SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – THE Italian store’s owner, Simone Merlini is a member of the 2 a.m. call on Wednesday, doing something that sounded quite simple: for three the demo Amazon.com Inc. cloud-based services to a new client.
Simone Merlini, chief executive officer, the chief technology officer and co-founder of the Italian IT consulting company, beSharp, is shown here in his office, where he is helping clients prepare to get to work from home in the middle of a corona virus-related lockdowns, in Calgary, canada, March 13, by the year 2020. Simone Merlini/handout via REUTERS
He ended up finishing in 1 hour, with dinner, a beer at his desk after an unexpected engineering sprint to get to 400 by the customer and for the employees willing to work from home for the first time.
“Can you imagine me in the face, in a conference call, if their needs have changed,” he said.
The international spread of the new corona virus in the last few weeks, a lot of companies are rushing to cloud computing, and in particular, the work-from-home program. It is the spreading of a thin intermediation, that is, the installation of the system, such as Merlini, the 35-person shop, beSharp, in the vicinity of Milan, and is also spawning an extraordinary action in the field of data centers, which are in the “cloud.”
Several data center executives said they were taking their employees ‘ temperatures to check for fever, reducing the level of its visitors, and to provide food, water, and other supplies in order to ensure that the activities have become more important for world trade to withstand the impact of the pandemic.
Since the founding in China at the end of last year, and the corona virus that causes the sometimes fatal disease of the respiratory system COVID-19 and has killed more than 5,000 people worldwide and has been reported in more than 130 countries.
“It is a difficult and sad time, but from a business point of view, it’s kind of unbelievable for us,” Merlini said, at home, where he and his wife have to take turns in minding their 2-year-old child, in the absence of the regular caregiver, who have been out of reach.
Most of the companies in the world still rely on software and computers, which are kept in a physical office and may not be used in any other way. However, if the government has to search for wifi locations in Italy, China, and the United States of america, and elsewhere, that the offices are inaccessible, and companies need to find ways to keep operations humming.
For many of us, including those of the multinational organization to work with Merlini, and the solution is services like Amazon Workspaces, which is to live in a server-filled data centers where businesses can store data and software, to stream online from anywhere.
Amazon did not respond to requests for comment.
THE BIG RUSH
Merlini, one of which is the business partner with Amazon, he said, the cloud is giant, it had five leads in the last couple of days. The other five companies reached out.
Laptop computers are not common in Italian companies, including those of the client, where the local labour force, Merlini has helped to bring it back to the cloud, and at night, ” he said. The client immediately ordered a Chromebook laptops and Amazon’s, ” he said, the first of which arrived on Friday.
Federico Caboni, director of the BeeToBit, one of Amazon’s partner for the Italian island of Sardinia, he said he had just helped her with the capital, Cagliari, set up to 250 employees to work from home, nearly overnight.
The institution is required to have a high-security checks in order for staff to use personal devices for work since it is treated as a private citizen, information, Caboni said. The client had been testing to Amazon’s Office, he said, or else do it all the time, it would have been more of a challenge, and it is quite expensive.”
TalkDesk, which sells software to companies to enable customer service employees to take calls from home, said the corona virus-inspired will offer new customers three months of service free of charge extracted at least one operation.
The loss of the services of the client of 50 agents to work remotely in April in Seattle, where the virus has spread, TalkDesk has said. The plan for the use of the free of charge sample of TalkDesk, the mobile app for two weeks, as it allows for a more robust system, the agents in Seattle and 450 others from elsewhere.
THE NEW PROTOCOLS
In data centers, the doors will be closed to customers, consultants, and construction work as well as the operators of the strip to the staff, in order to avoid the risk of contamination from the highly educated workers, who tend to be the care and feeding of the cutting-edge equipment and network connections.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc., which operates 210 of the data centers around the world, said it was monitoring the temperatures of all of the employees in the Singapore and Hong Kong-ever since a fever is a well-known virus symptoms. Overall, it has been necessary to use cleaning solutions that are at least 70% of the alcohol content of ” high-touch areas such as door handles, and a biometric reader, each and every day. Cleaning staff have been trained to wear personal protective equipment, wipe solutions, and only after a certain period of time, Digital Realty said.
It is also to ensure that data centers need food, water, and fuel, and sleeping space for the staff to shelter in place for up to 72 hours.
VMware, Inc., a major supplier of remote control tools, he said that it was divided into smaller groups, to cover additional shifts and provide back-ups for the “continuous physical presence” in a given time.
Equinix Inc. 200 data centers, similar to temperature controls and health and travel questionnaires. The company said that it would be a remote control of a data center with a confirmed case of the virus, and that employees from other locations to fill in when the regular staff, will be placed in quarantine.
Federico Caboni, co-founder and managing director of the BeeToBit, which is designed to help organizations set up cloud computing services, is pictured at his home in Sardinia and, as the people of the region to hunker down in the middle of the spread of the new corona virus, Italy, netherlands, March 13, by the year 2020. Federico Caboni/handout via REUTERS
By Elizabeth Peichel, a spokeswoman for the Critical Environments Group, which means that the power and cooling systems for data centers, said that even though some of the customers will have to upgrade in the middle of the visitor’s limitations, in some systems, it will inevitably require repairs.
But the pandemic-related trade, the budget cuts have resulted in shipments that take three times as long as usual, ” she said.
In addition, market researcher TrendForce said prices for the server components, an increase of 5% to 20%, as a result of the high level of demand. He said, for example, in the cloud, operator of Tencent, “the academic and business customers are turning to distance learning and telework,” of the increase of the server by 20% this year.
Report by Paresh Dave, San Francisco; Additional reporting by Akanksha Rana, Bengaluru; Editing by John Mitchell and Matthew Lewis)