COVID-19 Impact on Global Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Market
COVID-19 Impact on Global Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Market2021-06-06

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered novel coronavirus. Largely unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan (China) in December 2019, COVID-19 has moved from a regional crisis to a global pandemic in just a matter of a few weeks.

In addition, production and supply chain delays were also witnessed during the second quarter which posed a challenge to the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market, since end-user industries were still not operating at their full capacity.

Changing regulatory landscapes, operational barriers, and the emergence of alternative technologies are all impacting the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) industry.

Microsoft, Everdata Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Pivotal, CA technologies, Amazon Web Services, Comnet Innovations Pvt Ltd., Engine Yard, IBM, Red Hat, Rackspace, Bungee Labs, CloudBees, Appirio, Oracle, Corent Technology Inc., Google, Apprenda

The Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market is divided into [Application] other end users.

The emerging economies in the Asia Pacific region will be the lucrative markets for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) products. 

Health measures taken by our Solutions amidst Covid-19
Health measures taken by our Solutions amidst Covid-192021-05-28

With challenges that people are facing in the absence of enough vaccines available across the country, a solution has been taken the initiative to get its employees and their families vaccinated while bearing the cost of the vaccination as well. It has successfully completed two camps of vaccination for employees and their families in Bangalore and one camp in Delhi.  So far, 220 employees and their families have been vaccinated through this initiative. 

While the company has an extensive and well-thought leave policy to provide employees enough time off, understanding the need in the current situation, it modified its leave policy to provide infected employees extra time off. Through its Covid leave policy employees are provided with one-week time-off extendable to one month depending on the situation. The employees can also avail of additional five-day time-off to take care of an immediate family member in case they test positive. 

Microsoft Azure Blockchain Is Ending
Microsoft Azure Blockchain Is Ending2021-05-13

Microsoft is ending its Azure Blockchain Service in September, advising users to migrate to other offerings.

The company gave no reason for ending Azure Blockchain Service, which according to its website is still in preview. The site's description of the service reads: "Build, govern, and expand blockchain networks at scale. Azure Blockchain Service Preview simplifies the formation, management, and governance of consortium blockchain networks so you can focus on business logic and app development."

Notice of the move to abandon service came only in documentation, which now includes this note under a "Migration guide" section: "On September 10, 2021, Azure Blockchain will be retired. Please migrate ledger data from Azure Blockchain Service to an alternative offering based on your development status in production or evaluation."