Thomas Kurian on his first year as Google Cloud CEO

February 19, 2020 at 09:15PM “Yes.” That was Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s simple answer when I asked if he thought he’d achieved what he set out to do in his first year. A year ago, he took the helm of Google’s cloud operations — which includes G Suite — and set about giving theContinue reading “Thomas Kurian on his first year as Google Cloud CEO”

Google Cloud opens its Seoul region

February 19, 2020 at 05:43PM Google Cloud today announced that its new Seoul region, its first in Korea, is now open for business. The region, which it first talked about last April, will feature three availability zones and support for virtually all of Google Cloud’s standard service, ranging from Compute Engine to BigQuery, Bigtable andContinue reading “Google Cloud opens its Seoul region”

Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone

February 19, 2020 at 03:00PM Google today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone, a Dutch company that specializes in helping enterprise migrate their legacy workloads from mainframes to public clouds. Cornerstone, which provides very hands-on migration assistance, will form the basis of Google Cloud’s mainframe-to-GCP solutions. This move is very much in line with GoogleContinue reading “Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone”

Cloud spending said to top $30B in Q4 as Amazon, Microsoft battle for market share

February 18, 2020 at 11:00PM We all know the cloud infrastructure market is extremely lucrative; analyst firm Canalys reports that the sector reached $30.2 billion in revenue for Q4 2019. Cloud numbers are hard to parse because companies often lump cloud revenue into a single bucket regardless of whether it’s generated by infrastructure or software.Continue reading “Cloud spending said to top $30B in Q4 as Amazon, Microsoft battle for market share”

Alibaba Cloud revenue reaches $1.5B for the quarter on 62% growth rate

February 14, 2020 at 03:12PM Alibaba issued its latest earnings report yesterday, and as part of that the Chinese eCommerce giant reported that cloud revenue grew 62% to $1.5 billion U.S., crossing the RMB10 billion revenue threshold for the first time. Alibaba also announced that it had completed its migration to its own public cloudContinue reading “Alibaba Cloud revenue reaches $1.5B for the quarter on 62% growth rate”

Datometry snares $17M Series B to help move data and applications to the cloud

February 13, 2020 at 03:37PM Moving data to the cloud from an on-prem data warehouse like Teradata is a hard problem to solve, especially if you’ve built custom applications that are based on the data. Datometry, a San Francisco startup, has developed a solution to solve that issue, and today it announced a $17 millionContinue reading “Datometry snares $17M Series B to help move data and applications to the cloud”

Model9 gets $9M Series A to move data between mainframes and cloud

February 12, 2020 at 02:07PM Model9, an Israeli startup launched by mainframe vets, has come up with a way to transfer data between mainframe computers and the cloud, and today the company announced a $9 million Series A. Intel Capital led the round with help from existing investors including StageOne, North First Ventures and GlenrockContinue reading “Model9 gets $9M Series A to move data between mainframes and cloud”

Stunning gas cloud spotted after two stars get into celestial ‘fight’

February 06, 2020 at 12:12PM Beautiful detritus could help us learn about the fate of our own Sun Stunning gas cloud spotted after two stars get into celestial 'fight' … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Stunning gas cloud spotted after two stars get into celestial 'fight'

Google Cloud makes strides but still has a long way to go

February 05, 2020 at 11:16PM In earnings reported this week, Alphabet announced that Google Cloud generated a robust $2.61 billion for the quarter, a number that includes revenue from both Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. That puts the division on a nice little run rate of $10.44 billion. It feels like a lot until youContinue reading “Google Cloud makes strides but still has a long way to go”

Aiven raises $40M to democratize access to open source projects through managed cloud services

February 05, 2020 at 03:08PM The growing ubiquity of open source software has been a big theme in the evolution of enterprise IT. But behind that facade of popularity lies another kind of truth: companies may be interested in using more open-source technology, but since there is a learning curve with taking on an sourceContinue reading “Aiven raises $40M to democratize access to open source projects through managed cloud services”

HPE acquires cloud native security startup Scytale

February 03, 2020 at 09:32PM HPE announced today that it has acquired Scytale, a cloud native security startup that is built on the open source Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone (SPIFFE) protocol. The companies did not share the acquisition price. Specifically, Scytale looks at application-to-application identity and access management, something that is increasingly importantContinue reading “HPE acquires cloud native security startup Scytale”

Google Cloud gets a Secret Manager

January 22, 2020 at 08:35PM Google Cloud today announced Secret Manager, a new tool that helps its users securely store their API keys, passwords, certificates and other data. With this, Google Cloud is giving its users a single tool to manage this kind of data and a centralized source of truth, something that even sophisticatedContinue reading “Google Cloud gets a Secret Manager”

Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers

January 21, 2020 at 06:37PM Google’s strategy for bringing new customers to its cloud is to focus on the enterprise and specific verticals like healthcare, energy, financial service and retail, among others. It’s healthcare efforts recently experienced a bit of a setback, with Epic now telling its customers that it is not moving forward withContinue reading “Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers”

Canonical’s Anbox Cloud puts Android in the cloud

January 21, 2020 at 06:09PM Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, today announced the launch of Anbox Cloud, a new platform that allows enterprises to run Android in the cloud. On Anbox Cloud, Android becomes the guest operating system that runs containerized applications. This opens up a range of use cases, rangingContinue reading “Canonical’s Anbox Cloud puts Android in the cloud”

Cloud services provider DigitalOcean is laying off staff, sources say 30-50 affected

January 17, 2020 at 02:10PM After appointing a new CEO and CFO last summer, cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean is embarking on a wider reorganisation: the startup has announced a round of layoffs, with potentially between 30 and 50 people affected. DigitalOcean has confirmed the news with the following statement: “DigitalOcean recently announced a restructuring to betterContinue reading “Cloud services provider DigitalOcean is laying off staff, sources say 30-50 affected”

Cyral announces $11M Series A to help protect data in cloud

January 16, 2020 at 01:06PM Cyral, an early stage startup that helps protect data stored in cloud repositories, announced an $11 million Series A today. The company also revealed a previous undisclosed $4.1 million angel investment, making the total $15.1 million. The Series A was led by Redpoint Ventures. A.Capital Ventures, Costanoa VC, Firebolt, SVContinue reading “Cyral announces $11M Series A to help protect data in cloud”

Cloudinary passes $60M ARR without VC money

January 15, 2020 at 07:43PM Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re continuing our exploration of companies that have reached material scale, usually viewed through the lens of annual recurring revenue (ARR). We’ve looked at companies that have reached theContinue reading “Cloudinary passes $60M ARR without VC money”

Google Cloud gets a premium support plan with 15-minute response times

January 15, 2020 at 06:29PM Google Cloud today announced the launch of its premium support plans for enterprise and mission-critical needs. This new plan brings Google’s support offerings for the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in line with its premium G Suite support options. “Premium Support has been designed to better meet the needs of ourContinue reading “Google Cloud gets a premium support plan with 15-minute response times”

Google acquires AppSheet to bring no-code development to Google Cloud

January 14, 2020 at 08:46PM Google announced today that it is buying AppSheet, an 8 year-old no-code mobile application building platform. The company had raised over $17 million on a $60 million valuation, according to PitchBook data. The companies did not share the purchase price. With AppSheet, Google gets a simple way for companies toContinue reading “Google acquires AppSheet to bring no-code development to Google Cloud”

Equinix is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet

January 14, 2020 at 01:50PM Equinix announced today that is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet. The New York City startup that had raised over $36 million on a $100 million valuation, according to Pitchbook data. Equinix has a set of data centers and co-locations facilities around the world. Companies that may want to haveContinue reading “Equinix is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet”

Google brings IBM Power Systems to its cloud

January 13, 2020 at 06:55PM As Google Cloud looks to convince more enterprises to move to its platform, it needs to be able to give businesses an onramp for their existing legacy infrastructure and workloads that they can’t easily replace or move to the cloud. A lot of those workloads run on IBM Power SystemsContinue reading “Google brings IBM Power Systems to its cloud”

Adobe Experience Manager now offered as cloud-native SaaS application

January 13, 2020 at 04:48PM Adobe announced today that Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is now available as a cloud-native SaaS application. Prior to this, it was available on premises or as a managed service, but it wasn’t pure cloud-native. Obviously being available as a cloud service makes sense for customers, and offers all of theContinue reading “Adobe Experience Manager now offered as cloud-native SaaS application”

Salesforce announces new tools to boost developer experience on Commerce Cloud

January 13, 2020 at 02:18PM Salesforce announced some new developer tools today, designed to make it easier for programmers to build applications on top of Commerce Cloud in what is known in industry parlance as a “headless” system. What that means is that developers can separate the content from the design and management of theContinue reading “Salesforce announces new tools to boost developer experience on Commerce Cloud”