Although it’s been a dark few weeks, Summer is almost here. Hopefully these events will be the catalyst for long lasting, positive change. Take care of yourselves and keep your heads up.
WHAT’S NEW WITH US
NEW TIDAL CREW
We’re excited to welcome our newest Migration Hacker, Tate Sharp, who is joining us for an internship this summer. Welcome to the team, Tate!
If you’re looking for a change, we’re looking for you! Drop us a line if one of these roles peaks your interest:
AWS Cloud Migration Consultant - Migration & Modernization
Azure Cloud Migration Consultant - Migration & Modernization
Azure Cloud Architect - Migration & Modernization
Migration Hacker - Product Team
Migration Hacker - Partner Services Team
Our CEO David Colebatch is heading to CANSEC, Canada’s Largest Global Defence & Security Trade Show, from June 1-2 in Ottawa. Members can visit this top security event, reach out to David on Twitter if you’d like to get together: @dcolebatch
Early Access Beta Program
How do you ensure your cloud transformation software platform works for you?
You help to shape it!
We’re introducing our Early Access Beta Program, where members have direct access to our product team. Share your suggestions and we’ll work to build your needs into the platform.
In return, you’ll get 12 months free access to the Tidal Platform, with dedicated support and recurring touch points with the team.
Participation is limited, so if this sounds valuable, please apply by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
- It’s official: Broadcom to acquire VMware in massive $61B deal - While it doesn’t seem like the most intuitive match, the giant chip producer expects VMware to bring some stability to the volatile chip market. People are pretty excited about this one.
- Microsoft announces general availability of Cloud for Sustainability - While it’s on everyone’s mind, when building a more sustainable organization, it’s hard to know how to go forward without knowing where you’re at. Microsoft’s Cloud for Sustainability makes that easier with their SaaS that allows organizations to record, report, and reduce emissions associated with running their applications, for a clearer view of how their sustainability efforts are going.
- Alibaba Cloud opens third data center in Germany - Speaking of sustainability, Alibaba Cloud’s newest data center extends the company’s reach to 84 availability zones across 27 regions, while being cooled by natural cool ambient air instead of mechanical refrigeration.
- Amazon flexes its retail muscle with a brick-and-mortar clothing store - Who ever thought that buying some new clothes would include palm recognition checkout? Amazon did. In their flagship LA clothing store, customers can scan QR codes next to clothes they like, choose sizes on the app, send them all to a fitting room, and pay with their palm. We’re very curious to see how this plays out.
- WhatsApp ramps up revenue with global launch of Cloud API and soon, a paid tier for its Business App - Aimed at small businesses (successfully!), now more than 1 billion users connect to WhatsApp with a business account every week. Now, the massive messaging app is opening up to businesses of all sizes to meet their customers where they live.
That’s all for May, and if you’ve had a good time with us, let us know by sharing with the links below.
And if you missed us last month, catch up on our April Newsletter.
See you in June!