Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud After Amazon S3 Outage?

On February 28th, the world witnessed another public cloud outage. The disruption happened in Amazon’s Northern Virginia data center and Amazon was prompt in communicating to customers. S3 is experiencing high error rates. We are working hard on recovering. — Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) February 28, 2017 It took several hours for Amazon to recover from the issue. Amazon has since […]

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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 to Feature Azure Cloud Learnings : Kushagra Vaid @ IDF 2016

At the Intel IDF 2016 event in San Francisco, Kushagra Vaid, GM, Azure Cloud HW Engineering in conversation with Diane Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center Group said, “We have a very strong presence in the public cloud by virtue of Azure but we also have a very strong presence in the enterprise by virtue of Windows Server. So […]

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Verizon to Buy Yahoo In Continued Quest Against Facebook and Google

According to a breaking Bloomberg report, Verizon Communications Inc. will announce its plans to buy Yahoo! Inc. for about $4.8 billion on Monday. Verizon acquired AOL for $4.4 billion as part of its aspiration to be a leading provider of internet services. Why does Verizon want Yahoo? With Yahoo, Verizon will get a global platform against Internet giants like Facebook and Google […]

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Nutanix Enterprise Cloud : Managing Beyond Physical and Virtual Data Center Silos

Apart from the recent marketing stunt at .NEXT conference that has been talked about extensively, Nutanix made several exciting announcements at the event. The company is repositioning itself as an enterprise cloud player vs another hyperconverged infrastructure vendor. Most data centers are heterogenous in nature with workloads running on both physical and virtual infrastructures. The complexity of managing these resources is very high […]

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud is a $5 Billion Business and Growing Fast – Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com, Inc (AMZN) announced its much awaited Q1 2015 earnings today. Amazon’s revenue increased 15% to $22.72 billion in this quarter, compared with $19.74 billion in Q1 2014. Operating cash flow increased 47% to $7.84 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $5.35 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2014. Operating income increased 74% to $255 million in the first quarter, compared with […]

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$95M ‘Contained’ by Docker Inc for Simplifying PaaS and Cloud Application Portability

Docker, Inc, the company behind the Docker open source platform, and chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem just announced it has received series D funding of $95M led by Insight Venture Partners, with new contributions from Coatue, Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust. Existing investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures and Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures also participated in the […]

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Increased Government Cloud Focus with Tony Scott as New Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO)

The White House just amplified the focus on cloud computing by appointing VMware executive Tony Scott as Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO). US President Barrack Obama’s announcement yesterday also indicates the departure of Steve VanRoekel who moved to the position of chief innovation officer at U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID) to focus on the use of technology to fight the outbreak […]

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Microsoft’s Azure Response to Amazon Gov Cloud

Microsoft recently responded to Amazon which has made in-roads into the federal cloud market for the last several years. Microsoft has announced the U.S. general availability of Microsoft Azure Government and upcoming availability of Dynamics CRM Online for Government. With these offerings together with Office 365 Government, Microsoft hopes to provide a complete cloud US government customers. “The Microsoft Cloud for Government […]

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