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Microsoft Just Made a Big Bet on Africa

By planning to open big data center facilities.

Microsoft will soon open its first two data centers in Africa

 Microsoft today announced that it will soon open two data center regions for its cloud-based services in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa. This marks Microsoft’s first data center expansion into Africa, and the plan is to get these new regions online in 2018. Read More

Google is giving a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs to researchers for free

 At the end of Google I/O, the company unveiled a new program to give researchers access to the company’s most advanced machine learning technologies for free. The TensorFlow Research Cloud program, as it will be called, will be application based and open to anyone conducting research, rather than just members of academia. If accepted, researchers will get access to a cluster of 1,000… Read More

Google.ai aims to make state of the art AI advances accessible to everyone

 On the stage of Google I/O, CEO Sundar Pichai announced Google.ai, a new initiative to democratize the benefits of the latest in machine learning research. Google.ai will serve as a center of Google’s AI efforts — including research, tools and applied AI. The new site will host research from Google and its Brain Team. It also allows anyone to quickly access fun experiments… Read More

Google’s globally distributed Cloud Spanner database service is now generally available

 Google today announced that Cloud Spanner, its globally distributed relational database service, is now generally available after what was a relatively short four-month beta period. When it launched, Google positioned the service as an alternative for businesses that were about to outgrow their existing relational databases. “If you are struggling with the scale of your transactional… Read More

After acquisition by Juniper, cloud optimization service AppFormix adds support for VMware

 Last December, Juniper acquired the cloud operations management and optimization startup AppFormix and said that it planned to integrate it with its own Contrail product line. That integration is moving swiftly, but under the aegis of Juniper, it’s also adding new features to its platform that are meant to better support Juniper’s customers. Read More

After acquisition by Juniper, cloud optimization service AppFormix adds support for VMware

 Last December, Juniper acquired the cloud operations management and optimization startup AppFormix and said that it planned to integrate it with its own Contrail product line. That integration is moving swiftly, but under the aegis of Juniper, it’s also adding new features to its platform that are meant to better support Juniper’s customers. Read More

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