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Facebook unveils cloud games streaming service

Facebook has launched its own cloud-based games streaming service which will allow users to play video games from within the Facebook app or in a web browser.

Streaming games from the cloud is becoming increasingly popular, with a number of other companies including Google and Xbox creating their own platforms to allow gamers to play on different devices over the internet without downloading anything.


Oracle rolls out two more UK cloud regions

Oracle is expanding its Government Cloud for UK public sector organisations with the launch of an interconnected dual-region in London and Wales.

The database-giant-come-cloud-provider launched the dedicated Government Cloud Region in 2017 to help public sector organisations move sensitive to the cloud in accordance with National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) cloud security guidelines.


Microsoft unveils modular Azure data centre

Microsoft has introduced a transportable modular data centre to bring Azure access to hard to reach locations in need of cloud computing and storage.

The tech giant said the ruggedised data centre, which comes in a radio frequency shielded unit, enables cloud access even in areas where there is unreliable network availability, or where temperature, humidity, and surface levels usually pose a deployment challenge. 


MongoDB adds multi-cloud support to Atlas database service

NoSQL database provider MongoDB has bolstered its Atlas cloud database service with multi-cloud cluster support, catering to rising demand for enterprises seeking to deploy applications among multiple cloud providers.


Red Hat integrates Ansible with OpenShift to boost hybrid cloud automation

Red Hat has announced an integration of Ansible and OpenShift that enables organisations to automate the deployment of Kubernetes clusters alongside legacy IT systems.

The enterprise open source solution provider unveiled a technical preview of the integration at AnsibleFest Virtual 2020, which the company said expands automation capabilities for companies leveraging hybrid cloud architecture.


Progress announces layoffs at Chef following $220 million acquisition

Software automation platform loses members of engineering team following Progress purchase Enterpise application platform Progress has made an undisclosed number of job cuts at Chef following its purchase of the software automation company for $220 million last week. It is understood that members of Chef’s engineering team in Seattle and other locations learned that they… Read More


Google and Oracle face off in Supreme Court

US Supreme Court justices discussed restaurant menus, computer keyboards, songs and even the periodic table on Wednesday in trying to resolve a copyright dispute between tech giants Google and Oracle.

The justices were hearing arguments on Wednesday in a dispute that is worth billions and important to the future of software.

It was not clear how the justices would rule, but some of the justices seemed at least concerned about what a ruling for Oracle could mean.


New cloud service simplifies digital accounting for the flexible workforce

Quantum Employment Design company My Digital has launched a real-time digital accounting cloud service focused exclusively on the needs of the flexible workforce.

The UK economy’s new workforce is made increasingly of “quantum” employees working and contracting on a part or flexi-time basis. Today, one in seven UK workers are on flexible contracts, up 25% in the last two decades.


D-Wave says 5000-qubit quantum system is cloud-ready

A Canadian quantum computing company has launched a new cloud computing service that allows businesses to experiment with a 5000-qubit system.

D-Wave, which has been developing commercial quantum systems for over 20 years, revealed its next-generation quantum cloud computing service, Leap, is now ready for businesses to build quantum applications on.


VMware bolsters multi-cloud proposition with improved Tanzu integrations

VMware kicked off virtual VMworld 2020 with a string of new cloud services and integrations with the world’s leading public cloud providers to strengthen its multi-cloud proposition.

Improved support for the VMware Tanzu product range is now being rolled out across VMware’s AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle and Azure partnerships, partnerships VMware launched to enable vSphere customers to embrace the hybrid cloud trend.


UK MoD adds Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to multi-cloud mix

The digital division of the UK Ministry of Defence has added Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to the suite of cloud services available to the UK defence community.

Defence Digital said the addition of OCI to MODCLOUD, a collection of approved public and private cloud services for application delivery and sensitive data processing and storage, will enable the MoD to meet the demand for a ‘real-time information advantage’ – a military term describing how information and IT is reshaping modern warfare.


Azure data centre cooling failure takes down UK coronavirus data dashboard

A cooling failure at an Azure data centre in the UK has sparked system problems for organisations across the country, including Public Health England’s (PHE) coronavirus case dashboard.

The platform is used to track the number of new positive coronavirus cases and reported deaths linked to the virus in England and is normally updated daily.