Sopra Banking Software and AWS expand work to bring banks to the cloud

Sopra Banking Software (SBS) has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS.

The ISV program helps AWS Partners drive new business and accelerate sales cycles by directly connecting participating ISVs with the AWS sales organization. Since 2016, SBS has been working with AWS to power its digital, cloud-native banking platforms for...

NVIDIA GTC roundup: Next-gen data centres and cloud provider partnerships

NVIDIA’s 2024 GTC event, taking place through March 21, saw the usual plethora of announcements one would expect from a major tech conference. One stood out, from founder and CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote: the next-generation Blackwell GPU architecture, enabling organisations to build and run real-time generative AI on trillion-parameter large language models.

“The future is generative… which is why this is a brand new industry,” Huang told attendees. “The way we compute...

Flexera 2024 State of the Cloud: Cost optimisation, FinOps and GenAI key takeaways

Flexera has admitted that 2024 is a ‘complex’ year for cloud adoption as the company publishes its latest State of the Cloud report – and while cost optimisation remains key, sustainability is slowly emerging as an important differentiator.

The report – the 13th – is often regarded as a benchmark study for the industry, with the IT and cloud management provider polling more than 750 decision makers around usage and trends.

Some trends are practically at the...

Vonage and AWS leverage communications and network APIs to deliver solutions

Vonage, a specialist in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation and a part of Ericsson, has collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate the availability of new solutions to millions of AWS developers through AWS Marketplace.  

This collaboration will bring together Vonage’s platform, which is based on communications APIs and network APIs that connect to communications service provider (CSP) networks, Ericsson’s 5G network...

UK cloud consultancy Rebura acquired by global tech distributor Westcon-Comstor

Cloud consultancy Rebura, which specialises in supporting AWS cloud migrations and modernisations across the UK, Nordics and central Europe, has been acquired by global technology distributor Westcon-Comstor.

Founded in 2017, London-based Rebura supports companies of all sizes as they build and optimise their apps and workloads on AWS, increasing productivity, scalability, cost efficiency and security.

A qualified and fully accredited AWS advanced service partner and...

AWS re:Invent roundup: Next-gen chips, Amazon Q, and speedy S3

AWS re:Invent, which has been taking place from November 27 and runs to December 1, has had its usual plethora of announcements: a total of 21 at time of print.

Perhaps not surprisingly, given the huge potential impact of generative AI – ChatGPT officially turns one year old today – a lot of focus has been on the AI side for AWS’ announcements, including a major partnership inked with NVIDIA across infrastructure, software, and services.

Yet there has been plenty...

AWS and SoftwareOne collaborate on RISE with SAP

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SoftwareOne Holding AG, a global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions, have partnered to help customers transition to RISE with SAP on an AWS cloud environment.

Called the Ready for RISE on AWS bundle, it combines SoftwareOne’s deep SAP advisory and implementation knowledge with AWS technologies to expedite a client’s SAP transformation journey.

The collaboration comes at a time when there is growing pressure...

HCLSoftware collaborates with AWS to provide SaaS products on AWS

HCLSoftware, a provider of enterprise software solutions, has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with AWS that will allow customers to consume the HCLSoftware portfolio as cloud native SaaS in AWS Marketplace simplifying their procurement and deployment process. 

With Cloud-native architectures leveraging Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service, HCLSoftware portfolio can seamlessly integrate into customers' existing cloud environments, ensuring compatibility, scalability, and...

AWS and Twilio deepen relationship to power customer engagement

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Twilio, a customer engagement platform, have extended their longstanding strategic work together that will place powerful artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at the fingertips of Twilio customers.

This news follows the recent announcement of Twilio CustomerAI. With its CustomerAI technology layer, Twilio powerfully combines customer engagement platform data, generative and predictive AI, and large language models (LLMs) to unlock stronger...

AWS to put $13 billion into India cloud infrastructure by 2030

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to invest 1,05,600 crores (US $12.7 billion) into the Indian cloud infrastructure market by 2030 to meet growing customer demand in the country.

The investment, announced at the AWS Summit in Mumbai, is planned to be for India’s data centre infrastructure and will support more than 130,000 full-time equivalent jobs in Indian businesses each year, ranging from construction and engineering, to telecoms.

Alongside the building...