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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 ..

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 ..

AWS and Microsoft ramp up war of words in JEDI cloud contract row

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has said it ‘won’t back down’ in its appeal process for the $10 billion JEDI government cloud computing contract – as the war of words between AWS and Microsoft escalates. The contract for the Department of Defense has long courted rumour and conjecture ..

Microsoft unveils $1 billion Poland cloud and digital investment plan

Where one hyperscaler goes, another shall follow. Microsoft has announced a $1 billion cloud and digital transformation plan for Poland – almost nine months after Google Cloud opened up its facilities in the country. Microsoft’s initiative includes the launch of a new data centre..

Hyperscaler earnings: AWS’ $10bn takes plaudits, but Microsoft and Google solid as cloud unaffected by Covid-19

Analysis Amazon Web Services (AWS) broke the $10 billion quarterly revenue mark for the first time as the highlight of three more strong quarters for the cloud hyperscalers – with industry analyst Synergy Research reiterating that cloud services will do just fine amid Covid-19. T..

Pentagon rules that Microsoft’s $10bn JEDI cloud contract award was fair

A report from the Inspector General at the US Department of Defense (DoD) has ruled that the DoD’s award of the JEDI $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft was fair. Following the announcement that Microsoft had won the contract back in October, Amazon Web Services (AW..