Using Microsoft Azure technology, Oneview Healthcare Launches First Cloud-based Care Experience Platform

Oneview Healthcare , a global healthcare technology company, today announced the launch of CXP Cloud Enterprise for enhancing the patient care experience within health systems. Deployed on Microsoft Azure with Samsung tablets, this cloud-based platform helps health systems quickly adopt technology for engaging patients, reducing non-clinical demands on care teams and optimizing clinical and operational effectiveness. During the COVID-19 pandemic, care teams have been under intense pressure while staff and patients have restricted access to family and friends. CXP Cloud Enterprise gives patients and their families the ability to communicate virtually with healthcare teams, along with access to education and health information. Oneview enables care teams to provide patients with access to unified information and applications on secure bedside devices that can drive more meaningful engagement, improved satisfaction, and better-quality outcomes.

Aruba in collaboration with Microsoft, announced 2 new solutions that enable organizations to accelerate their Digital Transformation

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, in collaboration with Microsoft, announced two new solutions that enable organizations to accelerate their digital transformation from edge-to-cloud by delivering deeper integration between Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform) and Microsoft Azure. Announced at Microsoft Ignite 2021, the first solution is Aruba IoT Transport for Azure, a service that enables IoT devices connected to Aruba access points (APs) and controllers to bi-directionally communicate with the Azure IoT Hub. In addition, Aruba announced the introduction of the Aruba Central cloud management platform hosted on Azure, bringing Aruba’s enterprise-grade cloud networking solution, with more than 1 million devices already under management, to Azure.

Working closely with Microsoft, Aruba developed the Aruba IoT Transport for Azure service

Working closely with Microsoft, Aruba developed the Aruba IoT Transport for Azure service – the first of its kind for general purpose applications – to address these challenges. The Aruba IoT Transport for Azure multiplies the power of Aruba ESP by seamlessly enabling the secure, bi-directional movement of data from IoT devices connected to Aruba APs and controllers, enabling customers to take advantage of the vast array of services and applications available in Azure. Aruba IoT Transport for Azure eliminates the need for an intermediate gateway, server, or application, thus reducing processing latency. Additionally, the solution allows customers to run IoT systems and services over their existing Aruba infrastructure, thus reducing the time, cost and risk of developing homegrown or customized solutions. This frees customers to focus on instrumenting facilities, achieving hyperawareness, and deriving deeper insights from their business processes.

With CloudOps Active Management Solution (CAMS) from igroup, AWS and Azure users will achieve significant performance improvements and cost reductions

AWS and Azure users will achieve significant performance improvements and cost reductions with the launch of the new CloudOps Active Management Solution (CAMS) from igroup. The solution brings together tools and processes to automate support and management functions for customers as well as deliver business critical information through easy to access dashboards. Installed on any new or existing Azure or AWS infrastructure, allows companies using it to concentrate on delivering higher quality applications and services in the cloud rather than spending time supporting and managing their cloud.

Microsoft introducing the preview of two new SKUs to the Azure Front Door family, which combines capabilities of Azure Front Door, Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) standard

To address these customer requirements, Miscrosoft is introducing the preview of two new SKUs to the Azure Front Door family, which combines capabilities of Azure Front Door, Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) standard, and Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) into a single secure cloud CDN platform with intelligent threat protection and a simple to understand pricing model. Azure Front Door standard SKU is content delivery optimized, offering both static and dynamic content acceleration, global load balancing, SSL offload, domain and certificate management, enhanced traffic analytics, and basic security capabilities.

Microsoft’s Azure cloud delivered over $7 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter

Amazon moved into the market well before Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and other information-technology providers, and has held on to its lead. Microsoft’s Azure cloud delivered over $7 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter, according to two analysts’ estimates, while Amazon’s competing Web Services business generated $12.7 billion in revenue during the same period. The success of AWS has propelled its leader, Andy Jassy, into the top spot at Amazon, where he’ll replace Jeff Bezos later this year.

IT leaders are eight times more likely to search for experts with AWS skills than Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure

IT leaders are eight times more likely to search for experts with AWS skills than Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure, according to data from Hired’s State of Software Engineers 2021 report, published Wednesday. The report examined thousands of candidate interview requests and salary data. Redux.js, Google Cloud, React.js and AWS skills top the list of most in-demand coding skills, according to the report. Demand for cloud skills grew as most companies turned to the cloud to uphold operations. Nine in 10 organizations say they increased their cloud workloads and use of machine learning technologies in 2020.

Auto Major Volkswagen to use Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Services to Help it Streamline its Software Development Efforts for Self-Driving Cars

Volkswagen has said it will use Microsoft’s cloud computing services to help it streamline its software development efforts for self-driving cars. Volkswagen, which owns brands such as Audi and Porsche, is working on both self-driving cars for the future and driver-assistance features such as adaptive cruise control in current vehicles. But the company’s brand had been developing those features independently. Last year, Volkswagen consolidated some of those development efforts into a subsidiary called Car.Software to better coordinate among the makers, with each company handling its own work around the look and feel of the software while collaborating on core safety functions such as detecting obstacles.

“Azure — I wish we probably started a year or so, two years earlier” – Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that he regretted not getting into cloud computing earlier

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Thursday that he regretted not getting into cloud computing earlier. The remarks point to Amazon’s success in building a business around renting computing and storage resources to companies, governments and schools. “Azure — I wish we probably started a year or so, two years earlier,” Ballmer said in an audio conversation streamed live on the mobile app Clubhouse. “We started actually with platform as a service instead of infrastructure as a service. Probably we would do that a little bit differently. It cost us a little bit of time in the eventual battle, if you will, with AWS.”

Growth in Microsoft’s Azure Cloud-Computing Division Jumped 50%

Growth in the company’s Azure cloud-computing division jumped 50%. Microsoft has benefited as many corporate clients have accelerated a shift to the cloud, where they can store data and run applications via the internet, and as businesses set up work teams with online productivity tools and teleconferencing software. Personal-computer sales also surged in the quarter, boosting the company’s flagship Windows operating-system business, while gaming revenue topped $5 billion for the first time in a single quarter.

Azure Became a Bigger Source of Revenue for Microsoft than its Windows Operating System Licenses in the September Quarter, 2020

Azure became a bigger source of revenue for Microsoft than its Windows operating system licenses in the September quarter, said Brent Bracelin, an analyst at Piper Sandler. Microsoft doesn’t break out Azure revenue, but the company is the world’s second-largest cloud-computing vendor after Amazon.com Inc. The role of videogaming in Microsoft’s fortunes also has increased under Mr. Nadella, in part fueled by acquisitions. The company last year bought ZeniMax Media Inc., the parent company of the popular Doom videogame franchise, for $7.5 billion. Xbox content and services revenue increased 40% in the latest quarter, aided by the November release of two new gaming consoles, Xbox Series X and S, to battle Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 5.

AWS Leads GCP & Azure on Latency & Cost, but lags on Performance, according to a New Benchmarking Report by Cockroach Labs

AWS leads GCP and Azure on latency and cost, but lags on performance, according to a new benchmarking report. Distributed SQL database firm Cockroach Labs’ third annual report looking into cloud performance of AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and runs benchmark tests against CPU Performance, Network Performance, Storage I/O Performance, and Online Transactional Processing (OLTP) Performance. The report found that GCP delivered the most throughput on network throughput, storage I/O read throughput, storage I/O write throughput, and maximum throughput per minute. GCP’s top-performing machine had 165 percent and 237 percent more throughput than AWS and Azure respectively, while its bottom-performing network throughput machine still performed 62 percent and 105 percent better than AWS’ and Azure’s top-performing network throughput machines.

Blue Prism expanded its footprint in cloud by adding BYOL Support for Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace & AppSource

Blue Prism’s technology promises to automate nearly any app on any platform, including everything from PCs to web browsers and cloud systems; this week, Blue Prism expanded its footprint in the cloud by adding Bring Your Own License support for Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace and AppSource. Cognitive services such as Azure Computer Vision, Form Recognizer, and Text Analytics are included in the new offering, enabling Blue Prism users to directly license the services they need from Microsoft, while benefiting from already-developed Blue Prism AI accelerators. Blue Prism users can access over 175 Microsoft product-specific enterprise automation accelerators, including ones specific to Healthcare Cloud, Power Automate, and Power Platform.