Flexera is out with its annual State of the Cloud report, finding Microsoft's Azure platform is closing in on perennial leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a cloudscape dominated by hybrid and multicloud implementations.
The Society for Information Management (SIM) released an IT trends study that shows in 2020 cloud computing was the top organizational investment for the first time in more than 10 years, usurping perennial leader "Analytics, Business Intelligence and Related Technologies."
"I found in my experience, once you get your so-called sea legs, that is to say once you've attained your learning curve and you're fairly up to speed, you'll find that rolling with those changes is less arduous. But that initial learning curve is the tough piece."
The usual cast of cloud giant characters tops the list of cloud database management systems in a new report from research firm Gartner, which is charting a rapid shift to the cloud.
Amazon web Services (AWS) announced four new advances for containers on its cloud computing platform during this week's re:Invent conference.
For the third year in a row, research commissioned by Nutanix indicates the hybrid model is preferred by enterprises for cloud computing. However, adoption of hybrid -- a mix of both public and private cloud platforms -- remains relatively flat.
Originally announced as a beta in 2018, it is now commercially available to help organizations build business networks and deploy business-critical decentralized applications.
One of the few bright spots in the enterprise IT space recently has been cloud computing, which has seen increased spending since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic that, among other things, caused a massive shift to work-from-home schemes across the country.
VMware announced updates to its Virtual Cloud Network, which it said embodies the idea of a "Modern Network framework" for the "new normal" of cloud and datacenter networking.
British telco and networking provider BT announced new cloud-optimized managed networking services that leverage software-defined networking (SDN), with the first such offering based on VMware SD-WAN.
Analyst firm Forrester Research is out with a new report on the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) movement, which it says has evolved from an early do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to one that enlists industry service providers as partners for businesswide fabric implementations.
Having gone all in on the hybrid cloud, IBM is expanding its new initiative with a partnership push to roll out 5G wireless implementations as part of the new IBM Cloud for Telecommunications.
Meanwhile, DevOps pros are in the most sought-after job role.
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 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 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.
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.
Windstream Enterprise has added the ability to use voice commands with its software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) offering.
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 announced it's splitting into two companies, one focused on hybrid cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) and one on managed infrastructure services.