Category: cloud trends

AWS files motion to stop work on Pentagon’s JEDI cloud computing contract

AWS files motion to stop work on Pentagon’s JEDI cloud computing contract

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Amazon Web Services Inc. Wednesday evening filed a motion to stop further work on the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing project. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI contract was awarded to Microsoft Corp. last year after a hotly contested competition. The contract, with a value of up to $10 billion over 10 years, was […]

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Microsoft to open its first Israeli cloud region in 2021

Microsoft to open its first Israeli cloud region in 2021

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Microsoft Corp. said today it will open its first cloud region in Israel next year, bringing its total number of announced cloud regions to 56 across 21 countries. When Microsoft talks about its cloud regions, it’s referring to one or more data centers deployed within a latency-defined perimeter and connected through a dedicated regional low-latency […]

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GM’s Cruise debuts a self-driving van with no steering wheel or pedals

GM’s Cruise debuts a self-driving van with no steering wheel or pedals

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General Motors Co.’s Cruise LLC subsidiary on Tuesday evening unveiled the Origin, a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t have a steering wheel or pedals. The Origin (pictured) is the production-ready successor to a car design GM first introduced in early 2018. The automaker has preserved the original idea of having an interior with no traditional driver controls but […]

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Forrester study highlights benefits of Google Anthos hybrid cloud app platform

Forrester study highlights benefits of Google Anthos hybrid cloud app platform

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Google LLC today highlighted the findings of a recent study by Forrester Research Inc. on the impact of its Google Anthos application platform, revealing some major financial benefits for early adopters of the service. Launched last year, Google Anthos runs atop the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration software. It’s designed to host applications that can run […]

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ServiceNow scoops up AIOps startup Loom Systems

ServiceNow scoops up AIOps startup Loom Systems

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ServiceNow Inc. today said it’s buying Loom Systems Ltd., an Israeli startup whose software is used by companies such as Microsoft Corp. to monitor their information technology infrastructure. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Loom Systems has raised $15 million in funding from investors. ServiceNow provides a cloud-based platform that helps companies automate the […]

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CircleCI launches DevOps integrations with 20+ partners including AWS, Google

CircleCI launches DevOps integrations with 20+ partners including AWS, Google

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Continuous integration and delivery platform for DevOps teams Circle Internet Services Inc. today announced the release of a suite of configuration integrations, known as orbs, with 20 partners including Amazon Web Services Inc., Google LLC and Salesforce.com Inc., among others. These orbs allow developers to automate the deployment of software builds directly from the continuous integration pipeline. […]

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Atlassian, Okta founders join $59M round for collaborative inbox startup Front

Atlassian, Okta founders join $59M round for collaborative inbox startup Front

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While team messaging providers such as Slack Technologies Inc. have made it their mission to replace traditional email, Front Inc. wants to transform it into something more collaborative. The San Francisco-based startup’s namesake platform provides the ability to create shared inboxes in which multiple employees can work side-by-side and reply to messages separately. Today, Front announced that […]

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AWS Outposts hybrid cloud service now available in 7 new regions

AWS Outposts hybrid cloud service now available in 7 new regions

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Amazon Web Services Inc. said today that its AWS Outposts hybrid cloud service is now available in seven new regions, including Canada, Bahrain, Singapore and Hong Kong. Announced during the company’s re:Invent conference in late 2018, Outposts extends native AWS or VMware Cloud on AWS deployments to customers’ own data centers, effectively giving them an […]

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Google Cloud grows travel industry presence with new Sabre, Lufthansa deals

Google Cloud grows travel industry presence with new Sabre, Lufthansa deals

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Google LLC has landed cloud computing deals with two of the biggest players in the global travel industry to power key parts of their digital transformation initiatives.  The first contract, announced today, is a 10-year agreement with Sabre Corp. that will see Google become its “preferred cloud provider.” Southlake, Texas-based Sabre operates a payment platform […]

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As Amazon eyes growth in Asia, AWS to launch second Japanese cloud region

As Amazon eyes growth in Asia, AWS to launch second Japanese cloud region

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Amazon Web Services Inc. said today that it will launch a data center cluster, or region as the provider calls it, in the Japanese city of Osaka to address local demand for cloud services. Construction is expected to complete early next year. The Osaka data center cluster will be AWS’ ninth in the Asia Pacific region when […]

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