Hot town, summer in the city. And if you don’t have air conditioning, just know you are not alone, and you have options. It won’t last much longer as we barrel into Fall!

WHAT’S NEW WITH US

MANAGED PARTNER WITH MICROSOFT

Tidal is pleased and honoured to have advanced, effective immediately, to a fully managed partner with Microsoft!

For some context, Microsoft has over 400,000 partners globally, with thousands of those partners in North America. As you can imagine, managing that many partners takes an army of people. With many partners being managed through distribution channels, the direct partner management team is relatively small.

What this means for Tidal is that, now with dedicated support from Microsoft, we will be able to help more organizations transform their businesses in a quality way—and faster too. Thanks again to the Microsoft team!

NEW TIDAL CREW

We’re always looking for talented folks. If one of these roles feels like home to you, shoot us a message, and we’d be happy to have a chat:

AWS Cloud Migration Consultant - Migration & Modernization

Azure Cloud Migration Consultant - Migration & Modernization

Azure Cloud Architect - Migration & Modernization

Migration Hacker - Product Team

Migration Hacker - Partner Services Team

TIDAL EVENTS

Last month, Tidal gained tremendous insights when we attended the annual Microsoft Inspire conference in person. Check out some recaps!

And coming up in early autumn, you’ll find us at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Ottawa on Sept 8th. If this sounds interesting, feel free to learn more!

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT

Early Access Beta Program

Make sure your cloud transformation software platform works for you—get involved!

Take part in our Early Access Beta Program, where members have direct access to our product team. Share your suggestions directly and we’ll work to build your needs into the platform.

In return, you’ll get 12 months free access to the Tidal Migrations Platform, with dedicated support and recurring touch points with the team.

Participation is limited, so if this sounds valuable, apply by sending a message to us at beta@tidalmigrations.com

CLOUD NEWS

  • New – Amazon EC2 M1 Mac Instances - This one’s for the developers out there. EC2 M1 Mac “mini computers” are now generally available! A year after the announcement at re:Invent, these instances now allow you to access machines built around the Apple-designed M1 System on Chip (SoC). Because these connect to the AWS Nitro System, this means faster app builds for Mac products, and access to all the benefits of AWS when re-architecturing apps for Apple Silicone. Now go, create!
  • Microsoft adds ‘Cloud for Sovereignty’ to its line-up - Announced on day 1 of Microsoft’s annual Inspire conference, they’re not stopping at Cloud for Government. Now they’re going worldwide with Cloud for Sovereignty, making it available for government and public sector customers worldwide.
  • Google’s Chrome OS Flex for old PCs and Macs is now out of beta - Can’t let go of that 10-year-old laptop? Then don’t! Google’s trying to do their part by bringing new life to old machines. You can save the planet from more e-waste by loading ChromeOS Flex from a good old fashioned thumb drive onto your old clunker.
  • Tesorio’s tools aim to help businesses automate payments collection - Accounts Receivables, meet AI. Tesorio CEO Carlos Vega wants to automate all those highly manual cash management processes, getting away from spreadsheets as the main tool for companies getting paid.
  • Google Cloud launches its first Arm-based VMs - The industry is listening—AWS was first to the party, creating their own custom chips with the AWS Graviton processor, but Google is coming in hot behind Azure in bringing this concept to the table as well. We’ll soon be hearing a lot about this, but to put it simply, in general, these kinds of VMs help make development processes in the cloud as simple, efficient, and as cost effective as possible.
  • Businesses including Stitch Fix are already experimenting with DALL-E 2 - That (in)famous text-to-image generator is making headlines again, this time in fashion. Personal stylist app and apparel company Stitch Fix can tell DALL-E 2 to generate an image based on a clothing item they want to see, and the idea is for their staff to be able to produce the item from their inventory. Word on the street is it’s still wonky, but think of the possibilities!
  • Google Cloud announces upcoming regions in Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand - After opening their first region in Mexico last month, Google Cloud’s not stopping there—heading for APAC next (neck and neck with AWS), Google Cloud says the ability for those in the region to deploy cloud services will aid in their journeys to hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

That’s all for August, and if you liked what you read, feel free to hit the share links below.

We took July off, but if you missed us at the beginning of the Summer, catch up on our June Newsletter.

See you in September!

-Tidal Migrations