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Rackspace Hires Dallas Transit Exec Jones to Replace Eazor as CEO

San Antonio—Rackspace said Wednesday it has hired Kevin Jones, who most recently ran Dallas-based bus and transportation contracting business MV Transportaiton, as its CEO. Jones replaces Joe Eazor, who had held the top job at Rackspace since mid-2017.Apollo Global Management, which took San Antonio-based Rackspace private in a $4.3 billion acquisition in 2016, didn’t say why the company’s board of directors chose to replace Eazor, who was hired in 2017 to replace Taylor Rhodes after he took a ...
Tags: Boston blog main, National blog main, New York blog main, Texas, Texas blog main, Texas top stories, ABRY, ABRY Partners, Acquire, Acquisition, Alex Polvi, Alibaba Cloud, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Apollo, Apollo Global Management


Docker developers can now build Arm containers on their desktops

Docker and Arm today announced a major new partnership that will see the two companies collaborate in bringing improved support for the Arm platform to Docker’s tools. The main idea here is to make it easy for Docker developers to build their applications for the Arm platform right from their x86 desktops and then deploy them to the cloud (including the Arm-based AWS EC2 A1 instances), edge and IoT devices. Developers will be able to build their containers for Arm just like they do today, wit...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Cloud, Internet Of Things, Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Computing, San Francisco, Php, Developers, Computing, Docker, ARM, Amazon Web Services, Messina


CI Security Raises $9.6M to Help Customers Manage Cyber Threats

CI Security, a startup that provides its customers with cybersecurity software and expertise in detecting and responding to digital intrusions and threats, announced Monday it has raised $9.6 million in new funding. Seattle-based CI Security, which was previously known as Critical Informatics, says it plans to use some of the new cash to continue developing its products and services.The only investor CI Security named in a news release announcing the Series B round was East Seattle Partners, wh...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, Microsoft, Government, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Vc, Hacking, Hacks, Healthcare, Aws, Manufacturing


Whose cloud is it anyway? Apple sinks $30m a month into rival Amazon's AWS – report

iPhone maker set to feed competitor even more dollars over the next five years Apple has been identified as the largest customer of Amazon Web Services, splashing tens of millions of dollars each month on public cloud infrastructure supplied by its rival.…
Tags: Amazon, Software, Amazon Web Services


Apple reportedly signed a $1.5 billion, 5-year deal with Amazon's cloud (AAPL, AMZN)

Apple signed a $1.5 billion, five-year deal with Amazon Web Services, the retailer's market-leading cloud platform, according to a new report from CNBC.  The iPhone maker now reportedly spends over $30 million a month on AWS on average, up over 10% from the same period last year. It reportedly spent $350 million on AWS in 2018. The deal highlights the complex relationship between the two companies: Apple and Amazon compete in businesses like movie and music sales — but Apple relies on AWS to p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Lyft, Microsoft, Trends, Aws, Cnbc, Amazon Web Services, Google Apple, Amazon Microsoft, AAPL AMZN


Meet the programmer-turned-drummer-turned-lawyer who's helping open source startups stand their ground against Amazon's cloud amid a 'clash of ideologies'

Open source licensing lawyer Heather Meeker, one of Business Insider's 100 people transforming business, has helped companies like MongoDB, Redis Labs, and Confluent write new software licenses. These companies changed their licenses in response to cloud vendors like Amazon Web Services selling the software they created -- which is completely legal. Meeker discusses the controversy around these licenses from advocates who say they go against the definition of open source. Meeker helps open s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Yale, Tencent, Ibm, Silicon Valley, UC Berkeley, Aston Martin, Amazon Web Services, Meeker, Lagonda, Heather Meeker, OSS Capital, MongoDB Redis Labs


IBM is preparing to close its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat but Wall Street has 'real question marks' after its 'mediocre' quarter (IBM, RHT)

IBM missed Wall Street's revenue expectations when it announced earnings on Tuesday, but analysts are paying close attention to its upcoming acquisition of Red Hat, which will close later this year. IBM saw declines in its cloud and cognitive software unit, and analysts say this is a sign that IBM is struggling to compete in artificial intelligence, one of IBM's flagship offerings, against other cloud vendors. IBM has been betting Red Hat to improve its hybrid cloud, but analysts say Red Hat a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Ubs, Ibm, Roy, Amazon Web Services, Red Hat, Forrester, It Services, Wolf, Bartels, Anwar, Maribel Lopez, Marty Wolf


Here's what Googlers and startups have to say about new Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian's strategy, three months into his reign (GOOG, GOOGL)

Thomas Kurian, who had worked at Oracle for over two decades, has served as Google Cloud's CEO for about three months now. Last week, Google Cloud made announcements at its Next conference signalling a commitment to open source software and a strategy of allowing customers to use multiple clouds. Business Insider spoke with six startup executives, as well as some Googlers, on their thoughts about his strategy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Before becoming CEO at Google C...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Diane Greene, Thomas, Eric Brewer, Google Cloud, Kurian, Thomas Kurian, Idit Levine, Ratan Tipirneni, SecureDrop Tigera


Amazon is pulling the plug on its domestic business in China after it was soundly beaten by Alibaba (AMZN)

Amazon is closing its domestic business in China, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Fulfillment centers will close, and third-party seller partnerships will be discontinued. The company will instead focus on selling Chinese goods elsewhere and digital services and Kindles to consumers in China. China is home to Alibaba and its many websites that are popular with Chinese consumers.  Amazon.com Inc plans to close its domestic marketplace business in China by mid-July, people familia...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, China, Trends, Alibaba, Amazon China, Amazon Web Services, Tmall, Reuters, Amazon com Inc, China China, Leslie Adler, Josh Horwitz, Amazon Join, Meredith Mazzilli, Alibaba AMZN


The exec behind Amazon Web Services' fastest-growing product of all time says that it 'feels great' to be taking on Oracle head-to-head in the database market (AMZN, ORCL)

Amazon says that its Aurora database has been the fastest-growing product on the Amazon Web Services cloud ever since it launched in 2015. We talked to Debanjan Saha, the general manager who built and manages Aurora. He says its success "feels great." Saha is one of Business Insider's 100 people transforming business.  Aurora is getting attention from a lot of big enterprise customers — and the ire of Oracle, the king of the database market.  Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. When A...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Larry Ellison, Aws, Dynamo, Ellison, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Fulfillment, Aurora, Andy Jassy, Saha, Jeff -LSB- Bezos, Postgres, Amazon Aurora, Jassy


Microsoft just took an important step to take on Amazon for a crucial $10 billion cloud contract (MSFT, AMZN)

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that Azure Government Secret, its government cloud for storing classified information, has met the requirements for IL-6 — the highest security certification from the Department of Defense. Should Azure Government Secret win the accreditation, it could help Microsoft in its bid for the winner-take-all $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract with the Pentagon.  To date, Amazon is the only company that has achieved the IL-6 accreditat...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, North Korea, Trends, Department Of Defense, Aws, Ibm, Pentagon, Amazon Web Services, Dni, Kim Jong, Jedi, Amazon Read, National Intelligence DNI, MSFT AMZN, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure JEDI


Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers

Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification. This is the first time Amazon has offered a certification program for Alexa developers, the company says. Certification programs are standard in the technology industry — and AWS already offers a training program and certifications of its own that allow organiz...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Tech, Bloomberg, Aws, Amazon Echo, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Kevin Kelly, Amazon Alexa, Smart Speakers, Alexa Skill Builder Specialty, Alexa Developer Console, Alexa Every, AWS Certification and Education Programs


Experts say that new CEO Thomas Kurian's Oracle-like playbook could cause a 'culture clash' at Google Cloud — and that could be a good thing (GOOGL, GOOG)

Analysts say that Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian's plan to emphasize sales and partnerships could lead to a "culture clash" with the search giant's more engineering-focused culture.  However, Google Cloud might come out of it stronger than ever:Although Google Cloud may have advanced technology, it needs a stronger enterprise sales program to catch up to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, say experts. Diane Greene, Kurian's predecessor, helped set the tone for Google Cloud to become mo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Bloomberg, Everest, Larry Ellison, Gartner, Aws, Wall Street Journal, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Cto, Forrester, Diane Greene


Here's the pitch deck that helped this enterprise storage company raise a big $92 million round of Series E funding

Cloudian is a data storage company with an approach that tries to bring the best parts of the cloud to a company's own data centers and servers.  "Where you don't want to put your data into the cloud, we bring the cloud to you," Tso said.  The approach has paid off, as the San Mateo, California based company raised a sizable $92 million Series E round last August, bringing its total funding raised to $173 million. Below is the the pitch deck that helped Cloudian raise that $92 million round....
Tags: Trends, Amazon Web Services, Business Insider, Tso, San Mateo California, Cloudian, Digital Alpha Advisors, Michael Tso, Goldman Sachs Cloudian


The CEO of DigitalOcean explains how its 'cult following' helped it grow a $225 million business even under the shadow of Amazon Web Services (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG)

Mark Templeton became CEO of cloud computing startup DigitalOcean last June, replacing co-founder Ben Uretsky in the role.  DigitalOcean is a relatively small, venture-backed alternative to mega-clouds like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The company tells us it's on an annualized run rate (ARR) of $225 million. Before DigitalOcean, Templeton spent over two decades at Citrix, where he helped scale it to a company with over $3 billion in revenue. Templeton shares four secrets that draw...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Microsoft, North Korea, Trends, Andreessen Horowitz, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Digitalocean, Ben Uretsky, Cto, Citrix, Kim Jong, EBITDA, Templeton


Google Cloud’s new CEO is executing the playbook that Larry Ellison apparently wouldn’t let him run with at Oracle (GOOGL, ORCL)

Bloomberg previously reported that Thomas Kurian— now the CEO of Google Cloud — left Oracle after clashing with co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison over cloud strategy. Now Kurian appears to be trying to do for Google Cloud what Ellison reportedly wouldn't let him do at Oracle: Support other clouds, even those from its fiercest competitors.  Case in point: Google Cloud's new Anthos, a platform that allows customers to manage their infrastructure across Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Ellison, Gartner, Ellison, Oracle, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Brewer, Ives, Mohan, Wedbush Securities, Eric Brewer


Robocaller firm Stratics Networks exposed millions of call recordings

If you’ve ever had a voicemail appear out of nowhere, there’s a good chance Stratics Networks was involved. The Toronto-based company is the self-proclaimed inventor of “ringless voicemails,” providing its customers a way of auto-dialing a list of phone numbers and dropping voicemails without leaving a missed call. The system uses a backdoor voicemail number typically reserved by the carrier to leave a voicemail directly in a person’s mailbox. The company once claimed it can process up to 10,000...
Tags: Security, Florida, Maryland, Law, California, Toronto, Telemarketing, Tech, Telecommunications, Telephony, Web Services, Michigan, Collins, Amazon Web Services, Spamming, Broward County


Uber relies on Google Maps for its business and spent $58 million on it over three years (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber filed to go public on Thursday, and its paperwork shows that Uber spent $58 million on Google Maps between 2016 and 2018. Uber sees Google Maps as "critical" to its business, it says in the filing.  If Google and Uber were to end their agreement, this could harm Uber's business because other mapping services may be expensive, inferior, or just not exist.  Uber filed to go public on Thursday, and its S-1 paperwork revealed that from the beginning of 2016 to the end 2018, Uber spent s...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Trends, Google Maps, Aston Martin, Amazon Web Services, Alphabet, Alphabet Google, David Drummond, Lagonda, Dara Khosrowshahi, Waymo, IPO Uber


The right way to do AI in security

Artificial intelligence applied to information security can engender images of a benevolent Skynet, sagely analyzing more data than imaginable and making decisions at lightspeed, saving organizations from devastating attacks. In such a world, humans are barely needed to run security programs, their jobs largely automated out of existence, relegating them to a role as the button-pusher on particularly critical changes proposed by the otherwise omnipotent AI. Such a vision is still in the realm of...
Tags: Google, Security, TC, Lyft, Uber, Enterprise, Government, Funding, Tech, Cybersecurity, Mit, Hack, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Harvard University, Darpa


Google Cloud is taking on Amazon by moving into retail, and it's a first step in new CEO Thomas Kurian's master plan (GOOGL, AMZN)

On Wednesday at its annual Google Cloud Next conference, Google announced Google Cloud for Retail, a cloud platform to help retailers with hosting, inventory management, search, and product recommendation. Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said that he wants to focus on targeting specific verticals, like retail, finance, and health care.  Google Cloud has partnered with companies like Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl's, Shopify, and Target, which also compete with Amazon. Part of new CEO Thomas Kurian...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Amazon Web Services, Shopify, Cto, Kohl, Google Cloud, Kurian, Thomas Kurian, Thomas Kurian Google Cloud, GOOGL AMZN, Ratnakar Lavu


Watch day 2 of Google Cloud Next live right here

Yesterday, the opening keynote for Google’s Cloud Next conference was packed with news, from Google’s hybrid cloud platform Anthos to Google’s new product to turn a container into a URL. At 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, Google is opening day 2 of its conference with the product innovation keynote. Later at 4:30 PM PT, 7:30 PM PT, you’ll be able to watch the developer keynote: Along with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, Google is building the infrastructure of the web. Countless s...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Developer, Tech, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure Google, Google Cloud, Google Cloud Next, Google Cloud Next 2019


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Google's founders have failed to turn up to every company all-hands meeting in 2019, BuzzFeed reports. These absences, the longest in Google's history, come at a time when the firm faces questions about hate speech on its platform. Uber will seek to sell around $10 billion worth of stock in its initial public offering, according to Reuters. Most of the shares would be issued by the company, while a smaller portion would be ow...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, North Korea, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Alphabet, Dorsey, Reuters, Kim Jong, CANBERRA Australia


Under new CEO Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud is recruiting some of Amazon Web Services' fiercest critics into an expanded open source partnership (GOOGL, GOOG)

On Tuesday, Google Cloud announced expanded partnerships with open source software companies MongoDB, Redis Labs, Elastic, DataStax, Neo4j, InfluxData, and Confluent. Some of these companies have something else in common: They've publicly criticized Amazon Web Services and other major cloud providers for taking their free code and reselling it for a profit. Under the leadership of new CEO Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud is taking a "strategy that is collaborative, not combative." Visit BusinessIns...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Tencent, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Redis Labs, Singh, Kaplan, Gupta, Google Cloud, Kurian, GCP, Alibaba Baidu, Manish Gupta


Google Cloud is beating Amazon to the punch with Anthos, a new hybrid cloud offering (GOOGL)

On Tuesday, Google Cloud announced Anthos, which allows customers to run their applications across Google Cloud, data centers, and even rival clouds like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.  This is Google's first big hybrid cloud platform — marking its entry into a market that Microsoft has been in for years, and something that Amazon Web Services will start to push into later this year. Google Cloud also announced integrations with over 30 hardware, software and system integration partne...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, North Korea, Trends, Cisco, Intel, Lenovo, Amazon Web Services, Kubernetes, Kim Jong, Google Cloud, David Goeckeler, Cloud Services Platform, Thomas Kurian, Anthos


Watch Google Cloud Next developer conference live right here

If you can’t stop dreaming about NoSQL databases, Google’s Cloud Next conference is the closest thing to heaven that you’ll find today. At 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, some of the brightest minds in cloud computing are going to introduce the upcoming features of Google Cloud. Along with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, Google is building the infrastructure of the web. Countless startups use Google Cloud as their only hosting provider. And there are now launching more and more speci...
Tags: Google, Startups, Enterprise, Developer, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure Google, Google Cloud, Google Cloud Next, Google Cloud Next 2019


Yet another head of cloud leaves SAP as CEO Bill McDermott pursues the cloud strategy that Oracle refuses to try (ORCL, SAP)

SAP is shaking up its executive ranks as it gets serious about the cloud — its cloud leader, Robert Enslin, is leaving the company. CEO Bill McDermott is pursing a cloud strategy that's unique among software vendors of his size and clout: He wants customers to be able to run SAP databases from whatever cloud they choose, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.  It's a strategy that is the polar opposite of its big rival Oracle, which has gotten aggressive about pushing customers to ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Utah, Microsoft, Americas, Trends, Aws, Bill, Ellison, Oracle, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Cto, Successfactors, Qualtrics, Lars Dalgaard


BMW and Volkswagen are relying on both Amazon and Microsoft, and it's proof that the cloud market is more complicated than you think (AMZN, MSFT)

Last week, Microsoft announced a cloud partnership with BMW. The week before that, Amazon Web Services announced a partnership with Volkswagen. Both companies are working to build services for automotive manufacturing. The funny part: AWS previously partnered with BMW, and Microsoft had partnered with Volkswagen. Analysts say it's a sign that more companies are choosing to use multiple clouds. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The cloud wars are starting to rumble into the ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Walmart, Alibaba, Gartner, Aws, Bmw, Volkswagen, Amazon Web Services, Anderson, Forrester, Paul Miller, Ed Anderson, AMZN MSFT


New Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian says that he’s borrowing from the Oracle playbook to help catch up to Amazon and Microsoft (GOOGL, GOOG)

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian plans to borrow some strategies from Oracle's strategies to help the search giant catch up to its peers Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in the cloud wars, he tells the Wall Street Journal.  Kurian plans to have Google Cloud work on serving specific markets, expand the sales force, and invest in technology that would allow it to serve customers on those other clouds, too.  Kurian estimates to the Journal that Google Cloud's sales team is between one-tent...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, North Korea, Trends, Aws, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Journal, Amazon Web Services, Diane Greene, Kim Jong, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Kurian, Thomas Kurian


The One-Hour Guide to SEO: Keyword Targeting & On-Page Optimization - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishWe've covered strategy, keyword research, and how to satisfy searcher intent — now it's time to tackle optimizing the webpage itself! In the fourth part of the One-Hour Guide to SEO, Rand offers up an on-page SEO checklist to start you off on your way towards perfectly optimized and keyword-targeted pages. If you missed them, check out the other episodes in the series so far: The One-Hour Guide to SEO, Part 1: SEO StrategyThe One-Hour Guide to SEO, Part 2: Keyword ResearchThe O...
Tags: Google, Seo, Amazon Web Services, Randfish


On balance, the cloud has been a huge boon to startups

Today’s startups have a distinct advantage when it comes to launching a company because of the public cloud. You don’t have to build infrastructure or worry about what happens when you scale too quickly. The cloud vendors take care of all that for you. But last month when Pinterest announced its IPO, the company’s cloud spend raised eyebrows. You see, the company is spending $750 million a year on cloud services, more specifically to AWS. When your business is primarily focused on photos and vid...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Uber, Enterprise, Pinterest, Microsoft, Finance, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Tech, Walmart, Smartphones