Category Archives: Google Cloud

NVIDIA GTC roundup: Next-gen data centres and cloud provider partnerships

NVIDIA’s 2024 GTC event, taking place through March 21, saw the usual plethora of announcements one would expect from a major tech conference. One stood out, from founder and CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote: the next-generation Blackwell GPU architecture, enabling organisations to build and run real-time generative AI on trillion-parameter large language models. “The future is… Read more »

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HSBC partners with Google Cloud to grow climate tech ecosystem

HSBC has partnered with Google Cloud to accelerate climate mitigation and resilience through financing and support for companies in the Google Cloud Ready – Sustainability (GCR-Sustainability) programme. GCR-Sustainability is a validation programme for companies with solutions available on Google Cloud that help customers achieve goals including carbon emission reduction, increased sustainability in value chains, and processing of… Read more »

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McDonald’s teams up with Google Cloud for AI and edge use cases

McDonald’s and Google have announced a multi-year global partnership to utilise Google Cloud technology in its restaurants – with a particular focus on generative AI and edge use cases. The agreement will see updates to various aspects of the McDonald’s restaurant and customer platforms, from the company’s mobile app to self-service kiosks. Edge computing capabilities… Read more »

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Kyndryl unveils banking and financial industry services for Google Cloud customers

Kyndryl, a technology infrastructure services provider, has unveiled new services for financial services organisations seeking to use Google Cloud to safely store and protect their confidential and sensitive data. Kyndryl’s new services are designed to enable a unified, scalable and security-rich data platform to support customers’ regulatory and compliance activities and requirements. Kyndryl developed the… Read more »

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NetApp unveils updates to industry’s ‘only unified data storage solution’

NetApp, a cloud-led, data centric software company, has made updates to what it describes as the industry’s only unified data storage solution, including new block storage products, multiple improvements to public cloud storage services, and updates to NetApp Keystone Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) – all designed to drive simplicity, savings, security and sustainability for customers.  Over two… Read more »

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Google Cloud unveils AI-optimised infrastructure enhancements

Google Cloud has announced significant advancements in its AI-optimised infrastructure, including fifth-generation TPUs and A3 VMs based on NVIDIA H100 GPUs. Traditional approaches to designing and constructing computing systems are proving inadequate for the surging demands of workloads like generative AI and large language models (LLMs). Over the last five years, the parameters in LLMs… Read more »

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£100m John Lewis and Google Cloud partnership accelerates tech transformation

The John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest employee-owned company, has formed a strategic partnership with Google Cloud, worth £100m over the next five years. The move represents a major expansion of the successful relationship it has had with Google since 2012. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the John Lewis Partnership’s digital transformation… Read more »

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The everlasting IaaS evolution: $100bn revenues and networking maturation

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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Rackspace Technology partners with Google Cloud to offer generative AI services

Rackspace Technology, and end-to-end, multicloud solutions company, has extended its partnership with Google Cloud. Foundry for Generative AI by Rackspace (FAIR) for Google Cloud is dedicated to accelerating the secure, responsible, and sustainable adoption of generative AI solutions in enterprises across all industries. “This partnership is a force multiplier to accelerate the pragmatic and secure… Read more »

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Google Cloud launches AI-powered anti-money laundering product

Google Cloud has unveiled its Anti Money Laundering AI (AML AI), an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered product designed to help global financial institutions more effectively and efficiently detect money laundering.  Money laundering is a complex problem with a growing global impact. The amount of money laundered each year is estimated to be 2-5% of global GDP,… Read more »

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