Renewable energy deal aims to take Google’s UK operations to 90% carbon-free by 2025

Moray East wind farm.

Google UK has claimed it will operate at, or near, 90% carbon-free energy (CFE) on an hourly basis in 2025, from a projected 67%, thanks to a new offshore wind energy deal with ENGIE – 100 MW of carbon-free energy from Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. 

This milestone brings Google closer to its overarching goal of operating on carbon-free energy by 2030 across its UK offices and cloud regions. By achieving this goal, every Gmail sent, every Search query asked and...

Building a better business: 5 key stages for product lifecycle success

People building a house.

Amir Jerbi, CTO of Aqua Security, explores how best to ensure new products hit their mark from day one – and continue to evolve and succeed.

History is littered with failed product launches, which, despite significant investment, simply haven’t paid off. From New Coke in the 80s to the Apple Newton in the 90s to the more recent collapse of the billion-dollar Quibi microstreaming platform, there are plenty of examples of how big businesses have misread their market and consumer...

Acxiom joins Salesforce AppExchange to transform personalised experiences

Customer intelligence company Acxiom has joined the Salesforce AppExchange Genie Collection, empowering brands to better understand their customers, drive personalisation at scale and unlock new opportunities that accelerate business growth.

Brands today are expected to know their customers, anticipate their needs, and engage in ways that are personalised, relevant, and contextual. A data-first approach is key to meeting these expectations, and Salesforce Customer Data Platform...

Asda chooses Veeam to mitigate risk of multi-million-pound retail downtime

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Asda has selected Veeam Availability Suite to provide effective backup and restore for mission-critical systems.

Following its divestiture from Walmart in early 2021, the supermarket chain has taken responsibility for protecting the large, virtualised infrastructure that underpins its business, and Veeam, a specialist in backup, recovery and data management solutions, has enabled it to do this without sending IT headcount soaring.

Asda’s business model relies heavily...

IBM helps clients modernise VMware workloads with speed

IBM has rolled out IBM Cloud for VMware as a Service, a combination of IBM’s hybrid cloud strategy and VMware capabilities that is helping global clients and partners modernise their workloads and expedite time to value in hybrid cloud environments.

The update builds on IBM's 20-year partnership with VMware, expanding upon one of the broadest portfolios of VMware solutions in market with the general availability of a new, IBM-managed, offering designed to help enterprises...

VMware and Equinix expand global cloud services offering

Equinix and VMware have enhanced their global relationship to deliver new digital infrastructure and multi-cloud services.

At VMware Explore 2022 Europe in Barcelona today, the companies unveiled VMware Cloud on Equinix Metal, a new distributed cloud service that will deliver a more performant, secure, and cost-effective cloud option to support enterprise applications.

The service will combine VMware-managed and supported cloud infrastructure as a service with...

Alibaba Cloud launches ModelScope platform

Jeff Zhang, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, started its recent annual Apsara Conference by announcing the launch of  ModelScope.

This is an open-source Model-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform that comes with hundreds of AI models, including large pre-trained models for global developers and researchers. During its flagship conference, the cloud provider also introduced a range of serverless database products and upgraded its integrated data...

Mambu extends cloud approach with three major cloud providers

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Mambu, a SaaS cloud banking platform, has announced general availability across three leading cloud providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, expanding its global market reach.

The fintech’s cloud approach allows complete flexibility for customers to meet ambitious expansion plans seamlessly, giving customers the choice to use the most secure, reliable and high-performance technology stack available. Mambu customers have a choice of provider based on...

Bloomberg makes Data License content available on Google Cloud

Bloomberg has made its Data License content available on Google Cloud, enabling customers globally to receive content natively through cloud technology, which it claims dramatically reduces the time to integrate data and derive insights. 

Building upon Bloomberg’s existing relationship with Google Cloud and the successful launch of access to its real-time data service, B-PIPE, Data License customers now have the ability to receive Bloomberg OneData content, including reference,...

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...