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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Cost and complexity are top barriers to DevOps adoption

Source – betanews.com While DevOps seems to be flavor of the month with many organizations, the path to adoption is not necessarily a smooth one. Intelligent SaaS specialist Pensa has conducted a survey of more than 200 IT decision makers with a view to identifying the biggest challenges they face in the adoption of DevOps practices. Limited budgets are cited as the top barrier to DevOps success by 19.7 percent of respondents. This is followed closely by the constraints of legacy systems (17.2

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CloudBees, partners add Jenkins services, security

Source – theserverside.com The Jenkins DevOps world has recently gained a series of new services, including advisory and managed services, new security capabilities and database support. For instance, among the new Jenkins services, CloudBees recently delivered a new, free service, CloudBees Jenkins Advisor, which will analyze any Jenkins continuous delivery environment and provide users with information on issues and performance. Announced at the company’s Jenkins World conference at the end of August, CloudBees Jenkins Advisor identifies potential issues and advises organizations on corrective

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Puppet acquires Distelli to bolster cloud computing automation platform

Source – geekwire.com Rahul Singh started with a single focus when he launched Distelli more than two years ago: give developers a way to ship better software faster. Now he’s doubling down on that mission with a little help from a leading cloud computing company. Portland-based Puppet today announced that it has acquired Distelli, a Seattle startup founded in 2015 by Singh that helps software engineers deploy code more efficiently. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Distelli employees — five are listed on LinkedIn — will

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Cloud Computing Boosts Hybrid Cloud Adoption: Study

Source – cxotoday.com Cloud computing is completely changing the way enterprises see and approach IT. The shift can be traced to SaaS applications and has now found prominence in data centers with a larger focus on hybrid cloud initiatives. A latest study by Evaluator Group survey of enterprise IT administrators found that 62 percent are of the opinion that a hybrid cloud infrastructure is in their long-term future and 58 percent believe they would increase their hybrid cloud workload in 2017. John Webster,

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Why have a strategy for cloud management?

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net With the general cloud hype and the widely declared corporate intent to base future business solutions on cloud technology stacks, businesses may take the view that deploying cloud solutions involves little more than accessing a vendor’s cloud portal and following a few clicks, have your virtual services deployed and ready for operations. Whilst this approach will give an enterprise a cloud-based virtual environment, what’s delivered is far from being part of a corporate information ecosystem. Businesses need to

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5 Features Every Cloud Service Should Have

Source – hostreview.com Cloud computing is now an essential component in any successful business operation. If you are still relying on physical IT infrastructure for your networks, databases and other aspects of your business operations, you are missing out on a lot. Cloud services help to cut on the cost of running your system and boost productivity. Your business information is also more secure on the cloud. In essence, moving your IT services to the cloud is one of the best

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What security risks does rapid elasticity bring to the cloud?

Source – techtarget.com What are the security risks that may arise from cloud features such as measured services and rapid elasticity for platform as a service (PaaS) systems? One of the major benefits of anything living in the cloud is the ability to measure resources and use rapid elasticity to quickly scale as the environment demands. The days of being locked into physical hardware are over, and the benefits of rapid elasticity in cloud computing are attractive to many organizations. There are

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Hybrid Cloud – is it really the future of enterprise IT?

Source – itproportal.com Cloud computing continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate and plays an important role in most modern organisation’s technology strategy in one way or another. As the momentum of cloud continues, there is one question that still remains unanswered – is hybrid cloud really the future of enterprise IT? Hybrid cloud is not a new term and has been existent since the early inception of cloud computing as we know it today, but its use is often oversimplified

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Are developers ready for the new era of edge cloud computing?

Source – jaxenter.com Today, at the dawn of Internet of Things (IoT), our devices constantly connect and communicate mostly through a central cloud and have transformed many aspects of our daily lives. IoT is undoubtedly a transformative technology and will impact most industries, and the way businesses and consumers behave. Some projections state that there will be more than 50 billion connected devices and as many as 22 billion IoT devices operating by 2021. The big question is whether existing networks

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