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May 2021 Newsletter, Tidal

May 2021 Newsletter, Tidal

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May 2021 Newsletter, Tidal

When spring comes you may take stock of things. You may ask yourself, should I move to the cloud? It’s a complex question with a complex answer.



We’re super excited to welcome our newest team member, Derek Niece, who joins us from Atlanta, GA on June 7th as our first Director of Partner Services. This is a new group, dedicated to supporting the success of our Migration Partners through training and hands-on services as they establish their migration practices. We can’t wait to see what we will do together.

We also have Jennifer Chow joining us tomorrow as an Engagement Lead on Derek’s Partner Services team…how is it that he’s building his team even before his first day? Big welcome to Jenn who jumps right in on a large migration project!

Our team is still growing. If you like our stuff and want to dive into something new and evolving, we want you with us.

See if you might be a fit as our new “Migration Hacker” on our Product Team.


Our next All-Virtual Migration Enablement Workshop is set for Tuesday, July 13th, 2021!

We’ve met a ton of inspiring people through these, and always looking to meet many more.

Register now for our summer session and join us from home while our own David Colebatch walks you through the end-to-end cloud migration process.

Looking to empower your Cloud Centre of Excellence? Sign up for a dedicated, private workshop and power up your migration factory!


We’re incredibly proud to present new Support for Tidal Tools on Apple Silicon for any and all M1 Mac users.

Since Apple Silicon chips started replacing Intel processors in Macs late last year, people have been loving the performance. And you might know our Tidal Tools as the meat-and-potatoes of how you’ll start your cloud journey. Get these up and running, and you’ll be able to discover and assess your applications for migration in no-time.

Learn more about how we build and support Tidal Tools for M1 Macs and across all platforms in this first blog post of a 3 part series from our own Petr Razumov Look out for a couple upcoming posts on using Docker cross platform and Google Cloud Build for automation too!


  • The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox - We like to consider both sides of an argument, and Sarah and Martin at A16Z (legendary VC firm Andreessen Horowitz) present a capital markets view on what cloud computing means to public companies’ valuations. We suspect you may want to talk to us about FinOps and Saver after this one!
  • IBM to acquire software provider Turbonomic for over $1.5 bln - Look who’s been stepping up! In a series of cloud-related acquisitions, IBM grabbed this application performance monitoring company, who have grown a ton since everyone started migrating their systems in the pandemic. This will be the giant’s largest acquisition since Red Hat.
  • Microsoft to Shutter its Azure Blockchain Service This Autumn - It seems we’re past the Peak-Private-blockchain period. Long live [sustainable energy powered] decentralized ledgers! Microsoft is giving up the ghost on this product and encouraging current users of their BaaS to migrate back to their partner ConsenSys.
  • Amdocs acquires Sourced to Further Boost Communications Industry’s Move to the Cloud - Dream team might be an understatement. The veteran cloud scaling abilities of Sourced combined with Amdocs cloud-native philosophy might just bring more complex industries into the cloud with the rest of us.
  • Google Cloud launches Vertex AI, a new managed machine learning platform - In case you missed Google’s I/O Conference for developers this month, they’ve got news. With machine learning in enterprises in crisis, as Craig Wiley, the director of product management for Google Cloud’s AI Platform says, they needed a way to start delivering real value in this area. Enter Vertex AI, a flexible platform that allows developers and data scientists across skill levels to quickly train models, with 80% less code than competitors.
  • Construction tech upstart Assignar adds a Fifth Wall with $20M Series B - Building castles in the cloud, a new cloud-native platform for subcontractors just got funding from Fifth Wall, a real estate tech-focused VC. This massively useful platform helps bring the office-side and field-side of construction projects together, putting skyrocketing efficiency in the contractor’s hands.
  • Esper raises $30M Series B for its IoT DevOps platform - You can’t forget your roots. Even with all the capabilities brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT), you still need someone to get organized and run this stuff with a reliable infrastructure. This small team out of Washington gives developers the tools to deploy and manage fleets of Android-based edge devices. With the boom of app development during the pandemic, MDM (mobile device management) is the next big thing!

That’s all for May, and if you’ve had a good time with us this newsletter, let us know by sharing (links below) and keeping your friends in the loop.

And if you missed us last month, catch up on our April Newsletter.

Stay united and see you in July!