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Cloud Security Falters Under Heavy Load

The quick migration to the cloud caused by the pandemic caused an increase in security incidents, reports Tech Republic. 

Based on internal data, Unit 42's latest "Cloud Threat Report" found that organizations increased their cloud workloads by more than 20% between December 2019 and June 2020. Along the way, cloud security incidents rose by 188% just in the second quarter of 2020.

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Google Cloud Joins FinOps

Google Cloud has joined FinOps, an open source organization focused on cloud financial management, reports Tech Crunch. 

Google Cloud today announced that it is joining the FinOps Foundation as a Premier Member.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin Moves Ops to Cloud

NOAA is moving some operations to the cloud, reports Next Gov.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, or NESDIS, recently made the first major move in an ambitious undertaking to migrate much of its ground systems to cloud computing.

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The Army Invests in the Cloud

The Army is increasing its cloud operations team, reports FED Scoop. 

The Army’s newly dubbed Enterprise Cloud Management Agency (EMCA) is growing its cloud operations team and extending new partnerships as the service tries to implement cloud-based tech.

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IBM Offers New Cloud Tools

IBM’s Cloud Pak for Data lets users access IBM’s cloud satellite, reports Enterprise AI.

With the recent release of its IBM Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is quickly expanding the tools it offers to enterprise customers that want to put their workloads onto IBM’s Cloud Satellite.

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The Cloud Fends Cyber Attacks

The cloud is helping companies resist cyber attacks, reports Venture Beat. 

As we look to a post-pandemic world, we can expect to see companies invest in building resilience to destructive-type attacks. 2020 saw a record number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and ransomware attacks, and the numbers are expected to remain high through the rest of this decade.

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Google Cloud Still Leads the Way

According to Cloud Wars, Google Cloud is still posting huge growth rates.

Generating almost $53 billion in cloud revenue during their most-recent quarters, the world’s 9 largest and most-influential cloud providers have posted growth rates ranging from Google Cloud’s top-ranked 46.6% to the head-scratching 8% for IBM and SAP.

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Nokia Takes to the Cloud

According to SDX Central, Nokia is betting its future on a pivot to the cloud. 

Nokia’s shift to the cloud is revving up, and the company’s future success could very well depend on it. 

“One of our key objectives at Cloud and Network Services (CNS) is to pivot our software to an as-a-service model,” Raghav Sahgal, president of CNS at Nokia, told SDxCentral.

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Cities in the Cloud

U.S cities are slowly migrating to the cloud, reports Tech Republic. 

Infrastructure modernization moves more slowly in government organizations, but IT teams in U.S. cities are turning to cloud computing for the same reasons private companies are making the shift: scalability, security and efficiency. Cities are looking to the major cloud providers for help with this transition.  

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Cloud Fuels Tech Spending

Tech spending continues to increase with a significant portion of that spending on the cloud, reports Silicon Angle.

In the year 2020, it was good to be in tech. It was even better to be in the cloud as organizations had to rely on remote cloud services to keep things running.

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