Google adds a new Datacenter in US Westcoast:http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2016/07/20/google-launches-its-first-cloud-data-center-on-west-coast/
// Hmm…what took these guys so long?
Gartner rates IAAS vendors: http://blogs.gartner.com/elias-khnaser/2016/07/19/new-iaas-scores-for-aws-azure-and-google-based-on-gartners-234-evaluation-criteria-for-cloud-iaas/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
// This is cryptic, since Gartner does not make eval criteria available to general public and only to their customers. Not sure I would take it seriously.
Microsoft reports strong Cloud growth: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/earnings/FY-2016-Q4/press-release-webcast
// Azure “compute” basically doubled, “Intelligent Cloud” growth has stabilized, which mostly includes Office to O365 upgrades. Jury still out on their future potential.
AWS adds support for migrating Sybase to Cloud: http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/aws-expands-database-migration-service-adds-replication/d/d-id/1326264
//What? The last bastion of hope for keeping the servers in our DC is now under attack by AWS?