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Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from August 2021

By WatServ

August 31, 2021

Here is a list of our top cloud technology news stories from the industry in August 2021.

Azure DDoS Protection—2021 Q1 and Q2 DDoS attack trends

August 12, 2021 | Alethea Toh, Program Manager, Azure Networking

Microsoft released DDoS numbers from the first half of the year, reporting a 25% increase in the average daily number of attack mitigations compared to Q4 of 2020. The average attack size also increased by 30%, from 250 Gbps to 325 Gbps. The United States, Europe and East Asia remained the most attacked regions due to their concentration of financial services and gaming industries.

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Researchers Warn of 4 Emerging Ransomware Groups That Can Cause Havoc

August 24, 2021 | Ravie Lakshmanan

Cybersecurity researchers have released the names of four emerging ransomware groups that could pose a serious threat to enterprises and critical infrastructure. This news comes as a recent string of ransomware incidents have shown the sophistication and damage capable of major attacks.

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Discover and assess ASP.NET apps at-scale with Azure Migrate

August 17, 2021 | Vineet Vikram Program Manager II, Microsoft

Microsoft announced the preview of at-scale, agentless discovery and assessment of ASP.NET web apps to help customers migrate ASP.NET web apps and run them natively on Azure App Service. With this preview, it is now easy to discover ASP.NET web apps running on Internet Information Services (IIS) servers in a VMware environment and assess them for migration to Azure App Service.

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Accelerate application modernization with Azure Migrate: App Containerization

August 10, 2021 | Rahul Gupta, Program Manager, Azure Migrate

Microsoft announced multiple enhancements to the preview of the “Azure Migrate: App Containerization” tool to help customers easily containerize and migrate apps to AKS. The tool provides a templatized process to re-platform applications and accelerate the modernization journey with Azure. This comes after feedback received following the release of the preview at Microsoft Ignite earlier this year.

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3 Takeaways from “Microsoft Inspire 2021” That You Won’t Want to Miss

August 9, 2021 | WatServ

As the largest Microsoft Cloud partner event of the year, Microsoft Inspire once again did not disappoint. Held virtually from July 14-15, 2021, the event featured a wide range of presentations from Microsoft’s leaders. At WatServ, our team tuned into the 2-day event. Though it was hard to choose just three, here are some of the announcements from the event that stood out to us.

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