Cloud Computing

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Google Cloud Platform services guide: The right tools for the job

Here are the most common uses for the cloud and which Google Cloud Platform (GCP) components you need for them

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The cloud computing market is about to get a lot more competitive

There is good reason to believe the future of computing looks nothing like the present

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The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business

The business community is now seeing directly how the cloud is transformative for business, not something simply for technologists to use

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SaaS-ifying your enterprise application? A quick-and-dirty guide

Many enterprises see a need to SaaS-enable applications, making them into a product for customers and partners. But most have no clue about what to do

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QF2 for AWS: High-performance file storage for the cloud

Qumulo File Fabric is a modern, highly scalable file storage system that spans the data center and the public cloud

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Capacity alone won't assure good cloud performance

Will your cloud-based workload support 100,000 concurrent users? The only way to find out is through performance testing

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Oracle’s cloud bravado masks its database despair

Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear’s enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications

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What you need to know about microservices tools

Some of the tools and frameworks that can be used when implementing microservices

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Don’t worry about selecting the ‘wrong’ public cloud

The reality is that it matters much more about what you do after you pick the provider than which one you pick.

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The best workloads for containers: All of them (really!)

Moving to containers unlocks development speed and operational efficiency in a way that no other process can accomplish. It also gives developers the flexibility to move that workload around

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Technology of the Year 2018: The best hardware, software, and cloud services

InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Award winners recognize the best tools and technologies for software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning

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InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the year’s best software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning tools

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Cloud contracts: 5 must-have elements

Just a few pointers to consider when negotiating a contract with a cloud provider

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One cloud accounting dilemma will soon be fixed

New processes from the Financial Accounting Standards Board propose a reasonable way to deal with cloud computing costs

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What IT needs to know about cloud economics: costs

Cloud computing costs can accelerate for several reasons. A key question: When does the public cloud become more costly than the private? That threshold seems to be dropping

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Tech Talk: Where blockchain's going this year

Blockchain has moved away from its cryptocurrency roots and is now being eyed as a platform for everything from global shipping to P2P cloud storage to real estate. Our Tech Talk panel looks at where it's going in 2018.

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How likely can terrorists, nuclear attacks, or hackers take down the cloud?

A recent report estimates a huge financial cost to cloud users, which business insurance won’t cover. But is this something you really need to worry about?

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Tech Talk: The coding benefits of serverless computing

The panel talks about serverless systems, which spin up a snippet of code that runs on demand to perform a business operation. It's a step toward a more developer-friendly approach to code development.

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