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BT turns to Ubuntu OpenStack for cloud-based 5G delivery

BT expected to complete switch to cloud-based virtualised network by 2022 British telco BT has announced it has chosen Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack as the cloud platform to help deliver 5G connectivity to the UK. Under the deal, Canonical will provide an open source virtual infrastructure manager (VIM) to support BT’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) program…. Read More


LinkedIn is moving to Azure in multi-year migration

B2B social media giant finally makes the jump to Azure LinkedIn has announced it is finally migrating workloads from its own data centres to Microsoft Azure, three years after Microsoft acquired the company for $27bn. Since the acquisition, the B2B social media platform has made limited use of Azure services, preferring to operate its own… Read More


Microsoft reports record fiscal year thanks to cloud surge

Despite cloud growth, Xbox hardware revenue declined by almost half, the company revealed in its latest quarterly results Microsoft has put its latest financial results success down to deep partnerships, despite a slowdown in sales of the Xbox. The firm reported total revenue of 33.7 billion dollars (£26.7 billion) for the last three months, up… Read More


IBM reports mixed Q2 earnings as slump drags on despite cloud growth

Red Hat’s financials to be incorporated into updated cloud forecast in August IBM reported quarterly earnings this week showing strong cloud growth despite revenue slumping for the fourth quarter in a row, to $19.2 billion. The cloud and cognitive software division, buoyed by 5 percent growth to $5.6 billion in sales, represents Big Blue’s strategic… Read More


Microsoft inks $2bn cloud and 5G deal with AT&T

The two companies will also work together to develop “intelligent” edge computing applications Microsoft has announced a “multiyear strategic alliance” with AT&T to develop cloud, AI and 5G technologies. Under the deal, AT&T will integrate Microsoft 365 across its organisation and migrate non-network infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. AT&T will also provide Microsoft access to its… Read More


‘No technological grounds’ to ban Huawei from 5G networks, say MPs

The Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee said some ethical concerns remain, but it could see no technical reason to ban the Chinese firm There are no technological grounds for banning Chinese firm Huawei from the UK’s 5G networks, the Science and Technology Select Committee has said. In a letter to Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright, the… Read More


France approves tax on “Big Tech” despite US threats

Google, Amazon and Facebook could be affected by the new tax France has adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook despite US threats of new tariffs on French imports if Paris went ahead with the plan. On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced an investigation into the tax under the provision… Read More


Nvidia and Google are still kings of AI hardware

Nvidia and Google are producing some of the world’s fastest hardware for training machine learning models The latest AI hardware from Nvidia and Google have set new records for the time taken to train machine learning models, according to new AI benchmarking results from the MLPerf consortium. MLPerf is a benchmarking suite that measures the… Read More


US probes France’s proposed tech giant tax

The digital services tax is expected to be passed by the French Senate on Thursday The White House is launching an investigation into France’s proposed tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, in a move that could lead to US taxes on French imports. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed concern that the… Read More


Bosch’s cloud-based EV battery service uses AI to extend service life

Cloud-based battery management to improve electric vehicle battery performance and reduce cell ageing Bosch has announced a cloud-based service aimed at extending the life of electric vehicle batteries. The German company said the cloud service — dubbed ‘Battery in the Cloud’ — will supplement vehicles’ onboard battery management systems by combining data and machine learning… Read More


Public sector urged to adopt multicloud to curtail cloud market monopoly

New study establishes six-step strategy for governments to prevent monopolisation of cloud market The public sector should embrace multicloud to preserve competition in the cloud computing market, according to a new report. The report, jointly penned by the Internet Economy (IE.F) think-tank and business consultancy Roland Berger, warns that a small number of dominant cloud… Read More


Popular cloud storage app vehicle for secret ad fraud operation

4shared was covertly generating fake clicks and purchases, and sending personal data to servers in the British Virgin Islands Researchers working for Upstream’s security lab have discovered that a popular cloud storage app has been triggering and hiding suspicious background activity. 4shared, which has over 100 million downloads, has been delivering ads to users that… Read More



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