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The tech giant secured a cloud storage server that was inadvertently spilling Microsoft internal data and credentials to the open internet.

Microsoft employees exposed internal passwords in security lapse

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The market is forcing cloud vendors to relax data egress fees

As a number of factors come into play, like the reality of a multi-cloud world and a stricter regulatory environment, companies are beginning to see the error in their ways.

9:00 am PDT • March 31, 2024
The market is forcing cloud vendors to relax data egress fees

A U.S. government watchdog stole more than 1GB of seemingly sensitive personal data from the cloud systems of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The good news: The data was…

A government watchdog hacked a US federal agency to stress-test its cloud security

The U.S. Department of Defense is notifying tens of thousands of individuals that their personal information was exposed in an email data spill last year. According to the breach notification…

US military notifies 20,000 of data breach after cloud email leak

Akamai today announced the launch of its Gecko “Generalized Edge Compute” platform. This new initiative will increase the company’s cloud-computing network with an additional 10 regions worldwide in the first…

Akamai extends its edge-computing platform as it looks to challenge AWS, Azure and GCP

Akamai today announced a major expansion of its cloud computing presence around the world. While you might still think of Akamai as a content delivery service, the acquisition of Linode…

Akamai launches new cloud computing regions in Asia, Europe and the Americas

Here are some best practice takeaways you can consider to help ensure your cloud transformation is successful across every metric

Embrace these FinOps best practices to ace your cloud strategy

Cloud host CloudNordic says most of its customers have “lost all data with us” following a ransomware attack on its data center systems, including its backups. The Denmark-based cloud company…

Danish cloud host says customers ‘lost all data’ after ransomware attack

As your product matures, molding existing architectures to accommodate demands from the growing user base becomes difficult.

How SaaS architecture impacts pricing and profitability

Acquiring Linode allowed Akamai to fast-track its broader cloud computing ambitions. Today, the company is taking another step in this direction. It’s announcing the expansion of its cloud computing services…

Akamai expands its cloud computing footprint with new locations and services

Shadow, a French company that offers a gaming PC in the cloud (among other things), has announced in a press conference that it is updating its offerings for Shadow PC…

Shadow revamps its cloud computing offerings in Europe

Codenotary‘s focus is on software supply chain security and monitoring Kubernetes deployments, but at the heart of these services is the company’s popular open source immudb immutable database. At this…

Codenotary brings its immutable database to the cloud

A recent survey of founders indicates that even as startups take a closer look at their cloud spending, growth is still a priority.

For startups, growth still trumps cloud cost control

Seven weeks after Alibaba announced its historic restructuring plan to split itself into six independent companies, the juggernaut is gearing up to spin off its cloud intelligence group. Alibaba went…

Alibaba to spin off its cloud, AI and business messenger unit

Update: IBM has now confirmed the news and said Polar will be integrated into its Guardium unit (itself based on an acquisition from way back in 2009). No price disclosed.…

Confirmed: IBM acquires Polar Security for $60M to automate cloud data management

Google Cloud may be chasing Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud game, but it has something big to boast about after earnings came out today. The company has turned a…

Google Cloud turns profit for the first time

Microsoft has kickstarted settlement discussions with European not-for-profit trade association Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE), some six months after CISPE filed an antitrust complaint alleging that Microsoft was using…

Microsoft kickstarts settlement discussions with European cloud companies over antitrust complaints

A security lapse saw Proskauer Rose, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, expose sensitive client data for more than six months, TechCrunch has learned. A person with…

Legal powerhouse Proskauer exposed clients’ confidential M&A data

Shadow is introducing some new use cases for its cloud computing service at the Game Developers Conference. In particular, the company wants to partner with game publishers so that they…

Shadow wants to make game demos cool again with cloud computing

I started wearing sweaters after I got my last utility bill, but companies at scale can’t dial back their data usage as easily.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Big Data’s cloud backlash, CVC pitch tips, de-risking hardware startups

When Amazon announced it was laying off another 9,000 employees today, AWS employees were not exempt with Amazon CEO (and former AWS CEO) Andy Jassy announcing the cloud division would…

AWS takes a hit in latest round of Amazon layoffs

Cloud-first strategies may be hitting the limits of their efficacy, and in many cases, ROIs are diminishing, triggering a major cloud backlash.

The cloud backlash has begun: Why big data is pulling compute back on premises

A year ago, Akamai acquired Linode for $900 million. At the time, Akamai said it wanted to combine Linode with its edge platform and security services. Unsurprisingly, that’s exactly what…

Akamai reaches for the cloud

After quarters of rapid growth fueled by remote work, the cloud market is cooling down as businesses look for ways to curb cloud spending in post-COVID times and an uncertain…

China’s globalizing startups could be a boon to US cloud giants

Yesterday Amazon reported earnings, with AWS growing a modest 20% for the quarter over the prior year to $21 billion. But perhaps even more troubling, the company reported in the…

AWS says growth dropped to mid-teens to start new year as customer cost-cutting continues

From AI and ML to bespoke solutions, cloud technology is on track to expand into more areas than ever in 2023 as adoption increases.

5 cloud trends to track in 2023

Although Amazon as a whole has hit a bit of a post-peak pandemic rough patch, AWS keeps delivering.

While Amazon had a rocky year, AWS remains a reliable cash cow

Cloud tech companies are facing a significant cloud skills shortage, making it hard to hire people and difficult to make sure their current workforce’s skills are up to date. Australia-…

Edtech Saasguru wants to fix the cloud talent shortage at scale

Shadow is now officially a tech company with two different products. In addition to its cloud computing service that works particularly well for games, the company is launching Shadow Drive,…

Shadow launches cloud storage service Shadow Drive

Edge computing cloud and global data network Macrometa has struck a new partnership and product integrations with Akamai Technologies. Akamai also led a new funding round in Macrometa that included…

Akamai invests in Macrometa as the two strike partnership