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Head in the cloud(s): the return of Microsoft Flight Simulator

July 24, 2019 at 10:00AM An unexpected revamp of Microsoft’s classic flying simulator could usher in a new era of cloud function for gamesFlight Simulator was once one of the jewels in Microsoft’s crown, as close to synonymous with PC gaming as it’s possible to get. The series debuted a staggering 37 years ago, pre-dating… Continue reading Head in the cloud(s): the return of Microsoft Flight Simulator

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In spite of slowing growth, Microsoft has been flexing its cloud muscles

July 22, 2019 at 07:40PM When Microsoft reported its FY19, Q4 earnings last week, the numbers were mostly positive, but as we pointed out, Azure earnings growth has stalled. Productivity and business, which includes Office 365, has also mostly flattened out. But slowing growth is not always as bad as it may seem. In fact, it’s… Continue reading In spite of slowing growth, Microsoft has been flexing its cloud muscles

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Google Cloud makes it easier to set up continuous delivery with Spinnaker

July 22, 2019 at 06:58PM Google Cloud today announced Spinnaker for Google Cloud Platform, a new solution that makes it easier to install and run the Spinnaker continuous delivery (CD) service on Google’s cloud. Spinnaker was created inside Netflix and is now jointly developed by Netflix and Google. Netflix open-sourced it back in 2015 and… Continue reading Google Cloud makes it easier to set up continuous delivery with Spinnaker

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InCountry raises $15M for its cloud-based private data storage-as-a-service solution

July 18, 2019 at 05:36PM The rise of data breaches, along with an expanding raft of regulations (now numbering 80 different regional regimes, and growing) have thrust data protection — having legal and compliant ways of handling personal user information — to the top of the list of things that an organization needs to consider… Continue reading InCountry raises $15M for its cloud-based private data storage-as-a-service solution

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Southeast Asian cloud communications platform Wavecell acquired by 8×8 in deal worth $125 million

July 18, 2019 at 04:03AM Wavecell, a cloud-communications platform for companies in Southeast Asia, announced today that it has been acquired by 8×8 in a deal worth about $125 million. The acquisition will help San Jose, California-based 8×8 expand in Asia, where Wavecell already has offices in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong.… Continue reading Southeast Asian cloud communications platform Wavecell acquired by 8×8 in deal worth $125 million

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AT&T signs $2 billion cloud deal with Microsoft

July 17, 2019 at 05:24PM While AWS leads the cloud infrastructure market by wide margin, Microsoft isn’t doing too badly, ensconced firmly in second place, the only other company with double-digit share. Today, it announced a big deal with AT&T that encompasses both Azure cloud and Office 365. A person with knowledge of the contract… Continue reading AT&T signs $2 billion cloud deal with Microsoft

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Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract

July 12, 2019 at 06:56PM Project to last at least 10 years Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract

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Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract

July 12, 2019 at 06:56PM Project to last at least 10 years Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract

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Judge dismisses Oracle lawsuit over $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract

July 12, 2019 at 07:13PM Oracle has been complaining about the procurement process around the Pentagon’s $10 billion, decade-long JEDI cloud contract, even before the DoD opened requests for proposals last year. It went so far as to file a lawsuit in December, claiming a potential conflict of interest on the part of a procurement… Continue reading Judge dismisses Oracle lawsuit over $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract

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War cloud: Why is the US military building a vast AI system and how will it change the battlefield of the future?

July 10, 2019 at 10:41PM Amazon and Microsoft are vying for a controversial 'war cloud' contract worth $10 billion War cloud: Why is the US military building a vast AI system and how will it change the battlefield of the future? ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: War cloud: Why is the US military building… Continue reading War cloud: Why is the US military building a vast AI system and how will it change the battlefield of the future?

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Bosch launches cloud-connected battery management to extend the life of EV batteries

July 09, 2019 at 08:05PM Bosch is bringing to market a new cloud-connected software service to manage and monitor the battery life of electric vehicles. “Bosch is connecting electric-vehicle batteries with the cloud. Its data-based services mean we can substantially improve batteries’ performance and extend their service life,” said Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the… Continue reading Bosch launches cloud-connected battery management to extend the life of EV batteries

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Nintendo Switch 2: Future of gaming could be a ‘cloud console’, company suggests

July 08, 2019 at 04:22PM Nintendo 'must keep up', bosses say – but the future is not here just yet Nintendo Switch 2: Future of gaming could be a 'cloud console', company suggests ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Nintendo Switch 2: Future of gaming could be a 'cloud console', company suggests

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Internet problems at Cloudflare take down many of world’s biggest services, including Discord and cryptocurrency websites

July 02, 2019 at 02:32PM Some of the world's biggest websites and services stopped working because of a problem with the infrastructure powering the internet. Internet problems at Cloudflare take down many of world's biggest services, including Discord and cryptocurrency websites ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Internet problems at Cloudflare take down many of… Continue reading Internet problems at Cloudflare take down many of world’s biggest services, including Discord and cryptocurrency websites

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SaaS data protection provider Druva nabs $130M, now at a $1B+ valuation, acquiring CloudLanes

June 20, 2019 at 12:07PM As businesses continue to move more of their computing and data to the cloud, one of the startups that has made a name for itself as a provider of cloud-based solutions to protect and manage those IT assets has raised a big round of funding to build its business. Druva,… Continue reading SaaS data protection provider Druva nabs $130M, now at a $1B+ valuation, acquiring CloudLanes

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Google continues to preach multi-cloud approach with Looker acquisition

June 07, 2019 at 06:22PM When Google announced it was buying Looker yesterday morning for $2.6 billion, you couldn’t blame some of the company’s 1600 customers if they worried a bit if Looker would continue its multi-cloud approach, but Google Cloud chief Thomas Kurian made clear the company will continue to support an open approach… Continue reading Google continues to preach multi-cloud approach with Looker acquisition

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Google Cloud gets capacity reservations, extends committed use discounts beyond CPUs

June 05, 2019 at 05:00PM Google Cloud made two significant pricing announcements today. Those, you’ll surely be sad to hear, don’t involve the usual price drops for compute and storage. Instead, Googe Cloud today announced that it is extending its committed use discounts, which give you a significant discount when you commit to using a… Continue reading Google Cloud gets capacity reservations, extends committed use discounts beyond CPUs

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Microsoft and Oracle link up their clouds

June 05, 2019 at 01:00PM Microsoft and Oracle announced a new alliance today that will see the two companies directly connect their clouds over a direct network connection so that their users can then move workloads and data seamlessly between the two. This alliance goes a bit beyond just basic direct connectivity and also includes… Continue reading Microsoft and Oracle link up their clouds

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The challenges of truly embracing cloud native

May 28, 2019 at 05:05PM There is a tendency at any conference to get lost in the message. Spending several days immersed in any subject tends to do that. The purpose of such gatherings is, after all, to sell the company or technologies being featured. Against the beautiful backdrop of the city of Barcelona last… Continue reading The challenges of truly embracing cloud native

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Takeaways from KubeCon; the latest on Kubernetes and cloud native development

May 23, 2019 at 05:13PM Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois and Ron Miller discuss major announcements that came out of the Linux Foundation’s European KubeCon/CloudNativeCon conference and discuss the future of Kubernetes and… Continue reading Takeaways from KubeCon; the latest on Kubernetes and cloud native development

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AWS remains in firm control of the cloud infrastructure market

May 09, 2019 at 09:10PM It has to be a bit depressing to be in the cloud infrastructure business if your name isn’t Amazon. Sure, there’s a huge, growing market, and the companies behind Amazon are growing even faster. Yet it seems no matter how fast they grow, Amazon remains a dot on the horizon.… Continue reading AWS remains in firm control of the cloud infrastructure market

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Mirantis makes configuring on-premises clouds easier

April 29, 2019 at 05:00PM Mirantis, the company you may still remember as one of the biggest players in the early days of OpenStack, launched an interesting new hosted SaSS service today that makes it easier for enterprises to build and deploy their on-premises clouds. The new Mirantis Model Designer, which is available for free,… Continue reading Mirantis makes configuring on-premises clouds easier

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AWS expands cloud infrastructure offerings with new AMD EPYC-powered T3a instances

April 25, 2019 at 07:00PM Amazon is always looking for ways to increase the options it offers developers in AWS, and to that end, today it announced a bunch of new AMD EPYC-powered T3a instances. These were originally announced at the end of last year at re:Invent, AWS’s annual customer conference. Today’s announcement is about… Continue reading AWS expands cloud infrastructure offerings with new AMD EPYC-powered T3a instances

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Oracle turns to innovation hubs to drive cultural and business shift to cloud

April 23, 2019 at 04:27PM Oracle was founded in 1977. While it’s not exactly IBM or GE, both of which date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries respectively, it is old enough to be experiencing a fair bit of disruption in its own right. For a good part of its existence, it… Continue reading Oracle turns to innovation hubs to drive cultural and business shift to cloud