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April 24, 2020

Industry News: April 20-24 – Staying Connected Thanks to the Cloud, Data Centers and a Global Lockdown, Cloud Security and More

Ann Carpenter

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering how the cloud is keeping us connected during the pandemic, a new way to think about cloud security, challenges facing data centers during COVID-19, a potential IT workforce slowdown, and a look at new VMware services.

Let’s get started…

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting nearly all aspects of everyday life including communication. As Cloud Tech explains, the cloud is helping us navigate this outbreak by making remote work possible, connecting us to doctors through telehealth and even keeping us entertained. For more on how the cloud is making this all possible, click here.

Speaking of entertainment, why not have some fun and help out a great cause too? Join Navisite today at 5 pm ET for a virtual concert with Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls to support frontline healthcare workers. To register and donate, click here.

Securing the cloud can seem like a really daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be that way. ChannelPro Network explains why the need to rethink cybersecurity solutions is more important than ever. Read more here.

No one knows when (or how) social distancing guidelines will be relaxed, and when it may be safe to return to work. That same thinking applies to data centers which are constantly in need of maintenance. Data Center Knowledge takes a look at the challenges these facilities are facing and how some are preparing for the long haul, here.

2019 was a strong year for the growing IT workforce. According to CIO Dive, there are now more than 12 million IT workers in the U.S. But with an industry slowdown expected, will jobs take a hit? A breakdown of the numbers here.

VMware is taking steps to help IT organizations move towards Kubernetes adoption by offering more Tanzu services. Container Journal takes a closer look at what’s being offered up, and how you can take advantage, here.

About Ann Carpenter

Ann is the head of demand generation and blogger at Navisite with more than 10 years of experience working, writing and developing content for technology companies while living in the U.S. and in countries around the world. She currently lives in Atlanta, Ga., with her husband and newborn son.