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Cloud computing: Getting bigger but more complicated too

ZDNet

One of the fundamental concepts underpinning cloud computing is that the location of the servers and other physical infrastructure running the software and storing the data is entirely irrelevant.


Oracle announces second cloud region in South Korea

ZDNet

Oracle on Thursday announced that its second South Korean cloud region will go live in Chuncheon on May 29. The tech giant is on track to have a total of 36 cloud regions up and running by the end of the year. The latest opening follows the launch of Oracle's Seoul Cloud region in May 2019. With this launch, Oracle's Gen2 Cloud will be available in 23 locations. "Oracle's second-generation cloud has been built to provide businesses with autonomous technology and heightened security," Tom Song, Regional Managing Director of Oracle Korea, said in a statement.


Cloud computing: Now Google adds more data centers, plans its own undersea cable

ZDNet

An introduction to cloud computing from IaaS and PaaS to hybrid, public and private cloud. Google is extending its cloud computing infrastructure with the introduction of five new regions and plans to build its own undersea cable. Like other cloud infrastructure companies, Google orders its cloud computing resources into regions which are then subdivided into zones, which include one or more datacenters from which customers can run their services. It currently has 15 regions made up of 44 zones. Each region is independent of other regions and each zone is isolated from other zones in the same region.


Cloud Bursting for the World's Largest Consumer Market

Communications of the ACM

Cloud infrastructure is information technology consisting of various hardware resources and software technologies. It enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be delivered with minimal management effort, often through the Internet. Cloud infrastructure today is a critical platform for many applications, providing basic support for the development of emerging areas, including big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI). In 2016, International Data Corporation's Cloud Computing Survey reported cloud technology is becoming a staple of organization infrastructure, as 70% of organizations have at least one application in the cloud, and 56% of organizations are still identifying IT operations as candidates for cloud hosting.1 In 2017, IDC predicted that by 2021, spending on cloud infrastructure and cloud-supported hardware, software, and services would double to more than $530 billion.2


Google Cloud will launch its Los Angeles region in July

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It's no secret that Google has long planned to open a cloud region in Los Angeles. The company has long said that a second region on the U.S. West Coast was in the works, after all. What we didn't know for sure was when this new region would go live. But as Google announced today, the new Los Angeles cloud region will go live in July, making it the company's fifth region in the U.S. During an event in Los Angeles today, Google specifically positioned this region as the ideal region for the media and entertainment industry in the area.