CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for January 16, 2020
Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in digital infrastructure for January 16, 2020: Huawei to Restructure, Double Down on Cloud & AI: Huawei has announced some changes to its organizational structure and management team. It will restructure, resulting in a fourth business group for its cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) divisions. Media is taking this as a sign that the tech behemoth plans to ramp up its efforts in these verticals. According to TechNode, "The changes echo Huawei’s “Cloud Only” strategy announced in April, in which the company pledged to invest more resources and funds to build a “full-stack cloud platform." Technode also reported that Huawei has appointed Hou Jinlong as President for the cloud computing and AI business group. Amazon to Sue to Halt Microsoft from Commencing JEDI Contract: CNN is reporting that according to court documents filed Monday, Amazon will ask a federal court to temporarily block Microsoft from working on a $10 billion cloud computing contract for the military. Microsoft is reportedly scheduled to begin its work on the contract on Feb. 11. But Amazon's cloud computing division will seek a preliminary injunction to"prevent the issuance of substantive task orders under the contract," the filing said. "The request is part of Amazon's ongoing challenge to the Trump administration over the way the contract was awarded, which it argues was influenced by President Donald Trump's dislike of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the Washington…
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