Week at a glance - Cloud Computing #51 - 23.04.2021

EuropeClouds Team
April 23, 2021

Microsoft Azure has announced the DirectX 12 Agility SDK, and the ID@Azure Program

The news was announced during the Game Stack Live conference. The first announcement, about DirectX – will allow game developers to implement DirectX's new features, which will make the games available on any PC with Windows 10 from November 2019 and newer. The second announcement, which regards to ID@Azure – is targeting developers who want to use Azure's cloud to develop their games, with free access to development tools and to the support of experts.

AWS will distribute $12M to fight Covid-19

This week, AWS has announced that it will distribute $12M to fight the disease. The money will be invested mainly in the research and development of the Covid-19 cloud-computing-based diagnoses.  Nevertheless, AWS will also invest on other infectious diseases as well. Vin Gupta, MD chief medical officer of Amazon’s COVID-19 response, has said: “We have seen transformative innovations in how we diagnose disease over the past year, from machine learning-powered X-ray imagery analysis to new developments in rapid, high quality, and direct-to-consumer tests".

GCP expands the Intelligent Vaccine Impact Solution

Earlier this week, GCP has launched an expanded version of the Intelligent Vaccine Impact Solution, so that users are now able to make vaccine appointments and to as common questions through a virtual agent. These agents in the Contact Cetner AI will be able to understand and to interact with the user on real-time, 24/7, and will be using up to 28 languages, via chat (written) or a phone-call. They will also be able to guide users on different issues, such as locating vaccination sites which are nearby.

Oracle with a new solution, aims on improving Multicloud Management

Oracle has announced that ServiceNow is now supporting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, which will allow enterprise companies to access and to manage OCI resources via the ServiceNow Service portal, or via the ServiceNow IT Operations Management app. Scott Twaddle, Vice President of Product, Industries and Partnerships at Oracle Cloud Infrastructures, has said: "This is a big step forward for all of our customers that are using Oracle, as well as other major cloud providers to run their business-critical applications.  Now customers can leverage their existing ServiceNow Service portal to view and manage all of their cloud resources, including Oracle."

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