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Lockdown prompts 31% jump in cloud infrastructure spending

Lockdowns implemented due to Covid-19 led to a monumental rise in cloud spending in the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest quarterly figures.

The number crunchers over at technology market watchers Canalys revealed spending on cloud infrastructure services in Q2 surged by 31 percent to $34.6 billion, after companies and citizens across the globe relied on e-commerce, remote learning, content streaming and online collaboration tools to see them through national lockdowns.

“Cloud-based services were pivotal in enabling emergency continuity plans designed to maintain virtual operations during lockdown,” said Canalys Chief Analyst, Matthew Ball. 


Microsoft trumps Amazon to become “most popular” cloud services supplier

Microsoft has overtaken rival Amazon to become the world’s most popular cloud services supplier, in another sign that Satya Nadella is poised to win the next stage of the cloud war long-dominated by Amazon’s AWS.

According to Goldman Sachs’ latest biannual survey of IT spending at large companies, first reported by CNBC, Microsoft has “demonstrated continued momentum” in IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service), placing the tech giant’s cloud arm, Azure, ahead of AWS in terms of workload volume in the two cloud deployment areas.


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


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


The enterprise data centre enjoyed a healthy 2018
Despite colossal demand for public cloud services, the enterprise data centre shows no signs of giving up to its would-be heir, according to new research Research released yesterday by Synergy Research shows that spending on all key areas of enterprise IT infrastructure  - including servers, switches & routers and network security -  increased by almost 13... Read More