Topic: cloud computing

Guest View: Edge and cloud: A power couple

We’ve all known two great people we were sure belonged together. Their faults and virtues fit as neatly as puzzle pieces. Yet one without the other does not make much sense and will never leverage its true potential. Substitute technologies for people, and you begin to understand the fundamental magnetism between edge and cloud. The … continue reading

Industry Watch: A sobering look at cloud

The advantages of cloud computing have been talked about for years in the pages of this magazine. Yes, massive scaling, redundancy and data availability are benefits, but the primary driver has always been cost. Companies were told they could abandon their data centers — or significantly reduce them — and move their applications to the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s Confidential Computing Challenge, Azure analytics services, and IBM Z Open Unit Test

In an effort to entice developers to improve cloud security, Google, in collaboration with Intel,  is launching the Confidential Computing Challenge. Google is looking for two different types of responses: those that advance confidential computing and those that leverage confidential computing to improve the security of an application. The deadline for submissions is April 1 … continue reading

Researchers launch Oasis Labs for a cloud computing platform on blockchain

Researchers from UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, University of Washington, Cornell, and Google have come together to launch Oasis Labs and build a high-performance cloud computing platform on blockchain. Oasis Labs will be led by Dawn Song, a MacArthur fellow and professor of computer science at UC Berkeley. Together, the researchers will work to bring smart … continue reading

Red Hat strengthens its serverless portfolio with the addition of OpenShift Cloud Functions

Red Hat believes there is a better way of providing developers with an application development stack for hybrid cloud. The company announced a developer preview of OpenShift Cloud Functions at its Red Hat Summit in San Francisco today. OpenShift Cloud Functions is a serverless tool that is based on Apache OpenWhisk. It will allow customers … continue reading

Google Cloud IoT Core is now available

Google has announced the release of Cloud IoT Core, the company’s fully managed cloud service for connecting and managing IoT devices at scale. Google first announced the solution in May of last year.   The solution can be used with Google’s Cloud IoT solution in order to utilize analytics and machine learning services and gain actionable … continue reading

CSCC: 10 steps to ensure security for cloud computing success

The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) announced version 3 of its Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success. The 10 steps are meant to be a reference guide for organizations to better analyze the security effects of cloud computing on the organization as a whole. According to the CSCC, cloud security risks include … continue reading

Indeed: React and cloud computing are the fastest growing skills among job seekers

Indeed Hiring Lab has just published a report that analyzes two years of tech job search traffic. It combined job search traffic with resume search traffic to determine how popular certain tech skills are with employers. “Technology is progressing at a breakneck pace these days. Software developers, engineers and other tech workers have to work … continue reading

KubeCon: CoreOS Tectonic, open source Kubernetes Tools from Oracle, Kasten, and more

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation kicked off their KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America conference, dedicated to Kubernetes and cloud native technologies, in Austin, Texas today with the announcement of 31 new members, including AppsCode, CA, Datadog, Grafana Labs, InfluxData, HPE and Kasten. “KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is the polestar for practitioners of Kubernetes and other cloud … continue reading

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

Cloud Foundry

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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