WTT Achieves AWS Advanced Partner Status
Hong Kong based ICT service provider WTT HK Limited announced Tuesday that it has achieved AWS Advanced Consulting Partnership status. This makes it the only comprehensive ICT service provider in Hong Kong to obtain said status.
Achieving this status proves the company’s success in providing quality AWS Cloud Enablement Services to their customers— An area they have only been working in since 2017. The vice-president of Product of WTT, Doris Chan said, “We are delighted to reach the milestone which further strengthens our position as the trusted cloud enabler of businesses.”
Keep an eye on the Liftr Index to see how this change might affect Alibaba Cloud in the future by giving other major players their way into the Asia Pacific cloud marketplace.
Snowflake Partners with Microsoft Azure
It may not be wintertime yet, but one company is bringing their “cool” data warehouse innovations to the cloud game. Snowflake Computing Inc., a San Mateo based company founded in 2012, announced that their data warehousing platform would be available on Microsoft Azure.
The warehousing platform will use Azure storage and Blobs to store raw data. The company has already begun work bringing their data warehouses to AWS and seems to be continuing to ride the wave of major cloud providers.
It will be intriguing to see how two major cloud service providers working so closely together impacts their relationships as competitors in the future. Make sure to stay tuned to future Cloud Round-Ups to see how it all plays out!
UW Health Chooses Oracle Cloud
Moving the healthcare industry to the cloud is a topic of interest right now as many hospitals and practices are looking to move their businesses where they need to be IT wise. Recently, UW Health, an integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has selected Oracle Cloud for its enterprise resource planning system.
The hospital serves more than 600,000 patients a year, and they are hoping that integrating with Oracle will increase business agility, optimize the delivery of healthcare services, help with demand, and improve patient outcomes.
Elizabeth Bolt, the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of UW Health believes that this move was crucial and necessary stating, “To ensure we could continue to deliver the best quality services as we grow, we need agile systems that can quickly turn data into insight.”
The Pentagon Race is On
Well the race has officially begun as the Pentagon opened submissions late last week for its $10 billion contract named the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud that will cover all branches of the military. Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud abbreviates to “JEDI,” which is not unintended and is creating a lot of public interest in the RFP. Interested parties will have until September 17 to submit proposals to win the 2-year contract that has the potential of extending an additional 8 years.
One provider that we won’t see submitting their proposal is Google, who previously worked with the Pentagon on their Maven Contract. Google has since abandoned plans to renew government work on artificial intelligence projects, based on employee pressure. Amazon is largely regarded as the most likely winner.
Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Cloud, among others, are also vying for the contract. We can expect to hear a lot from companies in the running and those who oppose the contract in the future as the submission deadline comes to a close.
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