Alibaba is in the news again, and this time too, for the right reasons. Analysts world-over are painting an optimistic picture of its cloud business.
This technology giant has been making rapid expansion to its cloud business, as it has added new centers in Australia, Dubai, Japan and London over the last year. Within the next few years, it plans to tighten the competition for global cloud services – a market that is being dominated by companies like AWS and Microsoft.
If you’re wondering why there is so much talk about Alibaba’s cloud business, it’s simply because of its potential to become a big player in the coming years.
Already, it is [...]
IBM and Salesforce have come together for a significant partnership that can change the face of cloud and artificial intelligence (AI). The two giants of tech world have entered into an agreement that will integrate both their artificial intelligence platforms, i.e., Watson and Einstein.
Besides their AI platforms, both the companies also plan to align some of their software services and components. In addition, IBM has offered to deploy Salesforce Service Cloud in its internal system, as a sign of goodwill of an expected lasting partnership. Specifically, both the companies plan to tap into each other’s machine learning capabilities to deliver more in-depth knowledge [...]
Nimble Storage has launched a new product called Nimble Cloud Volumes, an enterprise-class multi-cloud storage service that runs applications both in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. This company claims that Nimble Cloud Volumes is the only enterprise-grade multicloud service that uses both AWS and Azure for running applications.
Well, what’s the big deal about this product? A lot actually.
First off, this represents the evolution of cloud over the last few years. When cloud emerged as a feasible technology, organizations began to implement their native applications that included both web and mobile-based ones. Then, as cloud technology and security [...]
The cloud computing industry is moving at a rapid pace, and every player is under a lot of pressure to constantly expand and innovate, to keep pace with the intense competition. Recently, Google opened its flagship product called Spanner that has been driving its operations for many decades, to cloud users. Microsoft is coming up with a slew of new features such as Azure IP Advantage and Azure AD B2B. AWS, the market leader, is entering into lucrative partnerships, with Snap being its latest customer. Not to be left behind is Alibaba – the Chinese giant that is making a big impact in the global cloud computing industry.
Already, this company is having an aggressive [...]
There are many case studies of companies that have benefited from the use of cloud technology, and today, we’re going to see about a transportation and logistics company that has transformed its business with cloud. Swift Transportation is the largest common carrier in the United States, and operates more than 18,000 trucks. Founded in 1966 by Carl Moyes, this company has seen tremendous growth over the last four decades. It is a publicly listed company and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
Not so long ago, commercial drivers of Swift Corporation spent more time doing data-entry and other mundane tasks, than diving, and this will lowering their overall productivity [...]
Alibaba has entered the world of big budget advertising, as it joins the ranks of giants like Coca-Cola and Samsung, thanks to a deal between Alibaba and the Olympics Committee, under which Alibaba is the official lead sponsor of Olympics Games until 2028.
Besides being the lead sponsor, Alibaba will also provide cloud computing and data analytics services until 2028. This is obviously a big opportunity for Alibaba as it takes on global leaders in the cloud market such as AWS, Microsoft, and Google. Currently, Alibaba’s cloud service called Aliyun is nowhere near the ranks of giants like IBM, AWS and Microsoft, but it hopes that this can change over the next decade or [...]