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Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from January 2022

By WatServ

January 27, 2022

Here is a list of our top cloud technology news stories from the industry in January 2022.

Azure Cost Management and Billing 2021 Year in Review
January 4, 2022 | Michael Flanakin, Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Microsoft Azure reported that a key management and billing theme for 2021 was modernization and transition to Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCA). Classic PAYG also simplified things, along with direct Enterprise Agreement (EA) management being fully available from the Azure portal.

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Accelerate your Websites with Azure Static Web Apps Enterprise-Edge
January 12, 2022 | Simona Cotin, Principal Program Manager

Microsoft announced the preview of the Azure Static Web Apps enterprise-grade edge powered by Azure Front Door. This offers faster page loads, enhanced security and increased reliability for global apps.

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UK, Australia, to Build ‘Network of Liberty that will Deter Cyber Attacks Before They Happen’
January 21, 2022 | Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor, The Register

The United Kingdom and Australia have signed a Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership that pledges to, “increase deterrence by raising the costs for hostile state activity in cyberspace – including through strategic co-ordination of our cyber sanctions regimes.”

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Azure DDoS Protection—2021 Q3 and Q4 DDoS Attack Trends
January 25, 2022 | Alethea Toh, Azure Networking

In the second half of 2021, the gaming industry was hit hard by DDoS attacks. VoIP service providers were also disproportionately affected. In total, Microsoft mitigated an average of 1,955 attacks per day, representing a 40% increase from the first half of the year.

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Biden Team Says Global Chip Shortage to Stretch Through 2022
January 25, 2022 | Jenny Leonard & Ian King, Bloomberg

The global semiconductor shortage is expected to continue until the second half of 2022, putting long-term strain on a number of industries. The fragile supply chain and chip shortage are also driving inflation.

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