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Major tech firms benefit from strong demand for cloud computing solutions - study
"These companies have been agile in rolling out new operational and strategic plans to continuously serve customers in new-normal situations."
Cloud breaches set to increase in velocity and scale - Accurics
“While the adoption of cloud native infrastructure such as containers, serverless, and servicemesh is fuelling innovation, misconfigurations are becoming commonplace and creating serious risk exposure for organisations."
Nutanix launches solutions designed to empower IT teams working remotely
Nutanix has launched new solutions for cloud infrastructure management, enabling IT teams to deploy, upgrade and troubleshoot cloud software from anywhere, whether at home or from a central office location.
Cloud IT infrastructure spending on the rise in 1Q20 - IDC
However, investments in traditional, non-cloud, infrastructure plunged 16.3% year over year.
NTT: Businesses face cybersecurity risk due to surge in obsolete network devices
Investment in the cloud is outpacing organisations' on-premises infrastructure spend, as businesses move applications to multi-cloud environments.
Google Cloud & VMware reach 'milestone' for customer cloud journeys
A new first-party offering will allow customers to run VMware environments directly within Google Cloud.
Catalyst Cloud comments on Microsoft’s new Kiwi data centre
Having greater choice for local options enables New Zealand companies to partake in the global trend for multi-cloud, according to Catalyst Cloud, Kiwi cloud solutions provider.
Zoom picks Oracle as its newest cloud provider in bid to meet demand
“We explored multiple platforms, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was instrumental in helping us quickly scale our capacity and meet the needs of our new users."
IDC: 4Q19 picks up cloud infrastructure market
The 12.4% year-over-year growth in 4Q19 brought the full year into positive territory with annual growth of 2.1% and total spending of $66.8 billion.
NGNY brings cloud services to Aboriginal businesses with iland
Ngakkan Nyaagu (NGNY) is partnering with iland to bring cloud infrastructure, backup and disaster recovery services to Australian-based businesses.
Google Cloud says it's ready for the coming strain on infrastructure
The cloud giant says that they are working with governments and network operators around the world to minimise stress on the system.
Lack of skills holding back digital transformation
“A successful digital transformation means ensuring the right blend of skills across an organisation and the empowerment of the IT department to make a positive difference."
Equinix taps Oracle Exadata to bolster performance improvement
According to Equinix, it has experienced major improvements in transaction processing and data warehouse analytics.
IT spending impacted by Coronavirus and declining PC sales, IDC finds
“Much of this year's growth is dependent on a positive smartphone cycle as the year progresses, but this is under threat from disruption caused by the Coronavirus crisis."
LogicMonitor acquires AIOps company Unomaly
Aims to use new tech to enhance observability, help IT pinpoint log issues faster and drive intelligent action.
IT contracts worth $48.5bn up for renewal in APAC
"A major portion of the contracts expiring in 2020 are in the infrastructure outsourcing and business process outsourcing areas."
IDC lowers cloud spending forecast amidst global slowdown
IDC has lowered its forecast for total cloud infrastructure spending for 2019 as the market enters a slowdown period.
OVHcloud takes partner programme global
The programme is aimed to support end customers to bring added value to cloud infrastructure solutions.
VMware expands telco and edge portfolio for CSPs
VMware’s telco and edge cloud portfolio has grown even larger, as the company announces a major portfolio expansion today.
Magic Quadrant gives insight into ongoing Cloud Wars
Microsoft and Google join top dog AWS in the Leaders quadrant, while Alibaba Cloud, IBM and Oracle are coming up as Niche Players.
Virtuozzo updates hyperconverged infrastructure platform
Virtuozzo Infrastructure Platform combines compute, networking, storage and management in an software-based solution.
Cloud infrastructure revenue rises, despite spending drop
Dell, HPE, Cisco, Lenovo, and Inspur are just some of the cloud IT vendors that have taken a slice of rapidly expanding cloud infrastructure revenue, despite cloud IT infrastructure spending on the decline.
Spending on India’s IT services to reach US$19b in 2019
The IT services industry in India continues to soar with demand from end-users showing little signs of abating.
Amazon still safely ahead of chasing pack in cloud infrastructure market
Despite Microsoft, Google, Alibaba and Tencent all substantially outpacing the overall market, Amazon is still clearly in front.