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Apple’s cloud services are hugely reliant on AWS

iPhone maker is spending more than $30 million a month for storage on AWS, according to CNBC In the increasingly broad consumer electronics domain, Apple and Amazon are in fierce competition. While Amazon still trails Apple in tablet sales, it leads the smart home market with its sell-out Alexa devices. In comparison, Apple is sluggish on… Read More


540 million Facebook account records found on unprotected AWS S3 buckets

Facebook data dump found by security researchers on unprotected AWS instances Facebook user data has been found publicly accessible on AWS, a new report from security researchers says. Cybersecurity firm UpGuard said it found more than 540 million records – including account names, comments and likes – had been stored publicly on AWS S3 buckets… Read More


Public cloud set for $30bn revenue boost in 2019

By 2022 Gartner predicts that cloud services will grow at nearly three times the rate of IT services overall The global public cloud services business is set to grow 17.5 percent in 2019 to total $214.3 (£164.3) billion, up from $182.4 (£139.8) billion in 2018, according to prediction factory Gartner. Gartner published the findings in… Read More


IT infrastructure market set for difficult growth year, says IDC

After unprecedented growth in 2018, it’s back to reality for both cloud and non-cloud infrastructure markets, IDC says Every quarter IT researcher IDC releases market reports on traditional data centres, private and public cloud deployments to gauge what portion of server, storage and networking hardware markets are being deployed in cloud environments. According to IDC,… Read More


Google’s cloud gaming platform is here: say hi to Stadia

While there is no news on an exact release date, Stadia announcement shows true low-latency cloud gaming is finally upon us Google has jumped into the gaming space with a new game streaming service called Stadia, built to run off anything capable of loading a Chrome browser. Graphics intensive 4k 60 FPS PC games will… Read More


‘The cloud is the great enabler of open source’

Are the major cloud providers risking the future of open source by reselling code as proprietary service? Or are Common Clause tags and SSPL licences undermining open source integrity? On the Techerati stage at Cloud Expo Europe 2019, panellists were asked for their thoughts on the row gripping the developer community AWS, the cloud arm… Read More


Emotional fitness app FIKA announces three corporate partner openings

Fika hopes to combat mental illness through app-based proactive emotional exercise Fika has announced three openings for corporate partners as it rolls out its new app-based emotional fitness tool across UK universities. The Fika app helps young people build confidence, emotional resilience, empathy and interpersonal skills to help them at university and in the world… Read More


Government data centre management roles in decline, Gartner says

The transition to digital government and embracing of cloud services spells the decline of data centre management roles, according to analyst house Gartner Digital transformation of government is gaining momentum. And according to Gartner, this will lead to a radical reshaping of the government IT workforce. By 2023 it says, 50 percent of government IT… Read More


Ethernet switching market benefits from sustained 100Gb demand

Demand for network infrastructure powering digital transformation efforts translated into a strong 2018 for the switching business, router market growth more modest Last year’s 2017 analysis from IDC on the Ethernet switching and routing business showed only modest growth, which it pinned on big data centres opting for faster ports and the rise in software… Read More


MWC Day Two: Smart city set-top boxes, 5G ambulances, AT&T/Azure get cosy

We pick out our favourite stories and announcements from day two of MWC. Click here to read yesterday’s recap. Catalonia gov’t unveils 5G ambulances What it is: An emergency vehicle fit with 5G connectivity capable of speeds of up to 5Gbps. Why it matters: You may have been sold 5G on the promise of superfast HD movie… Read More


MWC Day One: Qualcomm robots, Leonardo d’IoT, disobedient coffee machines

MWC Barcelona kicked off yesterday, providing a flurry of announcements, innovations, and of course, plenty of back-patting from the major vendors and OEMs. MWC has recently taken a turn to the edge, exalted IoT and embraced 5G fever, although this year marks a return to the headlines for genuinely exciting and novel consumer innovations, with… Read More


Google snaps up cloud data migration company Alooma

Going forward Alooma will only accept customers moving data to Google Cloud   Google has announced it is to acquire Alooma, a company that handles data supply routes and combines them into popular services like Amazon’s Redshift, Snowflake, and Azure. By managing and combining disparate data sources into a single warehouse, Alooma takes the pain out of complex cloud… Read More



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