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…

Microsoft and SAP have agreed to sell and use each other's cloud products in the latest challenge to Amazon's market dominance.

Microsoft Signs SAP as Cloud Partner in Latest Challenge to Amazon’s Cloud Dominance

Microsoft has fortified a partnership with SAP SE to expand the use of each other’s cloud products in its latest effort to chip away at Amazon’s market share dominance in the public cloud. The two business software giants said they will deploy each other’s cloud solutions internally, and provide joint support services for customers. Microsoft…