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Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Alibaba cuts cloud prices in global market play

April 8, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

Alibaba faces an uphill battle globally. Mainland China’s largest hyperscaler has a commanding 39% share of its $9.7 billion domestic public cloud market but has struggled to gain traction in other regions, according to John Dinsdale, chief analyst and research […]


Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid makes a comeback as cloud strategies mature

March 25, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

Hybrid IT environments were an inherent symptom of initial migrations from on-prem data centers. But as companies push forward with cloud adoption, hybrid has become part of broader optimization strategies. “Enterprise workloads – including their applications and data – often […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Oracle Cloud: A discussion about public cloud, dedicated regions and Alloy

March 21, 2024

Via: Computer Weekly

Pradeep Vincent is the chief technical architect and senior vice-president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). His role involves internal engineering of all the services in OCI. At Oracle Cloud World in London earlier this month, Vincent talked about the work […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Why public cloud providers are cutting egress fees

March 15, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Public cloud providers are often loathed for charging data transfer or “egress fees” for removing data from a specific cloud provider. If you move data out of a cloud provider, there’s a cost; for instance, you move inventory data from […]


Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud, Public Cloud

Costs, not security, worry enterprise leaders most as cloud estates multiply

March 12, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

Enterprise cost scrutiny tends to follow fast on the heels of spending spikes. In cloud, a migration boom coupled with economic uncertainty drove organizations to clear a path to optimization through a tangle of thorny billing practices and overgrown systems. […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Are the different public clouds really that different?

March 8, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

In the rapidly evolving landscape of IaaS cloud computing, public cloud providers are increasingly reaching feature and function parity. This means they are beginning to look alike. Before you keyboard warriors remind me that some obscure feature in the object […]


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 […]