Verdict has listed five of the most trending companies in Twitter discussions related to cloud computing, using research from GlobalData’s Technology Influencer Platform.
Top Companies are the most mentioned companies in Twitter discussions of more than 788 cloud computing experts tracked by GlobalData’s Technology Influencer Platform during the first quarter (Q1) of 2022.
Trending Companies in Cloud Computing Discussions: The Top Five
1. Microsoft Corp – 981 mentions
Microsoft’s move to the cloud, the company’s introduction of Microsoft Cloud for retail since February 1, 2022, and the company’s patching of 97 security vulnerabilities were some of the popular discussions in the first quarter. 2022.
Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure at technology company Microsoft Corp, shared an article about the company’s transition from on-premises data centers to the cloud. According to Pete Apple, cloud services engineer at Microsoft, the company has gone from zero resources in Microsoft Azure to nearly 80% hosted in the cloud. He pointed out that his team adopted the common lift-and-shift migration approach to move their applications from on-premises systems to the Microsoft Azure data center as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) virtual machines.
Microsoft Corp is a technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, United States. The Company builds, licenses and supports software products, services and devices. It offers a full range of operating systems, multi-device productivity applications, server applications, software development tools, business solutions applications, desktop management tools and server, video games, and training and certification services. It also designs, manufactures and sells PCs, tablets, game and entertainment consoles and other smart devices, and offers services such as cloud-based solutions, solution support and consulting services. The company operates across the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
2. Amazon.com Inc – 599
Hackers break into Amazon subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud accounts for cryptocurrency mining, AWS uses 3D metaverse-style role-playing game to teach users how to use its cloud computing platform, and AWS is expanding its local areas for edge computing around the world, were widely discussed in the first quarter.
Kirk Borne, chief scientific officer of information technology and services company DataPrime, shared an article about hackers breaking into Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts to mine cryptocurrency, thereby charging customers massive for computing power. For example, a customer was charged an AWS bill of $53,000 after hackers discovered he still owed 25%, even though AWS waived most of the charges, the article details. The skyrocketing value of cryptocurrencies since the pandemic has provided a playground for hackers to take over the cloud accounts of unsuspecting developers. Technology company Google has revealed that Bitcoin mining is exploited in 86% of account hacks on its Google Cloud platform, the article notes.
Amazon.com Inc is an online retailer and web service provider headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States. The Company offers products, including apparel, automotive and industrial items, beauty and health products, electronics, groceries, books, games, jewelry and other consumer products. It also provides related support services, including door-to-door delivery and shipping, cloud web hosting and other web-related services. AWS is the company’s subsidiary that offers on-demand cloud computing platforms and application programming interfaces (APIs) to enterprises, individuals and governments on a pay-as-you-go model.
3. Cisco Systems Inc – 113 mentions
Cisco SD-WAN working with Microsoft 365 Informed network routing for Microsoft Teams, Cisco Secure Cloud Insights (SCI) delivering multiple Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) benefits, and Cisco signing strategic agreement with Rakuten to deliver cloud-native and virtualized services 4G/5G mobile networks based on Open Radio Access Network (ORAN) technology were among the popular discussions in the first quarter of 2022.
Tom Arbuthnot, founder and director of consulting firm Empowering.Cloud, shared an article about IT networking services company Cisco partnering with Microsoft to use Microsoft 365 Informed Network Routing for Microsoft Teams. Microsoft’s Aware Network Routing enables a two-way data sharing connection between Microsoft and the Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solution, which is Cisco in this case, the article points out. Cisco SD-WAN uses Microsoft URL Category Granularity to allow customers to bypass their data center and go directly to the Internet for Office 365 for most services, the article details.
Cisco previously supported Microsoft 365 Aware Network Routing for Exchange, and has now bolstered its support by integrating the recent SD-WAN 20.7.x for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, the article notes.
Cisco Systems Inc is a computer network services company headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. The company’s products and technologies help customers manage more users, devices and things connected to their networks. Cisco caters to a wide range of industries, including enterprises, business units, service providers, and the public sector. The company markets its solutions through a direct sales force and channel partners, including service providers, system integrators, distributors and resellers. Its commercial presence covers the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Japan and the Middle East.
4. Google LLC – 100 mentions
Google for Start-ups and Google Cloud Join Forces to Support Investor-Backed Startups, UPS and Google Cloud Partnership Aims to Expand UPS’s Use of Data Analytics and Cloud Infrastructure Google Cloud, and the US Defense Innovation Unit deploying Google Cloud’s Secure Cloud Management (SCM) solution across its organization, were some of the most popular discussions in the first quarter.
Kent Walker, president and chief global affairs officer and chief legal officer of technology company Google, shared an article about the company’s launch of a new Google for Start-ups program to support early-stage startups. The company initially aimed to align the new program with Google for Start-ups to ensure that all of the start-up’s customers have access to all of its services, including Google Cloud infrastructure and services, and also to ensure founders have access to Google mentors, programs, products, and best practices. The program should be called the Google for Start-ups Cloud program in the future, the article notes.
The article further pointed out that the program will allow start-ups to join other offers for entrepreneurs, such as Google Workspace, Google Maps and others. Founders will also have access to events, workshops, technical training, and other partner offerings.
Google LLC is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc and a provider of Internet search and advertising services. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, USA. The company focuses on business areas such as advertising, search, platforms and operating systems, as well as enterprise and hardware products. Its portfolio of products and services includes Google Search, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Photos, Google Meet, Google Maps, AdSense, Gmail, Google Groups and YouTube, among others. The company’s commercial presence extends across the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
5. Spirent Communications plc – 84 mentions
Spirent Communications announcing the availability of its latest 400G and 800G test platforms, and the company exploring the potential of 5G virtualized network functions (VNFs) in the cloud, were among the most talked about topics in Q1 2022.
Diana Adams, technology journalist and co-founder of consulting firm Adams Consulting Group, shared an article about telecommunications test company Spirent Communications launching its latest 400G and 800G test platforms. The platform aims to aid in the development and design of next-generation high-speed Ethernet solutions, the article details. The solutions will enable service providers to ensure that 400G infrastructure will be able to meet the capacity demands of data growth, while expanding 800G to meet future cloud growth.
The company said its Spirent A1 400G device offers the highest port density for testing infrastructure and services that depend on high-speed Ethernet technologies, with traffic capacities that match the real world. Meanwhile, the company’s 800G product portfolio can now meet 800G to 100M testing and validation requirements. Spirent B1 800G Appliance and B2 800G Appliance were considered the company’s most innovative 800G products, the article notes.
Spirent Communications plc is a communications technology services company headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex, UK. The company develops hardware and software solutions and test methodologies for the communications industry. It offers a range of services, including global services, support services, automotive and industrial services, cloud, managed services and professional services. Its main offerings include network equipment testing solutions, cybersecurity, Ethernet and IP services, virtualization, mobile network testing, and positioning and navigation solutions. The company caters to the communications, government, enterprise, automotive and transportation sectors.