The 20 Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors Of The 2018 Cloud 100

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Jelastic made a name for itself with a highly scalable platform for deploying applications written in Java. The product now spans several popular languages, database solutions, and facilitates deploying monolithic legacy applications as well as cloud-native ones implemented with Docker containers. The company coined the term "Platform-as-Infrastructure."


Public cloud computing vendors: A look at strengths, weaknesses, big picture

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Public cloud vendors are establishing unique characteristics that indicate the market won't be a zero-sum game that'll support multiple players. Cowen & Co. conducted a survey of 314 public cloud customers and found Amazon Web Services is the top dog with Microsoft Azure a strong No. 2. Meanwhile, IBM and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), which is grabbing more workloads, are above average in quality of IT support. That IT support rating could be a weapon against AWS, which had support rated as a weakness. According to Cowen those ratings by factor indicate that companies are going to mix and match providers. The big takeaway is that the public cloud market won't have one clear winner.


CES 2019: The battle between the edge and the cloud

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Cloud computing is insatiably gobbling up more of the backend services that power businesses. But, some companies have apps with privacy, security, and regulatory demands that preclude the cloud. Here's how to find the right mix of public cloud and private cloud. I'm a fan of CES, and have attended regularly for over a decade. I especially like to focus on the young companies who, sometimes, promise to disrupt the market.


Daily AI Roundup: The Coolest Things on Earth Today

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Cohesity announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Cohesity as one of its 100 Coolest Cloud Companies of 2020. This annual list recognizes the premier cloud technology suppliers in five key categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage, and software. Knowing how past events hosted by Zendesk have played out, it's not too hard to imagine that Zendesk Relate 2020 is one of the most-awaited Customer Experience (CX) events to kick off in 2020! LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, will gather innovators from the technology and legal industries to discuss developments in artificial intelligence (AI), legal analytics, and data-driven practices during Legalweek New York.


Cloud computing: Companies lagging on multi-cloud plans

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Only a small minority of European organisations have made much progress in creating a strategy to deal with juggling multiple cloud computing vendors. While some companies are standardising on one cloud computing provider, more are finding that their developers and business units are demanding access to services from different vendors, while other buyers of cloud services are worried about lock-in. Spending on public cloud computing services will grow by nearly a quarter this year, but more of that spending is going to a small number of vendors, adding to fears that these vendors will wield undue influence. Tech analyst IDC said while nearly all businesses will be using cloud services from different suppliers, few companies are able to benchmark those services, compare prices or choose the right service based on workload requirements. Building effective multi-cloud strategies requires companies to identify which workloads are suitable for the public cloud and which are better run in a private cloud, said IDC.