Cloud computing: Google signs ‘milestone’ discount deal with UK government

Source:-zdnet.com UK public sector bodies including the NHS will be offered discounted rates for Google Cloud services under a new government agreement. NHS organizations will be among the UK public sector bodies eligible for a discount to Google Cloud services under a new agreement struck between the software giant and the UK government. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Google Cloud and the UK’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will see local councils, charities, NHS and government departments and other qualifying

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DevOps Enabler & Co. Achieves a Microsoft Gold DevOps and Cloud Platform Competency

Source:-indiaeducationdiary.in Bengaluru: DevOps Enabler & Co., the company behind an exclusive startup bundle for organizations that want to scale their operations, today announced it has attained a gold Microsoft DevOps And Cloud Platform competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. DevOps Enabler & Co., the company behind an exclusive startup bundle for organizations that want to scale their operations, today announced

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Anunta Wins VMware 2020 Regional Partner of the Year Award

Source:-openpr.com Anunta today announced that it has received the Regional Partner of the Year Award for the Services Excellence category. Anunta was recognized by VMware for its demonstrable achievements using their skills and services capabilities, including consulting, managed and subscription services, to help customers maximize the value received from their VMware investments. “I am honored to recognize this year’s VMware Global Partner of the Year Award winners, which includes an exceptional group of innovative partners,” said Uma Thana Balsingam, vice

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KSQL Now Available on Confluent Cloud

Source:-infoq.com KSQL is the streaming SQL engine for Apache Kafka, and it is currently available as a fully-managed service on the Confluent Cloud Platform for all its customers on usage-based billing plans. In a recent blog post, Confluent announced the availability of Confluent Cloud KSQL. KSQL was one of the available capabilities on the first preview of the release of the Confluent Cloud Platform. Now it is production-ready and available for Confluent Cloud customers as part of the streaming platform.

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Stackery Adds CI/CD Features to Serverless Cloud Platform

Source:-itprotoday.com Serverless cloud application development and deployment vendor Stackery is adding new DevOps and security features to help accelerate serverless adoption and usage. Building applications in the cloud isn’t just about virtual machines and containers — it’s also about enabling serverless models of application workflows. On April 14, Stackery announced a major update to its namesake serverless cloud platform that addresses development, deployment and security challenges its customers are facing. Serverless is a different model for cloud in that it

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2020 Cloud Foundry Platform Certification Now Includes Option for Architecture To Bring Ease of Cloud Foundry Developer Experience to Kubernetes Users

Source:-aithority.com Cloud Foundry Foundation, home to open source projects simplifying the developer experience, announced that Atos, Cloud.gov, IBM, SAP, SUSE, Swisscom, and VMware have renewed their Cloud Foundry Platform Certification for 2020. The updated version of the Platform Certification now allows providers to choose either Diego, the more recently developed Kubernetes-based Eirini, or both, as the internal product architecture for the container orchestration layer. Cloud Foundry Platform Certification ensures consistency of the cloud application platform and portability across any cloud

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Cloud Computing: Rackspace Goes Into EMEA, IBM Targets Hybrid Cloud

Source:-channelfutures.com Take a break from pandemic news to learn what three cloud-centric providers are doing that impacts the channel now. COVID-19 dominates nearly all conversations and news sites, but companies continue to make announcements not related to the virus. Take a break from pandemic developments to learn what three cloud computing-centric providers are doing that impacts the channel now. Here’s how Rackspace, IBM and Zenoss are helping partners develop their business strategies to adapt to a changing world. Rackspace’s EMEA

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To succeed at DevOps these days, go hybrid

Source:-mashviral.com DevOps is not just a technical company, it is a business proposal. This requires hybrid skills that enable a more holistic view of the entire software development and deployment process. With most companies (52%) aiming to accumulate their DevOps competency hiring. about two-thirds, 65%, said they had difficulty finding these combinations of skills. Photo: Joe McKendrick This is a survey of 1,260 DevOps Institute computer managers who find that process skills and knowledge are now the main skills sought

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AWS secures temporary halt to Microsoft’s work on $10bn US JEDI cloud contract

Source:-computerweekly.com Amazon has succeeded in getting the US Federal Court to back its bid to stop Microsoft pressing ahead with the delivery of the $10bn cloud contract it secured with the US Department of Defense (DoD) in October 2019. Amazon Web Services (AWS) had applied for a temporary restraining order against Microsoft to prevent “substantial” work on the DoD’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract going ahead while legal action concerning the deal plays out in the court. The

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In it to win it: Should AWS consider building out its SaaS play?

Source:-computerweekly.com Amazon Web Services is the undisputed leader of the public cloud market, but could its relatively small software-as-a-service portfolio be its undoing in years to come? As the provider with the biggest market share in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) sector, it is inevitable that Amazon Web Services (AWS) will cop some flak from various competitors claiming their platforms are a better choice for CIOs. One of those digs, from the likes of Oracle, Microsoft and Google, could be that AWS

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