Oracle reports strong bookings and partners with OpenAI to enhance Microsoft Azure AI platform

Multinational computer technology firm, Oracle, has unveiled details of its latest financial performance, fueled by its commitment to cloud computing and AI.

The company's higher-than-expected bookings and major cloud partnerships reflect continued progress in its efforts to challenge industry leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

Among the notable announcements was Oracle's cloud partnership with OpenAI, Microsoft Corp., and Alphabet Inc.'s Google. These alliances...

Google advances Singapore data centre and cloud region with new expansion

Google advances Singapore data centre and cloud region with new expansion

Google has reached a significant milestone with the completion of its latest data centre and cloud region campus expansion in Singapore.

This expansion brings the tech giant's total investments in technical infrastructure in the country to a staggering US$5 billion, up from US$850 million in 2018. The company now employs over 500 people across its data centres in Singapore.

The announcement was made at the "Sustainable data centres with Google" event, where Dr. Janil...

Google and Microsoft restructures cut jobs in cloud and AI divisions

Google and Microsoft restructure cloud and AI divisions, resulting in job cuts

Business Insider reports that Microsoft is now reportedly reducing staff in the Azure cloud computing division, joining the growing layoffs that have roiled the tech and media space this year.

Teams such as Azure for Operators and Mission Engineering will face hefty job cuts: some insiders report as many as 1,500 redundancies in Azure for Operators alone.

A Microsoft spokesperson said that such organisational changes are necessary for effective business management and...

Amazon negotiates multi-billion Euro cloud investment with Italy, sources report

Amazon negotiates multi-billion Euro cloud investment with Italy, sources report

AWS is in talks with the Italian Government over a multi-billion-euro investment to expand data centres in Italy as part of the tech giant's plan to strengthen its European cloud services.

Specifics are still being finalised, according to a Reuters report, with discussions focusing on the size and location of the investment. One source even mentioned that AWS could look to expand its existing Milan data centre or construct a new site from scratch.

Interestingly,...

NetApp partners with Google Cloud to maximise flexibility for cloud data storage

NetApp, a data infrastructure company, has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to make it easier for organisations to leverage their data for generative AI (GenAI) and other hybrid cloud workloads.

NetApp and Google Cloud are announcing the Flex service level for Google Cloud NetApp Volumes which supports storage volumes of nearly any size. NetApp is also releasing a preview of its GenAI toolkit reference architecture for retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) operations...

VAST Data extends global namespace capabilities to Google Cloud

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VAST Data, a AI data platform company, hads made the VAST Data Platform available with Google Cloud.

By extending the VAST Data Platform's global namespace with Google Cloud, organisations have the flexibility to deploy multi-node VAST Clusters either independently with Google Cloud or in conjunction with on-premises VAST clusters, offering the full suite of platform features to support both hybrid and native Google Cloud environments.

Part of the VAST Data Platform,...

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...

HSBC partners with Google Cloud to grow climate tech ecosystem

HSBC has partnered with Google Cloud to accelerate climate mitigation and resilience through financing and support for companies in the Google Cloud Ready – Sustainability (GCR-Sustainability) programme.

GCR-Sustainability is a validation programme for companies with solutions available on Google Cloud that help customers achieve goals including carbon emission reduction, increased sustainability in value chains, and processing of ESG data to help identify climate...

McDonald’s teams up with Google Cloud for AI and edge use cases

McDonald’s and Google have announced a multi-year global partnership to utilise Google Cloud technology in its restaurants – with a particular focus on generative AI and edge use cases.

The agreement will see updates to various aspects of the McDonald’s restaurant and customer platforms, from the company’s mobile app to self-service kiosks. Edge computing capabilities will be used to gain new insights into how equipment is performing, while on the generative AI side, a...

Kyndryl unveils banking and financial industry services for Google Cloud customers

Kyndryl, a technology infrastructure services provider, has unveiled new services for financial services organisations seeking to use Google Cloud to safely store and protect their confidential and sensitive data.

Kyndryl’s new services are designed to enable a unified, scalable and security-rich data platform to support customers’ regulatory and compliance activities and requirements.

Kyndryl developed the new services on Google Cloud’s reference architecture for...