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Top Six Cloud Computing News: April 2020


We sympathized with the loss we all had last month—our heartfelt condolences to the countries and people who are suffering from the novel coronavirus. We hope you all are staying at your home and far-far away from this deadliest virus. Every month of 2020 is unloading surprises and making this year worsen. 

We brought a monthly update to brush up your memories with news and current affairs of the cloud industry. March was a hard month for all of us, and as usual, we have a lot to cover! Google appointed a new MD for Google Cloud India to turn the fortunes; Cloud Security Alliance invites professionals to review cloud control matrix and many more. Let’s get through the cloud computing news that you might have missed in March. 

Google Cloud India appoints Karan Bajwa as their new MD

Amid March, Google announced their new appointment of Mr. Karan Bajwa as their new Managing Director of Google Cloud India. Bajwa was a former head of IBM’s Indian operations. He was with Microsoft before that.

Now, it will be his responsibility for driving all revenue and business transactions for Google Cloud’s comprehensive portfolio of products; including Google Cloud Platform and G Suite.

Google Cloud Field Sales, Partners, and Customer Engineering Organizations in India will also report to him.

Read More the story: Google Cloud India appoints Karan Bajwa (Former MD, IBM) as new MD

CSA Invites Professionals For The Review of Their Document

The CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices in security that will help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. Recently, they were deeply involved in building a strong foundation for the cloud security ecosystem. At the recent RSA Conference held in San Francisco, CSA announced an invitation to security professionals to review its flagship document, the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) Version 

In the second half of the year, CSA will release the latest version.

Read More: CSA Invites Professionals To Review Cloud Control Matrix v4

World’s Work From Home seems more beneficial for Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft Corp. is experiencing an enormous spike in its cloud services traffic since most countries started implementing social distancing and other measures in response to coronavirus outbreaks globally.

The reasons behind the increased usage of Microsoft services are quite evident. The product portfolio of Microsoft offers services that are proving invaluable to organizations all over the globe and bolstering work from home.  

The Microsoft Teams App saw a 37 percent rise in its daily active users earlier this month. 

For Details:  Microsoft Reports Huge Spike In Cloud Services’ Traffic

To Ease Container Migration, VMware announced their new Kubernetes Based Service.

VMware hopes that many new Kubernetes centered enhancements will make the company the ideal choice for customers interested in container migration; even though they retain investments in vSphere.

The approach facilities on Tanzu, a VMware product or service portfolio, was launched at the VMworld convention in August. The main component is the Kubernetes Grid, a distribution of a container orchestration engine that sets up clusters in a consistent manner across various public clouds and on-site infrastructure.

Microsoft is going to acquire Affirmed Networks to compete with AWS’ Wavelength

Microsoft has announced the potential acquisition of Affirmed Networks, a provider of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) software; as telecommunications space heats up for the biggest cloud providers.

As 5G is becoming a reality, cloud providers see their role as enabling telecommunications operators to deploy and maintain next-generation networks more efficiently.

Pentagon is going to reconsider some parts of $10 billion JEDI Contract, previously awarded to Microsoft

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking permission from the court to revise some aspects of its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp.

Last month, a U.S. judge granted a request from Amazon.com Inc. to temporarily halt the DoD and Microsoft from moving forward with the deal; which Amazon had said reflected undue influence from President Donald Trump.


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