Amazon negotiates multi-billion Euro cloud investment with Italy, sources report

AWS is in talks with the Italian Government over a multi-billion-euro investment to expand data centres in Italy as part of the tech giant’s plan to strengthen its European cloud services. Specifics are still being finalised, according to a Reuters report, with discussions focusing on the size and location of the investment. One source even mentioned that AWS… Read more »

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ManageEngine unveils SaaS management solution to help deal with SaaS sprawl 

ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corporation and a leading provider of enterprise IT management solutions, has launched SaaS Manager Plus, a SaaS management solution for enterprises. SaaS Manager Plus integrates with Zoho apps and other widely utilised applications, empowering IT admins and finance managers to streamline their SaaS ecosystems and identify cost-saving opportunities for better… Read more »

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Rick Mur, GNX: A new form of connectivity

TechForge recently caught up with GNX’s CTO and co-founder, Rick Mur, to discuss how organisations around the world are dealing with the latest connectivity challenges.  Can you tell us a little bit about GNX? GNX is a global connectivity provider, which means that we provide enterprises with any type of data connectivity solution anywhere in… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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AWS to establish European ‘sovereign cloud’ in Germany by 2025 with €7.8bn investment

AWS has revealed its first ‘sovereign cloud’ region, which will be based in Brandenburg, Germany, is due to be operational by the end of 2025. It is hoped the development will strengthen data residency across Europe, with the cloud provider investing more than €7.8bn (£6.7bn) through 2040. Timed perfectly with the AWS Summit Berlin, which is… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Adam Bateson, Umbraco: Open source as a secret weapon

TechForge recently spoke with VP of sales at Umbraco, Adam Bateson, as he explained the benefits of hyper-automation and digital workforces, and the importance of sustainability. Could you tell us a little bit about the company you work for? Umbraco is the largest Microsoft.net open source CMS. We are a Danish software company that’s been… Read more »

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Managing Kubernetes deployments with ArgoCD

Efficient management of Kubernetes deployments is essential for organisations seeking to harness the power of cloud-native technologies. ArgoCD, a declarative GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes, emerges as a robust solution. It facilitates the automation of deploying applications according to configurations stored in Git repositories, thereby aligning the state of applications in a Kubernetes cluster… Read more »

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Getting digital transformation right: Lessons learned – from decisions to data

“Digital transformation becomes very ineffective if you don’t have any focus,” explains Kamala Manju Kesavan. “What are you trying to do? Are you clearing your tech stack? Are you trying to solve a customer problem? Clear strategy and goals are very important.” Of course, there might be the ideal use case where you can both… Read more »

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AI fuels almost 30% increase in IT modernisation spend, but firms are unprepared for data demands

Couchbase, a cloud database platform company, has released the findings from its seventh annual survey of global IT leaders. The study of 500 senior IT decision makers found investment in IT modernisation is set to increase by 27% in 2024, as enterprises look to take advantage of new technologies, such as AI and edge computing,… Read more »

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