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Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from May 2022

By WatServ

May 30, 2022

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

Cloud Q1 2022 Results: Growth Across the Board for AWS, Azure and GCP

May 4, 2022 | Dan Swinhoe, DCD

Microsoft Azure, Amazon’s AWS and Google’s GCP have posted their Q1 2022 earnings, all showcasing continued growth. Most notably, Azure has more than doubled its number of $100 million-plus deals year-over-year. AWS and GCP have also shown growth, though their parent companies posted losses.

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Announcing New Investments to Help Accelerate Your Move to Azure

May 2, 2022 | Zia Mansoor, Corporate Vice President, Data & AI, Microsoft

For companies looking to migrate their server estate to the cloud, Microsoft has rolled out some new offers. These include free Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, as well as an expanded Azure Migration and Modernization Program (AMMP). 

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SIM-Based Authentication Aims to Transform Device Binding Security to End Phishing

May 24, 2022 | The Hacker News

With the success rate of phishing attempts skyrocketing, it’s clear that passwords create an inherent vulnerability. That’s why a new API aims to replace traditional passwords by using SIM cards for possession-factor device binding and user authentication.

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Introducing the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

May 24, 2022 | Rohan Kumar Corporate Vice President, Azure Data, Microsoft

Microsoft unveiled the new Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform at this year’s Microsoft Build, characterizing it as the leading cloud data platform that fully integrates databases, analytics and governance. The Platform provides a data pipeline to Azure Synapse Analytics and enables near-real-time analytics for SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL Database.

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U.S. Proposes $1 Million Fine on Colonial Pipeline for Safety Violations After Cyberattack

May 10, 2022 | Ravie Lakshmanan, The Hacker News

Following a $4.4 million DarkSide ransomware attack in May 2021, Colonial Pipeline was forced to take its systems offline temporarily, causing a regional emergency declaration across 17 US states. The company may now face an additional $1 million penalty from the US federal government.

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