We are in a digital age that is quickly overwhelming humanity with mind-boggling technologies year after year. While it seems that the majority of mankind has openly embraced technology in their lives (especially smartphones and smart gadgets), there are still countless technologies out there that baffle us or we are yet unaware of for good measure. For example, we are all aware of cloud computing and even make use of cloud storage ourselves but that mostly describes what we know about this rising technology.

We know so little about how servers work in cloud computing. We just know that the cloud must need lots of servers to provide storage for all the data coming its way, and we are talking about lots and lots of data from all corners of the world. Fortunately, companies into cloud computing like Amazon are taking care of this matter and ensure our data stay safe and accessible to us in the cloud, so we need not worry about it ourselves.

Organizations make use of cloud infrastructure to take help of cloud computing to perform their day to day work to continue their operations. Cloud infrastructures are typically accessed using a pay-per-use model, unlike structures of payment that enable users to subscribe to vendor services for a set price or subscription-based pricing models. Instead of purchasing cloud infrastructure from a provider, organizations can also build their own cloud infrastructure in their premises. An organization using a service provider cloud is termed as public cloud; when an organization uses its own infrastructure, it is termed as a private cloud; and when an organization uses bits of public and private infrastructure, it is termed as a hybrid cloud.

Cloud infrastructure empowers the organization or company to manage traditional workload data by using an open private cloud deployment model. Organizations deliver cloud constructed cohesive infrastructure as a service in order to make new investments, technologies, and upgrade to better capture and position them in the market and to improve manageability. Cloud infrastructure services are generally used across all major verticals such as government, telecom, healthcare, banking, manufacturing, financial services, and others. The global adoption rate of cloud infrastructure services is increasing due to the growing implementation rate in Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America regions.

(Via: http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/05/23/cloud-infrastructure-market-trends-and-forecast-by-2024/)

The people’s preference for doing most things online and the number of digital documents and data they accumulate requires far more sophisticated and extensive data storage management than your traditional hard drive can provide. Moreover, the use of mobile gadget continually rise along with the increase in businesses taking their business to the web means there is a greater need for reliable data storage more than ever. The cloud provides the solution we have all been looking for without driving us insane.

Hitachi will supply IBM-made mainframe computers loaded with its own operating systems starting in fiscal 2018, beating a retreat from hardware development in the age of cloud servers.

The arrangement was announced Tuesday. Hitachi will continue developing operating systems for mainframe machines. New products will offer improved compatibility with Hitachi‘s “internet of things” platform Lumada. 

Mainframes have been widely used across Japan‘s public and private sectors for in-house computer systems since they emerged in the 1950s. Japan was a particularly big market, with Hitachi, IBM, NEC, Fujitsu and others all competing for a piece of the pie at one point. 

(Via: http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deals/Hitachi-IBM-to-collaborate-in-mainframes-in-the-cloud-era)

Amazon may have dominated the cloud business industry but perhaps not for long as Hitachi and IBM have teamed up and finally came to terms with the reality that cloud computing is the norm of data management and storage these days. It may be hard to beat Amazon’s achievements in cloud computing but the two will try their best to beef up their own servers and tap the cloud market that is quickly growing by the minute.

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