Chris Burt


Chris Burt is a WHIR contributor and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He can be found on Twitter @afakechrisburt.


Oracle to Launch Three New Cloud Regions in Next 6 Months
When they come online by mid-2017, the company will have doubled the reach of its cloud platform in 24 months.
Report: AWS Quietly Acquired Cybersecurity Firm
Amazon Web Services (AWS) acquired San Diego-based cybersecurity firm for a reported $19 million.
Report: Hyperscale Cloud Vendors in Tight Race to Win Customers
The new report, released by Clutch, finds customers are comparing more than just price when it comes to selecting a hyperscale cloud vendor.
Cisco to Kill Intercloud Services in March 2017
Cisco has finalized plans to kill off its Intercloud Services effective March 31, 2017, the Register reports.
Report: Cloud Infrastructure Equipment Revenue to Reach $70B in 2016
HPE earned slightly more cloud infrastructure revenue than Cisco in the quarter, with each company accounting for about 12 percent of the market.
AWS Heads North, Launches Central Canada Cloud Region
AWS sees a huge opportunity in Canada, both with local companies and customers like Salesforce that need a footprint in the country.
New 451 Research Report Highlights Growing Demand for Bundled Cloud Services
The portion of enterprise IT budgets spent on hosting and cloud services in 2017 is set to jump by more than 20 percent over 2016.
Report: SaaS Dominates Cloud Usage in India
Sixty-two percent of CIOs in India report that their organization already uses cloud services.
Google Cloud Anticipates Machine Learning Growth with GPU
Google is bringing graphics processing unit (GPU) chips to its Compute Engine and Cloud Machine Learning.
Cisco: SaaS to Account for 74 Percent of Total Cloud Workloads by 2020
Cloud data center traffic will exceed 14 zettabytes in 2020, an increase of 262 percent from 2015, according to the Cisco Global Cloud Index
It’s Official: Rackspace Goes Private, Hopes to Rekindle ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’
Rackspace officially became a private company again Thursday morning.
Security Vendors, Take Note: Average Security Budget Has Doubled Over Two Years
Less than 10 percent of enterprises are fully deployed to the cloud, according to Ping Identity’s The State of Digital Transformation Report.
IT Pros Hungry for SaaS Apps, But Have No Plan (or Budget) to Secure Them: Report 1
Half of the IT teams using G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work), and a third of those using Office 365 will run 100 percent cloud environments by 2020.
Google Brings Cloud Services Together Under ‘Google Cloud’ Brand
Google is bringing its broad portfolio of cloud products together as “Google Cloud,” one of several updates to Google’s cloud, apps, and infrastructure products announced by Google Cloud SVP Diane Greene at the company’s Horizon event.
Political, Economic Uncertainty to Blame for Lower IT Budgets: Report
A majority (64 percent) of those surveyed for the 2017 State of IT report expect that over the next year company revenues will increase, however IT headcount will stay the same.
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