Cloud Computing

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In IT industry, the most famous and attractive word after the “Internet” is “Cloud computing”. Cloud computing provides platform to store and access your files from anywhere, anytime and any device. Invention of internet is the base for development of Cloud Computing platform. Big companies are entered into the cloud computing market due its huge market share. Regardless of industries, all are using Cloud Computing services, due to its flexibility, scalability, reliability, simplicity, availability (24/7) and low cost.

Based on location service, there are three types of cloud computing services available in the market:

  • Private Cloud
  • Public Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud

Private Cloud stores all your files stored in your own premises (onsite) and able to access your files anywhere, anytime with any devices. Ex. OwnCloud, Openstack, Cloudstack etc.

Public Cloud stores all your files in the remote locations (offsite) and able to access your files anywhere, anytime and any devices. Ex: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud etc

Hybrid Cloud stores your files in your own premises and remote locations. It consist of private cloud and public cloud. Ex. Healthcare Industries, Law industries etc.

Based on deployment service, there are several types of cloud computing  services available in the market:

  • IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service)
  • SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)
  • PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service)

Security:

Security is an important and one of the main concern when discussing about cloud computing. Those are needed high security for their data use Private cloud due to the  server located in their own premises.  The mindset about the security is changing now a days. From small companies to big companies, they are ready to move forward towards the big companies cloud services, like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and IBM Cloud. All these big companies are following the cloud privacy and security frame work like

All cloud service providers are committed to complying with applicable data protection laws. Few frameworks which protect the customer and business owner data are as follows:

ISO 27017 is an international standard of practice for information security controls based on ISO/IEC 27002, specifically for cloud services.

ISO 27001 is one of the most widely recognized, internationally accepted independent security standards.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SOC 2 (Service Organization Controls) and SOC 3 audit framework defines Trust Principles and Criteria for security, availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality.

ISO 27018 is an international standard of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public cloud services.

The Privacy Shield Frameworks are designed to provide a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.

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MIT Researchers created tiny magnetic Robot

MIT Researchers created tiny magnetic robots using 3-D printers and this Magnetic 3-D-printed structures crawl, roll, jump, and play catch. The movement of 3-D printed structures can be controlled using a wave of a magnet.

The researchers fabricated each structure from a new type of 3-D-printable ink that they infused with tiny magnetic particles. They fitted an electromagnet around the nozzle of a 3-D printer, which caused the magnetic particles to swing into a single orientation as the ink was fed through the nozzle. By controlling the magnetic orientation of individual sections in the structure, the researchers can produce structures and devices that can almost instantaneously shift into intricate formations, and even move about, as the various sections respond to an external magnetic field.

This new printing technique could be used to develop remotely controlled biomedical devices.

source: http://news.mit.edu/2018/magnetic-3-d-printed-structures-crawl-roll-jump-play-catch-0613#news-video-block

Gitlab.com is migrating from Azure to Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Gitlab announced that Gitlab.com is migrating from Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud Platform to improve the performance and reliability of GitLab.com. Gitlab believes Kuberbetes is the future. It’s a technology that makes reliability at massive scale possible. They chosen GCP as their cloud provider because of desire to run GitLab on Kubernetes. Google invented Kubernetes, and GKE has the most robust and mature Kubernetes support. Migrating to GCP is the next step in their plan to make GitLab.com ready for your mission-critical workloads.

The migration is currently scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2018.

New Certification from Google Cloud : Associate Cloud Engineer

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Cloud is no longer an emerging technology. Now that businesses large and small are realizing the potential of cloud services, the need to hire individuals who can manage cloud workloads has sky-rocketed.

Google Cloud launched a new Associate Cloud Engineer certification, designed to address the growing demand for individuals with the foundational cloud skills necessary to deploy applications and maintain cloud projects on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

The Associate Cloud Engineer certification joins Professional Cloud Architect, which launched in 2016, and Data Engineer, which followed quickly thereafter. These certifications identify individuals with the skills and experience to leverage GCP to overcome complex business challenges. Since the program’s inception, Google Cloud Certified has experienced continual growth, especially this last year when the number of people sitting for Google professional certifications grew by 10x. Because cloud technology affects so many aspects of an organization, IT professionals need to know when and how to use cloud tools in a variety of scenarios, ranging from data analytics to scalability.

For example, it’s not enough to launch an application in the cloud. Associate Cloud Engineers also ensure that the application grows seamlessly, is properly monitored, and readily managed by authorized personnel.

Internet Grows to 333.8 Million Domain Name Registrations — VeriSign

Ghost-3-Registering-DomainVeriSign, Inc. a global leader in domain names and internet security, announced that the first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.4 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. Domain name registrations have grown by approximately 3.2 million, or 1.0 percent, year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of approximately 148.3 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the first quarter of 2018, with an increase of approximately 1.9 million domain name registrations, or 1.3 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of approximately 4.6 million domain name registrations, or 3.2 percent, year over year.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totalled approximately 9.6 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018, compared to 9.5 million domain name registrations for the first quarter of 2017.

Microsoft Surface Laptop

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Finally, Microsoft decided to sell their own branded laptop in the market, like apple and introduced ‘Surface Laptop’. Surface is laptop not tablet. Surface Laptop comes with four rich tone-on-tone colour combinations (Burgundy, Platinum, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold) and a clean, elegant design.

Surface Laptop is designed for Windows 10 S — streamlined for security and superior performance.  Applications are delivered via the Windows Store, ensuring that they’re Microsoft verified.

Surface Laptop is thin, light, and powerful, with luxurious touches and a perfect balance of performance, portability, and battery life.  Surface laptop is convenient for travelling due to its light weight 1.25 Kgs and better battery life of up to 14.5 hours.

Innovative style

Luxuriously durable

Easy to care for

A stunning screen that responds to your touch.

 

Screen Size                              :           13.5”

Screen Resolution                   :           2256×1504

Weight                                    :           1.25 Kgs

Storage                                    :           128GB, 256 GB or 512 GB

RAM                                        :           4GB,8GB or 16 GB

Battery Life                             :           Up to 14.5 Hours

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Features Price
Intel Core i5 US $999
128GB SSD
4GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 620
Colour: Platinum

 

Features Price
Intel Core i5 US $1,299
256GB SSD
8GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 620
Colour: Platinum / Burgundy / Cobalt Blue / Graphite Gold

 

Features Price
Intel Core i7 US $1,599
256GB SSD
8GB RAM
Intel Iris Plus / Graphics 640
Colour: Platinum

 

Features Price
Intel Core i7 US $2,199
512GB SSD
16GB RAM
Intel Iris Plus / Graphics 640
Colour: Platinum

 

 

Google for Jobs

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Searching for a job? It will be getting easier than before. As announced in Google I/O 2017 conference, google launched it’s new feature for job seekers in US.  This new job search features used machine learning to get the results from various job sites.

When you search for “jobs near me,” “teaching jobs,” or similar job-seeking queries, you’ll see in-depth results that allow you to explore jobs from across the web.

Google is working with a number of organizations from across the industry to bring the most comprehensive listing of jobs – including LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor and Facebook. This means you’ll see job postings from these sites and many others from across the web as soon as they’re posted. Also direct employers jobs listing can be appears in this google job search list and for this google announced ‘open documentation‘.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Headsets Expected to Grow at 58% – IDC

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) continue to gain momentum in the mainstream tech media. According to recent forecast data from the International Data Corporation, (IDC) dedicated AR and VR headsets collectively are expected to grow at a very strong pace from just under 10 million units in 2016 to just shy of 100 million units in 2021, with a 5-year CAGR of 57.7%.

Worldwide AR and VR Headset Shipments, Segment Share, and CAGR, 2016 – 2021
Product Category Segment Group 2016 Units 2016 Share 2021 Units 2021 Share CAGR (2016-2021)
Augmented Reality Commercial 110,512 68.0% 20,454,138 83.3% 184.1%
Augmented Reality Consumer 51,946 32.0% 4,114,598 16.7% 139.7%
Total AR Headsets   162,458 100.0% 24,568,736 100.0% 172.9%
Source: IDC Worldwide AR/VR Headset Tracker, June 19, 2017

AR VR Headsets by product type

COMPUTEX 2017 – ICT EXHIBITION AT TAIWAN

COMPUTEX 2017 (IT Exhibition) has taken place in Taipei from 30 May 2017 to 5 June 2017.  COMPUTEX 2017 consists of 1,600 exhibitors from 26 countries using 5,010 booths which include 272 participating startups from 23 countries.

The organizers announced on June 3, 41,378 international visitors from 167 countries attended the show, a 1% increase from last year. Countries with the highest visitor growth include Thailand (30.63%), Indonesia (22.52%), India (20.86%), Vietnam (20.44%), and Russia (14.81%).

AI and IoT Take Center Stage Today at COMPUTEX CPX Conference.

Show Position & Themes

COMPUTEX 2017 is re-positioned to Building Global Technology Ecosystems which include 5 main themes: AI & Robotics, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions, IoT Applications, and Gaming & VR.

Featured Exhibits

  • Echoing with COMPUTEX main themes, 4 featured exhibits are established: SmarTEX, InnoVEX, iStyle, Gaming & VR
  • Intel Launched Latest Intel Core X-Series Processor
    • With up to 18 cores and 36 threads, the Intel® Core™ X-series processor family is our most powerful ever. Produce your own amazing 4K or 360-degree videos. Power your gaming and virtual reality experiences. Experience the capability to do it all.

Microsoft Unveils XBox One X – The world’s most powerful console

Microsoft announced the latest games console in its line-up, a more powerful version of the Xbox One called the Xbox One X.  To be released on 7th Nov 2017 and it will cost US $499.99 or SG $699.  Microsoft proud that XBOX One X is the world’s most powerful console for gaming.  It also the smallest XBOX yet.

Features

  • Games perform better on Xbox One X. With 40% more power than any other console, can experience truly immersive 4K gaming.
  • Works with all your Xbox One games and accessories
  • Great for 1080p screens—games run smoothly, look amazing, and load quickly
  • Unprecedented performance – Maximize game performance with the speed of 12GB GDDR5 graphics memory, and see every frame with 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth.
  • Play with the best global community on Xbox Live, the most advanced gaming network.
  • Memory & Storage – 8GB Flash Memory / 1TB HDD Internal Storage / 12GB GDDR5 at 326 GB/s
  • Video Capabilities – 4K UHD Blu-Ray Optical Disc Drive / HDMI 2.0b (out), 2160p @60Hz, AMD Free Sync / HDR 10 support
 Features XBOX One X XBOX One S
Enjoy 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ & 4K video streaming
Play 100+ console exclusives, 300+ Xbox 360 games
Rely on fast, stable, dedicated Xbox Live servers
Experience premium Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio
Works with all your games and accessories
Feel the difference: games play better with 6 teraflops
Stream and record clips in 4K resolution at 60FPS
See every frame with 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth
Relish 40% more power than any other console