Reshape Defense Department Cloud Computing Capabilities To Operate At The 'Speed Of Relevance'

To keep pace with our times with the IT industry's efforts, the Department of Defense realizes the importance of transitioning from the classic legacy systems to a culture of performance and affordability – a new approach to managing its networking and computing need - that operates at the speed of relevance.


Adopting cloud computing to accelerate the pace that nuclear weapons systems, military organizations, and concepts of operations evolve to meet the requirements of future threats and to develop and deploy new capabilities faster to re-establish military superiority at means that cloud integration security should be concerned with.

Glassdoor’s Suggestion On The Best Cloud Computing Companies – Where You Can Find The Highest Levels Of Satisfaction At Work In 2018

Glassdoor (One Of The World’s Biggest Job and Recruiting Sites) To Partner With Cloud Investor Battery Ventures (A Global Investment Firm) for Second Year to Determine and Reveal Top Highest-Rated Private and Highest-Rated Public Cloud-Computing Companies – Where You Can Find The Highest Levels Of Satisfaction At Work In 2018.


With cloud computing on the rise, exceptional cloud growth, and cloud computing companies among the hottest in tech, the most common question among employers is “Which publicly and privately held companies are really the best to work for in 2018? You might be wondering: “Is workplaces’ culture and employee happiness in the current, ultra-competitive tech economy crucial?” Very important! The higher levels of satisfaction at work, the better results of their work will be shown.

How will cloud computing change by 2020?

In the recent years, the idea of “the cloud” and cloud computing has been actively hyped by the technology companies. We are right now familiar with cloud computing which has taken off with business applications and new innovations. However, from the technological point of view, we are still in the early era of cloud computing, and many big organizations, whether big or small, are taking just some very small steps towards accepting cloud computing.

Even though we are right now in the early days of cloud computing, where some enterprises are taking their very first, tentative steps, the “cloud,” in 2020, is expected to take center stage. Not only gaining its popularity more significantly than ever before, but it will also accelerate the capabilities of technologies like mobile and analytics. Nothing can replace its part as the enterprise’s power of cloud computing computing.

Among a lot of positive changes, the complete freedom from the “no-cloud” policy could be one of the most highly expected ones.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT)
 Do you know that six-sevenths of the new smart applications are being designed with the cloud in mind? That’s why more and more resources are expected to be seen going towards cloud development. Together with the concrete profit operation, IoT devices have long been believed to connect items into the cloud and to bring a new level of connectivity to our homes and workplaces.

Shadow Cloud Computing Gaming Service On The Go

Description: A virtual cloud computing with Windows 10 interface which allows you to stream games online and offline may sound like a fantasy. However, Shadow PC from Blade has proved that it’s not.

If you ever want to use the Windows operating system on a Mac or Overwatch on cellphones, Blade has the answer. This French cloud computing service provider has introduced its latest technology called Shadow PC in an attempt to enter the US market. Users can now enjoy full accessibility to the cloud service with the Windows 10 experience. That way, they could install their favourite software such as Photoshop, and more importantly, enhance their gaming experiences.

The introduction of Shadow PC cloud computing service from Blade has left many people in awe. 
This approach has earned Blade some credits. Since most game providers such as PlayStation Now don’t notice the importance of unlimited access for gamers, and most cloud computing providers ignore this potential area, Blade is regarded as the pioneer.

Shadow PC specifications

Shadow PC offers users what seems to be a good deal: complete access to the could service with excellent graphics, farfetched power and so on. This is a good catch for many gamers since this virtual service could be a synonym to a $2000 PC.

CIOs’ Attention: Four Trends In Cloud Computing In 2019

When the mission of CIO keeps on becoming increasingly vital to enterprises' overall objectives and goals, this catalyst for the transformation must work harder to adapt to these changing responsibilities and deliver the best IT solutions.


As the futuristic technology products are believed to be able to make the world a better place, digital business is receiving a transformation from the digital industrial economy. For that reason, the enterprise leaders’ overall objectives and goals increasingly relate to information and technology decisions. As a result, the office of the CIO (OCIO) - an executive position to expand as IT strategy of a company is expected to work harder to meet the meets of employees, customers, and partners.

Microsoft and Xiaomi to share their mutual strategic interests in AI, cloud computing, and hardware

Microsoft and Xiaomi to share their mutual strategic interests in cloud computing, AI, and hardware, with the aim of making the products and services with Mi logo better fit the global market.

In 2015, Microsoft and Xiaomi marked their very first important milestone in their long-term partnership by a deal to test Windows 10 on Xiaomi devices. One year later (September 2016), to help run other Microsoft Corp’s services on its devices, Xiaomi bought 1,500 of its patents. And this year, these two companies announced another chapter in its collaboration. To boost the chances for effective cooperation around cloud technologies, AI, and hardware products, Xiaomi and Software maker Microsoft Corp have announced an expanded strategic agreement - a Strategic Framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Windows 10 on Xiaomi Mi4
Don’t be surprised by the partnership between a U.S. company and a Chinese company on artificial intelligence. It certainly makes sense since it is an awesome collaboration between the world’s biggest multinational technology company and the fastest growing smartphone maker in the world.

Xiaomi and Software maker Microsoft Corp will work together going forward on four distinct areas listed in the MoU including natural language processing (cloud support), computer vision (laptop-type device), text input (Microsoft Cortana and Mi AI Speaker), and conversational AI (AI services collaboration).

Serverless – Welcome To A New Cloud Computing Era

Meta: Serverless cloud has been a hype recently. It is believed to change the future of enterprise apps development by significantly lowering cost and enhancing the efficiency.

Introduction

Serverless is a hot topic that attracts the attention of most cloud industry insiders recently. It is widely believed to become a major innovation in the next few years. In fact, the term “serverless” does not have a clear definition. In this article, we will go through an overview of serverless and the potential that it has to open the door to a new computing era.

Body

With the appearance of serverless cloud computing, the cloud resources are no longer distributed, just to stay idle waiting to power applications when called upon. Instead, the assets are only supplied when a specific event emerges.  In particular, when users get access to their smartphone applications, which is known as an “event”, the virtual machines in the cloud will recover and serve them with the expected information.

Let’s explore the ecosystem of serverless technologies.
Nick Rockwell, the Chief Technology Officer of the New York Times, admitted that serverless cloud computing, also known as Function-as-a-Service (FaaS), would the next breakthrough in the cloud industry. The serverless architecture allows developers to concentrate more on writing codes instead of wasting their time thinking about the servers.  Besides, he claimed that the serverless cloud made the product more scalable and reliable, it would soon become a much better and cheaper choice to make.

The problem of idle instances

When Nick Rockwell moved from Conde Nast to the newspaper, the Times had its computing infrastructure connected to Virtual Private Cloud of Amazon Web Service (AWS). This allowed businesses to connect their data to the virtual private cloud within the AWS. However, they didn’t have a Content Delivery Network (CDN), which means they couldn’t store the data in the place close to customers’ devices.

Nowadays, the Times functions on two separate clouds: the AWS for corporate applications and e-commerce platforms; Google Cloud Platform (GCP)  for consumer applications such as the NYTimes.com and smartphone app. Migrating to the cloud seems helpful, but managing it is not a simple task. The IT team of Rockwell had to measure how many AWS and GCP instances are required, how large they are and whether they need added inputs, outputs, and memory or not.   The next step is configuring the instances, patching and installing software on the operating system.  Then, the developers must strictly manage the dependencies of each application to find out the scale of each part of the apps.

Serverless is the future 

When a predicted event happens, the code for a specific function will be activated; then the server platforms will perform the required task. Customers don’t have to tell the cloud service providers how many times the functions need to be executed; they need to pay a little every time the codes are triggered. Instead of wasting with the idle instances in the cloud, Rockwell suggested that serverless can help us to multiply the efficiency up to ten times.

Developers can benefit from the high availability from Serverless: the fault tolerance are the features of serverless frameworks. So they don’t need to keep their servers to make the apps highly available. In case of unexpected node failures, the framework will immediately respawn the nodes, so it seems like there are no problems at all.

Moreover, serverless architecture offers incredibly flexible scaling. As you have no idea about the physical server, there is no need to be worried about its scalability. The application will be distributed to more resources to meet the demand of capacities.

The outstanding features of Serverless Architecture are just too good for developers to ignore.
Can serverless become the Next Big Thing in the future of cloud computing? That’s still a big question that no one can affirm. But it is predicted that 90 percent of serverless deployment will take place outside of the IT team’s infrastructure.  Cloud vendors are also looking for collaboration with famous organizations like the Times or General Electric, where CTO Chris Drumgoole has shown his ardor for the serverless cloud.

In 2014, Amazon Web Service launched AWS Lambda, their first enterprise serverless platform. There are also many offerings available from Microsoft and Google that customers can choose. At present, Rockwell is responsible for the Times’ crossword puzzle and some other applications using serverless cloud service in Google’s App Engine. And he highly appraises Google’s expertise, especially its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and the capability to manage containers.

Cloud platforms allow developers to make the right decisions over how to design and manage their products. But the approach of Google seems opinionated: choosing the architecture design options and stick to them. What’s more, Google is trying to create an ecosystem of opinionated products that work in conjunction. Though developers would prefer a wider range of choices, fewer choices can cut down on the cost of planning, designing and structuring an architecture.

Conclusion

The emergence of the term “serverless” has removed developers’ concern about the infrastructure because their software lifecycle will depend more on the cloud vendors. Enterprises are starting to invest more in serverless architecture, but it is never as easy as we’ve expected. Serverless is our future, but it would take businesses a lot of time to reach the destination.

Cloud Computing To Drones: The Desire Of Russia

An Associated Press investigation (AP) has been conducted and found that a group of cyberspies from Russia tracking the secrets of U.S military drones and some other technologies deluded the key workers to release their e-mails to the theft.

It is still not clear about what has been stolen, but this incident really showed up the weaknesses of U.S cybersecurity: the mails are not well-protected and there is little notification to the victims.


The AP also found out that these hackers, known as the Fancy Bear, had interfered the U.S election, attacked 87 people who were responsible for  military missiles, fighter jets, drones and cloud computing platforms. Many workers in both small and big organizations such as  Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Raytheon Co., and Airbus Group are the targeted victims of hackers. A few members of the Fancy Bear even worked for trading groups in US’s allied countries.

Cloud Computing Can Change The Future Of Our Societies

Meta: Cloud Computing has become more and more popular among the society, and it has such a huge impact on our future that nobody should ignore. Let’s find out here!

Introduction

Ten years ago, Cloud computing was regarded as a complex phraseology that only the industry insiders could understand and talk about it. After a decade, the popularity of AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud and multiple other providers has made the term “cloud” more familiar with Internet users all over the globe. Most of us now recognize them as an essential service for daily work and entertainment.


Though the cloud is no longer a new aspect, its true potentials haven’t been completely realized. Let’s take a look below to see how cloud computing will affect our lives in the upcoming years.

Digital Infrastructure

Our future cities, where about 6 billion people will live by 2045, will be managed by the Cloud. Parking lots and elevators, self-driving cars and trains, power plants and farms, will be much safer and of higher quality with cloud management due to its capability to store and analyze data.

Cloud Computing Wars 2018 – AWS vs. Microsoft vs. IBM

Meta: Though Amazon, Microsoft and IBM have been among the most outstanding cloud vendors for years, they will follow different strategies to reshape the market in 2018.

Introduction

For many years, three heavyweights Amazon, Microsoft and IBM are still among the biggest cloud service providers in the world. With the aim to grow up and dominate the cloud market, it is obvious that each vendor will follow different strategies that are associated with their resources and capabilities.


However, their impact will revolve around some critical initiatives which have the potential to reshape the cloud market in the upcoming years. In fact, these initiatives are the result of cloud computing evolution, which moves the cloud closer to customers and gets away from jargon bluster and technical discussions like the early beginning of the cloud marketplace. That would be a very crucial step for enterprise cloud computing companies to grow. And fortunately, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM, with the total 2017 revenue of over $16 billion, seem to do it the best with their customer-centric culture.

Change Your Business Management With Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has made a huge impact on the way we manage our data and business process. But how will it change our management in the future? Let’s take a closer look here!

Introduction

Business management is always associated with the emergence of new technologies. Over the last decade, cloud computing has grown to be the most impactful innovation that requires enterprises to keep an eye on. But many people still have the same question: how can cloud computing change the way we manage things? In general, the alteration in management is all about the way information is collected.

Organizations are changing rapidly

Since the invention of the cloud, information can travel much faster across the computing systems which are far more flexible with several aspects like virtualization, automated security patching or scaling up to handle larger workloads. This will probably lead to a more supple work structure considering the aim to create products and service that can be adjusted to satisfy customer’s needs. The key here is data collection and analysis, as well as some changes in product software.

Enterprises are on the shift to the cloud
Moreover, a potential outcome of businesses migrating to the cloud is the change in how products are designed. The IT department would have more contact and collaboration with other units such as the sales, marketing, and finance. Customer interaction might also be improved significantly. For example, Chris Jackson, the Head of Cloud Platform department at the global learning company Pearson, claimed that his IT team had involved more on product design meetings to offer some advice on how the data should be collected, instead of just launching the software and doing the maintenance work as previously.

 
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