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…

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.

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…

Founded in 2012, Bitium gives companies the ability to manage access to web-based applications including Google Apps and Office 365

Google’s Latest Acquisition Aimed at Boosting Cloud Security for Enterprise Customers

Google has acquired a company that will help it better manage enterprise cloud customer implementation, a move analysts say will help the tech giant compete against Microsoft and Amazon in the cutthroat cloud market. Financial terms of the deal between Google and identity management firm Bitium were not immediately disclosed. Founded in 2012, Bitium gives…