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AWS launches a Secret region for the U.S. intelligence community

Amazon today announced that its AWS cloud computing service now offers a new region that’s specifically designed for the workloads of the U.S. intelligence community. This new AWS Secret Region

No, iPhones don’t have a special folder for your sexy pics

It's understandable when things change as fast as they do these days that it takes a bit for our ideas of how things work to catch up to how they actually work. One misunderstanding worth clearing up

Crunch Report | Amazon’s New Cloud Cam and Key

Amazon's new Cloud Cam and Key, the Microsoft Kinect isn't being manufactured anymore and Honolulu is the first city to start fining people for crossing the street while looking at their screen. All t

Google and Cisco announce hybrid cloud partnership

Google and Cisco today announced a new partnership around helping their customers build more efficient hybrid cloud solutions. Unsurprisingly, given Google’s recent focus, this partnership cente

HashiCorp raises $40M for its cloud infrastructure automation services

HashiCorp is probably best known for Terraform, its open-source tool for automatically provisioning infrastructure by describing it as code. But the company also offers a whole range of additional ope

IBM launches two new services to help businesses move to the cloud

IBM today announced two new services that are meant to make it easier for businesses to move their data and applications to the cloud. The company says the IBM Cloud Migration Services and IBM Cloud D

Cloud Foundry adds native Kubernetes support for running containers

Cloud Foundry, the open-source platform as a service (PaaS) offering, has become somewhat of a de facto standard in the enterprise for building and managing applications in the cloud or in their own

Google Compute Engine now lets you play nesting dolls with your VMs

Here is a cloud computing feature that may seem a bit odd at first but that does actually have its uses. Google’s Compute Engine today launched the beta of a new feature called “nested vir

Google Cloud acquires cloud identity management company Bitium

Google Cloud announced today that it has acquired Bitium, a company that focused on offering enterprise-grade identity management and access tools, such as single-sign on, for cloud-based applications

Microsoft’s new Data Box lets you mail up to 100 TB to its Azure cloud

Moving lots of data to the cloud can take a long time and cost quite a bit, even over fast connections. Like its competitors — and especially AWS — Microsoft has long allowed its Azure us

Azure gets more affordable with reserved instances and new cost management features

In case you didn’t know, Microsoft is hosting its annual Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida this week and while a lot of the event focuses on the company’s productivity apps, it wouldn&

Twilio Studio lets you build communication services without having to code

Twilio has long made a name for itself as a service that lets developers easily add audio, video and text communication to their applications, but with Twilio Studio, which is launching as a closed pr

Microsoft Azure gets a new VM family for bursty workloads

Microsoft today announced the preview launch of a new family of virtual machines for its Azure cloud computing platform that's specifically geared toward bursty workloads. Microsoft argues that these

Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs

This afternoon Microsoft announced Brainwave, an FPGA-based system for ultra-low latency deep learning in the cloud. Early benchmarking indicates that when using Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs, Brainwave can

Skytap raises $45M for its enterprise cloud

Skytap is probably one of the more interesting clouds right now. Unlike so many other startups, it’s not trying to offer enterprises specific cloud computing services on top of one of the big pl

Microsoft launches Azure Event Grid, a fully managed event routing service

Microsoft announced a new product in its Azure line-up in preview today that will make it easier for developers to build event-based applications. The Azure Event Grid makes events (like uploading a p

Amazon Macie helps businesses protect their sensitive data in the cloud

Amazon's AWS cloud computing service hosted its annual NY Summit today and it used the event to launch a new service: Amazon Macie. The idea behind Macie is to use machine learning to help businesses

Why BMW is betting on the cloud

In 10 years, when autonomous driving is mainstream, we'll have a fundamentally different relationship with our cars and driving in general. Every major car company is fully aware of this, but not all

Packet expands its global infrastructure with 11 new edge locations

Packet is quickly making a name for itself thanks to its unopinionated bare metal cloud. Today, the company is expanding its product portfolio with the launch of its new Edge Compute service in 15 d

The Open Container Initiative launches version 1.0 of its container specs

It took a while, but the Open Container Initiative (OCI) today announced the launch of the 1.0 versions of both its container runtime and image specs for software container. The two-year-old open sou
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