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Cloud Academy Research Shows Preferences in Cloud; Emergence of Multi-Cloud

Cloud Academy, the leading digital skills development platform for enterprises, today released its November 2018 Data Report revealing trends and shifts in the cloud computing industry. The data is collected from Cloud Academy's publicly available benchmarking tools Cloud Roster and Cloud Catalog. Among the report's key findings:

IDC Launches New Cloud Primary Research Targeted to Get Inside the Minds of Cloud Buyers, Developers, and Service Providers

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International Data Corporation (IDC) has launched an end-to-end research solution that provides customers with a complete understanding of the buyers and consumers of cloud products and services across the entire cloud ecosystem.

Extending beyond how the enterprise is sourcing the cloud, this research delves into developer and service provider trends through large sample sizes that go deep in areas including customer preferences in software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and managed cloud services.

Cloud Computing: Intel sets up 3-year program with Carnegie Melon to improve IoT video analytics

Grazed from FierceWireless. Author: Monica Alleven.

Intel is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on a $4.125 million research program designed to increase their understanding of visual cloud capabilities given that the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G are going to be driving a whole lot more video experiences in the future.

Visual data is probably the single largest form of data in terms of the amount of bits allocated, and over half of all the mobile data in the world is visual data, mostly video but some images and audio. New types of experiences, such as augmented reality, virtual reality and panoramic video require new capabilities in terms of system architectures and data processing techniques...

CloudPassage, Crowd Research Partners Report Reveals Need for Cloud Security Tools, Talent

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CloudPassage, Crowd Research Partners and other cloud security vendors have released the 2017 Cloud Security Report, revealing the concerns of cyber security practitioners around cloud adoption and related security roadblocks. The report is based on the results of an online survey of over 350,000 cyber security professionals conducted by the Information Security Community on LinkedIn.

"This is feedback straight from the trenches -- illuminating the most pressing concerns of cloud adoption, management, and security," said David Appelbaum, chief marketing officer of CloudPassage. "Understanding where security practitioners see gaps in their legacy processes, practices, and tools helps us help them as they begin migrating more of their critical infrastructure to the cloud."

Key findings from the report include:

Growth in Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Will Accelerate in 2017, According to IDC

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According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments will increase by 18.2% in 2017 to reach $44.2 billion. Of this amount, the majority (61.2%) will be done by public cloud datacenters, while off-premises private cloud environments will contribute 14.6% of spending. With increasing adoption of private and hybrid cloud strategies within corporate datacenters, spending on IT infrastructure for on-premises private cloud deployments will growth at 16.6%. In comparison, spending on traditional, non-cloud, IT infrastructure will decline by 3.3% in 2017 but will still account for the largest share (57.1%) of end user spending. (Note: All figures above exclude double counting between server and storage.)

In 2017, spending on IT infrastructure for off-premises cloud deployments will experience double-digit growth across all regions in a continued strong movement toward utilization of off-premises IT resources around the world. However, the majority of 2017 end user spending (57.9%) will still be done on on-premises IT infrastructure which combines on-premises private cloud and on-premises traditional IT. In on-premises settings, all regions expect to see sustained movement toward private cloud deployments with the share of traditional, non-cloud, IT shrinking across all regions.

VMware Unveils Key Findings from Cloud Research on IT Management and Security

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VMware, Inc. today announced key findings from a cloud study conducted by Vanson Bourne on IT management. The study dove deeper into the topic explored by the recent VMware-sponsored survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and found that 69 percent of respondents to the Vanson Bourne survey agree that the management of IT has become increasingly decentralized in the past three years. Findings also revealed that IT isn't ready for this transition and it may be causing more harm to businesses than good, specifically around security, with 57 percent of respondents agreeing that decentralization has resulted in the purchasing of non-secure solutions.

Business models are being disrupted and digital transformation is critical in enabling organizations to remain innovative, competitive and agile. Cloud computing has been key to this transformation, but IT is struggling to keep up and so responsibility has shifted away from IT. Lines of business are now purchasing IT 'as a service' to drive innovation within their domains. With this decentralization comes both opportunities and challenges. While it could empower all business units to drive innovation and ease pressure on IT, it also creates numerous management, security and compliance issues.

Cloud Computing: Computing Cancer, Microsoft Uses Computer Science to Find Cure

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The Microsoft research labs, dedicated to creating solutions to problems of the computer industry, will use algorithms and computers to find a cure for cancer - the deadly challenge for humans today. According to Mircosoft, the company is conducting research in Microsoft Labs, Cambridge, UK to try and merge biology with computer science, in hopes of finding a solution for the disease.

According to corporate Vice-President in charge of the labs Jeannete Wing, "The collaboration between biologists and computer scientists is actually key to making this work." However, the tech giant found two approaches to the problem: first is taking biological processes as information processing systems where tools are developed and used to model computational processes, and second approach is using data to formulate analysis tools that may comprehend the complexity of cancer and its treatments...

Cloud Deal Tracker - Adoption of Hybrid Cloud Computing is Increasing - Research and Markets

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Cloud Deal Tracker 2014 - 2015" report to their offering.

Cloud computing is based on the concept of virtualization. Cloud computing is on-demand network access of shared computing resources. Changing business landscape and evolving technology gave rise to cloud adoption. The main characteristics of cloud computing is provision of computing capabilities without any human interaction with a service provider.

Cloud computing technology is maturing to the point of becoming a prime source of technology for military and civilian agencies, and state and local governments. Most of the large as well as small companies have adopted cloud computing or in the process of adopting it for at least some of its applications or processes. The deals in cloud deal tracker identifies leading vendors and their distinct competencies in the cloud market.

Research: The Internet of Things - hope, hype or hazard?

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How old is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Technological change being evolutionary it’s impossible to pinpoint an exact start date. The phrase was coined at the turn of the century, but for the sake of argument let’s just say that for practical purposes the IoT began 10 years ago when the ZigBee protocol for connecting smart-home devices came into being.

Rather conveniently that would make it about the same age as big data, which began (again for the sake of argument) with the arrival of Hadoop in 2005, and cloud computing (Amazon Elastic Compute cloud was released in 2006). The IoT is a superset of both cloud and big data analytics. While encompassing both, it also adds sensors, wireless communications and artificial intelligence, and as such has taken a little longer to enter the public imagination...

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Big Four Still Dominate in Q1 as Cloud Market Growth Exceeds 50%

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New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows that Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to dominate the cloud infrastructure services market with a 31% worldwide market share, dwarfing the chasing pack. The big three followers -- Microsoft, IBM and Google -- in aggregate accounted for 22% of the market, while the next 20 top-ranked cloud providers accounted for another 27%. The good news for Microsoft and Google is that they both achieved growth rates of well over 100% so they are at least slowly gaining some ground on the market leader. Outside of the big four, the next 20 cloud providers are growing at an average 41% per year, but in a market that is growing at over 50% that means that most of them are losing market share.