Cloud computing firm OVHcloud experiences network outage ahead of IPO

Octave Klaba

French cloud computing company, OVHcloud, has experienced a network outage on October 13, just two days before it was due to launch one of the country’s largest initial public offerings of 2021.

The firm’s founder and chairman, Octave Klaba, said the downtime was caused by "human error" while one of its US-based datacentres was being reconfigured.

He said: "A wrong configuration of the router caused the network to fail," adding that OVHcloud was able to restore the...

How containers can become a vital part of the architect’s toolkit

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Much has been made of the quickening pace of digital transformation globally, as IT departments feel increasingly empowered to boost organisational agility, efficiency, and innovation. Yet less has been said of the role containerisation has played in supporting this acceleration. Containers enable greater flexibility and scalability where developer teams need it the most. However, many still find them to be a challenge. It’s easy to run into problems with containers due to their numerous...

Marvell makes data centre push with Innovium takeover

Matt Murphy, CEO, Marvell.

Marvell Technology, a specialist in infrastructure semiconductor solutions, has acquired Innovium, a provider of networking solutions for cloud and edge data centres, in an all-stock transaction.

Marvell has an extensive portfolio of Ethernet switch semiconductor solutions with a growing position in the enterprise and carrier segments it services. Given Marvell’s growing momentum in the cloud data centre market, which was further enhanced with the recent acquisition of Inphi,...

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Williams selects Pax8 cloud distributor as Acronis #CyberFit partner

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Williams Racing has welcomed Pax8, a platform on which IT professionals can buy cloud products, as the Acronis #CyberFit Partner.

This is in line with the Cyber Protection Partnership between Williams and Acronis that was renewed earlier in 2021.

Software firm Acronis has supported Williams since the 2018 Formula One season, providing cyber protection technology to manage growing volumes of data without compromising the security and flexibility mandated by the...

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Cloud and the new ‘Generation 3’ of business intelligence

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In the ever-changing economic landscape, business intelligence is an integral part of an organisation's ‘scalable success’. When employees make critical decisions for a company, it must be backed by real-time data to reduce missteps and increase the probability of future success.

To clearly define business outcomes, organisations are increasingly looking at integrating business intelligence (BI) and data analytics in their workflows. In the recent IDC data strategy survey, 52%...

Italy unveils plans for cybersecurity agency to aid its cloud strategy

Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy.

Italy plans to set up a national agency tasked with combating cyber attacks as it continues work on its unified cloud infrastructure.

The country is one of many European nations attempting to enhance their cybersecurity capabilities.

Many aspects of Italy’s digital security, which are dispersed among various Ministers and state bodies, are to be brought together under the authority of the Prime Minister.

The general director and his deputy will be appointed...

41% of risk and compliance pros adopting cloud tech in pandemic recovery

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There has been a strong post-pandemic push toward the adoption of cloud-based technology, according to a study by Galvanize, an SaaS governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software provider.

The survey of GRC professionals revealed the critical value they bring to the C-suite, as well as the top concerns from, and the evolving role of, GRC professionals. 

The report, which assessed the views of GRC professionals and non-GRC professionals in related fields, found...

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...