5 things to know for November 14: Google Cloud’s DMS, CBRE joins iMasons, C5 hires Rob Meyerson

5 things to know for November 14: Google Cloud’s DMS, CBRE joins iMasons, C5 hires Rob Meyerson


Here are the five things you need to know this morning, November 14, 2020, from around the world.

Google Cloud’s Database Migration Service

Google Cloud announced its serverless Database Migration Service (DMS) is available in Preview, enabling customers to migrate MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Cloud SQL from on-premises environments or other clouds.

Gartner predicts that by 2023, 75% of all databases will be on a cloud platform. They frequently require additional provisioning for migration compute resources, introduce complexities during the migration process, and cannot guarantee data fidelity.

“As organisations modernise their infrastructure and advance their digital transformation strategies, migrating mission-critical operational databases that power their business success is crucial,” said Andi Gutmans, General Manager, and Vice President, Engineering, Databases at Google Cloud.

“Database migration is a complex process for most businesses. With Database Migration Service, we’re delivering a simplified and highly compatible product experience so that, no matter where our customers are starting from, they have an easy, and secure way to migrate their databases to Cloud SQL.”

IBM advances Hybrid Cloud Software

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced a series of data and automation updates to its hybrid cloud software portfolio to help companies drive innovation across their expanding environments and accelerate their digital transformations.

According to a new study by IBM's Institute for Business Value, COVID-19 and the future of business, the pandemic has been the cause of accelerated digital transformation plans at 59% of organisations surveyed.

"Cloud Pak offerings are integrated with AI and give companies a consistent experience from Pak to Pak," said Michael Gilfix, Vice President, Chief Product Officer, Cloud Paks, IBM.

"And because they run on Red Hat OpenShift, clients can deploy and manage them on any cloud environment, be it on-premises, and/or public cloud. With today's announcements, we're driving automation and data management capabilities even farther across the enterprise."

CBRE joins iMasons

CBRE Data Centre Solutions (DCS) has become a Foundation Partner of Infrastructure Masons (iMasons).

iMasons  unites industry professionals and business leaders who represent over $150 billion in digital infrastructure projects in more than130 countries.

“I’m delighted to welcome CBRE Data Center Solutions as an official Foundation Partner.” said Dean Nelson, iMasons Founder & Chairman.

“CBRE and iMasons have worked closely for many years on industry awareness, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), and Education. CBRE DCS Head of People Hannah Ormondroyd co-chairs our Diversity & Inclusion committee and the DCS global team have helped us raise over $100k for our scholarship fund. I look forward to further collaboration and continuing the positive change for our industry.”

C5 Capital appoints Rob Meyerson

C5 Capital has announced Rob Meyerson as its newest Operating Partner joining C5's new Impact Partners Fund based in Washington DC.

Meyerson is responsible for advancing C5's deal flow and investments with innovative technologies at the intersection of space, cloud computing and cybersecurity.

He is the founder and CEO of Delalune Space, a consulting company focused on the aerospace, mobility and technology sectors.

Meyerson said, "The world is becoming more and more reliant on space for communications; positioning, navigation and timing (PNT); weather monitoring; earth observation and other services.”

Windstream in Digital Realty’s data centre

Windstream Wholesale has established a Network Hub presence in Digital Realty’s data centre at 250 Williams St. in Atlanta.

This expansion was driven by a Tier 1 content provider requiring a multi-location solution between Digital Realty’s Atlanta data centre site and Digital Realty’s data center campus in Richardson, Texas.

Windstream Wholesale will offer wavelength solutions at speeds up to 400G to the connected community of companies operating at Digital Realty’s portfolio of data centres in Atlanta.

“As Windstream continues to expand its reach to better serve its customers, we’re excited to partner with them as they deploy with us in Atlanta – an important hub for connectivity and internet exchange in the region,” said Tony Bishop, senior vice president of growth, platform and marketing at Digital Realty.

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