This week, our anchors talk cloud revenue, AWS expansion, concerns over billion dollar Pentagon contract, and Microsoft offerings in India.

Cloud Round-Up: Analysts Project 2021 Cloud Revenue, AWS Adds New Chinese Cloud Region, Pentagon Cloud Contract Draws Concerns, Azure Stack Launches in India

This is your weekly Cloud News Round-Up on LiftrNews.com! This week, our anchors talk cloud revenue, AWS expansion in China, concerns over billion dollar Pentagon contract, and new Microsoft offerings in India. Do you have any cloud predictions for 2018? We want to hear from you. Email us at ideas@liftrnews.com.

AWS’ biggest event of the year kicked off Monday in Las Vegas by announcing a new tool for developers to build mixed reality apps.

Law Targeting Foreign Tech Firms Pushes Amazon To Sell Parts of Its Chinese Cloud Computing Business

Amazon is selling parts of its cloud computing business in China to its local partner to comply with tough new data laws for foreign tech firms in the world’s second largest economy. In a statement, Amazon said it is not exiting the Chinese market dominated by rival Alibaba but that it “sold certain physical infrastructure…

Microsoft bringing AI and its Azure cloud platform to the forefront of its focus. Part of this shift means splitting the core Windows team. Microsoft said Wednesday that it has launched its Azure Stack service in India, which will complement the company’s available cloud services.

Microsoft Plans to Triple Its Azure Presence in Alibaba’s backyard

Microsoft will triple capacity for its Azure-based international public cloud service in China, significantly ramping up the company’s cloud presence in a market dominated largely by Alibaba. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement Wednesday during the company’s tech summit in Beijing, saying the Azure capacity expansion will give customers in the region and multinational corporations…