Microsoft’s fourth quarter has been a tale of growth and decline, with earnings much higher than expert predictions. Net income reached $5.5 billion while revenue came to $22.6 billion, which is significantly larger than the anticipated $22.1 billion. The driving force behind this massive growth: the cloud.
Microsoft’s intelligent cloud division reported a 7% increase in revenue, boosting it up to $6.7 billion. Microsoft Azure alone grew 102% with cloud services also seeing an increase of 5%. This significant increase in the cloud computing sector is largely due to CEO Satya Nadella, as he poured billions of dollars into growing the cloud and building new data centers around [...]
Millicom has recently announced that its Tigo Business Brand and Microsoft will collaborate to bring cloud computing services to businesses in Latin America through Microsoft Cloud OS Network. This partnership will allow companies in Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Paraguay to access data services and increased security provided by the two companies.
Tigo Business and Microsoft’s Azure Cloud will provide a plethora of services and solutions while enabling customers to regulate their infrastructure needs efficiently. The combination of the two companies infrastructure will allow large businesses access to many services such [...]
GE and Microsoft have recently announced a partnership in which GE’s Predix platform-as-a-service (PaaS) will be offered through Microsoft’s Azure cloud. This collaboration brings GE’s Internet of Things (IoT) to the software giant’s cloud. The announcement was made during Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Existing Predix customers who are already with GE will gain access to Azure’s Data as well as Cortsns snd global infrastructure centers. There are plans to strengthen this partnership between the two companies by further integrating Predix into Microsoft’s products such as Azure’s IoT Suite, Cortana Analytics Suite, and Office [...]
Oracle and Fujitsu have recently entered a partnership to push cloud computing solutions to Japanese businesses as well as their global subsidiaries. Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services, such as Database Cloud, will now be hosted on Fujitsu’s Japanese data centers. Fujitsu has also agreed to push Oracle’s cloud solutions to clients in Japan.
The first Oracle cloud solution that will be supported by Fujitsu’s data centers is Oracle HCM (Human Capital Management) cloud.
Shingo Kagawa, head of digital services business and CTO: “We at Fujitsu support the digital transformation of our customers, and aim to contribute to optimized [...]
Cloud service provider Novosco has recently acquired NetDef, a security solution enterprise. This deal is expected to close for a few million dollars and will increase the workforce at Novosco to about 140 employees.This acquisition is intended to aid Novosco’s expansion into the English market.
NetDef will continue trade under its own name.
Founded in 1994, UK based Novosco provides cloud solutions, managed services, and consulting to cutomers by leveraging public, private, and hybrid clouds. With offices in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, and Manchester, Novosco provides services to a number of organizations including universities, health trusts, [...]
Telstra has recently announced the acquisition of Australian based Readify, a developer of Microsoft software applications. This acquisition adds to Telstra’s cloud portfolio, adding to earlier acquisitions of Kloud in January as well as O2 Networks, Bridgepoint Communications, and NSC.
Based in Melbourne, Readify has won several awards from Microsoft. Readify has approximately 200 staff members and 80% of staff members are software developers.
In January, Telstra aimed to expand its managed network application services by acquiring Australian based Kloud. Kloud provides solutions for application development, [...]
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 [...]