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Cloud Security

Operationalizing CNAPP: Your key to mature cloud security

June 13, 2024

Via: CIO

More and more, we’re seeing businesses shift operations to the cloud. While the pandemic accelerated migration rates as companies sought to better support remote workers, the cloud had been gaining popularity for years thanks to its agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency […]


Cloud Security

Backup lessons learned from 10 major cloud outages

June 12, 2024

Via: Network World

I’ve always called for independent backups of everything. Whether it’s in your data center, an IaaS vendor like AWS, or a SaaS vendor like Microsoft 365, it needs independent backup. However, some people believe we should trust the cloud vendors […]


Cloud Security

A CISO game plan for cloud security

June 11, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

As businesses increasingly migrate to the cloud, chief information security officers (CISOs) face numerous critical challenges in ensuring robust cloud security. Don’t believe me? Experts highlighted this at the recent Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit. Gartner projects a significant […]


Global Cloud

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 […]


Global Cloud

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 […]


Service Models

SAP AI pact with AWS offers customers more gen AI options

May 29, 2024

Via: CIO

SAP is expanding its AI ecosystem with a partnership with AWS. Such AI partnerships are important for SAP, said Chief Technology Officer Jürgen Müller, pointing to other cooperations, for example with IBM, the chip manufacturer Nvidia and various universities. In […]


Global Cloud

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 […]


Global Cloud

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 […]


Global Cloud

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 […]


Global Cloud

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 […]


Cloud Security

DDoS attacks: Definition, examples, and techniques

May 17, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have been part of the criminal toolbox for over twenty years, and they’re only growing more prevalent and stronger. What is a DDoS attack? A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when an […]


Global Cloud

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, […]


Global Cloud

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, […]


Global Cloud

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,” […]


Global Cloud

3 secrets to deploying LLMs on cloud platforms

April 15, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

In the past two years, I’ve been involved with generative AI projects using large language models (LLMs) more than traditional systems. I’ve become nostalgic for serverless cloud computing. Their applications range from enhancing conversational AI to providing complex analytical solutions […]


Service Models

Banking’s mainframe strategies shift as boards push for AI, cloud

April 4, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

Banking CIOs have changed their view of the cloud. Rather than seeking cost savings, executives are turning to cloud for flexibility, scalability and AI capabilities, according to the report. But technical debt is complicating adoption initiatives. “Unfortunately, many of the […]


Global Cloud

Questioning cloud’s environmental impact

March 1, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

I recently participated in a documentary called “Clouded II: Does Cloud Cost the Earth?” Please watch it. It looks at the issues surrounding cloud computing, its consumption of power, and thus its potential impact on the planet. The documentary did […]


Service Models

‘Maverick’ SaaS spending by workers can waste millions: report

March 1, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is projected to grow 20.4% to total $678.8 billion in 2024, up from $563.6 billion in 2023, according to Gartner. Vertice previously reported that almost three-quarters (73%) of SaaS vendors hiked prices in […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Google Cloud adds vector support to all its database offerings

February 29, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Google Cloud on Thursday said it is adding vector support and integrating LangChain with all of its database offerings in an effort to outdo rival cloud service providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and Oracle. Cloud service providers […]


Global Cloud

AI server market: cloud giants to command 60% demand in 2024

February 29, 2024

Via: Network World

Microsoft, Google, AWS, and Meta will collectively account for over 60% of global demand for high-end AI servers in 2024, according to a report from Trendforce. Microsoft will account for 20.2% of the demand, followed by Google at 16.6%, AWS […]