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AWS expands cloud-based AI training portfolio, adds 2 pro certifications

June 14, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

As AWS races to deploy large language model tools across its cloud services, enterprises are focused on developing the skills needed to deploy the technology safely and productively. AI isn’t new for the enterprise, but generative AI’s natural language processing […]


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Databricks races with Snowflake to open up data catalog source code

June 12, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Just days after rival data lakehouse provider Snowflake said that it would open up the source code to its Polaris Catalog, Databricks is open sourcing its Unity Catalog offering. Databricks’ Unity Catalog, which was made generally available in June 2022 […]


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AWS offers new AI certifications

June 11, 2024

Via: CIO

With a shortage of IT workers with AI skills looming, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering two new certifications to help enterprises building AI applications on its platform to find the necessary talent. One of the certifications, AWS Certified AI […]


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Kubernetes shows the way forward for AI

June 10, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

The term “inflection point” is overused, but it certainly applies to the current state of artificial intelligence. Technology providers—and the companies that depend on them—can choose one of two roads to AI development: proprietary or open source. This dichotomy has […]


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What’s your plan for the cloud skills gap?

May 31, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Guess what? 95% of IT decision-makers say their team has been negatively impacted by the cloud skills gap. If that’s not bad enough news, by 2030, more than 85 million roles could remain vacant because there aren’t enough skilled people […]


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UK regulators sound the alarm on cloud vendor lock-in

May 31, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

As cloud has become a prime mover of enterprise modernization, regulators have scrutinized the business practices of the three largest global providers — AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud. Together, the three hyperscalers control two-thirds of the global cloud infrastructure services […]


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AT&T taps Cisco fixed 5G wireless gateways for WAN service

May 30, 2024

Via: Network World

Cisco Meraki rolled out 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) gateways, and AT&T said it will use them to offer a new service for business branch offices. The new Meraki MG cellular MG52 and MG52E gateways fill out the high-end of […]


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Faultless with serverless: Cloud best practices for optimized returns

May 30, 2024

Via: CIO

As enterprises increasingly embrace serverless computing to build event-driven, scalable applications, the need for robust architectural patterns and operational best practices has become paramount. Enterprises and SMEs, all share a common objective for their cloud infra – reduced operational workloads […]


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HPE sets timetable for leaving China as it refocuses investments

May 29, 2024

Via: Network World

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has quietly amended its timetable for divesting its stake in Chinese cloud services company H3C and announced the sale of part of its communications technology group (CTG). “Our priority is to focus on the markets most relevant […]


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Partitioning an LLM between cloud and edge

May 28, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Historically, large language models (LLMs) have required substantial computational resources. This means development and deployment are confined mainly to powerful centralized systems, such as public cloud providers. However, although many people believe that we need massive amounts of GPUs bound […]


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Regulators sound out users on cloud services competition concerns

May 24, 2024

Via: Network World

Research by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has uncovered concerns that cloud users’ established commitments with hyperscalers may limit their future cloud computing options. Public cloud infrastructure services were referred to the CMA for a market investigation by […]


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The cloud repatriation tempest in a teacup

May 24, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

The tech industry is buzzing with talk of cloud repatriation, partly due to some articles I have written here. What frustrates me about this industry is the lack of nuance. People make everything seem like drastic shifts. The last example […]


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Microsoft Build 2024: 6 takeaways for developers, data professionals

May 23, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

With AI and generative AI becoming the dominant theme for most enterprise software vendors at their annual conferences, Microsoft’s 2024 version of Build stuck to the norm. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage to summarize his keynote right at […]


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Microsoft Build 2024: Cloud infra updates include Cobalt 100-based VMs, access to Copilot in Azure

May 21, 2024

Via: Network World

At its Build 2024 event in Seattle this week, Microsoft released updates to its cloud infrastructure to bolster support for all workloads, including AI-related ones. The updates includes new Azure virtual machines (VM), a new provisioning service, and options for […]


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How to improve cloud-based generative AI performance

May 21, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

It’s Monday. You come into the office only to be met with a dozen emails from your system development teammates requesting to speak with you right away. It seems that the generative AI-enabled inventory management system you launched a week […]


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How to build a successful agile development culture – and why your business needs one

May 20, 2024

Via: CIO

To keep pace with the growing complexity of software development, organizations have spent years working to implement agile practices into their developer experience. Agile practices are a set of software development methodologies centered around the idea of iterative development, where […]


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Is generative AI bringing back private clouds?

May 17, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

According to Forrester’s Infrastructure Cloud Survey in 2023, 79% of about 1,300 enterprise cloud decision-makers surveyed said their organizations are implementing private clouds. Additionally, IDC forecasts that global spending on private, dedicated cloud services, including hosted private clouds, will hit […]


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SQL at 50: What’s next for the structured query language?

May 16, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

In May 1974, Donald Chamberlin and Raymond Boyce published a paper on SEQUEL, a structured query language that could be used to manage and sort data. After a change in title due to another company’s copyright on the word SEQUEL, […]


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Kora: A cloud-native redesign of the Apache Kafka engine

May 16, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

When we set out to rebuild the engine at the heart of our managed Apache Kafka service, we knew we needed to address several unique requirements that characterize successful cloud-native platforms. These systems must be multi-tenant from the ground up, […]


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AWS boss steps down after 15 years at Amazon

May 15, 2024

Via: Network World

The CEO of AWS, Adam Selipsky, has stepped down from his role as of May 14, ending what Amazon president and CEO Andy Jassy described as a successful three-year tenure and passing the torch to “the next generation of leadership,” […]