It’s hangover time for enterprise cloud computing

Now that enterprises have done serious work in the cloud, they’re a bit unhappy with their cloud technology providers. It turns out that migrations are not so easy, and service levels aren’t what they expect. According to a recent report by 451 Research, three quarters of organizations are willing to pay a premium for enhanced… Continue reading It’s hangover time for enterprise cloud computing

Google App Engine adds support for Java 8

Google has made the Java 8 runtime generally available on App Engine, the Google Cloud Platform’s development platform service. Google said the upgrade removes performance limitations Java developers have had to deal with when using the Java 7 runtime. Java 7 remains a supported option.  “Unfortunately, using Java 7 on App Engine standard environment also… Continue reading Google App Engine adds support for Java 8

IDG Contributor Network: If you don’t make a reservation, you’re going to need to tip the maître d’

The pricing models for compute resources in the cloud can be complicated. Some (but not all) variations include the following: On-demand instances Reserved/prepaid capacity Spot instances Dedicated instances On-demand pricing is pretty straightforward: for every hour that a compute resource runs you pay a certain hourly cost. Reserved pricing allows you to significantly reduce your… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: If you don’t make a reservation, you’re going to need to tip the maître d’

Bossie Awards 2017: The best cloud computing software

The best open source software for cloud computing Image by IDG Containers, microservices, functions as a service—it’s a light, fast, devopsy new world of distributed systems, service meshes, and “infrastructure as code” that just reeks of complexity. Luckily, the brilliant engineers at Google, Lyft, Uber, et. al. are solving the hard problems and sharing the… Continue reading Bossie Awards 2017: The best cloud computing software

Bossies 2017: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

Open source software isn’t what it used to be. The term used to conjure images of the lone developer, working into the night and through weekends, banging out line after line of code to scratch a personal itch or realize a personal vision. But with each passing year—and every new survey of the open source… Continue reading Bossies 2017: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

Bossie Awards 2017: The best machine learning tools

The best open source software for machine learning Image by IDG It’s just possible that you’ve heard something about “machine learning.” Safely ignored by most of us these past many years, machine learning has clearly come into its own in the cloud era, with so much data now available to chew on. So many tools… Continue reading Bossie Awards 2017: The best machine learning tools