Cloud Companies

The man who put Amazon on cloud nine

Grazed from ForbesIndia. Author: Harichandan Arakali.

Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), has visited India over a dozen times by his own reckoning. His visits, though, are not as sonorous as his boss Jeff Bezos’s. Recall how the founder and CEO of ecommerce behemoth Amazon Inc had put on a shiny bandhgala and posed for photographs, which went viral on social media, leaning out of a truck’s cabin in Bengaluru in September 2014.

Despite Jassy’s lower-pitched demeanour—he prefers a simple business suit and uses a BlackBerry Classic—he has been garnering customer after customer in the country for AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing unit, which has achieved a revenue run rate of $10 billion (around Rs 67,000 crore) globally. The unit, set up in 2006, currently garners about 15 percent of Seattle-based Amazon’s overall revenues but nearly half the company’s operating income...

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Why the DTCC Is Using Amazon’s Cloud

Grazed from FTFNews. Author: Eugene Grygo.

Something interesting is underway as far as cloud computing and securities operations — the Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering has been quietly gaining ground after some initial resistance. I recall that the main concerns about using the AWS cloud revolved around compliance and security.

But Amazon zeroed in on the compliance and security demands and concerns of the securities industry by putting out a document that offers an overview of how AWS meets the regulatory requirements of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)...

Cloud Computing: Mirantis Forges Closer Ties with SUSE to Promote OpenStack

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Christopher Tozzi.

Mirantis wants to become the "one-stop shop" for users of OpenStack on enterprise Linux. The company this week announced a new partnership with SUSE, adding another Linux option alongside its existing Red Hat and CentOS offerings. Mirantis is a major distributor of OpenStack, the open source platform for building cloud infrastructure on top of a Linux-based operating system.

Mirantis seeks to distinguish itself in the crowded OpenStack market by delivering what it calls a "pure-play" OpenStack distribution, allowing users to deploy any type of Linux platform in conjunction with OpenStack. While Mirantis can support any Linux distribution, it has now forged closer ties with SUSE, which develops SUSE Linux Enterprise Server...

Alibaba Cloud Partners with HTC to Advance Virtual Reality Development with Cloud Computing Solutions

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: Editorial Staff.

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced strategic partnership with HTC Corporation ('HTC'), the pioneer in innovative smart technologies. Both companies will join hands to explore high scalable and price-competitive virtual reality ("VR") solutions for customers worldwide.

Leveraging the advanced cloud computing technology of Alibaba Cloud, the companies will focus on developing breakthrough innovative solutions to tackle bandwidth allocation, data transmission and data processing needs in areas such as VR video production and VR broadcasting. The partnership will also bring together industry developers to build a VR cloud ecosystem, and extend 'Viveport', HTC's VR app store to Alibaba Cloud's cloud computing platform...

Will AWS Disrupt Indian Public Sector?

Grazed from DataQuest. Author: Editorial Staff.

Teresa Carlson leads the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector business, which includes state, local, central and regional governments; educational institutions and Ed Techs, and non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGO), and acts as an advisor to Amazon Public Policy on global policy issues. Since starting AWS’s public sector business in 2010, Carlson has driven the business’ growth, which today accounts for 2,000 government, 4,500 education, and 17,500 nonprofit customers, and a vast partner ecosystem across all geographies.

Prior to joining AWS, Carlson served as Vice President of Microsoft Federal Government, where she was responsible for defining the strategy for the company’s US Federal Government business. Before moving into technology, Carlson worked in health care, as a practitioner and consultant initially, then as a business manager and area vice president, responsible for national accounts, marketing, and business development...

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Amazon, Microsoft and Google Are Breaking Away From the Pack in Cloud Infrastructure

Grazed from The Street. Author: Eric Jhonsa.

In the fast-growing and rapidly changing world of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS) such as cloud computing and cloud storage, Amazon (AMZN) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google are quickly distancing themselves from the pack. That spells trouble for the long list of would-be rivals who typically don't have as much scale or offer as many features as the leaders.

As was the case in its 2015 report, the 2016 edition of research firm Gartner's closely read IaaS Magic Quadrant report places only Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure in the report's "Leaders" quadrant, which features cloud platforms receiving top marks both for the completeness of their vision and their ability to execute...

4 New Ways to Hitch a Ride on the Cloud

Grazed from Barron's. Author: Tiernan Ray.

Tired of hearing about the handful of tech names everyone must own? Consider roaming a bit farther afield for cloud computing. This column has relentlessly talked up the potential of cloud computing for Amazon.com (ticker: AMZN), Alphabet ’s (GOOGL) Google unit, and Microsoft (MSFT). But there are also opportunities for newer, younger companies and turnaround stories among established names.

One good place to look is software tools—programs that computer engineers use to make their own software programs. As history has demonstrated, buying the makers of picks and shovels can be a good way to ride a gold rush. This is one of the most vibrant areas of technology today, as companies shift from selling software programs on a compact disk to selling code that runs on server computers inside Amazon Web Services or other public cloud facilities...

Cloud Computing: Salesforce buys Quip for $582 million

Grazed from CBR. Author: James Nunns.

Salesforce has again decided to splash the cash in order to boost its portfolio this time with the acquisition of productivity software maker Quip. The deal, which will be for $582 million in stock, will add to Salesforce’s portfolio a number of programs for creating documents and spreadsheets.

Quip’s products are designed for collaboration using mobile devices, something which should be a boost to the CRM vendor as it looks to advance its mobile offering. Another angle to the deal is that Quip is a competitor of Microsoft Office and Alphabet’s Google Docs...

Oracle to Buy Cloud-Software Provider for $9.3 Billion

Grazed from Nasdaq. Author: Editorial Staff.

Oracle Corp. agreed to pay $9.3 billion for a cloud-computing pioneer that counts Larry Ellison as a major investor, using its second-largest acquisition to try to catch up in a key area where it has lagged.

Oracle said it is paying $109 a share in cash for NetSuite Inc., a 19% premium to the company's closing price Wednesday of $91.57. The deal is raising questions about the role of Mr. Ellison, Oracle's chairman, who is the biggest shareholder in both companies...

Cloud Computing: Dell/EMC - Biggest Merger in IT History Approved by Shareholders

Grazed from TopTechNews. Author: Shirley Siluk.

Shareholders of EMC Corp. today overwhelmingly voted in favor of the company's planned merger with Dell Inc. -- a more than $60 billion transaction that's been described as the biggest tech deal in history. According to a preliminary tally, 98 percent of EMC shareholders who voted were in favor of the merger.

Final results are set to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission later this week. The shareholders casting votes represented about 74 percent of EMC's outstanding common stock. As part of the transaction, Dell, which ceased being a publicly traded company in 2013, must compensate EMC shareholders for taking the firm private...