Cockroach Labs 2021 Cloud Report: Google wins on throughput, AWS network latencies ‘unbeatable’

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is the best hyperscale performer across all areas of throughput while Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the standard for lowest network latency, according to the latest report from database provider Cockroach Labs.

The study, the company's third annual Cloud Report, evaluated the performance of AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud with regard to online transaction processing (OLTP) applications. In total, 54 machines were assessed and almost 1,000...

Juniper Research explores new cloud edge computing innovation opportunities

Access to centralised cloud servers had led telecom network operators and their enterprise customers to assume that hyperscale public cloud service offerings would potentially enhance the storing and processing of all data being generated.

However, performance issues arising from network latency translate into public cloud services being unsuitable for some data-intensive computing activities, such as analysing complex data workloads and delivering real-time...

Gaia-X ‘like King Canute stopping an incoming tide’ as European clouds struggle, analyst warns

An analyst has warned that efforts from European cloud providers to wrest market share from US-based hyperscalers is 'like King Canute attempting to stop an incoming tide'.

John Dinsdale, a chief analyst at Synergy Research Group, said that initiatives such as Gaia-X, a collaboration between the European Commission (EC), Germany, France, and various organisations within the continent, were 'laudable'.

Yet figures from Synergy show that while, since 2017, the European...

Why public cloud is ‘essential for survival’ post-Covid as working patterns are transformed

More than a quarter of US-based IT leaders say large-scale public cloud migration is 'essential for business survival' post-Covid-19, according to a new report from cloud services provider Cloudreach.

The study, titled 'US Businesses Become Future-Ready With Large-Scale Cloud Migration' and which was put together by IDC InfoBrief, polled 200 US IT leaders on their experiences of digital transformation during the pandemic.

Two thirds (66%) of those polled said Covid-19 -...

The best cloud and enterprise software companies for remote jobs in 2021 – according to Glassdoor

Glassdoor shows 3,937 companies in the middle of a hiring surge during Covid-19, 960 of which are in information technologyLeading software companies going through a hiring surge right now include Aha! Software, Appen, Clevertech, CrowdStrike, Datadog, Dataiku, Fastly, Hashicorp, Leidos, Liveops, Netskope, Proofpoint, Rackspace, Zapier and ZendeskModern Tribe, Dataiku, Zapier, PartnerCentric, Slack, Fuse, ScienceLogic and SAP are the highest rated companies by their employees on Glassdoor who...

The continuing migration of enterprise software to the cloud: What the C-suite needs to know now

The traditional enterprise software landscape has evolved significantly over the last decade. CTOs and line of business leaders look to online service offerings that deliver functionality via a usage-based pricing model. It's often the fastest path to demo application software and determine user acceptance.

Furthermore, while new agile software development methodologies have replaced legacy waterfall approaches that were common during the mainframe and client-server computing era,...

Software dominates the Deloitte 2020 Tech Fast 500 – with 71% of all companies chosen

Software companies continue to deliver the highest growth rates for the 25th straight year, representing 71% of the entire list, the highest-ever percentage in the history of the rankings 353 of the 500 fastest-growing companies in North America are in the software industry according to Deloitte’s 2020 Tech Fast 500, the most ever in the history of their rankings and a 3% increase over last year Two of the ten fastest-growing companies over the last three years specialise in cybersecurity,...

Data centre M&A deals smash $30bn in 2020 breaking all records, says Synergy Research

Synergy Research promised that 2020 would be a 'bumper year' for data centre deals back in April - and so it has proven, with total expenditure having broken $30 billion.

The analyst firm's latest note said that, with a month still to go, data centre M&A has already beaten the 2017 record, as well as matching 2019's record for volume of deals.

John Dinsdale, a chief analyst at Synergy Research, said the reason for the surge came down to four straightforward trends...

Telco cloud revisited: How 5G core and edge networks are proving key

Analysis Incumbent telecom service providers are consumed by the ongoing quest for substantive new revenue opportunities, beyond the delivery of internet access via wired and wireless broadband infrastructure. The leaders have long held the belief that value-added offerings were the key to sustainable growth.

Once again, that quest has led them to explore potential upside opportunities within the cloud computing arena. Global telco cloud computing revenue is now forecast to reach...

Gartner outlines seven steps to creating a strong enterprise cloud strategy

What does your cloud strategy need to look like to ensure seamless adoption and opportunities going forward? According to Gartner, planning and preparation are a given, as well as ensuring overall business strategy is aligned.

The analyst firm outlined seven key elements for an enterprise cloud strategy at its virtual Gartner IT Infrastructure Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference earlier this week.

According to a study from Centrify earlier this month, almost...