Week 2017/8/28 Top 5 Hosting Industry News

Google this week announced to offer its cloud customers more control over two top concerns of the public cloud: cost and speed. The solution is Google’s Premium Tier, new network tiers, which are now available to Google Cloud users to use to optimize for performance. It can deliver traffic over the company’s well-provisioned, highly reliable and low-latency global network. Google also provides Standard Tier with lower pricing than Premium Tier, so it offers choices for customers to decide whether the cost saving are worth it, so that they cannot be so picky on their cloud performance.

The largest memory chip maker in the world, Samsung Electronics Co. announced to invest $7 billion in Chinese semiconductor plant, so as to meet the fast growing demands for the NAND flash-memory productions which are often used in smartphones and some other devices. Specifically, this investment will be spent on its plant during a 3-year period in Xi’an, Suwon.

This week, two big brands in the cloud and virtual machine fields came together to form a powerful combination that VMware announced to partnering with AWS to make its cloud now live on AWS. For VMware, this move is a huge lift, and actually it took more than 5 years to struggle for its own place, when users started to shift their workloads onto the cloud. By integrating with the public giant AWS, VMware can work smoothly across both environments. For AWS, it will get richer. Generally, there is a win-win-win, VMware and AWS can obtain a huge boost and their users can use the new product to easier integrate WMs in AWS Cloud.

On Monday, AMD and Baidu joined forces on open standards-based innovations, so as to optimize applications for AMD Radeon Instinct accelerators in Baidu’s data centers. To be specific, the two innovative companies announced a collaboration to take advantage of both companies’ advanced technology as well as application engineering capability, to together create an open and comprehensive ecosystem, to meet the growing demands on data center workloads and deliver more intelligent human-computer interaction.

Juniper Network yesterday disclosed that it is going to purchase a Silicon Valley security software startup, Cyphort. The startup owns an open-architecture platform integrating with major existing security tools to assist firms to find the threats bypassing fire-line security efforts, because it contains an analytics engine powered by machine learning. As for Juniper Network, the company said in a blog post that this acquisition is to be used to support Juniper Network’s Sky ATP platform by providing extra threat detection capability and a wide range of file types supported.

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Week 2017/9/18 Top 5 Web Hosting Industry News
There were many exciting news and events happening in the industry this week, and here we conclude the top 5 for you.
DigitalOcean Releases New Drag-and-Drop Object Storage
In recent years, DigitalOcean is rapidly expanding its developer friendly portfolio by launching new object storage. It is Spaces, which is the 7th new products during the recent 18 months.
To Keep Out Hackers and Government Snoops, Microsoft and Google Start Offering New Cloud Security Services
Last Thursday, Microsoft announced the collaboration with chipmaker Intel Corp. to offer a new data security service called Azure confidential computing for providing more powerful encryption to keep data out of the hands of hackers, and protect it from secret government data-gathering.
Intel and Waymo Cooperate on Self-Driving Compute Platform
On Monday Intel announced a partnership with Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo, and said that Intel had collaborated with Alphabet during the phase of designing its compute platform that allows self-driving cars to deal with information in real time.
Baidu Launched ABC Inspire In the Face with Cloud 2.0 Evolution
China’s tech giant Baidu has announced a new upgrade of ABC Inspire concept and logo at the ABC Summit in Beijing on Sept. 15, 2017, to identify all of its products in big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Additionally, Baidu rolled out an all-inclusive, movable machine at the summit for traditional industries like steel, finance and media, indicating that cloud computing has been a cash cow for Chinese tech companies, especially Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent.
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