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...

Global public cloud services revenues hit $315bn in first half of 2023

Global public cloud services revenues have been ticking over to the tune of 19.2% in the first half of 2023 with software as a service (SaaS) representing the lion’s share but platform as a service (PaaS) the biggest growth, according to IDC.

The analyst firm released figures from its Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker, which showed that public cloud services revenue hit $315.5 billion (£248.1bn) for the first half of 2023.

SaaS was split into two...

99% of firms face challenges due to multiple cloud platforms

Virtually all decision-makers (99%) at enterprise organisations in the UK & Ireland face various challenges arising from having data in multiple clouds.

These include different answers to the same question depending on which cloud the data resides, high costs and slow speeds to obtain insights, and poor accuracy.

These findings were revealed as part of a report by SAS, a specialist in analytics and AI, entitled A Silver Lining from Every Cloud. It looks at the...

Cloud Repatriation is picking up speed

Massive data growth, rising costs for cloud services, and the need for more flexibility have given hosting data and workloads on-premises new momentum, as Eric Bassier, senior director of products at Quantum, explains.

The benefits of cloud computing, in general, are undisputed. Cloud usage has grown rapidly over the past decade and particularly in the last three years, as the need to modernise IT quickly to enable remote working drove many organisations to the cloud. While some...

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...

Public cloud revenues to jump by 26% YoY to $525B in 2023

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The global demand for public cloud services continues surging as the world becomes increasingly digitized.

Over the past years, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform have seen impressive growth in the adoption and usage of their services, which will undoubtedly continue in 2023 as the entire market is set to witness a double-digit growth.

According to data presented by TradingPlatforms.com, global public cloud revenues are expected to jump by...

Public cloud adoption is stagnating as preference for hybrid cloud grows

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60% of organisations have a hybrid cloud strategy in place, comfortably ahead of the 36% that embrace a cloud-first arrangement.

This underlines how the appetite for public cloud is decreasing as more businesses opt for the convenience and flexibility of hybrid, indicating that cloud providers should optimise their hybrid offerings to meet this demand.

The data was taken from the joint Fujitsu UK and Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) white paper, 'The transformational impact...

55% of UK IT pros trust public cloud providers less than two years ago

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More than half (55%) of UK IT professionals currently trust public cloud services less than they did two years ago, having run into challenges around usage costs, migration and customer service.

This is according to a study by Leaseweb Global, a hosting and cloud services company, which explored 500 UK-based IT professionals’ experience with public cloud providers over the last two years. The study raises questions regarding whether hyperscale is the best way forward or viable...

10 charts which will change your perspective of Microsoft Azure’s growth

Microsoft Azure revenue grew 50% year-over-year in fiscal Q2, 2021, contributing to a 26% increase in server products and cloud services revenue According to the latest earnings call, more than 1,000 Microsoft customers now use Azure Arc to simplify hybrid management and run Azure services across on-premises, multi-cloud and at the edge Commercial cloud gross margins increased to 71% in the latest quarter, up from 67% a year earlier There are now more than 60 Azure regions globally,...