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Council Post: Cloud Kitchens: A Technology-Driven Phenomenon

CTO and Founder at pulsd — a company in the business of democratizing fun in New York City.

Like seemingly everything else, technology has been taking over the food industry. Around 60% of new restaurants fail within the first year, and almost 80% shut down before their fifth anniversary. So if technology can give the industry an uplift, I’ll call it a win.

What are the cloud kitchens (a.k.a. ghost kitchens, shared kitchens, dark kitchens or virtual kitchens)?

They have been in the news a lot lately. So chances are that you have at least heard of them. On the surface, cloud kitchens are delivery-only restaurants. However, if you dig deep, you’ll find out that they are a little more than that.

Historically, we have used the word “cloud” to mean either that the processing happens at some data center or the files are saved at a data center.

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Velocity Technology Solutions Deepens Cloud Services Portfolio With Launch of Two New Service …

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Cloud Managed Service Provider, Velocity Technology Solutions, is enhancing its Cloud Services portfolio with the launch of two new service offerings: Managed Container Services and Cloud Data Analytics. These service offerings help Velocity customers sharpen their competitive edge by making the deeper and richer functionalities of the cloud more accessible.

This announcement comes on the heels of Velocity’s Cloud Managed Infrastructure, Cloud Managed Database, and Cloud Disaster Recovery services launch, which were designed to help customers optimize efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve resiliency in the public cloud. Now, with the launch of Managed Container Services and Cloud Data Analytics, Velocity is helping customers go one step further in their digitization journeys.

Velocity’s two new cloud service offerings include:

Managed Container Services: Velocity’s Managed Container Services offers planning, deployment, and ongoing management of customers’ Kubernetes environments with enterprise-grade functionality backed by robust

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Alkira Raises $54M Series B for Network Cloud Offering Following Transformative Customer Deployments

The Alkira Network Cloud Offers Dramatic Simplification and Agility Across Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Networks with Integrated Network and Security Services

Alkira®, Inc., the Network Cloud pioneer, announced today a $54M Series B funding led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) with participation from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and others. Alkira has raised $76M to date. The new funds will be used to scale the company to meet global market demand for the Alkira Cloud Services Exchange™(CSX). The Alkira CSX is a Network Cloud, a global unified network infrastructure delivered as-a-service with 1) connectivity for hybrid and multi-cloud networks 2) integrated network and security services, and 3) end-to-end operational visibility and governance.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201013005436/en/

The Alkira Network Cloud is the first global unified network infrastructure delivered as-a-service with connectivity for hybrid and multi-cloud networks, integrated network and

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Pensando Named by Gartner as a 2020 Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing | News

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Pensando Systems, the company pioneering the new edge services model of enterprise and cloud computing, today announced it has been recognized in the list of Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing1 by Gartner.  

Gartner’s Cool Vendor research is “designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services.” The report also provides recommendations and key findings for CIOs on cloud computing strategies including the following:

  • “The innovation among cloud providers is moving up the stack around cloud-native platform services. Databases, integration and application platform services, orchestration and management tools, and large hyperscale providers are increasingly offering distributed cloud services across on-premises, edge and even other cloud provider environments.”
  • “Assess the vendors outlined in this research on their tight integration with cloud-native platforms and their ability to deliver against your business SLAs across resiliency, security, performance and costs.”

“We consider our

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Insights on Cloud Services Brokerage Market within the Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals Sector | Increasing Adoption of Cloud Computing to Emerge as a Key Driver | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global cloud services brokerage market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 20% during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. The report provides a detailed analysis on the impact and new opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also helps clients keep up with new product launches in direct & indirect COVID-19 related markets.

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The increasing adoption of cloud computing is expected to fuel the growth of the global cloud services brokerage market during the forecast period. In addition, factors such as access to expertise and the low cost of cloud services are expected to contribute to the growth of the market.

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France’s Health Data Hub to move to European cloud infrastructure to avoid EU-US data transfers

France’s data regulator CNIL has issued some recommendations for French services that handle health data, as Mediapart first reported. Those services should avoid using American cloud hosting companies altogether, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

Those recommendations follow a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court in July. The ruling, dubbed Schrems II, struck down the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Shield. Under the Privacy Shield, companies could outsource data processing from the EU to the U.S. in bulk. Due to concerns over U.S. surveillance laws, that mechanism is no longer allowed.

The CNIL is going one step further by saying that services and companies that handle health data should also avoid doing business with American companies — it’s not just about processing European data in Europe. Once again, this is all about avoiding falling under U.S. regulation and rulings.

The regulator sent those recommendations to one of France’s

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Trust Is A Must For Secure Cloud Migration

Pritesh Parekh is the Chief Trust & Security Officer, VP of Engineering at Virtustream (A Dell Technologies Business)

Embrace cloud-native solutions and a unified security approach to streamline your IT modernization journey.

Not too long ago, it used to be commonplace for discussions with IT organizations to revolve around convincing the skeptics of the many benefits of cloud. This is no longer the case. Through the years, those discussions evolved because IT leaders grew to understand the clear value of adopting cloud. Not only can cloud be a more secure, elastic and scalable approach to managing workloads, but it is also integral to those on their IT modernization journey.

One of the key advantages of cloud solutions today is the IT flexibility that organizations can gain to manage modern workloads and adopt the latest innovative technologies while controlling costs.

One of the first hurdles to avoid is taking a

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HyperX Adds New Wireless Cloud Buds to Audio Lineup

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 12, 2020–

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX wireless Cloud Buds ™. The new Cloud Buds offers a Bluetooth ® 5.0 wireless connection using Qualcomm aptX ™ HD and feature 14mm drivers that deliver immersive premium HyperX sound for a range of playing and listening applications. Discrete and portable, the new Cloud Buds delivers immersive on-the-go gaming and entertainment with signature HyperX comfort and a multi-functional mic, making them a great fit for today’s hybrid work and school environments that require extended hours of digital communication.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201012005111/en/

HyperX Cloud Buds Wireless Headphones (Photo: Business Wire)

The Cloud Buds is designed with signature HyperX comfort, featuring three sizes of HyperX patented silicone ear tips to provide ultimate comfort and sound experiences on-the-go. The Cloud Buds also

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Twilio to buy cloud customer data startup Segment for $3.2 billion: Forbes

FILE PHOTO: A banner for communications software provider Twilio Inc., hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate the company’s IPO in New York City, U.S., June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – Cloud communications platform provider Twilio Inc TWLO.N plans to buy customer data infrastructure company Segment for $3.2 billion, Forbes reported on Friday.

The deal, which had not been finalized as of Friday afternoon, was expected to be at least partially based on Twilio stock, the report added, citing two sources it did not name.

San Francisco-based Segment has recently been open to acquisition offers, according to the report.

Twilio declined to comment to Reuters. Segment was not immediately available for comment outside regular business hours.

Segment raised $175 million in a Series D funding round in April 2019. The startup said in September that it worked with more than 20,000 businesses including

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$45.5 billion cloud communications company Twilio is reportedly getting ready to acquire data startup Segment for $3.2 billion



a man sitting on a leather couch: Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio, launched his business during the recession. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)


© (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)
Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio, launched his business during the recession. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

  • Cloud communications company Twilio is set to acquire data startup Segment for $3.2 billion, sources tell Forbes, though a deal is not yet final.
  • Twilio has emerged as a winner in the pandemic economy, with its stock price just about tripling since the beginning of the year. The company now commands a market cap of over $45 billion.
  • Segment was last valued at $1.5 billion in an April 2019 funding round, and counts Accel, Y Combinator, and Alphabet’s GV (formerly Google Ventures) among its investors.
  • Segment laid off 10% of its staff in May, in anticipation of a tougher IT spending environment amid the pandemic. However, the company indicated in September that it now has over 20,000 customers — up from 19,000
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