by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Atmosera, a premier Tier-I Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), today announced its Azure Migration Assessment Program for organizations focused on transitioning website infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. The new program includes the only free assessment of its kind to evaluate website workloads and performance data to develop [?]
We're not all going to the public cloud overnight. That?s why the hybrid cloud is a critical concept for enterprises. The idea of a hybrid cloud is that you keep your server farm and massive investment in VMware, Oracle, and whatever else you bought over the last 20 years or so and relocate some workloads to the public cloud. You?ll also create a private cloud with many of the same features of a public cloud. Meanwhile, you may have some apps that aren't going to make it to either a private cloud or public cloud.
Among the many clouds in the storage sky, Amazon Web Services is the dominant leader by far. The annual AWS re:Invent trade show is taking place in Las Vegas this week, and given how many enterprises have some data in the AWS cloud, the event is expected to sell out.
I?m always interested in datacenters because I live in Northern Virginia, where a new one opens about once a month, leveraging a huge bundle of fiber coming out of the ground near Dulles Airport and cheap power sources. Indeed, they now call my region ?Datacenter Alley.?
As businesses turn to the cloud as a primary resource in driving competitive advantage, migrating to this new environment should be undertaken in a deliberate and systematic manner. Although the promise of higher reliability coupled with a lower cost may lure businesses to the cloud, 41% of businesses find themselves poorly prepared for the migration and end up moving applications back to colocation facilities. For enterprises seeking to ensure success in their migration, and even those considering making the switch, the validation of cloud applications should be of primary concern.
Storage has long been one of the biggest line items on the IT budget. Rightly so, given that data is valuable asset and the lifeblood of every business today. Critical applications consume data as quickly as they get it, and many companies are also using their data to find new insights that help them develop novel products and strategies.
Now that enterprises have done serious work in the cloud, they?re a bit unhappy with their cloud technology providers. It turns out that migrations are not so easy, and service levels aren?t what they expect.
It?s hardly surprising that IT professionals have their hands full in the age of IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data. Supporting rapidly growing data volumes, new data types, and many more data sources is making it harder than ever for IT to meet service level agreements (SLAs) while keeping spending in check.
by Angela Guess A new IBM announcement written by Michael Fork states, ?While cloud continues to transform industries and become the foundation for digital innovation, there is still a good majority of organizations that experience obstacles when moving data from their on-premises servers to the cloud. Speed is of the essence when it comes to [?]
Amy Moore, rapid application development team leader for Plante Moran visited the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to take us through their process for moving their nearly 10-year-old legacy intranet over to the Microsoft suite of cloud products.
NoSQL database specialist MongoDB unveiled a new free tier for its MongoDB Atlas database-as-a-service (DaaS) offering on Tuesday. The company also released a utility to support live migration of data to MongoDB Atlas, whether that data is on-premise or in the cloud.
Recent Accenture Strategy research found that four out of five companies run up to half of their business functions in the cloud. Moreover, that figure is likely to increase significantly over the next few years. The research reveals that a clear majority of business leaders see the cloud platform as a critical enabler of greater innovation and competitive edge.
It's one of the iconic sights of Africa: hundreds of thousands of wildebeest thundering across the Serengeti in an annual mass migration. But each year thousands drown crossing the Mara River there. Though tragic for wildebeest, their carcasses provide a dramatic increase in nutrients for a month, and the decaying bones act like a slow release fertilizer for this aquatic ecosystem. Researchers looked at 15 years of data on wildebeest drownings, witnessing several and surveying the extent of the carnage and the succession of scavengers that feasted on them afterward. The study adds to a growing body of knowledge that mass mortality can have impacts on the ecosystem. Other examples include dead whales that sink to the ocean floor and salmon that die after they return to rivers and streams to spawn.
Clathrin-coated pits are well known to be involved in receptor-mediated endocytosis. Independent of their role in endocytosis, Elkhatib et al. observed that clathrin-coated structures strongly accumulated along collagen fibers in migrating cells. Clathrin-coated structures assembled on and then partially wrapped around and pinched the fibers. In a three-dimensional (3D) network, this mechanism provided multiple anchoring points along cellular protrusions. In the absence of clathrin-coated structures, protrusions were shorter and migration was impaired. This mode of adhesion may cooperate with classical focal adhesions to help cancer cells move in a 3D environment.
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To metastasize, cancer cells must switch from epithelial (polarized and fixed) into mesenchymal (motile and invasive) phenotypes to disseminate and colonize both primary and metastatic sites. Zhou et al. found that the long noncoding RNA H19 acted as a site-specific microRNA sponge to promote
"Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and goodnight." This popular idiom is often used when something has come to an end ? often in a dramatic way. When I first started hearing about companies born in the public cloud and now leaving, this phrase came to mind. I wondered how prevalent this migration was becoming.
The European eel ( Anguilla anguilla ) has one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean twice during its life history, migrating between the spawning area in the Sargasso Sea and Europe, where it is widely distributed. The leptocephalus larvae drift with the Gulf Stream and other currents for more than a year and metamorphose into glass eels when they arrive on the continental shelf and move toward coastal areas. The mechanisms underlying glass eel orientation toward the coast and into freshwater systems are poorly known. However, anguillid eels, including the glass eel life stage, have a geomagnetic sense, suggesting the possibility that they use Earth?s magnetic field to orient toward the coast. To test this hypothesis, we used a unique combination of laboratory tests and in situ behavioral observations conducted in a drifting circular arena. Most (98%) of the glass eels tested in the sea exhibited a preferred orientation that was related to the tidal cycle. Seventy-one percent of the same eels showed the same orientation during ebb tide when tested in the laboratory under a manipulated simulated magnetic field in the absence of any other cue. These results demonstrate that glass eels use a magnetic compass for orientation and suggest that this magnetic orientation system is linked to a circatidal rhythm.