We have a lot to cover from the month of February! A boom in the African cloud market drawing a lot of attention from the investors, Infosys and IBM are collaborating to launch tailor-made industry-specific services and many more. Let’s quickly get through the cloud computing news that you might have missed in February.
1. Infosys and IBM collaborate to launch industry-specific cloud services for business
Indian Tech giant Infosys joins hand with IBM to help the business through industry-specific cloud services. IBM is looking for a partner service provider to help bring its public cloud services to businesses.
India based Infosys will be the first so-called global system integrator to join IBM’s new public cloud.
Infosys will offer clients across sectors such as financial services, insurance, and healthcare, access to a portfolio of open-source offerings on IBM’s public cloud platform, the company said.
2. Africa’s cloud computing boom draws the attention of Investors
The Cloud Service Providers and international investors are now looking market in the black continent; as the rapid increase of smartphone users and mass adoption of business software on the continent leads high demand of data-centers to power the technology.
The continent’s lack of infrastructure, slow internet, high data cost, lack of fiber network complicates capital intensive and power-hungry business.
According to Tunde Coker, MD, Rack centers, a leading Nigerian company “We have to build our own power-generating capabilities to get a level of reliability and consistency.”
3. Hybrid Multicloud environment will be operated by almost 50% of Indian Enterprises by 2021, says IDC
Global market intelligence, IDC, by 2021, 50% of enterprises in India will rely on a mix of on-premises private cloud, several public clouds, and legacy platforms to meet their infrastructure needs.
“Enterprises in India are looking at cloud as a key enabler to meet their business priorities. As per IDC’s Cloud Pulse 2Q19, “75% of organizations in India have plans to invest in the cloud-based infrastructure and applications to meet their business goals,” Rishu Sharma, the principle analyst, cloud, and artificial intelligence, IDC said.
4. AWS plans to double sales droids as growth in google & Microsoft cloud business makes them worry
Amazon web service plans to double its sales staff this year after getting fierce competition from Google and Microsoft.
AWS is facing declining sales and rising competition from Google and Microsoft
In a sales meeting in Chicago in January, The hiring spree said, “We will bring in security, AI, and data analytics specialists to help AWS’s sales staff answer technical questions from customers and sell more services.”
5. To launch a digital experience platform, Adobe shows faith on Azure.
To give Australian and New Zealand businesses pace, Adobe officially launches its experience platform, and it is built on azure’s Australian data-centers.
MD of Adode Australia and New Zealand Suzanne steel says Adobe’s data centers investment is just a small part of the investment. We will come with more significant investments in the Indo-pacific region, Including Australia and New Zealand.
6. American Intelligence agency updating its cloud technology stack
According to reports, The CIA central investigation agency is ready to update its cloud tech stack.
As per reports published on Nextgov, the CIA released a draft request for commercial cloud enterprise. In 2013,
the CIA awarded Amazon web services a cloud contract of worth $ 600million.