Articles about Cloud

Containerization and serverless technology grows as companies shift to digital applications

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Businesses are under increasing pressure to innovate and modernize their architectures at an unprecedented rate to remain competitive and that often means switching to new platforms.

The latest research from machine data analytics platform Sumo Logic looks at the trends and visibility into the DevSecOps tools and solutions that are being used as organizations modernize and migrate existing applications.

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Why container frameworks risk taking the focus off development [Q&A]

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Enterprises often adopt containers as a way to save money. But they can end up spending time, resources and cash building their own container management framework and in the process getting away from their core business objectives.

We spoke to Kieron Sambrook-Smith, chief commercial officer at cloud application specialist Platform.sh, to discuss why enterprises tend to lose sight of business goals in order to manage containers, and the strategies they can implement to stop distracting their developers from doing what they do best, writing code.

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Europe leads the world in cloud adoption

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Europeans have the highest cloud adoption rate in the world at 84 percent according to a new report, up by 27 percent since 2016.

The study of 20,000 organisations' use of cloud technology was carried out by cloud security company Bitglass finds that Office 365 is the most widely adopted cloud application across EMEA.

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90 percent of enterprises run or plan to run VMs in the cloud

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In a new survey released ahead of this year's VMworld, cloud protection and management company Druva reveals cloud adoption is growing for virtualized workloads, with 90 percent of respondents running, or planning to run, virtual machines in the cloud in 2018.

But the survey also highlights significant risks associated with this shift, as organizations discover that on-premises approaches to data management are outdated and no longer adequate for the cloud era.

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Bulletproof IT strategies needed as cloud, IoT adoption climb

Enterprises now acknowledge that technology drives business today. Because of this, IT departments now face plenty of challenges as business processes transition to digital. New technologies such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) are also finding more use in enterprise computing as they already have shown to be game-changing advantages for those who adopt them.

Companies are shifting more of their workloads and infrastructure to the cloud to maximize the flexibility that cloud computing provides. However, this also means that IT departments now face new challenges of managing complex hybrid infrastructures.

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SaaS solution simplifies secondary data and app management

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Increasingly businesses don't have all of their secondary data and apps in one place. Instead they are spread across multiple locations in house and in the cloud.

Storage specialist Cohesity is launching a SaaS-based management solution that empowers customers to see, manage, and take action on their secondary data and applications globally.

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New platform simplifies enterprise cloud management

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As systems move to the cloud companies are faced with increased complexity and the need for flexibility. In addition there are roadblocks including intensive data migrations, reliance on legacy systems, and security and regulatory concerns.

Information management company M-Files is launching a new information management system that enables organizations to flexibly combine cloud and on-premises deployments with a single user license and without having to lock into one model.

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WhatsApp now lets you backup to Google Drive without using any of your cloud storage quota

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Facebook and Google have struck a deal that benefits WhatsApp users. Starting later in the year, users will be able to store WhatsApp backups on Google Drive without using up any of their storage space.

The new arrangement means that WhatsApp users now essential have unlimited storage space available to them free of charge. But the company has also issued a warning that people need to take action if they want to avoid backups being deleted.

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How to backup your computer to the cloud with OneDrive folder protection

Previously only available to OneDrive for Business users, Microsoft is now rolling out OneDrive folder protection to everyone.

Also referred to as "known folder move" -- and rather copying the Backup and sync app from Google -- OneDrive folder protection makes it possible to back up your important files and folders to the cloud. Here's how to get started.

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AlgoSec launches updated security management for cloud and hybrid

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As businesses shift their systems to the cloud there is inevitably an increase in complexity that makes maintaining security more of a challenge.

Security policy management specialist AlgoSec is launching a new version of its Security Management Solution to enable policy management across clouds and software-define networks.

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Google launches Titan Security Key... that is nothing to do with Yubico

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Google now has its own hardware security keys -- the Titan Security Key. These FIDO-compatible keys include Google firmware that verifies the integrity of security keys at the hardware level. The Titan Security Key offers secure hardware-based two-factor authentication, and is available to Google Cloud customers.

The keys are similar to those offered by Yubico -- so similar, in fact, that the company has gone out of its way to stress that it is not manufacturing the devices for Google.

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Microsoft revenue pushes past $100bn, buoyed by Surface and cloud services

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Microsoft reported its Q4 earnings for the year, and the company posted extremely strong results helped in large parts by the performance of its cloud services and Surface business. The company far-exceeded analysts' predictions for this quarter, with revenue of $30.1 billion, net income of $8.8 billion and earnings per share of $1.14.

Microsoft's continued move to the cloud is paying off. Revenue in Intelligent Cloud increased by 23 percent to $9.6 billion, while Azure revenue growth rocketed by 89 percent, and Surface revenue went up by 25 percent as talk turns to the possibility of a Surface Phone.

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BetterCloud adds activity-based alerts to boost G Suite security

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SaaS management platform BetterCloud is launching a new activity-based alerts solution for Google to strengthen security for G Suite applications.

The solution enables organizations to continuously monitor event-related activity for malicious or unauthorized behavior, and automates security responses to rapidly address security risks.

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Microsoft joins forces with Walmart to take on Amazon with cloud technology

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Microsoft has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with retail giant Walmart to help "make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers around the world".

The five-year deal between the two companies will see Walmart making use of Microsoft's cloud technology solutions such as Microsoft 365 and Azure. The retailer already uses some Microsoft services, but with the new partnership this expands into cloud tools that use machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Business priorities lead to multi-cloud strategies

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A new report finds that 86 percent of businesses describe their cloud strategy as multi-cloud today, with performance and innovation rising above cost savings as the top measures of success.

In addition the report, produced by Forrester for enterprise cloud specialist Virtustream, reveals that 60 percent of enterprises are now moving or have already moved mission-critical applications to the public cloud.

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