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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

AWS posts 60% boost as it creeps towards $10bn revenues

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AWS has continued its promising progress towards breaking the $10 billion barrier, after reporting revenues of $5.4 billion for the first six months of 2016, a boost of 60% from the same period last year.

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.

AWS expands footprint in India with new data centre

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AWS has expanded its reach in the Asia Pacific region, opening two new Availability Zones in Mumbai, taking the total globally to 35.

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.

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.

Cloud and software jobs surge over last 12 months

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Rackspace has released the findings from its annual analysis of the IT job market which highlighted demand for positions in and around cloud computing are rising at a healthy rate.

Salesforce to run core services on AWS

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Salesforce has announced it will run some of its core services on AWS in various international markets, as well as continuing investments into its own data centres.

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