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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 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.

Cloud-native databases? Why not?

People who belong to the group of neophobia, changing or moving is nearly impossible. In term of moving database, it’s still true to computer users or even to someone seeming to be clear-headed with any change. Due to the fact that it is involved with many other documents, indeed some are relatively important. However, even the most proactive person still hesitates whether they should transfer on-premises data to another different place, cloud. A plenty of people might call this action is to take the risk not only for their computer but also their work or even their life. That’s why the question of using only cloud-native databases or databases that both the cloud and on-premises can work on is taken into account.


The fact is that there are a plenty of discussions on choosing the cloud-native (it means “cloud-only”) or on-premises/ dual cloud.  We all know that in the perspective of a user, to come to the final decision is not easy as we thought as it still involves other issues of finance as well as operational efficiency. However, if you intend to use a cloud database, read on the lowdown below on how to pick the right one.

Storing music in personal cloud platforms? Why not?

Description: Storing your music online is a great idea. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of online music storing and best places to store your music.

Personal cloud storage is no longer a stranger term for most of the Internet users. People use cloud storage to keep their applications and files safe. However, not every cloud platform can be a good place for storing music. Storing music online requires much more than just a folder to keep the music safe. Some features as the following:
  • A built-in music player so that you can play music online
  • A feature that allows users to download files to different devices. 
  • Support for a wide range of file formats. 
  • A feature that enables users to create playlists 
But before we get to the part of how to find a suitable cloud storage for music, the important question is whether you should upload your music online or not.

Should you store your music online?
Although storing music online is not popular and, to some cloud users, not necessary, cloud users could gain many benefits from using an online platform to keep their music. The advantages and disadvantages of using cloud storage for music will be discussed below.

7 Tips And Tricks To Store Things Online Effectively

Cloud storage features many Easter eggs that we might not notice. This article will help you unlock 7 interesting ways to store your files online.

Cloud Storage has been around for ages and it seems no one could deny its capacity and features. When it comes to cloud storage, several famous names pop up including Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and Box. Names are different, however, all of them offer standardized services which enable you to store, access and manage your files easily.

How to use cloud storage effectively?
The question is are you really sure you have mastered cloud storage? Some existing features may be waiting for your notice. Let’s see how many cool things you can do with your personal cloud storage

Save Your Gmail Attachments To The Cloud

Google Scripts allow you to automatically set up the path for your Gmail attachments to your Google Drive. All you have to do is install Save Emails – an add-on that will help you save emails and files from Gmail to Google Drive. You can also use this add-on to save pictures, videos, documents, backups or anything from Gmail to Google Drive.

Another perspective about the IoT to the cloud hosting

The world of the IoT is not as easy as we thought. Let’s take a look at our article to learn more about it and how it influences the cloud hosting.


Do you know about the IoT (Internet of Things)? How many percents can you estimate its effect on your enterprise? This technology has burst onto the scene recently and a large number of companies are about to catch onto this trend. The list of companies involved includes not only small and medium-size but also Global 2000 ones. You may be curious that why they turn by turn bring the IoT to cloud hosting. The answer is that they might not be aware of how much it can harm their system.

Why should start-ups adopt cloud hosting?

Don’t let your start-up fall behind the game. 10 reasons below will help you understand why you should adopt cloud hosting.


Nearly 2 decades after its first premiere, cloud hosting has shaped the way individuals and organizations storing and handling information and applications. In the age of cloud hosting, information, applications, software, data can be stored in a big amount and shared within connectors with security. Cloud computing allows users to access their files and data via a cloud-hosted server, which means you no longer need to keep everything on your physical computer system.

The Right Way To Pick a Cloud Database

“Choosing the cloud database is confusing you? Down below we will show you how”

Whether you just want to expand your database to the cloud or migrate entirely to the cloud or are planning for a database deployment on-site or currently running your business database on-premises, make sure to take time to consider the cloud opportunity. With a large number of cloud database solutions available, how do you know which one is the best fit for you? The points discussed in this post will help you get started!

How to choose a cloud database?  

To choose the best cloud big data platform, base your choice on some of your unique business needs and always be true to them so that you can evaluate how each platform supports your needs.
Haven’t you yet been asked to port your applications to the cloud? It doesn’t mean you won’t be. Moving on-premises data to the cloud – it is all the rage these days. While you might find it pretty simple to migrate on-premises solutions to run in the Cloud, there are a lot of differences between On-Premises and Cloud-Native data center and hosting environments. If you desire to keep the data synchronized, it can be challenging to maintain data stores on-premises and in the cloud.


Sitting in a relational database, document or key-value store, network attached storage, cache, or cold storage, cloud-native databases have both cost and performance efficiencies from using cloud-native services in a public cloud infrastructure as a service or platform as a service. Is it really necessary to explain? Performance is, and always will be, a key element when it comes to choosing a server or a database solution. So, all things considered, they should be a faster and more cost-effective option for large businesses, as well as SMEs and startups with smaller budgets. Expect to do more with less!

Why should start-ups adopt cloud hosting?

Description: Don’t let your start-up fall behind the game. 10 reasons below will help you understand why you should adopt cloud hosting.


Nearly 2 decades after its first premiere, cloud hosting has shaped the way individuals and organizations storing and handling information and applications. In the age of cloud hosting, information, applications, software, data can be stored in a big amount and shared within connectors with security. Cloud computing allows users to access their files and data via a cloud-hosted server, which means you no longer need to keep everything on your physical computer system.

Top security threats of cloud hosting for 2018

Description: The trend of using cloud hosting has created many security threats for users and organizations. Let’s look at the top potential security threats for 2018

With the advent of cloud hosting, organizations and users have witnessed an enormous change in the way information, and applications are used, stored and shared. Besides wonderful advantages of cloud hosting services, the cloud has also posed several security risks and challenges that require attention from both users and service providers. How can we protect our private data in public cloud services without knowing what challenges to face?

Cloud security concerns need to be addressed to make sufficient decisions.
Being constantly aware of cloud security concerns helps cloud users make sufficient and instant decisions to protect their data and mindmap a strategy to adopt cloud hosting service. The top security threats below will help cloud users address their problems and develop ways to avoid them. 

What Do You Need to Know about the Amazon Cloud Server?

AWS is attractive with several features to support the cloud-based platform from small businesses to medium-size enterprises. But, be sure to have a deep understanding beforehand.

Introduction 

Finding the right name about the cloud hosting service provider on the market is both easy and difficult. It is quite easy when you can list out several brands from countries to the world, but it is a little bit tough to choose the right option for your business. And today, I/we are going to introduce you one of the famous cloud hosting brand – Amazon Cloud Server. Are you “oh and ah” right now?

About the Amazon Cloud Server 

Amazon Cloud Server (AWS) is a true service provider for small and medium-sized companies; especially in the digital world, this name is a well-known brand. AWS has many products to perform which are designed to optimize the cloud-based platform.


If you want to success as a proven winner in the IaaS solution space, you can go with the AWS which starts more than $6,000 each year for 8 servers of the web application package.

Is the cloud the key to democratizing AI?

These days, AI is expected to drive worldwide revenues from nearly $8 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020, across a broad range of industries. There is no doubt that AI has changed the way we run business.


Take a case of Makoto Koike as an example. It takes his mother 8 hours each day to sort cucumbers from the family farm into different categories at the peak of the Japanese harvest. This is such a boring, time-wasting task that he finally made a decision to using automation. Makoto started off with TensorFlow, a popular open-source machine learning framework Despite not being a machine learning expert. Sorting by size, shape and other attributes, the system has an accuracy rate of around 75 %. This proved how AI could transform even the smallest family-run business sooner or later.

5 Wonderful Ways to Be Revolutionized In Database Field 2018

“Keep up with the latest trend of 2018 regarding database!”


Database has proven to be very effective and beneficial for financial Institutions around for years and few would dispute the benefits it brings to organizations that have more data stored than ever before. There’s a reason why the market size of database is predicted to almost certainly break past the $40 billion mark in 2018. It is strong, thriving, and constantly evolving.

1. Cognitive technologies – the real opportunities for business are on the rise

A powerful, open, and connected tool set to increasingly do tasks that once required humans, boost analytical capabilities, increase automation opportunities, and enhance the investment decision-making process, cognitive technologies, in the eyes of many leaders, are the most disruptive forces on the horizon.

What to consider when building a cloud hosting?

Description: Building up a cloud hosting can be a tricky question. Here are some tips for you to determine which cloud service is suitable for your business.  

Cloud computing services are no longer just an option for businesses. They actually play a vital part in the process of storing and circulating information within an organization. For those who just catch up with this technology, it could be a challenge to establish a right strategy for using the cloud system for your start-up. Below are a few tips which help you to establish your criteria and pave your way to this platform.

Consider your needs 

You should never jump into the field without prior evaluating your needs for cloud service. There are two types of cloud services: public and private clouds. And your task is to decide which cloud should suit your needs. Whether it is public, private or both of them at the same time, it is essential to list down questions and concerns that help build a map to the core problems.

Considering your needs to determine which types of clouds is best for your business.
The first three things you should put into consideration when it comes to public or private clouds are the type of stored data, types of software and the number of people using the cloud. The information you want to store in your cloud will help you determine which cloud suits you better. If there are personal, sensitive information, you’d better go for the private cloud. If not, the public cloud is enough. The same with the type of software and the number of involved people. The more people get access to the cloud, the less secure it becomes.

 
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