Sometimes it’s good to be late. That’s the argument we’ve heard from quite a few technology companies that are tardy to a particular market. They claim that their “lateness” isn’t really a detriment, but actually a positive attribute to their offering. That’s certainly the case that Oracle is making when it comes to their cloud computing product—Oracle Cloud, which ties together Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, or OCI, with their various cloud, database and application platforms. Right now, Oracle is clearly battling it out for number four with IBM and SAP, well behind Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, regardless of which market research data provider you choose to believe. Of course, with the group creating OCI primarily based in Seattle, it certainly doesn’t hurt (nor is it terribly surprising) that 90-95% of them are alumni from the Amazon AWS or the Microsoft Azure cloud computing group, … [Read more...] about Opinion: Oracle wants to make a case as cloud computing provider
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Servers, maintenance teams, specially-outfitted rooms — the cost of keeping up an onsite IT network has become cost-prohibitive for more and more companies. The alternative: push all of your hosting needs to a cloud platform that can handle it all for you. In fact, research experts at Forrester say more than 50 percent of all global enterprises now rely on a public cloud platform to drive their digital servicing. Cloud computing isn’t just a trend anymore, it’s now the norm. That creates loads of career opportunities for IT pros capable of dealing with a company’s digital requirements. You can learn how to be that expert with the Essential Cloud Computing Lifetime Bundle. Right now, it’s $18, over 90 percent off, from TNW Deals. This training pulls together four courses offering a comprehensive guide to all the knowledge and skills needed to get into the exploding cloud industry. CompTIA Cloud+ (a $125 value): Learn cloud models, virtualization, … [Read more...] about Learn how cloud computing works and how to get in on this booming job sector, for over 90% off
Like an invisible blanket, the internet floats over our heads, connecting us to everyone and everything, enabling us to immerse ourselves in a new form of reality. It’s the very roadmap of the future, where structural restrictions are made flexible, and “progress” is the word of the day. Technically, some people even call it a “cloud,” made up of signals it receives and transmits at the same time. The best thing about this cloud is that it cancels out the need for any cumbersome hardware, and makes all kind of operations functional from any device at any time.In the commercial sector, the advent of the cloud has proven to be a game-changer. The whole concept of an “office” has changed. It’s mostly virtual now, with great flexibility of time and space - all because of cloud implementation.What does this futuristic transition entail? It allows you to store, manoeuvre, and access, analyse, and backup both data and software. It also allows … [Read more...] about Top seven cloud computing challenges your business needs to consider
Video: Portrait of a modern multi-cloud datacentre Dell's public cloud company Virtustream has 1,500 employees and more than 20 datacentres and operations across 10 countries, helping enterprise customers migrate and run their applications in the cloud. ZDNet spoke to its EMEA CTO Roberto Mircoli to find out more. ZDNet: Tell me about the company. Mircoli: Virtustream is the public cloud company of Dell Technologies. It was founded in 2009 and then was acquired by EMC in 2015. When the Dell/EMC merger happened in 2017, Virtustream became part of the Dell Technologies family. Going back to 2009 when Virtustream was founded, it was initiated by five founders. It was nothing like a sexy Silicon Valley startup because the five people who started Virtustream were really senior industry veterans. Two of them are still with the company -- Rodney Rogers, now CEO, and Kevin Reid, CTO -- and came with significant experience deploying large ERP systems in the US. The core … [Read more...] about Are mission critical systems the second cloud computing wave?
Ahead of the upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, Microsoft has announced a number of new solutions, projects and AI accelerators to assist hospitals and healthcare professionals in making intelligent health a reality. Last year the company launched Healthcare NexT to accelerate healthcare innovation through the use of artificial intelligence and cloud computing. After working together with pioneers in the industry, Microsoft is bringing its research and product development in the field to healthcare providers, biotech companies and organisations so that they too can utilise AI and the cloud to innovate. Microsoft Genomics, which will be generally available on Microsoft Azure, will provide researchers and clinicians with cloud-powered genomic processing services. The company has also named ST. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the flagship partner for the launch. Through the Microsoft Azure Security and … [Read more...] about Microsoft launches new AI and Cloud Computing tools for intelligent health