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Emerging Technology Industry News Headlines Update on August 24, 2020

Thycotic bringing a new professional services training and certification program for partners and continuing to increase its investments in lead-generation activities.

Zoom services restored for the majority of users. However, some users still may be unable to sign up for paid accounts, upgrade or manage their service on Zoom’s website. Zoom did not identify what caused the partial outage. Refer to Zoom status site.

SaaS machine data analytics company Sumo Logic files for the first cybersecurity IPO of 2020 since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, looks to raise up to $100 million in a Nasdaq public offering.

Enterprise AI and machine learning developer Dataiku raised $100M in series D round of financing, brings the total financing to nearly $250 million as the company looks to promote widespread adoption of enterprise AI and machine learning technology within businesses and organizations.

Open Source-based SDN Controller Lumina Networks is shutting down, due to delays in customer deployments. Some of the work done on the Lumina SDN Controller will be available as open-source at OpenDaylight Project.

Facebook Portal offers access to video conferencing apps including Zoom, Cisco Webex, BlueJeans and GoToMeeting.
Facebook hopes to broaden the business appeal of its smart display by offering access to several video conferencing apps, including Zoom, Cisco Webex, BlueJeans and GoToMeeting. The apps will be available beginning in September on Portal Mini, Portal and Portal+ devices, with Portal TV support arriving later. Read more at Facebook Newsroom > Work Smarter From Home With New Video Conferencing Apps on Portal

AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) will be a ‘Boon For Developers’. ‘We believe this is a strategic move for AWS, especially as they compete with other Kubernetes offerings from services like Google, which already offers native integration from GKE (Google Kubernetes Engine) to their cloud services, such as Spanner, BigQuery and others,’ says Bruno Andrade, a co-founder and CEO of AWS partner Shipa.

Kaseya buys Graphus to make phishing defence easy for MSPs and SMBs. ‘This is something we bought because we got so much damn value out of it,’ says Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola. ‘It’s powerful but easy. There’s a lot of powerful technology out there, but it’s often hard to use and implement.’ Read more at Kaseya Press Release > Kaseya Boosts IT Complete Security Suite with Acquisition of Graphus, Industry-Leading Automated Phishing Defense Platform

Microsoft engaging in discussions to provide JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) style cloud infrastructure services to foreign military and intelligence agencies, according to CNBC reports in Microsoft plans cloud contract push with foreign governments after $10 billion JEDI win