Co-op to transition from data centres to cloud with TCS

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has expanded its partnership with The Co-operative Group Limited (Co-op), one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives with interests across food, funerals, insurance and legal services, to adopt a cloud first strategy that will support the group’s business growth.  

TCS has been the strategic partner to Co-op for the past 14 years, supporting a number of business-critical and workplace transformations. These include their retail business...

Crusoe unveils data centre expansion with atNorth in Iceland

atNorth, a Nordic colocation, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence service provider, has collaborated with Crusoe Energy Systems LLC (“Crusoe”) to colocate Crusoe Cloud GPUs in atNorth’s ICE02 data centre in Iceland.

This is Crusoe’s first project in Europe and the arrangement advances Crusoe’s mission to align the future of computing with the future of the climate by powering Crusoe’s high-performance computing infrastructure with clean energy...

2023 State of Tech in Biopharma report reveals tech strategies in era of data and AI 

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Benchling has launched its inaugural 2023 State of Tech in Biopharma report, which has shed light on the obstacles that biopharma encounter when striving to fully implement and embrace these technologies. 

The report surveyed 300 R&D and IT experts from biopharma companies large and small to do a first-ever investigation into biopharma’s use of an enabling tech stack — consisting of robotics and automation, connected instruments, R&D data platforms, cloud-based...

Friction between finance and tech leaders prevents companies from controlling cloud spend

Vertice, an optimisation platform for SaaS and cloud spend, has unveiled the results of its global survey, 'The State of Cloud Cost Optimisation', which reveals that organisations are being held back from controlling their cloud spending and gaining ROI because of a lack of alignment between finance and tech leaders.

Amidst cloud costs rising by an average of 35% year on year, Vertice surveyed 600 senior finance and tech leaders in the US and UK and found that cutting cloud...

Aruba acquires two hydroelectric power plants in Bergamo, Italy

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Aruba, Italy's largest cloud provider and specialist in data centre, web hosting, e-mail, PEC and domain registration services, has acquired two hydroelectric power plants in the province of Bergamo, near the Global Cloud Data Centre in Ponte San Pietro, with a total capacity of 2MW.

The new hydropower plants - 'Paladina' and 'Ponte Briolo' - share the same water intake on the Brembo river and are joined by a private adduction canal. They join the plant that was already present...

Snowflake becomes available in UK on Microsoft Azure

Snowflake, a data cloud company, has announced Snowflake’s general availability on Microsoft Azure in the UK, driven by high customer demand for local data residency from both the private and public sector in the UK.

Snowflake enables institutions across multiple industries to deploy data and analytical workloads to suit their business-critical needs. With true multi-cloud availability across three major public clouds, organisations can deploy Snowflake’s unique data...

ThousandEyes launches new EU Cloud Region to serve European customer growth

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Cisco ThousandEyes has expanded its global presence with the launch of a new EU Cloud Region.

Ready for operation immediately, the new EU Cloud Region, hosted on an AWS-based data centre in Frankfurt, Germany, will serve the company's growing base of customers using ThousandEyes’ cloud and Internet intelligence technology in the European Union (EU) and the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. 

The past two years have led companies to accelerate their...

Modernising and managing multi-cloud systems

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In the past decade, IT professionals have divided between advocates of control and customisation in private clouds versus developers looking for the standardisation and flexibility of public clouds.

A common perception was that the hyperscalers would host all the applications, and the local data centres and private clouds were going to have a residual role. Developers took the lead in public cloud adoption in their effort to improve the customer experience.

Meanwhile,...

Imperial College and UAE institute partner for cloud security research

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Imperial College London is partnering with the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi to develop a new operating system (OS) designed with cloud security in mind.

According to Professor Peter Pietzuch of the Imperial College Department of Computing, the devices and OS typically used to host cloud services in data centres today have outdated security features.

“Security has not changed much from traditional operating systems that pre-date the internet and...

Oracle joins race to digitise Africa with first data centre in Johannesburg

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Oracle has opened a data centre in South Africa, joining the likes of Amazon and Microsoft in trying to tap into Africa’s growing demand for cloud services.

The cloud infrastructure company will use the new facility to provide services across much of Africa, with the continent becoming Oracle’s 37th “cloud region”.

According to Cherian Varghese, Oracle’s regional managing director for Middle East and Africa, the company has no plans for more data centres in...