Cloud Computing

Google I/O 2024: New Gemini/Gemma Models for Google Cloud's Vertex AI

As expected, the kickoff of Google I/O 2024 was heavy on the AI, with new updates for the company's cloud-based Vertex AI service leading a slew of day 1 announcements centered around generative AI.

IBM Jumps on AI Copilot Bandwagon with 'Runway' Initiative

IBM is jumping on the Copilot AI assistant bandwagon popularized by Microsoft with a new IBM Copilot Runway initiative.

'Big 3' Dominate Cloud AI Developer Services Research Report

New Gartner research on providers of cloud AI developer services shows the usual cast of characters leading the pack.

Cloud Security Alliance Offers AI Implementation Guidance

During this week's RSA Conference, the CSA announced new guidance for organizations to successfully implement AI, with recommendations focusing on security and compliance.

Embattled Broadcom Quick to Deny VMware Cloud Leaving AWS

"We are acting quickly to correct this misinformation because, as Winston Churchill correctly said, 'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.' "

Deploying the AWS Tools for PowerShell

Brien Posey explains how to use the AWS Tools for PowerShell to make AWS services accessible through the PowerShell interface, providing extra capabilities.

Rubrik Data Security Report: Ransomware Still Wreaks Havoc, Especially in Healthcare

Earlier predictions of a decline in ransomware attacks have not borne out and organizations in the healthcare sector -- where sensitive data abounds -- are being hit particularly hard, according to a new report from Zero Trust data security specialist Rubrik.

Top Trends in Data & AI/Analytics for 2024

Two new survey-based reports from a cloud giant and a research firm each list trends for Data and AI/analytics in 2024, finding some commonalities such as the democratization of AI, the need for data literacy and more.

Cloud Giant AI Models: Microsoft Goes Small with Phi-3-Mini, AWS Goes Big with Meta's Llama 3

Cloud giants continue to up their AI games, with brand-new developments including a tiny language model suitable for a phone from Microsoft, while Amazon's Bedrock AI service now sports Meta's Llama 3 models and much more.

Broadcom Announces Changes amid VMware Brouhaha, Critics Aren't Buying It

Broadcom is still dealing with widespread backlash over changes -- many affecting licensing -- made to VMware products after its acquisition of that company, but some critics and users met recent announcements with skepticism and derision.

Nutanix Study: Healthcare Sector Sees AI as Both Priority and Challenge

Like many other industry sectors, healthcare execs see advanced AI as kind of a double-edged sword, being a top priority while also a significant challenge.

Meta's Llama 3 Cracks Top 5 of AI Leaderboard, Only Non-Proprietary Model

Reported high performance of the open model is rare, as the generative AI space has been dominated by proprietary models that typically outperform open-source models,

New Qdrant Hybrid Cloud Points Vector Database at Enterprise AI

Qdrant is packaging its open-source vector database tech into its new Hybrid Cloud, a managed service deployable into any environment -- cloud, on-premises or edge -- to boost enterprise AI initiatives.

Gemini Code Assist AI: How to Get Started, Compare to GitHub Copilot

The brand-new coding assistant from Google compares nicely with GitHub Copilot. Here's how to get started.

Google Cloud Challenges Microsoft's AI GitHub Copilot with Gemini Code Assist

Google Cloud announced a new AI-powered coding assistant to challenge Microsoft's original "AI pair programmer," GitHub Copilot.

Security Pros Speak: AI's Role in Bolstering Digital Defense in the Cloud

A new report on the state of AI and security indicates security pros express "cautious optimism" about AI helping them out, while not being too concerned about being replaced by said AI.

AI Adoption Hindered by Data Quality, AvePoint Report Finds

Study "found that nearly every organization experiences challenges when implementing artificial intelligence (AI), with the top challenge being issues with data quality."

How to Be Notified When Someone Logs In with Your AWS Root Account

The process of setting up a logon notification is more involved than what you might reasonably expect, but Brien shows the way.

Amid AI Buzz, NVIDIA Unveils 'Quantum Cloud' Dev/Research Service

Of course it was all about generative AI at NVIDIA's GTC event this week, but amid the AI buzz came news about a cloud service for another (possible) game-changing technology, quantum computing.

Google Melds AI-Powered SecOps with Human Experts in New Security Command Center

Google introduced a new cloud security offering that melds the cloud giant's AI-powered SecOps tech with Mandiant's on-call human threat experts.

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