Cloud continues to enable innovation in tough economic climate, says Cloud Industry Forum

100% of organisations are now accessing cloud-based services to meet their needs, with the most common motivation being its potential to offer greater flexibility of IT spend, and its ability to make them more agile as a business.

This is according to research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), which as published its latest research white paper, Tough times, but innovation springs internal. The CIF study also examined the continued prominence of artificial intelligence in...

Amazon steps into European 5G market through strategic cloud deal with O2 Telefónica

Amazon steps into European 5G market through strategic cloud deal with O2 Telefónica

O2 Telefónica in Germany, in partnership with Nokia, has made a groundbreaking move by deploying 5G standalone core software on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This marks a significant milestone as it is the first instance of an existing mobile operator shifting its core network to a public cloud. 

Traditionally, telecom networks have migrated IT and other non-core operations to the cloud, but this transition by the subsidiary of the Spanish group Telefonica sets a new...

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,...

Businesses in the UK are embracing the multicloud era

Nutanix, a specialist in hybrid multicloud computing, has revealed the findings of its sixth annual Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures global cloud adoption and related trends.

The 2024 report reveals that 84% of UK respondents are adopting a 'cloud smart' stance, placing the applications and workloads in datacentres, multiple clouds, the network edge and wherever they feel is the best match for them.In the UK, hybrid multicloud models are set...

Half of EMEA cloud costs going to fees, but most plan to increase capacity

European organisations are still beleaguered by storage bills as 50% of all cloud storage costs in EMEA go to data access and usage fees rather than capacity, according to the 2024 Global Cloud Storage Index from Wasabi Technologies.

Still, EMEA companies see the value of cloud storage services and plan to increase their spend in 2024 in order to drive IT initiatives like application or infrastructure migration and development, and to improve business and operational initiatives...

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...

Akamai extends segmentation solution to hybrid cloud environments

Cloud computing company Akamai Technologies, has extended its segmentation solution, Akamai Guardicore Segmentation, to hybrid cloud environments. 

Extending Akamai Guardicore Segmentation to the cloud helps reduce attack surfaces and helps contain attacks targeting cloud-native workloads. Network security professionals can seamlessly manage segmentation across their public cloud environments with the benefits of faster time to policy deployment, single network governance across...

Pluralsight: On why cloud skills acquisition is a continuous journey

If you suspect that the cloud skills gap has not been lessened in recent years – or, indeed, has actually gotten wider – then take this statistic from Pluralsight into account. The online learning provider notes that, while 98% of customers the company has spoken to have started their cloud journey, only 7% have got the skills they need to go through with it.

To find out why this is, the company’s State of Cloud 2023 report is a useful reference point.

In short, it...

Verizon Business brings multi-cloud management solution to network-as-a-service offering

Verizon Business today announced Network as a Service (NaaS) Cloud Management, a new service that allows businesses to control application components and network architecture across multiple cloud environments - public, private and hybrid - all on one unified online portal.

The new solution is designed to work with Verizon Business’ NaaS offering and vastly simplify multi-cloud management as part of the NaaS flexible service-model fabric.

Multi-cloud networking...

Hitachi Vantara and Cisco unveil next-gen Hybrid Cloud Managed Services

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Hitachi Vantara, the data storage, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud management subsidiary of Hitachi, has announced the next evolution of its partnership with Cisco, introducing an innovative suite of hybrid cloud services designed to address ongoing data management challenges faced by modern enterprises.

The joint offering, Hitachi EverFlex with Cisco Powered Hybrid Cloud, is unique because it integrates automation solutions and predictive analytics to give organisations a...