In May, people are accepting the fact that coronavirus is the new normal. After months of lockdown, the Government of many countries has issued new guidelines to allow people to come out of their houses but not in abundance and very slowly. It doesn’t mean that coronavirus is slowing down, it is still rising correspondingly, but we need to start living with it because it is not going soon until its cure is available.
Well, look at the bright side. Here we brought you a monthly roundup of news to feed you with every information on what is happening in the cloud industry. Key mentions like Google is now partnering for their success in emerging markets, key announcements, or takeaways from Microsoft’s build 2020, the much-awaited list of twenty names that Gartner mentioned in the magic quadrant for cloud infrastructure professionals and MSPs and many more. Let’s get through the cloud computing news that you might have missed in May.
1. Google Cloud is teaming up with Theta Labs for blockchain-based video delivery:
Google Cloud has brokered another collaboration in its pursuit of blockchain technology, with the company joining its enterprise program of blockchain-based video distribution network Theta Labs.
They also joined the grandly-named Enterprise Validator Program, along with Binance, Blockchain Ventures, and Gumi, that allows enterprises to validate transactions by Theta’s underlying consensus protocol.
2. Google Cloud wins the contract for secure cloud management by the Department of Defense.
As Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s word war continues over the cloud contract for the JEDI government; Google Cloud has secured a separate cloud management deal with the Department of Defense (DoD) in what will be seen as a major coup for the Anthos application platform.
The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a DoD arm,
will develop a stable cloud management system on Anthos. It ensures that services and applications will run through AWS and Azure – Google announcing complete interoperability with the former last month – while being centrally controlled by Google Cloud.
3. Microsoft Build 2020 and its top announcements.
While the Coronavirus pandemic has stopped large gatherings and conferences; Microsoft Build – the annual developer conference for tech companies changes its route and goes online.
Microsoft comes with some of the new exciting technology, and the list goes by:
- AI Supercomputer
- Microsoft Healthcare cloud
- Azure Synapse Link
- New responsible ML tools
- Azure Arc and Azure Stack Hub updates
4. Microsoft releases the Healthcare cloud.
Well, it was unique and deserved to get highlighted. With the expectation of more enterprise clouds to come, Microsoft has released its first industry-specific healthcare-oriented cloud service.
The announcement was made in a section of the now-virtual Microsoft Build event. Although the developer jamboree’s biggest headlines were centered on their massive investments in artificial intelligence; Azure has also featured peripherally underpinning ventures. Their partnership with OpenAI to which Microsoft invested $1 billion last year to build a supercomputer for Azure.
Read More: Top Announcement from Microsoft Build 2020
5. Gartner released the 20 names in their magic quadrant for cloud infrastructure professionals and MSPs
Gartner released the Magic Quadrant 2020 for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professionals and Managed Service Providers in May’s first week. The 50-page report describes all the 20 MSPs’ sales presence vehemently, targeting customers, strengths cautions, and categorized them as Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries, and Niche Players. The list of the providers (in alphabetical order): Accenture, Atos, Bespin Global, Capgemini, CenturyLink, Cognizant, Deloitte, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, Infosys, Logicworks, Nordcloud, NTT Data, Progressive Infotech, Rackspace, Smartronix, Taos, Tata Consultancy Services, and Wipro.
We have covered it more descriptively and here is the link.
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