AWS Launches Two Edge Locations
AWS has announced the launch of two Amazon Cloudfront Edge locations in Dubai and Fujairah expanding to 138 ‘points of presence’ across 29 countries. According to the company, the locations will help customers deliver content faster and improve security.
Zubin Chagpar, the head of public sector, MEA for AWS said, “This allows our customers to get better access to services and lower latency by about 90 percent. It means more services will be available.”
IBM’s New MultiCloud Manager and AI OpenScale
IBM announced its new MultiCloud Manager, aimed at controlling Kubernetes clusters over different clouds and data centers. Users will be able to shift their clusters and containers between cloud providers and link public and private clouds via a single dashboard.
The company also announced their new tool AI OpenScale, enabling developers to analyze any machine learning model using any integrated development environment. This is designed to located bias in AI and create AI fairness. To get a deeper insight on IBM and other major cloud players’ maneuvers to prevent AI bias, check out our Principal Analyst, Paul Teich’s blog post now on Forbes.com.
Q3 Earnings Reports Trickle In
IBM kicked off Q3 Earnings Reports this week. According to a transcript by Seeking Alpha, Jim Kavanaugh, Chief Financial Officer of IBM, announced that the company saw $19 billion in cloud revenue over the last 12 months with an as-a-service annual run rate of $11.4 billion, up 24%.
We can expect to see earnings reports next week from Microsoft on Wednesday at 5:30 ET, Google on Thursday at 4:30 ET, and Amazon on Thursday at 5:30 ET. Stay tuned with Liftr Cloud Insights for more coverage in next week’s Liftr Cloud Round-Up.
Arm Holds Its Annual Arm TechCon Event
This week at its Arm TechCon Event in San Jose, CA, Arm announced its ServerReady compliance program for Arm-based servers. Arm is focusing on cloud service provider customers, and its ServerReady program will help its instruction set licensees better compete with Intel, AMD and IBM for cloud infrastructure market share.
Analyst Paul Teich At Oracle’s OpenWorld
Our Principal Analyst Paul Teich will be attending Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco from October 22-24. According to Canalys, our market data partner, “In Q2 2018, Oracle Cloud was the fourth largest software as a service provider (SaaS) at about 8% of total SaaS revenue and one of the top ten public cloud infrastructure service providers.” Follow Liftr Cloud Insights on social media to see Paul’s live coverage of the event.
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