We have a lot to cover from the month of September! Google achieves the quantum supremacy with a new experiment, Walt Disney decided to start their cloud journey with Azure, and much more. Let us quickly go through with cloud computing news you might have missed in the month of September.
1. Google claims that they have finally achieved quantum supremacy.
This might be the dawn of a new computing era. Google has claimed that it’s quantum computer has performed a calculation that would be virtually impossible even for the best supercomputer – in other, it has achieved quantum supremacy.
If this is true, it is big news. Quantum computers can change how we design new materials, work out logistics, build artificial intelligence, and break encryption. This is why companies like Google, Intel, and IBM, as well as many start-ups; rush to this crucial milestone.
2. As per the reports Synergy, cloud service and infrastructure spend reaches $150 billion in six months.
While spending across cloud infrastructure may have a minor blip, spending on cloud services appears to shorten things up.
However, the latest analysis by industry analyst Synergy Research shows that, in the first half of 2019, operator and vendor revenues were down $150 billion, an increase of 24 percent year on year.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), led naturally by the hyperscalers Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, was the fastest-growing segment in over 40 percent, while private cloud-hosted, led by IBM, Rackspace and NT, grew by more than 20 percent year-on-year. When it came to cloud-based software, such as SaaS and Unified Comms as a Service (UCaaS), there was an annual growth in the 25 percent range.
Check out the full article – Synergy’s half-yearly review confirms $150 billion cloud market revenue
3. Alibaba revealed in-house designed AI chip for cloud computing
After, Huawei launching AI chip, Alibaba comes in the race of developing products to boost their own business. Alibaba last month revealed an AI chip capable of finishing an-hour long machine learning task in only five minutes. Alibaba told CNBC that it has no plans to sell the chip, leaving the craving for tech giants, instead, plans to use the chip to power its cloud computing business.
4. Huawei puts their triumph card to win cloud market
Huawei goes all-in for cloud computing by announcing the world’s faster AI computing chipset center. Company has pledged to spend at least $1.5bn to recruit more software developers. Huawei is the world’s largest telecom equipment maker and the second-largest smartphone manufacturer but the cloud market is still afresh for the company to rejoice the glories like in other markets.
Walt Disney Studios seeing to the cloud for new ways to create, produce, and distribute its content – and the media giant selects Microsoft as their guide.
Moreover, the companies have signed a five-year ‘innovation partnership’ to see Disney use Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to ‘help the Walt Disney Studios accelerate innovation in production and post-production processes’
Check out the full article – Walt Disney shakes hand with Microsoft to develop workflows on Azure
Yet another story about a merger that will play a significant role in defining the cloud market. The majority of customers using Oracle’s databases are looking to run a certain part of their workloads in Azure to get the sense of multi-cloud. This partnership came just in time to help the end-users hosting workloads in Oracle or in Azure. The partnership will affirm, taken together, Azure and Oracle as a one-stop-shop for all the cloud services.
Check out the full article – How Microsoft and Oracle became cloud allies?