VMware sovereign cloud initiative grows to 14 partners

The growing importance of data sovereignty, scrutiny of data access and control, and increasing geo-political friction is leading governments and regulated industries to closely analyse their cloud strategies and evaluate whom may have access to their data.

The VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative helps customers identify and engage with trusted national or regional cloud service providers to meet their unique sovereign cloud requirements. Today, VMware is announcing the expansion of...

Alkira launches free tool to tame cloud bloat

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Cloud networking specialist Alkira has launched Cloud Insights, a free tool to improve the networking and security of enterprise cloud deployments.

Nearly a third (32%) of cloud spending is wasted, according to Flexera’s State of the Cloud Report 2022, which identifies optimisation of existing cloud resources as the top priority for enterprises.

Cloud spending and network complexity accelerated during the pandemic, putting further pressure on businesses to optimise...

Nasuni acquires DBM Cloud Systems’ data mobility technology

Nasuni Corporation, a provider of file data services, has acquired the technology and products of DBM Cloud Systems.

Founded in 2016 by Dixon Doll, Jr., DBM delivers cloud-native data migration technology for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. The acquisition comes on the heels of a $60 million growth equity investment from Sixth Street in March. Dr. Joseph Slember, formerly DBM’s vice president of engineering, has joined Nasuni as vice president of engineering, leading the...

Accenture launches sovereign cloud practice

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Accenture has announced a new worldwide practice to help organisations take advantage of disruptive new technologies in the cloud utilising trusted frameworks, services and controls.

The new Accenture Cloud First Sovereign Practice includes four new sovereign cloud centers in Kronberg, Germany; Trondheim, Norway; Paris and Rome. Located within Accenture Innovation Hubs, these centres bring Accenture industry, security and technology specialists together in collaboration with...

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...

Boeing aims to transform aerospace industry with Google Cloud partnership

Cloud Skills Gap

Google Cloud and Boeing have partnered to support the leading aerospace company's cloud transformation by migrating hundreds of applications across multiple business groups and aerospace products to Google Cloud.

The partnership will enable Boeing to address challenges that come with traditional on-premises IT implementations, taking advantage of the scalability and flexibility of the cloud, along with the ease-of-use and innovation of Google Cloud's data analytics and artificial...

Deloitte and VMware launch strategic distributed cloud practice

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Deloitte and VMware have teamed up to create the Deloitte VMware Distributed Cloud (DVDC) practice to help clients transform their businesses and the industries they serve by more effectively implementing and utilising distributed cloud architectures.

The Deloitte and VMware alliance, and now the strategic DVDC practice, will help clients more effectively and efficiently implement distributed cloud architectures, including public, private and the edge, to deliver impactful...

Fujitsu Computing as a Service launched via public cloud

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Fujitsu has unveiled its new service portfolio, Fujitsu Computing as a Service (CaaS), to accelerate digital transformation (DX) and empower customers globally by offering access to some of the world’s most advanced computing technologies via the cloud for commercial use.

The service encompasses advanced computing resources like Fujitsu’s quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology, the computing technology at the heart of the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku, and...

Data Cloud Alliance created to solve modern digital transformation challenges

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Google Cloud and many of the fastest-growing data, analytics, storage, and database providers in the tech industry have formed an initiative to ensure that global businesses have more seamless access and insights into the data required for digital transformation.

As founding members of the Data Cloud Alliance, Google Cloud, Confluent, Databricks, Dataiku, Deloitte, Elastic, Fivetran, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis and Starburst are committing to make data more portable and accessible...

OVHcloud submits antitrust complaint on Microsoft’s EU cloud services

Antitrust

OVHcloud, a French cloud computing company, has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft to the EU’s top competition regulator, the European Commission.

The complaint, first reported on by the Wall Street Journal, focuses on Microsoft’s licencing of its products, such as its Office software suite. It was filed last summer but has only recently come to light.

OVHcloud says this licencing makes it more expensive to use cloud services that compete with Microsoft...