New EU cloud project aims to avoid repeat of earlier fiasco
Seven EU member states are finally allowed to put €1.2 billion into a common cloud project. The goal is to curb dependence on large U.S. hyperscalers.
It took a while, but there it is: the plans of seven member states to make Europe's cloud infrastructure more autonomous have finally been appr... Read more
Akamai continues work on Connected Cloud with French data center
Content delivery giant Akamai is building more infrastructure for its own Connected Cloud. In addition to data centers in the U.S. and India, a new facility is coming to France.
For content delivery to work optimally, the greatest possible global coverage is vital. Akamai uses its own cloud infr... Read more
Microsoft unveils its first cloud region in Italy
The new region will encompass three state-of-the-art data centers in the Lombardy region, known for its bustling capital, Milan.
The move in Lombardy is part of Microsoft's "Ambizione Italia" (Ambition Italy) initiative, launched in 2018. Under this program, the tech giant pledged a staggering $... Read more
Cloud investments amount to $63 billion in Q1
Organizations have spent $63.7 billion on cloud infrastructure services during the first quarter worldwide. This is the headline finding from a new report from Synergy Research Group. The report covers three product categories: infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and h... Read more
Dutch parties build national Gaia-X test environment
Several Dutch knowledge institutes and Internet service providers, supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, will jointly set up a Gaia-X test environment. Within the test environment, cloud service providers can investigate whether they meet the cloud standards, specifications and regulations... Read more
Qualys TotalCloud, Totaalvoetbal to unify the cloud-native team
Think back for a moment, remember when cloud first happened?
Keep your company’s data and applications (and all manner of digital services) off-site, away from the organisation’s home premises and in some Cloud Services Provider (CSP) datacentre, located at goodness knows where right?
The... Read more
Oracle opens Oracle Cloud region in Spain
To meet the increasing needs for enterprise cloud facilities, Oracle announced the inauguration of the first-ever Oracle Cloud region in Spain. The region is the 40th international Oracle Cloud region and the 7th in the European Union.
Oracle is expanding its enterprise cloud services in Spain b... Read more
‘Demand for cloud infrastructure services grows by 33 percent’
Organizations paid over €60 billion for cloud infrastructure services in the past quarter, up 33 percent from the same period last year.
Market researcher Canalys publishes a report on the cloud infrastructure market once every three months. In the second quarter of 2022, organizations spent ... Read more
Cloud infrastructure giants boosted data center hardware and software spending
Public cloud infrastructure services like AWS, Google, and Microsoft have boosted the sales of data center hardware and software, increasing the profits of data center manufacturers like Cisco and Dell Technologies.
Over the past year, billions have been invested in launching new kits of data ce... Read more
Cloud computing revenues passed $ 50 billion for the first time last quarter
The three major cloud infrastructure providers accumulate 64% profits from total cloud computing revenue of $53.5 billion.
In the fourth quarter of 2021, companies globally spent $53.5 billion on cloud infrastructure, surpassing the highest revenue milestone for the first time in history. The cl... Read more