The cloud never sleeps, even while folks in the U.S. sleep off yesterday’s turkey. Here are a few of the stories you may have missed.
Around the Industry
- As most banks cozy up to one cloud provider, JPMorgan is playing the field. “[Multicloud] is the winning strategy. I don’t think it’s conservative or cautious — I think it’s smart, and I think it’s practical,” says JPMorgan CIO George Sherman.
- The shortage of cloud skills continues to grow. Over 75% of IT decision-makers say they face critical knowledge gaps in cybersecurity and cloud computing.
- Scaleway, out: A founding member of Gaia-X is dipping out of the project over concerns about where the European cloud initiative is heading.
- Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the most cloud-native one of all? Gartner predicts 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms by 2025, as organizations push updates to critical apps.
- DevOps cloud platform Render secured $20 million in funding, underscoring the appetite for more alternatives to the Big 3. “AWS and other large providers were built for the 2000s, when managing infrastructure was the norm at every company,” says CEO Anurag Goel on the need for simpler cloud options.
- Warfighting goes multicloud: A new notice from the Pentagon confirms the scrapped “JEDI” contract has been replaced by the “Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability” (JWCC): a multibillion dollar, multicloud modernization project.
And that’s a wrap!