Cloud Round-Up: Microsoft Azure Targets Healthcare, Dropbox Ditches Public Cloud, AWS Outage Affects Alexa, Google Hangouts Chat.

Cloud Round-Up: Microsoft Azure Targets Healthcare, Dropbox Ditches Public Cloud, AWS Outage Affects Alexa, Google Hangouts Chat

On this week’s Cloud News Round-Up on LiftrNews.com, Microsoft wants Azure to be the platform of choice for healthcare companies coming to the cloud. File storage and sync company Dropbox has spent the last two years building its own infrastructure to store client data for its 11 million users. Dropbox’s primary cloud provider, is still…

The United States National Science Foundation and three cloud providers partnered to make cloud resources more accessible to research.

US National Science Foundation Turns to the Cloud for Scientific Research

The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) and three of the leading cloud providers partnered to make cloud resources more accessible to the area of scientific study and research. This agreement includes $9 million in cloud resources donated during the fiscal year 2017. Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure donated $3 million…

Alibaba Cloud Reports 104% Growth, Google Goes Gaming, Oracle Creates Cloud Platform for Drug Development, Women in Cloud encourage female entrepreneurship.

Cloud Round-Up: Alibaba Cloud Reports 104% Growth, Google Goes Gaming, Oracle Creates Cloud Platform for Drug Development, Women in Cloud

This week on the Cloud News Round-up on LiftrNews.com, Chinese-based cloud provider Alibaba released its quarterly earnings report showing a 104% growth year-over-year. A new report out of a subscription news service called “The Information” claims that Google has been secretly working on a cloud-based gaming platform and console, codenamed “Yeti.” Oracle is creating a new…