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…

VPN, Russia, Oracle Cloud, Ghana, Google Cloud, cryptocurrency, XRP, XRPL Labs

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: VPN Providers Pull Russian Servers, Oracle Partners with Ghana, and More!

VPN Providers Pull Russian Servers Almost two years after Vladimir Putin signed a law banning virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other tools that could be used to circumvent the country’s censorship of the internet, Russian authorities are beginning to enforce the law. Last Thursday, Roskomnandzor, Russia’s online regulator, wrote to 10 popular VPN services…

Microsoft Azure, Azure Stack, HCI, hyperconverged infrastructure, IBM Cloud, eyeTELLIGENCE, Oracle Cloud, AWS, Inferentia, ONNX

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Azure Announces Azure Stack HCI, Oracle Cloud Employees Face Layoffs, and More!

  Azure Announces Azure Stack HCI   Arpan Shah, the General Manager of Microsoft Azure, recently announced in a blog post on the company’s website that Azure Stack HCI solutions are now available for customers who want to run virtualized applications on modern hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI, to lower costs and improve performance.     Azure Stack HCI allows users to…

Google Cloud, Cloud Services Platform, Watson AI, IBM Cloud, Cloud Integration Platform, WiPro, OVH, Huawei Cloud, Baidu Cloud, Oracle Cloud

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Google Cloud’s New Hybrid Cloud Platform, International Cloud Offerings and More!

Upcoming Cloud Events    Key Banc’s Emerging Technology Summit will be held this week from Feb 26-27. Liftr Cloud Principal Analyst Paul Teich will participate in emerging technology discussions at Key Banc’s 14th annual event. Teich will also be attending the Open Compute Project Global Summit: San Jose coming up in a few weeks on March 14-15. Teich will…

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…

Oracle Cloud, OCI, JEDI, AWS, Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Cloud, Pingtouge, VMware, Dell, Red Hat, IBM, SUSE

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Containers vs VMware, AWS vs Microsoft, Oracle Earnings, and More!

Oracle’s Latest Earnings Report Early last week, Oracle released their Q2 2019 earnings results which were decent but nothing to write home about. The biggest achievement for the company in cloud was that gross margins were stable at 86% while still investing to build out second-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, or OCI. That 86% accounts for…