These three trends will shape data center technology south of the motherboard in 2020 and for years to come.
— Lees op www.datacenterknowledge.com/design/welcome-your-compact-data-driven-generator-free-data-center-future
People tend to feel gloomier when the nights draw in and cold weather descends. But altering our working hours to fit the seasons could help lift our mood
— Lees op www.wired.co.uk/article/winter-work-hours-shorter-circadian-clock
All the big tech firms secured AI talent and technology through acquisitions this year, including Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Google.
— Lees op venturebeat.com/2019/12/23/how-the-big-5-bolstered-their-ai-through-acquisitions-in-2019/
The question on whether public cloud infrastructure is cheaper than running on-premises data centers keeps coming in client inquiries. Clients realize that most of the answers produced by the industry so far are skewed by the vested interests of whoever is coming up with those answer. Public cloud providers make their offerings look significantly more cost-effective than on-premises data centers. Hardware vendors promote the opposite view. Furthermore, within organizations themselves, internal politics continues to inevitably influence the results of any attempt to produce defensible calculations.
The research states that “cloud services can initially be more expensive than running on-premises data centers. [However, it also proves that] cloud services can become cost-effective over time if organizations learn to use and operate them more efficiently.” The statement is backed by an example of workload migration for 2,500 virtual machines from an on-premises data center to Amazon Web Services EC2. The example TCO (shown in Figure 1) shows an initial uptake in cloud costs and a steady decline as soon as organizations learn how to apply cost optimization best practices (as described in this other framework). The chart also shows how on-premises costs may have a long tail as organizations take time to actually shut down their data centers.
Continue at source : Gartner.com
Tencent is van plan om in 2020 meer dan €10 mrd te investeren in Europa en voorziet over drie of vier jaar drieduizend medewerkers in Europa te hebben.
— Lees op fd.nl/ondernemen/1329167/chinees-internetbedrijf-tencent-laat-oog-vallen-op-europa
If you’re using public cloud infrastructure and platform services, I bet that you’ve been thinking about adopting a tool to cut down costs. You’ve been told that there is some…
Source: A Comparison of Public Cloud Cost Optimization Tools is Now Available(Gartner subscription required)
When evaluating public cloud providers on pricing, it is easy to get hung up on the differences. AWS and Google Cloud each have their own service catalog, terminology and purchasing variations. But do these differences actually impact the final bill?
SandDance provides data visualization in the context of the data you are operating in and gives you interactive data exploration where you can quickly find pattern, trends and anomalies from the data. It’s rich interactive 3D viewer gives the effects of different attributes on the data and its ease of use provides data engineers with a powerful in place tool to visualize their data.
While driving digital initiatives to grow revenue and business, 55% of business leaders are promoting or scaling digital business, and 51% expect to change the business model in the next three years or are already doing it.
To drive these digital business efforts, 56% of business leaders engage with service providers for long-term development and maintenance. Moreover, service providers have ample opportunities in the area of ongoing support and operations (managed services) to address digital business initiatives. About one in three business leaders (31%) say their organization is planning to engage with a service provider while operating digital business solutions.
By 2023, 63% of global managed service providers (MSPs) will gain their revenue through digital business infrastructure operations (DBIO).
However, generic IT managed services are exclusively related to run, maintain and support enterprise IT environments (e.g. infrastructure managed services, data center managed services, managed workplace services or service desk managed services) – making sure that employees are able to work. But these services do not support a digital business initiative nor solution. The next evolutionary step are cloud managed services. But the majority of cloud managed service providers are still using the cloud to merely take care of enterprise IT workloads, rather than contribute to business outcomes.
Coutinue at source : Gartner blogs
Advances in neural networks and other techniques promise to transform health care while raising profound questions about our bodies and society.
— Lees op www.wired.com/story/ai-doctor-will-see-you-now/