IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence systems can now be used on Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, and other cloud providers through an integration with IBM Cloud Private for Data. The approach can also be used to bring Watson to private clouds or on-premise servers. Services like Watson Studio for building AI, Watson Assistant, and AI OpenScale were previously only available through IBM’s public cloud. The move was made, IBM Data and AI Group general manager Rob Thomas told VentureBeat in a phone interview, to help organizations save money and time and apply AI wherever they store their data. “What’s unique about what we’re doing and I’m not sure if people will follow suit because I don’t think it’s their strategy,” Thomas said. “We are saying we are going to use open-source Kubernetes, enable portability, and for most of the public cloud providers, portability is not in their interest, so I think … [Read more...] about IBM opens Watson AI to public and private clouds
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Cloud Access Software supports virtual machine entitlements, enabling flexible infrastructure strategies for enterprise organizations BURNABY, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 4, 2018– Teradici®, the creator of industry-leading PCoIP® technology and Cloud Access Software, today announced expanded support for multicloud environments. Users of Teradici Cloud Access Software can now manage virtual machines deployed from public clouds, private data centers or any combination of the two via a newly updated Cloud Access Manager. With the introduction of multicloud entitlements, companies can now create and manage these virtual environments on AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or via their on-premise infrastructure, benefiting from the flexibility and agility that a multicloud strategy enables. “Teradici is committed to supporting our customers and their multicloud … [Read more...] about Teradici Expands Support for Multicloud Environments; Enables Companies to Use Any Public, Private or Hybrid Clouds to Build Secure Remote Virtual Workstations
Over the past decade or so, cloud computing has evolved significantly. Ten years ago the landscape was far different as the cloud was mainly a platform limited to preserving technology-based sectors and allowing computer enthusiasts to develop and experiment with new ideas. Now however, it is a far different prospect. No longer kept behind closed doors and reserved for the few, the cloud is absolutely open for business. The platform has risen in popularity amongst more businesses for multiple reasons and to serve a huge range of sectors. So much so that Forrester research estimates that the global market for cloud computing will exceed $241 billion in 2020. Businesses embarking on a journey into the cloud however can feel overwhelmed by the vast array of options at their disposal, and it can be challenging to establish which options work best. In light of this, almost all these businesses would have asked themselves the same question: which is really better, and where does … [Read more...] about What’s next for the private cloud?
As digital transformation shakes up traditional business models, organizations of every size, in every industry, are exploring better ways to keep pace with change. Adoption of cloud computing technology has significantly increased over the last few years, promising a great opportunity for innovation amongst businesses if approached correctly, selectively and at the right pace. And the cloud model provides some compelling options to assist IT as its fiscal priorities move from cost management to cost optimization. According to IBM Cloud Managed Services Global Portfolio Manager Janice Dunstan's interview with Lynda Stadtmueller, VP of Cloud Services at Frost & Sullivan, a survey by Frost & Sullivan found 80 percent of U.S. companies are increasing use of cloud managed services as they evolve their hybrid IT strategies. There is no doubt that IT departments are under increasing pressure from the executive board to adopt new and innovative cloud models faster. … [Read more...] about What you need to know to exploit the cloud
As noted in the first article in this series, economics is a common language that can help IT defend its interests and values. It can also help technical teams clarify choices, such as whether public or private cloud resources are more costly, and at what point.But when it comes to deciding whether to operate in the cloud, what type of cloud to use and how to manage your applications, it helps to get more granular. In practice, cloud economics is driven by application types, workloads, and related operations.Classify and (maybe) migrateA typical enterprise runs a hundred or more applications. Many are old and well-embedded, and some are mission-critical. Some are baked on premises. Others are built for the cloud. A good first step to any kind of economic analysis is to audit and classify them.One simple but helpful framework is the Gartner bimodal model. Mode 1 apps (“optimized for areas that are more predictable and well-understood”) may or may not be migrated to the … [Read more...] about What IT needs to know about cloud economics: applications