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Microsoft has overtaken rival Amazon to become the world’s most popular cloud services supplier, in another sign that Satya Nadella is poised to win the next stage of the cloud war long-dominated by Amazon’s AWS.
According to Goldman Sachs’ latest biannual survey of IT spending at large companies, first reported by CNBC, Microsoft has “demonstrated continued momentum” in IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service), placing the tech giant’s cloud arm, Azure, ahead of AWS in terms of workload volume in the two cloud deployment areas.
Germany has unveiled plans for a new cloud service to rival AWS and Alibaba Cloud.
Economy Ministry minister Peter Altmaier announced the service at the Digital Summit in Dortmund today, but the announcement was overshadowed after he fell off stage and injured himself. The economics ministry said Altmaier is conscious and undergoing medical treatment.
The cloud service will be named Gaia-X in reference to the Greek goddess symbolising Earth and was developed with SAP SE, Deutsche Telekom AG and Deutsche Bank AG.
While true that corporate customers on the whole find cloud services to be more flexible and cheaper than running their own data centres, it would be an exaggeration to say their cloud journeys have been smooth sailing.
One of the chief concerns CIOs have with cloud services is the unexpected costs that stack up on monthly bills. According to one recent survey, 37 percent of CIOs regard this as their main cloud complaint.
The cost of migrating data from another cloud provider or back on-premises is one particularly eye-watering charge that can take companies by surprise. While the existence of these so-called ‘data transfer costs’ has been long-documented, for the first time the exact amounts charged to some of the world’s leading cloud customers have surfaced.
The former AWS employee who allegedly hacked Capital One bank in July has been accused of breaching the bank’s cloud servers to mine cryptocurrency.
Paige Thompson – who went by the online moniker “erratic” – was indicted yesterday for stealing data from Capital One and 30 other entities, and has been charged with wire fraud, and computer fraud and abuse, according to Seattle court documents.
Nvidia and VMware today announced the launch of accelerated GPU services on VMware Cloud on AWS, forming an advanced hybrid cloud infrastructure for machine learning workloads.
The new services will allow organisations to migrate VMware vSphere-based applications and containers to VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware’s cloud service that runs on bare metal infrastructure in AWS data centres,