Rubrik has tapped former Google Cloud executive Bertrand Yansouni as its new vice president of worldwide channels. Rackspace says it’s the cloud computing industry’s first pay-as-you-go pricing model for a private cloud offering. New data from Synergy Research Group concludes it is becoming hard for global cloud providers not established as leaders to win market share.

Analyst: Global Cloud Becoming “Increasingly Difficult” For Companies Not Already Established As Leaders to Compete

The global market for cloud computing is continuing to grow at a pace of more than 40 percent annually, but it is becoming much harder for cloud providers not already established as leaders to win market share. Synergy Research Group’s latest analysis concludes that “the cloud market continues to grow strongly in all regions of…

Amazon sells parts of its Chinese cloud, Rackspace and HPE partner on a private cloud service, Forresters Cloud Predictions for 2018.

Cloud Round-Up: Amazon Sells Parts of its Chinese Cloud Business, Rackspace and HPE Partner, Forrester Predictions, Kroger Gives Amazon the Cold Shoulder

This week on the Cloud News Round-Up, Amazon sells parts of its Chinese cloud computing business to a local partner. Rackspace has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprises on a new managed service for enterprises that combines the flexible pricing model used in a public cloud with the dedicated infrastructure of a private cloud. Forrester makes big predictions…

Salesforce announces a new partnership with Google and a $20 billion revenue projection, Oracle ups its presence in APAC

Cloud Round-Up: Google and Salesforce Team Up, Oracle’s Recent Cloud Moves, Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Goes Greener, AWS S3 Updates

In this week’s Cloud Round-Up, Salesforce announces a new partnership with Google and a $20 billion revenue projection, Oracle ups its presence in the APAC cloud region, Microsoft secures even more green energy, IBM ditches its old cloud branding, and more! Stay up to date on cloud happenings on LiftrNews.com, or send us your ideas…

IBM is revamping how it manages data stored in one of its European cloud computing data centers, giving customers more control.

With GDRP Approaching, IBM Cloud Revamps Access Rules to Give E.U. Customers More Control Over Their Data

IBM is revamping how it manages data stored in one of its European cloud computing data centers, giving customers more control and transparency over where their data lives and who has access to it. Concerns about data security continue to dominate the cloud industry, as more large corporations migrate applications and sensitive customer information over…

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison Rips AWS, introduces first autonomous database

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison used the company’s annual conference for developers, partners and customers to set the stage for a familiar act: bashing Amazon. In a keynote speech at Oracle’s OpenWorld conference, Ellison repeatedly ripped the company’s chief rival in the cloud sector while introducing a new autonomous database. The database uses machine learning to…

Analysts expect Amazon’s market share dominance to dwindle in coming years as competitors Microsoft, Google and Alibaba gain traction.

Analysts: AWS Dominates IaaS Cloud but Market Share Likely to ‘Erode’

Amazon continues crushing competition in the public cloud market, but analysts expect the tech giant’s market share dominance to steadily dwindle in the coming years as competitors such as Microsoft, Google and Alibaba keep gaining traction. Research firm Gartner concludes in a new report that the market for cloud services is growing faster than virtually…