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Google gains ground in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for cloud infrastructure

Google gains ground in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for cloud infrastructure

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Information technology analyst firm Gartner Inc. says Google LLC’s cloud infrastructure services are becoming more complete, helping the company move up the rankings in its latest Magic Quadrant. Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure-as-a-Service published today ranks Google Cloud as a “leader,” coming in third place out of just six providers that made the cut. Google first […]

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AWS makes its case for running Windows workloads on its cloud infrastructure

AWS makes its case for running Windows workloads on its cloud infrastructure

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Amazon Web Services Inc. is pushing to handle more of its customers’ Windows workloads, citing new data from International Data Corp. and various customer examples as proof that its public cloud computing infrastructure is one of the most cost-effective and agile platforms for doing so. In a blog posted on LinkedIn this week, AWS Vice […]

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AWS rolls out new secure access features, cloud instances for enterprises

AWS rolls out new secure access features, cloud instances for enterprises

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Amazon Web Services Inc. is following up the new security capabilities it debuted at the start of the week with yet more features for defending application environments running on its cloud platform.  The first of the additions, which were announced late Thursday, is a tool called EC2 Instance Connect. It aims to provide more security for the […]

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At re:Inforce, AWS looks to simplify cloud security

At re:Inforce, AWS looks to simplify cloud security

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Amazon Web Services Inc. is making it easier for enterprises to protect their cloud deployments from hackers. Ahead of its inaugural re:Inforce security conference in Boston today and Wednesday, AWS late Monday announced the general availability of Security Hub and Control Tower, two services that promise to simplify certain core aspects of network protection teams’ work. They’re […]

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Cloud satellite solutions help tackle deforestation, wildfires and more

Cloud satellite solutions help tackle deforestation, wildfires and more

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Satellites are used within a variety of private industries — like weather, communications and media — but satellites take an enormous amount of money, contracts with ground station providers, and data management capabilities. In the past, this has made the satellite industry limited only to those who can manage all of those moving parts and […]

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At AWS Public Sector Summit, Amazon braces for a changing cloud industry

At AWS Public Sector Summit, Amazon braces for a changing cloud industry

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Public clouds are coming into the core technology infrastructures of government agencies everywhere. By the same token, governments around the world are intensifying their scrutiny of public cloud providers and other large providers of internet-based business and consumer services. At its latest public sector summit this week in Washington D.C., Amazon Web Services Inc. clearly […]

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AWS adds new partner programs for cloud migrations and government projects

AWS adds new partner programs for cloud migrations and government projects

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Amazon Web Services Inc. relies extensively on partners to assist enterprise customers with their cloud projects. Today, Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing unit launched new partner programs to address two types of cloud projects that account for an increasingly important part of its business. First up is the ISV Workload Migration Program. It will provide resources for […]

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Google’s Looker purchase opens new front in cloud computing wars

Google’s Looker purchase opens new front in cloud computing wars

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Google LLC is making its largest acquisition in the public cloud market with the intended purchase of business intelligence firm Looker Data Sciences Inc. for $2.6 billion in an all-cash transaction announced this morning. The deal has the potential to help jumpstart Google’s efforts to compete better with much bigger public cloud leaders Amazon Web Services […]

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Setting rivalry aside, Microsoft and Oracle link their public clouds to go after AWS

Setting rivalry aside, Microsoft and Oracle link their public clouds to go after AWS

Setting rivalry aside, Microsoft and Oracle link their public clouds to go after AWS 10
Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. are integrating their competing public cloud platforms to form a unified front against Amazon Web Services Inc., their common rival. The partnership, which the companies announced this morning, has several components. The first is a direct network link between Microsoft’s Azure and Oracle Cloud that will facilitate faster data sharing […]

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