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From capex to opex: Ensuring the cloud shift optimises costs

The pandemic has thrown many organisations’ three- or five-year IT planning cycles into disarray. The sudden need to switch entire office-based workforces to remote working means that many organisations have had...

AWS announces Switzerland data centre region with 2022 launch date

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of a data centre region in Switzerland, joining its rivals in the country and taking its total number of geographic regions to 24....

Google Cloud hits $3.44bn in latest revenues – as more detail is promised for...

Google Cloud has posted $3.44 billion (£2.62bn) in its third quarter revenues at a growth of 44% year over year – but future earnings releases will see more detail as the...

AWS posts $11.6 billion revenues in record-breaking quarter, up 29% year on year

Amazon Web Services (AWS) secured revenues of $11.6 billion (£8.94bn) for its most recent quarter comprising 12% of Amazon’s overall revenue and the largest in absolute figures ever posted. AWS revenue...

Microsoft sees strong growth in latest financials – as analyst puts Azure bigger than...

Microsoft has reported revenues of $37.2 billion (£28.8bn) for its most recent quarter with Azure revenue growth at 48% – as one analyst argued Azure has overtaken Windows numbers for the...

Five ways to better IT spending through the cloud for a post-pandemic era

For many businesses, the impact of Covid-19 has brought the benefits and limitations of their IT landscape into focus. As companies look ahead to a post-pandemic era, many will need to...

IKEA cites ‘data analytics revolution’ in Google Cloud partnership to aid Covid transformation

IKEA has expanded upon how its cloud and digital transformation journey has accelerated as a result of Covid-19 – and the ‘data analytics revolution’ that has resulted. Speaking at a Google...

Head in the cloud: Why media production teams are adopting cloud-based solutions for a...

Sponsored “Change is inevitable … growth is optional,” says John C Maxwell, internationally recognised leadership expert and best-selling author. As a renowned leadership guru, Maxwell may have been talking in general...

Understanding XGVela: Bringing more power to 5G with cloud-native telco PaaS

A platform as a service (PaaS) model of cloud computing brings lots of power to the end users. It provides a platform to the end customers to develop, run, and manage...

Reducing identity and access security risks in cloud infrastructures: A guide

Organisations understand the business value of cloud environments like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), but many haven’t realised how these infrastructures increasingly place the onus...

Microsoft adds Austria cloud data centre region to European footprint

Microsoft has announced it is building its first data centre region in Austria to continue its European expansion – two weeks after the company unveiled plans to expand in Greece. The...

Covid-19 acceleration contributes to $1 trillion cloud ecosystem by 2024, says IDC

The Covid-19 pandemic will continue to drive a faster conversion to cloud-based IT – and according to a new analysis from IDC, the market for cloud services and the wider ecosystem...

20,000 petabytes under the sea: Exploring the potential of underwater data centres

Humans have become very good at polluting vast areas of the planet by dumping waste in the sea, so perhaps it’s about time that something we put in the sea has...

Nokia signs up with Google Cloud to migrate on-prem data centres

Another day, another telecoms win for one of the major cloud providers. Google Cloud and Nokia have announced a five-year strategic collaboration where the network giant will migrate its on-premise infrastructure...

Analysing AWS’ 2020 product releases: CodeGuru, App2Container, Honeycode, and more

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is always busy introducing new services, enhancing existing ones, and, quite often, driving trends. However, the company has upped its game even more in recent months. In...

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