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Category: Cloud (page 2 of 27)

Nutanix witnessed rise in subscription model in India during pandemic

Rajiv Ramaswami, Nutanix CEO, has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in customers shifting to a subscription model to save money. Business in India, Ramaswami said, grew 68% for the cloud-infra firm, while the company itself grew 14%. The CEO said the growth is expected to continue, with the company adding 700 customers every quarter to its already 20,000 strong customer count.

Source: Communication Today

Microsoft signs multi-year strategic deal to invest in Oyo

Microsoft has announced a “multi-year strategic alliance” with India’s hotel chain Oyo, aiming to develop “next-gen” travel and hospitality products. Microsoft invested $5M in Oyo last month, taking the startup’s valuation to $9.6B. Oyo will use Microsoft Azure for its cloud-based needs and develop solutions with help from Microsoft for its small and medium-sized hotel clients.

Source: Techcrunch

 

How PayPal shifted to cloud-based quickly during pandemic

Paypal, with the pandemic putting strain on digital payment firms, has had to shift workload to cloud quickly. Using hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud capabilities, PayPal has made the transition and has plans to increase cloud footprint each year, with a multi-year plan said, Wes Hummel, VP of Site Reliability and Cloud Engineering. The shift allowed PayPal to use flex-up capabilities, the ability of the cloud to burst workloads, and transactions onto the cloud.

Source: ET CIO

Microsoft’s India cloud capacity doubles in 18 months

Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari said Microsoft has doubled its cloud capacity in India during the past 18 months. The pandemic has resulted in an increase in cloud adoption, particularly in the healthcare, insurance, and e-commerce sectors. Cloud expansion in India and globally will continue, said Maheshwari, adding that over 3M Indians have been digitally upgraded through Microsoft’s global upskilling program announced in 2020.

Source: ET CIO

AWS glitch disrupts Japanese brokerage, airline services

After AWS faced some problems, several Japanese companies also reported a disruption in their services as a result. SBI Securities and Rakuten Securities reported a delay in price data feeds while leading telecom company NTT Docomo’s services were also affected. ANA Holdings, a large airline company, also said its flights were delayed after a power outage hit its ticketing and check-in system.

Source: Japan Times

Tech Mahindra sets up a dedicated Google Cloud unit

To accelerate the adoption of cloud computing, Tech Mahindra has launched a dedicated Google Cloud business unit. Focused on industry-specific cloud solutions, the unit will balance growth and innovation, ensure scalability and seamless customer experience. With Tech Mahindra already a Premier Partner of Google Cloud, the new unit will further strengthen relations and bring diverse teams together to ensure a superior user experience.

Source: The Hindu Business Line

German cloud-computing program to get $1.2B Google investment

Google, to expand cloud infrastructure and increase the use of renewable energy, will invest €1B by 2030 in Germany. Google plans to add new cloud-computing centers in the Berlin region, and in Hanau town, to be in proximity to DE-CIX data exchange in Frankfurt. To operate the data centers, Google plans to purchase 140MWs of electricity, 80% of which will be from carbon-free sources.

Source: Outlook

Nasscom report estimates India will need 20L cloud professionals by 2025

With businesses migrating workloads to the cloud, post-pandemic, a Nasscom report, titled ‘Cloud Skills: Powering India’s Digital DNA’ estimated that India will need 20L cloud computing professionals by 2025. India could have 14-15L professionals by 2025 but can reach up to 17-18L with a fairly aggressive skilling roadmap. With the current talent pool of 608000, India can become the 2nd largest cloud talent hub with focused efforts.

Adobe to acquire Frame.io in $1.27 bn deal

Adobe said on Thursday that it will buy Frame.io in a $1.27 bn deal. Frame.io, a cloud-based video Collab platform, streamlines the video production and editing process by using cloud-first methods. Frame.io has over a million users across global brands, with its acquisition resulting in Adobe’s leading video editing capabilities merged with Frame.io’s cloud-first workflow, Adobe said. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

Source: Brandequity