Incoming news, people. As we march on through the year 2020, an increasing amount of tech companies are focusing on automation and code driven operations. Numerous major shifts are happening in IT, but more importantly, most of it rests on the shoulders of cloud computing. Join us as we dig into the latest scoops from the technology and cloud scene.

Cloud Spending Jumps in 2020, As COVID-19 Increases Demand for Collaboration

Another confirmation has just hit the news scene that the demand for cloud services is on the rise. COVID-19 is still very much an ongoing health crisis all over the globe, and this has triggered the need to instant cloud-based services and tools. Data gathered from a recent research indicates the latest numbers on cloud service usage. Word is: “The big takeaways from the report show an overall (but modest) increase on cloud spending (2.2%) and a major drop (16.3%) on spending for non-cloud infrastructure.” That’s right, the report does point to COVID-19 as the key variable that influenced cloud spending. Additional information was released in the report, saying that remote work has "increased demand for cloud-based consumer and business services driving additional demand for server, storage, and networking infrastructure utilized by cloud service provider datacenters." News via TechRepublic.

Microsoft Boosts UK Cloud Computing with Azure Launches

According to the latest news from MS, fresh cloud services are on the way, including three cybersecurity tools. Also, Microsoft released 10 brand new cloud computing services specifically for their UK Azure regions. The tools are being touted as innovative and utilizing the latest tech to keep data secure. “Microsoft continues to invest in our UK Azure regions to meet the growing needs of our customers. Azure is helping organisations, both large and small, adapt to a new way of working, and our cloud experts continue to help them at this challenging time,” said Michael Wignall, Azure Business Lead at Microsoft UK. News via Official Microsoft Blog.

Amazon Launches Cloud Service to Help Non-coders Build Apps

It must be said that Amazon has been dominated on the cloud infrastructure market, especially in the last few years or so. The industry cloud and e-commerce veteran is upgrading its cloud-related product lineup. The specific tool is called the Honeycode service and is officially described as a tool for people who do not code. Shocking, right? Naturally, this is AWS’s strategic effort to The Honeycode service will compete with offerings from cloud challengers Google and Microsoft. Here’s a snip: “The service is free for up to 20 users and as many 2500 rows of data in a spreadsheet that’s part of the product. AWS will charge based on storage and number of users. Longtime AWS customers Slack and SmugMug are among those planning to use the service, the company said. The service is available today, currently in one AWS region. AWS plans to make it possible to export data from Honeycode, Vaidyanathan.” News via CNBC and AWS.

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Date(s) - 01/01/1970
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During the previous week, we've hand-picked some of the hottest and inspiring scoops from the current tech news scene. Primarily, we are keeping an eye on the public cloud spaces and cloud computing in general. Stay well-informed by regularly checking our weekly tech news roundup:

Amazon, Microsoft, Google: Here's Who Has the Greenest Cloud

The folks over at Wired have dished out an interesting piece on how major cloud providers are competing over energy consumption and having, shall we say, the greenest way to store data. Here's a snip: "Microsoft has also been investing in research meant to increase the energy efficiency of its existing and future data centers. Last year, the company began experimenting with data centers on the ocean floor, which could lower or eliminate cooling and other energy costs. Microsoft has also been exploring fuel cells as a means to power its data centers. Like Google, Microsoft uses machine learning to improve the efficiency of its data center infrastructure. It also runs a grant program that provides cloud computing credits for researchers working on climate-related issues." Read more.

How COVID-19 is Reshaping the Digital Landscape

COVID-19 has made a massive impact on global health and is about to make an equally massive impact on the world economy. Detailed analysis and reports are coming in as to how the IT sector and the online digital scene are coping with it. Specifically, the and the realm of cloud computing have experienced major growth. Here’s a sample of our own wisdom on the subject: “IT decision makers are pouring their efforts into modern tech solutions to help companies establish remote work infrastructure all throughout April and May. The cloud market for one has become a shining example of streamlining complex enterprise workflows during these difficult times.” Read more.

Microsoft Sends a New Kind of AI Processor Into the Cloud

So, it appears that cloud industry giant Microsoft, is pushing the power of AI apps to new heights, with an innovative chip from Graphcore. Here’s a quick tidbit: “Microsoft hopes to extend the popularity of its Azure cloud platform with a new kind of computer chip designed for the age of AI. Starting today, Microsoft is providing Azure customers with access to chips made by the British startup Graphcore.” Read more.

Biggest Cloud Providers in 2020

When we’re talking about cloud computing, everyone has a pretty clear idea of who the top players are, but how are they doing int 2020? Here’s the scoop: “Picking the top cloud services provider isn't easy given that the answer -- much like enterprise software and IT in general -- boils down to "it depends." Whether it's Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud platform in infrastructure as a service, or IBM, Dell Technologies, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and VMware in multi-cloud hybrid deployments, there are multiple variables for each enterprise.” Read more.

Date/Time

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

Location

600 5th ave. NY, NY