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Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Facebook, Google, and others experience Outages, AWS’ New Summit Series Announcement, and More!

Paul Teich, Liftr’s principal analyst, attended OCP Global Summit from March 14-15 in San Jose, Ca. The annual summit is designed to help grow, drive, and support the open hardware ecosystem in, near, and around the datacenter and beyond. The summit’s sizable sponsor list is filled with notable names such as Facebook, Huawei, Microsoft, and Intel…

Google Cloud, Cloud Services Platform, Watson AI, IBM Cloud, Cloud Integration Platform, WiPro, OVH, Huawei Cloud, Baidu Cloud, Oracle Cloud

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Google Cloud’s New Hybrid Cloud Platform, International Cloud Offerings and More!

  Upcoming Cloud Events    Key Banc’s Emerging Technology Summit will be held this week from Feb 26-27. Liftr Cloud Principal Analyst Paul Teich will participate in emerging technology discussions at Key Banc’s 14th annual event. Teich will also be attending the Open Compute Project Global Summit: San Jose coming up in a few weeks on March 14-15. Teich…

Microsoft Azure, Azure Maps, Western Union, Google Cloud, Google Docs, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Think, Ant Financial, WorldFirst

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Azure Maps from Microsoft, Amazon and Western Union Team Up and More!

New Azure Maps from Microsoft   Microsoft is continuing to expand Azure Maps, introducing a new set of capabilities in the form of SDKs and cloud-based services. The capabilities will enable enterprises, partners, and cities to build the solutions that will help visualize, analyze, and optimize these mobility challenges. The company says these services are designed…

Alibaba Cloud, Aliyun, Rigetti, Oracle Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Tom Tom, Google Cloud, IBM Think, SXSW, re:Invent, AMD EPYC

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Alibaba’s Push Against Scrutiny, Microsoft Partners with Tom Tom, and more.

Alibaba’s Push Against Scrutiny  Alibaba is charting an uncertain path in Australia’s cloud computing market. As the Chinese internet conglomerate seeks to grow its operations, it also must manage heightened scrutiny on Chinese technology firms. Alibaba’s earnings growth in the country fell to 41 percent in the December quarter; its slowest since 2016. However, the company’s…

Cisco, SDN, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, AWS, Amazon Web Services, AMD

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Cisco Announces ACI Extensions, Earnings Reports Are In and More!

Cisco Announces ACI Extensions   Cisco Live! Barcelona was held this past weekend from January 28-February 1. At the conference, the company highlighted multi-cloud connectivity for enterprise customers. As demonstrated on Cisco Live’s main stage, Cisco has extended its ACI data-center SDN, software-defined networking, platform to connect with AWS and Microsoft Azure.    The extension brings automation…

AWS, WorkLink, Microsoft Azure, Intel, Google Cloud, BigCommerce, Alibaba Cloud, Intel, IBM, Red Hat, SAP, HANA

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: BigCommerce Migrates to Google Cloud, AWS Announces Amazon WorkLink, and More!

  BigCommerce Migrates to Google Cloud   BigCommerce, an e-commerce Saas provider based right here in Austin, Texas, announced that it is migrating its infrastructure to the Google Cloud Platform. Once the migration is complete, BigCommerce’s more than 60,000 merchants powering online sales will be connected with Google.    The migration move is aimed at competing with Amazon’s e-retail…

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Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Azure and AWS Focus on Retail, IBM Cloud Signs Vodafone, and More!

    Insights from NRF 2019 The National Retail Federation’s Big Retail Show, the world’s largest retail conference, took place, January 13-15, in New York City. Many major cloud providers such as Microsoft and AWS were in attendance to share their latest plans and services. Liftr Cloud Insights got the inside scoop about the event.…