Migrating to cloud native requires seeing shades of gray

A common approach to application migration to the public clouds is to alter the applications to take advantage of cloud-native features. This means that the applications can speak with the native management systems,...

Withings raises $60 million to develop connected health services for companies

Withings has raised $60 million in venture capital as the connected health company, primarily known for its consumer gadgets, expands its focus to include business customers. Gilde Healthcare, Idinvest Partners, and Bpifrance co-led the...

6 ways Alibaba Cloud challenges AWS, Azure, and GCP

Most folks will by now have heard of Alibaba, the giant Chinese conglomerate, with business interests that include retail, financial services, logistics, media, and digital branding and marketing. The technology backbone underpinning these...

Multicloud is not really about clouds anymore

Most think of multicloud just how it sounds: an architecture that leverages plural public and/or private clouds at the same time, in support of best-of-breed cloud services. In other words, we use multicloud...

Cloud contact center Talkdesk raises $143 million at a $3 billion valuation

Talkdesk, a company that provides cloud-based contact center software for enterprises, has raised $143 million in a series C round of funding, taking the company’s valuation to more than $3 billion. Founded out of...

CyCognito raises $30 million for a bot network that probes potential attack vectors

Cybersecurity startup CyCognito today announced it has raised $23 million in funding, bringing its total raised to $53 million. A spokesperson told VentureBeat the funds will be used to expand CyCognito’s team and...

Quantexa raises $64.7 million for AI platform that extracts insights from big data

Big data analytics startup Quantexa today closed a $64.7 million financing round, which a spokesperson told VentureBeat will be put toward accelerating the company’s product roadmap and expansion in Europe, North America, and...

Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft for bundling Teams with Office

Slack has filed an anticompetition complaint against Microsoft in Europe, arguing that the software giant “illegally” bundles Teams into its omnipresent Microsoft Office product. Microsoft launched its Slack-style enterprise communication Teams...

Nvidia collaborates with the University of Florida to build 700-petaflop AI supercomputer

Nvidia and the University of Florida (UF) today announced plans to build the fastest AI supercomputer in academia. By enhancing the capabilities of UF’s existing HiPerGator supercomputer with the DGX SuperPod architecture, Nvidia...

Microsoft 365 gets security, risk management, and compliance updates for remote work

At its Inspire 2020 partners conference this week, Microsoft rolled out new Microsoft 365 security, risk management, and compliance tools for remote work. The company announced its Endpoint Data Loss Prevention solution and...

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