Month: June 2021

Prime Day 2021 – Two Chart-Topping Days

In what has now become an annual tradition (check out my 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020 posts for a look back), I am happy to share some of the metrics from this year’s Prime Day and to tell you how...

/ June 30, 2021

Advancing safe deployment with AIOps—introducing Gandalf

“Changes to Azure services and the Azure platform itself are both inevitable and beneficial, to ensure continuous delivery of updates, new features, and security enhancements. However, change is also a primary cause of service regressions that can contribute towards reliability...

/ June 30, 2021

Amazon on AWS: Seamlessly integrating physical and emerging digital technologies.

The convergence of the physical and digital worlds One area that personally fascinates me is how digital technologies are increasingly shaping the physical spaces around us, such as our homes and workplaces. Amazon Alexa is a great example of this—an...

/ June 29, 2021

Introducing AWS Bugbust

Hacking DevOps with a Builder’s Mindset If you read this blog, you know I love builders. And I love building. One of the biggest things the COVID-19 pandemic has taught me is that a builder’s mindset is necessary to solve...

/ June 29, 2021

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – June 2021

Whether you’re a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to...

/ June 29, 2021

Bring cloud experiences to data workloads anywhere with Azure SQL enabled by Azure Arc

From edge to cloud, companies are eager to find innovative solutions that meet them where they are. Today’s business environment is increasingly complex, and customers tell us they need solutions that are multi-cloud, platform-agnostic, and offer integrated apps and services...

/ June 29, 2021

The Biggest Challenges for Technology Leaders

This is the second of two blog posts covering insights Cloud Academy gleaned from our recently published 2021 Technology Leadership Survey. In our first post, Ben Keylor talked about the lay of the land in 2021: A business world already...

/ June 29, 2021

Planetary-Scale Computing – 9.95 PFLOPS & Position 41 on the TOP500 List

Weather forecasting, genome sequencing, geoanalytics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and other types of high-performance computing (HPC) workloads can take advantage of massive amounts of compute power. These workloads are often spikey and massively parallel, and are used in situations where...

/ June 28, 2021

Williams selects Pax8 cloud distributor as Acronis #CyberFit partner

Williams Racing has welcomed Pax8, a platform on which IT professionals can buy cloud products, as the Acronis #CyberFit Partner. This is in line with the Cyber Protection Partnership between Williams and Acronis that was renewed earlier in 2021. Software...

/ June 28, 2021

AWS acquires messaging encryption startup Wickr

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has snapped up Wickr, which develops secure, end-to-end encrypted communication technology.  With Wickr, customers and partners can benefit from advanced security features not available with traditional communications services – across messaging, voice and video calling, file...

/ June 28, 2021