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When compared to the competition of other enterprise infrastructure providers, Microsoft was in a delicate position to respond to the container challenge. It already had a lot of vested interests in systems impacted by the growing use of containers, including an operating system (Windo...
Packet, the cloud computing company that specializes in bare metal infrastructure launched an edge computing service in 11 new locations. This move expands Packet’s footprint to cover major locations in Asia, Europe, and North America. The new infrastructure is available through spot-m...
Over the last two decades enterprise IT has matured to handle identity, authentication and authorization of endpoints and users. Today it is common to find technologies such as SAML and OAuth that provide single sign on (SSO) capabilities to both internal and external users. Various te...
Artificial Intelligence will have a profound impact on the IT industry. The Machine Learning algorithms and models that bring AI to the forefront get only better with data. If these algorithms can learn from existing medical reports, and help doctors with diagnosis, the same can be use...
Open source software has come of its age. Today it’s impossible to think of a platform company that doesn’t have an open source strategy. Even Microsoft – a company that once compared open source to cancer – has embraced it fully. Of course, we have companies like CloudBees, Red Hat an...
Artificial Intelligence is set to disrupt every industry vertical. While scenarios like self-driving cars and cancer diagnosis instantly get our attention, more common areas such as IT operations and DevOps are also impacted by AI. One of the core aspects of DevOps is monitoring and lo...
Kubernetes 1.7, the latest release of the open source project for managing containers, focuses on security and extensibility. It is optimized for running enterprise workloads including databases. Kubernetes is one of the fastest growing open source projects. According to Krihelinator, ...
Vapor IO, an Austin-based startup announced Project Volutus, a platform that aims to turn tens of thousands of cell towers into edge locations capable of delivering low latency cloud services to contemporary applications. Edge computing transforms the public cloud by turning it into a ...
In the context of contemporary applications, it’s hard to think of an application that doesn’t use a database. From mobile to web to the desktop, every modern application relies on some form of a database. Some apps use flat files while others rely on in-memory or NoSQL databases. Trad...
In October 2015, when I got a chance to review AWS IoT right after its launch, I had an ask – an appliance that acts as the local gateway to the devices, tackling primary routing and message processing. Today, at an event in San Francisco, Amazon announced the general availability of A...
Today’s cloud computing architecture resembles 70s mainframes. The heavy lifting happens in dense data centers that act as the central point of gravity. In both the scenarios, applications share the underlying infrastructure. While this architecture works for the majority of the scenar...
LinkedIn recently announced Open19 Foundation, a community that’s working towards the standardization of data centers and edge computing solutions. Though Open19 Foundation was announced only last week, it’s been an ambitious project for LinkedIn. For the last couple of years, the comp...
The cloud as we know it is going through a massive transformation. What started as an on-demand subscription service for consuming compute, storage, and the network is no more the same. The compute component of the cloud has become table stakes for the vendors in the infrastructure bus...
Google, IBM and Lyft have partnered to deliver an open source project called Istio that aims to streamline the management and security of microservices. The project has garnered the support of the key industry players such as Red Hat, Pivotal, Weaveworks and Tigera. Microservices repre...
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is one of the key cloud computing delivery models dealing with on-demand compute, storage, and networking resources. Initially, IaaS providers targeted startups and small and medium businesses that preferred a self-service mechanism for provisioning t...
Bonsai, an artificial intelligence startup based in Berkeley, California, aims to democratize AI by making the technology accessible to business decision makers. It is abstracting the complexity involved in implementing frameworks such as TensorFlow and MXNet. Democratizing AI – This t...
Google announced that it is adding a fully managed IoT PaaS to its cloud platform. Google Cloud IoT Core, the latest addition to Google Cloud Platform, brings device management, machine-to-machine communication, security, and analytics to connected devices. For hyper-scale cloud provid...
At Build 2017, Microsoft has outlined its plan to take Azure beyond the public cloud towards the edge. Branded as Azure IoT Edge, this offering exploits the growth in enterprise IoT and industrial automation. During the early days of Cloud Computing, the key differentiating factor of t...
At Hannover Messe, one of the largest industrial automation trade shows, Linux Foundation announced a new open source project, EdgeX Foundry, which aims to unify various standards related to IoT and Edge Computing. Edge Computing bridges IoT devices and the Public Cloud platforms throu...
This piece is the latest in a series, called “Machine Learning Is Not Magic,” covering how to get started in machine learning, using familiar tools such as Excel, Python, Jupyter Notebooks and cloud services from Azure and Amazon Web Services. Check back here each Friday for future ins...
Microsoft has added new capabilities to its Internet of Things platform making it one of the first to support emerging industrial use cases such as Edge Analytics and device management. Microsoft is one of the few companies to deliver end-to-end IoT capabilities covering the entire spe...
This piece is the latest in a series, called “Machine Learning Is Not Magic,” covering how to get started in machine learning, using familiar tools such as Excel, Python, Jupyter Notebooks and cloud services from Azure and Amazon Web Services. Check back here each Friday for future ins...
DigitalOcean is an affordable cloud computing platform for developers. With presence across America, Asia, and Europe, it is one of the fastest growing public cloud services company. Kubernetes is also gaining ground, in the container orchestration ecosystem. Many businesses are consid...
Machine Learning, Edge Computing and Serverless are the three key technologies that will redefine the Cloud Computing platforms. Machine Learning (ML) is becoming an integral part of modern applications. From the web to mobile to IoT, ML is powering the new breed of applications throug...
This piece is the latest in a series, called “Machine Learning Is Not Magic,” covering how to get started in machine learning, using familiar tools such as Excel, Python, Jupyter Notebooks and cloud services from Azure and Amazon Web Services. Check back here each Friday for future ins...
Top public cloud vendors want you to store massive data sets in their platforms to run complex Machine Learning algorithms. Apart from offering affordable compute and storage services based on pay-as-you-go pricing model, they are also luring the customers by bringing the latest GPU te...
This piece is the first in a series, called “Machine Learning Is Not Magic,” covering how to get started in machine learning, using familiar tools such as Excel, Python, Jupyter Notebooks and machine learning cloud services from Azure and Amazon Web Services. Check back here each Frida...
The cloud computing industry is going through a gradual shift towards becoming an intelligent cloud. While compute, storage, and networking continue to be the revenue spinners for cloud vendors, it is Machine Learning that is becoming the focal point of the contemporary cloud. Here are...
The cloud as we know it is going through a massive transformation. What started as an on-demand subscription service for consuming compute, storage, and the network is no more the same. The compute component of the cloud has become table stakes for the vendors in the infrastructure bus...
When it comes to public cloud, Amazon and Microsoft enjoy the mindshare of enterprise decision makers. While Amazon’s AWS is considered the category leader, Microsoft has not left any stone unturned to become a cloud-first company. Given the breadth and depth of the portfolio, industry...
In 2008, when Amazon decided to expose virtual machines as a service, which was controlled and managed through an API, it was considered revolutionary. Dubbed as Amazon EC2, it paved the way for the emergence of the fastest growing cloud services delivery model, Infrastructure as a Ser...
After a long time, one device that excited me the most is the custom Edge Server that I assembled. It’s a DIY Intel NUC kit powered by a Dual Core i5 processor, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 500 GB SSD + 500GB M.2 SSD. This powerhouse is only twice the size of a Raspberry Pi but acts
Last week at the Cloud Next event, the annual user conference for developers and customers, Google’s leadership team articulated the vision and the roadmap for its cloud business. With over 10,000 attendees, the event resembled Google I/O – the most popular developer conference hosted ...
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that it is adding the gRPC open source protocol to its existing list of projects. The Technical Oversight Committee voted for gRPC, making it the sixth project managed by the foundation. gRPC was originally developed by Google as a...
When it comes to public cloud-based IoT platforms, Amazon and Microsoft have fierce competition from an unexpected corner – IBM. While the company hasn’t seen much traction with SoftLayer (IaaS), and Bluemix (PaaS), it’s upping the ante on IoT and Cognitive Computing. IBM Watson is slo...
RightScale, the multi-cloud management company, does an annual survey of enterprises and SMBs to identify the trends in adopting the cloud. The State of the Cloud report, which summarizes the findings of the survey, reflects the current pulse of the market. Over the last few years, it ...
Apache Kafka is fast becoming the preferred messaging infrastructure for dealing with contemporary, data-centric workloads such as Internet of Things, gaming, and online advertising. The ability to ingest data at a lightening speed makes it an ideal choice for building complex data pro...
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), many developers think in terms of microcontrollers, system-on-chip boards, single-board computers, sensors, and various other electronic components. While devices are undoubtedly the foundation of IoT, the core value of a connected solutio...
When it comes to the cloud, it is not just Amazon that’s making waves. DigitalOcean, the New-York based startup is one of the fastest growing cloud platforms in the market. Startups and developers love DigitalOceanfor its simplicity, features, performance, and predictable pricing model...
With the industry experiencing massive adoption of the public cloud, it is clear that the enterprises have crossed the cloud chasm. Some of the most skeptic CXOs from the financial and public sector domains are now convinced about the value of cloud. With cloud computing becoming mains...