Category Archives: Private Cloud

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… Read more »

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Pluralsight: On why cloud skills acquisition is a continuous journey

If you suspect that the cloud skills gap has not been lessened in recent years – or, indeed, has actually gotten wider – then take this statistic from Pluralsight into account. The online learning provider notes that, while 98% of customers the company has spoken to have started their cloud journey, only 7% have got… Read more »

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Cloud transformation in 2024: Get the fundamentals right to reap the GenAI benefits

What is cloud transformation going to look like in 2024? Whatever the model and industry, it will almost certainly be flavoured with generative AI – and it will touch areas from application modernisation to cost optimisation.   With regard to the former, look to Gartner’s 2024 predictions, with the headline of ‘every strategic conversation needs to… Read more »

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UK cloud consultancy Rebura acquired by global tech distributor Westcon-Comstor

Cloud consultancy Rebura, which specialises in supporting AWS cloud migrations and modernisations across the UK, Nordics and central Europe, has been acquired by global technology distributor Westcon-Comstor. Founded in 2017, London-based Rebura supports companies of all sizes as they build and optimise their apps and workloads on AWS, increasing productivity, scalability, cost efficiency and security.… Read more »

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Capgemini and Orange launch ‘trusted cloud’ Bleu for competitive French market

Capgemini and Orange have announced that Bleu, a cloud company launched in partnership with Microsoft, is engaging commercially with ‘select French public and private organisations’ in anticipation of services going live by the end of 2024. Bleu, which is described as ‘fully operational’, was launched with the goal of meeting specific cloud needs of various… Read more »

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Canonical releases low-touch private cloud MicroCloud

Canonical has announced the general availability of MicroCloud, a low-touch, open source cloud solution. MicroCloud is part of Canonical’s growing cloud infrastructure portfolio. It is purpose-built for scalable clusters and edge deployments for all types of enterprises. It is designed with simplicity, security and automation in mind, minimising the time and effort to both deploy… Read more »

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40%+ of firms lose revenue from technology downtime and cloud complexity

55% of enterprises are struggling to derive meaningful insights from their data, highlighting an industry-wide need to deliver technology faster, more reliably and in more places, according to a survey by Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi. The survey revealed ongoing challenges related to security, inflexible systems, isolated… Read more »

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UK startups wasting over two weeks per year – costing the UK an estimated £37bn in GDP

UK startups and microbusinesses are wasting over two working weeks every year on admin tasks, including managing mobile phone contracts, choosing energy providers, and buying insurance – according to new research.  The study, conducted by Beasy, which surveyed 500 business owners employing between 1-9 people, found that startup founders are spending an average of 5.5… Read more »

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NexGen Cloud’s $1bn AI supercloud to turbocharge AI in Europe

NexGen Cloud, a sustainable Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider, announced plans and funding for one of Europe’s first AI Supercloud deployments to support the development and growth of AI enterprises. UK-based NexGen Cloud, an Elite member of the NVIDIA Partner Network, plans to invest $1 billion to build its AI Supercloud in Europe, with $576 million already committed… Read more »

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Global cloud comms revenue to grow at 18.3% CAGR over 2022-2027

Cloud communications is expected to witness a substantial growth over the next five years, as businesses are switching from legacy PBX solutions to cloud communications and opting for a pay-as-you-go model to optimise expenses and avoiding upfront investments. Against this backdrop, the cloud communications market size is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth… Read more »

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