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 [...]
Cloud is everywhere; we see, hear, and use it just about every day. It’s not just individuals, but also businesses that use cloud for almost every part of their operations. Given this scenario, it’s no surprise that the cloud market is growing at a rapid pace. But what might surprise you is the rate at which the cloud market is growing.
According to a report released by Synergy Research Group, 2016 was a bumper year for the cloud industry, as it dominated much of the IT industry. The cloud revenue for the four quarters was a whopping $148 million, signaling a 25 percent growth when compared to the same time a year before. This growth was also reflected in the [...]
If you’re an expert in cloud computing, Seattle is probably your best choice of location. Though historically Seattle has been a prosperous city with a fair share of tech jobs, the last few years has elevated its status to that of a cloud hub. If you’re still wondering why, it’s home to the two biggest companies in cloud computing – Amazon Web Services and Microsoft. With these two giants calling Seattle home, it’s no brainer to understand the kind of opportunities that’s available for cloud techies in this city.
This boom in Seattle has augured well for not just this city, but for the entire state of Washington as well. Statistics show that [...]
Alibaba’s growing aspirations to be the one-stop tech shop for all consumer and business products in Asia, became one inch closer to reality with its entry into the Japanese market. On Thursday, the company announced a couple of partnerships that are likely to give a big boost to its two growing business arms – content delivery and cloud storage.
One of the partnership is with the Tokyo-based SoftBank Group Corporation. Already, SoftBank is one of Alibaba’s largest investors, and with this agreement, it has entered into a joint venture to run a local cloud center hosted by SB Cloud Corporation. With this partnership, Alibaba has officially entered the [...]