Microsoft has has announced the opening of its first datacenters at two locations in Africa: Cape Town and Johannesburg , South Africa.
Gartner predicts a 21.4% growth of the public cloud market, leading to a total $186.4 billion by the end of the year. While the largest investment is in software as a service (SaaS) at the moment, the analysis predicts a much higher revenue for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in the next three years.
The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act was signed into law on 22 March by President Donald Trump.
Apple is set to begin hosting Chinese iCloud accounts in China, raising fears about human rights, as state authorities gain easier access to data stored in the cloud, according to Reuters.
Cloud environment of Tesla, the carmaker, was exploited by an attacker to mine cryptocurrencies, RedLock security firm reports in its study “Cloud Security Intelligence (CSI)”.
Apple partnered with Guizhou-Cloud Big Data, a Chinese state-owned company, to build Apple’s first data-storage center in China. The iCloud content of Apple ID users registered in China will be sent to and managed by Guizhou-Cloud Big Data starting in March.
Alphabet-owned Google is planning to build three submarine cables in 2019 to expand its cloud computing infrastructure. The first, called the Curie cable, will connect Los Angeles to Chile; the second cable, Havfrue, built in partnership with Facebook, will link U.S.
The ‘Meltdown’ attack targeting the Intel chips and the Specter processor flow revealed an additional vulnerability in the cloud: it allowed customers on the same platform to access each other’s data.
Microsoft has published as updated version of its A Cloud for Global Good policy roadmap, originally released in October 2016.
Chinese company Alibaba, one of the three largest e-commerce companies in the country, is setting its sights on European countries to establish new hubs.