Hentsu Tech News Round-up #16

Things are heating up in the US, as major cloud provider wins over a huge cloud computing contract with the Defence Department (US). Meanwhile, we take a closer look at more cool stories from the cloud computing seen.

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Pentagon Sticks With Microsoft for Cloud Computing Contract

It appears that The Defense Department reaffirmed its decision to award a massive cloud computing contract to Microsoft, even with complaints from Amazon.

Here’s the word: “The decision, which comes more than six months after a federal judge halted work on the contract in response to a legal challenge from Amazon, is not likely to put an end to the acrimonious battle. But it does indicate the Defense Department is confident in its decision to give Microsoft the contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project, or JEDI.”

Also, “Amazon had been seen as a front-runner to win the contract. But the Defense Department chose Microsoft in October to lead a modernization of the military’s cloud computing systems.”

Read more at NYTimes.

2020 Puts Cloud Computing in Government to the Test

An increasing number of users across the globe are resorting to working from home. The cloud space has proven immensely valuable in this instant. In Indiana, CIO Tracy Barnes and his team “supported some 120 state agencies in the push to work from home, and investments made last fall in cloud-enabled services helped make that transition possible. His department had been piloting Office 365, laying out governance for the use of such tools before the pandemic hit.”

“That early investment allowed for us to quickly scale and stand up and expand our footprint, to support the massive work-from-home need that hit us almost overnight,” reveals Barnes.

More via GT.

Google Cloud Engineers Define First Steps for Cloud Migration

When we’re talking about cloud adoption or cloud computing in general, traditionally, taking the first steps is the hardest. So, various businesses are beginning to ask: how do these first steps need to be taken? Google cloud engineers make an effort to answer this question, and more.

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“A good cloud operating model will also define the cloud fits into and changes current workflows and internal procedures. It should clearly highlight how processes should work and look —after migration has been completed. It will also detail all individual aspects of infrastructure that will change as the result of moving to the cloud. Other factors to be included in the cloud operating model are details of application testing, as well as an emergency plan for any unexpected problems during migration – also called disaster recovery,” said Rich Radley, head of customer engineering for UK&I at Google Cloud.

Read the entire story at Forbes.