Emerging cloud trends so far in 2019 Abby Kearns, executive director at Cloud Foundry Foundation, tells ZDNet's Tonya Hall about surfacing cloud trends we have seen so far in 2019. Must Read: Download Forrester's Predictions 2019 guide to understand why 2019 is the year that transformation goes pragmatic. At the end of 2018, Forrester's cloud team made some bold predictions about how cloud computing would accelerate enterprise digital transformation everywhere, from the data center to the mobile device to the edge. And we were right: Enterprise demand is exploding, new cloud platform services are being launched monthly, and public cloud services are coming down to earth (well, into the corporate data center).A third of the way through 2019 (wow, really? already?), how did we do? Very well, it turns out -- the cloud ride is accelerating, faster than we predicted only three short years ago. Cloud vendor innovation pace is off the charts, and revenue is … [Read more...] about Predictions 2019 update: Cloud computing soars to new heights
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What does serverless architecture mean? Serverless architecture has been pitched to developers as a means for them to produce code more like it was done in the 1970s, and even the 60s, when everything was stitched together in a single system. But that's not a selling point that enterprises care much about. Video: What does serverless architecture mean?TL;DRServerless computing is not, despite its name, the elimination of servers from distributed applications. Serverless architecture refers to a kind of illusion, originally made for the sake of developers whose software will be hosted in the public cloud, but which extends to the way people eventually use that software. Its main objective is to make it easier for a software developer to compose code, intended to run on a cloud platform, that performs a clearly-defined job.Read also: Serverless computing, containers see triple-digit quarterly growthIf all the jobs on the cloud were, in a sense, "aware" of one another and could … [Read more...] about What serverless computing really means, and where servers enter the picture
As we head into 2019, the IT industry can expect to see some very disruptive changes throughout the new year, with domination from artificial intelligence, followed by the cloud and innovative digital platforms. As one of the key technologies, 5G will gain in importance for the implementation of Industry 4.0.The eight most Important IT trends 2019IT trends are developments in information technology, which quickly gain ground and are commonly used by many. For example, the internet is one of the most successful and lasting IT trends of the past decades. Some IT trends have a disruptive character and sometimes lead to profound social and economic changes. This includes, for example, smart phones. They in turn were triggers for new IT trends – such as data storage in the cloud. Here I have collected eight current trends for you:Trend 1: IT trends AGI and cognitive computingArtificial intelligence (AI) is a mega trend, which combines artificial general intelligence (AGI), deep … [Read more...] about IT Trends 2019 – what will stay, come and go?
Cloud-computing companies have a message for skittish investors: demand is still booming. Earnings reports from the biggest providers of internet-based computing services -- Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Alphabet Inc.'s Google -- showed that these companies are grabbing a larger share of business technology spending, defying warnings from some of their suppliers that a hot corner of the industry might be cooling off. The cloud giants entered the year facing questions about whether they could sustain their robust growth rates in an environment of uncertain global economic growth and investment. And at the start of fourth-quarter earnings season last month, investors got some worrying news from companies that sell the networking equipment and computer chips that go into the data centers that underpin the cloud. Intel Corp., Micron Technology Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc. were among those blaming lackluster results on slower spending by data-center customers.Now, investors … [Read more...] about Cloud-computing giants keep growing despite slowdown fears
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Amazon’s Sales Growth Slows, Even as Cloud Business Stays Hot Supported by ByKaren Weise Jan. 31, 2019 SEATTLE — Amazon held off stiffer competition for online shoppers during the holiday season, once again increasing its sales. But the company said on Thursday that growth slowed from its usual breakneck pace — and it came at a cost, with the company spending far more on shipping to win customers. While strong, the latest quarterly results suggested that Amazon’s retail business not only faces more competition, it is also maturing. The company reported that its revenue from retail sales and services grew 17 percent to almost $65 billion globally, while its shipping costs rose 23 percent, to $9 billion, compared with the same quarter a year ago. The company is compensating … [Read more...] about Amazon’s Sales Growth Slows, Even as Cloud Business Stays Hot