Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from June 2021
June 24, 2021
Here is a list of our top cloud technology news stories from the industry for June 2021.
Azure Virtual Desktop: The flexible cloud VDI platform for the hybrid workplace
June 7, 2021 | Kam VedBrat, Partner Group Program Manager, Microsoft
To support the evolving needs of remote and hybrid work scenarios, Microsoft has announced that it has changed the name of Windows Virtual Desktop to Azure Virtual Desktop and introduced new capabilities and pricing for app streaming.
NCSC chief: Ransomware is more of a threat to Britain than hostile nations’ spies
June 15, 2021 | Gareth Corfield
The head of Britain’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), Lindy Cameron, has warned that ransomware is the key threat for most people today. She joins a growing number of organizations calling out ransomware criminals as the number one cybersecurity threat of the moment.
SolarWinds hackers launch phishing attack
June 1, 2021 | Justin Katz
Nobelium, the threat actors behind the SolarWinds attacks, have launched a wide-scale email phishing campaign, says Microsoft. By leveraging Constant Contact, the attackers disguised their phishing emails to look as though they came from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Azure announces general availability of scale-out NVIDIA A100 GPU Clusters: the fastest public cloud supercomputer
June 1, 2021 | Ian Finder, Senior Program Manager, Accelerated HPC Infrastructure, Microsoft
For customers chasing the next frontier of AI and high-performance computing (HPC), scalability is key. With that in mind, Azure announced the general availability of Azure ND A100 v4 Cloud GPU instances (powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs), achieving supercomputing scalability in the public cloud.
Progress on our commitment to sustainable backup power in datacenters by 2030
June 1, 2021 | Noelle Walsh, Corporate Vice President, Cloud Operations + Innovation, Microsoft
Microsoft announced that its datacenter region in Sweden, which will be available to customers later this year, will be the first to use lower-carbon renewable fuel for backup power. This is a step on the path towards the introduction of cleaner, renewable synthetic fuels and the decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries.
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