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Tom Krazit / Protocol:
Interview with Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, on rearranged priorities due to the COVID-19 crisis, competition, his evolving strategy around M&A, and more   —  Locked in an uphill battle against AWS and Microsoft in infrastructure cloud computing, Google Cloud has made the adjustments needed …
Apr 25, 2020, 11:50 PMIn context
Jacqueline Feldscher / Politico:
US DOD's report could not “definitively determine” whether the White House intervened in $10B JEDI contract as officials were barred from answering questions   —  The Pentagon's inspector general “could not definitively determine” whether the White House influenced the procurement process …
Apr 15, 2020, 3:40 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
US DOD inspector general finds the Pentagon's controversial decision to award $10B JEDI contract to Microsoft was “consistent” with acquisition standards   —  - Inquiry didn't find evidence that Trump swayed the decision  — Inspector general added that White House limited cooperation
Apr 15, 2020, 10:47 AMIn context
Daphne Leprince-Ringuet / ZDNet:
Amazon says Amazon Detective for AWS, which uses ML to visualize anomalies in customer resources, is now generally available   —  AWS is making the tool more widely available, to help security analysts find the root cause of cloud incidents a lot faster.  —  Amazon's cloud services business AWS …
Apr 1, 2020, 2:00 PMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft announces Azure Edge Zones, now in private preview, to enable new low latency cloud computing suited for 5G networks   —  Microsoft and AWS are racing to provide tighter ties between 5G and cloud services.  Microsoft's strategy for this involves Azure Edge Zones and an expanding number of telco and carrier partners.
Mar 31, 2020, 2:10 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Huawei open sources MindSpore, an AI computing framework akin to TensorFlow and PyTorch, which it claims offers a 50% efficiency boost over rivals on average   —  Huawei this week announced that MindSpore, a framework for AI app development that the company detailed in August 2019, is now available in open source on GitHub and Gitee.
Mar 30, 2020, 3:20 PMIn context
South China Morning Post:
Tencent is partnering with Huawei to build Tencent's GameMatrix cloud gaming platform, and will explore possibilities in areas such as AI and AR/VR in games   —  Huawei and Tencent will set up a game development lab exploring the use of cutting-edge technologies such as cloud gaming, AI …
Mar 28, 2020, 12:55 AMIn context
Pei Li / Reuters:
Tencent to develop cloud game platform with Huawei   —  HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings launched a co-innovation lab with Huawei to develop a cloud game platform, the world's biggest game company said in a statement Friday.  —  The collaboration will tap the computing power …
Mar 28, 2020, 12:05 AMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft acquires Affirmed Networks, which provides fully virtualized, cloud-native networking tech to telecom operators, with a focus on 5G and edge computing   —  Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Affirmed Networks, a company that specializes in fully virtualized, cloud-native networking solutions for telecom operators.
Mar 26, 2020, 12:50 PMIn context
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Early look at Amazon's Graviton2 Arm chip, expected to be publicly available in a few months, suggests better performance per dollar on EC2 than Intel chips   —  It's been a year and a half since Amazon released their first-generation Graviton Arm-based processor core, publicly available in AWS EC2 as the so-called ‘A1’ instances.
Mar 10, 2020, 8:30 PMIn context

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