Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Datacenters decline as users turn to rented servers

Datacenters are declining worldwide both in numbers and square footage, according to IDC -- a remarkable change for an industry that has seen booming growth for many years.Users are consolidating...

Artificially inflated: It’s time to call BS on AI

First there was "open washing," the marketing strategy for dressing up proprietary software as open source. Next came "cloud washing," whereby datacenter-bound software products masqueraded as cloud offerings. The same...

Microsoft's new service turns FAQs into bots

Finding customer service help online can be a pain. Filtering through a knowledge base to find the right answer to your question can be an exercise...

8 technologies transforming the database

What is a database? Once upon a time, it was simple. The database was a modern Bob Cratchit putting data in tables made up of very straight columns filled with...

Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM, with help from Qualcomm

Microsoft has warmed up to Qualcomm to make a Windows 10 PC based on its ARM chip, and now the companies are bringing Windows Server OS to ARM.For the first...

10 questions to ask IDaaS vendors before you buy

Identity as a service (IDaaS), also known as identity and access management as a service, uses a cloud infrastructure for securely managing user identities and access enforcement. At its most...

How much cloud is too much cloud?

I'm often asked: Should all application workloads exist in the public cloud? The right answer is one that most people don't want to hear: It depends. It...

Google App Engine adds support for Java 8

Google has made the Java 8 runtime generally available on App Engine, the Google Cloud Platform’s development platform service. Google said the upgrade removes performance limitations Java developers have had...

Oracle bets Java EE future on REST APIs

Oracle is banking on REST and JSON to modernize Java EE for microservices and the cloud.It may seem like ages since REST stole thunder from SOAP as a mechanism for...

Good news: CIOs have stopped fighting the cloud

I call them the “folded-arm gang”: those CIOs who invite the “cloud guy” into a meeting and then push back on everything you say and do so for no good...

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