Akash Network, the World’s First Decentralized Cloud Computing Marketplace and the First DeCloud for DeFi, Develops Critical IBC Relayer for Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol

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"This ability for chains to transact and interoperate will be revolutionary for the industry" Tweet this Key features for the IBC Relayer include: API Server: An end-to-end API server that allows clients to interact with IBC chains. This feature allows the Relayer to expose an RPC server that enables a user to make common queries and use all the relayer functionality against a programmatic HTTP interface, i.e. a website. This feature will also allow for remote management of relayer nodes. Improved Client-side Validations: Improved the security and robustness of the Relayer by improving client-side validations for messages. Added Support for Client, Connection, and Channel Recycling: This feature is a crucial performance enhancement for the IBC network, and reduces the number of connections needed between different servers, improving efficiency...

This Cloud Computing Billing Expert Is Very Funny. Seriously.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — When Jeff Barr, a prominent executive at Amazon’s cloud computing division and a prodigious corporate blogger, celebrated his 60th birthday last year, Corey Quinn had a surprise for him: a music video that mocked Amazon’s business.“Jeff, can you write me a launch blog post,” sang a cartoon Amazon manager to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.” “What we’ve built is a mystery to me. But it’s vast and bespoke and its console’s a joke. But if it ships, I might make V.P.”After the video’s release, Mr. Quinn, who consults for Amazon customers to help them reduce their cloud computing bills, reveled in tweaking the tech behemoth.“The best days start with me just knowing that my planned stunts will result in at least eight internal @awscloud meetings and a crisis response plan,” he wrote on Twitter....

Cloud computing conferences in 2021 you won’t want to miss

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In 2020, countless technology conferences went digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That trend will partially carry over to this year, as many cloud vendors and analyst firms will host another round of virtual events. Meanwhile, other groups are tentatively planning to revert to in-person shows. Regardless of the format, cloud computing conferences are an important resource for IT professionals. They use these events to stay informed on the latest cloud trends, network with peers, learn about new products and see real-world case studies of different cloud technologies in action. Conferences are also an opportunity to advance in training and certification. Follow this guide to find out which cloud computing conferences are worth checking out virtually -- or in person -- in 2021. Find out when and where the top shows will be hosted, and...

Why Companies Are Shifting to Cloud Computing: Benefits, Opportunities

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By 2025, 85% of enterprises will have a cloud-first principle, according to Gartner. The cloud can have benefits like slashed IT costs, more flexibility, and increased efficiency. Cloud tools have also helped companies adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This article is a part of a series about cloud technology called At Cloud Speed. The shift to cloud computing has been one of the most significant tech trends of the past few years. While it used to be the norm for companies to own and operate their own data centers, the amount of business software running on traditional servers is set to shrink to 32% of all enterprise applications by 2022, roughly half what it was in 2019. Forrester senior analyst Tracy Woo put it bluntly:"It's well understood using...

XENDEE Microgrid Cloud Computing Platform Announced as 2021 Edison Awards Finalist for Critical Human Infrastructure

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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The XENDEE Microgrid Cloud Computing Platform has been announced as a category winner in the 2021 Edison Awards for Critical Human Infrastructure. XENDEE was selected this year from a group of more than 7,000 products and services and will be earning either the gold, silver or bronze award for their category. The award ceremony itself takes place on Thomas Edison’s birthday, April 22nd, at the Luminary Hotel in Fort Myers, Florida. “This year saw the integration of an incredible amount of new features into the XENDEE platform, both from a technical and useability standpoint,” remarked Scott Mitchell, MSCS, Chief Software Architect at XENDEE. “We are proud to receive this award and look forward to creating more of the features that can help designers and decision makers revamp Critical Human Infrastructure in...

Oracle Cloud Launches Oracle RED, a Portable Server for Edge Computing

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Oracle has introduced a new appliance, called Oracle RED, that allows organizations to take advantage of the Oracle Cloud to build and run edge data centers in remote or rugged locations. The Roving Edge Device allows enterprises and government agencies to take their applications and data in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and securely deploy them at edge locations, such as military planes, oil tankers, or a polar observatory, the company said.   Related: Data Centers and Edge Computing in 2021 and BeyondThe edge devices – part of the company’s new Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure service – are rugged, scalable, and portable servers that work even if they have intermittent internet connections or are disconnected from the internet, said Ross Brown, VP of product marketing for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. To order RED devices,...

Amazon’s Incoming CEO Jassy Ushered in Cloud Computing Boom

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Matt Day (Bloomberg) -- Incoming Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy cuts a low profile outside of the wonky world of cloud computing. But for much of the last decade he’s been arguably the most important person in the tech industry. The unit he leads, Amazon Web Services, has reshaped how companies buy technology, by simplifying computing services into their component pieces and offering them essentially for rent over the internet. The business was initially dismissed by enterprise software giants like Oracle Inc. before that company and others quickly sought to emulate elements of AWS’s strategy. Related: AWS Hybrid Cloud Strategy Evolves With EKS Anywhere, Outposts UpdatesIn the same earnings report in which Amazon said Jassy, 53, would succeed Jeff Bezos later this year, the company reported that AWS pulled in $12.7...

Assessing Cloud Computing’s Value | Automation World

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Few people in industry today haven't yet been inundated with information about the use of cloud and edge computing for collecting and analyzing the massive amounts of data generated by industrial equipment. And though cloud computing was the main focus for these applications several years ago, over the past few years, edge computing has garnered an increasing share of the discussion. The reason for this stems largely from edge computing’s advantages of keeping data on site and not having to worry about the bandwidth and cost concerns generated by transmitting and storing those massive amounts of equipment data in the cloud. Despite these benefits, cloud computing will still have a big role to play in industry's future, and not just for the biggest companies. To learn more about this, we connected with Brian Fenn, chief operating...

Microsoft earnings rise as pandemic boosts cloud computing and Xbox sales

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Microsoft reported its Azure cloud computing services grew 50 per cent, the second quarter of acceleration in a business that had begun to slow as the global pandemic benefited the software maker’s investment on working and learning from home. The company’s shares rose 5 per cent in extended trading on Tuesday after gaining about 41 per cent in 2020 as Covid-19 shifted computing to areas where the software maker has bet big. It also saw a surprise recovery in sales on the LinkedIn professional social network and navigated a chip shortage that had threaten to hold back its Xbox business. The shift to work from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated enterprises’ switch to cloud-based computing, benefiting Microsoft and...

Microsoft earnings rise as pandemic boosts cloud computing, Xbox sales

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Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Tuesday reported its Azure cloud computing services grew 50%, the second quarter of acceleration in a business that had begun to slow as the global pandemic benefited the software maker's investment on working and learning from home.The company's shares rose 5% in extended trading after gaining about 41% in 2020 as COVID-19 shifted computing to areas where the software maker has bet big. It also saw a surprise recovery in sales on the LinkedIn professional social network and navigated a chip shortage that had threaten to hold back its Xbox business.The shift to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated enterprises' switch to cloud-based computing, benefiting Microsoft and rivals such as Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) cloud unit and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google Cloud. On a conference call with investors,...