October has been a productive, chilly and now spooky month here at and in the cloud community at large; check it out!
New reporting and analysis in your application assessment reports. Now your assessment reports will include several charts to help you in understanding your portfolio and helping you to more easily make decisions and plans.
Tagging by Technology - you can now tag an application by its technologies. This empowers you to create dashboards and search for applications by technology, such as “WebLogic Applications” or “C# Applications with Oracle DB”.
See [the change log](https://app.tidalmg.com/changelog) for more updates and keep those product ideas and feedback coming at [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com).
- Journey to the Cloud Web Series: Episode 4 - Private Domain Discovery & Private App Fingerprinting
- This was our fourth of a series of short bi-weekly webinars aimed at walking you through the process and activities needed to migrate successfully to the cloud. This session covered data sources, discovery tools and methods for discovering and ingesting application data while identifying dependencies. You can view it here!
- Moving Data and Analytics to the Cloud - this article supports that the migration of data and analytics to the cloud is offering businesses new capabilities for fast, easy and wide-ranging data access; however, before making this transition, there are a few key questions that managers must ask in order to create the perfect mix of performance and flexibility.
- Choose the Right Workloads for Serverless Platforms in Cloud - as hot as it is right now, serverless computing is still very new territory for many firms. Deciding when to use serverless platforms can be a difficult yet crucial decision for a lot of managers. Hint: Decide using .
- How Cloud Computing Changed Venture Capital - for many tech based startups, the scalability and low cost of cloud computing has had drastic impacts on the number of startups able to successfully find VC funding, as they’re now able to be more productive with fewer resources. It sounds too good to be true, but it was written by people from Harvard so we’re assuming it’s probably true.
- Google Cloud Revenue Boosts Alphabet’s Earnings - Alphabet’s revenues are up 21% this quarter compared with the third quarter of 2017, with much of this growth attributed to the increase in revenue from its Cloud services. Some skeptics are worried that “what goes up must eventually come down”, but we’re wondering if these people have ever seen a cloud before.
- Being more specific,Microsoft said its Azure cloud grew 76 percent year-over-year and Amazon said its cloud business grew 46 percent in the third quarter, contributing $2.1bn in profits to their bottom line. Which at 20c per million Lambda requests is a LOT of serverless apps!
- Meanwhile, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd Says His Customers Will Move to the Cloud Eventually - even a company frequently dismissed as a dinosaur in the cloud wars like Oracle is taking steps to move customers to the cloud. Mark Hurd is taking a slow approach to this process: “This will take months, quarters, years, to ripple through.” This may not be such a bad strategy - we’ve definitely argued in favour of careful planning and taking time to setup the right processes to make the switch to the cloud.
- Six Ways to Tap Into the Power of the Cloud - we’ve decided to do you a solid and just list them out plainly right here: don’t try to go it alone, use a phased and success-based approach, pick the right platforms, move towards DevOps methodologies, build robust security and compliance measures, and develop a robust governance strategy.
- AWS Public Sector Summit in Ottawa - on October 29th, you can join Amazon in Ottawa for a day of keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking, all lead by AWS solutions architects and customers.
- AWS re:Invent - from November 26th - 30th, AWS is hosting one of the biggest tech events of the year in Las Vegas. The number of opportunities to attend workshops, keynotes, networking sessions, webinars, etc. is essentially endless. Get you tickets now!
- We’re going to to be there! Tweet us to let us know that you’re there.
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