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Could Cloud Computing Lag Make Driverless Cars Unsafe?

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Any gamer that has given cloud gaming a shot knows that aliens, zombies, and orcs aren't the biggest enemy they will face - lag is. It can be frustrating to attempt to block an enemy attack only to get decimated by delayed response times. 

But what if this same lag could affect you in real life? What if your car was subject to these same delays? 

In terms of changing the nature of how we interact with the internet, driverless cars are the biggest innovation since the smartphone. And they will be available sooner than you might think. According to major manufacturers like Toyota, Volvo, and Tesla, we should expect them to hit the market before 2020. Is cloud computing, in its current form, able to handle the additional load of thousands upon thousands of new "devices"? Considering the distance that data has to travel to and from driverless cars, this is a real concern. 

Rubrik Achieves Advanced Tier Technology Partner Status in AWS Partner Network

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Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, today announced it has been named an Advanced tier Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). Rubrik is a leader in defining the large, emerging market for Cloud Data Management, delivering a solution that allows companies to recover, manage, and secure data across public clouds and on-premises environments.

For cloud-native applications, Rubrik orchestrates all critical data management functions -- including backup, recovery, replication, archival, copy data management, search and analytics. As an Advanced tier Technology Partner in the APN, Rubrik demonstrates expertise in data management and disaster recovery alongside the company's commitment to deep integration with AWS, a key cloud platform for many customers. Technology Partners in the APN provide software solutions that are either hosted on or integrated with AWS.

Private Cloud Trend Brings Strong Growth to ownCloud in First Half of 2017

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With its innovative solution, ownCloud is one of the leading providers of software for secure data exchange (Enterprise File Sync & Share) and is progressively gaining market share. Today, the company announces that in the first half of 2017 order intakes have seen a steep increase of more than 65% when compared to the previous year. In German-speaking countries, growth was even significantly higher with the growth rate at over 100%. In the first half of the year, more than 100 companies signed new, many multi-year, subscription contracts for the ownCloud solution. The company sees an increasing demand for secure private cloud solutions as the main driver for this growth.  The most prominent new customers are coming mostly from the technology and financial services sectors.

"This strong and stable growth shows that the developers of ownCloud continue to do an excellent job and that our focus on data sharing in the private cloud as a secure alternative to public cloud services meets market requirements. The secret to success lies in the combination of outstanding software and a qualified, professional service. This is also reflected in an outstanding renewal rate. Over 90% of our customers are renewing their contracts with us year over year," says Tobias Gerlinger, CEO of ownCloud. "We are very pleased that we are also seeing an increasing demand in the international markets, especially in the US. This will help us to accelerate our pace of growth in the upcoming months."

 

7 Advantages of Cloud Computing for Your Business

Grazed from InfoTech. Author: Robert Best.

Cloud computing has had an historically positive effect on business technology. Since it exploded onto the scene the business world has been captivated by the Cloud. 63% of UK businesses are planning to move their entire IT estate to the cloud soon per the Cloud Industry Forum. Still a third of businesses are still not taking advantage of the cloud.

“If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.” Marc Benioff, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Salesforce, from Nerido. The Cloud is cost effective because it offers better tech at lower prices. That tech makes your business more agile and more secure...

Major factors impacting cloud security

Grazed from InformationAge. Author: Nick Ismail.

Companies that adopt cloud within their organisation can release products quicker, protect their customer data from security threats, and achieve economies of scale at a faster rate than companies with traditional IT environments. However, the shared nature of cloud computing also means that there is a real possibility that organisations could face security threats after they move to the cloud. This article will cover a few of the most common cloud security threats and explain what steps you can take to protect your business online.

Data breaches

Recent data breaches such as WannaCry and Petya have shown that the cloud isn’t completely immune to threats that traditional company networks face. Data breaches that involve sensitive company information is especially problematic for businesses, and can even lead to significant fines and lawsuits...

Read more from the source @ http://www.information-age.com/major-factors-impacting-cloud-security-123468244/

Whatchu doin' Upthere? Western Digital moves on cloud storage space

Grazed from TheRegister. Author: Editorial Staff.

Western Digital Corporation has bought Upthere, a consumer data storage startup with its own public cloud. Upthere was founded in 2011 by director Bertrand Sarlet, VP for business development Alex Kushnir, and Roger Bodamer. CEO Chris Bourdon joined Upthere as VP products in August 2012 after being Apple's senior product line manager in the Mac OS X area.

He was promoted to CEO in December 2015 when Bodamer left. Sarlet worked at Apple from 1997 to 2011, and was previously at Steve Job's NeXT. The company, based in Redwood City, CA, stores users' data – photos, videos, documents and music – in its own data centre and says this about its core technology:..

Read more from the source @ https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/29/wdc_buys_public_cloud_storage_startup/

VMware Cloud on AWS goes live, bolsters hybrid cloud security

Grazed from CBR. Author: Tom Ball.

At VMworld 2017, VMware and AWS announced the news that VMware Cloud is now available on AWS, with the original bond forged between the companies in October 2016. The VMware software-defined data center has joined AWS Cloud, enhancing customers’ abilities to run applications by breaking down barriers in cloud migration.

This move targets the enhancement of processes within enterprise IT, boosting the efficiency of processes by providing an all-encompassing environment. VMware will be in charge of this new capability in terms of its delivery and the on-demand sale of the service. Increasing interest has been noted regarding organisations across the industries looking to engage with AWS Cloud in the same way, using AWS in sync with their own offerings in a neutral environment...

Read more from the source @ http://www.cbronline.com/news/cloud/hybrid/vmware-cloud-aws-goes-live-bolsters-hybrid-cloud-security/

Cloud Computing: Exploring blockchain best fit apps across industries

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: David H Deans.

Much of the initial interest in cryptocurrencies centered around their potential as alternatives to fiat currencies. Now attention has shifted to the upside potential of open distributed ledger technologies known as blockchain. A clear indication of blockchain's increasing maturity is how the emerging fintech sector, which was once dominated by tech start-ups, is becoming crowded with leading IT platform providers -- many of whom are developing their own offerings.

The market leaders have been involved in collaborative ventures and consortia. As an example, IBM unveiled Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) for developers back in February 2016 that's based upon the Hyperledger Fabric. Meanwhile, market demand is growing rapidly across vertical industries...

Cloud Computing: AI is set to revolutionize the way we manage content

Grazed from NewsBytes. Author: Editorial Staff.

It has been an inverse relationship till now. The more the content, the harder it is to manage it. However, with artificial intelligence and machine learning, it is, perhaps, possible to tackle the content management problem head on. It is ironic, considering the fact that Content Management Systems were created to solve the enterprise content organization problem that we used to face earlier. Here's more.

Why is the change needed?

With the massive increase in the volume of data, the management of it via traditional methods becomes cumbersome and often faulty. AI and machine learning tend to give their best performance when their algorithms are handling massive amounts of data. This is being touted as the possible solution. This method may, in fact, change the way we manage content from now on...

Read more from the source @ https://www.newsbytesapp.com/timeline/Science/10202/56014/ai-will-add-value-to-archived-data

How Machine Learning Enhances The Value Of Industrial Internet of Things

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Editorial Staff.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is already revolutionizing domains such as manufacturing, automobiles and healthcare. But the real value of IIoT will be realized only when Machine Learning (ML) is applied to the sensor data. This article attempts to highlight how ML augments IIoT solutions by bringing intelligent insights.

Cloud computing has been the biggest enabler of connected devices and enterprise IoT. Cheaper storage combined with ample computing power is the key driver behind the rise of IIoT. Though it was possible to capture data from various sensors and devices, customers found it prohibitively expensive to store massive datasets...