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When you decide to build an application in the cloud one of the first questions that you have to ask yourself is – will your application be built using serverless or fully managed services in the cloud. These terms are a bit loose and can sometimes overlap or be used interchangeably. In this article let …

This past year brought both new challenges and successes for our customers around the world. We thought life was going to return to normal… and then it didn’t. Despite the uncertainty, it was exciting to see customers make huge transformations in when, where, and how they run their businesses, with cloud infrastructure as a major …

Sure, Google Cloud offers world-class infrastructure, but one of the main reasons that customers choose our platform is to run their applications on one of our managed container platforms: Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), the most scalable and easy to use service from the company that invented Kubernetes; Anthos for managing containers in hybrid and multicloud …

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced it will host the Cloud Hypervisor project, which delivers a Virtual Machine Monitor for modern Cloud workloads. Written in Rust with a strong focus on security, features include CPU, memory and device hot plug; support for running Windows and Linux guests; …

Recently, models with billions or trillions of parameters have shown significant advances in machine learning capabilities and accuracy. For example, Google’s LaMDA model is able to engage in a free-flowing conversation with users about a large variety of topics. There is enormous interest within the machine learning research and product communities in leveraging large models …

The term “serverless” has infiltrated most cloud conversations, shorthand for the natural evolution of cloud-native computing, complete with many productivity, efficiency and simplicity benefits. The advent of modern “Functions as a Service” platforms like AWS Lambda and Google Cloud Functions heralded a new way of thinking about cloud-based applications: a move away from monolithic, slow-moving …

Once, there were only three types of clouds: public, private, and the nebulous hybrid cloud which, depending on whom one asked, entailed a synthesis of the first two or one of them enjoined with on-premise resources. A number of more recent developments, however, have occurred to multiply the types of clouds and their purposes into …

Historically, many employers have limited their searches for entry-level technical talent to universities with top-ranked computer science programs. As the world begins to emerge from COVID-19 – with companies hiring in droves and demand for software developers far outweighing supply – it’s an ideal time to rethink that approach. To remain competitive, employers must seek tech talent in new …

Throughout our lifetimes we consume, collate, curate, host and produce a staggering quantity of data – some by our own hand, some by others on our behalf, and some without our knowledge or consent. Collectively, our “digital footprints” represent who we are and who we were. Our digital legacies are immortal and can impact those …

Predicting the future is hard and risky. Predicting the future in the computing industry is even harder and riskier due to dramatic changes in technology and limitless challenges to innovation. Only a small fraction of innovations truly disrupt the state of the art. Some are not practical or cost-effective, some are ahead of their time, …