Another month end and we are back with our newest compilation of news to brush up your knowledge with the latest happening in the Cloud world. In July, we saw many surprising moves made by cloud providers and cloud users such as Minecraft made a switch from AWS to Azure; Google strengthen its partnership with Box; IBM adds a new security dashboard for its financial cloud services; SUSE procured Rancher Labs, and Equinix partnership will help Alibaba to reach 17 new markets. We tried our best to cover all the news of July, and if it might miss out some, do mention them in our comments section.
Let’s start without wasting any further:
1. Microsoft migrating Minecraft from AWS to Azure
According to some reports, Microsoft is migrating Minecraft away from Amazon Web Services (AWS) onto Azure. It is happening after almost six years of acquisition of Mojang, the game’s creator.
In a statement given to CNBC, “Window creator said it was in the process of migrating all cloud services to Azure over the last few years.”
Microsoft acquired Mojang in 2014, with the Swedish game developer quoting the price was $2.5 billion. The company had previously utilized AWS for its infrastructure.
2. Box extends partnership with Google for deeper integration.
Last month Google announced their partnership deal with Box, a cloud-based file-sharing company. Though all the information has not out yet from any of the company; so, we don’t know the deal’s value, length, or how much data storage will be offered by Google Cloud. However, this deal extends Box’s current cloud storage and computing agreement inked with Google in 2016. Along with this, the two companies will further integrate Google’s G-Suite with Box’s file-sharing services.
Although Box is already a Google cloud user, now it is widening the scope as the cloud becomes ‘the leading provider of data storage worldwide.” This expansion might help Box in creating its Single Sign-On (SSO) offerings.
3. IBM adds a security dashboard for its financial cloud services
IBM added a built-in security and compliance dashboard for its financial services public cloud. They have claimed that it allows the companies to monitor security and enforce compliance across their workloads.
The dashboard is part of IBM’s initiative to develop the technology infrastructure inside its financial services cloud, which aims to assist banks and ISVs in meeting regulatory, compliance, and flexibility criteria when accounting for diverse workloads and multiple architectures and proactive protection.
4. SUSE acquired Rancher Labs
SUSE, the largest independent open source company in the world, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Rancher Labs. Rancher is a private open-source organization offering an industry-leading platform for Kubernetes management.
The two companies did not reveal the purchase cost but Rancher was well-funded with a combined $95 million investment. It’s worth remembering that it’s just a few months since the company revealed the Telstra Ventures-led $40 million Series D deal. Other investors include Mayfield Investment Partners and Nexus, GRC Synchroin, and F&G Ventures.
5. Alibaba Cloud Extends Reach To 17 New Markets Through Equinix Partnership
Equinix will extend access to Alibaba Cloud to 17 additional global metros through its network of interconnections as Asia-Pacific’s largest provider of infrastructure-as-a-service that aims to reach ever more markets.
The Equinix agreement ensures that Alibaba Cloud – already a big cloud player – will be able to reach markets such as Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Chicago, Dallas and Denver in the US Alibaba Cloud and Equinix have enjoyed their relationship since 2017.
6. Docker Deepens ties with AWS to improve container workflows
Docker and AWS have announced a new partnership to bring a deeper integration into the AWS Fargate between Docker’s composite and desktop developer tools and AWS’s Elastic Container Service (ECS) and ECS. All organizations have previously noted that the process of taking and running compositing files on ECS was always a problem for developers. All organizations have streamlined this method to make it easier to move between locally running containers and the ECS.
7. TileDB launched a canonical database storage format.
Canonical Database is designed to enable enterprises to develop and distribute a standard definition of its entire data unit. It allows a smoother integration between systems that can enhance processes and make data mining easier.
Importantly, Canonical data is not a combination of all the data models. However, it is a new way to model data that is different from the connected systems. This model can contain and translate other types of data.