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Google Buys Cloud Software Startup

Google Buys Cloud Software Startup

In an attempt to keep pace with its cloud rivals, Google has acquired a cloud enterprise services ...

Startup Touts ‘Mixed Reality’ for IoT apps

Startup Touts ‘Mixed Reality’ for IoT apps

A Google-backed startup emerging from stealth mode this week is pitching a concept called the "real world ...

Public Cloud-based Compliance Storage: How to Do It Right

Public Cloud-based Compliance Storage: How to Do It Right

Electronic disk storage became popular in the early 2000’s for archive and compliance storage. SEC Rule 17a-4 ...

5 Big Trends Driving the Rush to the Cloud

5 Big Trends Driving the Rush to the Cloud

Recent cloud statistics and predictions report that worldwide spending on public cloud services will grow from $70 ...

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August 17, 2016(0)
In an attempt to keep pace with its cloud rivals, Google has acquired a cloud enterprise services startup and its platform for buying and selling enterprise software in the cloud. Orbitera's platform helps independent software vendors and systems integrators distribute services on the cloud. At the time the acquisition was announced, the Los Angeles-based startup listed itself as a ... Full article
August 11, 2016(0)
A Google-backed startup emerging from stealth mode this week is pitching a concept called the "real world web," a cloud-based platform designed to capitalize on emerging virtual reality technology to deliver "mixed reality." Big league ballparks are among the early adopters. Xperiel emerged Thursday (Aug. 11) to announce a $7 million initial funding round that includes several Google (NASDAQ: ... Full article
August 5, 2016(0)
Among the array of sensors being incorporated in Internet of Things architectures are fleets of drones being used to deliver cloud-based data such as hyper-local weather reports. The Weather Company, a cloud-based weather data platform acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM) last October, said this week it would work with AirMap, a provider of "airspace management services" for unmanned aircraft ... Full article
August 2, 2016(0)
Growing deployment of distributed applications on scale-out and cloud databases has, vendors claim, fueled the need to protect critical application data, resulting in data governance standards that mandate backup and recovery capabilities as part of the application stack. Those requirements prompted database recovery software specialist Data IO to forge a partnership with public cloud giant Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ:AMZN) ... Full article
July 21, 2016(0)
So-called "cloud first" strategies are expected to propel IT spending over the next five years as more enterprises transform themselves into digital businesses, a new forecast predicts. In a cloud spending survey released Thursday (July 21), market watcher Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) estimated that the cloud transition underway for several years would influence more than $1 trillion in IT ... Full article
July 15, 2016(0)
Weather and the cloud go together. Take AccuWeather, the State College, PA-based consumer and commercial weather services provider. Demand for weather forecast information from media outlets, from business customers and, most of all, from the public fluctuates widely (though on average it’s increasing by tens of thousands of data requests per day). If a storm is bearing down on ... Full article
July 13, 2016(0)
AT&T (NYSE: T) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) will collaborate on Internet of Things (IoT) development as part of an arrangement that combines IBM's cloud and cognitive computing platform with the carrier's global network. The partners said Wednesday (July 13) the combination would be used to create open-source tools for specific IoT applications. The companies also are betting that demand ... Full article
July 6, 2016(0)
The steady shift to cloud native infrastructure continues with a partnership between enterprise software vendor Pivotal and Linux specialist Canonical that will provide secure images from Canonical's Linux distribution Ubuntu on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry. The partners said Wednesday (July 6) they also would continue working to "harden" the Cloud Foundry distribution of the Ubuntu operation system to comply ... Full article
June 30, 2016(1)
Cloud security vendors are betting that more enterprises are looking to outsource their security operations just as they have turned over management of parts of their IT infrastructure to public cloud suppliers. A new study released this week by a cloud security-as-a-service vendor finds that about half of those surveyed are investing more in security operations after adopting cloud ... Full article
June 29, 2016(0)
The steady, seemingly inexorable, shift to enterprise hybrid cloud infrastructure is being driven by factors ranging from the disaggregation of storage from computing resources in the datacenter to the emergence of new network topologies and constructs such as the Internet of Things (IoT), observers say. The shift to hybrid cloud platforms also is being hastened by maturing application container ... Full article
June 24, 2016(0)
Amazon Web Services extended its cloud reach deeper into government IT infrastructure with an announcement this week that it has been certified to handle a larger share of federal workloads. The public cloud giant (NASDAQ: AMZN), which provides secure cloud services for the CIA and defense agencies, said Thursday (June 24) the U.S. region of its GovCloud platform has ... Full article
June 22, 2016(0)
A respected datacenter survey of senior enterprise IT executives finds that half expect the majority of production workloads to reside in the cloud or colocation sites, a process that is expected to accelerate through 2020. According to the annual datacenter industry survey released Wednesday (June 22) by the Uptime Institute, 23 percent of those executives polled expected the shift ... Full article
June 20, 2016(0)
A vendor specializing in secure software-defined computing claims broad adoption of the emerging IT infrastructure platform in enterprise datacenters as more workloads ranging from routine functions to mission-critical tasks shift to public clouds. HyTrust Inc., which works with public companies and government agencies and is partially backed by the CIA's venture capital unit, reported in an industry survey that ... Full article
June 14, 2016(0)
Today, the community of HPC-in-the-cloud solution providers is fairly limited for commercial organizations. Giant hyperscalers – notably Amazon (AWS), Google (GCP) and Microsoft (Azure) – remain at the core and keep expanding their HPC resources. Circling around them are HPC ‘services specialists’ plugging clients into cloud providers and striving to ease delivery of HPC-in-the-cloud to make good on the ... Full article
June 7, 2016(0)
IBM upped its investment in Apache Spark this week via a cloud-based development platform that would expand data science and developer access to various flavors of Spark, including a machine-learning version. IBM (NYSE: IBM) said Tuesday (June 7) it is expanding access to the data analytics development tools available on its Bluemix cloud platform, giving data scientists working in ... Full article
May 27, 2016(0)
A new undersea fiber cable with an initial estimated capacity of 160 terabits per second announced this week by Facebook and Microsoft is billed as the first to connect the U.S. with southern Europe as demand for high-speed connections to cloud and online services soars. The partners said this week they would begin construction of the 6,000 km (4,100 ... Full article
May 26, 2016(0)
Salesforce, the customer relationship management leader, said it would expand its use of Amazon Web Services to deliver core cloud services as it extends its global infrastructure. The partners announced on Wednesday (May 25) that Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has designated AWS ((NASDAQ:AMZN) as its "preferred public cloud infrastructure provider," a move analysts noted is unusual for a company with ... Full article
May 20, 2016(0)
Under heavy ransomware attack, hospitals are expected to boost IT spending over the next several years with a particular emphasis on hybrid cloud services like disaster recovery as hackers attempt to hold patient records for ransom. Under cyber siege and struggling to keep up with security and compliance issues as they consider cloud adoption, a vendor report on the ... Full article
May 19, 2016(0)
Even if you’ve never lived through a data analytics development project at a financial services organization, you know it’s a complicated undertaking. But you may not know just how multifaceted, how layered, how political – how hard –a project of this kind can be. Technology is only half the challenge. Julio Gomez, a veteran technology manager and consultant in ... Full article
May 16, 2016(0)
Various segments of the application container movement continue to attract investment capital as the emerging technology slowly but steadily make its way into production. The latest example from the networking segment comes from Weaveworks Inc., which positions itself as a Docker container networking and monitoring specialist enabling cross-platform micro-services. The San Francisco-based startup announced the close of its most ... Full article

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