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February 2019 Newsletter, Tidal

Tidal Migrations feature releases and announcements in the February 2019 newsletter.

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February has been a short month under the wave here at arge; check it out!

PRODUCT NEWS

  • Azure Marketplace - Sorry loved ones; this year, Microsoft was our Valentine. Starting February 14th, Microsoft Azure customers worldwide gained access to the platform to takhe scalability, agility of Microsoft Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies. Get started today!

    See the changelog for more updates and keep those product ideas and feedback coming at info@tidalcloud.com.

Become a Cloud Migration Hacker

tion Enablement workshop on March 21st in Ottawa at Carleton University. Gain the skills to Discover, Asses & Plan your transition to the Cloud.

We’re accepting early registration this week, but act quickly, there are only 25 spots available. The fee is $995. If you are interested, click here.

Migration Enablement Program - now booking for March

The schedule for our recent Migration Enablement Program is filling up fast. Comprised of a 1-Day intensive workshop, a sales enablement session and a dedicated shared Slack channel for real-time support, the experts at Tidal are standing by to share the nitty gritty details on how to discover and assess your applications for successful cloud transformation initiatives.

TIDAL WEBINARS

  • Journey to the Cloud Web Series: Episode 7 - Database Analysis for Cloud Migration Success

  • The date for this upcoming webinar is still being determined. If youíve missed any of our previous webinars, you can view them here!

CLOUD NEWS

  • Whatís Coming Next on DigitalOcean? - It looks like thereís an emerging 4th major cloud provider. With simple pricing models and the launch of its managed database service, DigitalOcean seems poised for success. Weíre excited to keep an eye on their 2019 performance.

  • AWS Brought in More Money than McDonaldís in 2018 - At more than $21 billion, AWSís revenues surpassed that of McDonaldís in 2018, and itís not because McDonaldís was having a bad year (no need to be concerned about Ronaldís job security). Instead, AWS saw massive growth, with fourth quarter earnings up almost 44% compared to the previous year.

  • Googleís Cloud Business Lags Behind Microsoft and Amazon - Conversely to our previous bit of news, Google seems to be falling behind its main two competitors in the cloud business. Googleís new cloud chief Thomas Kurian hopes to pursue growth where Google has already seen success - “government and top companies in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, media and finance.” Itís hard to judge the potential success of such a broad and ambiguous plan, so I guess weíll just have to wait and see.

  • IBM Announces Watson Anywhere - on February 12th, IBM announced Watson Anywhere, which allows customers to run IBMís artificial intelligence service on any cloud. This seems to be a play for differentiation, taking a more flexible approach in cloud technology compared to business leaders. Itís interesting to see this fight for dominance, both among the established players and the newer up-and-comers.

  • Automation is Key to Thwarting Cloud Security Threats - Automation of threat monitoring and patching software vulnerabilities is quickly becoming the only sustainable way to protect against the challenges of phishing attacks, unpatched systems, and unauthorized cloud applications, says a new research project conducted by Oracle and KPMG. If only this were a movie where we could simply hire the hackers to work on our side and solve every problem that wayÖ oh well.

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