Microsoft reaches truce with cloud providers, ending EU antitrust dispute

Microsoft reaches truce with cloud providers, ending EU antitrust dispute

Microsoft has signed a settlement with cloud providers after a two-year dispute over its licensing practices,

The agreement, which brokered recently with the cloud association CISPE (which is backed by Amazon, Microsoft's rival), is intended to lead EU regulators to drop an antitrust complaint they filed against Microsoft.

CISPE's Secretary General, Francisco Mingorance, expressed optimism about the agreement, stating, "CISPE has given Microsoft the benefit of the doubt...

Tech Mahindra teams up with Microsoft to transform workplaces using generative AI

Tech Mahindra teams up with Microsoft to transform workplaces using generative AI

Global technology consulting and digital solutions company Tech Mahindra has partnered with Microsoft to build an employee experience platform using generative AI.

Such a transformation can impact productivity for those working from anywhere. The partnership focuses on the deployment of Copilot for Microsoft 365, establishing Tech Mahindra as a leading Global Systems Integrator (GSI), embracing this groundbreaking AI technology.

The partnership offers a chance to...

Australia commits $2 billion to partner with Amazon for building a secure intelligence cloud

Australia commits $2 billion to partner with Amazon for building a secure intelligence cloud

The Australian Government has disclosed plans to establish a highly secure cloud service for its intelligence agencies in a $2 billion partnership with US technology firm Amazon.

This advanced platform, scheduled for completion by the end of the decade, is designed to boost information-sharing capabilities within Australia's security sector.

The Guardian reported that deputy prime minister Richard Marles recently unveiled this significant investment, highlighting its...

Scottish cloud services company expands into England

Scottish cloud services provider, Brightsolid, cloud services companies has completed its first expansion into England with the opening of a new office in Manchester.

Established over 25 years as part of DC Thomson & Co Ltd Group, Brightsolid specialises in managed hybrid cloud and cyber security services for SMEs and public sector organisations.

Some of its current customers include Aberdeenshire Council, Albert Bartlett, Capita, Dundee City Council, Network ROI,...

Alibaba Cloud shutters Australian and Indian data centres, contradicting earlier claims

Alibaba Cloud shutters Australian and Indian data centres, contradicting earlier claims

Alibaba Cloud has announced the imminent closure of its data centre operations in Australia and India - a move that contradicts its previous assurances to The Register about the stability of its Australian presence.

The Chinese cloud giant recently disclosed this decision, framing it as part of a broader infrastructure strategy update. In a statement, Alibaba Cloud explained, "As part of Alibaba Cloud's infrastructure strategy update, following careful assessment, we have decided...

AWS boosts startup credits, challenges Microsoft in AI cloud battle

AWS doubles cloud credits for startups amid intensifying AI competition

AWS plans to substantially enhance its support for startups utilising its cloud infrastructure in response to escalating competition in the AI services sector, particularly from Microsoft.

According to CNBC, AWS will double the value of credits offered to certain startups through its Activate program. Starting this July, startups that have recently secured Series A funding will be eligible for enhanced credits of $200,000, a step up from the prior $100,000. Seed-stage startups...

CoinTelegraph: How DePIN will change the cloud computing game

CoinTelegraph: How DePIN will change the cloud computing game

The cloud computing sector has been on an impressive growth trajectory, with projections suggesting its market capitalisation will quadruple to a staggering $2.3 trillion by 2032.

However, this rapid expansion comes with its own set of challenges. The market's concentration among a few major players like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud poses significant risks. A systemic failure of any of these giants could have far-reaching consequences for companies and individuals worldwide, as...

US examines security risks posed by China Telecom and China Mobile’s operations

U.S. examines security risks posed by China Telecom and China Mobile's operations

The Biden administration is conducting a review of China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom due to concerns that these companies could take the American data they access through US cloud and internet providers and provide it to Beijing.

According to three sources familiar with the matter, the Commerce Department is carrying out this previously unreported investigation.

The state-backed companies have been served subpoenas, and 'risk-based analyses' for China Mobile...

Kyndryl signs three-year deal to manage Bord Gáis Energy’s entire hyperscaler and private cloud environment 

Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, has renewed its three-year agreement with Bord Gáis Energy for extended Managed Services support for its hybrid cloud.

Kyndryl will also work with Bord Gáis Energy to migrate its entire environment to the cloud and SaaS (Storage-as-a-Service), following the co-created 'Kyndryl | Bord Gáis Energy Strategic Technology Roadmap'.

As part of the new agreement, Kyndryl will manage Bord Gáis Energy’s entire Microsoft Azure...

European organisations demand fair EU cybersecurity practices for big tech

European organisations demand fair EU cybersecurity practices for big tech

The cloud computing sector in Europe is under considerable regulatory review at the moment, particularly around the proposed cybersecurity certification scheme (EUCS) for cloud services, which is a major topic of industry conversations.

Reuters has reported that this initiative has triggered discussions among stakeholders about how it might affect leading cloud service providers, as well as broader issues like data sovereignty and competitive dynamics in the...