Cloud Computing

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.

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.

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