Cloud computing is being implemented as a vital steppingstone of contemporary business and IT services. With Microsoft, Amazon, and GCP leading the pack, other numerous companies are joining the cloud computing race, including Oracle, IBM, Google, Red Hat, VMware, and more. Cloud computing isn’t the only technology out there. Various new and growing technologies are also being applied to everyday business endeavors; these primarily include Machine Learning (ML), grid computing, and, as of late, edge computing. The market is already witnessing the practical utilization of edge computing through HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure). Discover more, cool tech news and cloud computing news in our latest Weekly Cloud Trends.

Verizon Collaborates with Microsoft to Offer Private 5G Mobile Edge Computing

Major US telecommunications company, Verizon, is teaming up with Microsoft Corp. to speed-up the delivery of enterprise-grade 5G applications, towards reliable and low-latency connections. The concept is to combine Verizon’s on-site 5G Edge network with MS Azure to unlock additional computing power to end customers. As a result, businesses can create very low lag experiences. “We have built a network that provides real-world, 5G-enabled solutions TODAY,” said Rima Qureshi, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Verizon. “By bringing together Verizon’s 5G network and on-site 5G Edge platform with Microsoft’s expertise in cloud services, we will enable the development of the next-generation technologies everyone has been envisioning.” “By leveraging Verizon’s 5G network integrated with Microsoft’s cloud and edge capabilities, developers and businesses can benefit from fast, secure and reliable connections to deliver seamless digital experiences from massive industrial IoT workloads to precision medicine,” reveals Yousef Khalidi, corporate vice president Azure for Operators at Microsoft. Read more at MS.

Cloud Computing Market, Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19

This year, both the economy and the technology market have been hit heavily by the global pandemic (i.e. COVID-19). The brand new "Cloud Computing Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" covers the usage of cloud computing in various industries, from banking and financial services to construction and real estate. In addition, the report examined cloud utilization in fields such as consumer goods and retail, education, energy and utilities, government and public sector, healthcare and life sciences, information technology, manufacturing, media and entertainment, telecommunication, and travel and hospitality. The analysis features data based on infrastructure, the cloud Computing Market studied across archiving, compute, disaster recovery and backup, and Primary storage. The data provided takes us through Platform As A Service (PaaS), Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) numbers, and more. Continue reading at Yahoo Finance.

Public Cloud and Private Cloud in Financial Services Analysis

Here at Hentsū, we are going to be releasing a new infographic, teeming with fresh market data, to focus on the usage of public cloud in 2020. Additionally, don’t forget to check out our recent look at our latest blog piece, Trends in Financial Services. In the meantime, as 2020 draws to a close, another report has surfaced with detailed data regarding Global Private and Public Cloud in Financial Services Market. The report indicates analytical assessment of crucial trends, market growth opportunities, in the current Private and Public Cloud in Financial Services landscape. Some of the key manufacturers, cloud services providers that were analyzed:
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Rackspace
  • Google
  • Jack Henry & Associates
  • VMware
  • Red Hat
  • AWS
  • Fujitsu
  • Alibaba
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
Grab the full global report, here.

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Date(s) - 01/01/1970
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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600 5th ave. NY, NY
Each passing week, we discover more about cloud computing. This particular sphere of modern-day technology constantly brings innovation and different solutions to help solve numerous business challenges. The reason for that is that the cloud space relies on tech that’s flexible and adaptable and is therefore always able to evolve. The latest Weekly Cloud Trends are showing once more how chief public cloud providers are adapting to the current demands of the market. Both AWS and MS are bringing new tools and upgraded solutions to the table.

Amazon Cuts the Cost of AWS SageMaker Instances by Up To 18%

It appears that Amazon has already taken the step towards lowering the price of its AI-based service, SageMaker. Sure, it is not exactly earth-shattering news, but it does seem to be a pretty sure sign that machine learning tech is going to be easier to obtain. “In fact, we found out that the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Amazon SageMaker over a three-year horizon is over 54% lower compared to other options, and developers can be up to 10 times more productive,” says AWS Technical Evangelist Julien Simon. He added: “This comes from the fact that Amazon SageMaker manages all the training and prediction infrastructure that ML typically requires, allowing teams to focus exclusively on studying and solving the ML problem at hand.” This is indeed an interesting move by Amazon. It’s safe to assume that we’re not far from an age when machine learning will be accepted as a commodity on the market. Imagine the opportunities that would create. Of course, we also must ponder what kind of impact this would have on the global economy, trading, and so on. Read the full story at SA.

MS Azure - Start with Cloud Adoption Framework Enterprise-scale Landing Zones

Here at Hentsū we have often discussed the importance of designing a roadmap when going through the cloud adoption process. It is great to see exactly how major companies are now growing and improving on that front. Azure, for instance, introduces new ways to enhance enterprise-scale architecture landing zones. Here’s a snippet from Microsoft’s official post:
  • Design guidelines: Guide to the critical decisions that drive the design of the Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure enterprise-scale landing zone.
  • Architecture: Conceptual reference architecture that demonstrates design areas and best practices.
  • Implementations: Azure Resource Manager template of the architecture to accelerate adoption.
Read more at MS.

Microsoft Will Let Employees Work From Home Permanently: Report

The challenging times we live in have certainly put both employees and companies through unprecedented hardships. Industry giant Microsoft is reportedly going to allow employees to work from home permanently, and not just during the COVID-19 pandemic, but after it is over. “The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to think, live, and work in new ways,” reveals Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft’s chief people officer, in the note to employees. “We will offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual workstyles while balancing business needs, and ensuring we live our culture.” Such powerful trends set by industry-leading companies are no doubt going to be a big influence on global business trends. Discover more at The Verge.

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Date(s) - 01/01/1970
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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600 5th ave. NY, NY
As technologies evolve, companies find new ways to improve their respective businesses. Digital transformation also progressed from being a concept and a mere buzzword to becoming a tangible, successfully utilized business model and work methodology. At the heart of this dynamic tech industry, is the public cloud. Take a look at the latest scoops via Hentsū Weekly Cloud Trends and feel the pulse of the ever-growing cloud computing scene.

IBM Shares Rise on Plans to Spin off its IT Infrastructure Unit and Focus on the Cloud Business

Cloud computing and public cloud just got more exciting and more competitive. The year 2020 has seen a massive shift towards public cloud adoption. In an industry where everyone is increasingly turning their gaze toward the public cloud, IBM revealed its intention to spin off its IT infrastructure unit into "a new publicly traded company.” In short, the aim is to focus their legacy business more on cloud computing. IBM also revealed that it’s going to manage and modernize client-owned infrastructures. This is something the company sees as “a $500 billion market opportunity.” Other technology and solutions which include products from company Red Hat (recently bought by IBM) produced an impressive $5.75 billion in revenue in its second quarter of 2020, surpassing analysts’ forecasts. “We believe we can deliver strong growth within the company with the financial flexibility we will create with this transaction,” CEO Arvind Krishna explained to CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” Read the full story at CNBC.

Google Cloud’s Run Rate is Now Over $8B

Traditionally, Google does not divulge crucial financial information regarding its cloud business. However, that tradition changed recently, when the industry giant revealed their cloud business unit boasts a significant $8 billion annual revenue run rate, marking a huge rise from their $4 billion reported back in 2018. The news comes straight from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. While not dominant in the public cloud race, Google is beginning to catch up to its main competitors, Microsoft and AWS. Just to give you a better idea of how things are on the current market, AWS had a run rate of $30 billion during the last quarter, while Microsoft Azure ended up at approximately $11 billion. “Q2 was another strong quarter for Google Cloud, which reached an annual revenue run rate of over $8 billion and continues to grow at a significant pace,” Pichai revealed. “Customers are choosing Google Cloud for a variety of reasons: reliability and uptime are critical. Retailers like Lowe’s are leveraging the cloud as one of the important tools to transform their customer experience and supply chain.” Catch the rest of the story at TechCrunch.

Microsoft Partners Expand the Range of Mission-critical Apps You Can Run on Azure

For years now, Microsoft Azure has been expanding its partner ecosystem. Now, they are enabling thousands of organizations to bring their mission-critical applications to Azure. What this means is in order to meet the market demand, and with an increasing amount of businesses taking the road of digital transformation, more and more solutions are coming to Microsoft’s Azure package. “As a result, the definition of mission-critical applications is evolving and goes well beyond systems of record for many businesses. It’s part of why we never stopped investing across the platform to enable you to increase the availability, security, scalability, and performance of your core applications running on Azure. The expansion of mission-critical apps will only accelerate as AI, IoT, analytics, and new capabilities become more pervasive,” claims MS in a post. Right now, they are going beyond Azure services and capabilities with even more offerings. Find out more, over at MS.

Date/Time

Date(s) - 01/01/1970
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location

600 5th ave. NY, NY