Google's cloud business was a strong revenue driver for parent Alphabet in a quarter which saw earnings dragged down by a hefty fine from the European Union. In a Q2 earnings call on Monday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant is investing in building out more data centers to meet growing demand for its cloud services, for which machine learning capabilities will be a major differentiator in the market.
After VMware and Amazon Web Services jointly unveiled plans last October for a hybrid cloud service, solution providers began seeking details on how exactly the two longtime rivals would work together and how much of AWS' cloud sales muscle would be put behind it. AWS put some of those questions to rest earlier this year at its AWS Summit in San Francisco. "This is a VMware service. It's not an AWS service.
While the technical contours of VMware Cloud on AWS have been coming into focus, the channel strategy around the upcoming hybrid service remains impenetrably opaque. Partners being courted in both the VMware and AWS ecosystems to sell the forthcoming offering told CRN they still don't know the basics of how they would be compensated for bringing the service to market, making it nearly impossible for them to assess the potential for profits.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".