Alibaba Cloud, WeWork, China Gateway, AWS, Textract, Microsoft Azure, Cognitive Services, Adaptive Network Hardening, Cockroach Labs, CockroachDB

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: WeWork and Alibaba Cloud Partner, AWS Launches Textract, and More!

WeWork and Alibaba Cloud Partner In an effort to attract global companies, WeWork and Alibaba, along with the help of enterprise consultancy firm, Softbank Telecom China, announced a partnership late last week. The companies, together, will launch a service platform named “China Gateway” to help foreign companies scale in China.   “China Gateway” will provide…

Google Cloud Unveils Anthos, private cloud, Microsoft Azure, UK, WeWork, Alibaba Cloud, JEDI, AWS, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Google Cloud Unveils Anthos, Microsoft Doubles UK Region, and More!

Google Cloud Unveils Anthos Last week Google Cloud held its annual Cloud Next conference in San Francisco where the company unveiled several new announcements. Among those announcements was the new name of their Google Cloud Services Platform, Anthos, which allows enterprises to run applications in their private data center and in Google Cloud.    The name…

Microsoft Azure, ONNX, TensorRT, NVIDIA, Google Cloud, Stadia, GDC, AWS, NVIDIA G4, CUDA, Alibaba Cloud, PolarDB, Tencent

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Azure ONNX Integration, Google Goes Gaming and More!

Azure Announces ONNX Integration   Microsoft Azure announced at the beginning of last week a preview of Open Neural Network Exchange’s Runtime, or ONNX Runtime, support for NVIDIA’s TensorRT. ONNX is an open format for deep learning, machine learning, and artificial intelligence model exchange that was co-developed by Microsoft, Facebook, and AWS.   ONNX allows developers the freedom…

OCP, OCP Global Summit, Facebook, AWS, re:Inforce, Google Cloud, Atos, chatbot, Alibaba Cloud, digital transformation

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Facebook, Google, and others experience Outages, AWS’ New Summit Series Announcement, and More!

Paul Teich, Liftr’s principal analyst, attended OCP Global Summit from March 14-15 in San Jose, Ca. The annual summit is designed to help grow, drive, and support the open hardware ecosystem in, near, and around the datacenter and beyond. The summit’s sizable sponsor list is filled with notable names such as Facebook, Huawei, Microsoft, and Intel…

Microsoft Azure, Azure Maps, Western Union, Google Cloud, Google Docs, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Think, Ant Financial, WorldFirst

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Azure Maps from Microsoft, Amazon and Western Union Team Up and More!

New Azure Maps from Microsoft   Microsoft is continuing to expand Azure Maps, introducing a new set of capabilities in the form of SDKs and cloud-based services. The capabilities will enable enterprises, partners, and cities to build the solutions that will help visualize, analyze, and optimize these mobility challenges. The company says these services are designed…

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…