Google Cloud teams up with Theta Labs for blockchain-based video delivery

Google Cloud has brokered another partnership in its exploration of blockchain technologies, with the company joining the enterprise program of blockchain-based video delivery network Theta Labs. Google has joined the grandly-named Enterprise Validator Program, alongside Binance,..

Humio: On the challenges of traditional data logging, a changing landscape, and container security

As cloud migrations become more widespread and complex, IT security has never been more difficult. Enterprise workloads today are rapidly changing to a hybrid mix of on-premise, private cloud and public cloud – not to mention the increasing interest in containers. Getting a handl..

Google Cloud wins Department of Defense contract for secure cloud management

As Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s war of words continues over the JEDI government cloud contract, Google Cloud has secured a separate deal with the Department of Defense (DoD) for cloud management in what will be seen as a major coup for application platform Anthos. Th..

Gartner: How and why cloud providers need to support their customers through Covid-19

Cloud providers need to proactively support their customers through the tail end of the Covid-19 pandemic. They can do this by demonstrating the strength and adaptability of their service offerings. Covid-19 has left many organisations unsure if their business continuity strategy..

Microsoft launches healthcare cloud, says more industry clouds will follow

Microsoft has launched its first industry-specific cloud offering aimed at healthcare, with the promise of more industry clouds to follow. The announcement was made as part of the now-virtual Microsoft Build event. While the major headlines of the developer jamboree have focused ..

Five steps to building an effective SMB analytics initiative

Analytics tools are commonplace in today’s digital economy, but many organisations don’t fully utilise them. Small to medium businesses (SMBs) are particularly bad offenders due to a lack of in-house expertise, nascent or non-existent processes, or misunderstanding of the tools’ ..

Not clouding the issue: How to achieve clarity on migration goals

The range of tasks being run on cloud services continues to grow richer and more complex on a daily basis. The key reason for this, is the fact that the core technologies underpinning them all remain broadly the same. The only thing that is really changing, from the point of view..

Why moving to the cloud requires a ‘change of business philosophy’: How to get it right

There’s no escaping it: to get ahead today, you need to have a hybrid, multi-cloud environment. Companies have long since noted the benefits of public cloud – and indeed, more than one public cloud for greater efficiency and optimisation. Yet it is not an easy process. An entire ..

Why machines protecting themselves is the future of cybersecurity

Bottom Line: Existing approaches to securing IT infrastructure are proving unreliable as social engineering and breach attempts succeed in misdirecting human responses to cyber threats, accentuating the need for machines to protect themselves. Any nation’s digital infrastructure ..

Microsoft to acquire Metaswitch Networks, ramping up Azure 5G push

Microsoft is to acquire Metaswitch Networks, a provider of virtualised network software, as the company’s strategy towards binding cloud and communications continues. The rationale is straightforward: leading cloud vendors are looking to enable telecom operators in deploying and ..