Alibaba Cloud, Aliyun, Rigetti, Oracle Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Tom Tom, Google Cloud, IBM Think, SXSW, re:Invent, AMD EPYC

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Alibaba’s Push Against Scrutiny, Microsoft Partners with Tom Tom, and more.

Alibaba’s Push Against Scrutiny  Alibaba is charting an uncertain path in Australia’s cloud computing market. As the Chinese internet conglomerate seeks to grow its operations, it also must manage heightened scrutiny on Chinese technology firms. Alibaba’s earnings growth in the country fell to 41 percent in the December quarter; its slowest since 2016. However, the company’s…

Cisco, SDN, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, AWS, Amazon Web Services, AMD

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Cisco Announces ACI Extensions, Earnings Reports Are In and More!

Cisco Announces ACI Extensions   Cisco Live! Barcelona was held this past weekend from January 28-February 1. At the conference, the company highlighted multi-cloud connectivity for enterprise customers. As demonstrated on Cisco Live’s main stage, Cisco has extended its ACI data-center SDN, software-defined networking, platform to connect with AWS and Microsoft Azure.    The extension brings automation…

AWS, WorkLink, Microsoft Azure, Intel, Google Cloud, BigCommerce, Alibaba Cloud, Intel, IBM, Red Hat, SAP, HANA

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: BigCommerce Migrates to Google Cloud, AWS Announces Amazon WorkLink, and More!

  BigCommerce Migrates to Google Cloud   BigCommerce, an e-commerce Saas provider based right here in Austin, Texas, announced that it is migrating its infrastructure to the Google Cloud Platform. Once the migration is complete, BigCommerce’s more than 60,000 merchants powering online sales will be connected with Google.    The migration move is aimed at competing with Amazon’s e-retail…

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Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Azure and AWS Focus on Retail, IBM Cloud Signs Vodafone, and More!

    Insights from NRF 2019 The National Retail Federation’s Big Retail Show, the world’s largest retail conference, took place, January 13-15, in New York City. Many major cloud providers such as Microsoft and AWS were in attendance to share their latest plans and services. Liftr Cloud Insights got the inside scoop about the event.…

Amazon, Alexa, AWS, Philips Hue, Echo Dot, AT&T, Baidu, Sohu, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Global Data Center

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Christmas Crashes, Chinese Media Mandate, and more!

Alexa and Phillips Hue Crash Christmas Day Before the holiday break, Liftr Cloud Insights predicted outages as Christmas approached, and outages there were indeed. Gift receivers wishing to set up their new Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices, a popular Christmas gift this year, were met with connectivity issues beginning 10 A.M. Christmas Day. The…

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Microsoft Connect, Huawei out of BT, NeurIPS, and More!

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Microsoft Connect, Huawei out of BT, NeurIPS, and More!

Microsoft’s Latest Announcements Microsoft Connect 2018, its annual cloud- and data-focused developer conference, took place last week. Though the event is normally held right before AWS Re:Invent, the company decided this year to hold it a week after. In conjunction with the event, Microsoft unveiled several new products and services. The company announced the general…

Amazon, AWS, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft Azure

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Alibaba Focuses on Cloud, Diane Green Leaves Google, Insights from AWS re:Invent, and More!

  Alibaba Focuses on Cloud Daniel Zhang, Alibaba Group’s chief executive, announced last week that the company will be restructuring its Tmall e-commerce business and upgrading its Alibaba Cloud business unit as the cloud becomes more important strategically. The restructure arrives after Alibaba’s record-breaking sales of $30.8 billion during Singles Day late last month and is the first restructure under…