Category: Computing

Microsoft 4Q gets boost from cloud computing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s cloud computing business helped boost its fourth-quarter revenue and earnings above Wall Street’s expectations, further validating a strategy pushed by CEO Satya Nadella since he took over in 2014. Nadella described the better-than-expected performance in a conference call Thursday as part of the “continuing transformation” of the Redmond, Washington-based company.

Cloud computing’s Open Container Initiative hits the 1.0 release milestone

Courtesy: Wikimedia Another light-touch cloud standards effort under the auspices of The Linux Foundation reached a milestone Wednesday, with the release of the 1.0 version of the Open Container Initiative. The Open Container Initiative sounds like an outdoor keg party, but is actually a collection of cloud-computing companies working on a common specification for container

After Silicon Valley: Magnetic Spintronics Could Bring Next-Gen Computing

Part of the problem is that moving around charged particles, like electrons, produces heat, which ultimately limits processing speed. Spintronics attempts to resolve this dilemma by using the inherent magnetism of electrons to move information, instead of firing off blistering electronic charges all the time. The basic technology itself has actually been around for a

Google’s Quantum Computing Push Opens New Front in Cloud Battle

For years, Google has poured time and money into one of the most ambitious dreams of modern technology: building a working quantum computer. Now the company is thinking of ways to turn the project into a business. Alphabet Inc.’s Google has offered science labs and artificial intelligence researchers early access to its quantum machines over

Google announces London cloud computing data centre – BBC News

Image copyright Google Image caption Most of Google’s cloud platform data centres are based in the US and Asia Google has revealed it has built a London data centre for the cloud computing services it rents to third parties. The facility is its second in Europe, after Brussels, and promises to provide faster access times