Amazon Dedicated Hosts: Bye-bye to noisy cloud neighbors

Amazon’s next plan for the cloud: Make noisy neighbors a thing of the past. Late yesterday Amazon unveiled EC2 Dedicated Hosts, which ensures that EC2 instances are mapped to a specific underlying physical host. Amazon claims Dedicated Hosts make governance, compliance, and software licensing easier to deal with, but a side benefit is it allows enterprise cloud customers… Continue reading Amazon Dedicated Hosts: Bye-bye to noisy cloud neighbors

Amazon is reportedly running a secret shipping operation in Ohio

Amazon is steadily expanding its delivery infrastructure, whether it’s by driving items to consumers in select cities or testing a secretive drone delivery program. Could the company also reduce its reliance on shipping companies like UPS and FedEx by running its own air cargo operations instead of using others’ planes? A report from Motherboard indicates… Continue reading Amazon is reportedly running a secret shipping operation in Ohio

Be thankful for these 3 cloud advances

It’s that time of year again when we give thanks. We can be thankful for at least three aspects of cloud computing — and think about a few others. 1. Be thankful there have been no major cloud data breaches Knock on wood, right? All the major hacks — including Sony Pictures, Home Depot, and… Continue reading Be thankful for these 3 cloud advances

It’s springtime at last for cognitive computing

I’ve been in the IT industry since the mid-1980s, and I’ve seen technology fads come and go. I’m as jaded as the next industry veteran. For most of my career, artificial intelligence (AI) was generally derided as a research-driven fad that failed to achieve its early promise. When you hear about the so-called AI winter,… Continue reading It’s springtime at last for cognitive computing

It’s springtime at last for cognitive computing

I’ve been in the IT industry since the mid-1980s, and I’ve seen technology fads come and go. I’m as jaded as the next industry veteran. For most of my career, artificial intelligence (AI) was generally derided as a research-driven fad that failed to achieve its early promise. When you hear about the so-called AI winter,… Continue reading It’s springtime at last for cognitive computing

Snapchat rethinks content discovery with Story Explorer

A new Snapchat feature called Story Explorer will allow people in New York and Los Angeles to view specific moments from perspectives shared by other users. Snapchat says in a blog post today that Story Explorer works by taking Snaps curated into its Live Stories and making other Snaps of the same event available with a… Continue reading Snapchat rethinks content discovery with Story Explorer