Category: Cloud

Deploying and securing containers

Containers solve the problem of getting software to run reliably when moved from one computing environment to another — say, from a developer laptop to a test environment, or from a physical machine in a data centre to a virtual machine in a public or private cloud. More and more businesses are joining the container “revolution” — the market around this technology is on track to being a $2.7 billion market by 2020.

Hybrid Cloud: Best or Worst of Both Worlds?

Vendors offering pure-cloud solutions believe that hybrid cloud only delays the inevitable full migration to the cloud, while vendors offering hybrid solutions (generally those with legacy premises-based systems) claim that it offers benefits that pure-cloud solutions can’t provide. Is hybrid cloud the best or the worst of both worlds? The answer is, “It depends.”

Connected2Fiber closes $5.3 million funding round

Cloud services company Connected2Fiber says it has closed a $5.3 million funding round. The Connected World, Connected2Fiber’s core SaaS platform, is designed to provide trusted, location-based insight and applications to network sellers and buyers. The platform automates manual sales and marketing processes, from plan to price, as well as delivers trusted location insight. Connected2Fiber says its customer base currently manages more than 225 million locations within The Connected World globally

Webinar: Connectivity for the Edge Computing Era

Edge computing is a new evolution of the processing and storage distribution trend that brings high-bandwidth and low latency access to applications closer to users and devices than ever before. As edge computing redefines the future of data centers, it must also redefine the future of network connectivity. This webinar will address which use cases will drive edge computing in the near-term, identify the primary connectivity requirements, including data rates and latency, identify the role for software automation, predict to what extent edge computing will drive 400 Gbit/s, and more.

Taking centre stage

The data centre has created demand for an infrastructure that provides greater bandwidth and higher data rates, but how has this impacted the market for optical components? Many big cloud operators have chosen to use single mode as the dominant fibre type in the data centre, so that’s creating a lot of pressure on the transceiver manufacturers

Scaling enterprise IoT solutions using edge computing and the cloud

Many people expected all the Internet of Things (IoT) to move to the cloud—and much of the consumer-connected IoT indeed lives there—but one of the key basics of designing and building enterprise-scale IoT solutions is to make a balanced use of edge and cloud computing.1 Most IoT solutions now require a mix of cloud and edge computing. Compared to cloud-only solutions, blended solutions that incorporate edge can alleviate latency, increase scalability, and enhance access to information so that better, faster decisions can be made, and enterprises can become more agile as a result.

Webinar: The Healthcare Edge: Reimagining healthcare in an Internet of Everything enabled world

The IoT allows us to do business in ways we never imagined, and the healthcare industry is no exception. The technology of tomorrow will bring about changes in the way we diagnose and administer medical care. In this presentation we will discuss the impact of IoT on healthcare providers and dive into: The impact of the IoT on healthcare providers; The growing importance of healthcare at the edge; The issues and challenges facing digital healthcare; and The opportunities and solutions for the healthcare edge.

Cloud IT infrastructure revenues rise despite spending slowdown: IDC

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, grew 11.4% year over year in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), reaching $14.5 billion. IDC also lowered its forecast for total spending on cloud IT infrastructure in 2019 to $66.9 billion – down 4.5% from last quarter’s forecast – with slower year-over-year growth of 1.6%.