Serverless Architecture Could Cure DevOps Pain

IT organizations struggling to transition to DevOps should take heart. Serverless architecture can provide many of the same benefits without the steep learning curve. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Fannie Mae Turns to DevOps for Speed and EfficiencyServerless computing may kill Google Cloud PlatformHow the Cloud Can Help Cure CancerRIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOpsHow serverless changes application […] Read more »

Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

Amazon Web Services really leads the way in determining market price for cloud services, and the second-, third-, and lower-tier cloud providers try to price their cloud services below that of AWS to steal its business. That is, until AWS drops prices—again. Enterprises that focus only on cloud usage prices are missing the big—and more […] Read more »

VMware-AWS deal could push more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon’s public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference in San Francisco, will bring cloud-optimized versions of vSphere, VSAN and NSX software to the […] Read more »

VMware-AWS deal could drive more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon’s public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference in San Francisco, will bring cloud-optimized versions of vSphere, VSAN and NSX software to the […] Read more »

‘Featuritis’ could lead you to the wrong cloud

Winning Evernote’s cloud business was a nice feather in Google’s cap — deservedly so. Google had put a great deal of effort in its machine learning offering in the Google cloud, and Evernote responded. I’m sure there were financial incentives as well. The question then arises: Will enterprises buy cloud services — or even partner […] Read more »

A blockchain ‘smart contract’ could cost investors millions

Investors in a “smart contract” built on the Ethereum blockchain platform may have lost cryptocurrency worth millions of dollars because they missed a loophole in the contract’s fine print. The contract was written in Ethereum’s Solidity programming language, and the fine print was the code that set out the rules for investing in, operating, and […] Read more »

Apple, Google App Store Changes Could Pay Off For Devs

Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has revealed plans to introduce search ads and expand subscription support for apps in its App Store, while Google is testing its own subscription changes. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PCApple said to move part of cloud business from AWS to […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Information-centric networking could fix these internet problems

Information-centric networking (ICN) ticks many of the requirements boxes for 5G, driven by the proliferation of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But what are those issues that ICN improves over the current internet? And how does it do it? Today’s internet has seen significant changes. With forecasts for 2020 predicting 50 billion […] Read more »

Open-source really could help get you a job, study finds

Experience in the open-source world is a valuable asset for technology job-seekers, and it’s getting more so over time, according to the latest Open-Source Jobs Report, which was published today by Dice and the Linux Foundation. The report, which surveyed tech hiring managers, found that nearly two-thirds were planning to increase open-source hiring more than […] Read more »

Microsoft’s Solair acquisition could expand its IoT services

Microsoft dove deeper into Internet of Things technology on Tuesday with the acquisition of Solair, an Italian company that operates a cloud-based IoT platform.  According to a Microsoft blog post, Solair’s technology will be used to upgrade the company’s Azure IoT Suite, a collection of cloud services meant to help companies use the Internet of […] Read more »

Google Container Engine: Could it be evil?

Google Container Engine is finally out of beta. The search-engine-cum-advertising-broker is also all about that containerization. But is Google’s use of open-source projects such as Docker and Kubernetes entirely unselfish? Or will proprietary Google “enhancements” lock you in? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers float away, dreaming of simple devops. Not to mention: This airline doesn’t understand […] Read more »