Cloud Computing

Cloud Giant AI Hegemony Shows Cracks

Microsoft's partnership with OpenAI led to enterprise AI leadership, soon accompanied by fellow cloud giants Google and AWS. The "Big 3" took turns one-upping one another in speeds/feeds, services, copilots and associated products, but the cloud AI hegemony may be cracking.

Cloud AI Hits Rock Bottom in Research Firm's 'Hype Cycle'

Cloud AI services are officially in the "trough of disillusionment," according to Gartner's latest report on AI hype.

Copilot in Azure

The always-skeptical Paul worries about this amazing AI tool dumbing down junior admins too much, but he's also impressed with the preview and excited about the possibilities, giving it the ultimate compliment: "It's really cool."

Cloud Security: Despite All the Tech, It's Still a People Problem

Even with all the technology bells and whistles and alerts and services and multi-factor authentication and social engineering training and enterprise-wide integrated cybersecurity platforms -- and articles like this -- the human factor is still one of the biggest threats to cloud security.

Thinking About Migrating Workloads to AWS? Do These Two Things First

Brient Posey recommends important tasks before experimenting with the Migration Hub.

Broadcom Aims VMware Cloud Foundation at Infrastructure Modernization

Broadcom's latest update to its VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) private cloud offering is aimed at boosting infrastructure modernization, increasing developer productivity and enhancing security/resiliency.

Microsoft Crushes Analytics/BI Market with Some Copilot Help

The Redmond cloud giant crushes Gartner's new "Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms" report, standing apart and alone atop the axes for both the ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Microsoft Talks AI, the Law and Jailbreaking

Microsoft's recent buzz about generative AI has had less to do with multimodal models and more to do with the law -- as in improving it and also bending it.

Lack of Cloud Infrastructure Makes for Strange AI Bedfellows

"Cloud hell may have just frozen over as Oracle and Google Cloud outlined a partnership that gives enterprises an option to combine Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Google Cloud," Oracle said this week. And that's not to mention OpenAI and Microsoft being involved also.

Options for Migrating from VMware to Microsoft

Paul lays out the options for an organization that's relied on VMware for virtualization needs but is finding the "sticker shock" too hot to handle and is looking for alternatives.

As VMware Competitors Circle, Broadcom Makes New Partners

VMware competitors have been quick to position themselves as alternatives amid the licensing/pricing upheaval following its acquisition by Broadcom, but the latter company has been busy fighting back with distribution deals of its own.

CloudBolt Paper Examines 'VMware Acquisition Aftermath'

CloudBolt published a whitepaper examining the aftermath of Broadcom's acquisition of VMware last year, finding concerns and disruptions among surveyed organizations.

Creating an AWS Route 53 DNS Firewall

Brien Posey provides step-by-step instructions for creating a firewall to prevent or allow specific DNS queries.

Veeam Publishes Ransomware Trends Report, Debuts 'Data Cloud Vault'

Ransomware specialist Veeam Software announced a new cloud storage service to securely store backup data off-site in an always-immutable and encrypted format, just as the firm published a new ransomware trends report.

After AWS Licensing Tiff, Broadcom Strengthens VMware/Azure Cloud Ties

Shortly after rumors of a tiff with AWS, Broadcom has strengthened its VMware ties with rival cloud giant Microsoft Azure, with the companies yesterday announcing plans to support VMware Cloud Foundation subscriptions on Azure VMware Solution.

New Copilot+ PCs Leverage Azure LLMs and Built-In SLMs

Microsoft extended its small language model (SLM) technology along with cloud-based large language models (LLMs) to the device level with the introduction of Copilot+ PCs, which leverage powerful processors and multiple state-of-the-art AI models.

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.

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