The case for “stepping stone” private clouds

Public cloud providers surprised a great deal of people when they came out with proprietary private clouds. (That’s where actual hardware and software support a subset of public cloud services.) I’m pretty sure...

IHS Markit: Cloud gaming earned $387 million in 2018, and could grow to $2.5...

Cloud-based gaming is starting to heat up. In a new report from market research firm IHS Markit, cloud gaming earned $387 million in 2018, and the company predicts that number will balloon to...

Identity platform provider Auth0 raises $103 million at a valuation of $1 billion

Online data breaches are on the rise, and it’s no great mystery why. In a recent survey conducted by LastPass, 59% of respondents said they reused passwords across multiple accounts and more than...

ProBeat: Microsoft and Sony deal validates Google Stadia

News broke yesterday that Sony and Microsoft are kissing in a tree, working on AI and cloud technology. The new Microsoft and Sony partnership has the two companies working on cloud-based gaming services...

What to expect from Citrix Synergy 2019

If you were to ask me exactly one year go what shape Citrix was in, I'd have answered 'promising' at the least. Towards the end of...

Cloudflare-supported BinaryAST promises dramatically faster JavaScript apps

You’re not imagining things: Some JavaScript web apps are quite slow, owing to egregiously high startup, parsing, and data transfer overhead. According to HTTPArchive, which periodically crawls popular websites and records information about...

Microsoft and Sony partner on cloud-based gaming and tech development

Despite being rivals in the gaming world, Microsoft and Sony have entered into a partnership to work on cloud technology to support game streaming and AI...

Why your cloudops staff is quitting

It’s Monday morning and you have another letter of resignation on your desk. This time from a woman who was doing performance monitoring and cloud-system tuning. Last week it was a database operations...

Microsoft unveils full-stack web templates for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft is previewing an open source extension to its Visual Studio Code editor for building full-stack web applications. Called Microsoft Web Template Studio (WebTS),  the extension is intended to make it easy to...

Google’s Live Transcribe is getting sound events and transcription saving

Google today announced new features for its speech recognition transcription tool Live Transcribe: sound events and transcription saving. The news is being shared today to line up with Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and...

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