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How Cloud Enables Digital Transformation for Small and Medium Businesses Whether you are an owner of a thriving small business or a decision maker at an established enterprise, you cannot ignore digital technology. Businesses worldwide are going digital to deliver compelling experiences to customers, which is becoming a key differentiating factor. The rise of social and mobile have increased the discoverability of businesses. Consumers are turning to social media to find the right product and retailers based on recommendations and reviews from their friends. Before embracing social media, it is important for businesses to have a visible online presence. Having a website is the first step towards adopting the digital transformation strategy. It becomes the focal point for establishing a strong online presence, which will be amplified through search engine optimizatio... (more)

Ten Attributes of #Serverless | @CloudExpo #FaaS #AI #Lambda #OpenWhisk

Serverless Computing or Functions as a Service (FaaS) is gaining momentum. Amazon is fueling the innovation by expanding Lambda to edge devices and content distribution network. IBM, Microsoft, and Google have their own FaaS offerings in the public cloud. There are over half-a-dozen open source serverless projects that are getting the attention of developers. This year, expect to see new platforms emerging in this segment. With all the excitement and hype around serverless, it’s important to understand what really defines the platform. Here is an attempt to highlight the key at... (more)

Microsoft's #MachineLearning | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M #ML #AI

How Microsoft Is Making Big Impact with Machine Learning During the last two years, Microsoft has upped the ante on Machine Learning and Analytics. From hiring top notch data scientists to acquiring niche startups, Redmond has made the all the right moves to transform Azure into one of the best analytics platforms. These investments have started to pay off for the company. It has been successful in articulating and demonstrating the value of data-driven insights to governments, medical institutions, and public sector organizations. Emerging markets that are turning technology sav... (more)

An Architectural View of Apache OpenWhisk

An open source project driven by IBM and Adobe, Apache OpenWhisk is a robust Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) platform that can be deployed in the cloud or within the data center. When compared to other serverless projects, OpenWhisk is a robust, scalable platform designed to support thousands of concurrent triggers and invocations. You can sign up for the hosted version of OpenWhisk running in Bluemix or deploy a Vagrant-based environment on your development machine. Refer to our previous coverage on getting started with OpenWhisk. In this article, we’ll explore the design and arch... (more)

The Cloud Vendors Want You To Embrace The Third Wave Of Computing – Are You Ready?

The IT industry is experiencing the third wave of computing. The first wave was driven by the PC and x86 server revolution where inexpensive, commodity hardware started replacing the large, monolithic mainframes. The second revolution was ushered in the form of virtualization in which the virtual machine became the unit of deployment and management. Cloud computing, both public and private, has its roots in virtualization. VMs formed the core building block of Infrastructure as a Service, the most preferred delivery models of the cloud. Amazon EC2, Azure VMs, and Google Compute ... (more)