Featured stories Why Microsoft is fighting to stop a cyber world war Can Firefox survive in a Google world? Google's Pichai says people know how much Android snoops (really?) Deal alert: Apple's HomePod speaker is $100 off for the holidays No single technology in human history has succeeded in becoming ubiquitous without first capturing the public's heart. For greater than a century, even when there were no working prototypes of a "thinking thing," the idea of a mechanical intelligence has grabbed a variable degree of hold on the public's imagination. Fifty years ago, Douglas C. Engelbart produced the first live demonstration of a working computer whose database was operated by a mouse pointer. It did not excite the imagination or capture the heart for one reason only: Very few in the general public were allowed to see the demo, or even know of its existence until surprisingly recently. Also: AWS re:Invent 2018 Postmortem: Surprise! Hybrid enters the agenda At its … [Read more...] about DeepRacer: Will Amazon’s own programmable toy car interest you in AI?
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directory We found 22 cloud services your business definitely needs to try When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we're all familiar with the usual players. But there's a huge world of opportunity and available resources beyond Google, Dropbox, Salesforce, Amazon, and Microsoft. Read More In 2007, Drew Houston, Dropbox's CEO, got sick and tired of misplacing his USB drive, so he created the first personal and small business cloud storage service. It was a radical one in its day. Today, everyone and their uncle seems to be offering cheap or free cloud storage.Also: How to sync multiple cloud storage services for free TechRepublicThat's great! Except, well, how do you choose which one is right for you? It used to be that most people decided simply on the basis of how much free storage space they got. That's simple, but it only tells part of the story.The real value from a cloud storage service comes from how well it works for you. As you'll see, some … [Read more...] about What’s the best cloud storage for you?
Featured stories 2018: The year Apple finally remembered its extreme pro users Phishing warning: If you work in this one industry you're more likely to be a target Hackers are opening SMB ports on routers so they can infect PCs with NSA malware AWS Outposts brings AWS cloud hardware on-premises Up until very recently, the Amazon AWS cloud was very much its own protected, gated community. While much of the work in modernizing the deployment of applications in the data center was being shouldered by the open source community, especially with Kubernetes, AWS seemed keen to observe the proceedings from a safe distance, from behind its fortified castle walls.Also: Pat Gelsinger: Dell a fan of VMware-AWS partnershipWednesday's joint announcement from VMware and AWS of two major commitments on data center infrastructure, those walls appear to have come a-tumblin' down. First, AWS' ambitious Outposts venture, allowing for Amazon-branded server hardware to host its cloud … [Read more...] about How Amazon and VMware are building one cloud for both platforms
In the course of a single generation, Amazon has grown from fledgling online bookseller to one of the most valuable and powerful corporations in modern history. The empire of CEO Jeff Bezos has grown so vast that critics, overseas regulators, and Washington politicians are all now wondering whether the company has become an unstoppable force, and what, if anything, is capable of reigning in its reach. A recent spat with Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) resulted in a minimum wage hike for tens of thousands of employees, but Amazon still operates largely without any meaningful checks on its power even as it aggressively expands into physical retail, the smart home, and warehouse and aviation robotics. Yet despite having a hand in so many different industries, consumers largely trust Amazon with everything from their personal information and buying habits to the literal conversations they have in their own homes. According to a study The Verge conducted in partnership with consulting firm … [Read more...] about How Amazon’s retail revolution is changing the way we shop
must read What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know from public and private cloud to software as a service An introduction to cloud computing from IaaS and PaaS to hybrid, public and private cloud. Read More Cloud vendors, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure, all offer a variety of cloud services, ranging from high-performance, SSD-based capacity, to long-latency archive storage, at prices ranging from high to relatively low. But most applications have a variety of I/O needs, from latency-sensitive metadata updates, to bandwidth sucking backups. No single cloud storage service is ideal.Application developers know this, and often perform unnatural acts in their code to overcome cloud storage deficits. Two major issues are cost/performance tradeoffs, and inelastic deployment boundaries. Cost/performance tradeoffs The storage hierarchy - in simpler times DRAM, disk, and tape - reflects the tradeoffs. Fast storage is … [Read more...] about Can cloud storage replace your onsite storage?