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Open source know-how critical to hybrid cloud success, study suggests

With hybrid cloud becoming the norm for a healthy chunk of enterprise networks, future business success will in large part depend on the success of hybrid cloud implementations. Experts say one type of developer skill in particular will be instrumental in the delivery of competitive enterprise-scale hybrid IT implementations, but that those skills are sadly lacking in too many IT teams.


Telefónica to offer local cloud-native connectivity for IoT through cell network

Telefónica is launching a new service that will route AWS connectivity through its cellular network infrastructure for IoT cloud connectivity at the network edge.


Cloud-based healthcare consultations here to stay, UK supplier claims

HSL has become the first healthcare equipment provider in the UK or Ireland to enter a partnership with Zoom to offer cloud-telehealth services to hospitals.


Google’s new subsea cable delivers data speeds of 250TB per second

A new subsea cable connecting the US and Europe and capable of sending the entire digitised library of commerce three times every second is online, Google has announced.


Four cloud providers pocket almost two-thirds of global cloud infrastructure spend

65 percent of all the money spent on cloud infrastructure last quarter went to Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba.


Unprotected Azure bucket exposed passports of prominent volleyball players and journalists

An exposed storage bucket on Microsoft’s cloud made accessible a stockpile of passports and IDs belonging to leading volleyball players and reporters.

The unprotected Azure blob share instance, discovered an intelligence researcher in November last year, was accessible by anyone who knew where to look. 


European operators and cloud providers sign Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact

Heavyweights from across the European data centre ecosystem today formalised a far-reaching sustainability agenda in a landmark moment for the much-scrutinised sector.


Google finalises £1.5bn takeover of Fitbit, insists deal ‘not about data’

“This deal has always been about devices, not data, and we’ve been clear since the beginning that we will protect Fitbit users’ privacy,” said Rick Osterloh, Google’s senior vice president for devices and services.


Gap between US cloud giants and European IT providers widens

The public cloud giants pocketed record revenues in 2020 as global lockdowns sent cloud consumption into overdrive. While Amazon, Microsoft and Google cashed in billions, the lower tiers of Europe’s IT service providers struggled to capitalise on an unprecedented opportunity to halt the hyperscaler march to cloud dominance, new research has revealed.


Pat Gelsinger leaves VMware to replace Intel CEO Bob Swan

The Santa Clara, California, company said on Wednesday that the change in leadership is unrelated to its financial performance last year, but the surprise shakeup followed several weeks of investor activism by hedge fund Third Point, which had pushed for big changes.


AWS boots controversial social media network Parler off web hosting service

Amazon Web Services has suspended social media network Parler from its hosting services citing posts on the platform that appeared to incite violence.

Parler was founded in 2018 and markets itself as a “free speech” social network. Its popularity has surged in recent months among amid allegations that platforms like Youtube, Twitter and Facebook are stifling debate by censoring certain topics and opinions.


Slack wobbles as world returns to work

Business communication platform Slack experienced technical issues across the world on Monday as many office employees resume working from home after the Christmas break.