Security concerns rise over processing chips, Google takes dive on Liftr Index over AI, federal cloud adoption gets push from White House

Cloud Round-Up: Security Flaws Discovered in Processing Chips, Google’s Liftr Index Score Drops, White House Calls for Accelerated Cloud Adoption, AWS Sets its Sights on Saudi Arabia, Microsoft Acquires Avere Start-up

It’s the first Round-Up of the year! In cloud news this week, security concerns rise over processing chips, Google takes a dive on the Liftr Index over AI snafu, federal cloud adoption gets a push from the White House, AWS eyes expansion to Saudi Arabia, and Microsoft purchases a data storage start-up to bolster Azure…

Google Cloud has a new chief operating officer, AI and Big Data drive federal cloud spending, AWS drops first major ad campaign.

Cloud Round-Up: Google Cloud Gets a New COO, DoD Increases Cloud Spending, Major Ad Campaign From AWS, Wall Street Responds to re:Invent

In this week’s Cloud News Round-Up, Google Cloud has a new chief operating officer, AI and Big Data drive federal cloud spending, AWS drops first major ad campaign and gets a boost from Wall Street following their annual re:Invent Conference. Like what you see on Liftr News? We want to hear from you. Email us at ideas@liftrnews.com

Federal procurement officials are looking to make it easier for agencies and cloud vendors to execute contracts.

GSA Issues RFI to Make Cloud Contracting Language Easier to Follow

Federal procurement officials are looking to make it easier for agencies and cloud vendors to execute contracts. The General Services Administration has released a request for information asking for examples of “preferred contract language” to incorporate into federal requirements to make it more efficient for agencies to buy cloud computing tools.   The GSA is…

AWS on Monday unveiled a new cloud computing service designed specifically for the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies.

Amazon Web Services Launches New Secret Cloud Region for U.S. Intelligence Agencies

Amazon Web Services on Monday unveiled a new cloud computing service designed specifically for the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies to host secret classified data. The AWS Secret Region is the company’s latest offering to attract U.S. government customers in a still-expanding federal cloud sector with billions of dollars of contracts at play. Amazon…

The forecast is part of Forrester’s 10 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018: They anticipate the public cloud industry will be worth $178B.

Forrester’s Cloud Predictions for 2018: More Global Enterprise Adoption, Continued Industry Domination from AWS, Google and MFST

More than half of all global enterprises will rely by next year on at least one public cloud platform to drive digital transformation, according to research firm Forrester, helping fuel cloud growth rates of more than 20 percent annually for the immediate future. The forecast is part of Forrester’s 10 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018,…