A former Amazon Web Services exec explains how the cloud titan learned the difficult lesson of balancing growth and competing with its closest allies
The former AWS exec Tim Jefferson told Insider how the cloud giant navigated competing with its own partners and putting pressure on their business.
4 companies Amazon Web Services could buy as it ramps up competition against the dominance of Microsoft 365 and Teams
Without a strong work software portfolio of its own, analysts named firms the new CEO of AWS could buy to challenge Microsoft's lead in the space.
10 Amazon cloud partners explain how they built thriving businesses while working with a juggernaut that's never been afraid to compete with its own allies
Amazon relies on over 100,000 cloud partners like Splunk, Snowflake, and Datadog, but AWS has never shied away from competing with its own allies.
Here's how $2.2 billion data company Sumo Logic — one of AWS' biggest clients — is finding ways to cut its cloud costs
Sumo Logic CTO and cofounder Christian Beedgen said that cutting cloud costs is so important, it will pause new feature development just to optimize.
"Amazon says it's not competitor-focused, but every meeting was about Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft," one person told Insider.
Amazon has discussed forming a 'Rebel Alliance' with companies including Slack and Dropbox to compete with Microsoft
The broader goal of the plan is to help AWS expand beyond cloud infrastructure into the work-productivity app space.
Amazon wants more encryption technology so badly it considered buying one of the most popular secure messaging apps cofounded by an early WhatsApp executive
AWS's interest in secure messaging apps reflects its desire to develop more encrypted services and move into the productivity-applications space.
Andreessen Horowitz investor Martin Casado says there could be a $1 trillion opportunity for a new cloud player with lower prices than Amazon or Microsoft
Following his blog on "the cloud paradox," Martin Casado told Insider what's coming next and the possibility of a new cloud player with lower prices.
Andreessen Horowitz partner Martin Casado says the cost of cloud computing is a $100 billion drag on the biggest software companies, sparking a huge debate across the industry
Martin Casado, coauthor of the a16z "cloud paradox" post, told Insider why he wrote it and how it sparked a big debate over cloud's cost and power.
$21 billion hedge fund D1 Capital has been on a private investing spree. Here are 35 companies it's backed in 2021 from unicorns like Squarespace to corporate card startup Ramp.
The three-year-old hedge fund led by billionaire Dan Sundheim invested heavily in logistics, enterprise software, and e-commerce, to name a few.
Software startup UtilizeCore raised $5.3 million off this sleek pitch deck to help property managers with mundane tasks like hiring janitors and plumbers
The cofounders explained how they are replacing tedious call-center work with a tech platform that handles everything from scheduling to billing.
Deloitte's chief of cloud strategy says the best way for clouds like Amazon's or Microsoft's to keep growing is to back off and let partners do more heavy lifting
David Linthicum told Insider the partners on top of clouds like Amazon's and Microsoft's will win big. Why he thinks that will help them keep growing.
A glut of cloud apps makes it easier for hackers to break into companies, says an exec at $3 billion cybersecurity firm Netskope, which is currently hiring over 400 workers
Hackers often target cloud apps to break into bigger companies, said Netskope's Jason Clark as the startup hires hundreds of engineers and marketers.
Employee management firm Pathlight used this pitch deck to raise $25 million in a round led by Insight Partners
Pathlight, which allows companies to monitor the performance of their employees, also attracted investment from Palantir exec David Glazer.
This pitch deck won software startup Katana $11 million in funding backed by Skype billionaire Niklas Zennström's VC firm
Atomico previously backed payments firm Klarna and scooter startup Lime.
A cloud application is an internet-based software that processes or stores data online. There are three primary kinds of cloud applications.
Check out the pitch deck cloud optimization startup Granulate used to net $30 million, its second raise in 10 months
Granulate is a software startup that promises to cut compute costs by as much as 60%.
Insiders at PR software giant Cision are wondering what's next after layoffs and an exodus of top execs
Platinum has cut staff, shifted Cision's sales strategy, and parted with 12 top execs over the past year.
We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck banking startup Mambu used to raise $135 million at a $2.1 billion valuation
Financial institution spend on enterprise software like cloud and SaaS will likely top $110 billion in 2021.
4 major players helping retailers nail the perfect price for everything from groceries to holiday gifts
These companies in predictive pricing have helped Home Depot, Walgreens, and others stay competitive by allowing them to set flexible prices.