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 cloud-based platform for drug companies and their clinical partners that it believes will greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to bring a new drug to market by bringing all of the organizations together on one platform. Also, in Oracle news, the company is quadrupling the number of data centers it operates for its cloud services. CSRA, a government contractor that handles IT for several Federal agencies, has been awarded an 8.5 million dollar award to provide Google’s G-Suite and Google Cloud services to the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. A new organization founded to encourage female entrepreneurship in the cloud space called Women in Cloud, are launching a cloud accelerator lab. Google has created its own custom circuit for processing data for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications called the Tenor Processing Units or TPU. A new survey of nearly 1,000 technical professionals revealed that 81% of enterprises are using a multi-cloud strategy in their day-to-day operations.
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