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Public Cloud Adoption Up, Private Cloud Flat

Public Cloud Adoption Up, Private Cloud Flat

The rise of hybrid cloud adoption among enterprises, powered by a substantial shift to multi-cloud infrastructure designed ...

Oracle Fleshes Out Cloud Data Strategy

Oracle Fleshes Out Cloud Data Strategy

Oracle has made a lot of noise over the last six months or so intended to challenge ...

New Tools Seek to Orchestrate Container Management

New Tools Seek to Orchestrate Container Management

Several application container management tools were released this week with the goals of securing the software supply ...

Hybrid Cloud Dominates as Storage Challenges Mount

Hybrid Cloud Dominates as Storage Challenges Mount

The steady enterprise migration to cloud services has users looking beyond the evident advantages of hybrid cloud ...

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February 16, 2017(0)
Within the haystack of a lethal disease such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Lou Gehrig's Disease) there exists, somewhere, the molecular needle that will pierce this therapy-resistant affliction. Finding it is a trial-and-error process of monumental proportions for scientists at pharmaceuticals, medical research centers and academic institutions. As models grow in scale so too does the need for ... Full article
February 16, 2017(0)
The rise of hybrid cloud adoption among enterprises, powered by a substantial shift to multi-cloud infrastructure designed in part to retain flexibility, has resulted in market gains by rivals of public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, according to an annual cloud report. As public cloud adoption grows at the expense of on-premise infrastructure, Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) rivals ... Full article
February 13, 2017(0)
Oracle has made a lot of noise over the last six months or so intended to challenge public cloud services leaders, especially Amazon Web Services. It is now attempting to flesh out that vision with the introduction of a cloud service designed to integrate data with real-time analytics. The cloud services challenger (NYSE: ORCL) on Monday (Feb. 13) rolled ... Full article
February 8, 2017(0)
The steady enterprise migration to cloud services has users looking beyond the evident advantages of hybrid cloud approaches to consider the importance of attributes such as cloud storage scaling and the wisdom of adopting cloud storage management services. There is broad agreement that the cloud sector, especially hybrid cloud, is booming. Spending on public cloud services alone is expected ... Full article
February 6, 2017(0)
The merger of database services with cloud and other datacenter infrastructure continues to accelerate with the latest acquisition of a database-as-a-service vendor by the Israeli cloud infrastructure provider Stratoscale. Stratoscale, Herzliya, Israel, specializes in delivering Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) regional connections to datacenters. The company said Monday (Feb. 6) its acquisition of Tesora Inc., a privately held database ... Full article
February 3, 2017(0)
The waiting is the hardest part. When design engineers need to run complex simulations, too often they find that the HPC resources required for those workloads are already taken. The problem: most on-prem data centers are provisioned for steady-state, not high-demand, needs. When demand increases and HPC resources aren’t available, the engineer puts in a request with the job ... Full article
February 3, 2017(0)
Google took aim at a cloud rival this week with an announcement it would support Microsoft's database management server and other Microsoft services on Google Cloud Platform. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced Wednesday (Feb. 1) it would expand its earlier support of Windows-based workloads that included deploying Windows Server 2016 onto Google Compute Engine to include Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise ... Full article
February 2, 2017(0)
As tax season rears its hideous head, the 11 million U.S. taxpayers who annually schlep to an H&R Block office and sit down with an agent to prepare their tax returns now have the power of the IBM Watson supercomputer – the one that won a $1 million-dollar Jeopardy! tournament – tracking down all (legal) means of minimizing their ... Full article
January 25, 2017(0)
Perhaps ‘heresies’ is a bit strong, but HPC in the cloud is a fast-changing domain that’s increasingly governed by a new mindset, says Tim Carroll, head of ecosystem development and sales at Cycle Computing, an early entry in HPC cloud orchestration and provisioning software. The orthodoxy of the past – an emphatic focus on speeds and feeds, if you ... Full article
January 18, 2017(0)
Making use of the "dry powder" accumulated via the spin off of its software business last year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is acquiring hyper-converged infrastructure specialist Simplivity Corp. to expand its hybrid IT offerings. The buyer (NYSE: HPE) said Tuesday (Jan. 17) said it would pay $650 million in cash for the converged systems vendor based in Westborough, Mass. Rumors ... Full article
January 18, 2017(0)
IBM has announced its second major cloud win in three months, signing a $62 million, five-year deal with the United States Army to build and manage a cloud solution for the Army’s Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Ala., part of the Army’s long-term private cloud enterprise program. Two months ago, Big Blue and American Airlines announced that IBM had been ... Full article
January 12, 2017(0)
Seeking the next big idea in the “shared economy” pioneered by Uber and Airbnb – while also incorporating compatibility matching capabilities of dating and social media sites – an AI newbie has put forth an online business model based on renting items many of us own – party supplies, power tools, wheelchairs, lawn equipment, video gear – to those ... Full article
January 11, 2017(0)
Responding to growing concerns about cloud security and data governance across different platforms, Google is expanding its cloud security options with the release of encryption key management service. The Cloud Key Management Service is intended to broaden encryption options on the Google Cloud Platform as the shift to multi-tenant cloud services expands. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) said Wednesday (Jan. 11) ... Full article
January 10, 2017(0)
As more evidence emerges regarding enterprise adoption of application containers in production, a market analyst finds that the micro-services are among the fastest growing technologies used to implement cloud infrastructure. New York-based 451 Research estimated this week the application container segment reached a robust $762 million in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a 40-percent compound rate over ... Full article
December 21, 2016(0)
Nimbix is a public cloud services provider with a twist: the Richardson, TX, company offers HPC capabilities in the cloud. It’s also a company that embraces a vision of a diversified processor architectural landscape of the future according to job requirements – a processor for every workload and a workload for every processor. We sat down with Nimbix CEO ... Full article
December 19, 2016(0)
The vast majority of enterprises lack a mature strategy for at-scale cloud computing – and that can easily translate to inefficient or expensive cloud projects in 2017. According to a recent survey by IDC, only 3 percent of 6,159 executives define their cloud strategies as “optimized,” the highest level of strategic maturity, while nearly half (47 percent) say their ... Full article
December 15, 2016(0)
OpenStack developers are addressing complaints about deployment complexity in their latest distributions as they attempt to attract new enterprise customers beyond early adopters. The latest attempt comes from Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT), which this week unveiled the latest version of its OpenStack platform based on the "upstream" Newton release. The latest version of the OpenStack cloud platform emphasizes ... Full article
December 14, 2016(0)
Docker Inc. is moving to expand its application container ecosystem by releasing to the open source community its underlying runtime used to execute containers while enlisting leading public cloud providers as partners to extend the reach of distributed applications in enterprise infrastructure. The San Francisco-based company said Wednesday (Dec. 14) it is spinning out the core component of Docker ... Full article
December 8, 2016(0)
The ecosystem for the Kubernetes application container orchestrator continues to expand with support for Windows server and greater upstream collaboration between Kubernetes developer Google and Red Hat. With the latest version of Kubernetes now expected next week, Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) said Thursday (Dec. 8) a "dedicated" version of its OpenShift container platform is available on Google's Cloud Platform ... Full article
December 1, 2016(0)
A new instance type rolled out this week by Amazon Web Services is based on customizable field programmable gate arrays that promise to strike a balance between performance and cost as emerging workloads create requirements often unmet by general-purpose processors. The public cloud giant (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the new "F1" instance along with a separate GPU service on Wednesday ... Full article

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