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It's no secret that most industries have been impacted negatively by the pandemic, except perhaps toilet paper manufacturing and cloud computing. If anything, the cloud computing industry is benefiting from the ripple effects of the pandemic, as we spend more time at home and online. Apple is reported to be enjoying increased revenue from its digital services and subscriptions, while Google and Facebook have both seen expanded use of their services as well. Meanwhile, Microsoft is predicted to be the first company to cross the $2 trillion market cap, and they have their Microsoft Azure service to thank. The company has reported strong demand for its slate of cloud computing services, especially apps that allow employees to do their best work even while working from home.


Microsoft releases its first Linux product

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After testing the waters for years, Microsoft has launched its first service, Azure Cloud Switch, that's based on Linux. Microsoft has released a product containing its own Linux kernel: Azure Sphere. Azure Sphere is a software and hardware stack designed to secure edge devices. It includes microcontrollers, "Azure Sphere Security Service" and, the really interesting component, the Linux-based Azure Sphere operating system. Microsoft made no bones about it.


Toshiba Unveils Microsoft Azure IoT Certified Intelligent Edge Device - DATAVERSITY

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Using Azure Cognitive Services and Machine Learning, Toshiba's dynaEdge enables workers in the field to intuitively access and improve centralized resources, making it an ideal device for remote maintenance, production lines and other industrial solutions. The integration of Skype for Business also provides a seamless interface between workers and remote experts for an immediate assistance and optimum efficiency."


Cloud Computing Services Providers Zementis

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With ADAPA in the Microsoft Cloud, you benefit from the power of Zementis' real-time PMML-based scoring engine and the trusted performance and reliability of Microsoft's Azure Cloud. This is the same engine that Zementis' customer use on-site. The only difference is that instead of installing ADAPA on your own servers, ADAPA in the Microsoft Cloud comes pre-installed on a virtual server in the cloud. We call this an "ADAPA instance". When an ADAPA instance is launched in the cloud, it is ready for your organization to use to support its predictive analytics needs.


Azure Key Vault--Private endpoints now available in preview Azure updates Microsoft Azure

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Establish a private connection between Azure Key Vault and other Azure services by using Azure Private Link, now available in preview for all public regions. Azure Private Link enables you to access Azure services (for example, Azure Key Vault, Azure Storage, and Azure Cosmos DB) and Azure hosted customer/partner services over a private endpoint in your virtual network. An Azure private endpoint is a network interface that connects you privately and securely to a service powered by Azure Private Link. The private endpoint uses a private IP address from your virtual network, effectively bringing the service into your virtual network. All traffic to the service can be routed through the private endpoint, so no gateways, NAT devices, ExpressRoute or VPN connections, or public IP addresses are needed.