Boeing aims to transform aerospace industry with Google Cloud partnership

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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...

Data Cloud Alliance created to solve modern digital transformation challenges

Five people bumping fists.

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...

Google acquires cybersecurity firm Mandiant

Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud.

Google has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mandiant, a specialist in dynamic cyber defence and response for $23.00 per share.

The all-cash transaction is valued at approximately $5.4 billion, inclusive of Mandiant’s net cash, and will see Mandiant join Google Cloud.

Organisations are facing cybersecurity challenges that have accelerated in frequency, severity and diversity, creating a global security imperative. To address these risks, enterprises need to be...

Microsoft extends security offering for multi-cloud environments

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Microsoft is extending its Defender for Cloud service to cover the Google Cloud Platform in an effort to simplify security for organisations utilising multi-cloud strategies.

The move will see all three of the world’s largest public cloud providers protected under the same Microsoft solution for posture management and threat protection, with AWS and Azure already under its scope.

Support for Google Cloud will come with recommendations for users on how to configure...

EU body to investigate public sector usage of cloud services

Europe

The EU’s privacy watchdog, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), has launched joint investigations with 22 national regulators into public sector usage of cloud services.

More than 80 public bodies from across the European Economic Area (EEA) will be investigated, covering sectors from health and education to tax and finance, to ensure compliance with privacy safeguards.

Plans to target public sector cloud services were announced last October, but 15 February...

Defence Innovation Unit taps Google Cloud for its cloud security

US Pentagon

The Defence Innovation Unit (DIU), a part of the Department of Defence (DoD) focused on scaling commercial technology across the US military, has contracted Google Cloud for its secure cloud management (SCM) solution.

With plans to be implemented across the DIU’s systems, Google anticipates the possibility of further adoption amongst defence agencies worldwide.

SCM is a container-based solution developed in partnership with Palo Alto Networks for secure application...

Cloud infrastructure market grew to £131bn in 2021, up 37%

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The cloud infrastructure market grew by 37% from £95 billion in 2020 to £131 billion in 2021, according to Synergy Research data.

Focusing in on the final quarter, enterprise spending clocked out at £37 billion, marking a similar 36% increase over the previous year.

Amazon, Microsoft, and Google continued to grow at astonishing rates considering the maturity of the market at this point.

John Dinsdale, a chief analyst at Synergy Research, said: “It is a...

Prudential Regulation Authority concerned over banks’ reliance on cloud

Canary Wharf

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), responsible for regulating UK banks, credit unions, and insurers, plans to increase its scrutiny of major cloud computing providers.

Concerns stem from the growing reliance the banking sector has on the Big Three to maintain its systems and the threat an outage or hack could pose.

As a result, the PRA is looking into ways to access more data from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, particularly in relation to the operation resilience...

Siemplify bought out by Google Cloud to bolster security services

Israel

Siemplify, an Israeli cybersecurity start-up, has been bought out by Google’s cloud operation for $500 million (£370m).

The company specialises in end-to-end security services and will be integrated into the Google Cloud platform, and specifically its Chronicle division.

The deal follows Google’s pledge to US President Joe Biden in August 2021 that it would invest $10 billion (£7.38bn) in cybersecurity over the next five years.

Across the industry, tech...

KPMG breaks world record for views on a cloud education video

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KPMG, a multinational professional services firm, has broken the Guinness World Records title for the most views on a cloud technology learning video on YouTube in 24 hours.

From noon on November 17 until noon November 18, 2,964 people watched the lesson video as part of KPMG’s ‘Cloud Curious Challenge’. Viewers included KPMG employees from countries around the globe, such as the US, Barbados, the Netherlands, Spain, and more.

Schools around the UK were also part...