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At AWS Public Sector Summit, Amazon braces for a changing cloud industry

At AWS Public Sector Summit, Amazon braces for a changing cloud industry

At AWS Public Sector Summit, Amazon braces for a changing cloud industry 1
Public clouds are coming into the core technology infrastructures of government agencies everywhere. By the same token, governments around the world are intensifying their scrutiny of public cloud providers and other large providers of internet-based business and consumer services. At its latest public sector summit this week in Washington D.C., Amazon Web Services Inc. clearly […]

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How to provide single-pane visibility across the business multicloud

How to provide single-pane visibility across the business multicloud

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You can’t manage anything effectively without a clear line of sight to all its moving parts. That’s why, as multiclouds grow more complex, you absolutely need a strong visibility layer to monitor and control it all. Should you implement the proverbial “single pane of glass” for viewing your multicloud? How you address this imperative depends […]

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Google’s Looker purchase opens new front in cloud computing wars

Google’s Looker purchase opens new front in cloud computing wars

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Google LLC is making its largest acquisition in the public cloud market with the intended purchase of business intelligence firm Looker Data Sciences Inc. for $2.6 billion in an all-cash transaction announced this morning. The deal has the potential to help jumpstart Google’s efforts to compete better with much bigger public cloud leaders Amazon Web Services […]

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Managing the multicloud will require lots of AI – but people too

Managing the multicloud will require lots of AI – but people too

Managing the multicloud will require lots of AI – but people too 4
Business will increasingly run in multiple clouds, which means that managing this critical resource will become the core function of many information technology professionals. Automating the majority of multicloud management workloads will become a key initiative for IT departments that wish to cut costs, improve service levels and ensure strong governance. As noted in this […]

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At Red Hat Summit, automation of hybrid cloud management steps to the forefront

At Red Hat Summit, automation of hybrid cloud management steps to the forefront

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Hybrid-cloud computing has been a dominant focus of recent enterprise information technology industry events. Already this year, Wikibon has seen significant hybrid-cloud solution announcements from Cisco Systems Inc., IBM Corp. and Google LLC. This week at its annual developer event in Boston, Red Hat Inc. took its already-strong hybrid-cloud portfolio to the next level of automated sophistication. In […]

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Microsoft pushes the intelligent edge forward at Build

Microsoft pushes the intelligent edge forward at Build

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Microsoft Corp. continues to rack up impressive momentum in the cloud arena, a trend that it shifted into high gear Monday at its annual Build developer conference. The tech giant launched an impressive range of innovations in platforms, tools, cloud services and other offerings that should help its Azure public cloud continue setting the pace […]

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At Dell Tech World, data protection provides strategic leverage in the hybrid-cloud wars

At Dell Tech World, data protection provides strategic leverage in the hybrid-cloud wars

At Dell Tech World, data protection provides strategic leverage in the hybrid-cloud wars 7
Data is a precious business asset. In the emerging hybrid-cloud market, any solution provider that doesn’t enable strong end-to-end data protection is a nonstarter. As Wikibon reviews the recent spate of industry announcements in hybrid cloud, we keep returning to data protection as table stakes. If a provider has failed to address it with robust solutions […]

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What are developers looking for in multicloud programming? Simplicity.

What are developers looking for in multicloud programming? Simplicity.

What are developers looking for in multicloud programming? Simplicity. 8
Applications live everywhere in the multicloud but nowhere in particular. For developers, this means they need tools and frameworks that help them spread data and business logic across many public, private, edge and other environments. More than that, they need abstractions that can help them nimbly build and maintain the virtual machines, containers, serverless functions […]

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How multicloud cost models are shifting – and what to do about it

How multicloud cost models are shifting – and what to do about it

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Multicloud is an emerging approach for deploying enterprise computing assets. But optimizing the costs of a full multicloud deployment can prove tricky, because there may no unified management plane for deploying, monitoring and governing all distributed information technology assets. Multicloud cost models are shifting because best practices for deploying these distributed environments are in flux. […]

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In the multicloud era, is hardware an asset or a liability for tech providers?

In the multicloud era, is hardware an asset or a liability for tech providers?

In the multicloud era, is hardware an asset or a liability for tech providers? 10
Edge computing is driving hardware to the center of the cloud revolution. Devices are central to today’s cloud-to-edge paradigm. They are the hardware platforms into which AI software is being embedded, infusing data-driven intelligence into practically anything and everything. Is hardware a dirty word? Hardware is definitely hip again. Strong hardware engineering and design expertise […]

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