Accenture: Hyperscaling the cloud: How to choose the right partner

The cloud computing market has surged since the outbreak of the pandemic which saw years of digital transformation efforts compressed into months, and in some cases even weeks, as the world moved online.

As business confidence in the UK hits a five year high and economies start to reopen, this growth shows no sign of slowing down. Gartner predicts that the public cloud computing market will be worth $397 billion by 2022 and could be as high as nearly $700 billion by...

The most innovative companies of 2021 according to BCG: Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft all make it

Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, and Tesla are considered the five most innovative companies, according to BCG’s analysis of the 50 most innovative companies of 2021Abbott Labs, AstraZeneca, Comcast, Mitsubishi, and Moderna join the top 50 most innovative companies for the first time this yearThe fastest movers include Toyota, who jumped from 41st to 21st; Salesforce, who jumped from 35th to 22nd; and Coca-Cola, who jumped from 48th to...

Israel opts for Amazon and Google cloud services

Jerusalem skyline.

The Israeli Government has penned a $1 billion+ deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google for public sector and military cloud services.

The tech giants are thought to have beaten Microsoft, Oracle and IBM to a tender in April 2021 for the four phase project, dubbed Nimbus.

It will not be a centralised system due to there being two providers and, although not all data will be stored on it, Israeli finance ministers expect to start moving data to the cloud this...

Building trust will be “deciding factor in cloud service provider competition” in 2021

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Spend on cloud infrastructure services by US-based companies grew 29% in Q1 2021 to a record $18.6 billion (£13.10bn), after global cloud spend consolidated in 2020.

Total cloud expenditure in the US increased $4.2bn (£2.96bn) in the past year and $621 million (£437m) in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest Canalys data. Dollar for dollar, annual expansion was the highest in two years, indicating robust demand for cloud services. 

The trend of...

AWS EKS vs. ECS vs. Fargate: Which offers the best managed Kubernetes?

To make Kubernetes work at scale, you need a container orchestration tool that automates the management, deployment and scaling of your clusters. 

If you’re running Kubernetes on AWS, you can choose from several options: 

Elastic Container Service (ECS)Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) AWS Fargate

Which one is the best match for your workloads that helps to reduce your AWS bill? Read on to find out.

What is Elastic Container Service...

AWS launches Amazon FinSpace to muscle in on financial services cloud offerings

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amazon FinSpace, an industry cloud offering aimed squarely at helping finance organisations efficiently prepare and analyse data.

The purpose-built analytics service 'aggregates, catalogues, and tags data across an organisation's data silos', enabling the data to be easily searchable across the entire company. This is achieved, in part, through a purpose-built managed Apache Spark analytics engine, with more than 100 'data transformations'...

AWS pulls in record $13.5bn revenues for Q121 at 32% growth

Another quarter, another record for Amazon Web Services (AWS). The cloud infrastructure leader has reported net sales of $13.50 billion (£9.68bn) for the first quarter at a growth rate of 32% year over year.

The results mean AWS has broken the eleven-figure number for the fifth consecutive quarter. It represents an uptick from the 28% y-o-y growth from the previous quarter, while AWS revenue as a proportion of total Amazon revenue, at 12.5%, is a little below the figure of...

The Walt Disney Company renews vows with AWS for Disney+ global rollout

The Walt Disney Company has reaffirmed its commitment to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the global rollout of its streaming service, Disney+.

Disney+ is 'expanding its use of AWS… services to include more than 50 technologies, such as machine learning, database, storage, content delivery, serverless, and analytics', in the words of the press materials.

One example is Amazon Kinesis, an AWS service which helps with the real-time collection, processing and analysing of...

How to reduce cloud costs by 90% with AWS spot instances

Teams often choose to reserve capacity instead of taking advantage of spot instances. But reserved capacity is a path to vendor lock-in and paying more in the long term.

It doesn’t make sense to cut yourself off from the opportunity to save up to 90% off the on-demand price just because AWS can pull the plug on your instance with a two-minute notice.

You can use spot instances effectively even for production workloads. 

Keep on reading this guide to get...

DISH to construct its 5G network on AWS in major cloud-telco marker

It is another cloudy day in the telecom industry - but DISH certainly hopes that the sun will shine tomorrow and beyond.

The operator, the fourth largest in the United States, confirmed it has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider. More pivotally, however, it has also agreed to construct its 5G network on Amazon's cloud in a telecom industry first.

DISH 'will achieve agile and cost-effective operations while seeking to redefine the practical...