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Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

The rising prominence of hybrid cloud in the Nordics

February 9, 2024

Via: Computer Weekly

Joen Meier Olsen, senior manager of strategy advisers in EMEA for Apptio, says: “The hybrid cloud conversation in the Nordics focuses more on a cloud-if-it-makes-sense principle, rather than a cloud-first principle. Companies are moving to the public cloud if it […]


Global Cloud

AWS secures £894m in cloud spend across three contracts with UK government on same day

January 12, 2024

Via: Computer Weekly

Amazon Web Services (AWS) looks set to make more money on three multi-million pound government contracts that went live on the same day in December 2023 than it has previously amassed through its decade-long involvement with the G-Cloud procurement framework. […]


Service Models

Optimizing connectivity for AI, SaaS, and IaaS workloads

January 4, 2024

Via: Network World

Having just returned from a hectic AWS re:Invent 2023, where generative AI was front and center of many company announcements, technical sessions, and continued hype, there were also more pragmatic questions that attendees were asking us during the event such […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Radically simplify and expand Zero Trust to cloud workload

December 21, 2023

Via: CIO

For many organizations, regardless of size or industry, the public cloud has become an essential resource for critical operations. One reason is that public cloud has proven to be 40x more cost-effective. 1 Moreover, the public cloud is easy to […]


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 […]


Cloud Clients

Spotify and Google Cloud expand tech partnership for AI-led user experience improvement push

November 16, 2023

Via: Computer Weekly

Music streaming service Spotify is digging deeper into the portfolio of its long-standing technology partner Google Cloud to explore how its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools can help boost the experience for its 574 million-strong user base. Since […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Why you must extend Zero Trust to public cloud workloads

November 8, 2023

Via: CIO

Today, many organizations are embracing the power of the public cloud by shifting their workloads to them. A recent study shows that 98% of IT leaders have adopted a public cloud infrastructure. Additionally, 58% of these organizations use between two […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

The impact of public cloud price hikes

November 7, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

The growth and success of cloud computing are undeniable. Also undeniable are concerns about increasing prices that have surfaced with this growth, especially as generative AI and associated development are on everyone’s to-do list. Price hikes are inevitable. Those that […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Infrastructure teams need multi-cloud networking and security guardrails

October 25, 2023

Via: Network World

Public cloud migration long ago wrested control over digital infrastructure from network and security teams, but now is the time for those groups to retake the initiative. Cloud operations and DevOps groups will never cede ground, but they will welcome […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Google Cloud fails to cash in on generative AI

October 25, 2023

Via: Computerworld

The explosive growth in the demand for generative AI has been a big revenue driver for public clouds. However, while some cloud players are reaping the benefits of user demand, Google Cloud seems to be failing to cash in on […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Generative AI and migrations to the public cloud

October 13, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

I’m beginning to see articles about how generative AI technology can assist in cloud migration. We’ve already covered generative AI’s role in cloud architecture; this is really about better automating the migration of applications from enterprise data centers to public […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Ofcom cloud report: What interventions could the CMA take against AWS and Microsoft?

October 6, 2023

Via: Computer Weekly

Ofcom’s year-long probe into the inner workings of the UK public cloud infrastructure market has concluded with an instruction from the communications regulator for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to investigate the sector further. Ofcom’s work uncovered three types […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Threat Hunting in the Public Cloud: A Practical Guide

September 28, 2023

Via: Cloud Tweaks

Threat hunting is a proactive cybersecurity process where specialists, known as threat hunters, search through networks and datasets to identify threats that existing automated security solutions may have missed. It’s about thinking like the attacker, anticipating their moves and countering […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Scottish government readies cloud platform to aid public sector take-up of AWS and Microsoft Azure

August 31, 2023

Via: Computer Weekly

The Scottish Government Digital Directorate is launching its Cloud Platform Service (CPS), which aims to make it easier for the public sector to procure Amazon and Microsoft public cloud services. Details about the CPS began emerging late last year with […]


Global Cloud

VMware Cloud gains faster ransomware recovery, expanded management capabilities

August 22, 2023

Via: Network World

VMware announced a raft of improvements to its VMware Cloud platform at this week’s VMware Explore conference in Las Vegas. Previously, VMware’s on-premises private cloud solution, VMware Cloud Foundation, and its public cloud offerings were managed separately. Now, enterprises will […]


Global Cloud

Annual public cloud revenue reaches half a trillion dollars

July 7, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Global revenue generated by public cloud services topped the $500 billion mark in 2022, according to new data released this week by research firm IDC. The actual figure was $545.8 billion, IDC’s research found, a sum that represents a 22.9% […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Microsoft slammed for hitting European cloud users with ‘unfair, additional’ charges

June 23, 2023

Via: Computer Weekly

European enterprises and public sector organisations are spending billions of pounds extra each year for the privilege of running software they own in the Microsoft Azure public cloud, suggests research published by non-profit Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE). […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Cloud computing is no longer a slam dunk

June 23, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (PPI) reported a 3.9% month-over-month decline in the cost of host computers and servers. Cloud services saw prices increase by 2.3%. This happened after the third quarter of 2022. The overall PPI […]


Cloud Clients

Cabinet Office updates decade-old public cloud-first mandate for central government

June 22, 2023

Via: Computer Weekly

The UK government’s public cloud-first policy has undergone its first major update in a decade, with the guidance now urging central government departments to “challenge themselves” to source services from a wider range of providers to prevent supplier lock-in. Introduced […]


Global Cloud

6 finops best practices to reduce cloud costs

June 12, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

Some devops teams wait to optimize their applications for cost considerations until reports and invoices show higher-than-expected charges, or when cloud costs scale faster than expected. Others carefully consider the cost to run and scale infrastructure during a project’s design […]