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Microsoft is taking a different approach to edge storage than AWS. Azure Data Box Edge and Stack are Microsoft’s branded enterprise servers.

Microsoft Azure Picks Dell EMC For Edge Compute And Storage

Microsoft  is taking a very different approach to edge storage than Amazon Web Services  (AWS). Azure Data Box Edge and its ruggedized Azure Stack are Microsoft’s first branded enterprise servers. However, under the unassuming faceplate, the two products use a Dell EMC server chassis. They are already enterprise-class servers, not a Microsoft first attempt at designing enterprise-class servers. Branded enterprise…

Public Cloud Giants Turn Their Attention To Private Clouds

Public Cloud Giants Turn Their Attention To Private Clouds

Public cloud revenue is up across the big six cloud giants. Alibaba, Amazon, Baidu, Google, Microsoft and Tencent all had solid double-digit to spectacular triple-digit revenue growth from Q2 2017 to Q2 2018. Tencent almost tripled its public cloud revenue year-over-year*, while Alibaba, Google and Microsoft all roughly doubled their public cloud revenue. Baidu BIDU  reported a 64% increase and Amazon was up about 50%.…

Artificial Intelligence Can Reinforce Bias, Cloud Giants Announce Tools For AI Fairness

Artificial Intelligence Can Reinforce Bias, Cloud Giants Announce Tools For AI Fairness

Unfairly trained Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems can reinforce bias, therefore AI systems must be trained fairly. Experts say AI fairness is a dataset issue for each specific machine learning model. AI fairness is a newly recognized challenge. The big cloud providers are in the process of developing and announcing tools to help address AI fairness. Facebook announced…

Digital Transformation Is A Private Cloud Affair

Digital Transformation Is A Private Cloud Affair

Digital transformation centers around a hybrid public and private cloud strategy. To make that work, IT organizations must implement proper private cloud infrastructure. As I wrote earlier this week in Public Cloud Giants Turn Their Attention To Private Clouds, the cloud giants are using their rapidly growing revenue to fund private cloud development. How do private…

Alibaba Cloud - By the Numbers” is a one-page quick reference infosheet designed to give a high level overview of the up-and-coming cloud services provider.

Alibaba Cloud – By the Numbers

Next in our coverage of Alibaba Cloud, Liftr is proud to present Alibaba Cloud – By the Numbers. “Alibaba Cloud – By the Numbers” is a one-page quick reference infosheet designed to give a high level overview of the up-and-coming cloud services provider in relation to the other major providers measured against the Liftr Index.…