JEDI: Oracle and Google enter the bidding war for Pentagon cloud contract

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The prolonged JEDI war - between Amazon and Microsoft, not Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker - for the $10 billion contract to modernise the US Department of Defence's (DoD) cloud infrastructure has entered a new saga.

Microsoft won the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure (JEDI) contract back in 2019, although its victory was short-lived when Amazon filed for and won an injunction due to potential presidential interference in 2020.

Since then, the Pentagon ruled that...

Telenor partners with Google Cloud to digitise telecom offering

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Telenor, a Norwegian multinational telco provider, has partnered with Google Cloud to digitise its services and explore further joint offering opportunities.

The companies plan to not only use Google Cloud capabilities to improve Telenor’s current infrastructure, but also to collaborate on new improvements through Google’s knowledge of data management, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

The Oslo-based Telenor is majority-owned by the Norwegian government,...

Cart.com partners with Google Cloud to accelerate global E-commerce

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Cart.com, the E-commerce as a service (ECaaS) provider, has entered into a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to bring advanced analytics to the 2,500 brands using its platform.

Founded last year during the global pandemic, the Texas-based company aims to democratise online retail by giving small brands the same end-to-end capabilities as the world's largest online retailers.

Its product suite combines marketing, technology, and fulfilment capabilities into one...

Thales and Google to create joint French sovereign cloud company

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Thales, the French aerospace and defence company, is joining forces with Google to offer state-approved cloud services to French enterprises and the country’s public sector.

The sovereign cloud offering will be operated by a joint company that Thales will be the majority shareholder in.

Despite this majority, the partnership between Thales, Europe’s largest defence electronics supplier, and Google is a clear acknowledgement of US superiority in cloud...

EDM Council brings together top cloud providers for data framework

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Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM and Microsoft have joined forces with the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council – a multi-industry trade association – to publish a data management framework for the cloud.

The resultant cloud data management capabilities (CDMC) framework was developed by more than 100 companies. It involved devising a comprehensive set of standards for cloud, multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations while also incorporating automated key controls...

Google Cloud cuts its marketplace revenue shares from 20% to 3%

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Google Cloud is considerably reducing the amount of revenue it takes from third-party software sales on its cloud marketplace.

The platform’s percentage revenue share will soon be changed from 20% to 3% according to an inside source, which Google has since verified.

As the third largest global cloud infrastructure provider, the move comes as an attempt to increase competitiveness and attract software makers to sell their products on Google Cloud.

Market...

Ransomware mitigation sees focus from AWS, Azure, Google Cloud

Ransomware mitigation strategies have become an increasingly important aspect of major cloud providers’ offering following the pandemic.

In recent weeks, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud have all published articles recommending mitigation tactics and best practice in the event of a ransomware attack.

A ransomware attack occurs when company files are encrypted and money is demanded in exchange for the decryption key and the maintained privacy...

T-Systems and Google Cloud to deliver public sector cloud for Germany

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Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems has unveiled plans to build a ‘sovereign cloud’ for German enterprises and its public sector alongside Google Cloud.

The companies, which began collaborating on cloud-based solutions and services back in March 2020, hope to jointly innovate to “develop a large spectrum of next-gen sovereign cloud solutions and infrastructure".

T-Sytems will provide service management and operations for the cloud, enabling customers to securely...

How a homelessness charity helped people more efficiently with GoodCloud

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The Winter Night Shelter in Milton Keynes, a charity that has been working with the homeless since 2011.

Problem:

The Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes (WNSMK) currently has more than 800 volunteers and helps more than 100 homeless and vulnerable people every week through its work. However, the shelter’s staff is limited to 10 part-time members who are responsible for fundraising. This means that the number of documents regarding users, including images, collateral,...

Ensono joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program

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Ensono, an end-to-end managed services provider, has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. 

The company hopes that joining the program will allow it to enhance its multicloud credentials and further serve organisations across all industries, helping them to transform on any major public cloud platform. 

Multicloud strategies

As the IT environments of companies become more complex, businesses are employing multicloud strategies to unlock...