By Steve Lohr, New York Times Published 11:36 am CDT, Friday, July 27, 2018 Photo: JASON HENRY /NYT Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Tom Siebel, the chief executive of C3 IoT, a software company that uses cloud computing to analyze data coming from industrial machines, in Redwood City, Calif., July 19, 2018. After initially working closely with Amazon, a pioneer in cloud computing, C3 IoT now also has a technology and marketing partnership with Microsoft. “They don’t want to be tied to one big tech company,” Siebel said of his customers. less Tom Siebel, the chief executive of C3 IoT, a software company that uses cloud computing to analyze data coming from industrial machines, in Redwood City, Calif., July 19, 2018. After initially working closely ... more Photo: JASON HENRY /NYT Microsoft emerges as clear No. … [Read more...] about Microsoft emerges as clear No. 2 in booming cloud computing market
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by BySteve Lohr July 19, 2018 Just a few years ago, Thomas M. Siebel often faced skepticism when encouraging big companies to adopt internet-style cloud computing. Many companies, he said, had qualms about relying on the faraway data centers. Now his customers have a different concern: One cloud service isn’t enough. “They don’t want to be tied to one big tech company,” said Mr. Siebel, chief executive of C3 IoT, a software company that uses cloud computing to analyze data coming from industrial machines. And Mr. Siebel is adapting. After initially working closely with Amazon, a pioneer in cloud computing, C3 IoT now also has a technology and marketing partnership with Microsoft. And it is negotiating a similar agreement with Google. For a few years, it looked like Amazon would run away with … [Read more...] about Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing
Google Google announced plans to purchase a small Tel Aviv-based startup that helps companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers. Velostrata has raised $31.5 million since 2014, pitching itself as a service that works with a lot of different providers like AWS, Azure, and — more recently — Google's cloud computing service. This acquisition could mean that Velostrata will no longer offer services that help clients move to competitors. The terms of the deal haven't been disclosed. Google plans to buy the small enterprise startup Velostrata as the search giant continues growing its cloud computing business. Google said Wednesday that it would acquire Israel-based Velostrata, which specializes in helping companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers. Terms of the Google-Velostrata deal were not disclosed, but Google said that Velostrata’s employees would join the company’s office in Tel … [Read more...] about Google is planning to buy a startup that helps companies move to the cloud as it builds out its own cloud computing business
In a way, Amazon's release of a general cloud storage service seems natural; Amazon already offers several consumer and developer-facing cloud services for some time now. So it seems unsurprising that as Google, Microsoft, and Apple step in to tackle the terrain established by startups like Box and Dropbox, Amazon is making motions that it wants to enter the full-blown cloud storage fray as well.Specifically, Amazon today released desktop applications for Mac and Windows PCs, offering their take on the virtual-folder experience that Dropbox popularized. Amazon hasn’t announced a mobile app yet, and there isn’t automatic syncing on the desktop, but if Amazon is serious about cloud storage those are surely in the works.And it seems likely that Amazon is very serious about cloud storage, as Amazon's services begin to mirror the Apple's and Google's of the world. Strategic product releases by the big players in our shiny digital future are demonstrating how similar their goals … [Read more...] about Does Amazon’s new cloud storage service hints at bigger role in the battle over mobile ecosystems?
It’s business as usual at Google parent company Alphabet, despite a growing number of controversies surrounding the company’s firing of former employee James Damore and a reckoning over content policies at YouTube. Alphabet posted its 2017 fourth quarter earnings today, showing sales of $32.32 billion and profit of $9.70 per share, coming in under Wall Street expectations of $9.96 per share. Wall Street reacted negatively to the profit miss, sending Alphabet stock down as much as 4 percent in after-hours trading. However, Google’s core ad business remains healthy, pulling in $27.27 billion in revenue and helping push Alphabet to a 24 percent year-over-year increase in sales. Concerning some analysts and investors is Google’s TAC, or traffic acquisition costs. Those continue to grow and gobble up a larger percentage of advertising revenues as Google shifts more of its business to so-called programmatic advertising and mobile search ads, which inherently have … [Read more...] about Alphabet profit miss sends stock down, but Google ad and cloud sales remain strong