Cloud Computing


Cloud Platforms Increasingly Taking It to the Edge

Cloud computing vendors Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) are increasingly taking their services to the edge in the era of IoT.

National Science Foundation Taps Clouds for Quantum Computing Research

The National Science Foundation is tapping cloud-based quantum-computing platforms from AWS, IBM and Microsoft to further academic research.

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As VMworld 2020 Goes Digital Amid Pandemic, vRealize Operations Cloud Unveiled

VMware made news on a couple of fronts today, announcing its big VMworld 2020 conference is going digitial-only and introducing vRealize Operations Cloud, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for wrangling operations in the VMware hybrid cloud.

How to Access EC2 Instances From PowerShell

Brien Posey, who frequently writes about various techniques for using PowerShell to manage Hyper-V virtual machines, demonstrates how the task automation and configuration management framework can also be used to manage AWS EC2 instances.

Microsoft: Pandemic Traffic Caused Azure Outage

Microsoft last week confirmed that a March outage affecting Azure cloud services in Europe and the United Kingdom was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who's Hiring During COVID-19 Pandemic? Cloud Giants

If there was ever a crucial "use case" for cloud computing, it's a global pandemic.

Amid COVID-19, CIOs Prioritize Cybersecurity, Cloud, AI

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the top concerns of enterprise CIOs, who are now prioritizing their spending on areas such as cybersecurity, public cloud, infrastructure and AI/ML.

Amazon Forecast Makes Machine Learning Easy

In Part 1 of a series, Brien Posey goes hands-on to explain this AWS service that allows you to use machine learning to make predictions based on your data, but without having to do math or write code.

Azure Named Preferred Cloud BI Provider in New Report

"Microsoft Azure is the most preferred cloud BI provider, followed by Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud," says Dresner Advisory Services in the 2020 edition of its continuing research, titled "Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study."

Security Cited as Top Public Cloud Inhibitor

Survey confirms organizations are indeed moving their computing infrastructure to public clouds and that security is the top concern restricting faster adoption.

Cloud Giants Tackle COVID-19 With High Performance Computing

The cloud computing giants have teamed up with the federal government and academia to provide High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to further research about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey: Cloud Skills Vital to Enterprise DevOps

The DevOps Institute has published a report on enterprise DevOps skills, finding that along with bedrock CI/CD talent, knowledge of cloud platforms and cloud environments is vital.

IoT Adoption Survey: Hybrid Clouds Lead the Way

Open source champion Eclipse Foundation published its first Internet of Things (IoT) commercial adoption survey, finding that the movement may well live up to its considerable hype, furthered by hybrid cloud implementations.

Using AWS CloudWatch to Monitor Your EBS Volumes

Brien Posey explains how to keep tabs on your AWS storage usage, one of the biggest factors affecting EC2 virtual machine performance.

Bottlerocket, an OS for Containers, Previewed by Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services announced a public preview of Bottlerocket, a bare-bones Linux platform tailored for hosting containers.

Google's Cloud AI Platform Pipelines Beta Simplifies Machine Learning Workflows

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) announced a new beta offering to simplify the deployment of complicated machine learning (ML) workflows that often have a lot of moving, interdependent parts.

Publishing Applications From the AWS Serverless Application Repository, Part 2

After previously demonstrating how to deploy a serverless application to AWS Lambda, Brien Posey shows how to create a test event, run a test, and then remove the application.

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Analyst: Cloud, 'Digitial Workspaces' Shake Up Virtual Client Computing Space

Research firm IDC is out with a new report on virtual client computing (VCC), an industry it says has been changed by the rise of public clouds and the growth of organizational "digital workspaces."

AWS Leads in Cloud AI Dev Services, Research Says

Amazon Web Services, a dominant cloud computing platform that tops many industry rankings, is also No. 1 when it comes to cloud artificial intelligence developer services, according to new research.

Publishing Applications From the AWS Serverless Application Repository

Brien Posey takes you through the steps for deploying serverless applications on the AWS cloud, explaining how users can choose from hundreds of preconfigured applications ready for use in the Serverless Application Repository, or publish their own private applications.

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