Microsoft made Chief executive Satya Nadella the chairman of its board, strengthening his grip on the tech giant. Nadella after taking over as a CEO in the year 2014 has been credited for bringing new energy to the company. In his early days, Nadella laid off 14% of the workforce for restructuring and directed Microsoft’s focus towards cloud computing. Ever since Microsoft thrived on software – Windows and Office.
Seqrite, a Quick Heal company, has released Hawkk, a cloud-based cybersecurity management platform that allows organisations to manage different security products from a single dashboard. Seqrite plans to introduce more next-gen tech to the platform, including EDR, zero trust, data privacy, and network security, according to the company. Seqrite claimed to have stopped 13,000 attacks by the year 2020 including ransomware, APTs and targeted attacks.
A few weeks ago Israel signed a billion-dollar deal with AWS and Google to provide cloud services to its public sector and military. AWS, as a part of the deal, now announced it will open data centers in Israel. Google and AWS won the tender for a four-phase project in April called “Nimbus”. The new data centers are expected to start building by the first half of 2023. “Today, AWS announced it will open an infrastructure region in Israel in the first half of 2023”, AWS said in a statement.
The Indian Public Cloud services market clocked a revenue of $3.6 bn in 2020 and is projected to hit $9.5 bn by the year 2025. Public clouds, in the year 2020, became important for firms for business continuity, flexibility, and agility. As a result, organizations continued to splurge on cloud services. The top two players, together, held 49 % of the Indian public cloud services market in 2020. The pandemic, on the other hand, was the key driving force behind cloud adoption.
Persistent Systems said it is going to further grow its 20 years-long partnership with IBM. From a project in security to working with 400+ shared customers and 50 IBM brands, the partnership has come a long way. The mid-tier software services firm will now invest in IBM tech that will help its customers adopt hybrid cloud and AI tech using the Red HatOpenShift industry-specific clouds and advanced security practices.
The first half of 2022 will see AWS opening three new data centers in the UAE after Bahrain. This will allow for data to be stored in the UAE while also providing low latency across the country. Anyone using the AWS services will get access to storage, networking, database, analytics, machine learning, IoT, and mobile services. Abu Dhabi Bank, Majid Al Futtaim, GE Healthcare, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, etc are included in the list of customers.
The tech giant Oracle announced the launch of new cloud computing services powered by Ampere computing chips which are based on Arm technology. After Amazon, Oracle is the first company to offer cloud services based on Arm tech. Oracle said it will rent the chips at 1 cent per computing core per hour, which is 50% lower than the competition. Oracle also offered assistance to help expand business software that runs on Arm chips.