Cloud Round-Up, Friday, April 13th, 2018
Amazon announced an exciting 250% growth in number of users of its machine learning services, up from last year’s numbers. According to the leading cloud giant, that amounts to tens of thousands of businesses. Despite this, AWS experienced a sight fall in their Liftr Index score due to a dip in their adaptability score earlier this week. Despite this, they remain overall positive for the month.
A new feature is rolling out from Microsoft Azure this week, namely the Microsoft Application Security Groups. This feature will be deployed across all of Azure’s cloud regions, and provides security micro-segmentation configuration options for its customers. Microsoft also made waves this week by countering the Australian Government’s claim that Azure lacked the security features required for public use. Microsoft said the security features were in place, they just have to be turned on by the organization using the service. The tech giant is still in the running for the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract, against less favored Google and AWS.
Alibaba Cloud announced that in a deal with Istanbul-based e-Glober, it would be bringing its cloud services to Turkey. e-Glober will be responsible for delivering services to startups and moderately sized businesses, including elastic computing, database services, networking, security, and middleware. Turkey’s emerging technology sector has increased demand for cloud services in the region, prompting the new deal from Alibaba Cloud.
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