LinkedIn is moving to Microsoft’s Azure public cloud and Amazon debuts a new cost optimization tool for its EC2 service. Here is your weekly quick read for the least you should know about Cloud and Tech.

Security & Breach
  • Leveraging Cloud APIs for Comprehensive Security (Link)
  • Former Equifax exec gets 4 months in prison for insider trading after breach (Link)
  • Websites are (probably) making less money because of GDP (Link)
  • WhatsApp spyware could also steal data from your Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook accounts (Link)

Microsoft Azure


  • Microsoft Announces Public Preview of Azure Data Share (Link)
  • 5 Metrics Behind Microsoft’s Soaring Stock Price (Link)
  • LinkedIn is moving to Microsoft’s Azure public cloud three years after $27 billion acquisition (Link)
  • Azure Active Directory Proxy Service Now Supports SAML Identity (Link)
  • Microsoft invests $1b in OpenAI to develop new supercomputing technologies (Link)



  • Google Cloud Platform Now Available Through Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule (Link)
  • Google improves speech recognition for Contact Center tools (Link)
  • Google Announces Spinnaker For Google Cloud Platform (Link)
  • Google Adds Deep Learning Containers to AI Lineup (Link)

  • AWS considers Israeli data center, eyes government cloud contract tender (Link)
  • Amazon Inspector: A cloud-based vulnerability assessment tool (Link)
  • AWS expands its cloud cost optimization portfolio (Link)
  • Amazon debuts a new cost optimization tool for its EC2 service (Link)

  • IBM expands its storage management software to support competitor products (Link)
  • IBM gives cancer-killing drug AI project to the open source community (Link)
  • IBM-Red Hat: Should developers worry we’re headed back to the 1990s? (Link)
  • IBM and AT&T partnering up (Link)

  • Compliance-as-code tool hits DevSecOps sweet spot for MSP (Link)
  • Private Multicloud Storage Improves Security, Manageability (Link)
  • Abode Adds Enhanced Google Assistant Support for DIY Smart Home Security Systems (Link)
  • Report finds 34M vulnerabilities across AWS, Google Cloud and Azure (Link)
  • Sigma becomes the First IDE with Live Debugging of AWS Lambda Functions (Link)


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