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.

03/14/2017

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...

03/09/2017

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.

03/07/2017

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...

03/02/2017

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...

03/01/2017

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.

02/28/2017

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.

02/21/2017

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...

02/15/2017

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...

02/09/2017

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.

01/23/2017

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...

01/19/2017

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.

01/10/2017

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.

01/06/2017

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.

01/05/2017

Predicting the end of cloud computing

Predicting the end of cloud computing

Andreessen Horowitz VC Peter Levine believes that the increased computing power of Internet of Things devices, combined with ever-increasingly accurate machine learning technologies, will largely replace the infrastructure as a...

12/22/2016

IBM releases GA of OpenWhisk – its serverless computing platform

IBM releases GA of OpenWhisk – its serverless computing platform

Serverless computing is one of the most discussed emerging technologies in the IaaS public cloud market, so IBM making its flagship serverless product generally available marks a milestone for the technology.

12/14/2016

Just how slow is government IT?

Just how slow is government IT?

Almost all of the 300 federal government workers who responded to a recent survey by application performance management vendor Riverbed said slow IT issues impact their jobs.

12/13/2016

Verizon sells its data centers to Equinix for $3.6B

Verizon sells its data centers to Equinix for $3.6B

Verizon has sold off its U.S. data cetners to Equinix in a $3.6B deal one month after fellow teleco CenturyLink offloaded its data centers to a private equity group for more than $2B.

12/06/2016

Why Amazon’s new machine learning tools are so important

Why Amazon’s new machine learning tools are so important

Amazon Web Services announced three new machine learning products this week at re:Invent. In doing so, the company is making this technology accessible to everyday developers who are familiar with the company’s cloud platform.

12/01/2016

Amazon cloud chief says partners should focus all on AWS

Amazon cloud chief says partners should focus all on AWS

On the first day of the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amzon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy encouragd partners to go all in on Amazon's cloud, noting that AWS will direct business to vendors who have done so.

11/29/2016

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