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Public Cloud
Cloud adoption still a work in progress, NetApp finds
NetApp has announced the results of the annual Cloud Infrastructure Report based on a survey of public cloud business and IT decision makers.
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ICT
Raring to return: could ICT professionals who’ve been out of the workforce help solve the talent shortage?
Supporting rusty but willing workers to brush up on their skills can be a win-win, says Class Ltd chief technology officer, Alexis Rouch.
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Digital Transformation
Nipa Cloud chooses Juniper to fast-track digital transformation
Cloud services provider Nipa has chosen AI-driven networks vendor Juniper to accelerate digital transformation across Thailand's businesses.
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Oracle
Oracle announces growing success of Oracle Cloud Lift Services
"With Oracle Cloud Lift Services, customers can take advantage of Oracle's experts to guide their migrations and get their critical workloads successfully running on OCI."
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Canalys
Cloud infrastructure services continue to be in high demand
Cloud infrastructure services continued to be in high demand in Q3 2021, according to new data from Canalys.
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Cloud
Business leaders struggle with decision to keep or ditch early cloud investments
"The hybrid cloud market is moving so fast that first-generation providers are having difficulty adapting to emerging requirements."
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Cloud infrastructure
Cloud infrastructure spending drops - report
The decrease comes after six quarters of year-over-year growth, and most notably compares to the 39.1% annual growth seen by the market in 2Q20.
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OVH
OVHcloud scales Database as a Service catalogue for better cloud support
"OVHcloud managed database solutions offer customers of all sizes a trusted cloud alternative to improve their operational efficiency while keeping full control over their data."
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IDC spending guides
ANZ IT spending higher than ever, despite disruptive lockdowns - IDC report
Most A/NZ businesses continue to invest in technology despite pandemic, with IT spending levels set to be higher in 2021 than ever before. 
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Multi Cloud
How adopting a multi-cloud strategy can deliver significant business advantages
Rather than being wedded to a single provider, different clouds are used to support particular workloads, writes Kong field chief technology officer for APAC Brad Drysdale.
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Cybersecurity
Security vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure on the rise
"As more enterprises are modernising their industrial processes by connecting them to the cloud, they are also giving threat actors more ways to compromise industrial operations through ransomware and extortion attacks."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Ingram Micro Cloud achieves 200 AWS certifications
"Building the best cloud infrastructure requires deep technical knowledge and experience."
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Cybersecurity
Fortinet expands security services to protect digital infrastructure
“As the digital attack surface expands with billions of edges that need to be protected, organisations are struggling to support an array of point security solutions and disparate services."
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Google Cloud
Google Cloud announces new Cloud region opening in Melbourne
Melbourne has joined the existing 26 regions connected via the Google Cloud high-performance global network.
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Cloud infrastructure
IDC: Cloud infrastructure spending held strong in Q1 2021
Cloud infrastructure spending reached $15.1 billion in 2021’s first quarter, representing an increase of 12.5% year over year, according to the analyst firm.
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Talend
Talend expands in APAC region with Sydney-based cloud infrastructure
Talend states its new cloud data infrastructure will provide Australian enterprises with confidence and clarity into their data while addressing regional data sovereignty, privacy, residency, and performance requirements.
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Cybersecurity
Prisma Cloud updates help to fight alert fatigue
Palo Alto Networks has launched updates to Prisma Cloud, the company’s cloud security posture management (CSPM) solution.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Cloud infrastructure spend exceeded $40 billion in Q1 2021 — report
“Cloud emerged as a winner across all sectors over the last year, basically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of lockdowns."
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Customer experience
How cloud silos are holding organisations back
It’s important to work with a storage specialist that can map a path to a successful hybrid, multi-cloud strategy that ultimately delivers results in digital transformation projects.
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R&D
Zscaler expands CIEM solutions with Trustdome acquisition
Zscaler, the cloud security company, has officially entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trustdome, a Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) company.
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Edge Computing
Peeling back the layers of the edge
Red Hat’s broad portfolio provides the connectivity, integration, and infrastructure as the basis for the platform, application, and developer services.
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Multi Cloud
Five ways ADCs simplify apps’ transition to the cloud
Not only are businesses transitioning to the cloud, but they’re also adopting a multi-cloud strategy. According to survey results by Flexera, 93% of organisations have adopted a hybrid cloud strategy.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Cloud infrastructure spending reaches almost $40b in 2020's final quarter
AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud lead the cloud provider market, accounting for 65% of total cloud spend in the quarter.
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Cloud
Palo Alto announces new cloud location in Australia
The move will allow regional organisations in Australia to utilise several of Palo Alto’s high-performance solutions, as well as enabling these organisations to store their logs within Australian borders, the company says.