Cloud Computing

UberCloud Cites Progress in HPC Cloud Computing

Grazed from HPCWire. Author: Editorial Staff.

200 HPC cloud experiments, 80 case studies, and a ton of hands-on experience gained, that’s the harvest of four years of UberCloud HPC Experiments. This article summarizes major findings, a discussion of roadblocks and how they have been resolved, and offers three examples from the latest 2016 Compendium of HPC cloud case studies.

HPC cloud experiments demonstrate progress in HPC cloud computing

After four years and 200 cloud experiments we are now able to measure cloud computing progress, objectively. Looking back four years at our first 50 cloud experiments, 26 of them failed or didn’t finish, and the average duration of the successful ones was about three months. Four years later, in 2016, looking at our last 50 cloud experiments, none failed; and the average duration of these experiments is now just about three days...

The Next Big Innovation In Oil & Gas: Cloud Computing

Grazed from OilPrice. Author: Irina Slav.

Oil and gas is hardly the first industry that springs to mind when one mentions cloud computing. The tech that has been expanding at a breakneck pace, disrupting business models and enabling innovation across industry boards, has not really met with a lot of enthusiasm in the energy industry—at least not yet. But this may be about to change.

The silver lining of the 2014 oil price collapse is making itself increasingly obvious: energy companies have had a wake-up call: They must change the way they play the game. Enhancing operational efficiency, keeping costs low, and approaching new projects more cautiously and flexibly are among the changes we have already witnessed...

Channel Needs to Navigate the AWS Cloud With Care

Grazed from ChannelInsider. Author: Mike Vizard.

With Amazon Web Services now several times larger than rival cloud service providers combined, the presence of AWS across the channel is ubiquitous. In fact, at the recent AWS re:invent 2016 conference, the company revealed that in the last year, it has added more than 10,000 partners. Competition between partners across the AWS cloud ecosystem is already fierce.

AWS is also starting to extend its influence beyond the public cloud, and a new AWS Lambda service can run compute functions locally. At the same time, AWS is recruiting partners interested in moving workloads that previously ran VMware in a local data center environment into AWS. In addition, AWS is targeting workloads running on Oracle databases that can now run on a new Postgres database service that's compatible with existing Oracle applications...

Cloud Computing: IBM Breaks Record with 8,000-plus Patents in Calendar Year

Grazed from eWeek. Author: Chris Preimesberger.

New-generation companies aren't the only ones bringing IT innovation into the marketplace. IBM, the granddaddy of all IT companies that has been in business since before World War I (1911), continues to be quietly inventive and probably doesn't get enough credit for its own innovations.

Big Blue revealed Jan. 9 that it broke the U.S. corporate patent record in 2016 with 8,088 patents granted to its inventors in a single calendar year. This marks the first time any company or organization has earned more than 8,000 patents in one year, and it is the 24th consecutive year that IBM has been No. 1 on the list...

That was the year that was: 2016 in cloud - and what’s on the horizon for 2017

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Editorial Staff.

2016 was an interesting year in cloud computing. For the European market, data protection regulation came into force, while many of the major cloud providers began to move their operations into and build data centres in Europe, from AWS, to Microsoft, to IBM. Regarding acquisitions, Oracle bought NetSuite, Microsoft bought LinkedIn and Samsung acquired Joyent, while in terms of trends, DevOps, containers and security continued to be the primary talking points. Here is our short review of the main stories from the more than 400 that went live on CloudTech last year:

2016 in review

AWS celebrates its 10th birthday. On March 14 2006, a press release went out on the wire from Amazon announcing “a simple storage service that offers software developers a highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure at very low costs.” Thus AWS was born, and a decade on the company enjoys significant market share leadership in the IaaS space...

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The Data Warehouse Has Failed, Will Cloud Computing Die Next?

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Adrian Bridgwater.

There’s a trend in IT firms. CEOs and evangelists like to try and coin the next major buzz phrase with the word ‘data’ in it. There’s big data, fast data, data analytics, data provenance, time-series data and then there are data lakes, data marts and the data warehouse. TechTarget defines the data warehouse as federated repository (either physical or logical) for all the data that an enterprise's various business systems collect.

Data warehouse, in simple English

To use a simple retail analogy, specific groups of users or jobs lead to the creation of data markets (we will call them ‘data marts’)… and in the same way that markets are fed by a central distribution and storage warehouse, individual data marts all come together to reside in a bigger data warehouse...

Planning is over - it’s time to actually move to the cloud

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: David Linthicum.

It’s a new year. We'll soon have a new president in the White House, tax returns due in four months, and a bunch of resolutions that we'll have failed to keep by February. But there is one more thing to do. Most enterprises have spent the last few years determining the what of cloud computing: What is it? What does it do for you? What does it cost?

By what dates do your applications need to be in the cloud? They're all good questions to answer, but now in 2017 it’s time to get to work -- that is, to move from the what to the how. As part of that move to the how of cloud computing, enterprises need to take care of a few points in planning:...

Read more from the source @ http://www.infoworld.com/article/3152871/cloud-computing/planning-is-over-its-time-to-actually-move-to-the-cloud.html

Cloud Computing: What It Takes to Connect

Grazed from MMSOnline. Author: James Brown.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is no longer only a promise. With common data definitions for metalcutting machines specified in the MTConnect standard, we now have a way to easily collect large amounts of data regardless of the machine manufacturer. Development of the IIoT brings with it new requirements to control, monitor and analyze these massive amounts of data, and convert them into actionable business intelligence in real time. So, in addition to connecting machines with a standard language, manufacturers need provisions for local computing and secure networking.

Major networking equipment suppliers are releasing hardware designed for long-term reliability in data collection and security under factory conditions. Advanced switches and other components now enable manufacturers to collect data for both local and cloud computing environments. This provides a more customizable approach to security, data storage and analysis...

Read more from the source @ http://www.mmsonline.com/columns/what-it-takes-to-connect

Cloud Computing: 7 new guides and tips for OpenStack

Grazed from OpenSource. Author: Jason Baker.

Familiarity with OpenStack is likely to continue to be one of the most in-demand job skills in the new year, both for developers and system administrators. But OpenStack is a huge area, encompassing dozens of individual projects with varying degrees of complexity. Building and keeping up your skills can be a challenge.

Fortunately, there are lots of resources out there to help you learn what you need to know. In addition to the official documentation, numerous training and certification programs, books, and other resources, there are also plenty of community-created tutorials, guides, and how-tos out there created by OpenStack developers and users who wish to share their first-hand knowledge...

Discover the cloud computing market forecast to 2020

Grazed from Whatech. Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud computing solutions are IT solutions deployed over the ICT systems. These solutions eliminate the need to install in-house hardware and software. The cost of in-house IT solutions is relatively low as compared with cloud-based solutions among most of the IT deployment models. Cloud computing solutions have been implemented in a majority of organizations, irrespective of the size of businesses.

Firms with high IT budgets are willing to spend more on flexible IT solutions and cloud computing solutions. However, a few firms still use on-premise solutions due to cloud security concerns and the resistance from the in-house IT department...

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