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Ford And Lyft Partner to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Public Roads

Ford Motor (f) has struck a partnership with Lyft to develop and test self-driving vehicles on the ride-hailing company’s growing network of passengers.

Ford, which announced the partnership in a blog post early Wednesday, said that the goal is to put self-driving vehicles onto Lyft’s ride-hailing network. Just don’t expect to see self-driving Ford vehicles shuttling around Lyft customers anytime soon.

The initial aim is to combine the strengths of each company. For Ford, that’s large-scale manufacturing and development of autonomous vehicles technology, which its partner Argo AI is currently working on. Lyft, meanwhile, has a vast network of customers across the United States that has given the startup greater insight in how people move within cities. Both companies have fleet management and Big Data experience, according to Ford’s blog post written by Sherif Marakby, Ford Vice President of autonomous vehicles and electrification.

Ford, which is now being led by CEO Jim Hackett, hopes to learn how to create self-driving cars that can easily connect with a platform like Lyft’s so they can be quickly dispatched to pick up customers. The automaker also wants to use Lyft’s data (and its own) to determine which cities would be worth launching a self-driving vehicle service and what kind of infrastructure would be needed to properly service and maintain a fleet of self-driving vehicles.

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Lyft is taking a more collaborative approach to self-driving cars, unlike rival Uber. Earlier this year, Lyft launched an open platform designed to give automakers and tech companies working on self-driving cars access to its ride-sharing network of nearly 1 million rides per day.

And even before the open platform began, Lyft has been locking in partnerships. The company landed its first major partnership in January 2016 with GM, which like Ford also wants to eventually deploy self-driving cars with Lyft’s network.

Lyft has made at least three other partnerships in 2017, including startups Drive.ai and nuTonomy, and Waymo, the Google self-driving car project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet (googl).

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AWS Introduces a New Enterprise Workload for Public Cloud

This new enterprise workload has a series of tools that will help customers to automate the migrating process of the application to the cloud and also help to manage earlier stored applications.

GreatResponder.com AWS (Amazon Web Services) Inc., Is a subsidiary of the Amazon incorporation AWS is one of the leading provider and inventor of cloud computing based tools that makes their users free hand to prepare and deploy modern applications faster and easily.

Amazon recently announced its new cloud based product for the public cloud, its main focus to create the relaxation in the migration of the application towards the cloud and also the management of the previously stored applications.

AWS Managed Services is one of a series of the infrastructure operations that are very useful for the users and developers to manage the ongoing management, support, monitoring and security of the cloud environment. This application is jointly delivered by AWS employees and Certified AWS partners.

Gartner Vice President Lydia Leong said that the whole workloads would be distributed in two different categories, firstly tradition and secondly is cloud-native. It is also known as mode 1 and mode 2 for general understanding. This product consists of various tools that hopefully help Fortune 100 customers by automating the process of migration to the cloud and also managing the earlier placed applications. Its whole structure based on ITIL best practices for growing the IT management services.

Euan Reid from CleanReach, is a partner with the AWS in the building of this application explains: “It locks down the environment to a level simply not possible otherwise, guaranteeing that all changes and deployments are performed through a dedicated change management API, (AWS Managed Services create) a comprehensive log trail sufficient to satisfy even the toughest auditors. It’s this unprecedented level of security and control that makes Managed Services the key enterprise corporations will use to open the door to AWS.”

Here are some very important features of the newly born AWS application Change Management (It automates the approving process for any change happened on the AWS environment), Incident Management (It investigate the each occurrence in the application and resolve the errors), Provision Management (Deploy the pre-defined stacks sharply), patch management, access management, security, continuity management or backups, continuously reporting the monthly performance and also looks at the detailed logs of the environment.

AWS Managed Services are available now in the US East, West regions, Ireland, and in the Sydney region. AWS not disclosed the price of the product, customers may contact with the company to purchasing the product.


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After fumbling public clouds, VMware focuses on hybrid clouds

From what company officials said this week at EMC VMware’s annual VMworld conference held in San Francisco, you’d think that its public cloud vCloud Air was in the same market tier as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. It’s not.

vCloud Air simply doesn’t come up in my conversations with organizations looking to move some, most, or all servers to the cloud. AWS and Azure do.

VMware’s hybrid capabilities

There’s no point to dwell on missing the public cloud infrastructure. Instead, it appears VMware will focus on the market where it currently has traction, meaning in the data center. Thus, what VMware described this week were hybrid capabilities in its cloud offerings to extend an organization’s data center to the public cloud without compromising security and compliance features.

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