Tag: cloud services

Global Cloud

Regulators sound out users on cloud services competition concerns

May 24, 2024

Via: Network World

Research by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has uncovered concerns that cloud users’ established commitments with hyperscalers may limit their future cloud computing options. Public cloud infrastructure services were referred to the CMA for a market investigation by […]

Global Cloud

Is generative AI bringing back private clouds?

May 17, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

According to Forrester’s Infrastructure Cloud Survey in 2023, 79% of about 1,300 enterprise cloud decision-makers surveyed said their organizations are implementing private clouds. Additionally, IDC forecasts that global spending on private, dedicated cloud services, including hosted private clouds, will hit […]

Service Models

Do you need to repatriate from the cloud?

April 25, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Buzz is building around the idea that it’s time to claw back our cloud services and once more rebuild the company data center. Repatriation. It’s the act of moving work out of cloud and back to on-premises or self-managed hardware. […]

Cloud Security, Service Models

US government blames 2023 Exchange breach on ‘preventable’ security failures by Microsoft

April 3, 2024

Via: CSO Online

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a critical assessment of Microsoft’s security protocols in the wake of the summer 2023 Exchange Online breach, concluding that security failures within Microsoft created the conditions that allowed Chinese state-backed hacking […]

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, […]

Global Cloud

Dutch organisations start building a federated European cloud

March 5, 2024

Via: Computer Weekly

The European Commission (EC) approved the Project of Common European Interest – Cloud Infrastructure and Services (IPCEI-CIS) programme in late 2023. In this programme, around 100 companies and knowledge institutes from 12 EU countries will cooperate on developing new and […]

Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

Cisco, Hitachi deliver managed hybrid cloud services

January 31, 2024

Via: Network World

Cisco and Hitachi Vantara have unveiled the first fruits of their partnership, signed last year, that aims to bring managed as-a-service offerings to enterprise customers with hybrid cloud environments. The joint offering, Hitachi EverFlex with Cisco Powered Hybrid Cloud, includes […]

Global Cloud

AWS to invest $15 billion in Japan to expand its cloud infra by 2027

January 19, 2024

Via: Network World

Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Friday said it is committing about $15.24 billion to expand its cloud infrastructure in Japan by 2027 in order to meet growing customer demand for its cloud services, including generative AI. The company made its […]

Global Cloud

Forecasting Cloud Trends in 2024

December 13, 2023

Via: Cloud Tweaks

The past few years have rapidly accelerated cloud adoption and impacted the overall IT landscape. Wider cloud adoption has enabled more enterprises to take advantage of the cloud’s myriad benefits, but companies are still in the process of streamlining their […]

Global Cloud

Microsoft leaves SME resellers in the dark over Cloud Compute 2 framework snub

December 4, 2023

Via: Computer Weekly

Microsoft has been accused of leaving its SME IT supplier partners in the dark over a decision to ban the resale of its cloud services though a newly-launched government procurement framework. More than a week has passed since Computer Weekly […]

Global Cloud

How SMBs can take advantage of the cloud—and avoid common mistakes

November 28, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

In our post-pandemic, digital world, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have migrated to the cloud in droves to take advantage of the same tools and efficiencies as large-scale enterprises. Still, according to Accenture, basic cloud adoption across all businesses is […]

Global Cloud

Leverage Cloud-based Technology to Expand Business Opportunities

November 21, 2023

Via: Cloud Tweaks

It’s no secret that the cloud has changed the way business is conducted and operated – and there’s no reason to think this transformation will slow down. Gartner anticipates worldwide spending on cloud services will grow 20.7% to $591.8 billion […]

Cloud Security

Next-Generation Threats: Securing Multi-Cloud Environment

November 8, 2023

Via: Cloud Tweaks

Using cloud services from multiple cloud service providers is the fundamental tenet of a multi-cloud environment. With multi-cloud, businesses can supervise different projects from several cloud service providers in different cloud environments. Multi-cloud is known for its cost-effectiveness and adaptability […]

Global Cloud

Do you still need a degree to be a cloud pro?

October 27, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

At the end of the 20th century, high school students knew the rules to get ahead. Rule number 1: Any well-paying professional job requires a four-year college degree. Rule number 2: A degree from the right school opens more doors. […]

Global Cloud

DEAC and DLC: Delivering sustainable cloud services to the Baltics and beyond

October 23, 2023

Via: CIO

Andris Gailitis, the CEO of European Data Center Operator DEAC and Data Logistics Center (DLC), is quick to point out that the companies’ commitment to sustainability is heartfelt and genuine. Part of Baltic Rezo, both companies provide enterprises in the […]

Global Cloud

UK regulator launches antitrust probe into Microsoft and Amazon cloud services

October 5, 2023

Via: Computerworld

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is set to launch an investigation into the country’s cloud computing market, after a new report from the communications regulator uncovered a number of market features that it said could limit competition among […]

Global Cloud

Do you need both cloud architects and cloud engineers?

October 3, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

Cloud architecture is a high-level design that outlines the overall structure and components of a cloud-based system and how those components interrelate, considering scalability, availability, security, and performance. It defines how various cloud services and resources are integrated to meet […]

Private Cloud

iCloud gets a makeover with a revamped look and quality-of-life upgrades

September 29, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Following updates to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, it’s now iCloud’s turn as Apple is redesigning the website as well as introducing a variety of new features. It’s not a complete overhaul for iCloud mind you, as the quick-glance widgets from […]

Global Cloud

Why Cloud Will Remain Dominant: 4 Reasons

September 20, 2023

Via: eWeek

Cloud computing is having a moment. No longer an emerging trend, Gartner predicts public cloud service and user spending to grow nearly 22%, totaling more than $597 billion in 2023, up from $491 billion in 2022. Gartner also reports that […]

Global Cloud

Microsoft, Oracle tighten multicloud alliance, ease data migrations

September 15, 2023

Via: CIO Dive

Microsoft will install Oracle Exadata and related database hardware in its Azure data centers as part of an expanded multicloud integration partnership, the two companies announced Thursday. Oracle Database@Azure gives customers access to database services running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure […]