Honeycomb CEO: Defining observability for modern cloud systems
Christine Yen is CEO and co-founder of data store and query engine company Honeycomb. She has strong opinions on system observability in the age of cloud computing, distributed services and virtualisation. Keen to get us all thinking about shift left (i.e. bring into play early) techniques in appli... Read more
In AI development, never lose your RAG
AI is smart, but it can be smarter in a cleaner and more controlled way via the use of RAG. Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) has quickly become something of a super vitamin shot for generative AI models that seek to gain some additional data connection to external (often outwardly ratified and ... Read more
CloudBolt: How to build (and use) FinOps
FinOps specialist CloudBolt has detailed its FinOps vision and wider strategy as part of a gathering attended by its global technical team, its sales front line and the company’s top management. Known as CloudBolt Lightning Strike 2024, we attended this year’s meetings to learn more about how a... Read more
Workday ‘extends’ HR software developer tools
It’s been a busy week at Workday, the company used the US leg of its annual Workday Rising user convention to announce new generative AI capabilities designed to shoulder core functions carried out in personnel departments such as drafting job descriptions and expense reports. The company also br... Read more
French offices of Nvidia raided by antitrust authority
The French antitrust watchdog reportedly raided Nvidia's offices for an investigation related to the company's cloud computing service.
Not much is known about the details of the case. The French watchdog announced in a press release that practices related to cloud computing are under investiga... Read more
IBM raises cloud prices in 2024, but they vary greatly by region
IBM has decided to increase the prices of all its cloud services starting in 2024. What's striking here is that there are huge differences between different regions for the company's IaaS portfolio.
IBM is raising the prices of its cloud services nearly everywhere as of Jan. 1, 2024. This includ... Read more
Windows 365 Switch lets users quickly switch between desktop and cloud
The latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23521 lets users easily switch between a local desktop and a Windows 365 Cloud PC environment. In addition, from now on, EU users will be asked permission to share data between certain applications.
Microsoft is releasing a new Windows 11 Insider Previ... Read more
New PyLoose malware targets cloud-based workloads
The recent 'PyLoose' malware is the first Python-based fileless attack to target cloud-based workloads. This was discovered by security researchers at Wiz.
According to Wiz researchers, PyLoose is a Python-based fileless attack that targets cloud-based workloads everywhere. It was discovered on ... Read more
AMD unveils latest chips at Data Center and AI Technology Premiere
AMD introduced two new additions to the acclaimed 4th Gen EPYC CPU portfolio, presenting the industry with processors tailored to meet the demands of today's data centers.
Harnessing "Zen 4c" core architecture, the AMD EPYC 97X4 CPUs were designed specifically for cloud-native environments, elev... Read more
IBM Cloud Code Engine: Serverless programming should be a default
With great power, comes great responsibility - clearly - but also, comes complexity and the need to shoulder a steep learning curve. The latter extension of the saying may be needed for cloud computing container orchestration technology Kubernetes.
The inherent complexity and power has been like... Read more