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Top 5 Cloud Computing News: September 2019

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We have a lot to cover from the month of August! Google Cloud Platform becomes the third cloud vendor to secure a deal with a blockchain startup, and much more. Read on for everything you might have missed in August in the world of cloud computing.

1. For faster and cheaper drug development Pharmaceutical companies are counting on cloud computing and AI

AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google cloud platform are working with biotech and pharma firms to use AI and cloud computing; to improve the ways of creating a new successful drug. Cloud and AI will help in the procedure of calculating drug discovery. It makes the process faster, as well as cheaper.

2. Blockchain startup Cypherium secures a deal with Google, Third cloud deal after AWS and IBM cloud

The New York-based blockchain startup is collaborating with Google Cloud; making it the third major cloud provider to secure an agreement with the company. The goal of the company is to provide an enterprise-ready blockchain platform, which promises up to 5,000 transactions per second.

In this collaboration, Cypherium will join the technology partner program to provide enterprises with a full-stack solution to control the potential of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), in the words of co-founder and CEO Sky Guo.

Cypherium had previously collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM Cloud.

Read more about Google Cloud Deals here:

3. Will 5G bring Cloud Computing to every enterprise?

The fifth-generation (5G) of cellular mobile communications has already started knocking the doors to come; it is a successor of 4G (LTE/WiMax), 3G (UMTS), and 2G (GSM) systems. Advantages of 5G include energy savings, high data-throughput rates, greater system capacity, reduced latency, cost reduction, and massive simultaneous device connectivity, at a reasonable cost.

It will allow the enterprises who don’t have broadband to discover the whole new world of cloud computing with 5G to take their business to the next level. Azure and Reliance Jio deal is taking one of the significant steps towards this initiative. It will bring connectivity for IoT devices and automation on the process that should have been done years ago.

4. Two cloud giants are competing for a $10 billion cloud computing contract:

The Pentagon said it delayed awarding a hotly contested contract for a new generation of military computing services until the defense secretary, Mark T. Esper, could able to review the matter. The defense secretary will review the contract for cloud-computing valued $10 billion, and it has been expected to go to Amazon. Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract is a 10-year contract.

It also comes under the scrutiny of President Donald Trump, who has expressed his concern over the fairness of what has been a contentious bidding process among a handful of large tech companies.

Amazon was widely regarded as the front runner for winning the contract. The other finalist is Microsoft Azure.

5. Is cloud computing competent enough to earn promotion in Digital Forensics?

The issue of conducting investigations where cloud storage devices can not be physically accessed has resulted in a number of changes to the way that digital evidence is located and collected. New process models have been developed to formalize collection.

Existing digital forensics tools can be used in some scenarios to access cloud storage as networked drives (although this is a slow process that generates a lot of internet traffic).

For organizations that use Office 365 with an ‘ E5 ‘ subscription, there is a possibility to use Microsoft’s built-in discovery resources, although they do not provide all the functionality that is typically required for a forensic process.

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