Google soft-launched its Google Compute Engine infrastructure-as-a-service cloud offering back in May, but it remains a niche offering compared to AWS and Azure. Will a cut in pricing and new Linux distribution options change that? More »
2014 is right around the corner. Most of us can look into our crystal balls and see that a handful of tech trends which became big in 2013 will probably get bigger next year: cloud computing, big data, the rise of tablets, the Internet of Things. Show More Summary
Google boasts of giant Compute Engine demo, boosts uptime with live migration.
For decades, applications drove IT infrastructure, turning data centers into a tangle of legacy systems. By embracing a software-defined data center built on virtualization and cloud computing, CIOs can shake off outdated IT ideas and shift their focus to innovation and generating revenue instead.
The Street this morning is debating the significance of Google’s (GOOG) slashing prices for some of its “Compute Engine” cloud computing facility by as much as 90%, a move that has had the immediate effect of pushing down shares of hosting firm Rackspace Hosting (RAX) by $2.26, or almost 6%, to $35.24. Shares of Amazon.com [...]
Although it has been in test mode for a year and already serves well-known players including Red Hat and Snapchat, Google has now officially rolled out its IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) Google Compute Engine (GCE) as a commercial service that will compete with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other platforms. Show More Summary
After an 18-month preview period, Google's Compute Engine is finally ready for prime time.
In a recent Guardian interview, EA DICE head Patrick Söderlund talked about some of the new avenues cloud computing is opening for developers and posed the question, "what if we had servers where it pulls in just things as simple asShow More Summary
After running the service in preview mode for over a year, Google is making its IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) Google Compute Engine (GCE) available as a full-fledged commercial service. The company has established a service level agreement (SLA) where it guarantees GCE to be available 99.95 percent of the time. Show More Summary
Google today announced the general availability of the Google Compute Engine, the cloud computing platform it launched in the summer of 2012. As part of the GA launch, Google also announced expanded support for new operating systems,...Show More Summary
Cloud computing has really made it’s mark on the industry. In addition to improving the agility influence on the communication and collaboration between developers and IT operations with the DevOps model cloud-technology has lowered costs, changed the enterprise, and given … Continue reading ?
Google Cloud Platform is positioning itself as a major player to help mobile developers get off the block fast. While the platform was complete in terms of its Compute Engine (IaaS), App Engine (PaaS) and cloud services (Storage, Big Query, etc), developers still had to do the work of connecting the pieces. Show More Summary
Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos appeared on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday to talk about the company's efficiencies and recent innovations. During a piece that ranged from delivering groceries to providing cloud computing to the CIA via Amazon Web Services, the most eye-catching item was something that doesn't yet exist: Drone delivery. The company is calling it Prime Air.
The advent of cloud computing has enabled many small businesses to take off. However, as small businesses grow, their data management needs multiply. While there are many open-source DevOps tools that small businesses could use for data management, such tools are often found inefficient while handling larger datasets. Show More Summary
Guest Post: Dec. 4 - 5, 2013 Redwood City, CA Tickets on Sale Now I’ve promoted cloud computing since the very early days of my career — nearly ten years. While I still have a passion for the cloud, the technology’s value …
Faltering demand for personal computers has led Symantec to shut down its Backup Exec.cloud service, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The company is pulling the plug on the cloud locker in an effort to slim down and refocus on the rapidly … Continue reading ?
By Equity Flux: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is currently in the process of executing its strategy of diverging from the PC industry into the gaming, micro server and cloud computing. Sluggish PC market growth and dominance of Intel were the main reasons behind this move. Show More Summary
By Silicon Valley Insights: As background for this article, please see my previous two Workday (WDAY) articles published July 3 and August 28. Despite the October/November correction for many of the highest-growth, higher valuation stocks,...Show More Summary
As the cloud grows and data volume increases, the largest cloud computing operators are designing entirely new systems to match.
Intuit Quickbooks and Sage Peachtree have accounting solutions for your business – that you install on your computer. However, these computer based software solutions are dinosaurs and not the best option for most businesses. This is why you will see an increase in online accounting solutions for your business. Show More Summary