Why ‘experience’ is at the top of the agenda for UK businesses moving to the cloud

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In the grand scheme of history, the cloud is still novel – the term ‘cloud computing’ has only been included in the Oxford English dictionary since June 2012. In the world of technology, the cloud is considered ubiquitous!

Yet, while Amazon’s release of Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) in 2006 marked the advent of the infrastructure-as-a-service platforms that underpin the modern cloud as we now know it, the ensuing 15 years have seen the technology continue to transform...

IBM transformation report establishes the dominance of hybrid cloud

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IBM has found that only 3 percent of businesses still use a single private or public cloud in 2021, a drastic decrease from 29 percent in 2019.

Such a shift marks the emergence of hybrid cloud models as the dominant IT architecture in cloud transformation.

The global study was undertaken by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) in partnership with Oxford Economics, surveying close to 7,200 C-suite executives from 28 industries and 47 countries.

The...

Global cloud computing market to reach nearly £600bn by 2028

Globalisation

The global cloud computing market is expected to reach $791.5 billion (£578.8bn) in size by 2028, more than three times its current 2021 valuation of $250 billion (£182.8bn).

Charting the market’s expected growth, Fortune Business Insights found in its report, titled “Cloud Computing Market, 2021-2028”, that the period will see a 17.9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

The report profiles major international corporations involved in cloud computing, such as...

Atos and IBM partner to accelerate cloud migration in finance sector

Atos and IBM Partnership

Atos and IBM, two key players in digital transformation and professional services, have partnered to help boost cloud migration for banks and insurance companies.

The partnership will focus around a new “Atos Cloud Centre of Excellence”.

The centre’s goal will be to increase security and regulatory compliance for financial services companies that are moving their workloads to the cloud.

In a joint statement the companies said: “With the pandemic...

UK government advises firms to use cloud to reduce carbon emissions

CO2 Pollution

UK businesses are being told to accelerate cloud adoption in an upscaled effort to tackle climate change, the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has advised.

The recommendation is part of a series of steps that businesses are being told to consider to help curb their carbon emissions by making changes to their technological habits.

This in turn is part of a wider push by the government to encourage businesses to get behind...

Deloitte and Teradata partner to help customers leverage the cloud

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Professional services network Deloitte and software firm Teradata have teamed up to help mutual customers migrate their on-premise data management and analytics environments to the Teradata Vantage multi-cloud data platform. 

Deloitte, a preferred systems integrator for Vantage, will collaborate with Teradata to take the complexity out of data migration and equip organisations with the advanced capabilities of the future on cloud. 

Ashish Verma, managing director,...

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...

Accenture: How to get cloud migration right in the rush for digital transformation

Cloud technology was a vital lifeline for organisations disrupted by Covid-19. For many it was all that kept the lights on, allowing them to quickly build and scale their remote services and operations. Accenture’s recent Technology Vision 2021 report found that 82% of organisations are ramping up their use of cloud in a direct response to the pandemic.

However, as businesses look to recover from the crisis the conversation has changed around cloud. Enterprises operating during...

Spotify opens up on choosing Google Cloud for its cloud migration

Spotify is one of Google Cloud's cornerstone customers, representing a step change towards Google's enterprise ambitions. It is also a lucrative one. In its IPO filing in 2018, Spotify revealed it was paying Google €365 million across three years to do so - which equates to just over €10m (£8.78m) per month.

But what is behind those figures? A new podcast from Spotify has shed light on how the company chose Google Cloud for its migration, as well as pain points and...

Commerzbank continues Google Cloud partnership in multi-cloud migration plan

German commercial bank Commerzbank is moving into a five-year deal with Google Cloud to migrate a 'significant number' of its banking applications into the cloud.

The expanded agreement will mean Google offers the bank 'a deeper set of platform services to enable its digital transformation', the companies noted. Commerzbank developers will be able to follow a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) approach, enabling faster and easier building and maintaining of...