CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for December 13, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for December 13, 2019:

  • BP Goes All-In on AWS for its European Mega Data Centers: BP is closing its European mega data centers and migrating all data and 900 key applications currently hosted there to AWS, as part of a company-wide program to accelerate the digitization of its infrastructure and operations. The two European mega data centers, the largest that BP operates globally, host data from across all BP’s businesses. Moving to AWS enables BP to use a broad and deep portfolio of cloud services, including machine learning, analytics, storage, security, databases, and compute to gain greater insights and automate processes. The data center migration expands upon BP’s existing relationship with AWS, which has helped the organization to improve operational efficiencies, eliminate upfront capital expenditures, and quickly adapt to market changes.
  • KPMG to Invest $5 Billion USD in Digital Strategy and Expand Microsoft Alliance: KPMG and Microsoft Corp. are strengthening their global relationship through a five-year agreement to accelerate digital transformation for KPMG member firms and mutual clients. As part of its announcement to significantly invest in technology, people and innovation,, KPMG is modernizing its workplace using the Microsoft 365 suite of cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools, including Microsoft Teams. KPMG is also utilizing Microsoft Azure and its AI capabilities as the backbone for a new common, global cloud-based platform. The platform will strengthen KPMG’s range of digital offerings with new innovations in cloud-based audit capabilities, tax solutions and risk management. Clients in all sectors, including those in highly regulated industries, benefit from globally consistent and continuous service delivery that enables greater speed of deployment while adhering to industry-leading compliance and security standards.
  • SUNY Cobleskill to Offer Cloud Computing Certificate: The Daily Star is reporting that SUNY Cobleskill is offering a certified solutions architect preparatory course beginning in January 2020 in collaboration with Amazon Web Services. “Amazon Web Services solutions architects are responsible for building cloud-based solutions using Amazon Web Services such as compute, storage, databases, security, identity and compliance,” reads the story. “The course, last offered at SUNY Cobleskill in 2017, is geared toward people who are new to Amazon Web Services and/or cloud computing…the goal is to enhance knowledge of application development, concepts in computing and administrative skills.”
  • NetApp and Google Cloud Advance Strategic Partnership to Drive Innovation in Cloud: NetApp and Google Cloud today announced the general availability of NetApp Cloud Volumes Service, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP® for Google Cloud, and support for Anthos on NetApp HCI to help organizations focus on innovation across any hybrid environments. As enterprises seek to take advantage of the agility and efficiency benefits of the cloud, they need to know that their data is secure and in the right place, for the right cost, at scale. To achieve these goals, they are building data fabrics that provide maximum flexibility as they move to hybrid multi-cloud environments. With NetApp and Google Cloud, customers can unlock the power of their data with tightly integrated, enterprise-class data solutions that are optimized and validated for Google Cloud.
  • Oracle Ranks First in all Four Use Cases for Oracle Database in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems Report: Oracle has been recognized in two newly released Gartner database reports. Oracle was ranked first in all four use cases of the 2019 Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems” report1 and was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 “Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems” report. The self-driving Oracle Autonomous Database eliminates complexity, human error, and manual management to enable highest reliability, performance, and security at low cost. Oracle believes it was positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems for its continued innovation across its database management portfolio. The Oracle Autonomous Database is available in the cloud and will be available for on-premises deployment soon through its Oracle Generation 2 Cloud at Customer offering.

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