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Content posted in July 2017
Comic-Con Photos: That's Not a Costume. It's Actually a Cat
Mitch Wagner  
7/31/2017   11 comments
Enterprise Cloud News editor Mitch Wagner takes a day off to see the sights at Comic-Con.
Will Automation Take All the IT Jobs?
Mitch Wagner  
7/28/2017   11 comments
If maintenance and operations require fewer workers, where do all those workers go?
AWS Engine Pulls the Amazon Train in Q2
Mitch Wagner  
7/27/2017   14 comments
With 42% year-over-year growth, AWS is the fastest-growing part of Amazon's business.
Cloud Networking Pioneer Big Switch Scores $30.7M Funding
Mitch Wagner  
7/27/2017   2 comments
Brings the total to $120 million for the SDN specialist.
Allstate Learns to Innovate With the Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
7/27/2017   5 comments
The 86-year-old insurer faces competition from online upstarts, and has had to learn to innovate.
Microsoft Fires Shot at Google With Containers
Mitch Wagner  
7/26/2017   1 comment
Enterprise container support in Azure hits Google Cloud Platform close to home.
Juniper Teases Possible Acquisitions in Cloud Security, SD-WAN
Mitch Wagner  
7/25/2017   2 comments
The networking vendor is doing well in quarterly earnings, driven by cloud growth.
Google Launches Fight Club for AI Security
Mitch Wagner  
7/25/2017   9 comments
A Google competition pits machine learning attackers against machine learning defenders to strengthen security.
Google Growth Driven by Enterprise Cloud & Machine Learning
Mitch Wagner  
7/24/2017   5 comments
Google claims its drive to diversify beyond ad revenue is paying off, although its Q2 earnings didn't include specifics about growth in cloud or machine learning.
Veritas Looks to Stop Data Running Wild
Mitch Wagner  
7/19/2017   2 comments
Veritas is introducing a suite of services for data management, backup, compliance and more, across the cloud and on premises.
Startup TidalScale Scales Up Commodity Servers
Mitch Wagner  
7/18/2017   Post a comment
While commodity servers are great for scaling out, they don't scale up. TidalScale is looking to fix that.
Cisco Live Photos: Dress for Success in a Company Onesie
Mitch Wagner  
7/17/2017   4 comments
Warning: pork contains pork.
IBM Watson Faces Tough Road – Analyst
Mitch Wagner  
7/13/2017   4 comments
A 'hefty services component,' competition for AI talent and slender returns on investment are obstacles for IBM's AI initiatives, according to a note from Jefferies.
IBM Automates IT Services With Watson
Mitch Wagner  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
IBM is looking to Watson to help enterprises streamline IT operations.
Alphabet Launches Investment Fund for AI Startups
Mitch Wagner  
7/12/2017   5 comments
Startups will get access to Google funding and expertise for building AI.
Google Revs Container Engine for Security & Enterprise Apps
Mitch Wagner  
7/12/2017   3 comments
Kubernetes-based Google Container Engine is adding security, scalability, extensibility and hybrid networking features for enterprise and developer appeal.
Cisco Looks to Allay Cloud Bill Shock
Mitch Wagner  
7/11/2017   3 comments
New management tools for the Unified Computing System server are designed to let users get a better handle on projected cloud costs.
Ex-Twitter Engineers Score $10.5M for Cloud Startup Buoyant
Mitch Wagner  
7/11/2017   4 comments
Buoyant builds the open source Linkerd project, providing an infrastructure for communications between cloud-native applications.
HyTrust Acquires DataGravity & Grabs $36M Funding for Cloud Security
Mitch Wagner  
7/11/2017   2 comments
The acquisition enhances HyTrust's cloud security portfolio, adding data visibility to the vendor's existing virtual machine capabilities.
9 Most Overhyped or Under-Appreciated Cloud Technologies
Mitch Wagner  
7/10/2017   2 comments
Some technologies are getting ridiculous praise, and others don't get enough love. Find out which are which in Enterprise Cloud News' latest special report.
Microsoft Changes CIOs in March to Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
7/9/2017   Post a comment
Longtime Microsoft vet Kurt DelBene is taking the reins from Jim DuBois, following the layoff of thousands of salespeople as part of Microsoft's cloud strategy.
Cisco's 'Network Intuitive': A Risky Transition
Mitch Wagner  
7/7/2017   1 comment
Cisco's vision of fully automated networks is a necessary step, but it's a bold one, and the vendor may have a tough time bringing customers along.
Unnecessary Photo of a Live Piglet Eating at a Restaurant Table
Mitch Wagner  
7/7/2017   4 comments
The best email we've ever gotten at Enterprise Cloud News.
Microsoft Cutting Jobs in Shift to Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
7/6/2017   11 comments
The company is reportedly chopping 3,000 heads in sales, mostly in Europe, as cloud takes up more of its business.
Programmer Secretly Automates Most of His Own Job – Is That Wrong?
Mitch Wagner  
7/6/2017   12 comments
He's secretly figured out how to do his full-time, 40-hour job in one to two hours per week, and wants to know if he's cheating his employer.
Open Source Is Like a Puppy, Says Platform9 CEO
Mitch Wagner  
7/5/2017   8 comments
Open source is appealing but it's a lot of work.
Evernote Founder Dreams of Digital Immortality
Mitch Wagner  
7/5/2017   7 comments
Stepan Pachikov sees the cloud note-taking app he created as a step in the direction of uploading all our memories to AI.

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