Use of Public Cloud PaaS Services is Increasing

Use of public cloud PaaS services is increasing. Data warehouse has the highest adoption, used by 54%, while 28% of enterprises are experimenting with artificial intelligence and machine learning — more than any other PaaS services. Top challenges are security, spend, governance and expertise. Overall, 81% indicate that security is a challenge, followed by 79% for managing cloud spend and 75% each for governance, lack of resources/expertise and compliance.

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is Expected to Grow Moderately in India

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is expected to grow moderately throughout the forecast period of 2019-24, with a CAGR of 10.2%. With cloud being a technology foundation for the deployment of a multitude of digital offerings and services, revenue for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is estimated to exceed the $1.2 billion mark by 2024, with a CAGR of 16.3% throughout the forecast period of 2019-24.

Amazon Employees Demand AWS to Stop Providing Cloud Services To Parler, Social Media Platform, Popular among Supporters of Donald Trump

Amazon workers are demanding that the company stop providing services to conservative social media platform Parler, popular among supporters of Donald Trump. An employee advocacy group, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, is asking the company to stop providing hosting services to Parler through Amazon Web Services, it said in a tweet today. “As Amazon workers, we demand Amazon deny Parler services until it removes posts inciting violence, including at the Presidential inauguration,” the group said in the post. “We cannot be complicit in more bloodshed and violent attacks on our democracy.”

Locad Launched its Cloud Platform to the Philippine Market

In November 2020, Locad launched its platform to the Philippine market. To address the rise of the digital consumer precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, Locad is designed to scale and level up the e-commerce supply chains of both developing and established brands through simplified logistics. Following its roadmap to build a connected e-commerce fulfillment network across the Asia-Pacific region, Locad is expanding its regional presence with fulfillment centers in Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam, which will be operational by Q1 of 2021.

Organization has to Check if CSP’s (Cloud Service Providers) Meet its Regulations & Compliance Levels

Customers and Cloud Service Provider (CSP) share the responsibility of security and compliance. Thus, the organization would have the freedom to have architect their security and compliance needs, according to the services they utilize from the CSP and the services they intend to achieve. CSP has the responsibility to provide services securely and to provide physical security of the cloud. If, however, a customer opts for Software-as-a-service, then the CSP provides standard compliance. Still, the organization has to check if it meets its regulations and compliance levels to strive to achieve. All Cloud services (such ad different forms of databases) are not created equal. Policies and procedures should be agreed upon between CSP and client for all security requirements and operations responsibility.

Multinational Law Firm Shearman & Sterling LLP Goes Live on iManage Cloud

iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, have announced that Shearman & Sterling LLP – a multinational law firm with a distinguished history of nearly 150 years – has successfully gone live in the iManage Cloud, after selecting it as the firm’s information management platform for its global operations. Making a strategic shift to iManage Cloud from a legacy, on-premises document management approach, Shearman & Sterling has gone live with iManage Work 10, iManage Security Policy Manager, and iManage Threat Manager across 23 international offices and 2,200 legal professionals, becoming the largest New York headquartered law firm to move to iManage Work 10 in the cloud. Three regional iManage datacentres across the EU, the US, and Asia-Pac enable the firm to address its data sovereignty needs.

IBM Security Announced New Technology initiatives Leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS)

IBM Security recently announced new technology initiatives leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help clients simplify and extend their security visibility across AWS and hybrid cloud environments. Notably, IBM Security Services was previously recognized as an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and includes support for many AWS security services, including AWS Network Firewall, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Detective, and Amazon GuardDuty.

With Revenue to Rs 4,216 crore, Amazon Cloud Business Grew 54% in India in FY20

Amazon Internet Services, the Indian unit of cloud computing provider Amazon Web Services, reported a 54% jump in revenue to Rs 4,216 crore in fiscal year 2020, regulatory filings sourced by business intelligence platform Tofler has revealed. The company, which is in the business of data processing, hosting and related activities, is the Indian subsidiary of the Amazon Group that resells and markets A WS Cloud services in India.

Infiot’s Cloud Service Fabric Provides a Global Business Fabric – Parag Thakore, CEO

The last few years, particularly 2020, have seen an exponential growth of remote users and internet connected devices (IoT). Existing network access technologies require costly DIY builds and are unable to provide zero trust security, universal wireless reach, high-performance cloud access, and intelligence to these users and devices. Infiot’s Cloud Service Fabric provides a global business fabric to deliver consistent end user experience, zero trust security and distributed services across all remote users, sites, devices, and cloud.

CloudPassage announced the addition of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Support for Halo Cloud Secure

CloudPassage, a recognized leader in cloud computing security and compliance, announced the addition of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) support for Halo Cloud Secure, the cloud security posture management (CSPM) service of the Halo cloud security platform. This addition gives GCP customers a unified solution for security and compliance automation supporting servers, container environments, and IaaS and PaaS services. Enterprises with multi-cloud strategies can now leverage Halo to secure their cloud assets and resources across GCP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure with Halo, as well as on-premise and hybrid deployments.

Salesforce President and COO Bret Taylor said Customers wanted Salesforce to be available through Data Centres

One of the broader global trends that has impacted India and also the world, there’s really proliferation of data privacy laws, of compliance requirements around data residency. And this platform (Hyperforce) will enable our customers to respond to this (requirement) whether they operate just within India, whether they’re a multinational with customers in multiple countries.