Yes, there are security ramifications to serverless computing

At least one in five organizations, 21%, have implemented serverless computing as part of their cloud-based infrastructure. That’s the finding of a recent survey of 108 IT managers conducted by Datamation. Another 39% are planning or considering serverless resources.  Photo: Joe McKendrick The question is, will serverless computing soon gain critical mass, used by a majority of enterprises? Along with this, what are the ramifications for security?  Existing on-premises systems…

May 18, 2019
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Microsoft, Sony reveal game-streaming partnership

Microsoft and Sony Corp. revealed on May 16 that they’re exploring joint development of Azure-based gaming and content-streaming services. As part of a memorandum of understanding, the two also are looking into potential collaboration involving Sony’s image sensors and Microsoft’s Azure AI technology, according to Microsoft’s announcement. “The two companies will explore the use of current Microsoft Azure datacenter-based solutions for Sony’s game and content-streaming services,” said Microsoft in a…

May 16, 2019
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Alibaba Cloud hits annual revenue run rate tops $4.4 billion

Alibaba’s cloud computing revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter was $1.15 billion, up 76 percent from a year ago, as customers spent more on new services. The results from the company highlight how it is gaining share in Asia. Alibaba said its cloud user it has more than half the A-share listed companies in China as customer. For fiscal 2019, Alibaba Cloud delivered revenue of $3.68 billion, up 84 percent…

May 15, 2019
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New Relic rolls out New Relic One, aims identify codependency of containers, microservices, cloud, apps

A screenshot of New Relic One. New Relic, which provides DevOps and application monitoring software, launched an extension to its platform called New Relic One that visualizes data and maps complex environments. The effort is part of New Relic CEO Lew Cirne’s strategy to develop a unified DevOps platform. The new features for New Relic One include monitoring for AWS Lambda, new dashboards, global search and cross-account service maps. In…

May 14, 2019
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Microsoft wants its Azure servers to be as durable as tardigrades

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is working on multiple fronts to improve resiliency of its Azure datacenters. During his “Inside Azure datacenter architecture” presentation at Build 2019 last week, Mark Russinovich, the Chief Technical Officer for Azure, outlined some of the reliability-specific areas on which the company is focusing. One of the efforts Russinovich described is known as “Project Tardigrade.” As Russinovich reminded the Build audience, a tardigrade (the microscopic animal also…

May 14, 2019
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Cloud, enterprise tech decisively exits the zero-sum era and enters a lovefest

There is so much love around cloud computing and the enterprise these days that it’s almost unbearable. I can barely handle the public displays of enterprise tech affection. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella turns up at a Red Hat conference. SAP cozies up with every public cloud computing vendor and will connect its HANA platform. Dell Technologies’ cloud strategy revolves around VMware and connecting to public cloud giants such as Amazon…

May 13, 2019
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