• Smart IoT Singapore 19: The Journey to the Edge
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    Smart IoT Singapore 19: The Journey to the Edge

    So the edge conversation into 2019 is really exploding because the kinds of insights that are needed are very important and the number of sheer devices is just growing as we go into 2020 we’re looking at 20 billion devices worldwide that’s like you know 1 in 4 devices for every person and cloud computing is very mature but we’re now seeing a edge AI, edge vision computing and edge analytics growing as well so 2019 seems the right time to place some of these bets. So the race to the edge will affect both cloud providers and IOT providers so looking from the outside in buyers of these services…

  • How to set up Google Colab for high-performance computing
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    How to set up Google Colab for high-performance computing

    [Music] Google Colab is a free Jupyter notebook environment that requires no setup and runs entirely in the cloud. Have you asked yourself “Can I do interactive big computing in the Colab?” Have you seen the Techila Distributed Computing Engine demo, where we are running Jupyter Notebook interactively in “Google scale” using Techila Distributed Computing Engine (TDCE) and 1000 Google CPU cores? You can do this in Colab too. This tutorial shows how to set up your Google Colab for the use with TDCE. In the next tutorial we will scale it up to 1000X. We assume that you have already launched TDCE in your Google account. TDCE is available…

  • Storage Migration Service and Windows Server 2008 | Windows Server Summit 2019
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    Storage Migration Service and Windows Server 2008 | Windows Server Summit 2019

    >>Hey folks, my name is Ned Pyle. Thanks for joining us here in Windows Server Summit for 2019. Today, I’m going to talk to you about the really big elephant in the room and that is Windows Server 2008. Everybody here probably has run 2008, probably has 2008 still, I know from talking to customers, from telemetry, from surveys, that it’s about maybe half of all servers left in the world of Windows, and that is tens upon tens of millions of servers are 2008, and that means for you, that we need to have some options for getting you modern. Because on January 14th, it’s all over for 2008.…

  • In Focus | Cloud Computing
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    In Focus | Cloud Computing

    – Hello, I’m Maria Trujillo, and I’m coming to you from the LG Digital Studio at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. In focus today, cloud computing. I’m joined today by David Shanker, senior vice president of Information Technology at JBG Smith. Welcome, David. – Thank you. – So, thank you for being with us. I have several questions for you. First, how do you find the right balance between adopting cutting-edge products or services, and security within the firm? – You still do your standard risk analysis. You would do the same thing regardless of whether it’s a cutting-edge product or a legacy product, whatever the platform may be.…

  • Computer Security / Privacy Cloud Computing: Digital Business with Unisys Chief Trust Officer (#238)
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    Computer Security / Privacy Cloud Computing: Digital Business with Unisys Chief Trust Officer (#238)

    Welcome to Episode #238 of CxOTalk. I’m Michael Krigsman, industry analyst, and your host. I want to thank Livestream for being our video streaming partner because those guys are great. And if you go to Livestream.com/CxOTalk, they will give you a discount. Today on CxOTalk, we are speaking about one of the most important topics in technology, bar-none. You know, actually, in today’s world, it’s one of the most important topics probably in the world. And that topic is security. Our guest today, Tom Patterson, is the Chief Trust Officer at Unisys. He is one of the world’s experts on this topic. And, let me introduce Tom. He’ll tell you…

  • H&R Block enhances and scales services with Azure and SQL Server 2017
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    H&R Block enhances and scales services with Azure and SQL Server 2017

    [MUSIC].>>H and R Block requires a highly resilient infrastructure. We onboard over 70,000 tax pros to staff up in 10,000 retail offices every tax season. This puts a lot of strain on technology operations but also presents a tremendous opportunity for us to adopt a more effective elastic model. So we’ve started moving aggressively into Azure.>>Due to the seasonal nature of the tax business, we might have a five times of workload requirement on the last day of the tax season. SQL managed instance was providing us the most seamless migration path from our on-prem solutions to the Azure. As part of our data modernization initiative, we are trying to…

  • Cloudless Computing Explained
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    Cloudless Computing Explained

    Cloudless Computing is a principle. A roadmap for the next decade that combines current technologies to create a whole new way to develop deliver and consume software. It’s a big deal. But why do we need a new way to develop software, you ask? To start, let’s look at why the current system exists. Once upon a time, all applications ran directly on computers, or “bare metal”. This meant that developers had to know quite a bit about everything – coding, applications, libraries, middleware and also infrastructure. That was a drag. Next came virtual machines, and now most of the underlying hardware was looked after automatically. Containers made things even…

  • Cloud Computing Advantages/Benefits, Speed to Market
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    Cloud Computing Advantages/Benefits, Speed to Market

    Hello, I’m Rachael Ruble with FiberLine Communications. Thank you for joining us for the latest in our series on the advantages of cloud computing. This week we will discuss the cloud computing advantage of, speed to market! If your business is using cloud computing you will enjoy a degree of flexibility that would not be possible with your own IT infrastructure. With cloud computing your IT related projects can turn, stop, or start on a dime. Whereas, with an IT infrastructure that is owned and managed by your company, it’s more like attempting to steer the titanic around an iceberg. For example, if a startup company utilizes cloud computing, it…

  • What is the Cloud? // cloudy with a chance of server farms (with LEGO)
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    What is the Cloud? // cloudy with a chance of server farms (with LEGO)

    Upload it to the cloud. Leave it to the cloud. Dropbox, Drive, iCloud, Adobe Creative Cloud, Evernote, Google Docs. All of these help consumers and businesses by being in “the cloud”. But forget the fluff, let’s condense it to what it really means when we reference “cloud”. First let’s reframe the image of a cloud in your head right now. Sure, for example this is an emoji of a heart. But a heart actually looks like this. This is the imagery people use when they refer to the cloud, but a cloud actually looks like this. A huge hunk of metal. This is called a server. Which in simple terms…

  • Without Amazon, most of the internet disappears
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    Without Amazon, most of the internet disappears

    So when you think of Amazon, you probably think of this ugly website or maybe Amazon buying Whole Foods and making avocados cheaper. But Amazon also sits behind a huge portion of the internet. It dominates the server side computers that make the internet work. Right now, you’re probably watching this video on a computer or a phone. But when you click “play,” it isn’t just your computer that’s doing the work. There’s another computer somewhere out there in the world that’s sending the video to you, playing it along with you from hundreds of miles away. And a lot of those computers are run by Amazon. Most people online…