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September 2018 Newsletter, Tidal

Tidal feature releases and announcements in the September 2018 newsletter.

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September 2018 Newsletter, Tidal

September has been a productive month under the wave here at and in the cloud community at large; check it out!


  • We have added two charts in the Source Code Analysis view, emphasizing you have made in analyzing the source code for applications with the “transition type” set as replatform and refactor.

  • We have added new tooltips to the side navigation menu and a few other places, to help you navigate and find your way around.

You can see the latest improvements and fixes at any time in the changelog.

As always, we are grateful for all your user feedback and product ideas, so keep them coming at info@tidalcloud.com.

Honoured - received the Nest Generation Channel Innovator award at the September 18th Channel Daily News Channel Innovation Awards.



  • O-Reilly Conferences: Velocity - At Velocity, systems and site reliability engineers, architects, and application developers learn to build and manage performant, distributed, resilient, and highly available websites and applications. Located in New York (Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2018), London (Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2018), and San Jose (June 10 - 13, 2019).


  • The Toronto Clan is ever expanding, please join us. For anyone migrating applications to the cloud as part of a digital transformation journey who wants to hear stories from industry experts and technology providers. As well as share stories with other members about what’s going well and what isn’t!


  • Why You Don’t Need a Cloud Strategy Right Now - before you panic, we want to assure you that our Chief Value Officer is not having an aneurysm. Rather, this piece is about challenging business leaders to spend time gathering knowledge about cloud computing before jumping in to the deep waters of cloud strategy. In our unbiased opinion, it’s a great read.


  • Migrations Aren’t Easy: Enter - Alex Coop writes about how can help companies overcome the difficulties of migrating to the cloud. We’re like, totally blushing.
  • HBR: Cloud Computing is Helping Smaller, Newer Firms Compete - in a somewhat unexpected David vs. Goliath type situation, current market research suggests that smaller firms may benefit disproportionately from cloud computing by using it to avoid the fixed costs of hiring IT, staff, servers, etc.
  • What set top-performing DevOps teams apart - find out what distinguishes elite from low-performing DevOps teams, key metrics businesses use to measure DeOps performance, how cloud computing affects DevOps success, and the role of open source software in performance, all for the low price of handing over some of your personal contact and demographic information.
  • It’s No Longer ‘If’, but ‘When and How’ to Move to Cloud - the shift from the cloud being a “nice to have” technology that offers competitive advantages to it being a pillar for businesses success is currently underway. Basically, cloud technology is the food processor of business development and IT systems; you can try using a blender instead, but you’re not going to get what you want.
  • Announcing Azure Pipelines with Unlimited CI/CD Minutes for Open Source - new service that enables developers to continuously build, test, and deploy to any platform or cloud. Starting September 10th, Azure Pipelines provides unlimited CI/CD minutes and 10 parallel jobs to every open source project for free. The only thing this Pipeline can’t do is teach us how to do 10 jobs all at the same time. We’ll keep you updated if that changes.
  • Pigs Can Fly: A Look at the Innovative Tech at Alibaba Cloud 2018 Event - into its ninth year, the conference is Alibaba’s attempt to showcase Hangzhou as China’s ‘Silicon Valley’. From combating traffic, to rearing pigs, to fighting pollution, the e-commerce giant demonstrated the power of leveraging its Alibaba Cloud for machine learning and AI. Much to our disappointment, however, they don’t seem to have made the necessary strides in biotechnology for actual flying pigs - maybe next year.

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- tidalcloud.com