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Microsoft elevates Satya Nadella as Chairman

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.

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Seqrite launches cloud-based cybersecurity management platform for businesses 

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.

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HCL hires Accenture executive Siki Giunta to head cloud business

HCL Technologies has hired Siki Giunta as executive vice president of its cloud consulting division. Giunta, during her last stint at Accenture, was managing director and worldwide strategy lead for its cloud business. She has led software product businesses and scaled enterprise-grade hybrid cloud, data center, and hosting enterprises. Indian IT companies, following the pandemic, have benefited from clients’ increased spending on cloud computing services.

 

AWS announces the opening of data centers in Israel

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.

Indian Public Cloud market revenue to hit $9.5 bn by 2025

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.

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IBM, Persistent Systems continue to grow two-decade long partnership

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.

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Amazon, Microsoft, Google in race to secure a $1bn cloud deal with Boeing

Three global giants Amazon.com, Google, and Microsoft corp are in a race to secure a $1bn deal to provide cloud computing services to planemaker The Boeing co. As per the news agency Reuters report, the deal is supposed to be a multi-year contract. The discussions are in a very nascent stage and nothing has been finalized yet. The three tech giants, when contacted, did not reply to the media queries.

AWS to launch three new data centers in Middle East

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.

Oracle launches cloud computing services on ARM’s Ampere chips

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.

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