Public Cloud

Public cloud is a term used to describe the common cloud computing model whereby a service provider makes resources like software or data storage available over the internet. While the public cloud is big business and attracts the world’s largest providers, like Amazon Web Services and IBM, access to the public cloud itself is often inexpensive or free to establish and users are often, but not always, smaller scale enterprises or individuals. The public cloud is sometimes regarded as less secure than private clouds.

Data centre

Oracle to put its own hardware in customer data centres

News
9 Jul, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

CEO Larry Ellison parks his tanks on Amazon’s lawn, claiming Oracle will offer 50 on-prem cloud services against AWS Outposts’ four

Google Cloud to accelerate Deutsche Bank's digital transformation

News
7 Jul, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Multi-year agreement will fuel the German bank's cloud migration and transform its IT architecture

Earth from Space

AWS launches dedicated space business unit

News
1 Jul, 2020
Sabina Weston

The division will be headed by a former director of Space Force Planning at the US Space Force

IBM sign on building

IBM Cloud suffers second global outage this month

News
26 Jun, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Intermittent problems downed cloud services in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US

The Microsoft Azure logo displayed on a smartphone

Microsoft acquires data model provider ADRM

News
19 Jun, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The sophisticated data models will be integrated into Azure to give customers intelligent data lakes

Oracle building in Canada

Oracle revenues miss analyst expectations

News
17 Jun, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Cloud giant suffers a 6% drop in revenues due to the impact of COVID-19

Microsoft 365 learning platform opens UK data centres for compliance

News
15 Jun, 2020
Bobby Hellard

The LMS365 service is launching data residencies in the UK and Germany

IBM Cloud suffers major global outage

News
10 Jun, 2020
Sabina Weston

The four-hour-long outage took down the company's own service status page

Google Cloud HQ

Google Cloud signs deal with UK gov to boost public sector innovation

News
3 Jun, 2020
Bobby Hellard

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been agreed between the cloud giant and the Crown Commercial Service

The Microsoft Azure logo displayed on a smartphone

Microsoft launches ten new Azure cloud services in the UK

News
22 May, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Security tools, Linux provisions and an IoT platform comprises a slew of new toys for British customers

database

Dell teams up with Google Cloud to simplify massive data migrations

News
20 May, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The partnership forms Dell Technologies OneFS for Google Cloud to help customers simplify private and public cloud storage

Lidl owner set to launch own rival to AWS

News
12 May, 2020
Bobby Hellard

German-based Schwarz Gruppe is reportedly readying a cloud computing division

Coronavirus pandemic provides boost for cloud sales

News
5 May, 2020
Daniel Todd

Synergy Research reveals crisis has had a "mildly positive impact" on the market

AWS revenue passes $10bn for the first time

News
1 May, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Amazon's cloud computing continues to grow despite global pandemic

Salesforce cancels Dreamforce 2020 due to coronavirus

News
30 Apr, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Salesforce will "reimagine" all physical events for the rest of 2020

Microsoft revenue beats estimates after Teams surge

News
30 Apr, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Tech giant reports 75 million active Teams users, with gains in Windows and Surface hardware

Google Cloud revenue surge defies coronavirus turbulence

News
29 Apr, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

A 52% year-on-year rise negates a “significant slowdown” in Google’s ad revenue

Google approved to use US-Asia undersea cable

News
9 Apr, 2020
Sarah Brennan

Google helped build it and can now finally use it

How AWS took over sports

In-depth
9 Apr, 2020
Bobby Hellard

From one Englishman’s obsession with the NFL to a global machine learning sports empire

Microsoft says '775% Azure surge' report was inaccurate

News
31 Mar, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Original report should have made clear this was confined to Teams use in Italy, company explains