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AWS expands cloud infrastructure offerings with new AMD EPYC-powered T3a instances

Amazon is always looking for ways to increase the options it offers developers in AWS, and to that end, today it announced a bunch of new AMD EPYC-powered T3a instances. These were originally announced at the end of last year at re:Invent, AWS’s annual customer conference. Today’s announcement is about making these chips generally available. They have been designed for a specific type of burstable workload, where you might not always need a sustained amount of compute power. “These instances ...
Tags: Cloud, Developer, Enterprise, TC, Amazon Web Services, Amd, AWS, Chips, Ec2


Amazon's first-quarter reported offered a mixed bag for investors — a huge earnings beat, but disappointing guidance (AMZN)

Amazon reported first-quarter profits Thursday that handily beat Wall Street's expectations. But it warned that its second-quarter bottom line will likely come in far below of analysts' estimates. Watch Amazon trade live. Wall Street had heady expectations for Amazon's first quarter profit. Amazon topped them. But it warned that it won't have such happy news next quarter. The retailing and cloud-computing giant on Thursday reported earnings per share of $7.09. That's about 50% higher than wh...
Tags: GAAP


Amazon Has Gone From Neutral Platform To Cutthroat Competitor, Say Open Source Developers

An anonymous reader shares a report: Elastic isn't the only open source cloud tool company currently looking over its shoulder at AWS. In 2018 alone, at least eight firms have made similar "rule changes" designed to ward off what they see as unfair competition from a company intent on cannibalizing their services. In his blog post, Adrian Cockcroft, VP of cloud architecture strategy at Amazon Web Services (AWS), argued that by making part of its product suite proprietary, Elastic was betraying t...


Render gets $2.25M seed round to give developers alternative to biggest names in tech

A couple of weeks ago, when Pinterest filed its S-1, its AWS bills raised eyebrows and questions about cheaper alternatives for startups. Render is a small startup with a big idea to provide infrastructure services for developers, who might be looking for a cheaper and easier alternative to bigger more familiar names. The company launched today with broad ambition and $2.25 million in seed funding from General Catalyst and the South Park Common Fund. As developers work with increasingly complex ...
Tags: Cloud, Developer, Funding, SaaS, Startups, Infrastructure as a Service, Render


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


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


Harness snags $60 mln Series B

San Francisco-based Harness, a continuous delivery-as-a-service platform, raised $60 million in Series B funding. IVP, Google Ventures and ServiceNow Ventures led the round. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 23, 2019 – Harness, the industry’s first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform, today announced it has closed a $60 million Series B funding round led by IVP, Google Ventures (GV), and ServiceNow Ventures. Existing investors Menlo Ventures and Unusual Ventures also participated...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Aws, IVP, NCR, Twilio, Linux Foundation, Jyoti Bansal, Appdynamics, McAfee, Amazon Web Services AWS, San Francisco Calif, ARRIS, CDF


Microsoft's acquisition of Express Logic will bulk up its IoT services (MSFT, AMZN)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Microsoft  announced  it acquired Express Logic, an embedded software company, for an undisclosed sum. Express Logic's real-time operating system (RTOS), ThreadX RTOS, is purpose-built for microcontrollers — chips programmed for a single purpose. Here's what it means:  Microsoft's acquisition of Expr...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Aws, Business Insider Intelligence, RTOS, MSFT AMZN, Express Logic, Express Logic Microsoft


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


Integrating Amazon Cognito With Single Page Application (Vue.js)

In this article, we will look at authenticating Single page application (built using Vue.js) with Amazon Cognito using OAuth protocol. In our previous article we integrated a server side application with Amazon […]
Tags: Amazon, Seo, Aws, OAuth, Cognito, VueJS, Amazon Cognito


Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO

Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company is one of several businesses that improve the download time and delivery of different websites to internet browsers and it has just filed for an IPO. Media companies like The New York Times use Fastly to cache their homepages, media and articles on Fastly’s servers so that when somebody wants to brows...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Verizon, Lyft, Media, Pinterest, Tech, E-commerce, Internet Security, New York Times, Computing, Aws, Times, Cloudflare


Spotinst, the startup enabling companies to purchase and manage excess cloud capacity, acquires StratCloud

Spotinst, the cloud automation and optimization startup founded in Tel Aviv but now with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London too, has acquired AWS partner StratCloud. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although I’m hearing it combines both cash and stock and was somewhere in the region of $5 million. As part of the acquisition, StratCloud’s team of 15 people will be joining Spotinst, including founder Patrick Gartlan, who will become VP, Cloud Services at Spotinst. StratCloud ha...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, Enterprise, Samsung, Tel Aviv, Tech, Aws, Cto, Ron Miller, San Francisco New York, AWS Microsoft, Spotinst


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


Kickstart a lucrative IT career with this AWS training bundle, now $50

AWS controls a market share as large as its next four cloud competitors combined. So for those looking to make a splash (and a healthy living) as an IT cloud expert, AWS is what they need to know.  Right now, TNW Deals is slashing the price on the AWS Solutions Architect Certification Bundle by over 90 percent, down to just $49.
Tags: Startups, Aws, Offers


Diving into Google Cloud Next and the future of the cloud ecosystem

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois and Ron Miller offered up their analysis on the major announcements that came out of Google’s Cloud Next conference this past week, as well as their opinions on the outlook for the company going forward. Google Cloud announced a series of products, packages and services that it believes will improve the company’s comp...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Enterprise, Developer, Government, Events, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Aws, Talent, Ron


Sridhar Vembu of Zoho: A Corporate Culture of Humility, Trust, Belief and Insane Ambition Is Key to Our Success

Forty-five million people use at least one of the 45 business apps Zoho offers in the cloud. And the vast majority of those fall under the heading small and midsize business users.  About 1,600 of these folks were in Austin, TX this week for the company’s big user conference Zoholics. One of the things that stands out about the conference is just how connected and passionate Zoho’s customers are to the company. And they don’t just love the products and the pricing model. They also love the way t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Japan, Interviews, India, Sales, Austin, Aws, Silicon Valley, NMS, Austin Texas, Bernard, Leary, Austin TX, Pleasanton, My dad


African e-commerce startup Jumia’s shares open at $14.50 in NYSE IPO

Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia listed on the New York Stock Exchange today, with shares beginning trading at $14.50 under ticker symbol JMIA. This comes four weeks after CEO Sacha Poignonnec confirmed the IPO to TechCrunch and Jumia filed SEC documents. With the public offering, Jumia becomes the first startup from Africa to list on a major global exchange. In an updated SEC filing, Jumia indicated it is offering 13,500,000 ADR shares, for an opening price spread of $13 to $16 per share, r...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Business, Ipo, Germany, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Smartphones, Companies, Egypt, Morocco, Alibaba


Wandering , Innovation & Failure: Amazon 2018 Shareholder Letter

Today Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published his annual shareholder letter. Take a minute to read the letter his thoughts provide some interesting insights into their culture and their thoughts on both innovation and failure. Amazon 2018 Letter to Shareholders To our shareowners: Something strange and remarkable has happened over the last 20 years. Take a look at these numbers: 1999 – 3% 2000 – 3% 2001 – 6% 2002 – 17% 2003 – 22% 2004 – 25% 2005 – 28% 2006 – 28% 2007 – 29% 2008 – 30% 2009 – 31% 2010 ...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Ebay, America, Star Trek, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Delaware, Alexa, Branding, Career Choice, GAAP, Amazon com Inc, Jeffrey P Bezos, Today Amazon


Google Cloud makes some strong moves to differentiate itself from AWS and Microsoft

Google Cloud held its annual customer conference, Google Cloud Next, this week in San Francisco. It had a couple of purposes. For starters it could introduce customers to new CEO Thomas Kurian for the first time since his hiring at the end of last year. And secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it could demonstrate that it could offer a value proposition that is distinct from AWS and Microsoft. Kurian’s predecessor, Diane Greene, was fond of saying that it was still early days for the cloud ma...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Aws, Google Maps, Vmware, Google Cloud Platform, Diane Greene, Greene, Frederic Lardinois, Google Cloud, Kurian, GCP


Much to Oracle’s chagrin, Pentagon names Microsoft and Amazon as $10B JEDI cloud contract finalists

Yesterday, the Pentagon announced two finalists in the $10 billion, decade-long JEDI cloud contract process — and Oracle was not one of them. In spite of lawsuits, official protests and even back-channel complaining to the president, the two finalists are Microsoft and and Amazon. “After evaluating all of the proposals received, the Department of Defense has made a competitive range determination for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud request for proposals, in accordance with a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Government, US, Tech, Department Of Defense, Aws, Ibm, Pentagon, Smith, Oracle, Microsoft-azure


Amazon's Jeff Bezos highlights the importance of 'wandering' and failing big in his annual shareholder letter (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos highlighted Amazon's relatively small footprint in the company's annual letter to shareholders on Thursday. "Amazon today remains a small player in global retail," Bezos said in the letter. He also pointed to the importance of "multibillion-dollar failures" as necessary to Amazon's growth. " If the size of your failures isn’t growing, you’re not going to be inventing at a size that can actually move the needle." Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Amazon CEO Jef...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, Trends, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Alexa, Bezos, Amazon Aurora, Chicago San Francisco, Amazon Quantum, Amazon Timestream


4,500 Amazon employees just tore into Jeff Bezos' lack of leadership on climate change

More than 4,520 Amazon employees signed an open letter to Jeff Bezos demanding the company get serious about climate change. The letter comes days after a Gizmodo report revealed how aggressively Amazon is courting oil and gas companies. The signatories made a series of demands, ranging from an emissions-cutting timeline, to a demand for fair treatment of employees during extreme weather events. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. More than 4,500 Amazon employees published an open let...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Congress, Trends, Aws, Greenpeace, Jeff Bezos, Gizmodo, Greenpeace USA, Elizabeth Jardim


DHL launches Africa eShop app for global retailers to sell into Africa

DHL is launching an e-commerce app called DHL Africa eShop for global retailers to sell goods to Africa’s consumers markets. The platform goes live today and brings more than 200 U.S. and UK retailers—from Nieman Marcus to Carters—online in 11 African markets: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mauritius, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Malawi, Botswana, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. DHL Africa eShop will operate using startup MallforAfrica.com’s white label service, Link Commerce. Payment methods wi...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Business, UK, Ebay, Nigeria, Africa, Marketing, Tech, Senegal, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Online Shopping, Uganda, United States


The 6 most important announcements from Google Cloud Next 2019

Google is hosting its annual Cloud Next developer conference in San Francisco this week. While the event is still in full swing, with a mystery concert capping off most of the programming tonight, the flood of news has now subsided, so here is our list of the most important announcements from the event. Anthos What is it? Anthos is the new name of the Google Cloud Services Platform, Google’s managed service for allowing enterprises to run applications in their private data center and in Goo...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Cloud, San Francisco, Aws, Redis Labs, Google Account, Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian, Anthos, Google Cloud Next 2019, Google Cloud Services Platform Google, AWS Azure and Co


Google Cloud announces Traffic Director, a networking management tool for service mesh

With each new set of technologies comes a new set of terms. In the containerized world, applications are broken down into discrete pieces or micro services. As these services proliferate, it creates a service mesh, a network of services and the interactions that take place as they interact. For each new technology like this, it requires a management layer, especially for the network administrators to understand and control the new concept, in this case, the service mesh. Today at Google Cloud Ne...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Aws, Google Cloud Platform, Google Cloud, GCP, Service Mesh, Google Cloud Next 2019, Brad Calder


Google’s hybrid cloud platform is coming to AWS and Azure

Google’s Cloud Services Platform for managing hybrid clouds that span on-premise data centers and the Google cloud, is coming out of beta today. The company is also changing the product’s name to Anthos, a name that either refers to a lost Greek tragedy, the name of an obscure god in the Marvel universe, or rosemary. That by itself would be interesting but minor news. What makes this interesting is that Google also today announced that Anthos will run on third-party clouds as well, including ...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Azure, Tech, Cisco, Aws, Dell, Containers, Vmware, Kubernetes, Robin, Urs Hölzle, Google Cloud, Hybrid Cloud


Google Cloud challenges AWS with new open-source integrations

Google today announced that it has partnered with a number of top open-source data management and analytics companies to integrate their products into its Google Cloud Platform and offer them as managed services operated by its partners. The partners here are Confluent, DataStax, Elastic, InfluxData, MongoDB, Neo4j and Redis Labs. The idea here, Google says, is to provide users with a seamless user experience and the ability to easily leverage these open-source technologies in Google’s cloud....
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Atlas, Computing, Aws, Mongodb, Nosql, Databricks, Data Management, Redis Labs, Google Cloud Platform