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.

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…

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,…

The largest supermarket chain in the nation, Kroger, is shunning Amazon Web Services and investing in cloud services of Google and Microsoft

Wary of a Competitor Handling its Data, Mega-Grocer Kroger Shuns Amazon’s Cloud in Favor of Google and Microsoft

Kroger has a message for Amazon: Take your cloud and shove it. The largest supermarket chain in the nation is openly shunning Amazon Web Services and investing in cloud services from Google and Microsoft to bolster its digital transformation. Chief Information Officer Chris Hjelm didn’t mince words this week, saying Kroger won’t let an opponent…