The strict rules in China is clearly affecting American businesses. The latest casualty in this list is Amazon. In announced that it will be selling computing equipment used for its cloud services to its local partner, Beijin Sinnet Technology Company. This move is aimed to comply with the new Chinese regulations on how foreign companies can operate on Chinese soil.
Amazon sold this crucial aspect of its business to its Chinese partner for $301 million. However, the company reiterated that it would continue to hold the intellectual property rights for its hardware worldwide.
The latest Chinese regulations that came into effect in June requires companies to store data [...]
Imagine how cool it’ll be if you got to work on super computers and super processors.. You’ll be able to do at least twice the amount of work in half the time that you’re using right now.
Well, this could be a reality as companies are looking to offer their supercomputers and super processors as a cloud service.
Leading the way is IBM that has decided to offer its 20-qubit quantum computer as a cloud service. This could be available as soon as the end of this year. The power of quantum computers can be accessed through an open-source platform like QISKit.
Such a cloud-based service is expected to be a big hit because businesses can now leverage [...]
Over the last couple of years, Nutanix has been calmly creating and readying a set of tools and processes for companies that want to deploy cloud computing within their own IT departments.
To this end, Nutanix has announced that it will be adding a few developer tools and services to its Enterprise Cloud OS software that should make it easy for developers to deploy to a hybrid cloud system. In addition, it is also planning to bring new enhancements to its virtualization technology to help companies manage their distributed cloud environments.
One of the key changes that we can see is the Acropolis Object Storage. This product provides an Amazon S3-compatible API [...]
The nation’s largest grocery store chain, Kroger, is moving to the cloud. But, it has decided to stay away from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Instead, it has decided to give millions of dollars to Microsoft and Google for using their cloud services.
This pattern is something that we’ve come to see across many retail giants. A few months back, there was a big tussle between Walmart and AWS, where the former asked its IT providers to avoid using AWS.
This stand-off between AWS and leading grocery chains continues with Kroger deciding to park its data and applications in Microsoft and Google. This move is likely to counter the foray of Amazon into different [...]
Forrester has come up with a bunch of predictions for 2018 and how it can transform the cloud industry.Dominant players : The existing cloud companies would continue their dominance in 2018 too. Currently, AWS, Google and Microsoft account for 76 percent of the total market share in the cloud industry. This will increase to 80 percent by 2018, thereby signaling a clear dominance by these top three players. SaaS vendors: SaaS vendors will transform into platform providers and will expand to provide deployment options. Increase in cloud spending: Microsoft Azure Spark will create an increase in private and hybrid cloud spending, as more businesses will consider one of the two [...]
Two major giants in the world of cloud computing, Google and Salesforce, entered into a key partnership on Monday.
Under the terms of this agreement, Salesforce’s clients who don’t currently use G Suite will get this package free for one year. This move is expected to increase the user base of G Suite. Also, Salesforce will add Google’s cloud service to its list of certified partners. Interestingly enough, AWS is on this list as well.
Besides G Suite, Google’s Analytics 360 service will be integrated with Salesforce’s products. This Analytics 360 is a marketing tool that will help Salesforce’s clients to track sales and other [...]
Does this question surprise you, especially at a time when all major cloud companies such as AWS, Microsoft and Google are reporting stellar profits buoyed by the success of their cloud business?
Well, we’re still nearing the end of cloud and here’s why.Long-term sustainability
Building applications in the cloud is not easy, especially when you’re looking to use it over a span of a few years. This is because the app will generate more data every day, so storage and analysis becomes difficult over time. This means, as the app grows, you’re going to spend more time and effort on it.Bandwidth limitations
Our storage and computing speeds are [...]
Alibaba, often called as the fastest growing cloud company in the world, has once again declared stellar results for the third that ended in September.
A statement released by the company says that overall sales increased by 61 percent, and this includes both its cloud computing and core ecommerce businesses. The cloud computing revenue alone rose by 99 percent to reach $447 million for the quarter. Much of this increase is attributed to value-added services that the company offered to its customers such as content delivery network, security services, data analysis and more. The addition of these services lead to an increase in the number of paying customers, and this is what [...]