Heavy hitters in the commercial cloud industry, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, are pushing cloud-computing capabilities to what they refer to as the intelligent edge. They are connecting Internet of Things devices and mobile applications with ever-expanding cloud capabilities and the advanced computing of artificial intelligence to create a so-called intelligent cloud, pushing out the results of advanced processing and data analysis to a user’s fingertips.
Applied Research Associates, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $33,556,686 cost-plus-fixed-fee/firm-fixed-price contract for Technology Enabler Raptor Environment for Cloud Compute Services. This contract provides for development of cloud-based software development environment(s) within the Amazon Web Services Secret Cloud Compute Service region. Work will be performed in Raleigh, North Carolina; and Fulton, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by November 2022.
The future of the cloud is being defined by the technology’s two-way relationship with both users and innovation. Each group exerts influence over cloud evolution, and the cloud shapes the needs of customers and the direction of technology transformation. Cloud improvements might make traditional data storage and retrieval activities become less visible, fading into a cloud of usage analogous to 19th-century military thinker Carl von Clausewitz’s fog of war.
U.S. military veterans can seek reimbursements for Amazon Web Services (AWS) information technology and technical certification exam costs under an agreement forged with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans covered under a GI Bill with an education provision can submit reimbursement requests for exams completed after December 10, 2015. The VA will cover exam fees up to $2,000.
AWS certifications recognize information technology (IT) professionals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy and operate applications and infrastructure on AWS. The company offers exams in multiple languages at testing centers around the world.