Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • Google is helping to build another Asia-Pacific submarine cable

    Google is investing in another massive undersea fiber-optic cable as a part of its plans to build out network connectivity around the world. The company announced Wednesday that it is helping to fund a project called Indigo, which will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another.

    06 April 17 09:34 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Google's Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

    Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to users of the company’s applications.

    05 April 17 03:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • GetSwift’s logistics platform comes to CBA’s Albert

    GetSwift has announced details of an agreement with the Commonwealth Bank that will see the company’s cloud-based logistics platform offered on CBA’s Android-based Albert point-of-sale terminals.

    04 April 17 16:32 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Serverless explainer: The next generation of cloud infrastructure

    Serverless computing has burst onto the cloud computing scene in the past two years as a way to process event-driven computing tasks at a potentially lower cost compared to virtual machines. But this market is so nascent that best practices for using this technology are still emerging.

    04 April 17 04:00 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Xero hits the 1 million mark

    Xero now has more than 1 million subscribers to its accounting software-as-a-service offering, the ASX-listed company announced this morning.

    30 March 17 12:05 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

    Although cloud-based contact center software is still an emerging market, Amazon today introduced Connect, its take on this industry, hosted in the AWS cloud. The move represents AWS’s continued march into the enterprise communications market.

    29 March 17 06:08 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Twilio's enterprise play: Champion devs, woo their bosses

    ​Twilio’s APIs are behind some of the essential features of Australia’s most popular apps. Increasingly, when a developer wants to add SMS functionality (like when an Uber driver messages that they are waiting outside) or the ability to voice call (like with Airtasker) into their software, they have used Twilio’s building blocks to do so.

    22 March 17 10:00 Written by George Nott
  • How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

    At its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM is announcing new features for its blockchain service in an attempt to bring this distributed database technology from its initial use of powering Bitcoin to a broader market, including the financial services industry.

    21 March 17 03:16 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Oracle promises IaaS growth as cloud business rises

    Oracle’s third quarter financial results continue to show that the company’s future is in the cloud. On Wednesday, the company reported massive growth in its software- and platform-as-a-service businesses, promising further gains as its customers do away with their data centers.

    17 March 17 07:26 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

    Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday.

    16 March 17 03:34 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
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