Cloud Trends for 2018

Here are some cloud trends for you. 


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Amazon Web Services will sell hardware to hybrid cloud customers to run in their own data centers

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Industrial cloud platforms need to demonstrate value

    Control Engineering China: While GE seeks to sell its digital assets, cloud platform developers need to more consistently explain customer value, offer better applications, and be patient.

    GE is seeking buyers for GE Digital, which incorporates the company’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) business, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and others at the end of July 2018. Since John Flannery took over the position of CEO at GE, he has been devoted to corporate business restructuring, streamlining, and spinoffs of non-core businesses to increase cashflow.

    Other reports said GE plans to sell the electric power conversion business (Converteam) acquired in 2011. Total assets spun off in the previous year neared $20 billion. Perhaps logic behind decisions include business results from the digital business in recent years, especially in light of forecasts.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
    Microsoft and Docker announce a new joint open-source project, the Cloud Native Application Bundle, that makes packaging and running cloud-native apps easier

    Microsoft and Docker team up to make packaging and running cloud-native applications easier

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
    Microsoft open sources the Open Neural Network Exchange runtime, part of its Windows ML platform, and makes Azure Machine Learning service generally available

    Microsoft open sources the inference engine at the heart of its Windows machine-learning platform

    Following its alliance with Facebook around the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), Microsoft is open-sourcing the ONNX runtime engine for machine learning.

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    What is iPaaS? Here’s How it Will Shape Marketing in 2019

    What is iPaaS?
    iPaaS is a series of cloud-based applications and data integration tools managed by the vendor and delivered as a service.

    iPaaS platforms can automatically integrate data from a wide range of sources before harmonising the resulting datasets into a consistent and immediately workable format. No more manual data wrangling!

    Despite its ‘as a service’ label, iPaaS platforms do not run exclusively in the cloud. They are also used to integrate cloud/SaaS applications to on-premise systems.

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    AWS wants to rule the world

    AWS, once a nice little side hustle for Amazon’s e-commerce business, has grown over the years into a behemoth that’s on a $27 billion run rate, one that’s still growing at around 45 percent a year. That’s a highly successful business by any measure

    Whether it was hardware like the new Inferentia chip and AWS Outposts, the new on-prem servers or blockchain and a base station service for satellites, if AWS saw an opportunity, they were not ceding an inch to anyone.

    Last year, AWS announced an astonishing 1,400 new features

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Suomi ei kelvannut Amazonille

    Amazon-konserniin kuuluva pilvipalveluyhtiö AWS eli Amazon Web Services on ottanut käyttöön uuden datakeskuksen Tukholmassa. Kaikkiaan kolmesta datakeskuksesta koostuva alue mahdollistaa AWS:n pohjoismaisille asiakkaille entistä nopeamman sovellusten ajamisen ja sisällön tallentamisen datakeskuksiin Ruotsiin.

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Now Open – AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region

    The AWS Region in Sweden that I promised you last year is now open and you can start using it today! The official name is Europe (Stockholm) and the API name is eu-north-1. This is our fifth region in Europe, joining the existing regions in Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Frankfurt), and Europe (Paris).

    Applications running in this 3-AZ region can use C5, C5d, D2, I3, M5, M5d, R5, R5d, and T3 instances, and can use of a long list of AWS services

    CloudFront edge locations are already operational in four cities adjacent to the new region:

    Stockholm, Sweden (3 locations)
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Helsinki, Finland
    Oslo, Norway

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The 2018 Cloud Security Spotlight Report noted that 84% of respondents claim traditional security solutions either don’t work at all or have limited functionality in the cloud. And lack of staff resources and expertise to manage cloud security is the largest barrier to cloud adoption.

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Lawsuit Complicates DoD Cloud Kerfuffle

    It’s a safe bet Amazon Web Services (AWS) will eventually win all or most of a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract. AWS already supplies cloud services to U.S. intelligence agencies, and appears to have the inside track to win DoD’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract expected to be worth $10 billion over ten years.

    The sheer size of the cloud contract and Amazon’s dominance of the public and federal cloud markets has prompted a series of pre-award protests by key cloud competitors, including IBM and Oracle. Both protests filed by the AWS rivals have been rejected by the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO): Oracle’s on the merits and IBM’s in deference to a federal court after Oracle took the unusual step of suing the Pentagon in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    AWS gives open source the middle finger

    AWS launched DocumentDB today, a new database offering that is compatible with the MongoDB API. The company describes DocumentDB as a “fast, scalable, and highly available document database that is designed to be compatible with your existing MongoDB applications and tools.” In effect, it’s a hosted drop-in replacement for MongoDB that doesn’t use any MongoDB code.

  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    M&A datacentre deals continue to grow

    Specialist datacentre operators looked to mergers and acquisitions in 2018 to meet demand

    The number of datacentre-oriented mergers and acquisitions (M&A) saw significant growth in 2018, according to Synergy Research Group.

    The big driving factor behind this rise in M&A deals is being put down to more and more enterprises looking to outsource to specialist datacentres, who in turn are seeking to expand their reach to meet the demand.

    However, despite the total value of closed deals in the year, it still fell short of the 2017 peak.

  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Monipilvisyyden edut jäävät siis helposti melko teoreettisiksi, ellei satu olemaan kansainvälinen jättiyritys. Entäpä ne haittapuolet?

    Ensinnäkin monipilvisyydessä maksaa useamman erilaisen teknologian osaamisen ylläpitäminen. Saatetaan tarvita useampi tiimi, joista yksi keskittyy yhteen pilvialustaan ja toinen toiseen. Teoriassa yksikin tiimi voi yrittää olla hyvä kaikessa, mutta päätyy todennäköisimmin geneerisiin ja pienimpiin yhteisiin nimittäjiin perustuviin ratkaisuihin.

  14. Tomi Engdahl says:, Inc.:
    Amazon Web Services announces AWS Backup, a fully-managed, centralized service for customers to back up their data across AWS services and on-premises — Centralized backup service makes it easier and more cost-effective for customers to automate backups of their data and meet business and regulatory requirements

    Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Backup

    Centralized backup service makes it easier and more cost-effective for customers to automate backups of their data and meet business and regulatory requirements


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