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More than half of used data centre racks will be off-premises by 2024

Over half of the world’s utilised racks will be located outside of the data centre by the end of 2024.

That’s according to the latest Infrastructure Market Monitor report from 451 Research, a New York-based enterprise IT analysis firm.

“We expect to see a decline in utilized racks across the enterprise, with a mid-single-digit CAGR increase in non-cloud colocation, and cloud and service providers expanding their utilized footprint over 13 percent,” Greg Zwakman, VP of Market and Competitive Intelligence at 451 Research explained.


Why data storage firm Cloudian is launching a new edge analytics subsidiary

Storage specialist Cloudian is spinning out a new Japan-based subsidiary dedicated to large-scale analytics and AI processing at the edge.

Dubbed, Edgematrix the new company is a majority-owned subsidiary led by Hiroshi Ohta, Cloudian co-founder. The spinoff has raised $9 million in Series A funding from strategic investors NTT DOCOMO, Inc., SHIMIZU CORPORATION and Japan Post Capital Co., Ltd. as well as Cloudian CEO and co-founder Michael Tso and Cloudian board director Jonathan Epstein.


Oracle OpenWorld 2019: Oracle and VMware announce hybrid cloud partnership, new free Oracle cloud tier for devs

Oracle and VMware have announced a new partnership that will see Oracle’s public cloud integrate with VMware’s data centre infrastructure.

The announcement, made at the company’s annual OpenWorld user conference in San Fransisco, is the latest in a raft of deals VMware has struck with public cloud providers as it seeks to solidify its infrastructure, which is ubiquitous in data centres, as a lynchpin for hybrid cloud environments.


Salesforce targets consumer goods and manufacturing verticals with two new cloud platforms

Salesforce has added to its extensive portfolio of cloud products with two new cloud platforms for the consumer goods and manufacturing industries.

The CRM giant said the two platforms will help companies in both industries adapt to transformational trends brought about by AI, blockchain, IoT and 3D printing that are forcing them to become more customer-centric.


Report: IBM to unite Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift

IBM today took the wraps off a new project that aims to bring Cloud Foundry to Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform.

The company showcased the experimental project at the Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague, with TechCrunch reporting that IBM plans to turn the concept into a fully-fledged project that will allow Cloud Foundry users to deploy applications to OpenShift, while providing OpenShift customers with the Cloud Foundry experience.


Komprise Deep Analytics automates unstructured data finding across on-premises and cloud storage

Data management platform Komprise has announced the general availability of Deep Analytics, a new tool that helps organisations find and analyse unstructured data across multiple on-premise and cloud storage platforms.

Deep Analytics combines with Komprise’s existing data search and indexing technology to automate the process of finding relevant unstructured data.


Multi-cloud adoption rising in financial services sector

The majority of financial services institutions are developing multi-cloud strategies, with 70 percent expecting to have live deployments by 2024, according to a new report from British software company YellowDog.

The company surveyed 200 IT business decision makers from UK and US financial services institutions with over 500 employees about their cloud strategies, finding that 98 percent are using a hybrid strategy and none to be entirely dependent on on-premise infrastructure.


Data centres in China set to consume more energy than the whole of Australia

The energy consumed by data centres in China is projected to exceed that consumed by Australia last year, a new report has claimed.

Greenpeace East Asia and the North China Electric Power University, which jointly penned the report, estimate the sector’s electricity consumption to jump to 267 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2023, surpassing the 261 TWh consumed by Australian homes and businesses in 2018.


Two-year cloud procurement framework launched to boost public sector digital transformation

A new framework that aims to simplify public sector purchasing of cloud services has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), an NHS partner that serves 40 percent of the NHS with corporate services.

NHS SBS said its new Cloud Solutions framework will help the NHS, local authorities, police, educational establishments and others access high quality and value-for-money cloud services.


Cosmetic giant Yves Rocher hit by data leak exposing 2.5 million customers

Personal information belonging to customers of companies working with French retail consultancy Aliznet, including 2.5 million customers of cosmetic and beauty giant Yves Rocher, has been exposed in a data leak.

Aliznet has previously served IBM, Salesforce, Sephora, Louboutin and Inwi, although it is understood the most sensitive data exposed belongs to Canadian customers of Yves Rocher.


Ex-AWS employee behind Capital One hack also infiltrated its cloud servers to mine crypto

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.


Oracle and Microsoft bring multi-cloud interconnection to London

UK companies using Oracle and Microsoft Azure clouds are about to benefit from a huge boost in performance after the two companies announced they are bringing their multi-cloud partnership to the capital. 

The companies said that London customers will be able to connect their Azure and Oracle infrastructure as they announced further support for their multi-cloud service across the world.



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