Tag: Cloud Services

Snap IPO Opens The Door To More Filings: Identity Management Provider Okta Files $100M IPO

The recent Snap IPO has breathed new life into the technology IPO scene and things are starting to pick up. Identity management firm Okta has now filed an IPO seeking to raise $100 million.

Business Tech March 14, 2017

Microsoft Enters The Marijuana Business With Plant Tracking Software Partnership

Microsoft announced a partnership with a technology startup to provide government agencies plant tracking software from 'seed to sale' as it enters the marijuana business.

Microsoft June 17, 2016

Samsung Dives Deeper Into Big Data And The Cloud With Joyent Acquisition: Why This Matters

Samsung recently bought Joyent, and the two companies will join forces to provide the OEM with the cloud storage technologies that it could not build on its own.

Computers June 16, 2016

Oracle To Snag Cloud Service Provider Opower For $532 Million

Oracle's cloud computing campaign continues with the planned acquisition of Opower for $532 million. Just a week earlier, Oracle announced that it was purchasing another cloud services company.

Business Tech May 3, 2016

Microsoft Q3 2016 Earnings Report Shows Windows Phone Drop, Surface Rise

Microsoft’s Earnings Release for Q3 2016 showed a decrease in both revenue and income. The technology giant posted a net income of $3.8 billion GAAP on $20.5 billion GAAP of revenue.

Business Tech April 22, 2016

Dimension Data Acquires Ceryx To Expand Its Cloud Services

A recent deal was arranged on April 1 between Dimension Data and Ceryx, which will now be integrated as a part of the former. This move allows Dimension Data to expand its services regarding cloud offers and solutions.

Deals April 6, 2016

Google Scores A Big Win For Its Cloud Business As Spotify Signs Up As Its Latest Client

Spotify is Google's latest client, choosing the Cloud Platform over the likes of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft's Azure Cloud Services. According to the music streaming company, it's because of its good experience with Google's data platform and tools.

Business February 24, 2016

Netflix Finally Completes Cloud Migration, Moving All IT To Amazon Cloud

Netflix’s cloud migration is finally completed, after years of diligent work. The company said it is now running hundreds of its IT functions in Amazon Web Services.

Internet February 12, 2016

Microsoft Stocks Jump As Cloud Computing, Surface Divisions Continue To Grow

Microsoft released its earnings report for the second quarter of its 2016 financial year, posting revenue of $25.7 billion. The company was driven by strong performance from its cloud computing and Surface business units.

Business January 30, 2016

Microsoft Acquires Metanautix To Dive Deeper Into Data Analytics

Microsoft acquired big-data focused firm Metanautix to bring its technology into the Microsoft data platform. This would include the company’s very own SQL Server and the Cortana Analytics Suite.

Deals December 19, 2015

IBM Beefs Up Video Cloud Services With Acquisition Of Clearleap

IBM acquired Clearleap with the goal to help businesses manage their video assets. It is likewise seen as Big Blue's strategy to beef up its cloud video portfolio.

Business December 9, 2015

Alphabet Shares Skyrocket As Wall Street Impressed By Google Parent’s Bid For The Cloud

Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company, notched a remarkable boost in shares this week. Not so long ago, the company signified its intention in penetrating the flourishing cloud computing business to rival current cloud leader Amazon.

Money November 21, 2015

Microsoft Beefs Up Azure Cloud Services With Acquisition Of Israeli Web Security Firm Secure Islands

Microsoft has acquired the Israeli-based web security firm Secure Islands. The Redmond tech firm aims to considerably improve its Azure Cloud Service for better user data protection.

Deals November 10, 2015

Cloud-Based Communications Platform Switch Now Integrates With Office 365

Switch launched a cloud-based communication platform that plays well with both Google and Microsoft productivity tools. The startup was supported by serious investors and it proved them right.

Apps/Software October 10, 2015

IBM Teams Up With ARM To Develop Deeper Internet Of Things Integration

For those having Skynet-fueled nightmares, read no further! IBM and ARM are joining forces to create the world’s best cloud service for Internet of Things.

Deals September 8, 2015

OneDrive Now Lets You Know If Other Users Edit Your Shared Files

Microsoft's OneDrive cloud service has received a new update that facilitates working with others, and will notify you when someone else edits a shared file. The update brings other neat options as well.

Apps/Software August 12, 2015

Chicago’s ‘Cloud Tax’ Makes Online Users Pay More To Use Netflix And Amazon

Customers in Chicago will now have to pay a nine percent tax to use cloud services and streaming content.

Internet July 1, 2015

Box For Office Online Lets You Create And Edit Office Docs In The Cloud

Users can now easily create and manage their Microsoft Office files from anywhere and on any device through the newly launched Box for Office Online.

Internet June 18, 2015

Apple Reportedly Building High-Speed Network For Better Content Delivery

Apple plans to build a high-speed data network that will allow the company to deliver content at a faster rate. The move will also allow the company to manipulate and more quickly push content such as music and videos to users through the cloud.

Business June 10, 2015

PlayStation Now Will Finally Come To PlayStation 3 On May 12

On May 12, PS3 users will benefit from PlayStation Now, the much-awaited subscription and rental game streaming service from Sony.

Video Games May 6, 2015

Salesforce Acquires Mobile Authentication Firm Toopher

The cloud platform makes another acquisition to boost its mobile security arsenal.

Deals April 2, 2015

Wonder How Much Amazon is Making from Its Cloud Business? Soon You Would Know

In a move that signifies the maturing of what some considered simply a trendy cloud industry, Amazon announces it will break out revenue for its cloud enterprise services.

Business January 30, 2015

DDoS Attacks Bigger, More Complex, More Frequent in Past Decade: Arbor Networks

The Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report reveals that attacks on websites have increased in number and intensity. The largest DDoS attack was recorded at 400Gbps in 2014.

Internet January 28, 2015

Amazon Pumps Up Support, Adds Warning Alert for Web Services

Amazon is rolling out new tools for its Amazon Web Services, including a support feature for clients with multiple accounts. The move, says one industry watcher, illustrates how cloud solutions are maturing and getting more competitive.

Business Tech January 15, 2015

Rackspace beats earnings expectations, cloud services going strong

Rackspace announced its financial results for the third quarter in 2014, showing better than expected results. The company is only expected to grow, although it is facing increased competition in the cloud computing market.

Business Tech November 11, 2014

Satya Nadella bets big on cloud: Here's what Microsoft is doing

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is hell-bent about doing business on the cloud, believes that the only true competition to contend with are Google and Amazon.

Business October 22, 2014

Comcast rolls out cloud-based X1 DVR in San Francisco, 7 other cities

Comcast has rolled out a cloud-based X1 DVR in several locations. The service will allow customers to access their programs in any Internet-connected device.

Internet October 3, 2014

Box: We're not your everyday content platform

Box expands its services to keep drawing enterprises to its cloud services. While it has matured, it says its still has the same characteristics clients fell in love with back in 2006.

Apps/Software September 5, 2014

VMware debuts rebranded Vcloud Air, provides greater flexibility in hybrid cloud

The world's leader in cloud services, VMware, is looking to expand its network and rebrand its flagship service. The move comes as competition in the sector continues to increase.

Apps/Software August 21, 2014

AMD unwraps 64-bit ARM 'Seattle' server chip

AMD has just released a more detailed account of its first ARM-based server processor which is otherwise known as the Opteron A1100 “Seattle.” The latter was first announced in January.

Computers August 13, 2014

California taps IBM to build cloud platform to save money, spur innovative services

The California Department of Technology tapped IBM to develop a new technology model built on cloud computing to enhance government services and to save money. CalCloud is now available to all state and local agencies on a subscription basis.

Business Tech July 25, 2014

Sprint will offer Google Apps for Business, online training and support

Sprint Corp. will soon be offering Google Apps for Business that would benefit schools and medium-sized businesses. The move is to provide full online support through seamless and cloud-based solutions.

Apps/Software July 24, 2014

Cisco, Microsoft team up to drive data center tech

A year after working together to push the deployment of cloud services, Microsoft and Cisco have formed a new partnership to strengthen the integration of hardware and software at data centers. The pair will invest hardware, software, marketing and engineering over the course of the three-year deal.

Deals July 15, 2014

IBM SoftLayer buy proving to be a winning decision

There's a bigger, more profitable cloud gathering at IBM as the company seeks to leverage its already successful acquisition of SoftLayer. Big Blue is investing into expanding SoftLayer's data centers and services.

Deals July 14, 2014

Amazon Web Services aims for Germany, boasts new partner

Amazon Web Services finds a new partner with Cloudian. It also may have found homes for facilities in Germany and Australia.

Business July 11, 2014

Red Hat releases new OpenStack Platform 5

Red Hat wants to establish a strong bond between its proprietary Enterprise Linux software and the OpenStack open source cloud platform. The release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 continues this effort.

July 9, 2014

Amazon goes SSD route for Elastic Block Store to boost speed, cut costs

Amazon has added the option of SSD volumes to its Elastic Block Store, promising speed and lower overhead. Customers are already loving it.

Internet June 19, 2014

VMWare, Amazon trade barbs, spar over cloud service

It's virtually war as Amazon and VMware debate who's zooming who. It seems that the former's new AWS management portal plug-in piggybacks onto VMware's vCenter, possibly stealing VMware clients.

Business June 4, 2014

Acer launches BYOC solutions for businesses, individuals

Acer is entering the cloud computing industry, where it will go up against leaders Google and Amazon.

Business Tech May 31, 2014

Acer aims for clouds as PC business goes on decline

Acer and NTI are teaming up on bringing a cloud platform to consumers and businesses. The platform is called BYOC or build your own cloud.

Apps/Software May 29, 2014

PlayStation Now private beta for PS4 kicks off Tuesday: Are you ready?

PlayStation 4 users who signed up for PlayStation Now beta may not have to wait much longer and be getting an email from Sony shortly with the voucher code. This is because on Tuesday, the private beta of the service will come to the PlayStation 4.

Video Games May 20, 2014

HP rolls out OpenStack Helion cloud products and services, allots $1 billion for initiative

HP is investing over $1 billion to its new cloud-based products and services called HP Helion, which integrates its various old and new cloud offerings into a unified portfolio. Read more here.

Apps/Software May 7, 2014

Google Apps for business lets you earn $15 for each referral

Google has gone on the offensive with a referral program for Google Apps for business. Something's hitting up in the cloud services arena - will Microsoft respond?

Business March 11, 2014

Microsoft Windows Azure hits Japan

Microsoft has made available two Windows Azure datacenters in Japan to address the growing demand for cloud services in the region.

Business February 27, 2014

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