Public Cloud

Public cloud is a term used to describe the common cloud computing model whereby a service provider makes resources like software or data storage available over the internet. While the public cloud is big business and attracts the world’s largest providers, like Amazon Web Services and IBM, access to the public cloud itself is often inexpensive or free to establish and users are often, but not always, smaller scale enterprises or individuals. The public cloud is sometimes regarded as less secure than private clouds.

Google Cloud HQ

Google Cloud signs deal with UK gov to boost public sector innovation

News
3 Jun, 2020
Bobby Hellard

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been agreed between the cloud giant and the Crown Commercial Service

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Microsoft launches ten new Azure cloud services in the UK

News
22 May, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Security tools, Linux provisions and an IoT platform comprises a slew of new toys for British customers

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Dell teams up with Google Cloud to simplify massive data migrations

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20 May, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The partnership forms Dell Technologies OneFS for Google Cloud to help customers simplify private and public cloud storage

Lidl owner set to launch own rival to AWS

News
12 May, 2020
Bobby Hellard

German-based Schwarz Gruppe is reportedly readying a cloud computing division

Coronavirus pandemic provides boost for cloud sales

News
5 May, 2020
Daniel Todd

Synergy Research reveals crisis has had a "mildly positive impact" on the market

AWS revenue passes $10bn for the first time

News
1 May, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Amazon's cloud computing continues to grow despite global pandemic

Salesforce cancels Dreamforce 2020 due to coronavirus

News
30 Apr, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Salesforce will "reimagine" all physical events for the rest of 2020

Microsoft revenue beats estimates after Teams surge

News
30 Apr, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Tech giant reports 75 million active Teams users, with gains in Windows and Surface hardware

Google Cloud revenue surge defies coronavirus turbulence

News
29 Apr, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

A 52% year-on-year rise negates a “significant slowdown” in Google’s ad revenue

Google approved to use US-Asia undersea cable

News
9 Apr, 2020
Sarah Brennan

Google helped build it and can now finally use it

How AWS took over sports

In-depth
9 Apr, 2020
Bobby Hellard

From one Englishman’s obsession with the NFL to a global machine learning sports empire

Microsoft says '775% Azure surge' report was inaccurate

News
31 Mar, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Original report should have made clear this was confined to Teams use in Italy, company explains

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Microsoft prioritises extra Azure capacity for 'key customers'

News
23 Mar, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Emergency services and critical infrastructure given top billing should Azure face capacity constraints

Microsoft Teams goes down at start of mass remote working

News
16 Mar, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Two-hour outage stopped users logging into the comms platform and disrupted the new post-office era

Pentagon requests time to reconsider Microsoft JEDI bid

News
13 Mar, 2020
Bobby Hellard

DoD wants to re-evaluate a price scenario proposed by the tech giant

AWS "likely to succeed" in JEDI appeal

News
9 Mar, 2020
Bobby Hellard

The judge responsible for halting the project says that Microsoft's price scenario was not "technically feasible"

Oracle expected to slash 1,000-plus jobs in Europe

News
5 Mar, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Restructuring plans reportedly underway with job losses expected in Ireland, Amsterdam and Malaga

Google Cloud HQ

Google adds migration tools with Cornerstone acquisition

News
20 Feb, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Dutch firm that provides hands-on mainframe migration services is the latest addition to the GCP

3M goes all-in on AWS cloud migration

News
18 Feb, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Another big organisation partners with the cloud giant for a digital transformation push

Pentagon building from above

US judge pauses JEDI contract work following Amazon lawsuit

News
14 Feb, 2020
Sabina Weston

Tech giant claims the contract was wrongfully awarded to Microsoft