#Amazon Releases Its Own Game Engine For Free #cloud

  1. Yet another way they are going to drive more demand toward AWS
  2. A terrific example of “castle and moat” business strategy

Amazon’s releasing their very own game engine. Lumberyard, as they call it, is based on Crytek’s famous CryEngine, and can be used to develop games for both PC and consoles. It’s also free to download, and comes with “no seat fees, subscription fees, or requirements to share revenue.”

 

Source: Amazon Releases Its Own Game Engine For Free

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Cisco survey:  Average enterprise has 730 #cloud services in use !!!

Wow.

Cisco recently completed a study with large enterprise customers across the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia. This study was conducted from January 2014 through July of this year. Actual usage data was collected from customer’s networks representing millions of users. Ask your CIO today and they will probably respond that on average their organization is utilizing 51 cloud services. Cisco’s survey indicates that in reality, over 730 cloud services are being used.

Source: Shadow IT: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See

#BigData is Coming, Like a Tsunami – A Tsunami Made of Diamonds. #iot #enterprisearchitecture

Interesting piece not just on the projections for data growth, but also intersections with IoT and enterprise architecture.  Recommended reading.

To put it another way, and according to IBM[2] we are creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. That’s 2.5 billion gigabytes per day.

Where is it coming from? Mostly from the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and the “Internet of People” (IoP). Sensors and smartphones. Some people now just talk about the “Internet of Everything” (IoE).

via Big Data is Coming, Like a Tsunami – A Tsunami Made of Diamonds. | Jim Tyson | LinkedIn.

Banks and Regulators accelerating pace for Public #Cloud

Great posting from Chris Allison at Citihub.  Key insights IMO opinion below, paraphrased from the article:

Why are some regulators warming to the (public) cloud model?

  1. For startup fintech firms, it’s easy to see why a regulator would have more confidence in them leveraging an existing, world class infrastructure from a cloud services provider, rather than do it themselves from scratch.
  2. At the other end of the spectrum with huge enterprise banking environments, beset with technical debt from years of M&A and peaks and troughs of IT investment, it’s easily imagined how how apps running in the cloud have a cleaner operating environment, with improved control, transparency, etc.
  3. Trend is encouraged/supported by public sector/government adoption of public cloud, which has similar data protection concerns.

via Banks and Regulators accelerating pace for Public Cloud.