Topic: cloud

Cloud Development Stories

OpenStack and the cloud infrastructure platform industry in general have gone through radical technology changes since OpenStack’s inception five years ago. As the world’s largest open source project, is the OpenStack community and technology finally delivering on all the hype and anticipation?

What is all the fuss about containers, the latest open source technology spearheaded by startup darling Docker? Are containers poised to be the next best thing in cloud application development, and if so, what about Docker’s competitors?

Last year, researchers introduced the NIST-F2 atomic clock, the world's most accurate time standard. This year, the NIST announced the world’s record-setting atomic clock was modified to be more than three times as precise and set a new record for clock stability.

Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is an emerging technology that promises to deliver more flexible WAN connectivity by combining the flexibility of cloud services orchestration with sophisticated traffic analytics, Software Defined Networking, and Wide Area Networking optimization.

The IoT is projected to connect just about everything, from everywhere—and a new report produced by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, along with researchers in academia and industry, warns that a lack of effective timing signals could hamper future development of the IoT.

When moving your business’s IT to the cloud, it’s smart to perform due diligence—for the cloud service provider, but also for your own company's needs, practices, and restrictions. Can all your data go on the cloud? Should more sensitive data remain under your own IT department's control? Read on.

Software as a service is a key component today of every enterprise application outsourcing strategy. Smart testing with the right blend of depth and speed is the cornerstone of successfully testing SaaS applications. Reap the benefits of SaaS products by creating an effective, reusable strategy.

Have you ever wondered why there do not seem to be any new computer and network standards? Standards are still alive and well, but for the most part they have been replaced with application programming interfaces, which offer more flexibility in addition to being faster and easier to implement.

Google announced earlier this month that Project Loon—a plan to provide wireless connectivity via a network of high-altitude balloons floating in the stratosphere using only the wind for steering—is making progress. The project’s longest duration balloon was airborne for just over six months.

When companies move services to the cloud, security concerns don't disappear by transferring management to the cloud service provider. It's smart to familiarize yourself with what security controls the service provider has in place first, and to have ways of auditing those protocols as you proceed.