Cloud Computing takes Preakness in major upset

BALTIMORE, Md. — Cloud Computing gave trainer Chad Brown his first Classic win when he won Saturday’s $ 1.5 million Preakness Stakes before a …


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Marion County-connected Cloud Computing wins 142nd Preakness Stakes

Marion County connected Cloud Computing wins 142nd Preakness Stakes Cloud Computing, ridden by Javier Castellano, was broken by Ian …


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Preakness 2017: What Video Replay Shows for Cloud Computing's Belmont Odds

Cloud Computing ensured there will be no Triple Crown winner this year after a thrilling come-from-behind victory at the 2017 Preakness Stakes on …
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Cloud Computing, Always Dreaming not Belmont definites

BALTIMORE – Cloud Computing, winner of Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, emerged from the race in good condition, but his status for the Belmont …


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How to Make Hybrid Cloud Work

Last year, hybrid cloud was a priority for many enterprises, although with a certain amount of confusion about what it involved. This year, those ambitious plans are showing up as an approach to hybrid cloud that relies on platform as a service (PaaS) to take full advantage of cloud models.

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A Close Look At Microsoft’s Azure Cloud, Part 2: The Offering

In our previous article (the first in a two part series), we looked at some of the trends in cloud computing. To recap, cloud computing is expected to grow at a robust pace in 2016. The primary driver for this growth are the cost benefits of outsourcing the hard- and software required for technology based services, which in turn depends on the state of global economy. Cloud-based services comprise Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service and all three are projected to experience healthy demand. Microsoft currently provides services for two of the three segments (IaaS and PaaS) through its Azure offering. And it offers the third (SaaS) separately on Azure via applications such as Office 365, X-box Live, Bing, etc. In this article, we will look at Azure platform from Microsoft.


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AWS Marketplace updated to support cloud software vendors based in Europe

The AWS Marketplace, which enables Amazon’s cloud customers to find and buy third-party applications and services to run on AWS, has updated its …


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Master Class: 3 Ways to Fast-Track Your Journey to the Cloud (With Podcast and Video)

When David Bray arrived in 2013 to lead IT at the FCC, he found a department in a certain amount of disarray.

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Built to fail: System resiliency is not relegated to the cloud

Advances in software architecture over the last eight to 10 years have led to more complex and dynamic software architectures in the form of …


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Onshape Raises $80 Million More To Go Big In Cloud CAD Software

Onshape, a three-year-old company in Boston, claims to be the first 100% cloud-based 3D design software and today announced a fresh $ 80 million in venture capital, roughly half of which is from new investor Andreessen Horowitz.


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BlackLine Executive Appointments Aim to Accelerate Global Enterprise Adoption of Leading Cloud …

“While the ERP world has matured, advancements in cloud computing are paving the way for a new generation of software aimed at providing a …


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Capgemini recruits Microsoft Azure in cloud service expansion push

CloudCapgemini has added Microsoft to its cloud services programme as it seeks to give a broader range of cloud services to more clients. Microsoft is the first in a number of vendors that CapGemini is seeking to add to its cloud service portfolio, it said.

Under the new Capgemini Cloud Choice with Microsoft scheme it will offer cloud advice, managed platforms and ‘applied integrated innovation’ services. Initiatives include OneShare, which speeds the testing and development of Microsoft Azure systems and offers to control costs through usage monitoring and resource scheduling.

A second mooted offering is SkySight, which is described as an ‘Azure-like’ private cloud which aims to help enterprises to speed up the installation of new applications. Capemini says it will help clients get value for money on managed services and fine-tune the configuration process.

A third scheme will create industry-focused IP offerings, such as a system tailored to the specific needs of the banking sector, based on the experiences of Capgemini’s own in house banking specialists. The domain expertise will be offered in all major industries, including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and the health sector.

The cloud offering will cover all solutions encompassed within hybrid, public, hosted and private cloud services using Azure.

As part of the offering, Capgemini will align activities with independent software vendors and start-ups to create new ways of delivering integrated solutions. New ventures and start-ups will also benefit from the offering, Capgemini says, as partners will become a focal point for integrating new innovations into the Capgemini solutions portfolio.

The expansion comes after Capgemini subsidiary Sogeti reported that it managed to cut the costs of one client, Dutch postal service PostNL, by 20 per cent by migrating its IT services onto the cloud with Microsoft Azure.

“Capgemini helped us to define our roadmap to migrate more than 40 applications and now operates its Cloud Platform for us,” said Marcel Krom, CIO at PostNL. “We have reduced costs and gained flexibility in handling volume variances.”

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Doing tokenization and cloud computing the PCI way

PCI tokenization and cloud computing is easy to do wrong. Find out how to do … Cloud computing introduces a new set of security concerns. Driving in …


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Amazon Cloud, Analytics Help Researchers Fight Famine

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Cloud 2 Me Expands Cloud Hosting Services to Include Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

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With Cloud Dataproc, Google Promises a Hadoop or Spark Cluster in 90 Seconds

Getting insights out of big data is typically neither quick nor easy, but Google is aiming to change all that with a new, managed service for Hadoop and Spark.

Cloud Dataproc, which the search giant launched into open beta on Wednesday, is a new piece of its big data portfolio that’s designed to help companies create clusters quickly, manage them easily and turn them off when they’re not needed.

Enterprises often struggle with getting the most out of rapidly evolving big data technology, said Holger Mueller, a vice president and principal analyst with Constellation Research.

“It’s often not easy for the average enterprise to install and operate,” he said. When two open source products need to be combined, “things can get even more complex.”

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Google Offers Cheaper Version of Cloud Services to Run Low Priority Jobs

Google Cloud 300x267 Google Offers Cheaper Version of Cloud Services to Run Low Priority JobsSome departments in your company do not need cloud computing resources to carry high-performance tasks, right? Because Google has just formatted a service plan for such demands. Google launched Preemptible Virtual Machine, a new cloud service that allows to use computing resources at low costs. The offer is suitable for workloads with low priority and can, therefore, be interrupted.

The search giant introduced a new cloud platform that cost 70% less than the same default setting in Compute Engine. The Preemptible Virtual Machine can do well cheap, about $ 0.01 per instance/hour. The most affordable VM charges per hour can range anywhere between $ 0.03 per hour, up to $ 0.11 per hour or more. The problem is that the VMs may stop working when you need it or face peak periods.

The company argues, however, that the offer (in beta) serves very well the various computational tasks. The company cites, for example, some critical workflows that can be distributed among multiple virtual machines. However, it would be a bad idea to adopt the approach to process analysis, modeling, and simulations that require high computing power and instant answers.

To provide the service, Google will use the free capacity in its data center. At times when there is a peak in demand and Google needs more resources, virtual machines involved in Preemptible Compute Engine VMs are recalled and interrupts the current processing. Users receive a notice period of 30 seconds, which should be enough to save your work. Google said No Preemptible VM can run for more than 24 hours straight.

According to the Google post, “all machine types are charged a minimum of 10 minutes. For example, if you run your instance for 2 minutes, you will be billed for 10 minutes of usage. After 10 minutes, instances are charged in 1 minute increments, rounded up to the nearest minute. For example, an instance that lives for 11.25 minutes will be charged for 12 minutes of usage.”

According to Google, there are many that utilize cloud scalability and pricing model to calculate relatively intensive, but short-term assignments. It includes the coding of video, reproduction of visual effects and calculations based on large amounts of information, such as in data analysis, simulation, and genomics.

The solution is quite similar to that of Spot Instances offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The model of AWS differs in price. Google has a fixed cost while the competitor price varies according to demand.

The market leader AWS routinely cuts their cloud pricing. The company is facing tough competition with Google and Microsoft to maintain its lead in cloud computing and tries to woo more developers to come to its solutions with lower prices, more hardware offerings and more advanced technologies. Microsoft, on the other hand, progressed enough to be a serious threat to Amazon’s dominance in the market.


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Cloud 2 Me Expands Cloud Hosting Services to Include Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

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Research and Markets: Autonomous Vehicles and Connected Cars will Bolster Cloud Adoption

The research service discusses the key trends and use cases relevant to cloud computing and automotive ecosystem. It identifies the key areas that …


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IBM opens San Francisco office for Watson developer cloud

IBMIBM has opened a new office in San Francisco to channel further growth in its supercomputing business as it claims 77,000 developers across the world are using its Watson Developer Cloud to pilot, test and deploy new business ideas.

The San Francisco office will open in 2016 to give local start ups access to Watson technology for their software projects. The facility will include resources dedicated to IBM’s new Spark processing technology as the vendor seeks to get Spark users interested in Watson, it said. IBM claims 100 companies have released software services based on Watson.

With a reported $ 100 million of venture capital fund earmarked for startups looking to build products on Watson, IBM now plans to offer its nascent partners technical support and consultancy on business plans, in addition to market making initiatives that include introductions to potential customers.

In September IBM opened a new Watson Health business centre in the Boston area to target the health sector and pharmaceutical industry. The new cloud initiative comes in the wake of reports of declining revenues in 13 consecutive quarters, while the app economy is ‘in full swing’, as IBM described it, with industry revenue projected to grow to $ 143 billion in 2016, according to analyst IDC. By 2018 half of all consumers will interact with services based on cognitive computing on a regular basis, according to the analyst.

IBM also announced a new expanded portfolio of application programming interfaces into Watson, bring the net total to 50. IBM’s cloud development partners have created systems for query support for card payments, customer support Q&As for financial services, live event media aggregation ‘as a service’ social marketing and apps for the entertainment and marketing industries. Early investment partners include WayBlazer, Sellpoints, Welltok, Pathway Genomics, Modernizing Medicine and Fluid.

In the UK, IBM has created three new Watson partners 50wise, Volume and SocialBro, which have created cloud apps for financial services, sales training and online marketing.

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Logical Operations Offers Robust Portfolio of Google Cloud Services Training Curriculum to Meet …

Logical Operations Offers Robust Portfolio of Google Cloud Services Training Curriculum to Meet Growing Demand for Cloud Computing Skills.


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Google Offers Cheaper Version of Cloud Services to Run Low Priority Jobs

Google Cloud 300x267 Google Offers Cheaper Version of Cloud Services to Run Low Priority JobsSome departments in your company do not need cloud computing resources to carry high-performance tasks, right? Because Google has just formatted a service plan for such demands. Google launched Preemptible Virtual Machine, a new cloud service that allows to use computing resources at low costs. The offer is suitable for workloads with low priority and can, therefore, be interrupted.

The search giant introduced a new cloud platform that cost 70% less than the same default setting in Compute Engine. The Preemptible Virtual Machine can do well cheap, about $ 0.01 per instance/hour. The most affordable VM charges per hour can range anywhere between $ 0.03 per hour, up to $ 0.11 per hour or more. The problem is that the VMs may stop working when you need it or face peak periods.

The company argues, however, that the offer (in beta) serves very well the various computational tasks. The company cites, for example, some critical workflows that can be distributed among multiple virtual machines. However, it would be a bad idea to adopt the approach to process analysis, modeling, and simulations that require high computing power and instant answers.

To provide the service, Google will use the free capacity in its data center. At times when there is a peak in demand and Google needs more resources, virtual machines involved in Preemptible Compute Engine VMs are recalled and interrupts the current processing. Users receive a notice period of 30 seconds, which should be enough to save your work. Google said No Preemptible VM can run for more than 24 hours straight.

According to the Google post, “all machine types are charged a minimum of 10 minutes. For example, if you run your instance for 2 minutes, you will be billed for 10 minutes of usage. After 10 minutes, instances are charged in 1 minute increments, rounded up to the nearest minute. For example, an instance that lives for 11.25 minutes will be charged for 12 minutes of usage.”

According to Google, there are many that utilize cloud scalability and pricing model to calculate relatively intensive, but short-term assignments. It includes the coding of video, reproduction of visual effects and calculations based on large amounts of information, such as in data analysis, simulation, and genomics.

The solution is quite similar to that of Spot Instances offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The model of AWS differs in price. Google has a fixed cost while the competitor price varies according to demand.

The market leader AWS routinely cuts their cloud pricing. The company is facing tough competition with Google and Microsoft to maintain its lead in cloud computing and tries to woo more developers to come to its solutions with lower prices, more hardware offerings and more advanced technologies. Microsoft, on the other hand, progressed enough to be a serious threat to Amazon’s dominance in the market.


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RightScale Unveils Universal Cloud Appliance

Kim Weins, vice president of marketing at RightScale, says that as hybrid cloud computing continues to evolve, IT organizations now need to manage …


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Seven Jaw-Dropping Applications of Cloud By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud #BigData

Here are seven completely real, jaw-dropping applications of cloud computing that can transform humanity. Made possible with cloud technology, …


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UK public bodies spending £300m on 'unexpected' cloud costs, study finds

It commissioned interviews with 45 UK public sector decision makers in February on cloud computing issues. The majority of respondents (60%) …


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Global Cloud Identity and Access Management Software Market – By End User Industry, Vendors …

The web based cloud computing is a big hit with government agencies and commercial enterprises in which the software applications can be …


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Analytics Becomes Next Great Cloud Service

At the recent Dreamforce 2015 conference announced that it has opened the programming model surrounding the Salesforce Wave Analytics Cloud.


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DHS working with FedRAMP, CIO Council to boost agency use of cloud computing services

22 that the department is stepping up efforts to help federal civilian agencies increase their use of cloud computing services beyond just email and …


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