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Azure Named Preferred Cloud BI Provider in New Report

"Microsoft Azure is the most preferred cloud BI provider, followed by Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud," says Dresner Advisory Services in the 2020 edition of its continuing research, titled "Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study."

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Microsoft's Grab of Affirmed Networks Boosts 5G Mobile Wares

Microsoft is buying Affirmed Networks to boost its software-defined networking support, particularly for mobile operators in the initial stages of rolling out next-generation 5G networks.

Research Firm Lists Best WAN Edge Infrastructure Ranked by Customers

Research firm Gartner published a list of the best wide-area networking (WAN) edge infrastructure software of 2020 as reviewed by customers.

Certain HPE SSD Drives Will Brick After 40K Hours

Failure of the drives could be a potentially catastrophic event for organizations, says Tom Fenton, who also details some good news for affected enterprises.

Security Cited as Top Public Cloud Inhibitor

Survey confirms organizations are indeed moving their computing infrastructure to public clouds and that security is the top concern restricting faster adoption.

Cloud Giants Tackle COVID-19 With High Performance Computing

The cloud computing giants have teamed up with the federal government and academia to provide High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to further research about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey: Cloud Skills Vital to Enterprise DevOps

The DevOps Institute has published a report on enterprise DevOps skills, finding that along with bedrock CI/CD talent, knowledge of cloud platforms and cloud environments is vital.

Analytics Key to Enterprise Security Choices, Research Firm Says

Research firm Forrester introduced a new Wave report on Enterprise Detection and Response (EDR) vendors, advising clients that analytics is key to differentiating various offerings in the space.

SD-WAN Service Providers Earn First MEF Certifications

MEF, a 200-member strong industry association focused on networking, named four software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) service providers who are the first to earn the organization's new certification.

IoT Adoption Survey: Hybrid Clouds Lead the Way

Open source champion Eclipse Foundation published its first Internet of Things (IoT) commercial adoption survey, finding that the movement may well live up to its considerable hype, furthered by hybrid cloud implementations.

Bottlerocket, an OS for Containers, Previewed by Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services announced a public preview of Bottlerocket, a bare-bones Linux platform tailored for hosting containers.

Google's Cloud AI Platform Pipelines Beta Simplifies Machine Learning Workflows

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) announced a new beta offering to simplify the deployment of complicated machine learning (ML) workflows that often have a lot of moving, interdependent parts.

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Analyst: Cloud, 'Digitial Workspaces' Shake Up Virtual Client Computing Space

Research firm IDC is out with a new report on virtual client computing (VCC), an industry it says has been changed by the rise of public clouds and the growth of organizational "digital workspaces."

vSphere 7 Debuts with Kubernetes Support Among Many New VMware Products

VMware today marked "a new chapter" in its history with the introduction of a portfolio of application/infrastructure modernization offerings headed by the new vSphere 7 with Kubernetes support.

First Major Release of Kubeflow Machine Learning Toolkit for Kubernetes Ships

Kuebeflow, an open-source, cloud-native machine learning (ML) toolkit for the Kubernetes container-orchestration system, is out in version 1.0, its first major release.

AWS Leads in Cloud AI Dev Services, Research Says

Amazon Web Services, a dominant cloud computing platform that tops many industry rankings, is also No. 1 when it comes to cloud artificial intelligence developer services, according to new research.

Report Reveals Top 5 SD-WAN Vendors in 'Breakout Year'

New research reveals an exploding market for software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) that topped $1 billion in 2019, propelled by five leading vendors.

Google Cloud Hits Major League Baseball Home Run, AWS Is Out

The major cloud computing platforms like to publicize their big customer wins, and Google Cloud stealing Major League Baseball business from Amazon Web Services could be considered a home run.

Report Details Evolving 'Good vs. Evil' Cybersecurity Struggle

VMware's new Carbon Black cybersecurity report breaks things down into the most basic of concepts: the eternal cat-and-mouse struggle between "good" and "evil," providing constiutents of the former with advice to defend themselves from those in the latter camp.

Pluribus UNUM Management Platform for SDN Adds Dell Virtual Edge Integration

Integration with virtual network functions (VNFs) hardware from Dell EMC highlights an update to the Pluribus UNUM management platform used with the company's Adaptive Cloud Fabric (ACF), which provides a controllerless approach to software-defined networking (SDN).

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