Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • Chef CEO: We want to be like Salesforce

    Barry Crist, the CEO of software automation specialist Chef wants his company's software to be as critical to enterprise customers as Salesforce has become to many.

    28 May 18 09:04 Written by Scott Carey
  • Forget Windows; Microsoft is now all about the cloud

    In the space of less than a week in late April, two events made one thing very clear about Microsoft: The company is now pursuing a cloud-first strategy, with Windows taking a back seat. And that will continue as far into the future as the eye can see.

    17 May 18 09:06 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Ryanair goes all in on AWS

    Low cost Irish airline Ryanair is looking to shut down 'the vast majority' of its data centres over the next three years as it goes 'all in' on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. The airline says it is standardising its IT around AWS services, including databases, analytics, machine learning, and deep learning services.

    14 May 18 11:32 Written by Scott Carey
  • Microsoft takes step towards delivering FPGAs as a service

    Microsoft has taken another step towards allowing its Azure customers to leverage the capabilities of the field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that the company has installed in its cloud data centres.

    09 May 18 15:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Why IAG’s security team is learning to ‘speak developer’

    IAG is “right in the thick” of attempting to move its traditional workloads from its data centres into the cloud — and that’s forcing its security team to “fundamentally rethink” and challenge past methods that the insurer has used to protect its data, according to Ian Cameron.

    07 May 18 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Machine learning is the ‘new normal’

    In the future, machine learning will be part of the business model, says Olivier Klein, head of emerging technologies at Amazon Web Services

    16 April 18 06:45 Written by Divina Paredes
  • VMware Cloud Foundation coming to Amazon’s Sydney region

    VMware will have VMware Cloud Foundation, the bundle of its three key software products for virtualisation — vSphere, vSAN and NSX — available in AWS’s Sydney region from Q3 of 2018.

    12 April 18 10:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark offers businesses security as a service

    Spark is offering a suite of managed security services to businesses, based on those provided to government agencies under Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) panel contract.

    11 April 18 22:15 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Microsoft adds depth to cloud security with ‘confidential computing’

    The growth of “confidential computing” approaches will help clear away any “last mile barriers” for enterprises that are concerned about processing highly sensitive data in the cloud, Microsoft Azure chief technology officer Mark Russinovich believes.

    04 April 18 11:14 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Salesforce could buy MuleSoft is in advanced discussions to acquire U.S. software maker MuleSoft, people familiar with the matter claim, as it looks to expand its offerings beyond customer relationship management software.

    21 March 18 10:24 Written by Reuters
  • Dynamo6 adds Google Cloud talent, Deloitte gains AWS expertise

    Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services have both strengthened their market position in New Zealand, with cloud services and bespoke software specialist Dynamo6 appointed a Google Cloud partner, and with Deloitte expanding its AWS and cloud infrastructure offerings by absorbing a team from AWS specialist, API Talent.

    20 March 18 08:49 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Dropbox IPO priced at nearly one-third below its peak valuation

    Dropbox this week priced shares for its initial public offering that would value it at up to US$7.1 billion, nearly a third below the valuation it commanded in 2014, a clear sign of how overheated the private tech market became a few years back.

    13 March 18 08:59 Written by Reuters
  • Origin unveils dedicated security practice

    Origin has launched a dedicated IT security practice targeting mid-market and enterprise businesses, leveraging specialist subsidiary Optinet.

    28 Feb. 18 06:00 Written by James Henderson
  • Government CIO urged to boost use of shared IT services

    The Controller and Auditor General has called on the Government Chief Information Office (GCIO) to work with public sector organisations to produce a set of measures for its shared information and communications technology services and to use these to monitor and report on the effectiveness, efficiency and benefits of these services.

    27 Feb. 18 15:46 Written by Stuart Corner