Global cloud services spend up 33% to hit $62.3 billion in Q2 2022

Cloud infrastructure services continued to be in high demand in Q2 2022. Worldwide spending increased 33% year on year to $62.3 billion, driven by a range of factors, including demand for data analytics and machine learning, data center consolidation, application migration, cloud-native development and service delivery.

The growing use of industry-specific cloud applications also contributed to the broader horizontal use cases seen across IT transformation. The latest Canalys data...

NatWest Markets partners with Google Cloud to bolster its data capabilities and customer experiences

NatWest signage at Newquay branch.

NatWest Markets has migrated to Google Cloud in order to achieve limitless scalability, power predictive risk modelling with analytics capabilities, and streamline regulatory compliance.

Founded in 2016 as the investment arm of Natwest Group, NatWest Markets helps its corporate and institutional customers manage their financial risks and achieve financial goals while navigating changing markets and regulation. Today, beyond providing products and solutions centred across...

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....

Snowflake celebrates its largest-ever user conference with launch of new innovations

Snowflake Summit 2022 at the Caesars Forum.

Data Cloud company Snowflake has concluded its fourth-annual Snowflake Summit conference, with nearly 9,000 in-person attendees and more than 11,500 registered to watch the virtual event, live in Las Vegas, Nevada in June.

Snowflake Summit 2022 is Snowflake’s largest in-person conference to-date, bringing customers, partners, technical experts, and executives together to explore the power of the Data Cloud. The four-day conference featured four marquee keynote addresses, 275+...

IBM unveils new cloud and AI powered fan experiences for Wimbledon 2022

Tennis players in action at Wimbledon.

IBM and the All England Lawn Tennis Club have revealed new ways in which Wimbledon fans around the world can experience The Championships digitally, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) running on IBM Cloud and hybrid cloud technologies.

Co-created by the All England Club and IBM for Wimbledon.com and the Wimbledon app, the new features join a comprehensive suite of digital fan experiences - including the IBM Power Index with Watson, IBM Match Insights with Watson and...

CoreSite deploys Arrcus Multi-Cloud Networking solution to help build out its Open Cloud Exchange

Arrcus, a hyperscale networking software company and specialist in core-to-edge infrastructure, has announced that CoreSite deployed its Multi-Cloud Networking (MCN) solution to help enable CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange (OCX).

The Open Cloud Exchange is an enterprise network services solution that enables customers to deploy high-performance hybrid architectures in a quick, secure, and economical way. CoreSite is leveraging the ACE MCN solution to extend its software-defined...

Pega expands partnership with Google Cloud to drive digital transformation

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Pegasystems has formed a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to enable joint clients to accelerate their digital transformations with Pega’s low-code enterprise software on Google Cloud’s highly scalable cloud services.

As part of the agreement, Pega will make Pega Cloud applications available on Google Cloud as a fully hosted and managed as-a-service offering. In addition, Pega and Google Cloud will collaborate on addressing new industry-specific use cases and joint...

AMD chooses Google Cloud to provide scale for chip design workloads

Google Cloud and AMD have formed a technology partnership in which AMD will run electronic design automation (EDA) for its chip-design workloads on Google Cloud, further extending the on-premises capabilities of AMD data centese.

AMD will also leverage Google Cloud's global networking, storage, artificial intelligence, and machine learning capabilities to further improve upon its hybrid and multicloud strategy for these EDA workloads.

Scale, elasticity, and efficient...

Multi-access edge computing spend to reach $23 billion globally by 2027

A new study from Juniper Research has predicted that global MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) spend will grow from $8.8 billion in 2022, to $22.7 billion by 2027.

This growth of 260% will be driven by increasing requirements for on-premises machine learning and low-latency connectivity; enabled by 5G technology.

MEC is a network architecture that moves processing power and digital content to mobile network edges to provide lower latency and faster processing to end...

Oracle GoldenGate Monitoring on Amazon AWS for $2 per hour

The Golden Gate bridge

Delivering a powerful range of functionality, Oracle GoldenGate is widely acknowledged as a market-leading data migration and Integration tool, by Gartner. Its credentials are solid and proven – but for many organisations there’s a significant cost challenge.

GoldenGate – the cost of management and monitoring

In addition to a GoldenGate license, users need additional management and monitoring packs to get the full benefits of the solution. As these are based on a...