Category Archives: Cloud

Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

Box and Microsoft logos When I spoke to Box CEO Aaron Levie last year at the Boxworks customer conference, I had to ask the obligatory machine learning question. Surely Box was of sufficient size with enough data running through its systems to take advantage of machine learning. All he would say was they were thinking about it. Today, the company announced a deepening relationship with Microsoft in which Box will… Read More

Cloudflare launches app development platform, announces $100M investment fund

 Cloudflare launched a brand new app development platform today called Cloudflare Apps, and announced the $100 million Cloudflare Development Fund, started by its investors to back some of the better ideas. The platform lets developers build apps that take advantage of the Cloudflare ecosystem, place them in the Cloudflare Apps store and provide an easy way to add new functionality such as a map… Read More

Sumo Logic lands $75 million Series F, on path to IPO

 Sumo Logic, the cloud-based log analysis platform, announced a $75 million round today, as the seven year old company could be entering the home stretch before an IPO. While CEO Ramin Sayar was not ready or willing to commit to an IPO timeline, he did admit it was the next logical step for the company, and that the size of the investment gives him the capital to build toward that event.… Read More

The Kaggle data science community is competing to improve airport security with AI

 Going through airport security is a universally painful experience. And despite being slow and invasive, the TSA doesn’t have a great record at catching threats. With the help of the Kaggle data science community, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hosting an online competition to build machine learning-powered tools that can augment agents, ideally making the entire system… Read More

Petasense emerges from stealth to help companies monitor machine health

 Industrial IoT startup Petasense emerged from stealth today, officially announcing $1.8 million in seed funding and a hardware/software solution designed to help industrial customers understand when equipment needs maintenance by “listening” to its vibrations. As it turns out, machines vibrate at a certain frequency when they are operating smoothly, but as parts begin to wear down,… Read More

Google Cloud Platform launches in Sydney

 Nobody can accuse Google of not moving as fast as it can to make up the considerable gap in available cloud regions between its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and its two biggest competitors: AWS and Microsoft Azure. Today, the company is launching its previously announced Sydney region. This marks yet another step in Google’s expansion of GCP’s footprint in the Asia Pacific region.… Read More

MongoDB launches Stitch, a new backend as a service, and brings Atlas to Azure and GCP

 MongoDB is hosting its annual developer conference in Chicago this week and no good developer conference would be complete without a few product launches. MongoDB used today’s keynotes to announce an update to its Atlas managed database-as-a-service offering, which now also runs on Microsoft Azure and Google’s Cloud Platform, as well as two completely new products: Stitch, a new… Read More

Dropbox announces massive network expansion

 When Dropbox announced it was leaving AWS last year and bringing the bulk of the operation in-house, you had to figure it was working on a significant network expansion, and today the company announced a massive global network growth plan that is designed to increase syncing speed for users and cut costs for the company. The plan involves several approaches including custom-built… Read More

Cloud Foundry makes its mark on the enterprise

a foundry for clouds Today, more than ever, it’s open source projects that are leading the charge in how modern software is developed, deployed and managed. There’s Kubernetes for containers and OpenStack for running enterprise-grade infrastructure, for example. But over the course of the last few years, another platform — Cloud Foundry — has changed the way enterprises are developing… Read More