Spending on compute and storage infrastructure products for cloud deployments went up almost 8% year on year for the second quarter of 2023 to $24.6 billion (£20.36bn), according to IDC. The biggest winner among the categories was shared cloud infrastructure, for which spending grew 13.7% year on year to $17.9bn in the quarter, and has… Read more »
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Cloudflare says organisations are losing control over their IT and security environments – and the big cloud providers are holding all the keys to the castle. The web performance and security provider released a study alongside Forrester which polled almost 450 IT decision makers globally, and found that while organisations had seen a dramatic increase… Read more »
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Lenovo is betting on ‘everything-as-a-service’ (XaaS) to help organisations navigate their digital transformation journeys – and the stars now appear to be aligning to an end-to-end landscape. The value proposition is straightforward: one provider to plan, procure and manage a customer’s IT environment from a single source, offering full maintenance, support and management, real-time insights,… Read more »
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The tech media has spent years arguing whether innovation and market size within infrastructure as a service (IaaS) has finally topped out – but the most recent figures show there is still some way to go yet. 2022 saw the worldwide IaaS market grew by almost 30% (29.7%) to total $120.3 billion (£93.6bn) in revenue,… Read more »
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to invest 1,05,600 crores (US $12.7 billion) into the Indian cloud infrastructure market by 2030 to meet growing customer demand in the country. The investment, announced at the AWS Summit in Mumbai, is planned to be for India’s data centre infrastructure and will support more than 130,000 full-time… Read more »
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A curious article from February 1’s issue of the Borneo Post shone a light on the gap between expectation and reality when it comes to cyber recovery. Professional services provider KPMG surveyed Asia-Pacific organisations and found almost three quarters (73%) of CISOs did not have the influence to protect their companies fully. Moreover, while progress… Read more »
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A new concept for cloud networking aims to bring clarity to multi-cloud and bring the true aspirational path we were all promised. Except it’s not that new. Say hello to the supercloud. This time last year, Lori MacVittie, distinguished engineer at F5, wrote for Network Computing around the results of the multi-cloud security and app… Read more »
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Microsoft has announced a 10-year strategic partnership with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to put the financial markets providers’ infrastructure and data analytics onto the Microsoft cloud – and has acquired a 4% stake in the group in the process. Seasoned cloud industry watchers will know how these sorts of strategic partnerships play out.… Read more »
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With remote working the future for so many global workforces – or at least some kind of hybrid arrangement – is there an impact on email security we are all missing? Oliver Paterson, director of product management at VIPRE Security, believes so. “The timeframe that people expect now for you to reply to things is… Read more »
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James Todd, SecOps director at KPMG, describes his role as a merging of SecOps, security architecture, and cloud security. It is a particularly interesting crossing point with regard to automation. “It’s at that intersection of the cloud environment, being very much aligned to deploying everything as code,” says Todd. “A lot of automation is a… Read more »
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