We’re keeping positive over here with the magic of digital connectivity, and hope you are too. Luckily, like John Krasinski, we’ve got some good news to share this month.
WHAT’S NEW WITH US
Who says you can’t make new friends in lockdown? We’re ecstatic to announce that we have a new member of the Tidal team. Krystle Khoo has joined us as our National Value Director, based in the Eastern US. Welcome Krystle!
Look out for our next virtual Migration Enablement Workshop to be held on Tuesday, May 7th from 9:00am until 3:00pm EST. Registration details to follow.
Things always function better with a purpose. This month, we’ve added support for capturing the intrinsic value of each application in your organization, because technical complexity is not the only driving force when assessing your apps. Additionally, we know some applications are just a must-have in regulated industries (public sector, for example), so we’ve got those covered too.
See the changelog for more updates and keep those product ideas and feedback coming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re looking to access our past webinars, they’re available on demand after you register. Topics include: ingesting your application portfolio, source code analysis and more.
- Build an Application Database for Cloud Migrations - David Colebatch, our Chief Migration Hacker, walks you through 5 key steps in kick-starting a tangible migration plan. Been procrastinating? Not anymore.
- Our data centers now work harder when the sun shines and wind blows - Saving the planet, one non-urgent compute task at a time. Google’s come up with a new carbon-intelligent computing platform that shifts the timing of simpler compute tasks (like adding new words to Google Translate) to when low-carbon power sources are really cooking, making way better use of the power of natural resources. The future is bright!
- Google Cloud’s fully managed Anthos is now generally available for AWS - Google’s on a roll again, as Anthos, their multi-cloud management platform becomes generally available to AWS. Anthos is known for making it possible to write an application once and deploy it anywhere you like. Don’t worry Azure, they’re coming for you too.
- Overcoming Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Management Challenges with APM - Adapting organizational structures in your business is now a very different beast. DevOps.com lets us know that it’s nothing a dedicated application performance monitoring engineer can’t handle. They also gear us up with other tips on how to manage the “digital wild west”.
- Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims - If anyone knows the ancient coding language COBOL, you just became a VIP. In New Jersey, they were caught in the middle of a modernization project when the virus hit, forcing them to work with the very old systems they’ve got, with not enough man power. A cautionary tale of what happens when an organization is too slow to embrace change.
- Alibaba Cloud will invest $28 billion more into its infrastructure over the next three years - And it’s all in the cloud. Top cloud provider in Asia-Pacific, Alibaba, plans to put all its eggs in the cloud basket, with aims to be able to provide a healthy boost to businesses in recovery as we move forward into the unknown.
- A Cloud Guru Unveils Cloud Playground Hands-on Learning Tools For Businesses - Not just for kids! This top cloud skills education platform has set up a risk-free space for learners to test out their newfound (and perhaps a bit shaky) multi-cloud skills. Best part? It’s all free if you’re a business customer already. We like free education.
- Looking Through the Cloud at the New Normal - Ravi Kumar S., President of Infosys, predicts 4 major shifts in doing business going forward that could be made possible through the cloud, as well as what we, in turn, will be asking of the cloud in order to keep up with these shifts. Let’s get innovative.
That’s all for April 2020. If you’ve had a good time with us this newsletter, let us know by sharing on social media (links below) and keep your friends up to date.
And in case you missed it, check out our March newsletter.
Stay united and see you in May!