Guest View: Four checkpoints on IT’s cycle to cutting cloud costs

Currently, IT teams are moving a mile a minute in their cloud-enabled environments, and for many, the pennies are starting to add up. The average U.S. business predicts it will spend $1.8M on the cloud in 2017, and organizations with more than 1,000 employees predict they will spend $10M or more. And shockingly, RightScale estimates … continue reading

The race for the cloud: AWS vs Azure

The cloud computing competition is beginning to heat up with companies adding more tools and services to their infrastructure to draw users in. The online community for developers, Stack Overflow, is taking a deeper look into how cloud platforms compare, and what cloud is evolving the fastest. According to the organization, the two front runners … continue reading

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Microsoft joins the Cloud Foundry Foundation

Microsoft announced it would be joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, an organization dedicated to cloud computing, at the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara this week. Microsoft will join the foundation as a Gold Member and will help drive technical solutions for modern applications. “Microsoft is widely recognized as one of the most important enterprise … continue reading

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The benefits of cloud computing, Rust 1.18, and intelligent tracking prevention in WebKit — SD Times news digest: June 9, 2017

The cloud is no longer an afterthought, it is a competitive advantage. According to a new Insight-sponsored report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, businesses are turning to the cloud for agility, data capabilities, customer and user experiences as well as cost savings. “A company’s IT environment should work for them by enabling them to … continue reading

Thank you for not adopting microservices

Microservice architectures are all the rage these days, and with good reason. In a nutshell, microservices is a software architecture pattern which decomposes monolithic applications into smaller single-purpose services that are built and managed independently. The benefits of a microservices architecture are: Quality: separation of concerns minimizes the impact of one service’s bugs on another … continue reading

Sauce Lab’s 2017 testing report, LogicHub’s approach to threat detection, and Google open-sources Chrome on iOS—SD Times news digest: Feb. 1, 2017

Developers and testing professionals want to speed up deployment times, but bugs are holding them back, according to a new report. Sauce Labs has released “Testing Trends in 2017: A Survey of Software Professionals,” which examined trends in web and mobile apps. The report revealed that 28% of respondents want to deploy hourly, but no … continue reading

Microsoft expands enterprise cloud services

Microsoft is continuing its cloud-first, mobile-first initiative with new offerings spanning mobile, security, data management, containers and analytics. The company announced R Server 9.0, give a sneak peek at its new Azure cloud console, and new capabilities for Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Microsoft R Server 9.0 features machine learning algorithms, improved operationalization capabilities, support … continue reading

Linux Foundation provides insights into the open cloud

Cloud computing is becoming more important in today’s digital world. A recent report revealed that more than 40% of enterprise workloads are running in the cloud, and the number is only expected to increase. The Linux Foundation wants to make sure businesses stay on top of the latest open-source cloud technologies and trends with the … continue reading

The fourth Android Developer Preview, Samsung acquires Joyent, and GitHub security update—SD Times news digest: June 16, 2016

Google has announced the fourth developer preview of its upcoming operating system, Android N, and the final Android N SDK is now available. The Android N SDK aims to provide developers tools to develop and test against Android N’s official APIs. New features in Android N include multi-windows support, direct-reply notifications, and bundled notifications. With … continue reading

Microsoft announces first technical preview of Azure Stack

Microsoft wants organizations to integrate its Azure cloud services into their own data centers, and to do so it has been working on a new solution: the Microsoft Azure Stack. The company has announced the first technical preview of its new solution: a hybrid cloud platform that aims to give organizations the power of cloud … continue reading

Microsoft partners with Red Hat on hybrid cloud computing

Microsoft and Red Hat have announced a new partnership to bring more choices and flexibility to hybrid cloud computing. According to Microsoft, the move comes as the cloud becomes mainstream, and the questions are shifting from why users shoulder care about cloud computing to how they embrace it in a fast and cost-effective way. “Businesses … continue reading

EMC and VMware’s new cloud services business, .NET Core and ASP.NET’s new bug bounty program, and Apple removes violating apps—SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2015

EMC and VMware have announced they are combining their cloud capabilities to form a new cloud services business. The business will be designed to provide on and off-premise cloud offerings under the Virtustream brand. Virtustream will be jointly owned by EMC and VMware. “Through Virtustream, we are addressing the changes in buying patterns and IT … continue reading

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