IDG Contributor Network: Why does the interface matter? Cloud provider consoles compared

The big draw of cloud services is the fact that all resources are consumable via APIs. Providing a consistent interface that developers can access is the first step towards offloading...

Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company's ad business

Google is still an advertising company, but the tech titan’s cloud business is growing faster than its advertising revenue. That’s one of the key take-aways from the company’s first quarter...

AWS vs. Azure vs. Google: Cloud storage compared

One of the most common use cases for public IaaS cloud computing is storage and that's for good reason: Instead of buying hardware and managing it, users upload data to...

The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid in cloud migrations

I’ve heard many times that if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not making progress. If that’s true, we're seeing a lot of progress made this year in cloud migrations!Here are...

IBM adds API tools to Bluemix serverless framework

Nearly every major cloud now offers a option: AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and IBM , to name a few. APIs are for serverless, but few...

SQL-powered MapD 3.0 woos enterprise developers

MapD, the SQL database and analytics platform that uses GPU acceleration for performance  ahead of CPU-based solutions, has been updated to .The update provides a mix of high-end and mundane additions. The high-end...

Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, AI, and VR

Oracle is hiring people for a "new startup organization" inside its North America operation that will focus on key technology trends, including cloud computing, internet of things, artificial Intelligence, and...

3 signs your Kubernetes distro is built to last

It's hard to turn around these days without bumping into a Kubernetes distribution. For example, Mirantis recently buffed its OpenStack distribution to use Kubernetes as an internal component and for...

Don’t let cloud providers kick you off like United

As everyone knows, last week a United Airlines passenger was asked to deplane because the airline overbooked and needed his seat for a staff member, then was dragged off the...

OpenStack cloud deployments are up, but Intel scales back

OpenStack Foundation is upbeat about user participation in its cloud endeavor, despite a recent cutback on a related project from key sponsor Intel.According to OpenStack's ninth user survey, the open...

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