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

Google acquires AWS training vendor Qwiklabs

Google is acquiring Qwiklabs, a company that helps people learn how to use public cloud services to run applications without operating a data center. It’s a helpful move for Google, which is trying to expand the use of its cloud platform and stands to gain when developers and IT professionals get a handle on making applications… Continue reading Google acquires AWS training vendor Qwiklabs

Why a cross-platform Microsoft is good for your business

Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member. Google is joining not just the .Net foundation but the steering committee, alongside RedHat and Samsung, which is supporting .Net code on all of its Tizen devices, from smart TVs to wearables and IoT devices, running on ARM. The preview of SQL Server on Linux… Continue reading Why a cross-platform Microsoft is good for your business

IBM is on a push to offer IoT from development to production

The internet of things is so complex that some enterprises would rather turn to one vendor to determine the business case for an IoT deployment, design the system, roll it out, and operate it as a service. At least that’s what IBM believes. The company’s combining several of its products and services into what it… Continue reading IBM is on a push to offer IoT from development to production

Memo to cloud providers: Stop selling pipe dreams

I hear a common complaint from enterprise IT leaders: The public cloud providers are pushing predictive analytics, machine learning, IoT, and other shiny, new toys. But IT leaders simply want to get their workloads running properly in the cloud. The newer, innovative stuff is not that important right now. Most enterprises have begun to move… Continue reading Memo to cloud providers: Stop selling pipe dreams

New Lambda features show Amazon is serious about serverless computing

Some call it “lambda architecture,” others call it “serverless computing.” Whatever the name, the idea is the same: Break applications into clusters of single functions that run on demand and on automatically managed resources. At Amazon, it’s called AWS Lambda, and the latest slew of Lambda-related features indicates serverless computing is becoming a more important… Continue reading New Lambda features show Amazon is serious about serverless computing

Oracle to buy DNS, cloud infrastructure provider Dyn

Oracle plans to acquire internet performance and DNS provider Dyn in an effort to pump up its cloud-based offerings and challenge infrastructure and platform service leaders like Amazon and Microsoft. Dyn, in the news last month when it was targeted in a massive distributed denial-of-service attack, operates a global network that makes 40 billion traffic… Continue reading Oracle to buy DNS, cloud infrastructure provider Dyn