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It’s a lucrative market, is cloud computing. Something you’re reminded of every quarter when the tech world’s finest flash their quarterly earnings reports.
Last quarter, more records came tumbling down. This time, the combined might of the cloud kingpins saw to it that the market posted the highest quarterly cloud infrastructure spending increase in its brief but explosive history.
AMD posted strong quarterly earnings last week, with the chipmaker netting $2.13 billion in revenue, a 49.9 percent increase from the previous year.
Wall Street’s eyes were on AMD following rival Intel’s solid quarterly earnings, helped by its buoyant data centre division.
NHS Digital has successfully migrated two major services to the public cloud, in line with the Government’s cloud-first policy.
The National Health Service’s digital division revealed the e-Referral Service (e-RS) and NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS) have moved to AWS, with more migrations planned in the future.
Both systems receive high-volumes of traffic. e-RS, which allows patients to book, cancel or change healthcare appointments, handles around 18 million referrals a year.
Google is the latest major cloud provider to set its sights on the thriving Indian market, joining fellow “big three” players AWS & Azure in stepping up commercial efforts in the country.
The technology giant’s cloud arm has penned a deal with Airtel which will see India’s third-largest telco offer G Suite’s cloud-based applications to small and medium businesses.
The telco, which boasts over 325 million subscribers, currently serves over 500,000 small and medium-sized businesses and startups in the country, in addition to 2,500 large businesses.
The UK Home Office has confirmed it has struck a four-year £100m deal with AWS for its cloud services in a renewal of a pre-existing contract.
An awards notice published on the government’s contract finders website confirms the contract started on 12 December 2019 and will run until 11 December.
A Home Office spokesperson told Computer Weekly that the contract was a “continuation of services” already provided to the department, adding the contract “provides significant savings for the department of a four-year term.”