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What Matters to Developers Choosing Cloud? Pricing and Support/Documentation

Developer-centric research firm SlashData published a new report indicating pricing is the No. 1 factor in choosing or rejecting a cloud computing technology, followed by support/ documentation.

Microsoft Unveils Kubernetes Tool Akri for Working with Edge Devices

Microsoft announced a new open source tool called Akri for helping Kubernetes find and work with edge devices, such as sensors, controllers and microcontroller units (MCUs).

VMware Horizon 7.13 Released

VMware recently announced the availability of what is probably the last release of Horizon 7: Horizon 7.13. The EOL of Horizon 7 is to be expected as Horizon 8 was released earlier this year.

Google Cloud Development Updates: Functions Service, Container Building

The GCP, continually fighting AWS and Azure for cloud development market share, recently announced updates to its Cloud Functions service for serverless computing, along with a new offering for building container images.

Firm Adds Voice Commands for SD-WAN Management

Windstream Enterprise has added the ability to use voice commands with its software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) offering.

Companies, Workers Struggle with Post-Pandemic 'New Normal'

Worker safety is the paramount concern amid rampant COVID-19, but companies and workers are increasingly struggling with questions about permanent remote work in the post-pandemic "new normal."

IBM Goes All In on Hybrid Cloud/AI, Will Spin Off Managed Infrastructure

IBM announced it's splitting into two companies, one focused on hybrid cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) and one on managed infrastructure services.

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AWS Dominates HPC User Ratings Survey for Cloud Platforms

It was almost a clean sweep for Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the top-rated cloud computing platform in a High Performance Computing (HPC) end-user survey.

Microsoft Pays Out $374,300 for Azure Sphere IoT Security Bounties

Microsoft announced it paid out $374,300 in bounties to researchers as part of a program to further solidify its Azure Sphere IoT security solution.

Take 5: VMworld 2020

Tom Fenton lists his top five takeaways from VMworld this year.

Research Report Cites 'Dramatic Change' in WAN Edge Infrastructure

Market is shifting from dedicated routing, security and WAN optimization appliances to feature-rich SD-WAN.

VMworld Kick-Off: It's All About the Cloud

Here's a round-up of cloud related news as VMware starts its three-day online virtual event.

'Bridge to Kubernetes' Leads Container News at Ignite 2020

As befits one of the most popular open source projects of all time, Kubernetes received its fair share of attention during this week's Microsoft Ignite 2020 event, led by Bridge to Kubernetes reaching general availability.

Microsoft's Low-Code Power Apps Leans on Azure Cloud

The Azure cloud computing platform is dominating news coming out of the ongoing Microsoft Ignite 2020 developer/IT pro event, even extending to low-code application development with the company's Power Apps offering.

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What's New for Azure at Microsoft's Ignite Event

At Microsoft these days, it seems to be: "The answer is Azure. What's the question?" The cloud computing platform was once again front and center as the company's Ignite developer/IT event kicked off this week.

COVID-19 Strains Small/Medium Business Security Teams, Report Says

Budget constraints repeat as No. 1 barrier to small and midsized business security.

Google Cloud API Gateway for Serverless Computing in Public Beta

Google Cloud announced a public beta of an API Gateway used for its serverless computing scheme in which the cloud platform takes care of infrastructure setup and management.

Amazon Is Top Tech Employer Amid Pandemic in Q2 2020, Report Says

Some of the top occupations that Amazon is looking to hire include software developer, network engineer, program manager and systems engineer.

Firm Ranks Multicloud Container Development Platforms

Forrester Research published a new report on multicloud container development platforms (MCDPs), a growing enterprise approach in new-age cloud computing.

Microsoft Lauds Underwater Datacenter Test

Sparked by an idea first floated in 2014, Microsoft's two-year test of an underwater datacenter proof of concept has been deemed a success, providing insights about reliability, practicality and energy sustainability that may improve terrestrial datacenters.