IBM buys Red Hat for $26.4billion

IBM has decided to make further inroads into the hybrid cloud market, with the acquisition of cloud company, Red Hat, for $26.4billion. Red Hat has built a company name on being an open source entity that works on cloud platforms, and with IBM’s keen intent to build further into this market, it seems an obvious acquisition. Their joint statement called it a ‘game-changer’. IBM said in a statement that Red Hat’s tools were ‘proprietary’, as was the cloud market in general, and so this was the best option to bring all the advantages together. Read more >

Date 12 November 2018 Categories
Alibaba to bring its cloud computing arm to UK

Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has delivered cloud computing capabilities for some years in its native country but it now appears to be branching out elsewhere, as it prepares for a UK launch. Its international plan follows a successful deployment in Australia, as Alibaba Cloud plans to open two new sites in London. Read more >

Date 12 November 2018 Categories
VMWare conference encourages IBM and AWS to embrace cloud

The software giant, VMWare, used its conference to call for an expansion of its partnerships with tech giants, such as IBM and Amazon Web Services (AWS), as it encouraged both companies to delve further into their cloud capabilities. Read more >

Date 23 October 2018 Categories
IBM discuss how more businesses turn to cloud computing

With increasing adoption of cloud technology, it seems that is about to reach a tipping point. It is no longer the early adopters and a few interested businesses using the cloud for various benefits but seeing it as a mainstream option. It has led tech giants, such as IBM, to reposition their cloud offering as more businesses take note and see what is now available to them, as well as the increasing ways they can now improve their performance. Read more >

Date 23 October 2018 Categories
Australian bank links with Google Cloud to sort institutional data

ANZ, Australia’s third-largest bank by market share is set to link up with Google Cloud as it looks to take its institutional banking data online. 300 containers storing data for its institutional banking division will be set up with machine learning tools from Google in a new partnership announced this week. Revealed at Google’s Cloud Summit Sydney, the chief data officer, Emma Gray from ANZ said proof-of-concept had been delivered, and they were looking forward to working on the potential to “analyse aggregated, de-identified data sets for customer insights, a task previously done manually.” Read more >

Date 15 October 2018 Categories
Berners-Lee launches cloud decentralisation project

Tim Berners-Lee, recognised in some parts as the ‘father of the web’ and best known for taking the internet into mainstream adoption, has announced the launch of a project aimed at giving users control of their data. Read more >

Date 15 October 2018 Categories
Alibaba Cloud confirms Semtech IoT partnership

E-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that their Alibaba Cloud project has teamed up with Semtech, a semiconductor manufacturer, to make further inroads into the Internet of Things (IoT) developments in China. Confirmed at the Cloud Computing Conference 2018 in China, the aim is both to explore further work on IoT projects in China, and to develop Semtech’s long-range (LoRa) frequency radio program. It allows greater radio spectra use for more approaches on IoT projects, particularly in vertical markets where there are fewer links to other sectors. These include factoring in logistics, complying with food safety regulations, measuring air quality, and detecting excessive smoke levels. Read more >

Date 15 October 2018 Categories
Amazon signs $1billion cloud deal with SAP and Symantec

E-commerce giant Amazon’s cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services, has signed two new contracts with SAP and Symantec worth a combined $1billion. The announcement was confirmed in an internal memo, as Amazon looks to move further into developing cloud technology and delivering increased capacity for more streamlined services for users and businesses. Both deals represent an expansion of current partnerships. Read more >

Date 15 October 2018 Categories
Cisco and SAP to partner on cloud integration

Cisco and SAP have announced that they will link two of their platforms to deliver better cloud integration and management between systems. Cisco will put its Container Platform beside the Data Hub from SAP, enabling bigger datasets to be more effectively analysed when they are stored in public clouds. It is likely the announcement will concern information stored in assets such as Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft. Read more >

Date 15 October 2018 Categories
IT enterprise investment in cloud computing set to rise

New research figures from analyst firm, Gartner, suggest the levels of spending in IT enterprise are set to focus more than ever on cloud computing aspects, reaching almost a third of total spending by 2022. The figures currently stand at 19% of spending and will be above 28% in the next five years, according to their estimations. It suggests there is a clear drive towards cloud-computing across many sectors, and that the innovation comes from this arena more than in non-cloud based formats. Read more >

Date 1 October 2018 Categories
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