functionality, including new billing for software-as-a-service applications, a new continuous integration tool, and enhancements to the company’s database services. Here’s the rundown of what got announced.

    20 April 17 04:39 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • SnapLogic's AI simplifies enterprise software connections

    SnapLogic wants to make it easier for users of its enterprise software integration platform to connect components of their business systems. The company unveiled a new feature on Tuesday that uses machine learning to suggest what users may want to do.

    20 April 17 02:35 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Five pitfalls to avoid when migrating to the cloud

    These stumbles and losses could cause business execs to back off from a bigger cloud migration. It also could cause execs to lose faith in their IT leaders.

    18 April 17 20:00 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Microsoft's new software tool helps enterprises evaluate cloud move

    IT professionals who want help getting a handle on a potential cloud migration have a new tool from Microsoft. The company released a new Cloud Migration Assessment on Wednesday, which walks customers through understanding what resources they currently use, and determine what a move to the cloud would cost.

    13 April 17 02:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Microsoft acquires Deis to boost its Kubernetes chops

    Microsoft is acquiring Deis, a company that makes tools to work with the Kubernetes open-source container orchestration system. The deal, announced Monday, marks Microsoft’s continued interest in container orchestration.

    11 April 17 03:37 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Google is helping to build another Asia-Pacific submarine cable

    Google is investing in another massive undersea fiber-optic cable as a part of its plans to build out network connectivity around the world. The company announced Wednesday that it is helping to fund a project called Indigo, which will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another.

    06 April 17 09:34 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Google's Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

    Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to users of the company’s applications.

    05 April 17 03:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

    Although cloud-based contact center software is still an emerging market, Amazon today introduced Connect, its take on this industry, hosted in the AWS cloud. The move represents AWS’s continued march into the enterprise communications market.

    29 March 17 06:08 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Illawarra cancer network investigates HoloLens’ potential

    Microsoft’s mixed-reality HoloLens headset will be used for nurse training by the Illawarra Shoalhaven Cancer and Haematology Network (ISCaHN) if a proposal currently under consideration goes ahead.

    21 March 17 08:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

    At its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM is announcing new features for its blockchain service in an attempt to bring this distributed database technology from its initial use of powering Bitcoin to a broader market, including the financial services industry.

    21 March 17 03:16 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Oracle promises IaaS growth as cloud business rises

    Oracle’s third quarter financial results continue to show that the company’s future is in the cloud. On Wednesday, the company reported massive growth in its software- and platform-as-a-service businesses, promising further gains as its customers do away with their data centers.

    17 March 17 07:26 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

    Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday.

    16 March 17 03:34 Written by Blair Hanley Frank

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