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IT Trends: Cloud Computing Tops Investments for First Time in 10+ Years

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."

Cloud Data Expert: You Need to 'Get Smart' and Do the Work

"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."

Research Shows Cloud Giants Lead Huge Database Exodus from On-Premises

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.

AWS Advances Containers on Four Fronts

Amazon web Services (AWS) announced four new advances for containers on its cloud computing platform during this week's re:Invent conference.

Research Reveals What's Hindering Hybrid Cloud Adoption

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.

VMware Blockchain Debuts

Originally announced as a beta in 2018, it is now commercially available to help organizations build business networks and deploy business-critical decentralized applications.

COVID-19 Fuels Cloud Computing Spending Boom

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 Updates Virtual Cloud for 'Modern Network Framework'

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.

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BT Unveils New Cloud Network Services, Starting with VMware SD-WAN

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.

Report: SD-WAN Evolves from DIY to Businesswide Fabric from Partners

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.

IBM Expands Hybrid Cloud Initiative with 5G Push

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.

Cloud/Container Skills Top Open Source Jobs Report

Meanwhile, DevOps pros are in the most sought-after job role.

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.