Microsoft Takes Giant Leap in Cloud Computing, in Partnership with SpaceX's Starlink

Microsoft, SpaceX | October 21, 2020

Microsoft says it’s taking the next giant leap in cloud computing, in partnership with SpaceX and its Starlink broadband satellite constellation.

“By partnering with leaders in the space community, we will extend the utility of our Azure capabilities with worldwide satellite connectivity, unblock cloud computing in more scenarios and empower our partners and customers to achieve more,” Tom Keane, corporate vice president for Microsoft Azure Global, said in a blog post.

The partnership with SpaceX is just one of the big revelations in today’s unveiling of Microsoft’s Azure Space cloud computing platform.

Microsoft also took the wraps off the Azure Modular Datacenter, or MDC, a mobile, containerized data hub that contains its own networking equipment and is capable of connecting to the cloud via terrestrial fiber, wireless networks or satellite links.

“If you choose, you can run this device completely disconnected from the rest of the world,” Bill Karagounis, general manager for Azure Global Industry Sovereign Solutions, said in a video describing the data center.


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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Expands HPE GreenLake with Breakthrough Storage-as-a-Service business Transformation

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | May 05, 2021

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveiled today innovations that will turn HPE Storage into a cloud-native, software-defined data services business. HPE launched a data services framework as part of today's announcement, delivering on its Unified DataOps vision for a new data experience that applies a cloud operations model to wherever data resides and unifies data operations. The new platform is intended to solve the edge-to-cloud data explosion, collapse the silos and complexity that plague data ecosystems, optimize mobility and creativity, and reduce market risk. Today's launch is a significant step forward in HPE's vision to become an edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service provider. The new data services platform, which is accessible via HPE GreenLake, includes three new technologies that ease data operations from the edge to the cloud, including: Data Services Cloud Console, a cloud console that delivers cloud operational agility and unified data operations as a service Cloud data services, a suite of software subscription services that radically simplify and automate global infrastructure management at scale HPE Alletra, a new portfolio of cloud-native data infrastructure that powers data edge-to-cloud “Organizations face a diverse network of fragmented hardware, software, and manual processes, making it impossible to succeed and innovate in a rapidly evolving marketplace,” said HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri. “With HPE GreenLake, HPE was the first to understand the need to offer a unified and consistent cloud experience from edge to cloud. Today's announcement expands on this approach by allowing our clients to use centralized data operations to break down silos and leverage data wherever it sits. As we reach the Age of Insight, HPE provides the perfect platform for organizations looking to use distributed data to power AI programs, deliver innovative customer experiences, and drive digital transformation.” About Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a multinational edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service provider that enables businesses to accelerate results by extracting value from any of their data, everywhere. HPE provides unique, accessible, and intelligent technology solutions, with a seamless interface across all clouds and edges, to help consumers build new business models, connect in new ways, and improve operating efficiency, based on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work.

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Yugabyte’s Distributed SQL Database and Support For Large-Scale Cloud-Native Resilience Seals The Deal For Global Payments Leader WorldRemit.

Yugabyte, WorldRemit | September 07, 2021

Yugabyte, the leader in open source distributed SQL databases has announced a new EMEA customer win, with global digital money transfer service leader WorldRemit. The London-based payments firm has agreed to take a software subscription for Yugabyte’s high-performance distributed SQL database, in addition to full global 24x7 support. Yugabyte will now help this fast-growing fintech to improve service resilience via transparent two-way failover, boost internal regulatory compliance procedures and reduce overall operational costs. Mark Watson, Chief Technology Officer, WorldRemit said: “Technology resilience is fast becoming a regulatory and business obligation in the fast-growth fintech industry, and we see YugabyteDB as a key component in the way we address that challenge." The context for this business need and the Yugabyte selection is scale. WorldRemit serves 5.7 million customers using 70 different currencies across 130 countries worldwide and offers multiple zero-fee options for sending transfers overseas, including bank deposit, mobile money and cash pickup. Its application has already won more than 125,000 five star reviews and the company operates in more than 5,000 money transfer corridors worldwide and employs 1,200 people globally. Given this, WorldRemit selected Yugabyte to improve resilience and scalability, and accelerate the firm’s on-going digital transformation strategy from monolithic applications to a multi-cloud microservices architecture, supported by extensive use of the Postgres open source database. Watson added: “We have to carefully tune standard Postgres databases to get the performance YugabyteDB gives us out of the box. That’s the icing on the cake for us. It’s simply Postgres for the cloud-native world.” Martin Gaffney, Vice President, EMEA, Yugabyte, commented: “It’s a huge honour to have been chosen by such an important and ambitious financial services leader as WorldRemit. We are excited to support the next phase of its digital transformation journey, and appreciate that this decision was confirmed after extensive real-world stress testing of our tech capabilities, to prove only our approach to cloud transaction support can truly deliver.” This announcement, to support the next stage of the fintech’s expansion, follows the opening of Yugabyte’s business operations in the region, and the appointment of Martin Gaffney as Vice President, EMEA. Yugabyte officially established its presence in EMEA in May with the opening of its European HQ in Surrey, and the firm is already accelerating its business and team growth across the region. About WorldRemit A leading global payments company, WorldRemit is all about disrupting an industry previously dominated by offline legacy players by taking international money transfers online and so making them safer, faster and lower-cost. Backed by Accel, TCV and Leapfrog – WorldRemit’s headquarters are in London, United Kingdom with regional offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Africa, Somaliland, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Belgium. About Yugabyte Yugabyte is the company behind YugabyteDB, the open source, high-performance distributed SQL database for building global transactional applications. YugabyteDB serves business-critical applications with SQL query flexibility, high performance, and cloud native agility, thus allowing enterprises to focus on business growth instead of complex data infrastructure management. It is trusted by companies in cybersecurity, financial markets, IoT, retail, e-commerce, and other verticals. Founded in 2016 by former Facebook and Oracle engineers, Yugabyte is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dell Technologies Capital, 8VC and Wipro Ventures.

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Microsoft Launches New Cloud Service for Retail Sector

Microsoft | January 15, 2021

Microsoft's new cloud service for retail has recently entered private review, promising incorporated and shrewd capacities for brands zeroing in on connecting experience across the end-to-end customer journey. Microsoft Cloud for Retail is planned explicitly to help retailers transform data into insights of knowledge through different Microsoft services, including Advertising, Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365. These are conveyed through a typical data model that is secure and addresses consistency issues. Microsoft WW retail and buyer products industry corporate VP Shelley Bransten says that by joining unique data sources, retailers could improve their center business measures. “We’re designing Microsoft Cloud for Retail to give you the flexibility to adopt the capabilities you need to address your most pressing business needs be it better knowing your customers, empowering your employees, creating an intelligent supply chain, or reimagining your business model,” says Bransten. Bransten noticed that Microsoft's accomplice biological system will likewise make retail-explicit arrangements that expect to address earnest difficulties in the retail area, and to future-verification retailers for the development of retail. The Microsoft Cloud for Retail declaration comes right around a quarter of a year after the organization dispatched Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, which incorporates services, for example, Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and other accomplice arrangements. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare additionally gives highlights including customized persistent effort programs, more alternatives for quiet coordinated medical care, (for example, care updates, self-booking arrangements, and virtual wellbeing bots), home wellbeing backing, and care the board. Microsoft’s worldwide health corporate vice president Tom McGuiness said last year, “Healthcare organizations can engage in more proactive ways with patients and give caregivers tools to improve data interoperability, workflow efficiency, and streamline interactions.” Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare incorporates the Azure IoT Connector for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), which coordinates data from different average gadgets, applications, and distant observing conditions into Azure. The stage additionally incorporates Medical Imaging Server for DICOM. This empowers medical care firms to ingest and continue clinical imaging documents in the cloud, and coordinate imaging metadata with clinical data in an FHIR design. “At this time in history, it’s so important to have a cloud environment that endeavours to improve patient care, improve experiences for patients and the healthcare providers, and better engage patients all the way around,” said IDC’s group VP for IDC Public sector, Lynne Dunbrack, last year. “With interoperability of healthcare data being so important and a willingness to adopt digital health experiences, this is the perfect time for Microsoft to deliver their Cloud for Healthcare.” About Microsoft: At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.

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