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Google backs multi-cloud strategy with Orbitera purchase

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Google has confirmed the acquisition of cloud commerce platform Orbitera, marking an alternative strategy to its main cloud rivals AWS and Microsoft.

AWS, Microsoft, Google and IBM continue cloud market dominance

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New research from Synergy states while the cloud market is growing at a healthy rate quarter-by-quarter, the four dominate cloud brands are continuing to pull away from the pack, controlled more market share month-by-month

Microsoft Azure to deliver 2016 Olympics

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Microsoft has announced it has partnered with broadcaster NBC for its Azure cloud platform to help deliver cross-platform multi-streaming coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games

The cloud is a utility, and we’re fine with that – AWS

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While the telco industry is fighting to avoid being relegated to the likes of utilities, AWS has already accepted cloud computing is commoditised.

Google’s trans-Pacific submarine cable enters into service today

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A consortium of tech giants including Google and NEC has completed the construction and end-to-end testing of a new trans-Pacific submarine cable system

The rest of the world is catching up with AWS – Hotels.com CIO

Philips is backing the AllSeen Alliance

Speaking at Cloud and DevOps World, Hotels.com CIO Theirry Bedos outlined some of the cloud industry’s growing trends, including the erosion of AWS’ dominant position.

Samsung acquires containers-cloud company Joyent

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Samsung has agreed to buy San Francisco based cloud provider Joyent in an effort to diversify its product offering in declining markets.

AWS release statement to explain Aussie outage

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AWS has blamed a power shortage caused by adverse weather conditions as the primary cause of the outage Australian customers experienced this weekend.

Aussies lose AWS for six hours

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AWS’ Australian customers suffered an outage over the course of the weekend for approximately six hours due to a power outage which coincided with adverse weather conditions.

Apple experiences outage in North America

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Apple has restored services to customers around the world after many of its cloud-based offerings and other services faced outages of up to seven hours.

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