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Data centre titans blazing green energy trail – AWS under fire
Data from Cloudscene has revealed tech giants like Google and Apple are setting a precedent in renewable energy, but AWS has come under fire.
Dropbox invests in hosting data inside Australia
Global collaboration platform Dropbox has announced it will now host Australian customer files onshore to support its growing base in the country.
HubSpot achieves AWS digital customer experience competency status
"We’re proud to achieve this designation as an APN Launch Partner for marketing automation."
Exclusive interview: Google’s escalation of the cloud wars
Rackware's CEO believes Google is going to be doing more acquisitions and buying an enterprise salesforce to grow more aggressively.
Exclusive Q&A: Why has Google thrown down the $13b gauntlet?
Unitas Global's Francesco Paola says the ongoing cloud war is good for everyone involved.
In ongoing cloud war, Google to acquire data migration specialist
Google is currently behind AWS and Microsoft in the cloud battle, and it would seem this play is an attempt to claw some ground back.
CylancePROTECT now available on AWS Marketplace
Customers now have access to CylancePROTECT for AI-driven protection across all Windows, Mac, and Linux (including Amazon Linux) instances.
Veritas strengthens AWS partnership with new competencies
Veritas NetBackup and Backup Exec now support multiple AWS storage classes.
2018 cloud infrastructure spend exceeds US$80b
According to Canalys, spending grew by 46% in 4Q18 and AWS maintained dominance with nearly a third of the total.
Channel partners growing in importance for cloud services
Canalys analysts say the huge growth in cloud services will be of benefit to channel partners with a number of incentives.
AWS’ on-premises play an admission of hybrid cloud's future
According to Nutanix’s Jeff Smith, public cloud is not - and never has been - a panacea, and it seems the world has finally caught up to that fact.
Big cloud providers continue to squeeze out smaller players
Last year saw almost manic growth in revenue for cloud providers as businesses continue to seek the benefits the services can provide.
AWS and Azure spending big bucks on data centres to get ahead
A new report from Canalys has revealed what the world’s two largest cloud providers have been up to – and they’ve certainly been busy.
IDC: Cloud ‘megaplaforms’ are heading to 70% workload share
While the Big Four providers will have the lion’s share, lock-in will be avoided through multi-cloud and cloud-native approaches.
AWS awarded protected level certification by the ACSC
“Cloud technology is in huge demand, and in line with that, the ACSC is also evolving its programs to continue lifting cybersecurity standards across the whole Australian economy."
FalconStor announces AWS integration
"While competitors provide narrower proprietary or niche solutions, FalconStor thinks differently about data storage."
Veeam expands cloud data management capabilities for IBM, AWS and Azure
The new capabilities supposedly deliver cost-effective data retention, easy cloud migration and data mobility.
Nasuni receives AWS competency status for primary storage
The recognition certifies that Nasuni Cloud File Services meet AWS's strict technical proficiency requirements for primary storage.
Bulk of US$250b cloud market claimed by just nine companies
The top nine vendors in the wide cloud market ecosystem are responsible for well over half of all the revenues.
Interview: AWS A/NZ MD discusses machine learning strategy
Last year, AWS announced 13 new machine learning services including a new ML marketplace and a managed service for reinforcement learning algorithms and simulators.
Amazon rumoured to buy Israel DR firm CloudEndure
While neither company has confirmed or denied the rumours, they come less than a month after IT services provider Infosys announced that it was planning to divest $15.3 million worth of shares.
Ribbon Communications bolsters cloud offerings through Amazon Partner Network
“As cloud innovators with multiple customers deployed in production on AWS, we look forward to deepening the relationship and developing new solutions that leverage AWS.”
How hybrid will shape the cloud battle in 2019
Hyperscale cloud firms will fiercely target on-premises enterprise workloads in 2019, says GlobalData.
How AT&T aims to help businesses recover faster from a disaster
"Companies need to be able to recover and continue operations ASAP, without pulling resources from other places to get back up and running."