Liftr Cloud Newsletters : Top Cloud News Headlines by Week

Liftr Cloud Insights 2019-01-14: Clouds at CES, Sports Partnerships and an Amazon Divorce

The overall Liftr Cloud Index for the week ending Friday 1/11/2018 is 101.3 (-0.4%), down marginally from the previous week. Sentiment (95.8, -2.8%) was the only factor affecting the overall index.     Alibaba Cloud (60.9, +0.2%) was stable overall based on minor gains to its Adaptability, Presence and Sentiment scores. Alibaba Cloud slightly expanded its marketplace,…

Liftr Cloud Newsletters : Top Cloud News Headlines by Week

Liftr Cloud Insights 2019-01-07: Clouds Expected at CES, Outages Follow Smart Gifts, Serverless Exploits

The overall Liftr Cloud Index for the week ending Friday 1/04/2018 is 101.7 (+0.1%), up marginally from the previous week.     Alibaba Cloud Sentiment (103.3, -6.0%) is returning to baseline levels after receiving a boost the previous week from FIFA football (soccer) related tweets. Despite this decrease, Alibaba Cloud Sentiment still remains the highest among all…

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…

Oracle Cloud, OCI, JEDI, AWS, Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Cloud, Pingtouge, VMware, Dell, Red Hat, IBM, SUSE

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Containers vs VMware, AWS vs Microsoft, Oracle Earnings, and More!

Oracle’s Latest Earnings Report Early last week, Oracle released their Q2 2019 earnings results which were decent but nothing to write home about. The biggest achievement for the company in cloud was that gross margins were stable at 86% while still investing to build out second-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, or OCI. That 86% accounts for…

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 Zhang…