More bad news for server-huggers: there's no stopping the momentum toward adopting serverless computing -- in which server management and capacity planning tasks are handled by a cloud provider. Half of IT executives in a recent survey, 50%, say they are already running with a serverless architecture, and 28% intend to do so within the 18 months. That's the gist of a recent survey and ebook released by The New Stack, covering the state of the art with serverless. The survey of 608 companies finds that of those serverless users, the most profound benefits include the scalability provided, along with a greater speed of development. Among current users, adoption is spreading fast across their enterprises -- 32% said more than a quarter of their organization's application workloads use serverless architectures.
After ten years of Blockchain evolution we are now approaching generation 5.0 and that generation is an interesting adoption point for HR. This article describes a new HR technology architecture that takes advantage of both the current Cloud platform and the new Blockchain platform that takes advantage of Edge technology. The current generation of HR legacy systems cannot run at the Edge to take advantage of lower costs and greater efficiency, but new digital blockchain applications can run on the Cloud or at the Edge and the immediate solution for HR tech is a cross-platform, or hybrid architecture. Blockchain 1.0 first emerged around 2009 and was all about Bitcoin, crypto currencies and the promise of massive fortunes to be made by trading in the currencies using a rarely understood technology. Blockchain 2.0 established a more business-oriented framework and allowed applications to be built on the Blockchain platform.
In my last article, I discussed the evolution of Cloud Computing technology and how Cloud has been a paradigm shift for the Digital Transformation. Cloud provides the businesses with unheralded flexibility while offering them greater versatility and inexpensive solutions for managing the IT systems, where the technological developments are happening at a phenomenal pace and dynamic than ever before.
As far and fast as cloud computing is embedding itself into the enterprise, there remain many cloud-resistant applications and services. Global cloud infrastructure spending on server, storage and networking is expected to surge 18.9 percent in 2016 even as spending on traditional data center gear fades. According to IDC, the spending on infrastructure for cloud environments will hit 38.2 billion in 2016. IDC noted that its tally excludes double counting between storage and server. Private cloud infrastructure spending will be up 11.1 percent to 13.9 billion in 2016 with public cloud delivering growth of 14.1 percent to 24.4 billion.
Software giant Oracle is all set to publicly launch its blockchain-as-a-service platform, according to a report from Bloomberg. The California-based multinational is said to be launching the platform this month, with apps based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) to follow in June, the news source states, citing Oracle's president of product development, Thomas Kurian. As reported by CoinDesk, Oracle first unveiled the enterprise-grade blockchain cloud platform in October 2017, saying at the time that it is looking at the technology as a way to extend and streamline its existing cloud services. Frank Xiong, Oracle's group vice president of Blockchain Cloud Service, said at the initial unveiling that the firm aims to attract both large and small firms, with pricing based on transaction volume. "This blockchain platform will give [customers] a platform to extend their services beyond their enterprise bundle, which means they can extend them outside to their business partners, advantage customers and so on."