Public cloud provider Amazon Web Services has recently announced the launch of a new cloud region in Mumbai, India. This marks AWS ’s 35th availability zone across 13 technology infrastructure regions.
This new region will provide services for over 75,000 active customers that have already begun to take advantage of the power of the platform. Launch of the region allows Indian enterprises, startups, etc. to harness the full power and scalability of the platform.
There are three edge locations in India currently: Mumbai, Chennai, and New Delhi and AWS has opened six offices in India to support it growing customer base within the country.
The region is set to [...]
Oracle is known as one of the top companies in the cloud computing space. Over the past year alone the company has made many moves to solidify its spot, such as unveiling a new hybrid cloud service.
Larry Ellison has reason to believe that his company will be first to reach $10 billion in combined platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service. During the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call he said, “We think we’re going to be the first one there.”
Competition is Hot
Of course, there is a big difference between saying and doing. Oracle is well on its way to this mark, but there are other companies, most notably Salesforce.com, that are growing at a fast [...]
Many companies, such as Samsung, are doing their best to get more involved in the cloud services space.
Google, however, is out in front of the pack. While some see this company as nothing more than a search engine, those with advanced knowledge realize that it goes well beyond that.
According to a recent blog post by Alison Wagonfeld, Vice President of Marketing, Google Cloud & Google for Education, the company is happy to announce the Google Cloud Platform Education Grants program for computer science faculty and students.
As of June 21, 2016, faculty in the United States who teach computer science courses can apply for free credits, which can then be [...]
Cloud giant Cisco has recently acquired cloud security startup CloudLock for $293 million. This $293 million includes cash as well as equity awards. CloudLock will be integrated into Cisco’s Networking and Security Business group under David Goeckeler. The deal is expected to close by November, 2016.
Cisco has utilized acquisition to build its security software and service sector; it paid $2.7 billion for Sourcefire, security hardware and software maker, in 2013 and $635 million for OpenDNS, which helps stop cyber attacks, in 2015. These acquisitions are similar to those of Microsoft, who purchased Adallom for $250 million, and Blue Coat, who purchased Perspecsys [...]
At this point, there’s no denying the fact that Samsung is a major player in the smartphone space. Going head to head with Apple, the company has proved it can hold its own.
But now, the electronics giant is looking to make another big move. With its recent agreement to purchase Joyent, Inc., a well known public and private cloud provider, Samsung is positioning itself to become a major player in the cloud computing services space.
At this point, Samsung has plans to keep Joyent as a separate business, however, it will be able to use its experience and service to boost its own cloud based performance.
Is this a Good Move?
While some feel that Samsung [...]
India’s leading venture capital firm Kalaari Capital’s seed program, Kstart, has recently invested $510k into cloud security startup ParaBlu. This funding will be used for both team expansion and marketing activities.
Kalaari Capital launched its Kstart program in February of 2016, allocating over $20 million for the program over the course of two years. ParaBlu marks Kstart’s fourth investment, following Affordplan, Active.ai, and Indee. Kstart plans to invest in over 40 startups over the next four years.
About ParaBlu: Founded in 2011, California based ParaBlu provides an award winning Cloud Access Security Broker data solution, among other cloud security [...]
Samsung Electronics has recently announced that it will acquire Joyent, a company that is important to the cloud hosting market, for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition marks Samsung effort to transition from just a device manufacturer; the company has begun to expand into software and services with things such as Samsung Pay. The acquisition of Joyent marks Samsung’s third major procurement of a US startup in two years. Acquiring Joyent allows Samsung to have another outlet of processing power, as it currently relies on Amazon and Microsoft for cloud services. As Samsung continues to delve into the realm of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, the extra computational [...]
“Internet companies only provide the technology to build cyberspaces for online storage, but in the end, these spaces belong to China’s online territory and, hence, fall within the government’s jurisdiction,” Qin An, a cyber security expert at the China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy. China has defined Cloud Storage as a territory of the Chinese government and therefore has the jurisdiction to regulate the content stored within Clouds, allowing for immense censorship.
Pornographic content is widespread on cloud services, with users uploading videos and then selling them. The government believes it should take necessary action to halt this “immoral” [...]