This augmented reality app will help you to furnish your home

This augmented reality app will help you to furnish your home

Will that new couch fit in my living room? In the old days you would have to break out a tape measure to see if furniture fits and what it would look like in the room. But thanks to advancements in augmented reality, you can now see...

03/27/17

Microsoft hit with second cloud disruption in two weeks

Microsoft hit with second cloud disruption in two weeks

A handful of hosted Microsoft services, including Office 365 SaaS apps, OneDrive cloud storage and xBox Live platforms experienced an outage on Tuesday into Wednesday, according Microsoft and services that track outages.

03/22/17

IBM’s bringing Watson to a whole bunch of new developer tools

IBM’s bringing Watson to a whole bunch of new developer tools

As IBM welcomes an estimated 20,000 developers, customers and partners to Las Vegas this week for its InterConnect conference, a running theme throughout the three-day show is providing application builders with cognitive and...

03/21/17

IBM + Red Hat = An open source hybrid cloud

IBM + Red Hat = An open source hybrid cloud

IBM Cloud and Red Hat OpenStack and storage teams are partnering to integrate their products and in doing so are creating a compelling hybrid offering for open source-minded customers.

03/20/17

Microsoft’s Azure cloud storage had a rough night

Microsoft’s Azure cloud storage had a rough night

On Wednesday night into the early morning hours of Thursday Microsoft reported that its Azure cloud customers had difficulty provisioning storage resources, including in its Eastern US region.

03/16/17

Cloud price wars are back on

Cloud price wars are back on

Last week Google announced Commited Use Discounts for its cloud. This week Amazon responded by making its cloud-based virtual machines more flexible. Cloud pricing wars are back on and vendors fight for enterprise business.

03/14/17

Network World Pi Day Challenge: How many digits of pi can you recite?

Network World Pi Day Challenge: How many digits of pi can you recite?

Happy Pi Day! Check out the video of our Network World Pi Day Challenge in which editors Brandon Butler and Keith Shaw compete to see who can recite the most digits of pi. Loser gets a pie in the face.

03/14/17

Female execs front and center at Google Cloud conference

Female execs front and center at Google Cloud conference

In an industry dominated by men, Google’s cloud conference is a refreshing change with four of eight executives showcased on the first day of the conference women. But diversity numbers show the industry still has a ways to go to even...

03/09/17

Cisco’s exam prices increase for first time in three years

Cisco’s exam prices increase for first time in three years

Cisco recently updated the pricing for its certification exams, raising them by between 10 and 20 percent.

03/07/17

Full text of Amazon’s post-mortem from its S3 cloud brownout

Full text of Amazon’s post-mortem from its S3 cloud brownout

An AWS engineer attempted to debug a small issue in Amazon's storage platform, but the command mistakenly caused a larger than expected number or systems to restart, which in turn brought down S3, other AWS services and many websites...

03/02/17

Half of the top 100 retail sites had slow load times during AWS's S3 outage, vendor finds

Yesterday Amazon Web Services had a bad day. And when AWS has a bad day, so do a lot of other sites. Vendor Apica monitored the top 100 retail website and found that more than half had 20% longer load time than normal during the...

03/01/17

Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service isn’t working

Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service isn’t working

Amazon Web Services today acknowledged that it’s Simple Storage Service (S3), one of its most widely-used cloud-based products, is experiencing increased error rates, causing some sites across the Internet to stop working.

02/28/17

Microsoft Azure now runs Kubernetes, for managing lots of containers

Microsoft Azure now runs Kubernetes, for managing lots of containers

Microsoft today announced that the open source Kubernetes container management platform is now generally available to control clusters of containers in the Azure public cloud.

02/21/17

This DARPA-backed Machine Learning program is a quick thinker

This DARPA-backed Machine Learning program is a quick thinker

Gamalon is a Cambridge, MA based startup that has received $7.7 million from DARPA to create an advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence platform that the company says is more time and computationally efficient than...

02/15/17

Microsoft blends IaaS and PaaS with new Managed Disks

Microsoft introduced a nifty new feature to its Azure public cloud this week called Managed Disks. The idea is that developers will not have to worry about provisioning storage when spinning up virtual machines. Managed Disks...

02/09/17

Containers? What are containers?

Surveys of IT users are a dime a dozen, but every once in a while one pops with a surprising statistic. Like this one: A poll of more than 300 IT works by UBM found that 8% didn’t event know what an application container is.

01/23/17

Is Oracle ready to play with the cloud big kids?

Is Oracle ready to play with the cloud big kids?

This week, at its Cloud World conference in New York, Oracle revealed additional details of its cloud offering, making its case once again to be among the big kids of the cloud market. It’s a valiant effort; but Oracle still has a...

01/19/17

Oops, this Redditor accidentally deleted his company’s DNS in Microsoft Azure’s cloud

Oops, this Redditor accidentally deleted his company’s DNS in Microsoft Azure’s cloud

One Redditor has made a mistake that you can be assured he will not make again: He deleted an entire zone of his company’s Domain Name System in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

01/10/17

Cisco, HPE led $88B enterprise infrastructure market in ’16, Synergy says

Cisco, HPE led $88B enterprise infrastructure market in ’16, Synergy says

Despite more and more companies outsourcing workloads to the public cloud, legacy technology stalwarts Cisco and HPE remain the most popular enterprise infrastructure vendors, new estimates from Synergy Research suggest.

01/06/17

This company is using Amazon Snowmobile to transfer petabytes of data to the cloud

This company is using Amazon Snowmobile to transfer petabytes of data to the cloud

DigitalGlobe has a fleet of satellites that collect images from space, which creates a lot of data. It's using the new AWS Snowmobile to transfer up to 100 Petabytes of data at a time into Amazon's cloud.

01/05/17

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