Cisco, HPE, AWS, Salesforce, Azure: Hot Cloud Services News This Week

Cloud computing announcements this week aren’t as hot as Death Valley but we’ve got some goodies for you.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

July 20, 2023

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Cloud computing news this week isn’t as hot as Death Valley or Phoenix, but there are some key developments – namely in cloud services — that channel partners should know.

First up, resellers for Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise got some welcome cloud news this week. They’ll soon be able to sell cloud services that come as SaaS, and offer backup, recovery and data management. Find out who’s providing that platform.

After that, a big managed services provider has joined the Amazon Web Services Partner Network. This New Jersey-based firm will deliver data protection as a cloud service.

And new data from Synergy Research Group show who’s hogging the world’s data center capacity to deliver cloud services. The names of those companies should come as no surprise. What might surprise you is how much on-premises data center share is dwindling.

Cloud Services: Azure Verticals

Next, if you have Microsoft Azure customers in certain verticals, there’s a big change coming for them. After a year of negotiations and some high-profile breaches, Microsoft execs have agreed to offer a necessary capability for free.

You probably already know, too, that Salesforce recently announced some significant changes to its pricing for cloud services. But did you know it just added some new generative AI tools, too?

And, finally, Connectbase, which provides access to carrier pricing, has landed a fistful of money — from a bank whose name and reputation still raise eyebrows.

Start with the image above to get the scoop on all the cloud services and cloud computing happenings this week. And grab an iced tea to cool down while you read.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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