Amazon will literally truck your data into its cloud

It can be hard moving large amounts of data to the cloud. Even with consistent 10 Gbps of data transfer, it would take years to get hundreds of petabytes from an on-premises data center to a public cloud provider. Amazon is aiming to speed that process up with a high-capacity data transfer product: a literal… Continue reading Amazon will literally truck your data into its cloud

AWS Greengrass weds IoT devices to the cloud

AWS CEO Andy Jassy predicts that as more workloads move to the public IaaS cloud, companies will reduce the number of servers they will manage and the new definition of on-premises infrastructure will increasingly be internet of things (IoT) devices. “More and more companies are deploying connect IoT devices,” he notes, including factories, ships, cars,… Continue reading AWS Greengrass weds IoT devices to the cloud

Amazon accelerates and simplifies its cloud infrastructure offering

Amazon Web Services continued to push its infrastructure offering forward on Wednesday with the launch of upgrades to its existing instance types and new tools for simplifying and accelerating computation tasks in its public cloud. AWS CEO Andy Jassy today unveiled a new Elastic GPUs feature for the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) that will let… Continue reading Amazon accelerates and simplifies its cloud infrastructure offering

New partner programs for AWS are aimed at growing Alexa, IoT, and more

While Amazon Web Services touts the self-service capabilities of its cloud, the company also works with a large number of channel partners to help companies migrate to and use its services. The cloud provider announced a suite of updates to its partner programs at its Global Partner Summit keynote in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The… Continue reading New partner programs for AWS are aimed at growing Alexa, IoT, and more

AWS is still a minnow — but it makes big waves

Amazon Web Services may no longer surpass 10X the utilized capacity of its next 14 closest competitors, thanks to a booming Microsoft Azure and signs of life at Google, but it’s still the $10 billion-plus gorilla in cloud computing. Ironically, this makes it a mere minnow in the grand scheme of enterprise IT. The overall… Continue reading AWS is still a minnow — but it makes big waves

HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

For Hewlett Packard Enterprise, turnabout is fair play in the cloud. HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of “composable” IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises systems. Now it’s turning that story around, putting those same Synergy components — and some new ones — into the public cloud… Continue reading HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

Beware the dumb and dangerous ideas creeping into the cloud

Remember the last technology bubble? It left many investors poorer, with enterprises and technology providers scratching their heads as to what went wrong. While the investors and entrepreneurs could simply move on to the next venture, many enterprises were stuck with dead technology that cost a great deal to replace. Lesson learned? Not really. Sixteen… Continue reading Beware the dumb and dangerous ideas creeping into the cloud

4 no-bull takeaways from Microsoft quantum computing

With the PC market tapped out and in a perpetual slump and the cloud market a tough fight for customers, Microsoft’s on the prowl for new frontiers. In that spirit, the company announced last week an effort to create a quantum computer, an amalgam of exotic hardware and specialized software that will allow parallel computations at… Continue reading 4 no-bull takeaways from Microsoft quantum computing

Transform or bust: The future of enterprise IT

The old William Gibson adage “the future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed” has never been more apt. We live in a world where the leading internet companies have modernized their datacenters, software, and processes beyond what the average enterprise can even imagine. The gap has become so wide that we talk in… Continue reading Transform or bust: The future of enterprise IT