The 10 Hottest Cloud Startups Of 2020 (So Far)

Source:-crn.com Cloud startups are operating at a time when cloud computing increasingly has become a lifeline for people living, working and learning during the coronavirus pandemic. “With remote learning, work from home and more applications and technology needing to be accessed during this ‘new normal’…the shift to cloud computing over the last few years is now the ‘hearts and lungs’ core technology and infrastructure enabling companies and governments globally to operate smoothly during this unprecedented environment,” Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives

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Analysing Forrester’s cloud focus: Why hybrid and multi-cloud are so vital

Source:-cloudcomputing-news.net I read with interest the recently published Forrester report on hybrid multi-cloud strategy and noted how not everything has gone or will go cloud. Having sat on the boards of several industry cloud bodies, been asked to keynote at many events, provide commentary and cloud social influence and write for a range of large global vendors, from this perspective you would expect me to be a cloud advocate; someone who would profess that cloud is better, faster, cheaper, more

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Why moving to the cloud requires a ‘change of business philosophy’: How to get it right

Source:-cloudcomputing-news.net There’s no escaping it: to get ahead today, you need to have a hybrid, multi-cloud environment. Companies have long since noted the benefits of public cloud – and indeed, more than one public cloud for greater efficiency and optimisation. Yet it is not an easy process. An entire industry, from consulting to monitoring, has grown around this complexity. Alongside this, some smaller IT providers see an opportunity. Comarch argues that when moving to the cloud, many organisations still could

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Clouds need containers, and Containers-as-a-Service smooths the way

Source:-zdnet.com Containers are well regarded for the flexibility they add to application development and deployment, especially when it comes to moving application workloads between clouds, between clouds and on-premises systems, or even from one on-premises system to another. However, effectively building a complex containerized environment still takes skills and experience. Enter Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS), a variation of Platform-as-a-Service that has been around as a concept for a few years, and lately is being embraced in a big way to speed up

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KSQL Now Available on Confluent Cloud

Source:-infoq.com KSQL is the streaming SQL engine for Apache Kafka, and it is currently available as a fully-managed service on the Confluent Cloud Platform for all its customers on usage-based billing plans. In a recent blog post, Confluent announced the availability of Confluent Cloud KSQL. KSQL was one of the available capabilities on the first preview of the release of the Confluent Cloud Platform. Now it is production-ready and available for Confluent Cloud customers as part of the streaming platform.

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Who’s Hiring During COVID-19 Pandemic? Cloud Giants

Source:-virtualizationreview.com If there was ever a crucial “use case” for cloud computing, it’s a global pandemic. While the U.S. and other economies around the world crumble, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are hiring. “We are currently hiring Software Development Engineers, Product Managers, Account Managers, Solutions Architects, Support Engineers, System Engineers, Designers and more,” says a blurb appearing on AWS sites. Along with the AWS tech talent, Amazon itself is hiring on several fronts, as detailed in

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VMware, a leader in cloud infrastructure and remote work, dropped employees at the worst time

Source:-media.thinknum.com Coronavirus pandemic shelter-at-home mandates have led to a massive rise in work-from-home tools like Zoom and Cisco Webex teleconferencing software, the former seeing usage spike by as much as 300%. This has led to reports of Microsoft Cloud server demand being up by 775%. Several of our 10 early indicators of recovery are related or connected factors, such as online classes. Yet, strangely, VMware ($NYSE:VMW) is losing employees after a quiet round of layoffs beginning in February, according to

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One Business Winner Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns: the Cloud

Source:-bangkokpost.com Cloud-computing emerges as a vital link for companies and governments trying to function amid the coronavirus pandemic Cloud-computing providers are emerging as among the few corporate winners in the coronavirus pandemic as office and store closures across the U.S. have pushed more activity online. The remote data storage and processing services provided by Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp., Google and others have become the essential link for many people to remain connected with work and families, or just to unwind.

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Top 10 Cloud Architect Skills

Source:-sdxcentral.com This article on cloud architect top skills is featured in SDxCentral’s Cloud Architect Career Guide. Skills specific for cloud architects will vary depending on an organization’s specific cloud infrastructure. It’s a good idea to have a broad range of experience and the aptitude to pick up new skills quickly. There are several certification courses available through edX, industry groups, and open-source foundations, both for free and for a testing fee. Here are the top 10 cloud architect skills. Network

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Top 10 Cloud Architect Skills

Source:-sdxcentral.com Skills specific for cloud architects will vary depending on an organization’s specific cloud infrastructure. It’s a good idea to have a broad range of experience and the aptitude to pick up new skills quickly. There are several certification courses available through edX, industry groups, and open-source foundations, both for free and for a testing fee. Here are the top 10 cloud architect skills. Network Engineering and/or Administration Cloud architects tend to previous experience as network administrators, says Dan Kohn,

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Next Cloud Security Challenge: Containers and Kubernetes

Source:-bankinfosecurity.com The increasing use of containers and orchestration tools, such as Kubernetes, are driving demand for new cloud security and application deployment processes, according to research from the Cloud Security Alliance presented Monday at the RSA 2020 conference in San Francisco. The goal is to build security into the application development cycle as early as possible, says John Yeoh, global vice president of research at the not-for-profit alliance. “As we have seen with the use of containers and micro-services and

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Growing demand for cloud services helps boost revenue at IBM

Source:-livemint.com IBM classifies customers beyond its top 200 enterprise customers as commercial IBM has over 1,000 customers using IBM Public Cloud, which largely caters to mid-market businesses Topics IBM IBM Corp. has seen double-digit revenue growth in commercial cloud services with rising public cloud adoption, a senior executive at the American technology leader said. IBM classifies customers beyond its top 200 enterprise customers as commercial. The company has over 1,000 customers using IBM Public Cloud, which largely caters to mid-market

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Cloud Communication to accelerate your business

Source:-ericsson.com To become the preferred partner for enterprises and business users, service providers need to quickly and proactively release compelling services on top of their network assets. It has been very challenging for service providers to launch innovative enterprise communication services that leverage their network assets – mainly because it’s time and resource heavy. This is now about to change. A new market is opening up thanks to major technology shifts, including 5G, Cloud, AI/AR, IoT and eSIM, to name

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Ericsson’s 5G platform adds unique core and business communication capabilities

Source:-ericsson.com Ericsson is announcing four new additions to its 5G platform – enhancing user experience, cutting complexity and costs, allowing faster service deployment and automated provisioning. To leverage the full benefits of 5G and cloud native investments, orchestration and automation are now a critical matter of business. Ericsson’s 5G platform is now being strengthened with new solutions that enable smarter business. The latest enhancements include: Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G core with built-in software probes and Ericsson Cloud Native Infrastructure, enabling service

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Cisco Accelerates Applications in a Hybrid Multicloud World

Source:-albawaba.com Businesses are realizing that applications are the business and the gateway to their customers. 78 percent of customers say their expectations of digital experiences are growing*. As companies pivot towards becoming app-centric businesses, it places enormous strain on enterprise IT, exposing dangerous silos between teams and technologies. To help businesses address the increasing demand for flawless digital experiences, Cisco today unveiled a multi-domain approach that bridges application and infrastructure teams with full-stack visibility and operational insight, allowing both real-time

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Explaining Knative, the Project to Liberate Serverless from Cloud Giants

Source:-datacenterknowledge.com Today, using serverless means choosing a cloud platform to lock yourself into. The open source project expected to fix that is approaching prime time. One of the stars of the show at November’s KubeCon, the big annual Kubernetes conference whose 2019 edition happened in San Diego, was a new technology called Knative. Almost ready for prime time, it’s an open-source project Google started with the aid of IBM, Pivotal, Red Hat (now owned by IBM), and others to make

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Managing Cloud Security In A Multicloud Environment (Part 2)

Source:-forbes.com As discussed in my last article, to date, most known security incidents in the cloud have been the fault of the customer rather than that of the cloud security provider (CSP). And yet, CSPs often have far more insight into the network configuration and data flows than do their customers. In hiding their security infrastructure behind proprietary configurations, CSPs have a disproportionate information advantage over their own customers. Customers can help balance the security load with their CSPs by

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How Important Is The Intelligent Cloud Segment To Microsoft’s Stock?

Source:- Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Intelligent Cloud business is expected to contribute $41.9 billion to Microsoft’s 2020 revenues (ending June 2020) – representing 31.2% of Microsoft’s $290.4 billion in expected revenues for the year. More Personal Computing, and Productivity & Business Processes segments are expected to contribute 35.1% and 33.7% respectively to Total Revenue – making the relative contribution of all the 3 reporting segments to Microsoft’s top line nearly identical. Notably, Microsoft is expected to add $37.8 billion in revenue

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Debunking the Myths Associated with Migrating to the Cloud & Cloud Visibility

Source:-securityboulevard.com Gartner lists cloud computing as one of the top technology investments for the next five years, and the global public cloud computing market is set to reach $258 billion in 2019. The ability to access data from anywhere is the top reason for cloud adoption, with about a third of companies’ IT budgets going to cloud services. However, many enterprises transitioning to an only cloud or hybrid cloud environment are unnecessarily hitting roadblocks on issues of security and privacy.

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Make code accessible with these cloud services

Source:-nature.com Container platforms let researchers run each other’s software — and check the results. Murphy’s law for the digital age: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong during a live demonstration. For Ben Marwick, that happened in front of a roomful of landscape-archaeology students in Berlin. The topic: computational reproducibility using Docker. Docker is a software tool that generates ‘containers’ — standardized computational environments that can be shared and reused. Containers ensure that computational analyses always run on the

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