Assessing data centre strategies for cloud-scale software

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net The rapid advancement of cloud-scale software is driving the digital transformation impacting nearly every facet of our life. The ways we work, communicate, navigate, travel, shop, manage our money, access healthcare, interact with things and places are extremely different from only five years ago. There are many underlying technologies that enable this transformation – but none as profound as the rise of cloud-based software applications that we interact with throughout our day. IDC notes that cloud software accounts

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Box introduces framework to apply machine learning to cloud content

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Cloud content management company Box has unveiled Box Skills, a framework for applying machine learning tools such as computer vision, video indexing, and sentiment analysis to stored content. Box Skills will facilitate businesses to re-imagine the business processes considered as impractical to digitise or automate or too expensive. At BoxWorks 2017, Box previewed three initial Box Skills currently in development, leveraging machine learning tools from IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud to solve common business use cases,

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Microsoft Azure: The Future of Cloud Computing

Source – cioreview.com According to one of the IDC reports, cloud computing will be a billion-dollar industry by 2017.  As per Gartner Microsoft Azure is the upcoming leader for Infrastructure as a Service. All this while Amazon had cemented the top position in the cloud services market, today Microsoft Azure is rising as a strong contender, with better performance and a host of innovative features. As cloud computing is rising with unprecedented pace, Microsoft firmly conquers the space, therefore it is

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Cloud Computing Driving Innovation For Next Generation

Source – cxotoday.com Start-ups and organizations working on innovations are required to be flexible and ‘nimble on their feet’, and therefore able to change, adapt and re-allocate resources as and when required – and be able to do so quickly. To supplement that, the inception and rise of cloud computing has been a necessity of sorts. The Cloud has seen a remarkable growth in the last few years and cloud adoption in India is happening at a rapid pace. If one

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Cloud native series: Hard truths in soft clouds, DevOps lead at PagerDuty

Source – computerweekly.com This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Eric Sigler in his capacity as head of DevOps at PagerDuty. Pager Duty offers what it calls a Digital Operations Management Platform that aims to integrate machine data alongside human intelligence on the road to building interactive applications that benefit from optimised response orchestration, continuous development and delivery. Sigler writes as follows: These days it’s rare that I speak with a customer building on-premises only infrastructure. Most companies

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DigitalOcean taps developers to push its cloud services in India

Source – business-standard.com While Google announced plans to open their India Cloud centre by the end of this year, niche cloud provider DigitalOcean continues to focus on their market of developers to maintain traction. In a market dominated by the likes of Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other enterprise cloud services, DigitalOcean’s single point of focus has been to entice the software developer instead of the conglomerates. “We found that existing services often failed to meet the needs of developers with respect to OS requirements. The developer

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Google, Scale Computing partner for easier hybrid cloud deployment

Source – networkworld.com Google has partnered with Scale Computing, developer of infrastructure software for hyper-converged systems, to make it easier to deploy Google Cloud Platform as a backup for your own data center. The two companies have created a platform called Cloud Unity, which integrates Scale’s HC3 software environment with Google Compute Engine. HC3 is a cluster software product that merges server, storage and virtualization into a single appliance for easier converged infrastructure. With HC3, you can build a cluster using

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How cloud computing platforms fuel digital transformation

Source – searchcloudapplications.techtarget.com Many enterprises are turning to cloud computing platforms to accelerate digital transformation strategies. The cloud promises to provide a consistent set of APIs for developers to innovate around. It also makes it easier to reuse enterprise data more efficiently as part of a more modern software development ecosystem. “The rise of PaaS [platform as a service], in all its flavors, indicates that the focus of innovation is shifting even further toward software development,” said Dave Bartoletti, principal analyst at Forrester

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The impact of DevOps on your bottom line

Source – csoonline.com DevOps is the most important innovation to the IT sector since the invention of the personal computer. Nearly everyone I have talked to in my travels, these past few years, says they are building their own DevOps shop. But when you probe them about what they are actually doing, most say they are deploying applications to the cloud. That is not exactly what DevOps is. To put it in a nutshell, DevOps combines the cultural and technical philosophies

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AWS automation skills in demand for DevOps, multicloud

Source – techtarget.com Automation is a big focus as more businesses migrate to the cloud and implement DevOps strategies. And while IT shops can gradually learn AWS automation skills — if they don’t have them already — the demand for that knowledge continues to rise rapidly. “Perhaps a direct reason for this is the more widely adopted principles and practices of DevOps,” said Scott Thomson, director of public cloud at Softchoice, an IT consulting and managed services provider based in Toronto. DevOps

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