Alation launches Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake

Alation, a specialist in enterprise data intelligence solutions, has launched of Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake.

The new offering has been launched in partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, and is designed for departments and organisations of all sizes to start cataloguing data on Snowflake’s platform. The package makes data governance easy and accessible, enabling organisations to start small, flexibly expand by adding data connectors, users, and data...

Nasuni acquires DBM Cloud Systems’ data mobility technology

Nasuni Corporation, a provider of file data services, has acquired the technology and products of DBM Cloud Systems.

Founded in 2016 by Dixon Doll, Jr., DBM delivers cloud-native data migration technology for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. The acquisition comes on the heels of a $60 million growth equity investment from Sixth Street in March. Dr. Joseph Slember, formerly DBM’s vice president of engineering, has joined Nasuni as vice president of engineering, leading the...

93% of IT industry to adopt cloud tech within five years

The majority of businesses (93%) are adopting a hybrid of cloud and on-premise solutions, or migrating fully to the cloud within five years. 

This is according to a Hornetsecurity hybrid cloud adoption survey of 900+ IT professionals primarily based in Europe and North America and Europe.

Half of respondents (51%) reported that they will be ‘mostly in the cloud’ in five years, with one or two workloads remaining on premise. 28% of respondents said they will...

How Lush dealt with its growing data demands

A selction of Lush bath bombs.

Lush is a British cosmetics retailer of bath, body, skin, and hair care products. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Poole, United Kingdom, and operates 951 retail locations across 49 countries. Lush is well known for its devotion to products that are fresh, effective, ethically sourced, cruelty-free, vegetarian, handmade and low-waste.

The problem:

With the company and its data growing at a rapid pace, Brad Candy, head of IT at Lush Digital, began to...

Singapore’s HTX taps Microsoft for city-state’s first sovereign cloud

Singapore

Singapore’s Home Team Science and Technology agency (HTX) has called on Microsoft to develop its sovereign cloud.

The agency promotes technological adoption across Singapore’s Home Team departments, which are responsible for national security, policing, civil defence, and immigration.

HTX said the project will accelerate digital transformation and allow domestic services such as the police to deliver improved safety and security to all Singaporean...

IBM and SAP are expanding their cloud migration partnership

IBM

IBM and SAP, two veterans of the tech space, have expanded their partnership with one another in a bid to accelerate cloud adoption.

As part of the agreement, IBM is now a premium supplier for the “Rise with SAP” collection of subscription-based software and services.

The company has also revealed its “Breakthrough with IBM for Rise with SAP” portfolio of consulting services designed to help customers transition to SAP S/4Hana Cloud.

While key...

Heathrow Airport taps Oracle for cloud transformation support

Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow, the UK’s largest airport, has implemented a host of Oracle Cloud applications as it looks to return to its pre-pandemic height of 80 million passengers a year.

Capgemini and Oracle Consulting carried out the implementation, which included Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Human Capital Management (HCM) applications.

It also uses Oracle Integration Cloud and Billing Revenue Management, which was chosen to support Heathrow’s high-volume...

SAP sees 28% jump in quarter four cloud revenue

Revenue and Earnings

SAP, the multinational business software group, recorded a 28% revenue increase for its cloud computing operations in 2021’s fourth quarter.

Cloud revenue reached €2.6 billion (£2.17bn) in this period, the company revealed in its preliminary financial results.

SAP believes its main cloud offering, RISE with SAP, has been a large contributor to growth. Unveiled in January 2021, RISE is a subscription-based “intelligent enterprise” as a service package for...

PFH acquires Dublin cloud consultancy TerraAlto to create 100 Irish jobs

Guinness, Dublin

Irish ICT and managed services provider, PFH Technology Group, has acquired Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting partner, TerraAlto.

The purchase of the Dublin-based cloud consultants will create a hundred new jobs across Dublin, Cork and Galway.

As an AWS partner in advanced consulting and managed services, TerraAlto helps clients through their digital transformation journeys by providing AWS services to bring their IT platform and applications to the...

IBM launches modernisation centre to support hybrid cloud adoption

Cloud Adoption

Tech giant IBM has unveiled the IBM Z and Cloud Modernisation Centre, describing it as a “digital front door to training, resources, and ecosystem partners” to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption.

The centre promises to modernise clients’ applications, data, and processes through the value of open hybrid cloud architecture.

Clients will be given insights on maintaining their current IT estate whilst focusing on a strategy for their core applications and data running...