Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • VMware on AWS comes to Australia

    VMware has made its cloud based Software Defined Data Centre available on the AWS Sydney region, a year almost to the day since its launch in the US and almost two years after VMware and AWS announced plans to jointly develop the service.

    27 Aug. 18 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • India cloud panel pushes for data sovereignty requirement

    A panel working on the Indian government's cloud computing policy wants data generated in India to be stored within the country, according to its draft report — a proposal that could deal a blow to global technology giants such as Amazon and Microsoft who offer such services.

    06 Aug. 18 10:05 Written by Reuters
  • HSBC looks to ramp up machine learning usage with Google Cloud

    ​Global bank HSBC has taken its first pilot machine learning projects with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) into production and is now looking to ramp up the porting of applications and data workloads onto the vendor’s cloud infrastructure, once Google provides more granular encryption key controls in August.

    02 Aug. 18 09:19 Written by Scott Carey
  • How Spotify migrated everything from on-premise to Google Cloud Platform

    Spotify announced that it was going all in on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) back in 2016, committing a reported US$450 million over three years. In Spotify, Google got itself an anchor customer, not just because of its brand and scale, but also its reputation as a data driven, engineering-centric company.

    31 July 18 13:18 Written by Scott Carey
  • Google to offer blockchain as part of cloud service

    Google has announced the second of two partnerships that will allow it to offer the financial services industry and others a cloud-based platform on which they can develop and run blockchain-based applications.

    24 July 18 13:07 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • IBM finds growth in security, cloud

    IBM has reported second-quarter profit and revenue that topped analysts' expectations as it benefited from growth in higher-margin businesses including cybersecurity and cloud computing.

    19 July 18 11:22 Written by Reuters
  • Walmart signs Microsoft cloud deal

    US retail giant Walmart says it has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of Amazon.com coming together.

    18 July 18 08:53 Written by Reuters
  • Meet Awhi, NZQA’s new digital assistant

    But this is just the start, as we are checking other ways Awhi can help, says NZ Qualifications Authority CIO Lukasz Zawilski

    12 July 18 12:34 Written by Divina Paredes
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues — what's it hiding?

    Oracle is changing the way it reports its all-important cloud figures every quarter. Where the database vendor used to report two cloud revenue segments: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as one and then a combined figure for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as another, smaller, figure, now it is reporting just one figure.

    25 June 18 11:13 Written by Scott Carey
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