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?
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Presented by Stripe Shockingly, according to the IMF and other sources, only 3 percent of GDP is online today. This metric shows the enormous opportunity ahead in the online payments space. Payments vendors like Adyen, Worldpay, Braintree, and Stripe have all found some degree of success enabling traditional retailers’ ecommerce efforts, while helping new, high-growth businesses get online and up-and-running quickly. The early days of payment processors centered around payments being a necessary, but frustrating headache — commodity gateways that cut into potential profits. However, the situation today is changing. The transition of newer payment providers using public cloud infrastructures like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure gives these vendors, and the enterprises who adopt them, new strategic options… and more secure and scalable payments to boot. According to 451 Research’s 2017 Cloud Transformation Organizational Dynamics … [Read more...] about Payments, public & private clouds: What you need to know
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2018--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2018--Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions today announced that Tata Communications, a global digital infrastructure provider, has selected Red Hat Cloud Suite, Red Hat’s broadest hybrid cloud offering, to help enhance its IZO™ Private Cloud service. By implementing Linux and Kubernetes -based Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat’s massively scalable cloud infrastructure, Tata Communications is able to offer its enterprise customers a reliable hybrid cloud experience across the globe.Today, enterprises are adopting private and hybrid cloud strategies to help address the complexity and competitive pressures created by the evolution of new technologies. Tata Communications’ IZO™ Private Cloud is an integrated cloud platform that allows enterprises to build a hybrid cloud … [Read more...] about Red Hat Helps Power Tata Communications’ IZO™ Private Cloud with OpenShift and OpenStack
GDPR seems to be forcing enterprise cloud adoption in a completely different direction. This is according to a new report by Forrester, which says private cloud adoption among EU enterprises is “growing by every possible metric”.The general perception is that enterprises looked to migrate to public clouds.Besides GDPR, other factors pushing organisations towards private clouds include the emphasis on change tolerance and exploration of common API solutions.Forrester also throws tighter budgets, avoidance of complexity and heightened developer productivity into the mix, as well.According to the report, almost two thirds (60 per cent) of respondents either implemented, or are looking into private cloud. Budgets for the solutions are also growing.More than two thirds (68 per cent) of EU-based enterprise private cloud adopters enabled self-service provisioning, as well.Finally, industry leaders want to make sure clouds, and cloud management, stays invisible to end users. … [Read more...] about GDPR and digital transformation renew European faith in private cloud
No sector better understands the importance of investing in research than the semiconductor industry, makers and designers of the tiny chips that are the brains of our digital world. As the distance between transistors on a semiconductor continues to get smaller and is measured at the nanoscale, the need for research to maintain the breakneck pace of semiconductor innovation and to unleash new, transformative chip technologies has never been greater. Research has allowed the semiconductor industry to follow Moore’s Law to levels once unimaginable, and it will continue to help chart the path forward, one pioneering step at a time. It should come as no surprise that the U.S. semiconductor industry plows about one-fifth of its revenues into R&D each year, perennially ranking first or second among all industries. Over the last half-century, that sustained and intense investment has driven advances that are dramatic and unparalleled in other sectors, producing exponentially … [Read more...] about Public-Private Partnerships Yield Big Results in Semiconductor Research