In this week’s DevOps news, the leading cloud vendors report earnings, with AWS maintaining its leadership position. The company reported revenue of $10.8B in Q2, a 29% year over year growth. While this was a decrease from Q1 profits, AWS contributes it to increasingly cost-conscious customers. Similarly, Microsoft saw Azure growth slow, with revenues for Q2 coming in at a 47% increase year over year, but at a slower growth rate as well. For its part, Google reported its Cloud revenues grew 43% year over year in Q2. Composed of GCP and G Suite, the Cloud division raked in $3B.
According to new research by VMware Carbon Black, attacks continue to accelerate. In this first USA threat report, researchers learn 92% of security professionals said the volume of attacks they faced has increased. And, 97% of organizations had suffered a breach in the prior 12 months; 84% report that attacks have become increasingly sophisticated.