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Size of AWS ‘data transfer costs’ revealed in leaked internal documents

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.


Nokia migrates all phone data to Google Cloud region in Finland

The data was previously stored on servers based in Singapore Nokia is to move its phone data to a Google Cloud facility in Europe as part of a company plan to better protect customer data. Nokia device activation and performance data, are to be moved to Hamina, Finland which is powered by Google Cloud, with… Read More


German competition regulator extends investigation into IBM takeover of T-Systems

Big Blue’s takeover has been in the second stage of investigations since March IBM’s takeover of T-Systems, the mainframe services business owned by Deutsche Telekom, has been delayed. Germany’s national competition regulator, Bundeskartellamt, says it has not had enough time to investigate the deal and that it has agreed a two-week extension with both companies…. Read More


Intel unveils next-gen Agilex FPGA range for data-hungry applications

Intel flexes 10-nanometer (10nm) manufacturing on FPGAs for the first time to fabricate processors for use cases in AI, finance and IoT It’s fair to say that we have been eagerly anticipating Intel’s next-generation of data centre FPGAs for a while. Almost two years ago “Falcon Mesa” was previewed for the first time, promising new… Read More


US cannabis industry clamouring for data centre high-grade

US design and engineering consultancy PlanNet says its green footprint is in full bloom It’s well known that the benefits of data centre tech innovations are not confined to the IT sector. Uninterruptible power supplies for one, are essential in just about any scenario where unexpected power disruption can result in deaths, injuries or business… Read More



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