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

7 simple truths you should know about the hybrid cloud

I’m about to tell you something that may shatter what you think about the cloud: The hybrid cloud does not exist. The enterprise cloud adoption manual puts hybrid cloud at the top of the list. But you cannot buy one off the shelf. It’s not one-size-fits-all. [ Want to know more about cloud? Learn more with… Continue reading 7 simple truths you should know about the hybrid cloud

AWS is cutting and simplifying its storage prices

Amazon Web Services made a series of price cuts on Tuesday and simplified what customers pay for its storage products. The company’s popular Simple Storage Service (S3) has had its six pricing tiers cut down to three, along with a corresponding price cut of roughly 16 percent to 25 percent. Glacier, AWS’s storage service for… Continue reading AWS is cutting and simplifying its storage prices

Why Amazon picked MXNet for deep learning

Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, announced yesterday that the MXNet deep learning framework would become “[Amazon’s] deep learning framework of choice.” Choosing MXNet might come as a surprise to some, given the number of other frameworks — TensorFlow, Theano, Torch, or Caffe, to name a few — with far broader name recognition. Amazon claims it chose… Continue reading Why Amazon picked MXNet for deep learning