Tag: Microsoft

Serverless computing, where operational resource management is left to the cloud provider, has been exploding in popularity. According to Right Scale’s 2018 State of the Cloud report, it’s the fastest growing extended cloud service, at 75 percent rate year over year. That growth has led to more curiosity and use of serverless architectures and Function as a Service from the two biggest cloud providers, AWS and Microsoft. In this post, we’ll look at AWS Lambda and Microsoft Azure Functions architectures …

IT magazine The Register reported that there was a major flaw with Intel, AMD, ARM and POWER chips that affect virtually every single computer ever made in the past 20 years. What a way to bring in the new year, eh? There are two flaws: One is called Spectre, and the other is Meltdown. Meltdown primarily affects Intel and ARM chips, where bad actors can get the CPU to reveal application information from the machine kernel, such as passwords. The good …

What is business intelligence?

Posted on September 5, 2017 by

According to Gartner, global revenue in the business intelligence market is forecast to reach 18.3 billion in 2017, and grow to 22.8 billion by the end of 2020. Let’s review what business intelligence is and why it’s important. Business intelligence is defined as analyzing data using a technology-driven process to help companies make more actionable decisions. Some people use business analytics to mean the same idea as BI, while others think of business analytics as part of a larger family, …

What is Azure Stack?

Posted on August 3, 2017 by

After introducing it in 2015, Microsoft recently announced its Azure Stack platform is ready for customer purchase. Why is there so much buzz around this platform, and what does it mean for the enterprise customer? There is a lot of interest around Azure Stack, and for good reason. Essentially, it offers the same functionality, performance and security that they offer in the public cloud, but with the added bonus of running it in your own data center. This gives you …

In the 5/3/10 InformationWeek article “Microsoft’s Cloud Plan: What’s In It For You?” by Chris Murphy, he says that Microsoft is all in. The article suggests they are actually trying to help people do what they really will need to do for the modern time. I guess if you are a complete Microsoft shop there might just be something in it for you. However, if you are like most companies not all your apps are Microsoft based, how does that …

Data Center Journal Reports SaaS Demand is Pushing Demand for Data Center Space If SaaS or cloud computing are the solution for companies to reduce their IT requirements as well as data center space then the IT and space that is lost at the corporate level must be compensated for by the cloud or SaaS provider. This is the opportunity for many cloud and software as a service providers are now facing. Those companies that have planned for the cloud …

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