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News Wrap-up — Issue #3

News Wrap-up — Issue #83

This blog features Cloud related news stories and announcements that you may have missed during your busy week.

News Wrap-up — Issue #83

Google announced the General Availability of the Compute Optimized family (C2D) instances, powered by AMD EPYC processors. Instances are configurable with up to 112vCPUs, 896 GB memory, and 3TB SSD.

AWS announced the availability of the Amazon EC2 C6a instances. Available in 10 sizes, ranging from c6a.large (2 vCPUs, 4GiB memory) to c6a.48xlarge (192vCPUs, 384GiB memory).

Akamai, known for its edge platform and security offerings, will add cloud computing to their portfolio with the announcement this week they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IaaS platform provider Linode.

AWS complete the launch of 16 Local Zones in the US, and have announced plans for global expansion over the next two years to include Local Zones in 26 countries (over 30 metropolitan areas).

Oracle expands the number of accreditations serving government workloads (up to FedRAMP High and DoD Impact Level 5) with the announcement that the US Department of Defense (DoD) has authorized Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to host Top Secret Missions.

Tencent introduced their first AZ in South America (sa-saopaulo-1) and has added more AZs to South China (ap-guangzhou-7), East China (ap-nanjing-3), and Southeast Asia (Jakarta ap-jakarta-2; Bangkok ap-bangkok-2).

To help companies reach their climate goals, Salesforce announced their Net Zero Cloud 2.0 is now available globally and Google has introduced Active Assist for sustainability recommendations.

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