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“With today’s announcement, Salesforce will use AWS to help bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently. The company will also continue to invest in its own data centres,” said Parker Harris, on the company’s
While Salesforce would not have appeared to have suffered any serious negative impact from the outage in recent weeks, the move could be seen as a means to rebuild trust in its robustness, leaning on AWS’ brand credibility to provide assurances. The move would also give the Salesforce team options should another outage occur within its own data centres. The geographies this announcement will apply to have not been announced at the time of writing.
Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud and Analytics Cloud (amongst others) will now be available on AWS, though the move does not mean Salesforce is moving away from their own data centres. Investment will continue as this appears to be a failsafe for the business. In fact, Heroku, Marketing Cloud Social Studio, SalesforceIQ and IoT cloud already run on AWS.
“We are excited to expand our strategic relationship with Amazon as our preferred public cloud infrastructure provider,” said Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. “There is no public cloud infrastructure provider that is more sophisticated or has more robust enterprise capabilities for supporting the needs of our growing global customer base.”
Microsoft is expanding its role in the increasingly competitive cloud computing market, and adding the company’s GPUs makes its Azure cloud network …
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Apprenda, a provider of cloud software, has acquired Kismatic, a company that offers Kubernetes support to enterprise customers. With this acquisition, Apprenda has also launched a new Kubernetes distribution, along with new enterprise support subscriptions available to any company using the Kubernetes container management system.
Despite being a relatively new technology, “people are running Kubernetes to power microservices, highly trafficked Web properties, and as a foundation for appliances focused on cloud infrastructure build outs. It’s being used in both medium-sized and large enterprises alike, including many Fortune 500 companies,” said Sinclair Schuller, CEO, and co-founder of Apprenda in an email.
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Siri making a meal of your boyfriend’s name? Or is it just not getting the right amount of twang in when trying to say the name of the local cab firm? If you think Siri’s pronunciation skills leave something to be desired then you can retrain the app yourself in just a few minutes—here’s how to go about it.
The catastrophic collapse of Washington State’s Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 launched intensive research into the aerodynamics of bridge design. Now a team of South Korean scientists have identified a geometric structure that can better withstand the complicated aerodynamic forces at play—and they found their inspiration in the shape of a daffodil stem.
Microsoft is kicking up its targets for environmentally sustainable cloud computing by pledging that half of the electricity to power its data centers will …
Salesforce World Tour London – May 19, 2016 – FinancialForce, the leading cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce Platform, today announced …
At Google I/O on Wednesday, Google previewed a new feature that will soon let users use Android apps without having to have the apps installed.
There are millions of Android apps but most users don’t want to have to install each app, especially if they only use an app every once in a while. Enter, Android Instant. The feature basically lets users stream apps from the cloud and download what parts are needed as necessary.
Madrid, 18 May 2016 – Safe Computing, a Spanish cloud computing and virtualisation solutions provider, has selected the London Data Centre of …
As SAP holds its annual Sapphire Now user conference in Orlando this week, two of the leading IaaS providers are making the case for running SAP apps on their public clouds.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joined SAP CEO Bill McDermott during the Sapphire keynotes on Tuesday to announce a
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Following his trip to China after investing $ 1 billion in ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing, Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly scheduled to visit India and meet the country’s prime minister Narendra Modi. While Apple is gearing up to launch its own retail spaces in India, it’s been blocked from selling refurbished devices in the country. Apple declined to comment on Cook’s travel plans – so they certainly would have a lot to talk about. In addition, Chinese hardware giant Foxconn, which is contracted to assemble iPhones, is slated to open a manufacturing facility there, but has delayed its plans over due…
Google I/O is two days away, but there have been very few rumors about what we may get from this year’s event. Nobody seems to have much of a clue as to what will happen, which is either Google playing its cards close to the chest, or having a bad hand. Still, we’re hopeful that Google will somehow delight us. Here’s what team TNW is looking for. Project Tango Bryan Clark: At CES, Google and Lenovo teamed up to announce its first consumer device with Project Tango, a smartphone. Project Tango, if you’re unfamiliar is next-gen 3D mapping technology that…
Ford Motors‘ announced recently that it had invested $ 182 million in Pivotal, a cloud based software company, to further strengthen its software abilities. This investment is part of the company’s initiatives to expand into an auto and mobility company. Ford is already into a partnership with Pivotal and the two companies are working on several projects for the mobility segment of Ford. The current investment is aimed towards an expansion in the use of advanced software development methodologies, analytics tools and Pivotal’s cloud platform throughout Ford’s Product Development and IT teams. Earlier this year, Ford had announced the launch of “Ford Pass” a part of its “Ford Smart Mobility” initiative which was the beginning of Ford’s transition into an auto and mobility company. The investment in Pivotal will strengthen the existing relationship and fit well in Ford’s overall transformation strategy.
To support the cloud computing era and innovative new business models, the Enterprise Business Group also provides cloud computing-based data …
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It’s the height of rush hour and all the freeways are clogged but you still have to visit a client across town. You enter the destination into you GPS but you navigation app sends you into the worst of the gridlock where you spend the next hour edging your way down an on-ramp. Sound familiar? That’s also the same situation facing us when we log onto the internet. Despite massive technological advances since the days of dial up, we’re still grappling with slow page response, timeouts, and networking delays. So why does the internet still suck in 2016? Web page latency…
Using more than one cloud has its benefits, but can also get expensive. To manage costs, examine your providers’ data access charges, as well as your application design.
In the near future, every inanimate object we interact with may not only have the ability to see, but could also improve our lives. In order for this visibility to happen, objects will need the assistance of visual sensors and cameras. Though hotly debated in privacy sectors, experts agree that dozens of tiny cameras and eventually nano cameras will soon be built into objects, providing devices the ability to see from every angle and in real time. As Serge Belongie, Professor of Computer Vision at Cornell Tech points out, “There may be significant barriers to social acceptance faced by always-on…
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The company’s cloud platform runs on containers, as opposed to traditional VM’s which the majority of other cloud platforms run on, which it claims will notably improve efficiency. The software used to run the Triton Cloud service is 100% open source and available for customers to use to operate in their own private data centres within a hybrid cloud model.
“Workloads are more efficient on Triton Cloud,” said Bill Fine, Vice President Product and Marketing at Joyent. “This is because Triton allows you to run containers natively, without having to pre-provision (and pay for) virtual machine hosts. The result is less waste and more cost savings for you.
“Consider our recent blueprint to run WordPress in containers. A minimum running implementation requires six g4-highcpu-128M instances and costs just over $ 13 per month. That minimal site may be perfect for a small blog or staging a larger one. Should you need to scale it, you can resize the containers without restarting them or scale horizontally with Docker-compose scale (or another scheduler of your choice).”
Joyent’s value proposition and marketing campaigns are seemingly built on the claim it is cheaper and more efficient than AWS, as it would appear the team are set on taking the fight to the incumbent industry leader. The company claim there is a notable price-performance cost advantage, more specifically, Elasticsearch clusters on Triton complete query requests 50% to 70% faster, Sharded MongoDB clusters complete tasks 100% to 150% faster and Standard primary/replica Postgres configurations up to 200% faster, in comparison to AWS.
“The cost of running on Triton is about half the cost of running on AWS,” said Fine. “With enough experimentation and determination you might be able to narrow this cost gap by more efficiently bin-packing your containers into VMs on AWS, but on Triton those efficiencies are built in and the cost and complexity of VM host clustering is removed. Each container just runs (on bare metal) with the resources you specify.”