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Multi Cloud
Cloud is a tool, not a destination
For many years, “cloud” has been thought of as a destination which has led to a misguided strategy that sees an enterprise trying to shift all its applications to a single cloud provider – regardless of the specific needs and nuances of each individual workload.
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Multi Cloud
Survey reveals overwhelming dissatisfaction with cloud providers
Overall, 80% of enterprises said they are so frustrated with their existing provider, they are actively looking to replace them within the next twelve months.
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Sustainability
Johnson Controls creates platform for sustainable future
Johnson Controls has announced an industry-first hyperscale data center platform intended to assist cloud providers in meeting ambitious sustainability goals.
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Data analytics
Databricks launches new Partner Connect portal, extends lakehouse ecosystem
The company states customers can utilise the portal to discover a broad set of validated data, analytics, and AI tools and integrate them with their Databricks lakehouse across multiple cloud providers.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Cloudian extends AWS alliance, bringing greater storage options to businesses
“We’re enhancing our alliance with the number one cloud provider in A/NZ, providing AWS Outposts customers with vital technology that combines secure, exabyte-scalable storage with data sovereignty requirements."
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Cloud
BlackRock and Snowflake enter partnership, look to serve investment management market
BlackRock and Snowflake have entered into a strategic partnership with the shared intention of delivering a next-generation solution for the investment management industry.
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Digital Transformation
Accenture acquires Olikka, looks to become leading AWS and Azure cloud provider
The acquisition extends Accenture’s AWS and Microsoft Azure capabilities, as well as its broader cloud capabilities across Australia and New Zealand.
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Outage
Revealed: COVID-19's impact on internet disruptions
"We saw outages spike to unprecedented levels -- especially among internet service providers who seem to have been more vulnerable to disruptions than cloud providers.”
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Managed Services
OVHcloud launches managed web hosting in APAC
The global cloud provider offers a turnkey solution for resellers and partners in response to the rising demand for digitisation in businesses.
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Google Cloud
Cloudscene launches Google Cloud connectivity map
The Cloud Pathfinder app is designed for enterprises that wish to instantly find service poviders that deliver connectivity to Google Cloud’s global nodes.
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Colocation
Opinion: 3 ways cloud & colocation providers can use renewables
Schneider Electric’s John Powers discusses the renewable revolution that is underway and how providers can jump on board.
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Cloud Services
Cloud providers increasingly jumping into gaming market
Aa number of major cloud service providers are uniquely placed to capitalise on the lucrative cloud gaming market.
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Cloud
SoftwareONE invests in APAC with cloud provider acquisition
The Swiss company has reached an agreement to acquire cloud transformation company RightCloud for an undisclosed amount.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Big cloud providers continue to squeeze out smaller players
Last year saw almost manic growth in revenue for cloud providers as businesses continue to seek the benefits the services can provide.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS and Azure spending big bucks on data centres to get ahead
A new report from Canalys has revealed what the world’s two largest cloud providers have been up to – and they’ve certainly been busy.
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Cloud
Hyperscale data centres surging globally, 132 more on the way
The relentless demand for more data has seen a spike both in the size and number of hyperscale data centres.
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Cloud
More pie for me: Alibaba Cloud’s aggressive EMEA expansion
After elbowing its way into the EMEA market last month, the Chinese cloud provider has now unveiled the full extent of its product portfolio for the region.
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Managed Services
Opinion: Service providers must act now to stay relevant in a cloud-first world
Gartner says if the majority of providers don't act now, in five year's time 75 percent of today's IT service providers will become irrelevant.
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Digital Transformation
South Africa overtakes other nations in leapfrog up cloud curve
The country may have been late to the party when it came to cloud strategies, but the Routed MD says this has resulted in some positives.