Cloud Computing


Google Puts Advanced Gemini AI Tech into 'Open Model' Gemma

"Open models feature free access to the model weights, but terms of use, redistribution, and variant ownership vary according to a model's specific terms of use, which may not be based on an open-source license."

Microsoft Puts Copilot AI to Work for Sustainability Management

Microsoft is previewing new AI technology for its cloud sustainability initiative, introducing new data and AI solutions including a Copilot to help guide decision-making and reporting.

Cloud Giant AI Moves: Microsoft Remakes Copilot and Intros Deucalion LLM, Google's Bard Becomes Gemini

Cloud giants competing for AI supremacy traded blows this week with Microsoft announcing a Copilot remake and introducing a new large language model (LLM), while Google changed the name of its flagship AI from Bard to Gemini and introduced an advanced tier based on its latest/greatest model.

Oracle Ships Generative AI Cloud Service, Beta for 'AI Agents'

Oracle announced the general availability of a new generative AI cloud service along with a beta offering for a related AI Agents service.

Data Quality Hinders Enterprise Generative AI Adoption, Report Says

Data quality is the No. 1 obstacle to enterprise adoption of generative AI according to a new survey from cloud data management specialist Informatica.

Veeam's New 'Cyber Secure Program' Teams Tech with Ransomware Response Experts

Along with purpose-built technology to combat ransomware, Veeam Software's new Cyber Secure Program also offers up a team of experts to help organizations wield that tech to fight threat actors.

Restore Testing for AWS Backup

A new testing tool for AWS Backup allows you to create a restore testing plan that you can use for the purposes of validating your backups.

Google AI Blitz: Project IDX for Dev, Hugging Face Pact, Chrome GenAI Experiments, Text to Video

Google famously issued a "code red" upon seemingly being blindsided by the Microsoft/OpenAI AI partnership and resulting "Copilot" onslaught that gave Redmond clear AI supremacy among the cloud giants. The "code red" is apparently bearing fruit based on a barrage of recent AI-related announcements.

Cloud Giants Sign On to 'Democratizing the Future of AI R&D'

Many tech titans including the "Big 3" cloud giants have signed on to a U.S. government initiative to "strengthen and democratize access to critical resources necessary to power responsible AI discovery and innovation."

Fleeing Data Protection Pros Compound Ransomware Worries: Survey

Ransomware is still plaguing IT -- it's still the No. 1 cause of outages -- but dissatisfied data protection pros seeking new jobs present a new concern, a new survey-based report indicates.

Microsoft Boosts Copilot for Orgs, Offers Pro Plan for Individuals

Microsoft announced a new Copilot Pro subscription for its AI-powered assistants that targets individuals, while at the same time expanding its Copilot offerings for organizations.

Enabling DNS Over HTTPS for Route 53 Resolver Endpoints

Brien Posey explains the advantages and potential disadvantages of using DNS over HTTPS.

Microsoft Only Cloud Giant 'Leader' in AI Governance Research Report

In fact, among the largest general cloud computing platforms, IBM is the only other player covered in the "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide AI Governance Platforms 2023 Vendor Assessment," with fellow hyperscalers AWS and Google Cloud Platform not included.

Google's Vertex AI Platform Gets Brand-New Gemini Pro LLM Tech

Fresh on the heels of Google unveiling Gemini, its "largest and most capable AI model," the company announced the advanced tech is now available on its Vertex AI platform.

New Ammo for Cloud Giant Wars: AI Chips

The neverending wars among the cloud giants for computing supremacy are now being fought with a new weapon: specialized chips for AI.

How AI Works with Zero Trust to Secure the Cloud

New cloud research examines the interaction of advanced AI and the zero-trust cybersecurity approach.

Microsoft Radius, Keda, Copa and Dapr

Paul discusses the new and established offerings and how they can work together to help developers and infrastructure folks deploy and manage applications at scale.

Updating an EC2 Windows Instance's Device Drivers

Bug fixes, security updates and feature updates are delivered through Windows Update, but if you are running Windows on an EC2 instance, then drivers need to be updated in a completely different way.

Microsoft Unveils 'Radius' Cloud App Platform for Azure (and AWS!)

It enables developers and supporting platform engineers to collaborate on delivering and managing cloud-native applications that follow organizational best practices for cost, operations and security by default.

Why You Need to Attend KubeCon North America this Year

KubeCon's affordability makes it possible for start-ups to attend and showcase their products and offerings, giving techies like Tom Fenton a glimpse into the future.

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