Flexera’s State of the Cloud report affirms enterprise multi-cloud – but warns over wasted spend

One in five enterprises are spending upwards of $12 million (£9.6m) per year on public cloud – yet around a quarter of that is surplus budget. That’s according to the latest State of the Cloud report, published by IT management software provider Flexera. The study, which many wil..

Google Cloud’s Anthos now runs on AWS, with Azure to follow

Google Cloud’s Anthos platform, where applications can be built which run in multiple cloud environments, now has its first major multi-cloud offering live in the shape of Amazon Web Services (AWS). The original unveiling of the revamped Anthos at Next last year, billed as a key ..

AWS launches Cape Town region as cloud case for Africa becomes increasingly viable

The race for cloud supremacy in Africa is heating up among the hyperscalers, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) the latest to launch a cloud region in the continent. AWS’ new Cape Town region means the Seattle-based cloud infrastructure giant now claims 73 availability zones within 2..

AWS launches Cape Town region as cloud case for Africa becomes increasingly viable

The race for cloud supremacy in Africa is heating up among the hyperscalers, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) the latest to launch a cloud region in the continent. AWS’ new Cape Town region means the Seattle-based cloud infrastructure giant now claims 73 availability zones within 2..

Monitoring on the move: How enterprises can assure their digital workspaces

There’s been a growing expectation the IT resources and critical business applications we rely on daily are accessible at any time, on any device, from any location. But now, amid a global health crisis, the ability to facilitate a remote working culture has gone from “you really..

2020 to be a ‘bumper year’ for data centre M&A – amid Covid-19 – as value surpasses 2019 total

Data centre real estate remains an extremely valuable commodity if the 2020 deal figures to date are anything to go by – with the impact of Covid-19 on cloud services not expected to weaken the market. According to the latest note from Synergy Research, data centre merger and acq..

Case study: How to quickly build and deliver a cloud-agnostic product

Sponsored Two years ago, Objectivity was asked to help deliver a new digital ecosystem. The client had a significant market share but wasn’t perceived as innovative or digitally-savvy. To counter this, they came up with the initiative to build a software platform which would mana..

Google Cloud and Cisco team up for souped-up SD-WAN multi-cloud apps

Google Cloud and Cisco have announced a partnership to combine their products and create what the companies are describing as the industry’s first application-centric multi-cloud networking fabric. What this means in practice is that through Google Cloud and Cisco’s SD-WAN Cloud ..

Why cloud DBaaS is the future of database management for the enterprise

With on-premise database infrastructure and legacy systems slowly fading, agile, scalable, cost effective database management in the cloud is taking over. This is because organisations now understand that to adopt to the innovations in database management system (DBMS) they need ..

Alibaba Cloud to invest $28bn in infrastructure for three years amid Covid-19 – reports

Alibaba Cloud is to invest an additional 200 billion yuan ($28.2bn) into its cloud infrastructure during the next three years to help businesses in China overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the South China Morning Post, the company will invest on technologies such as ope..