Big wins for Google Cloud and Equifax hack worse than we thought – Here’s the least you need to know about cloud for the week.


Equifax finds an additional 2.4 million Americans impacted by 2017 data breach
IBM uncovers phishing campaign that has stolen millions from Fortune 500 companies
LA Times homicide site cryptojacked in latest edition of Unsecured AWS S3 Buckets
Data breach at University of Alaska impacts staff, students 

How the number of data breaches is soaring — in one chart



$1B deal with Pentagon (through a partner) may signal new era in Government technology spending
Acquires video doorbell maker Ring to bolster its home security products
5.8% of all Amazon S3 buckets are publicly readable, while 2% are publicly writeable
Scrambles to resolve outage in N. Virginia region today, affecting Atlassian, Slack and other companies


Microsoft 365 provides an information protection strategy to help with the GDPR
Packerland Broadband teams up with Microsoft for broadband in rural Wisconsin, Michigan
released Compliance Manager to general availability
Axon moves 20 PB of data, to Microsoft Azure


Spotify becomes “anchor” customer for Google Cloud Platform
Google’s Flutter SDK is hits beta, an open source mobile UI framework that allows developers to make super-fast, cross-platform mobile apps
Apple confirms it uses Google’s cloud for iCloud


Expands Software Defined Storage offerings and boosts capacity of Object Storage
Think2018 conference begins March 19
Forbes says big bet on cloud AI will pay off


Signs agreement to acquire Zenedge, which helps secure critical IT systems deployed via cloud, on-premise or hybrid hosting environments


Reports strong Q4 fueled by strong AWS partnership
Have they cracked container market with NWS?


Tech blogger attempts to understand cloud pricing (a big problem that we can solve for you)
Splunk buys security orchestration provider Phantom for $350M
Dropbox heads to IPO, Looks To Be Worth Nearly $10B
Cloudian funded $125M with Digital Alpha to power enterprise Object-Storage Growth

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