Cloud Technologies

Connect with Industry Leaders within the Tech Field at AWS Summit Chicago 2017

Grazed from CrescentVale. Author: Editorial Staff.

The AWS Summit Chicago will be taking place this upcoming July 26 & 27 at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in downtown Chicago. Guests will be able to connect with individuals within the tech community to learn and network together. The event hosts a unique ‘Security Jam’ that provides a creative space for developers and engineers to explore new forms of security trends in cloud computing.

AWS Summit Chicago will host a wide range of workshops, meetings, keynotes and events to experience. Overall, everyone can learn something for AWS Summit Chicago, but they do help guide those with more work experience to different sections of the agenda...

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FCA green lights cloud technologies

Grazed from BankingTech. Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud technology has been around for years now and we are all using it in some ways. If you have an iPhone, then you are using the iCloud all day every day without even realising it. Your DropBox, your Google Drive, your Amazon account are all using cloud computing. At work, it’s your Microsoft One Drive or your Evernote application on your tablet that uses the cloud.

We are constantly connected to it and yet, in financial services, the adoption has been tremendously slow. In part, this is due to a lack of guidance from regulators, especially where cloud-based regulation technology is concerned. Finally there is forward progress. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK has taken a real step forward to embrace innovation in its recent paper looking at cloud technology, which gives firms clear guidance in the procurement and monitoring of cloud technology providers...

Cloud Computing: The hidden dangers of legacy technology and how to resolve them

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Ed Jones.

Every business has that one legacy system they can’t seem to let go of. You know you’ve got one - a relic hidden away in some dusty server room. But are you aware of the damage these outdated systems can, will and may already be having on your organisation? The damage inflicted by legacy technology can range from minor systems issues through to major events that could put your organisation out of business – and it’s important to know the hidden dangers.

Increased downtime

Outdated software runs on outdated hardware, all of which eventually leads to ever increasing downtime and continued system failures. Running systems past their operational lifespan is a recipe for disaster. These systems will increasingly overheat, crash and eventually cease to operate...

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Serverless technologies: the future of cloud

Grazed from Computing. Author: Peter Sbarski.

There's a new term that's stirring up interest and passion in the IT community. Funnily enough, it might herald the future of cloud computing, at least going by the amount of attention that major cloud vendors? -? Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM ?- ?are giving it. ‘Serverless' is the term that's causing ruckus but the awareness and understanding of serverless technologies and architectures is growing day by day.

What is serverless?

Serverless technologies are managed services that developers can use to build systems. These services can execute code, store data or perform other useful operations such as authentication. A common thread among these services is that the developer doesn't have access to the underlying infrastructure. There's no way to change hardware or update the operating system. Everything is managed and looked after by a vendor such as Amazon or Microsoft...

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Cloud Computing: Dell/EMC - Biggest Merger in IT History Approved by Shareholders

Grazed from TopTechNews. Author: Shirley Siluk.

Shareholders of EMC Corp. today overwhelmingly voted in favor of the company's planned merger with Dell Inc. -- a more than $60 billion transaction that's been described as the biggest tech deal in history. According to a preliminary tally, 98 percent of EMC shareholders who voted were in favor of the merger.

Final results are set to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission later this week. The shareholders casting votes represented about 74 percent of EMC's outstanding common stock. As part of the transaction, Dell, which ceased being a publicly traded company in 2013, must compensate EMC shareholders for taking the firm private...

Cloud Computing: Five Serverless Computing Frameworks To Watch Out For

Grazed from Forbes. Author: JanaKiram.

The rise of mobile and IoT applications is fueling the growth of serverless computing platforms. This new paradigm is based on the microservices architecture, which is revolutionizing software development and deployment. Serverless computing frameworks, when triggered by external events, invoke autonomous code snippets. These snippets are loosely coupled with each other that are essentially designed to perform one task at a time.

Serverless frameworks are responsible for orchestrating the code snippets at runtime. Think of it as an extensible, developer-friendly, IFTTT service in the cloud. This emerging cloud computing service delivery model offers many advantages to developers and administrators. It finds a middle-ground between IaaS and PaaS by offering the right level of flexibility and control...

Cloud Computing: Quarterly reporting season shows how the technology world is fundamentally changing

Grazed from ComputerWorld. Author: Ben Kepes.

Having been following the technology industry since the dawn of the cloud age (which was, after all, only a decade or so ago) I've been privy to some pretty interesting conversations. Indeed, when it comes to the adoption of cloud, Gandhi's quote springs to mind: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

I remember eight years ago or so sitting in a conference where large traditional technology vendors were busy telling people that cloud wasn't real, that it was dangerous, that no real enterprise could ever trust it. Fast forward a few years and with the increasing success of cloud vendors, the traditional organizations changed their tune and started slapping the word "cloud" on top of their existing products...

What to Expect From IoT, Cloud, Containers, Other Tech Sectors in 2016

Grazed from eWeek. Author: Chris Preimesberger.

Yes, we know: The window of opportunity—mid-December to mid-January—is closing for IT publications to publish interesting and/or thought-provoking predictions for the year ahead. We at eWEEK have published during the last several weeks a number of articles and slide shows that look back at last year and ahead to what 2016 will bring, talking about the different sectors of IT and even looking at prospects for the more distant future.

They always seem to spur imaginations. However, looking through our substantial bank of submissions, we found that there are still a few compelling ones that didn't make it into print earlier and that are thought-provoking enough to use here. Topic areas that seem to be consistent among predictors for 2016 are security issues (always), the rise of the Internet of things (IoT), the rapid increase in the deployment of container-based systems and the continued skyrocketing amount of data in general. Contributors to this eWEEK slide show include thought leaders from several industry sectors...

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Outspoken CIO Says Cloud Computing Best Option for Digital Health Care

Grazed from eWeek. Author: David Needle.

The need to move to modern computer technology including cloud computing to enable the transition to digital health care and medical records was a hot topic during a session here at the Constellation Research Connection Enterprise conference. While many new technologies offer ways for hospitals and other health care institutions to improve payment systems and streamline patients' access to their medical records, panelists said the transition is hampered by a reluctance to invest in new systems.

"The challenge is how do we catch up to and leapfrog to where consumers are today, while still trying to fix, for example, payment systems" running on aging mainframe systems, said Anne Kao, chief digital officer and CIO at MedAmerica. But as with enterprises in general, some health care providers are moving more aggressively to new technology...

Cloud Computing: How your iMessages and Amazon purchases are driving the tech megadeal frenzy

Grazed from BusinessInsider.  Author: Portia Crowe.

Storage-hardware maker Western Digital announced on Wednesday it will buy flash memory giant SanDisk for $19 billion.  It's just the latest multi-billion dollar deal in the tech industry this year, following Intel's takeover of Altera, Avago's acquisition of Broadcom, and Dell's $67 billion takeover of EMC.
What's behind many of these transactions are huge shifts in the way we capture and store data — be it cell phone data, ecommerce data, or any other computer data...