Ministry of Defence (MoD) engages Netcompany to migrate pivotal apps into MODCloud

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Netcompany, an international IT services company, has migrated 47 Ministry of Defence (MoD) applications from a legacy private cloud environment to MODCloud.

These applications include the armed forces websites and many more, used by hundreds of thousands of users.

A key objective for the migration was to deliver greater flexibility to manage and engineer applications, enabling app owners to scale use, giving greater resilience and cyber security. It will also deliver...

Data sprawl creates risk as personal app use in business continues to rise

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Cloud app use within organisations has continued to rise, already increasing 35% since the beginning of 2022, with an average company of 500-2,000 users uploading, creating, sharing or storing data in 138 different apps, and using an average of 1,558 distinct cloud apps each month.

This is according to Netskope, a specialist in Security Service Edge (SSE) and Zero Trust, which has released new research detailing the proliferation of cloud apps used within businesses...

British Army chooses Hadean to build cloud distributed simulation Pathfinder

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Deep tech start-up Hadean has been awarded a contract to help build and scale a cloud distributed simulation demonstrator for the British Army.

This Pathfinder agreement marks Hadean's first direct commitment with military end-users and sets the scene for the wider introduction and application of cloud-based computing in the MOD's Defence Synthetic Environment Platform (DSEP), and Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP).

Harnessing Hadean's Web 3.0...

Alibaba launches ‘Data-as-a-Service’ firm Lingyang

Alibaba has spun out a “Data-as-a-Service” (DaaS) business called Lingyang Intelligent Service Company.

Lingyang will offer solutions to enterprises that were initially developed for Alibaba.

“The launch of the new firm is an important step taken by Alibaba after long-term consideration,” said Daniel Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba.

The team behind Lingyang has vast experience supporting Alibaba’s Double 11 Data Big Screen and 88VIP initiatives....

Aqua Security creates first unified scanner for cloud native security

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Aqua Security, a pure-play cloud native security provider, has unveiled multiple updates to Aqua Trivy, which it says makes it the world’s first unified scanner for cloud native security.

Consolidating multiple scanning tools into a single tool, it is now the most comprehensive vulnerability and misconfigurations scanner for cloud native applications and infrastructure. Trivy is also being integrated into the Aqua Platform as Trivy Premium, through which customers can take...

Dell Technologies expands multi-cloud experiences

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Dell Technologies is delivering new cloud experiences to help customers manage and protect applications across data centres and multi-cloud environments.

These new offerings are designed to help organisations easily store, protect and control their data and applications across an increasing number of platforms and locations.

Chuck Whitten, co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies, said: “Our customers want help reducing complexity and are seeking solutions that...

BT signs five-year deal with AWS as cloud provider for internal apps

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BT’s Digital unit has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) to be its preferred internal apps cloud provider as part of its drive to transform legacy infrastructure and internal applications to a new cloud-first architecture.

The effort will help accelerate BT’s plans to build and innovate faster on a new suite of digital products and services and reduce costs in IT maintenance, delivering more value for its Consumer, Enterprise, Global and Openreach customers.

This...

Cloud application delivery: Still a work in progress for many

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It’s hard to overstate the key role of application reliability and performance for today’s organisations. To compete effectively and grow in modern digital markets, businesses must meet high customer expectations for a great experience. Hybrid workplace strategies and work-from-home policies make it all the more critical to deliver a consistent high-quality experience wherever people work. Rising cyberthreats and an expanding attack surface call for a heightened...

VMware cross-cloud services available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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VMware has announced the availability of VMware Cross-Cloud services on Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure.

VMware customers can take advantage of the trusted Azure cloud platform to accelerate application modernization, migrate workloads faster to the cloud, and more securely and efficiently scale virtual desktops to support a distributed workforce.

VMware Cross-Cloud services is a family of multi-cloud...

Importance of cloud labelling increasing in global supply chains

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Almost three quarters (73%) of companies believe the cloud will be the preferred method for labelling applications within the next three years.

This is according to an annual report published by Loftware, a software company specialising in enterprise labelling and artwork management solutions.

The figure compares to just 50% of respondents reporting their company’s likelihood of adopting a cloud-based solution a year ago.

The global report (‘Top 5 Trends in...