AWS Deadline Cloud launched to transform content rendering pipelines

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled AWS Deadline Cloud, a fully managed service that helps customers set up, deploy and scale rendering projects in minutes, so they can improve the efficiency of their rendering pipelines and take on more work.

With Deadline Cloud, customers creating computer graphics, visual effects (VFX), or innovating their pipelines to incorporate artificial intelligence-generated (AI-generated) visuals can build a cloud-based render farm - aggregated...

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...

IT leaders are choosing hybrid cloud strategies due to flexibility, cost-effectiveness and security 

25% of organisations surveyed in the UK have already moved half or more of their cloud based-workloads back to on-premises infrastructures, or are considering doing so, in a phenomenon known as cloud repatriation.

This is according to a recent study by Citrix, a business unit of Cloud Software Group, in which 350 IT leaders were questioned on their current hybrid cloud strategies. The survey showed that 93% of respondents had been involved with a cloud repatriation project in the...

China cloud infrastructure spend hits $9.2bn in Q3 with ‘relentless’ AI focus

Spending on cloud infrastructure services in mainland China hit $9.2 billion USD (£7.29bn) in the third quarter of 2023 accounting for 12% of global cloud spend, according to analyst firm Canalys.

The three largest vendors in China – Alibaba, Huawei and Tencent – represent almost three quarters (73%) of the market and customer spending. Alibaba Cloud has the largest market share at 39%, compared with Huawei Cloud (19%) and Tencent Cloud (15%).

Canalys noted that...

Oracle offers OCI compute services anywhere with Compute Cloud@Customer

Oracle has unveiled Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer, a rack-scale cloud infrastructure that enables organisations to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) compute services anywhere.

With Compute Cloud@Customer, customers can develop, deploy, secure, and manage workloads using the same software stack as OCI in deployments as small as a single rack.

Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer enables organisisations to run applications and middleware on OCI compute,...

90% of IT buyers have bought tech their infrastructure can’t support

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), a specialist in data storage technology and services, in partnership with Wakefield Research, has released a new report identifying the obstacles organisations across industries face in today’s digital economy while on the path to modernisation, and the investment priorities they are focused on to support business growth.

The new report, “IT Leader Insights: The State of IT Modernization Priorities and Challenges Amid Economic Headwinds,” reveals...

98% of firms using public cloud adopt multicloud infrastructure provider strategy

Fluffy white clouds.

Multicloud is the new reality in enterprise technology according to a study from 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, commissioned by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

The study collected information from 1,500 respondents at enterprises - organisations with more than 1,000 full-time employees in North America or more than 500 in other regions - about how they use the cloud within their organisation and found that almost every cloud journey is now becoming a...

70% of tech infrastructure will be cloud-based within three years

Cloud is quickly becoming the corporate norm, and is being used by companies to drive dramatic improvements beyond cost and scalability, including increased innovation, faster time to market and insights, and enhanced cybersecurity.

This is according to a global cloud services study recently completed by The Hackett Group.

The study, which examines results from more than 1,000 organisations and looked at more than 4,000 migrated applications in 15 different...

IDC predicts cloud infrastructure spending this year will hit $90.2B

IDC forecasts that cloud infrastructure spending will exceed $90 billion in 2022.

In Q1 2022, IDC found that spending on compute and storage infrastructure products for cloud deployments – including dedicated and shared environments – increased 17.2 percent year-over-year to $18.3 billion.

The firm’s analysts note the strong growth is despite “tight supply of some system components and disruptions in transportation networks.”

Dedicated cloud...

Why bespoke enterprise-scale solutions will be the lynchpin of business models in the new normal

In the modern era of IT, cloud is driving digital transformation for businesses and enabling the world to adapt to emerging challenges, such as those posed by the global pandemic over the last 18 months.

Enterprises from various sectors have relied on cloud and data centre services to achieve a strong and reliable infrastructure to support the surge in demand from employees and customers. As we look beyond the immediate ramifications of COVID-19 and to a brave new business...