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The developments in Google's Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing product areas. Google has been ramping up their Cloud Platform quite aggressively in recent months. Just a few weeks ago, the Google Cloud Platform opened its newest zone in Tokyo, increasing the total number of regions they are present in to six - three in the US and one each in Belgium and Taiwan and Tokyo. Not long ago, the company announced its acquisition of Orbitera, a cloud commerce company. for more than a hundred million dollars. The developments in Google’s Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing product areas. This presents a unique problem to customers. On the one hand, businesses may be tem... (more)

Load Balancing | @CloudExpo #BigData #Cloud #CyberSecurity #AI #ML #IoT

Pokeman Go has been a raging success. But its launch was marred by frequent downtimes and dropped connections. In a recent chat at the Google Cloud Platform Next Conference, Niantic CTO Phil Keslin talked about the “hair on fire” experience where the team had to firefight and upgrade key components on the live production system in order to handle the unexpected surge in new users joining in. Among the various upgrades made to the system, Niantic had to replace the network load balancer with a much more sophisticated HTTP/S load balancing system that could handle a larger overal... (more)

Fighting Crime on the Invisible Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Cloud servers bring with them distributed hosting and the ability to anonymize identities and that has enabled cloud becoming a breeding ground for criminals and even terrorists. The cloud brings unique advantages to individual and business users alike and this explains the exponential adoption rate that cloud has seen in the past decade. There are also numerous security challenges with the cloud especially in the areas of privacy and data theft that has concerned stakeholders for a long time. However, with sophisticated encryption technologies, the instances of cloud data getti... (more)

Why B2B Startups Need to Open Source Their Applications | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security

For a long time, Bill Gates and in fact the entire leadership team at Microsoft were vehemently against the open source community. Steve Ballmer had once called Linux “a malignant cancer” in reference to Linux allegedly violating nearly 235 patents that Microsoft owned. Even post-retirement, Bill Gates had once picked on open source claiming that this model creates a license that prevents anybody from improving the software. “I think if you invent drugs, you should be able to charge for them,” he had said. But Microsoft, and the entire gamut of B2B service providers, have come a... (more)

Getting Automation Right with Big Data | @BigDataExpo #BigData

Big data automation can mean writing dozens of scripts to process different input sources and aligning them in order to consolidate all this data and produce the required output. Why exactly do you need big data for your enterprise projects? Many industry observers have been noting that although a lot of enterprises like to claim that their big data projects are aimed at "deriving insights" that replace human intuition with data-driven alternatives, in reality though, the objective appears to be automation. They point out that the role of data scientists at a lot of organization... (more)