Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • Microsoft, Oracle team up on cloud services in jab at Amazon

    Microsoft and Oracle have reached an agreement to make their two cloud computing services work together with high-speed links between their data centres, targeting big business users and uniting against cloud leader AWS.

    06 June 19 11:38 Written by Reuters
  • Network monitoring in the hybrid cloud/multi-cloud era

    Most enterprises now use two or more cloud service providers, and 35% use up to five monitoring tools to keep tabs on hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments. What’s the best approach to full network visibility?

    29 May 19 20:00 Written by Stacy Collett
  • Auckland University gives researchers Dropbox access

    The University of Auckland has signed a four-year agreement with Dropbox that will give all researchers at the University access to the Dropbox Business (Enterprise) service to support their research efforts.

    29 May 19 10:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Microsoft, Sony partner on streaming games, chips and AI

    Microsoft and Sony say they have struck a strategic partnership in which Sony will use Microsoft's cloud for streaming games and media and the two will work together to develop new image sensors.

    17 May 19 11:04 Written by Reuters
  • HPE’s CEO lays out his technology vision

    In an exclusive interview, HPE CEO Antonio Neri unpacks his portfolio of tech initiatives, from edge computing to tomorrow’s memory-driven architecture.

    13 May 19 20:00 Written by Eric Knorr
  • Red Hat CTO Chris Wright: We're creating an autonomic platform

    With the latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift being packed with Kubernetes-friendly features, Red Hat is looking to create what its CTO Chris Wright calls the "autonomic computing platform".

    09 May 19 23:26 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • Is unified billing the elephant in the room when it comes to SaaS?

    According to its 2019 Business @ Work report, identity management platform Okta found that large enterprises have on average of 163 enterprise applications in their estate. This highlights the prevalence of a culture shift over the past decade away from monolithic license agreements with vendors like Oracle, SAP and Microsoft, towards the adoption of a plethora of best-of-breed software as a service (SaaS) tools.

    08 May 19 06:21 Written by By Scott Carey
  • How does OpenStack fit in to a newly independent SUSE?

    Some of the most prominent messaging that emerged from the recent SUSEcon event, held in Nashville last month, was that it was now the world's largest, independent open source company (particularly in wake of the Red Hat-IBM deal). But what does this spell for its relationship with OpenStack?

    07 May 19 16:00 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • Cloud-based integration streamlines data handling for HESTA

    The rollout of a cloud-based integration platform has helped HESTA move away from a point-to-point integration approach and cut manual handling of data, according to the super fund’s IT manager Michael Collins

    07 May 19 15:33 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How to staff the hybrid cloud

    IT leaders share their advice for getting network and infrastructure teams ready for hybrid cloud environments.

    06 May 19 14:00 Written by Sandra Gittlen
  • Much ado about what to do: Microsoft wants Azure to help decide

    Microsoft has used its Build developer conference to announce a new Azure Cognitive Services category: ‘Decision’. The category groups together Azure’s Content Moderator and Anomaly Detector services, as well as a new service called Personalizer, which is currently in preview.

    03 May 19 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Microsoft ‘doubling down’ on blockchain

    ​Microsoft has unveiled Azure Blockchain Service, which the company’s head of corporate communications, Frank Shaw, said “simplifies the formation, management, and governance of consortium blockchain networks, allowing businesses to focus on workflow, logic, and app development.”

    03 May 19 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce