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Google’s Partner Interconnect offers enterprises speedy cloud connections

“Google Cloud announced a new Partner Interconnect program today aimed at helping its enterprise customers get high-speed connections to its datacenters through third-party communications providers” writes Blair Hanley Frank for venturebeat.com. Google already offers a Dedicated Interconnect service, which allows customers to set up a dedicated 10Gbps circuit between their datacenters and Google’s, but it requires proximity to one of the company’s regions or points of presence. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Alphabet 1st Quarter Earnings: What to Expect

“Google parent Alphabet (GOOG , GOOGL) is set to report first quarter fiscal 2018 earnings results Monday after the closing bell” writes Richard Saintvilus for nasdaq.com. This compares to the year-ago quarter when earnings came to $7.73 per share on revenue of $24.75 billion.There are a few changes in store for how the company reports its earnings.In the fourth quarter, the company reported 1.5 billion monthly YouTube viewers, many of whom watched an average of 60 minutes per day on mobile. Source: nasdaq.com Share This:

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Amazon Set to Compete With IBM, Oracle in Blockchain Products

“Six months ago, Oracle unveiled a cloud service built on the open-source Hyperledger Fabric project, roughly a year after IBM introduced a similar blockchain service” writes Daniel Liberto for investopedia.com. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has become the latest big-name tech company to move into the blockchain space.Amazon’s move into blockchain will come as a big blow to the companies already operating in the space.Either way, it’s clear that there are a lot of intriguing possibilities and we are working to help our customers use this technology more effectively.”. “Others see blockchains…

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The IPOs keep on coming: Raising $497M, Pivotal Software sees modest share price bump

“Shareholder General Electric Co. is also selling about 3.9 million shares, about 20 percent of its stake in Pivotal” writes Paul Gillin for siliconangle.com. The company, majority-owned by Dell Technologies Inc., had sold 33.1 million shares late Thursday at $15 apiece.Still, the modest rise in shares also indicates Pivotal priced the offering about right, leaving little money on the table.Dropbox Inc. went public March 23 in a $756 million offering that saw its shares rise 40 percent the first day.The offering also values the company, a maker of software for…

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Pivotal goes public at $15 a share, CEO Rob Mee calls it “message of strength and independence”

“Dell is apparently still considering a reverse merger with VMware to once again become a public company, but the details of that transaction would be complex” writes Tom Krazit for geekwire.com. The company’s independence is not complete; Dell Technologies remains the controlling shareholder in the company, but Mee said chairman and CEO Michael Dell is content to let Pivotal operate as a standalone company.Mee thinks Kubernetes and serverless computing will remain important emerging technologies for its customers in 2018 and beyond.Pivotal broke free of the Dell Technologies conglomerate Friday morning,…

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Supreme Court drops lawsuit over Microsoft customer data stored overseas due to CLOUD Act

“The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed a case that pitted Microsoft against the Department of Justice over emails the company has stored in an overseas server” writes Monica Nickelsburg for geekwire.com. The CLOUD Act clarifies the authority of the federal government when requesting user data that U.S. tech companies store abroad.The case reached the Supreme Court after Microsoft refused to pull customer data from a server in Ireland that federal agents demanded as part of a criminal investigation. Source: geekwire.com Share This:

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Odoo Targets Chinese SMBs With ERP Software

“Enterprise software company Odoo is expanding into the Chinese market to target small businesses (SMBs) in need of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems” reports pymnts.com. A press release on Monday (April 16) said Odoo has launched a joint venture with Chinese cloud computing firm Inspur to expand into the market.Last year, another ERP player, FloQast, announced its focus on helping businesses migrate their in-house systems to the cloud.We couldn’t find a better match.” Odoo said it hopes to become China’s No. 1 cloud ERP player for small businesses and will focus on…

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Pentagon revises request for cloud computing services

“Amazon Web Services is the only company the U.S. government has approved to handle secret and top secret data” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The competition has attracted criticism from companies that fear Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud unit, will win the contract, snuffing out hopes that others will break into government cloud computing.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense on Monday updated its request for proposals from potential bidders on a $10 billion project for cloud computing services, in a deal that has been closely watched because…

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