Cloud News Round-Up

It’s been a busy month for cloud providers and the companies who use them. From the federal government meeting to discuss a system-wide infrastructure upgrade to an update to Box’s functionality, here are some of the latest stories from the cloud with our cloud news round-up:

    • Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos are meeting with the President to discuss the potential cost savings (up to $1 trillion dollars over ten years) of improving and optimizing federal IT. Read the full story at Business Insider.
    • Box has released Box Drive, a desktop app that allows users to “stream” files from the web to their desktop. Why is this exciting? Box believes this will make it a leader in the enterprise space, allowing businesses to easily store and sync sensitive files. See more at Fortune.
    • In a move much like Box’s, Google is releasing a tool called Backup and Sync for everyday users, paving the way for its enterprise solution called Drive File Stream which is still in user testing. Read their blog.
    • Amazon is opening a second AWS GovCloud Region, providing government entities the ability to safely host sensitive data. The East GovCloud Region is an expansion over the single West region that was available prior. More information at Federal Times.
  • The Washington Post reports that a marketing contractor accidentally exposed over 200 million voter records for 12 days.
  • Gartner has placed Microsoft and AWS at the top of its Magic Quadrant report for both vision and ability to execute. A review of the report, from The Register.
  • Whole Foods has been bought by Amazon. What does this mean for other companies in the cloud? Will we see grocery-on-demand as the next round of iteration for on-demand cloud as a commodity? Fortune discusses.

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