Good read: Alternative clouds are booming as companies seek cheaper access to GPUs

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The appetite for alternative clouds has never been bigger. Case in point: CoreWeave, the GPU infrastructure provider that began life as a cryptocurrency mining operation, this week raised $1.1 billion in new funding from investors, including Coatue, Fidelity and Altimeter Capital. The round brings its valuation to $19 billion post-money and its total raised to $5 billion in debt and equity — a remarkable figure for a company that’s less than 10 years old.

Good read: Europese cio-verenigingen luiden noodklok over gedrag Broadcom.

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Daar lusten de honden geen “broad” van. Vier Europese belangenverenigingen van cio’s, waaronder het CIO Platform Nederland, uiten in een open brief aan de Europese Commissie hun zorgen over het gedrag van Broadcom na de overname van VMware. Volgens de organisaties leidt dit gedrag tot een verstoring van de virtualisatiemarkt. Ze roepen de commissievoorzitter op om in te grijpen om Europese bedrijven te beschermen tegen dergelijke praktijken.

Good read: Google stopt met kosten voor verhuizing naar andere cloud

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Google stopt per direct met het rekenen van kosten aan klanten die hun data willen overzetten van Google Cloud naar een andere provider of on-premise datacenter. Organisaties die gebruikmaken van Googles cloudopslag en/of datamanagementdiensten, kunnen kosteloos migreren. Ze moeten Google wel eerst om toestemming vragen en vervolgens binnen zestig dagen migreren.

Good read: How Infrastructure as Code Is Evolving Platform Engineering

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Platform engineering is evolving the principles of DevOps, a methodology that breaks down the silos of IT operations and software development so organizations can deliver applications more quickly. In fact, 68 percent of organizations that have used platform engineering report that it improved their development velocity, according to a January report from configuration software maker Puppet.

Good read: How SaaS architecture impacts pricing and profitability

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A poorly designed SaaS architecture creates limitations in setting the pricing strategy for the offerings and impacts new customer acquisition. Conversely, a good architecture sets the appropriate pricing model and accommodates special architecture-design requirements, while enabling scalability and customizability.

Good read: A comeback for private clouds

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Enterprises facing high cloud costs are taking a more balanced look at where workloads should reside and considering repatriation to a cloud in their own data center or fully managed on Edge locations.

Good read: WTF Is a Vector Database: A Beginner’s Guide!

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In the age of burgeoning data complexity and high-dimensional information, traditional databases often fall short when it comes to efficiently handling and extracting meaning from intricate datasets. Enter vector databases, a technological innovation that has emerged as a solution to the challenges posed by the ever-expanding landscape of data.

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