Netflix Hopes To Improve Personalisation With Deep-Learning

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Netflix have used a blog post to detail how the world’s largest on-demand video provider has been experimenting with deep learning. Their methodology has involved using artificial neural networks to provide users with highly specialized content recommendations.  Researchers Alex Chen and Justin Basilico detail how they have been using Nvidia graphic processing units operating in Amazon Web

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An Antidote To Overprovisioning

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There are many situations in this world – both the virtual world of computing, and the real world, where preparedness means having more than you need. Stocking up on food, medicines, or printer paper and toner makes it easy to get things done in a timely fashion rather than having to run back out to

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The Year Of The Cloud – Without Debate

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The Year Of The Cloud – Without Debate Unlike last year, where Cloud success and expansion was greatly debated among the world of technology, this year will be the year of the Cloud and all it has to offer. With bring your own devices or BYOD’s on the rise, enhancing device security will also have massive

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Cloud Startup: How AppZero Can Help!

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Most Businesses Have Transitioned To The Cloud, But Not Everyone – AppZero Can Help! While over half of U.S. businesses currently use cloud computing in some way or another, there are still so many out there who have not yet jumped on board. It isn’t that surprising, though, considering just how complicated it can be

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Cloud Startup: Nebula One

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Cloud Startup: Nebula One Nebula One: An Operating System and Interoperability Cloud Ecosystem In One There are nebulous clouds and then there is Nebula One. The latter is a cloud startup with two bases in Seattle, Washington and Mountain View, California. The company began operations in 2011, thus giving it a few years down the

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Delivering Data Security In The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud

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Delivering Data Security in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud In the past few years, we’ve seen a drastic change in the types of security threats organizations are encountering – and where they’re confronting them. For years, hackers were motivated by a desire for fame, recognition or support for a specific cause, but now it’s

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Public Clouds Have Internal IT Beat For New Projects

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Public Clouds Have Internal IT Beat for New Projects, and It’s Slowly Killing off Enterprise IT For departments in organizations that need to get an application deployed, the fastest and most effective option is renting IT resources on a public cloud such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), rather than working with the internal IT department.

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Beyond Test & Development: What The Virtualization Era Can Teach Us

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Beyond Test & Development: What The Virtualization Era Can Teach Us About The Next Phase Of Cloud Computing The cloud revolution we are currently witnessing shares a number of parallels with the virtualization movement that empowered the enterprise datacenter over the last decade. At the core of both of these tectonic shifts were clear platform disruptions

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Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars?

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Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars? I came across an interesting survey the other day that details public cloud usage from the folks at the Everest Group. Their report provides a really great snapshot on the state of cloud adoption – both public and private. After reading the report and reflecting on the data, it

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Interview:The 8KMiles Acquisition Of FuGen Solutions

Interview: The 8KMiles Acquisition Of FuGen Solutions 8K Miles recently acquired FuGen solutions for $7.5 Million. The move signifies 8K Miles focus and interest in expanding into the Cloud IAM (Identity Access Management) and Identity federation brokerage services. What’s evident from the acquisition is the rising demand for simplified identity and access management on the

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How CloudCheckr Is Leading The Cloud Analytics Charge

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How CloudCheckr Is Leading the Cloud Analytics Charge  Over the past few years, there has been an explosive growth in cloud computing, mainly due to the cost efficiencies of its pay-as-you-go model as compared to legacy IT. However, many companies that have migrated to the cloud have done so for more than cost savings; for

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Amazon Spot On German Engineering Prowess

Amazon Spot on German Engineering Prowess as it Rolls out Cloud Development Center Germany is becoming a soft spot on which cloud technology on the course to maturity can land on, at least for Amazon, via its data arm. Just a year after acquiring one of the proud moments of its technology rollercoaster in Europe,

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Yet Another Vendor Specific Certification, AWS Rolls Out New Certification Program

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Yet Another Vendor Specific Certification, AWS Rolls Out New Certification Program The lack of specific standards to govern cloud computing, along with security concerns is often one of the reasons cited by those that put it aside in favor of traditional enterprise and datacenter applications. But industry leaders in cloud computing are starting to fill

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