Cloud and Internet News Update (February 22, 2017)

Google’s Plan of Bringing Internet Access to Africa with Balloons Loses Steam As Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. continues to ground some of the company’s loftier endeavors, a project (named “Loon”) aimed at delivering internet across Africa through a network of ballons has scaled back its plans. The project will now only include a small […]

Cloud and Internet News Update (February 1, 2017)

It’s 2017 and We’re Still Slow at Fixing Bugs: Report Software teams are deploying code faster (even hourly) and the adoption of testing automation has grown, but it can still take several working days to fix bugs after they’re identified. These are the findings of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of Sauce […]

Cloud and Internet News Update (January 25, 2017)

HPE to acquire hyperconvergence company SimpliVity for $650 M cash Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced its $650M acquisition of SimpliVity which signals further validation of the hyperconverged infrastructure concept. This could signal some serious competition for market leader Nutanix. Analysts have noted that differentiation through value-added software is essential to remain competitive. Cisco buys AppDynamics to […]

Cloud and Internet News Update (January 16, 2017)

E-commerce Platform Magento Raises $250m This month, Magento the e-commerce platform that powers 250,000 sites (and was spun out from eBay in 2015) got $250 million in funding to accelerate its growth in Asia. The funding was from Hillhouse Capital, a large VC firm headed by Chinese investor and entrepreneur Zhang Lei. After Finding Validation […]

Cloud and Internet News Update (January 6, 2017)

Nvidia GeForce Now Ever wish you could play high-end PC games on your svelte Macbook Air? Nvidia is making that a reality by providing powerhouse gaming PCs in the cloud. Announced at CES, GeForce Now is a cloud-based service that connects Macs and Windows PCs to gaming computers in the cloud and the company CEO […]