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Google Cloud boosts security with general availability of zero-trust BeyondCorp Enterprise

With enterprises rapidly reconfiguring their workforces and IT systems, new complexity is being introduced that risks expanding security vulnerabilities. Throw into the mix the growing resources being devoted to cyberattacks, and the global pandemic has created conditions that are ripe for hackers to exploit. To counter that, over the past year Google has been releasing […]

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Atos and OVHcloud plan EU-made cloud services

(Reuters) — IT consulting group Atos and OVHcloud are partnering to offer fully European-led cloud computing services, the two French groups said on Tuesday. The move is aimed at widening the choices for European-based companies and public sector entities in the fast-growing cloud computing sector, which is dominated by Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet’s Google. Microsoft […]

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OpenDrives raises almost $20 million to advance its data storage solutions

OpenDrives, which provides network-attached storage solutions for enterprise clients, has raised a series B funding round. The company did not disclose the exact amount but reports that the round approaches $20 million and was led by IAG Capital Partners. OpenDrives plans to use the capital for product development, including introducing high-performance computing hybrid cloud storage […]

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Valtix raises $12.5 million as cloud native security becomes more urgent

As companies shift more of their operations to the cloud, security is becoming a greater priority even as it becomes potentially more complex. That’s leading to an increase in spending, as well as an opportunity to address a fragmented set of security solutions. That’s the goal of Valtix, a cloud native network security platform that […]

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StackPulse exits stealth with $28 million to automate incident response and remediation

StackPulse, an automated incident response platform aimed at developers and site reliability engineers (SREs), has emerged from stealth today with $28 million in funding. The raise comes hot on the heels of a slew of high-profile system outages, including from Slack and messaging app Signal, which suffered downtime this month, and the mighty Microsoft and […]

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Quali raises $54 million to automate cloud management and deployment

Quali, a company developing sandbox software for cloud and DevOps automation, today announced it has raised $54 million. The company says the funds will be put toward expanding its customer base and enabling new partnerships while growing its workforce. The public cloud market was worth around $186.4 billion in 2018, Gartner says, up 21.4% over […]

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IBM acquires Taos to supplement its cloud expertise as workloads shift

IBM announced that it’s acquiring Taos, a provider of managed and professional IT services with a strong focus on public cloud computing platforms. At the same time, Deloitte Consulting announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of HashedIn Technologies Private Limited, a software engineering and product development firm specializing in cloud native technologies. […]

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Stacklet raises $18 million to improve data governance as cloud adoption soars

Stacklet has raised $18 million as the developer of a governance platform rushes to meet the demand from companies expanding their cloud footprints. Venture firm Addition led the funding round which also included investment from Foundation Capital and Liam Randall, who joined the company as vice president of business development. The startup just came out […]

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No-code development platform Webflow raises $140 million at a $2.1 billion valuation

Webflow, a cloud-based no-code website development and hosting platform used by major enterprises such as Allianz, Rakuten, Zendesk, and Dell, has raised $140 million in a series B round of funding co-led by Accel and Silversmith. Alphabet’s CapitalG growth fund also participated in the round as a new investor, with Webflow now valued at $2.1 […]

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Pax8 raises $96 million to transform cloud services delivery

Pax8, the provider of a platform that makes it simpler for IT services firms to centralize the provisioning and billing processes across multiple cloud applications, today announced it has raised $96 million in additional equity. At the same time, the company also revealed yesterday it has acquired Wirehive, a cloud consulting firm in the U.K. […]

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Dubber acquires Speik to expand its AI call-recording service

Dubber Corporation Ltd., a provider of unified call recording and analytics software based in Australia, revealed that it’s acquiring Speik, a U.K.-based maker of call recording software that complies with Payment Card Industry (PCI) security mandates. Valued at $38 million, the deal is part of Dubber’s effort to create a widely available cloud-based voice recording […]

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Cloudflare acquires Linc to automate web app deployment

Cloudflare today acquired Linc, an automation platform to help frontend developers collaborate and build apps, for an undisclosed amount. Cloudflare says it’ll accelerate the development of its its frontend JAMStack hosting platform, Pages, to enable “richer” and “more powerful” full-stack applications. A major challenge in frontend web development is moving from a static site — […]

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Google announces new cloud regions for Germany, Chile, and Saudi Arabia

Google has announced three new cloud regions, including its second in the Middle East, as competition among the “big three” public cloud companies heats up. The company confirmed that it will create a second region in Germany, adding to its existing location in Frankfurt, in addition to its first region in Chile (Santiago), which represents […]

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GV leads $9 million investment in open source product analytics platform PostHog

PostHog, an open source product analytics platform that can be hosted anywhere, has raised $9 million in a series A round of funding led by Alphabet’s VC firm GV. The product analytics space already counts a number of notable players, including Amplitude, which raised $50 million back in May; Heap, which raised $55 million last […]

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Why cloud vendors are investing in new sources of compute power

In 2014, data was declared the “oil of the digital economy,” and the analogy remained accurate until recently. In 2020, however, data reflected oil only in the parallels to the 2020 oil glut — too much production, not enough consumption, and the wholesale commoditization of storage. Today, the overriding demand is for data’s refined end product — business […]

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Firebolt raises $37 million to accelerate big data analytics

Tel Aviv-based Firebolt, a startup developing a cloud data warehouse for analytics, today closed a $37 million funding round. A spokesperson told VentureBeat the funds will be used to bolster Firebolt’s go-to-market efforts as it invests in product R&D. The cloud data warehousing market is booming, with some analysts predicting the global market will reach […]

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Microsoft unveils Azure Purview for data governance, Azure Synapse Analytics hits general availability

Microsoft today unveiled Azure Purview, a new data governance solution in public preview. Additionally, the company announced that Azure Synapse Analytics is now generally available. Azure Purview automates the discovery of data and cataloging while minimizing compliance risk. Purview helps businesses map all their data, no matter where it resides, and provides an end-to-end view […]

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Andy Jassy’s AWS keynote revealed little about multicloud plans

In the shadow of the pandemic, a skittish post-US election economic climate, and the semi-permanent shift to work-from-home, cloud vendors are facing a groundswell of customer demand for multicloud solutions. We’ve recently seen two of the Big Three cloud vendors increasingly embrace multicloud. Azure announced expansion of support for hybrid and multicloud environments, and Google […]

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Amazon launches new AI services for DevOps and business intelligence applications

Amazon today launched SageMaker Data Wrangler, a new AWS service designed to speed up data prep for machine learning and AI applications. Alongside it, the company took the wraps off of SageMaker Feature Store, a purpose-built product for naming, organizing, finding, and sharing features, or the individual independent variables that act like a input in […]

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Google catches up to AWS and Azure with new database migration service

Google has officially debuted its new database migration service (DMS) today, designed to make it easier for Google Cloud customers to transfer their MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Google’s fully-managed Cloud SQL database service. This has been a long time coming, given that Amazon’s AWS launched its database migration service more than five […]

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Kochava acquires database firm Thalamus to connect ad buyers and vendors

Kochava has acquired database maker Thalamus to connect ad buyers and vendors as the industry adjusts to a changing mobile app and games landscape. The acquisition price was not disclosed. Sandpoint, Idaho-based Kochava will rename Thalamus’ service as the Kochava Media Index, which will allow Kochava to elevate the insights it gives brands and publishers […]

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Can the Department of Justice teach Google how to share?

After a year-long investigation into Google’s dominance in search and online advertising, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against the company this past week. The most recent of its kind against a major technology company, the suit is another example of the federal government’s increased attempts to flex regulatory power over big tech. […]

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Dropbox launches $17 per month family plan to grow cloud storage consumer base

Dropbox is rolling out its new family plan for all users after several months in beta testing. The launch comes as rival consumer-focused cloud services increasingly beef up their offerings to tie users into their respective ecosystems, but it also comes amid a growing demand for cloud services and infrastructure due to the rapid shift to […]

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Why IBM believes Confidential Computing is the future of cloud security

More than a decade into the cloud computing era, the most pressing demand for migrating data and applications has largely been met. To convince companies to put even more core functions and sensitive data in the cloud, a wide range of companies are pushing for a new standard that would guarantee more profound levels of […]

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Dropbox launches password manager, computer backup, and secure ‘vaults’ out of beta

Dropbox is officially launching a handful of new consumers features today after a couple of months in beta, in addition to some new tools aimed at the business realm. The cloud storage giant first introduced a new password management tool back in June, replete with a standalone mobile app for Android and iOS. Similar to […]

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Cloud contact center Talkdesk raises $143 million at a $3 billion valuation

Talkdesk, a company that provides cloud-based contact center software for enterprises, has raised $143 million in a series C round of funding, taking the company’s valuation to more than $3 billion. Founded out of Portugal in 2011, Talkdesk — which is now headquartered in San Francisco — is one of a number of companies striving […]

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Google launches Recommendations AI ecommerce tool in public beta

During its Cloud Next 2019 conference, Google unveiled Recommendations AI, a fully managed service designed to help retail-oriented businesses deliver personalized product recommendations to their customers. Beginning today, following a lengthy preview period with early adopters that include Sephora, Boozt, and Digitec Galaxus, Recommendations AI is available in beta to eligible Google Cloud customers. Google […]

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Google Cloud launches its first Confidential Computing service to secure sensitive data online

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. In another push to convince enterprises to place more of their computing online, Google Cloud has introduced the first part of its Confidential Computing portfolio, with a service that allows data to remain encrypted while it’s being processed. The product is […]

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Amazon launches monitoring service AWS IoT SiteWise in general availability

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Amazon today announced AWS IoT SiteWise, its managed monitoring service for industrial customers, is now generally available two years after its unveiling at AWS re:Invent 2018. SiteWise is live for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers as of this week in the […]

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