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AI won't save you from a move to cloud computing


A new survey on data center staffing sponsored by the Uptime Institute indicates the skills shortages continue, and survey participants do not expect artificial intelligence (AI) to reduce skills requirements anytime soon. About 50% of the enterprise data center managers and operators surveyed claim to have difficulty finding skilled candidates, which is up from 38% in 2018. There could be a light at the end of the tunnel: Three out of four respondents believe AI-based technology will reduce their data center staffing needs at some point. However, they feel this shift is more than five years away. Let's look at what's happening right now.

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Return of the sovereign cloud


A decade ago, I completed the first ever assessment of Australia's emerging "trusted" or private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. I followed this up with a 2010 opinion-editorial calling for improved "cloud computing regulation" in Australia as a model for global oversight of a hugely important market segment. The cloud computing market has become as critical to economic prosperity as other general purpose markets, such as power, water, and, of course, money. I'm happy to say that over the past decade, significant progress has been made on two fronts: Data security in the cloud became independently assessed. Buyers of cloud computing services now have confidence when it comes to security in the cloud through the application of information security standards such as the US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), launched in 2011, and Australia's Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP), launched in 2014.

Vault Cloud signs whole-of-NSW government cloud deal


Vault Cloud has signed a whole-of-government deal with the New South Wales government that is aimed at simplifying the procurement of cloud services for state entities. The deal will see Vault offer pre-negotiated terms and pricing for a period of five years. Vault Cloud CEO Rupert Taylor-Price said the deal marks an important next stage in delivering "transparent, ethical privacy, and security solutions with the ultimate aim of building trust with local communities". "The NSW government's cloud deal with Vault Cloud represents a commitment to the security of Australia's data," Taylor-Price said. "We are proud to be securing sensitive and private citizen data for our government."

The cloud developer's guide to Google I/O 2021


I won't spoil exactly what will be covered in this session, but you are not going to want to miss it! Our product and engineering directors will cover some exciting announcements around ML, including developer tooling for creating, understanding, and deploying models for a variety of applications. From responsible AI to TensorFlow 2.5, mobile devices, microcontrollers and beyond, you'll be the first to learn about our latest releases. You'll also hear about how to enable an end-to-end ML pipeline. Demo derbies are rich product demos in quick succession.