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Global Cloud

UK regulators sound the alarm on cloud vendor lock-in

May 31, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

As cloud has become a prime mover of enterprise modernization, regulators have scrutinized the business practices of the three largest global providers — AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud. Together, the three hyperscalers control two-thirds of the global cloud infrastructure services […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft Build 2024: 6 takeaways for developers, data professionals

May 23, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

With AI and generative AI becoming the dominant theme for most enterprise software vendors at their annual conferences, Microsoft’s 2024 version of Build stuck to the norm. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage to summarize his keynote right at […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft Build 2024: Cloud infra updates include Cobalt 100-based VMs, access to Copilot in Azure

May 21, 2024

Via: Network World

At its Build 2024 event in Seattle this week, Microsoft released updates to its cloud infrastructure to bolster support for all workloads, including AI-related ones. The updates includes new Azure virtual machines (VM), a new provisioning service, and options for […]


Global Cloud

Cloud environments beyond the Big Three

May 10, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

The Big Three cloud providers, AWS, Microsoft, and Google, are going like gangbusters. The most likely reason is two letters: AI. The first quarter of 2024 saw the strongest growth since the third quarter of 2022. Enterprise spending on cloud […]


Cloud Clients

Microsoft unveils $3.3B AI infrastructure plan as it grows US data center capacity

May 8, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

Hyperscalers AWS, Google and Microsoft are crafting comprehensive infrastructure plans to support growing compute capacity needs and investing in states across the U.S. AWS committed to investing around $21 billion in Indiana and Mississippi earlier this year in a plan […]


Service Models

Microsoft’s Azure AI Search updated with increased storage, vector index size

April 5, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft has updated its Azure AI Search service to increase storage capacity and vector index size at no additional cost, a move it said will make it more economical for enterprises to run generative AI-based applications. Formerly known as Azure […]


Cloud Clients

Microsoft is now blocking Russian firms from using its cloud services

March 18, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft will stop providing cloud services to users in Russia later this weeks as part of the sanctions package imposed on the country by its Western peers. The company has set up a dedicated Telegram channel to support its clients, […]


Cloud Clients

5 Azure Cost Management Strategies

March 4, 2024

Via: Cloud Tweaks

What Is Azure Cost Management? Azure cost management refers to the practices and processes that organizations implement to monitor, manage, and optimize their cloud spending on the Azure platform. This involves a systematic approach to understanding and controlling the costs […]


Global Cloud

AI server market: cloud giants to command 60% demand in 2024

February 29, 2024

Via: Network World

Microsoft, Google, AWS, and Meta will collectively account for over 60% of global demand for high-end AI servers in 2024, according to a report from Trendforce. Microsoft will account for 20.2% of the demand, followed by Google at 16.6%, AWS […]


Global Cloud

Cloud and AI apps take center stage in .NET 9

February 22, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Just three months into the tenure of .NET 8, it’s already time for Microsoft and the .NET Foundation to start laying out their plans for the next release, .NET 9, which is due to arrive in November with .NET Conf. […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft invests €3.2 billion in AI and the cloud in Germany

February 15, 2024

Via: CIO

Microsoft will invest €3.2 billion in Germany by the end of 2025 to double the artificial intelligence and cloud capacities of its data centers there. The company also wants to train more than 1.2 million people in digital skills. Brad […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft reportedly in discussions with CISPE to remedy ‘unfair’ cloud software licensing practices

February 8, 2024

Via: Computer Weekly

Microsoft has reportedly opened discussions with the Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE) trade body with a view to resolving concerns about how customers that run the tech giant’s online productivity tools on its competitors’ public clouds are charged. […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft, Google build out cloud capacity as AI powers consumption

January 31, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

The trajectory of cloud and AI are tightly intertwined, with each technology driving growth in the other. “Being in the cloud has been very helpful to build AI,” Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella said, “but now AI is redefining […]


Global Cloud

Generative AI boosts cloud revenue for Microsoft, Google

January 31, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft and Google, who saw cloud revenue slow in recent quarters, are reporting a resurgence of growth due to the proliferation of generative AI (genAI). Both companies on Tuesday reported revenue numbers for the final quarter of 2023. “Google Cloud […]


Global Cloud

US-based cloud companies may need to reveal client details

January 29, 2024

Via: Network World

Amid the war for global dominance in the AI era, the US administration is considering making it mandatory for prominent global cloud services providers — such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft — to reveal details about the customers developing AI […]


Global Cloud

Oracle has a better generative AI strategy, analysts say

January 23, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Oracle’s recent updates to its OCI Generative AI Service, which competes with similar services from rivals AWS, Microsoft, and Google, makes it more attuned towards the future need of enterprises, analysts say. But Oracle may be far behind rivals in […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft grows EU cloud localization services

January 11, 2024

Via: Network World

Microsoft announced Thursday that it will provide upgraded cloud computing services that keep data within the European Union as part of an effort to comply with stricter overseas privacy regulations. The tech giant’s modifications affect a range of offerings, such […]


Global Cloud

Top 10 cloud stories of 2023

December 20, 2023

Via: Computer Weekly

The past 12 months have proven to be a testing time for the hyperscale cloud giants, with many of them reporting uncharacteristically downbeat financial results, bucking the trend of year-on-year double-digit growth rates. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft are […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Public cloud service revenue jumps 19%, with Microsoft leading overall: IDC

December 12, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Revenue for public cloud services for companies such as Microsoft, AWS, and Google increased 19% year over year in the first half of 2023 on the back of the increased adoption of AI and organizations’ persistent interest in moving more […]


Global Cloud

Oracle expands cloud footprint with a second region in Chile

December 12, 2023

Via: CIO

Oracle on Wednesday said it is opening a second cloud region in Chile as part of ongoing efforts to expand its global cloud footprint to compete with the larger rivals including AWS, Microsoft, and Google. The second region will be […]