Week 2017/11/20 Top 5 Web Hosting Industry News

During this week, there are several big events in the web hosting industry, such as the widespread vulnerability discovered in Intel’s products, Google tracking Android users’ data even the setting disabled, thanksgiving shopping season starting, and Black Friday starting. In below, we will list the most influential news in the industry so that you can have a quick view the situation of the industry.

Google Finally decides to open an infrastructure region in Hong Kong, China next year after long-term struggling. The new infrastructure region is for its GCP short for Google Cloud Platform. As Google introduced, the Hong Kong region will be the sixth Asia-Pacific region, and the others include Mumbai, Taiwan, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney. Besides, Google plans to open new data centers in Finland, London, Frankfurt, and St. Paul. These new coming regions are all for enhancing its GCP to compete with its rivals Microsoft and Amazon.

French cloud computing giant OVH announced hosted private cloud service available in the US this week. In detail, the private cloud hosting service generally includes enterprise cloud service, expanded disaster recovery as well as hybrid cloud services. The new product rolled out following on its acquisition of VMware’s vCloud Air closed earlier this year. This move is also one of the steps as it enters US market. 

Uber this week was broken that it hid the 2016 breach which affected up to 57 million drivers and riders. The hackers got 57 million names, mobile phone numbers and email addresses. According to information, the ride-sharing company paid hackers about $100,000 to get the leaked data deleted. Later, the company confirmed the news. For Uber breach, FTC made a statement evaluating “series issue” caused by the leak. EU’s privacy regulators yesterday also said they would discuss Uber’s hidden data breach next week.

This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and Friday is Black Friday. They both are the big party of shopping for Americans. With the flourish of eCommerce, the shopping season becomes crazier. According to Adobe and IBM which measured 80% online transaction at 100 of the biggest retailers on line in the US, they found that the sales volume increased 16.8% year-on-year, and as to 2PM PT on Thanksgiving Day, there was totally $1.52 million spent online. Importantly, there was 46% traffic of eCommerce counting on smartphones. 

There is source saying that Amazon’s AWS is going to collaborate with Cerner on a huge health-care business, and the talks between the two parties have moved in the last phases. AWS’s CEO Andy Jassy plans to announce the deal next week. If they make it, then Amazon will partner with the world’s largest medical technology firm, together to help the health-care providers on data analysis, electronic patient records, digital compensation and so on. Now, the both sides haven’t give any comment on the story. 

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